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“Ok place”
Review of Straits View Hotel

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Straits View Hotel
Ranked #53 of 109 Hotels in Johor Bahru
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ok place”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The hotel and its rooms are very very simply furnished, nothing special and a bit expensive for what was offered.
However the staff were friendly, and some laundry which we needed for the same day was expertly done and punctually delivered at the time promised.
We did not have breakfast, so I can't judge it, but when we asked about it, we felt discouraged by the description of a "very simple" breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I've stayed at a few hotels in JB and this one has friendly staff and good restaurant plus plenty of parking space. Also the rooms are much much bigger than I expected. Prices are low and I'm glad its not a hotel where tour buses stay at. Obviously you have to go in with the right expectations, so there was no surprises when we got there - if you want luxury go elsewhere but otherwise its great for what it is!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights with kids..chose the hotel because of its location and view. It has a nice view..and that's it.

Rooms were reeked with cigarattes smoke.

Only soap, bath towels, shower cap and sanitary bag provided.

Request for extra bed for first night but cannot provide as no staff available.

Breakfast was..adequate to fill tummy. Only given 1 selection, nasi lemak in polystirene and bag of tea and coffee which we need to prepare ourself due to kitchen brokedown. Breakfast day 2 was given 3 more selection and juice.

Housekeeping came and tidy up our room and we didn't ask for it.

Oh..and no non smoking room when asked.

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er head broken, 1 downlight already not working.

Other than that..the place is quite near
to the straits to walk around, food stalls and restaurant.

Bed is clean, rooms too.

But then, we only paid RM160/night for it..so it figures.

So much more they can improve on.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights. For its price, the hotel offers good value. But rooms cleanliness should be improved and breakfast selection needs to be added too. Location is okay at the danga bay but quite a distance to the town center. A cab will cost around 10RM each way.

Overall, an okay stay, nothing special.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Stayed here for 1 night with my wife. The road to this hotel is quite tricky; usually will miss the junction for first timer.
Hotel are not crowded and got many parking space. What surprise me is the room is quite big with nice view of the hotel's garden & straits to singapore.
It situated near to center of JB, so there's a lot of places to visit
Unfortunately the breakfast is not worth what I'm paying for with the accomodation package; a packed food of 'Nasi Lemak'.
Overall, recommended for couples.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 29, 2010

Went to Straits view because of the reviews here. Was very disappointed. Room was average. There was a dead fly at the window and carpets were old and ratty. Air conditioner took a long time to start up. Location was inconvenient. No pool so brought my children to see the fish at the pond. Even that was a disappointment, water hasnt been cleaned for years. Breakfast was terrible. Only had coffee, orange juice,koko crunch and bread. Tip: There's actually some fried noodles but you have to ask the waiter, if you can find him. It will come wrapped in brown paper. For RM168 per night, I could have gone to Pulai Springs and had a better time. Worst thing is, I left my iphone charger in the room. Called them up the next day to get it back and they claimed they cant find it. I will never come back here again. Tune Hotel which is just nearby is much better!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Straits View Hotel
Address: Straits View Hotel Jalan Abu Bakar, Johor Bahru 80200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
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Ranked #53 of 109 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Straits View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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