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Grand BlueWave Hotel Johor Bahru
Ranked #25 of 108 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
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“comfortable / value for money / friendly staff”
Reviewed April 29, 2011

this hotel is extremely near to the CIQ, the room i stay can view the straits of johor and also the causeway to Singapore, the best part is the hotel provide live broadcast of the traffic conditions at the causeway its benefit for all wanna to go Singapore - won;t miss the flight.

i was greet by the bell man when i first step in to the hotel and the housekeeping staffs are friendly as when they set the baby cot for me they also brief me how to use assuming i never use baby cot. GOOD KEEP UP!

as i have to go early morning to singapore, their breakfast serve at 6am sharp.... i can enjoy the lavish breakfast b4 i left.

the room that i stay is extremely spacious with a living room and bedroom, the best part is with a kitchenette, i can easily boiled hot water to make milk for my BB.. i

if i happen to go JB again sure this is the best choice.....

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2011

This hotel will probably be very good once the renovations are complete in July 2011.

In the mean time be prepared for the smell of industrial strength apoxy resin, drilling and random construction all around the hotel premises.

The breakfast was really quite good - especially for malaysia.

Location - you can easily walk from JB Sentral to this hotel, just go into JB Sentral, walk towards the Woodlands channel but then go down the escalators to the right and out onto the road under the causway. Its about 10 mins walk. You can also get a taxi 5 MYR.

Internet was very slow.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2011

recently stayed here ..the only good thing about this place is the accesibility to the causeway from singapore to JB. Nothing else good about this place.
this was my second stay here and I can see the hotel has not improved at all despite its refurbishment. service very bad. check in delayed , extra cot delivery delay, baby cot delivery delay..housekeeping delay in cleaning room..breakfast buffet very poor quality. truck stop outside awakens everyone with their early morning activity!!

all in all you get a 1 star hotel for 3 star hotel prices

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed November 27, 2010

I normally travel to Singapore for meetings but decided not to spend too much in hotel stays on the island thus heading across the causeway to Johor Bahru. Grand Bluewave is now my first choice in JB.
It is very near the checkpoint as I normally drive, clearing customs it's just a 5 minutes drive depending on traffic. For me to go back to Singapore the next day is again a short drive and I reach the checkpoint without the need to negotiate thru the city's traffic.

I've stayed there more than 5 times now, and every time I check in if they are running full they'll upgrade my rooms. I travel alone and request queen size bed for a comfortable sleep.

Morning breakfast is local and western, a lot of varieties.

Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Check-in and check-out is always a breeze. Definitely a good choice.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2010

I needed a 3 week, lower-cost accommodation option, compared to money-greedy neighbor Singapore and chose this property, as it was located fairly well and agoda reviews seemed to be ok. Initially, I booked a Studio Room with Sea View for 70 Singapore Dollars a night, but it was so small, smelly and 'yucky', I walked out of it backwards and opted to pay 30 SGD more per night for much larger Executive Sea View Suite. Whilst there was enough space, I soon learned about all these extremely negative issues: COCKROACHES EVERYWHERE, seriously, first day I spotted a fully grown x-large one hanging from the bedroom curtains, which was taken away by staff immediately. The next ones I spotted in the bathroom crawling around the sink, the bathtub and even inside the toilet. It continued all over the rooms, in the kitchen, INSIDE THE FRIDGE!, behind the bed, wall-mirrors, inside the cupboards and closets, etc., literally everywhere, all sizes and shapes, it never ended, bought and used up a liter worth of bug spray, which of course did not help at all. Must have killed about 40+ of them during my stay. As I was pretty busy, I ended up living with them for 20 days... Otherwise: Calling itself a 5-star property is an insult. I would give it 2 stars. The food is mediocre & unattractive. Room service orders frequently got mixed up due to staff's lack of proper English and coordination. Housekeeping keeps knocking, ringing and calling, besides Do Not Disturb sign on, some staff very nice, other asking me for cigarettes (?!), reception quick but semi-engaged and overall you can feel they do not much care about conditions in the hotel. Old, run-down furniture, carpets, I tip-toed around all the time, towels and linens always had spots. Internet was free but super slow. Container-truck checkpoint in front of hotel, constant honking and noise 24/7. Eventually moved out into Thistle Hotel, which is much, MUCH better for the same price. Terrible experience and will never visit again.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed October 26, 2010

This hotel is a value for money. It is nearby Singapore and the breakfast buffet was quite good too.

The primary reason why I like this hotel was due to the size of the hotel. You will get a very spacious room at the rate that is cheaper that any other hotel around it.

If will be going to Johor again, I will definitely stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2010

The hotel is very close to Check point so just you might see the traffic of Causeway bridge. Room was not so modernly decorated, there were furniture looked like resort hotel of 80's in Hawaii. Balcony had lots of bird's messes.

Breakfast was buffet style, mainly Malay food in Malaysian standard, so I did not like it so much.

Swimming pool was not so clean, the water was not clear.

I had no good memory to stay in this hotel though we stayed in their sweet.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Grand BlueWave Hotel Johor Bahru
Address: Grand Bluewave Hotel 9R Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #25 of 108 Hotels in Johor Bahru
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand BlueWave Hotel Johor Bahru 3.5*
Number of rooms: 222
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