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Hotels in Johor Bahru
There is many hotels in JB, most hotels have a signs marking "HOTEL", but some budget places are also known as Chalets, Budget Accommodations or Rumah Tumpangan. A budget hotel in the city center will cost around RM50 - RM100 per room per night. The backpacker hostels not very common in JB unlike in Melaka, Kuala Lumpur and Georgetown. There are about eleven hotels clustered around Jalan Meldrum - this street runs parallel between Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Wong Ah Fook between the police station and City Square. The names of these hotels are Hotel Dragon Inn (formerly known as Top Hotel), Gateway, Grand Paradise (formerly known as Causeway Inn), Hanyasatu (formerly known as Fortuna Hotel), Hawaii, Hong Kong, JB, Meldrum, A Vista Melati.
Budget Hotels in Johor Baru
A Vista Melati Hotel, No. 16, Jalan Station, telephone 2222888, fax 2216412, website: , email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Centrally located 119-room, two-star hotel. This hotel has several categories of rooms basic rooms, full-packaged rooms. It charges more on Fri/Sat/eve of public holidays for all rooms, and for "extras" like TV, shampoo, soap and towels for the "basic-package" rooms. All "basic-package" rooms come with attached bathrooms. There are optionals for the "basic-package" rooms: television, towel, shampo, soap "Full-package" rooms are all air-conditioned and are fitted with a private toilet and bath (towels, shampoo and soup provided free), cable television, telephone, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Breakfast is included in the rates only for "full-package" rooms. There is a surcharge of 10RM plus 5% government tax and 10% service charge for all rooms on Fri/Sat/eve of public holidays. Facilities: karaoke, spa, business center, conference room, function rooms, health center, cafe.
Aspen Summer Hotel, No 16-01, Jalan Molek 1/13, Taman Molek, ☎ +607-3518161 (email@example.com, fax: +607-3517161), . A nice budget hotel. All rooms with attached bathroom, aircon and TV. Single/superior double/deluxe double room 68/98/108 RM per room per night.
Grand Dragon Hotel, 27,29,31,33 & 35 Jalan Permas 10/5 Bandar Bahru Permas Jaya (7 km from the Causeway), ☎ +607-3882323 (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, fax: +607-3882323), . All rooms with attached shower, air-con and color TV. Internet access, hair dryer and complimentary newspaper. Double room 58-70 RM net per room per night, triple room 89 RM net per room per night, quadruple room 98 RM net per room per night.
Grand Paradise Hotel (formerly known as Causeway Inn), 6A-6F Jalan Meldrum (opposite the police station). Tel: 607-2248811, Fax: 607-2248820, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. website: . Budget hotel with a shabby exterior. Promotional rates (applicable for walk-in and with prior reservations) for double/triple/quadruple rooms - 65/85/100 RM net per room per night. Published rates - 100/120/160 RM net. All rooms with attached bathrooms, television and air-con. Free Wi-Fi for guests at the lobby, 2nd/3rd/4th storeys. No breakfast is provided and there are no facilities in the hotel.
Green Homestay, Jalan Dedap 26, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Near Daiman Bowl Taman Johor Jaya+016-2565521 rm9 per person dorm
Hong Kong Hotel , 31A Jalan Meldrum (opposite Merlin Tower), 2246407, offers the cheapest double rooms in the Jalan Meldrum area, starting from 48 RM net per night per double room (This rate is likely seasonal. On 4 July, 2010 it was even cheaper. 42 RM double). All 22 rooms with air-con, attached bath/shower and toilet, but no TV. You have to climb a flight of stairs to reach the reception. Bring a can of disinfectant and your own sheets if you care about cleanliness, because THEY don't. But, that said, it does have a safe/private atmosphere, and it's by no means the worst place. At least it has drain traps and doesn't stink of sewerage!
Hotel Indah, 4, Wisma M.T.P. Abdul Kadir, Jalan Sungai Chat (just opposite and east of the Thistle Hotel) tel: 07-2226768 fax: 07-2230100. Double room with attached bathroom, television and air-con - 70 RM net per room per night.
Hotel Kelana, Jalan Skudai, Tel: +60-7556-2050 Fax:07-5581488 Address: 22, Jln Besi 1, Skudai. One of the popular budget hotels near the Malaysian University of Technology (UTM). Rooms start from RM 45, with hot water shower, AC and in-room TV. Some 15km from the Johor Bahru city center but buses to/from the city are aplenty.
Hotel Lucky, Jalan Sri Pelangi (100m northwest of the Jalan Sri Pelangi and Jalan Kuning junction, 400m south of the Pelangi Leisure Mall). Double/triple room - 30/35 RM net per room per night. This hotel is housed in a 3-storey building. All rooms with air-con and attached shower and toilet. Only triple rooms have TV. The reception is on the second level, and the rooms are all on the second and third levels.
Hotel Rasa Sayang, No. 10 Jalan Dato' Dalam, 80000 Johor Bahru; tel 07-2248600; fax 07-224 8612. 4-storey, 110-room hotel housed in a pink building. Located right across the street from the modern, multistorey Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (Employees Provident Fund) building. Standard double/superior double/deluxe double/family triple room published rates - 97.75/115.00/132.25/155.25 RM net per room per night. Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant is included in the rates. All rooms with air-con, color TV and attached bathrooms. Facilities include laundry, safe deposit box, parking, spa and fitness center. There are promotional rates available for only 70/90/100/120 RM++ (5% government tax and 10% service charge; rates applicable for both walk-in or with prior reservation; extra bed 20RM++)
Hotel Sentosa, 17A-19A-21A Jalan Sutera (across the road from the gigantic Plaza
Sentosa), Taman Sentosa 80150. Tel: 07-333 6161. Double/triple/quadruple room -
70/80/90 RM net per room per night. All 19 rooms with air-con, attached
bathrooms and TV.
Hotel Time, 15 Jalan Permas 10/8, Bandar Permas Jaya, 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, ☎ 6-07-3885580, . Hotel Time is located 30 minutes from the Senai International Airport at Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It offers 38 air-conditioned rooms, all of which have cable TV, Internet connection, a coffee/tea maker,telephone and attached bathroom. Some of its amenities include laundry service, wake-up call, and Internet access. While staying here, you can visit some nearby interesting places like Local Hawker, Jusco Shopping Mall, and Bank Street. Rates on official hotel website - superior double/deluxe double/triple/quadruple room RM 73/78/92/102 net per night per room. edit
Indah Inn, 47 Jalan Titiwangsa 2, Taman Tampoi Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru +60-7-241-1133. Located nearby KIP Mart. Room rates - RM70 w/o window, RM80 with window, no surcharge applied on weekends/public holidays. Room with hot water shower, Air Con, TV and free wifi (a little slow). Quite cosy and clean place, definitely worth it's price. Nearby indian and chinese rest for only 4-6 RM.
Kozi Hotel, 03, Block 6, Danga Bay,Jalan Skudai, 80200 (200m southeast of the red & white colored Tune Hotel). Tel:+607-238 9001 Fax:+607-238 9006 Email:email@example.com. website: . Single/double/triple room - 88/98-128/138 RM net per room per night. All the 40 rooms with attached bathroom, LCD TV and air-con. Wi-fi Internet access available. Credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) are accepted.
Le Tian Hotel , 2A-D Jalan Siu Nam 07-2248151, 66RM per night per double room.
All rooms have attached bathrooms, air-con and TV.
Lion Hotel , No. 49-M, Jalan Lumba Kuda 80300 (300m northeast of the CIQ), tel 07-2232211, fax 07-2236651. Housed in a 3-storey building. Standard double room with 1 king-sized bed/standard double room with 2 twin beds/superior double room with 1 king-sized bed/deluxe triple room with 1 king-sized bed and 1 single bed 57.50/63.25/74.75/86.25 RM net. All rooms have air-con, attached bathroom, television and telephone. There are two restaurants, one spa, one laundry shop and one bar in the same building.
Meldrum Hotel, 1 Jalan Siu Nam (at the junction of Jalan Siu Nam & Jalan Meldrum), tel: 607-227-8988, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: . 107-room, 3-orchid hotel.Single room 66 RM net, double room 77/88/99 RM net, triple room 143 RM net, quadruple room 176 RM net. All private rooms with air-con, attached shower/toilet (except cheapest double room - only attached shower), telephone and color TV. After the closure of the Footloose Homestay, this is currently the only hotel in downtown JB with a dorm (8 double-decked beds, 37 RM net per night). Facilities: luggage storage, money changer, news stand, hair saloon, hand phone shop, laundry service
Meyah Hotel, 22 Jalan Jaya, Taman Maju Jaya (only 100m north of Plaza Pelangi);
tel: 07-3328789. Single/Double/Quadruple room - 40/50/80 RM net per room per
night. All rooms with air-con, telephone, television and attached shower room or
OKID Hotel Johor Bahru, 41, Jalan Permas 10/7, Permas Jaya. website: . 3-orchid budget hotel. 48 rooms, all with attached bathrooms, air-con and color TV. It is only 7 km from the Causeway. Free Wi-Fi available. Mega shopping malls nearby, online instant reservation, airport transfer upon request. Double room 44 to 61 RM ++ per room per night. Triple room 70 RM ++ per room per night.
Pavilion Hotel, 3A-B Jalan Perang (at the junction of Jalan Perang and Jalan Sri
Pelangi, about 300-400 metres southwest of Pelangi Leisure Mall). Tel
07-3325990. Double room - 49 RM net per room per night. All rooms with air-con,
telephone, television and attached bathroom.
Spa Hotel, 4th floor, Blk G, Plaza Sentosa, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa 80150. Tel: 07-278 4871 Fax: 07-278 8972 Email: email@example.com. website: http://www.spahoteljb.com. Double/triple/quadruple room - 55 (no TV) or 75 (with TV)/105 (with TV)/120 (with TV) RM net per room per night. All rooms with air-con and attached bathroom. Hotel facilities: spa, sauna, steam bath, gymnasium.
Timor Hotel, 92 Jalan Permas 10, Bandar Permas Jaya, 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, ☎ 6-7-3862223, . Timor Hotel is located at Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It offers 48 air-conditioned rooms, all of which have a cable TV, telephone and attached bathroom. Some of its facilities include laundry service, parking, and wake-up call . While staying here, you can visit some nearby interesting places like Local Hawker, Jusco Shopping Mall, and Bank Street. Rates on official hotel website - standard double/superior double/triple room RM 45/50/60 net per room per night.
Zen Zeng Hotel, No. 2, 4, 6 & 8, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Susur 1/1, (300m southeast of Danga City Mall) Tel : 607-221 2333 Fax : 607-226 5233. . Single/standard double/superior double/deluxe double/triple ('family') published room rate 60/80/100/120/130 RM (it is usually possible to get the promotional rate of 42.80/62/76/82/90RM all the time, even without reservations) per room per night. Rates are subject to 5% service charge and 5% government tax. A basic breakfast (0730-1100) in the cafe next door is included in the rates. All rooms with air-con, color TV and attached bathrooms. Internet access (free Wi-Fi access only in the lobby) and laundry service available.
Mid Range 3 star hotels in Johor
JB Central Hotel, located on the top half of the Merlin Tower (which is actually an office-shopping center-hotel complex), Jalan Meldrum. Telephone Number: 6 07 222 2833, Fax Number: 6 07 223 3139, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: . The ground-floor lobby's entrance is facing Jalan Meldrum. Standard/deluxe double and triple room rates (the rates are the same for walk-in and with prior reservations) - 120/130 and 150/170 RM plus 5% government tax and 10% service charge per room per night respectively. Buffet breakfast is included in the rates. Facilities: restaurant, bar, ballroom, two conference rooms, fitness center, spa, sauna, massage services.
JA Residence Hotel, (formerly known as Compact Hotel), 18, Jalan Wong Ah Fook. Tel: 221 3000, Fax: 221 4000. Modern, 3-star, 19-storey hotel offering 108 rooms (average floor space 30 sq m) and 3 suites. Facilities: business center, restaurant (a la carte orders from 11am to 10.30pm), 4 meeting/conference rooms. Standard double/deluxe double/triple room/suite for 2 persons (the rates are the same for walk-in and with prior reservation)- 99/130/170/250 RM net per room/suite per night. Buffet breakfast (6.30am to 10am) is included in the room rates, except for guests staying in the standard double rooms. For standard double room guests, the optional buffet breakfast costs 11.50 RM net per person. It is available to non-guests for the same price. No Wi-Fi access available in the hotel and the rooms are not wired for Internet access.
Tropical Inn,15 Jalan Gereja, Tel: 607 224 7888, Fax.: 607 224 1544, email: email@example.com, website:  3-star hotel with 160 rooms located within the high-rise Johor Tower. Double/Triple/Quadruple room 130/150/200 RM++ per room per night, reserved through the hotel's website. Single/Double/Triple/Quadruple room 145/155/160/218 RM net per room per night, walk-in published rates. Buffet breakfast included for double and triple rooms, but 15 RM extra for the 3rd and 4th persons for quadruple rooms. Facilities: bar, restaurant, 5 conference rooms, ballroom for 550 persons, spa, sauna, beauty parlor, shops. Free Wi-Fi for guests, available only in the lobby, restaurant and conference rooms. High-tea buffet 12-4 pm Sat-Sun 22 RM net for adults, 16 RM for children under 12; it is only 300m north of the Kotaraya II bus terminal and next to the twin tower Landmark shopping centre.
Straits View Hotel, 1-D Jalan Skudai 80200, 3.5km west of the Causeway tel 7224 1400, fax 7224 2698 , e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Superior room (for 2 persons, garden view and and two twin beds) at 138RM net, deluxe room (for 2 persons, sea view and 1 king-sized bed) at 158RM net per room per night. Walk-in rate and rate with reservation are similar. Non-buffet continental breakfast included. All rooms have cable TV and free Wi-Fi Internet access. This hotel has two restaurants - Furusato Japanese Restaurant and Marina Seafood Restaurant - both on the first level.
Hotel Seri Malaysia, Jalan Langkasuka 80350, Larkin, +60-7221-1002,  only
500 meters east of the Larkin bus terminal. Double/triple rooms 140/160 RM
(walk-in rates and rates with reservation are similar) per room per night, net,
inclusive of buffet breakfast. All rooms with air-con, attached bathroom and
cable TV. It has a restaurant that serves a la carte meals, and sometimes buffet
lunch (12pm to 1.30pm) when there is sufficient demand for 20RM net. There are
occasional promotions at 120/140 RM net. Free Wi-Fi in rooms and lobby.
Naza Talyya Hotel , 17, Jalan Tenteram (behind the Grand BlueWave Hotel) Tel: 07-2227788, Fax: 07-2237788, Email: email@example.com. 3-star hotel with 140 rooms. Facilities: 1 ballroom, 3 conference rooms, swimming pool, restaurant. Double room rate, reserved through the hotel's website - 138RM net per night per room, buffet breakfast included. Published rates - 200/240 RM net per night for single/double occupancy.
Crystal Crown Hotel, 117 Jalan Tebrau, Tel 07-333 4422, Fax 07-334 5505, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, website: . This hotel opened in 1993 has pretty
decent largish rooms. Facilities: business center, health club, 24-hour coffee
house, cocktail lounge, Japanese restaurant, meeting room, banquet hall,
swimming pool. Single/Double/Triple room start from 145/155/195 RM++ per
night(extra bed 45 RM net), buffet breakfast included. The rates quoted for
walk-in and with prior reservation are the same. Internet access 10 RM net for 1
hr or 30 RM net for 24 hr.
11@ Century Hotel, formerly known as the Surf Pacific Hotel, 94 Jalan Pelanduk (off Jalan Harimau, 250 metres south of Holiday Plaza), tel: +607 333 3300 fax 607 335 5878. . 11-storey, 233- room modern boutique hotel. Double rooms promotional rate (walk-in or with reservation same rate)/normal rack rate - from 160RM net/200RM net per room per night. Buffet breakfast and unlimited free Wi-Fi are included in the rates. It has a restaurant serving local and international cuisine.
Hotel Selesa Pasir Gudang, Jalan Bandar 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor Darul Takzim,
Tel +607 251 8899 Fax +607 251 1901 E-mail: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
website: . A four-star business hotel in Pasir Gudang, near the Pasir Gudang
Industrial Area. Facilities: swimming pool, banquet and convention hall, meeting
rooms, restaurant. 185 rooms. Single/double/triple rooms 250/280/310 RM (normal
rate) 172.50/184/224 RM (promotional rate) net per room per night.
The Embassy Hotel and Service Apartment, 14 Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Tel 607-338 9999, Fax 607-335 3081, E-mail email@example.com. A range of rooms, suites and apartments are available. Standard double/suite RM 128/488 net per room/suite per night, buffet breakfast is included. Facilities: swimming pool, gymnasium, meeting room, convenience store, clubhouse, games room, cafe , spa, money changer, internet and wi-fi.
New York Hotel, 22 Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Telephone: (607) 331 1588 Fax:
(607) 331 8588 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: . One of the relativey-newer
hotels in Johor Bahru, located conveniently away from the bustling city yet
still within commercial area limits. A favorite among organizations for official
functions and events for its location, facilities and service. A business-class
hotel with 413 rooms, ideal for those who opt for tranquil surroundings without
being too far from the city. Walking distance from major banks and Plaza Pelangi.
Facilities: indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, two ballrooms, two meeting rooms,
Palm Garden restaurant (see 'Eat, splurge' section), karaoke lounge, bistro and
pub, hair salon, spa, reflexology center. Rates, reserved through the hotel's
website: standard room - RM155/175 (single/double occupancy) net per room per
night, deluxe room - RM170/185 (single/double occupancy) net per room per night,
triple room - RM 230 net per room per night. Buffet breakfast is included in the
rates. Wi-Fi internet - RM10 net for 2 hrs or RM20 net for 24 hrs
Suria City Hotel Johor Bahru, 10 Jalan Bukit Meldrum (beside the Grand BlueWave Hotel), tel: 6072231791 fax: 6072231792, website: . Three-star, 162-room hotel only 500m northeast of the Causeway. Double room, reserved through the hotel's website - 138RM net per night per room, buffet breakfast included. Published rate for double room - 150RM++ per night. There are occasional promotional rates at 98RM ++ per night per room for double rooms. Wireless Internet access at 5 RM per hr. Facilities: swimming pool, function hall, seminar rooms and restaurant. Weekend buffet lunch (1-2 pm) 30RM net
Dorsett Johor Hotel, +607 360 1000, . Dorsett Johor Hotel is located in between Johor Bahru City Centre and Eastern Gate Development Zone of Iskandar Malaysia. It is just 10 minutes to the North-South Highway,5 minutes to the E22 Expressway, less than 20 minutes to Johor Bahru City Centre and a 2 minute drive to Giant Hypermarket Plentong. The hotel offers 252 air-conditioned rooms. Facilities: banquet hall, meeting rooms, business center, 2 restaurants, bar. Address: Lot 101375, Jalan Masai Lama, Mukim Plentong, Johor Bahru, Johor 81750, Malaysia. Telephone: +607 360 1000 Fax: +607 360 5000 Room rate starts from RM 145.00 net per room per night (reserved through the hotel's website).
4 & 5 Star hotels in Johor
Grand BlueWave Hotel 9R, Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Tel. no. 607 221 6666, Fax no.: 607 222 9473, Email: email@example.com, website: http://www.grandbluewave-johorbahru.com] A grand and stately 20-storey (184 rooms and suites) 5-star hotel in the center of Johor Bahru, the Grand BlueWave Hotel is close to some of Malaysia’s famous spots, including the shopping centers of City Square, Kotaraya and ZON. Free, twice-daily bus service to and from Senai International Airport only for guests. It completed renovation in the middle of 2010. Guests and non-guests can have a panoramic view of Johor Bahru (towards the east and west only) and the Causeway from the conference room on the 20th floor. Normal rates start at RM158++ per room per night, reserved through the hotel's website, and buffet breakfast included. Free and unlimited high-speed broadband Internet access in all rooms. The hotel has the usual 5-star hotel amenities, including swimming pool, ballroom, conference rooms, business center, fitness center/gymnasium, spa/sauna, convenience store, hair salon, a bar (Trevi Fountain Lounge) and two restaurants (Orient Express Coffee House - see 'Eat, splurge' section - on the first level and the a la carte Agehan Japanese Restaurant on the 7th level).
M Suites Hotel, 16 Jalan Skudai 80200 Johor Bahru (1.5km south of Danga Bay), Tel : +607 22 11 000 Fax : +607 22 60 380, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org, website: . This is an all-suites, 5-star hotel, with 128 comfortable and spacious suites (for 2, 4 or 5 persons) ranging from 513 to 1117 square feet. The hotel is equipped with the usual 5-star facilities: nine function rooms, outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, business center, karaoke room, a spa and two restaurants. Fixed-line, broadband Internet connection is available in the suites, and wireless Internet connection is available in the public areas on the ground floor. The cheapest suites (for 1 or 2 persons) start from RM 310++/255 net (published/Internet rate) per suite per night, inclusive of buffet breakfast. However, there are occasional discounts on the hotel's website offering suites that cost only RM 200 net per suite per night for the cheapest suites.
Grand Paragon Hotel, 18 Jalan Harimau. This is a 4-star hotel with 325 rooms and suites. Grand Paragon Johor Bahru is located only 500m from the Tebrau Highway, it is in walking distance with the Plaza Pelangi Shopping Centre. Grand Paragon is approximately 5 minutes’ drive to the heart of the city or the new checkpoint of Johor Bahru (CIQ) and it is estimated 45 minutes’ drive to Changi and Senai airports. Tel: +607-268 5222, Fax : +607-268 5333, email : email@example.com, reservation Hotline : 607-268 5331 / 607-268 5332. Facilities: convention rooms, 2 lounges, swimming pool, gymnasium, spa and sauna, massage center, salon, hair studio, reflexology center. This hotel has two restaurants: Cafe Para Para (international and local cuisine) and Kishin-Tei (Japanese cuisine). Standard/deluxe rooms cost 260/300 RM++ (normal rates) per room per night inclusive of buffet breakfast. There are 15-30% discounts available on the hotel's website, with the cheapest room starting from 230RM net. Cafe Para Para: Weekend(Sat-Sun) high tea (12-4pm) buffet and weekday (Mon-Fri) buffet lunch (12-230 pm) - adults 38 RM++, daily buffet breakfast (630-1030 am) - adults 30 RM++, buffet dinner (Fri and Sat only, 630-1030 pm) - adults 45 RM++
Hotel Selesa Johor Bahru Jalan Datok Abdullah Tahir, formerly known as the Grand Continental Hotel . 4-star business hotel with 288 guestrooms. Amenities include business center, convention rooms, ballrooms, sauna, outdoor swimming pool (on top), two restaurants, and cocktail/karaoke lounge. Superior/deluxe rooms cost 190/210 RM++ (normal rates, double occupancy) per room per night or 180/200 RM++ (normal rates, single occupancy) per person per night inclusive of buffet breakfast, reserved through the hotel's website. There are occasional promotions for 150/175 RM net for single or double superior/deluxe rooms. Wi-Fi Internet: 10.50RM net for 1 hr or 21RM net for 24 hrs. Daily buffet dinner (subject to sufficient demand) at the 11th storey Coffee Garden restaurant (6pm-9pm) for 28 RM++
Mutiara Hotel, Jalan Datok Sulaiman, Taman Centuri KB No. 779 80990 Johor Bahru Tel: +60.7.330.0300 Fax: +60.7.331.8884 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website:  5-star hotel formerly known as Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza. Located next to Holiday Plaza. Though the hotel is probably the first luxury hotel in this city, it has stood the test of time and is reasonably well maintained. The cheapest (superior) rooms start from 228/450 RM++ (walk-in promotional single or double/published single rate) per room per night. Extra bed 70RM++ per night per room. Buffet breakfast is included in these rates. There are occasional special promotions on the hotel website for only 170 RM++ per night per (Superior) room without breakfast. Facilities: business center, hair salon, souvenir shop, boutique, ballroom, function rooms, bistro, lounge, bar and three restaurants: Capri the Continental Restaurant, Seri Mutiara Restaurant (local and international cuisine, a la carte and buffet meals) and Meisan Szechuan Restaurant (see 'Eat, splurge' section). Seri Mutiara Restaurant: weekend high-tea buffet (Sat-Sun 12-4pm) 38RM++, weekday (Mon-Fri 12-230pm) lunch buffet 42RM++, dinner buffet (Fri-Sat) 55RM++
Puteri Pacific, Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, The Kotaraya PO Box 293 80730 Johor Bahru. Telephone: 607 219 9999 Fax: 607 219 9998 E-mail: email@example.com website: . 5-star hotel with 500 rooms and suites. Well-equipped rooms typical of a 5-star hotel. Facilities: ballroom, 8 function rooms, business center, swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, gymnasium, sauna, jacuzzi, steam baths, dance studio & 4 restaurants (Newsroom Cafe, Paolo, Kai Xuan Chinese Restaurant & Hadramawt Restaurant). Cheapest rooms start from 230/430RM++ (rate for advanced booking through the hotel's website/published rate) per room per night. Buffet breakfast is included in the rates. Newsroom Cafe on the first level: a la carte and buffet meals serving local and international cuisine. Weekday lunch 39RM++, weekend buffet high-tea 35RM++, weekend buffet dinner 40RM++
Hotel Sofitel Palm Resort, Jalan Persiaran Golf, Senai, tel. +60-7-5996000,
. Located way out to the northwest of the city, there are only two reasons
to stay here: it's a part of the Palm Resort golf club, and it's three minutes
away from Senai International Airport. Double room starts from US$68++ per room
per night (breakfast not included), reserved through the hotel's website
Thistle Johor Bahru, Jalan Sungai Chat, tel. +60-7-222-1234, . 380-room,5-star hotel. Previously known as the Hyatt Regency, the hotel was given a long-overdue renovation in 2009/2010 and is now one of JB's best again, although the location is awkward if using public transport, with very limited selection of shops or restaurants nearby. Its rooms are large and very well maintained and it has one of the best views for hotel chains in Johor Bahru. It has three restaurants (Glass, Steps and Oasis), two bars, one outdoor swimming pool and two tennis courts. Other facilities: ballroom, meeting and function rooms, banquet hall, massage parlor, sauna, spa. Room rates start from RM190++ per room per night (walk-in rates and rates with reservation are similar; buffet breakfast extra 20RM net per person). Non Wi-Fi Internet surfing is available in all the rooms, at 57RM net per 24 hrs (min. charge of 57RM net, use your own laptop). Glass Restaurant (opposite the lobby reception and with glass walls) offers: buffet lunch Mon-Sat for 45RM++, buffet dinner Sun-Tue 49RM++ Wed-Sat 68-75RM++, Sunday trunch 12-5pm 68RM++. Oasis Restaurant offers Italian/Japanese fusion cuisine and overlooks the lush tropical paradise of the pool and palm trees. Hive Nightclub has live bands every night.
ZON Regency Hotel by the Sea, located at the end of Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, tel. +60-7-221-9999, . Formerly known as Eden Garden Hotel and previously poorly maintained, but with a recent facelift, renovation and a new image, it is making a comeback. Its greatest advantage is that it is located within a duty free zone and shares the same building as the ZON Mall and ZON Shopping Centre. The hotel has the usual 5-star hotel amenities: swimming pools, spa, gymnasium, business center, grand ballroom, convention and exhibition center, 6 function rooms, 2 auditoriums, shops, bar, four restaurants (Salt 'N' Pepper Cafe Restaurant, Lotus Garden Chinese Restaurant - see 'Eat, splurge' section, Poolside BBQ and Ayukawa Japanese Restaurant). Normal rate for the cheapest room is 240RM net per room per night (buffet breakfast included), if reserved through the hotel's website. The published rate for the cheapest room is 440RM per room per night. Weekend (Sat-Sun) buffet high tea at Salt 'N' Pepper Cafe Restaurant (Level 5)(1200-1430) 38.50 RM net