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Tropical Inn Johor Bahru
Ranked #72 of 109 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Reviewed February 26, 2009

I was looking up the Internet for a cheap hotel with an internet connection for my internet-addicted husband, and found Tropical Inn. I booked online and found it a convenient and simple process. The hotel itself was trickier to find - we drove up and down the length of Jalan TAR and Jalan Trus before we could find Jalan Gereja, but once we did find it, we realized it was definitely conveniently located to the Causeway to Singapore and to town. The basement parking was dirty, smelly, and dark but the external parking was convenient to the entrance.

Checking in was quick and simple, though they did a funny business of charging my credit card for RM300 and refunding it back. Apparently to check its validity. The elevators were old and slow and the corridors smelt musty and you could hear thumping noises from inside various rooms, but the room itself was pretty good for its price - clean and functional. The internet and the TV worked fine too. Despite the lack of insulation within the corridors, inside the room, we heard nothing from the other rooms. We slept pretty well. Sadly, the breakfast was ordinary fare, and some of it was almost inedible.

I'd say it was almost exactly what we expected and we got our money's worth. The only thing I would ask to improve would be the basement parking, as sometimes the external parking would be full and we would be forced to park in the basement, which was really, genuinely awful.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2008

I stayed quite often at this place in the past, due to its proximity with the bus station. Its ideal if one wants to take the early morning bus to Senai. My previous stays have been ok except this one time, which probably will be my last stay there. The counter girl during our checkout was rude and totally uncouth. The rest of the staff were however, quite civilized and pleasant. Nonetheless, just this one gal was enough to put me off this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 10, 2008

My husband and I had to travel to JB for a close friend's wedding. Due to tight schedule, we could only stay for one night. I made the booking 2 weeks earlier because the wedding was held during Chinese New Year (public holiday). The online booking thru hotel's website was easy and the hotel's rates are within budget.

Since we were running out of time after driving from KL, we requested to check-in 2 hours earlier than the normal check-in time. Our request were granted without any extra charge (provided room is available). The room was clean and tidy, prompt action taken when I asked for iron and hairdryer, friendly staff & service and good breakfast.

Will definitely come again for our next one day trip to Singapore because of its strategic location.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2006

I stayed two years at the Tropical Inn from August 2002 to December 2004 while working in Johor Bahru, it might only be two star but the food is good and the company at the Gold Bar is great, Thursday night appy hours are the best. Ask for Chief Woon.

The owners spent quite a some of money in 2004 on renovations to the downstairs, coffee shop, lobby and bar, plans are in for renovation to the bedrooms.

Johor Bahru was a wild town just across the causeway from Singapore, a bit quite these days but the entrance to Malaysia from Singapore.

Best part is, I met my wife there during a conference.

John Dennis
Ex Exxon, Petronas, and ABB.
Email: johndennis88@yahoo.co.uk

  • Stayed: January 2005, traveled on business
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 18, 2016
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  • Stayed: May 2015, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Tropical Inn Johor Bahru

Address: 15 Jalan Gereja, Johor Bahru 80100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #72 of 109 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Price Range: $29 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tropical Inn Johor Bahru 3*
Number of rooms: 170
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