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7.8

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Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
R&F Mall 190 m
Tourist Information Centre 310 m
Sultan Iskandar Complex Customs 350 m
UOB Bank @ Bandar Johor Bahru 390 m
Merlin Tower 430 m
CIMB Bank @ Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 460 m
Jalan Wong Ah Fook 470 m
Eon Bank @ Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 470 m
Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station 490 m
Meeting Point 490 m
Nearby landmarks
Jalan Wong Ah Fook 470 m
Johor Bahru City Square 600 m
Angry Birds Activity Park 690 m
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple 1.11 km
Johor Zoo 1.4 km
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque 2.02 km
KSL City Mall 2.81 km
Danga Bay 5.54 km
Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru 11.11 km
Legoland Malaysia 16 km
GBW Hotel

"Their in house menu is also reasonably priced."

shera - February 10, 2020

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GBW Hotel

No 9R Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Johor Darul Takzim, Johor Bahru City Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80300 - See map
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Jalan Wong Ah Fook
Within 470 m of property

This property is in high demand!

18 travelers have booked today.

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • 490 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Johor Bahru

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Breakfast [free]

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Value for money7.9
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportSenai International Airport (JHB) - Malaysia
Distance to airport22.8 km

Rooms available at GBW Hotel

Executive Queen Room
Executive Queen Room
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  • Room size: 77 m²/829 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Studio Queen Room
Studio Queen Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Premier Suite
Premier Suite
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Queen Room
Deluxe Queen Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Executive Twin Room
Executive Twin Room
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  • Room size: 77 m²/829 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Studio Twin Room
Studio Twin Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Twin Room
Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Studio Room
Studio Room
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  • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
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Studio Room
Studio Room
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  • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at GBW Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to GBW Hotel?

A stay at GBW Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, GBW Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Johor Bahru with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at GBW Hotel?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at GBW Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 25 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at GBW Hotel?

GBW Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. International cuisine is available for guests. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can business events be hosted at GBW Hotel?

On-site venues and convenient event services make GBW Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as conferences and meetings.

What is the smoking policy at GBW Hotel?

GBW Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about GBW Hotel

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Room is clean and spacious."

    Diyana

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    February 17, 2020

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Spaciousness

    "Spacious room and clean."

    Azianti

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    March 21, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Complete facilities etc."

    Dato

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    January 30, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,439 Johor Bahru properties
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Room comfort score
7.4/10
Room size
55 sqm.
Review score - United States
7.4/10
Value for money score
7.8/10
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Overall rating:
7.6
Very good
10,018 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
7.3
Location
7.8
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What travelers say they love:
It is very relaxing and homely there.
shera from Singapore
Family with young children
More about GBW Hotel

More about GBW Hotel

One of the preferred choice of accommodations in Johor Bahru, GBW Hotel is located in the heart of Johor Bahru’s city center and is only a stone throw away from CIQ, Customs & Immigration Complex. It is strategically located, merely 23 kilometers away from Senai International Airport and about 27 kilometers from Singapore’s Changi International Airport via the Causeway.

The property offers 222 comfortable and spacious rooms that range from 28-square-meter studios to 113-square-meter family suites. The rooms are designed with modern décor and equipped with all essential facilities and exclusive amenities.

GBW Hotel is committed to providing guests with comforts and conveniences. Each room is well equipped with high speed Wi-Fi, which is also available throughout the lobby and other restaurant outlets.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
795 mentions
Housekeeping
467 mentions
Swimming Pool
204 mentions
Food & Dining
163 mentions

What they offer

8.4
Excellent

"A very good view during the stay."

Akmal

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February 5, 2020

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Asian

Restaurants on site

D'Mezzanine Coffee House
Cuisine:Asian, International, Malaysian
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
Barra Groove coffee bistro
120 m American, European, Fusion
Season's Cafe
550 m American, Asian, Cafe
Puteri Cafe Restaurant
780 m American, Asian, Cafe
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
The Grand Gem - Johor Bahru
40 m Asian, Fusion, Halal
T-Bowl Concept Restaurant
520 m Asian, Korean
Bornga Korean Bbq Restaurant
520 m Asian, Korean
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
D' Mezzanine Coffee House
50 m Chinese
Dapurkita Food Mall City Square Johor Bahru
550 m Chinese
T-Bowl Restaurant Johor Bahru
600 m Chinese, Italian

What's nearby

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Cleanliness7.4
Facilities7.3
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service7.6
Value for money7.9
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10.0
Exceptional
Tammy from Indonesia
Family with young children
Executive Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Very nice hotel,big rooms n comfortable”

hotel staffs are very helpful

very nice hotel,executive suite room is so comfortable for us as a family..there are living room inside,2 LCD TV in bedroom n living room,dining room,kitchen with mini bar, electric stove,microwave,balcony..so comfy for me,hubby n our babies..love this hotel very much..great location also,near City Square Mall,KL Sentral only RM 4 by taxy n also near to stulang Laut and the hotel staffs are very helpfull,d receptionist always say Hi n smile..we enjoyed our holiday in johor Bahru because this hotel also supporting our holiday...cheers

Reviewed November 27, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Li from Singapore
Solo traveler
Studio Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Thumbs up!”

I travel to JB once a month for a short getaway, n GBW is the perfect hotel for me in terms of: 1) The rooms are big n spacious; even for the lowest category room, Deluxe. My fav is the studio room (and executive - HUGE!) 2) Room rates are very reasonably priced (for their spacious rooms) 3) The hotel staff are very friendly and patient and are always there to assist. 4) The hotel lobby (next to the recep desk) has a convenience store! Drinks, snacks, toiletries/basic necessities, common medications (panadol, meds for stomach upset, backache patch, etc.), cigarettes (smokers are in luck! ;) Lol!), etc.. 5) Location is pretty close to CIQ 1 and city square mall - Book a grab car n it takes like about 5 mins or less, provided no heavy traffic. The rooms i stayed previously, are clean, but furnitures are pretty dated already - it doesnt bother me much though. Because i'd rather stay in an accomodation with dated furnitures (but clean rooms), than with new furnitures but in a shoebox-sized hotel room -- Yea, size matters afterall! (at least to me so long rooms are clean). I read a few (guest) reviews of complaints; nitpicking about old furnitures + this n that. For short stay nitpickers on short stays, prepare to fork out much more for higher room rates if GBW were to do so. Overall, will i book n stay in this hotel (yet) again? Of course! :) (i extended my stay of 2 more nights this trip... Im comfortable here n dont wish to go home yet. Haha!) Cheerios, Guest ms A (room 1714 n 151X) PS: My so-dear fellow s'porean mates, dont so fussy lah.. If rates high, complain; Room a bit dirty, complain; Check-in a bit slow, complain; Breakfast spread, (also) complain! Kiasi, kiasu n simi pun kia. Wa kia boh lui nia. So, we just chill a lil n take a breather hor. :)

Reviewed October 01, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Nasiruddin from Malaysia
Family with teens
Studio Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

Excellent Hotel with excellent service”

Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful.

The hotel is very well located in the center of Johor Bahru City. It is very accessible and can easily be located. Eatery and shopping complex are located close by. The rooms are spacious completed with all the required necessity. The hotel is suitable for a medium family like mine. Hope to stay at the hotel in the near future.

Reviewed May 31, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Milagros from United States
Couple
Studio Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Conveniently located with friendly staqff”

Very close to the Singapore/JB border, very friendly staff

The hotel looks very nice from the outside but it's very old and it shows in small ways (e.g. the bathroom feels oldand while everythign worked, it gave a sense of fragility--like if you were not careful handling things, they might break). However, the room was very clean and had a very comfortable bed. The hotel also had option for non-smoking rooms, which is very nice. The breakfast buffet was quite good and the staff in the restaurant were super friendly. That is perhaps the best feature of this hotel... it's staff! The price was very reasonable so as a place to stay when visiting Johor Bahru for a shopping trip this hotel is a good deal--it's only a few minutes from the immigration building and very close to the city center. But I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic holiday.

Reviewed November 03, 2011
8.3
Excellent
Simon from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

One Of The Best Around The JB City Area”

Walking distance from the immigration/custom building

I have visited JB (Johor Bahru) many time but first time to this hotel. It's quite obvious on the map that the hotel is not far from Iskandar (the immigration and customer building in Johor Bahru). Yet finding the way to the hotel is not easy. I finally gave up and took a cab to go there instead. Beware that not many taxi drivers would like to take you there as it is such a short distance and they need to give up their hard-earned post in the queue. The room and the food outlets are alright. But the so called 'fitness center' is actually an 'unfitness center' which is filled with cigarette plus musty smell and is run by a third party operator. They are charging RM50 for customers just to use the facilities.

Reviewed October 13, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Min from South Korea
Solo traveler
Deluxe Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

always satisfying”

nice hotel

this is the hotel i always stay whenever i go to johor bahru. there is nothing that bothers me or uncomforts me. everything including the room, facilities, staff, location, cleaness,view, and even the room service is satisfying. if i go to johor bahru again, i'll definitely stay in blue waves again.

Reviewed May 22, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Syaahid from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2011

Lovely hotel and service with a smile”

nice room, toilet, and friendly staffs

eventhough the hotel is under renovation, the room is so perfect with a very nice view. friendly staff with greetings. eventhough we were late for breakfast, they still have room for us.. the toilet is absolutely clean. It's value for money and higly recommended for those looking for a hotel in Johor Bahru. It's very near to JB custom, if you guys planning to go to Singapore.

Reviewed May 31, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Noraizah from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2010

Spacious ,nice room with nice breakfast”

Big room
Need to take taxi to shopping centre

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 for the first time, quite suprise with the room. I travel with my friends and a friend from london and request queen size bed for a comfortable sleep.My guest enjoy his stay Morning breakfast is local and western, a lot of varieties. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Check-in and check-out is a breeze. Definitely a good choice.

Reviewed November 30, 2010
9.0
Exceptional
Lindawati from Indonesia
Family with young children
Studio Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Great hotel for a Legoland trip”

Comfort, value for money, location.

We had a pleasant stay at the hotel. It's very close to Customs and Immigration Complex, bus terminal to Legoland, and new shopping center. There's a one way free shuttle to go to these places. Going back, just catch a legal taxi for around 10RM. We'll stay at Grand Bluewave again when we come back to Johor Bahru.

Reviewed July 13, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Stephen from New Zealand
Family with young children
Studio Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2010

Grand Bluewave Hotel”

Everything

great hotel. best in johor bahru. stayed there numerous times and always had great service. pool, food and wifi all perfect. easy to get to the border and although its a bit of a walk to the shopping center its not too bad (we did it nearly everyday with a two year old, after a week or so she could guide us back easily) will stay again for sure!

Reviewed February 09, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Andy from Malaysia
Couple
Executive Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

Lovely hotel and service with a smile”

The hotel guest room facing, spacious and the efficiency of service support hotel staff

hi, it's our maiden stay at your hotel- grand bluewave, it's a memorable stay to us as the arrangement of the guest room, service support, the ambience & atmosphere for the hotel guest room. the hotel service staffs are polite & service-oriented. i would definitely make my subsequent stay at grand bluewave whenever i'm coming to johore bahru. i'm giving the thumb-up compliment to the service staffs and the arrangment for the hotel guest room.

Reviewed June 25, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Peter from Hungary
Couple
Executive Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Really good hotel for Johor standards”

huge rooms, fair price

I've stayed in almost all better hotels in Johor Bahru, Grand Blue Wave is probably the best or second best (Mutiara is also in the game). Don't expect the same level as the big ones in KL (or in Singapore) but amongst the Johor hotels it gives you the best price/value ratio. Mutiara is somewhat more expensive but their rooms are refurnished recently. So you can decide for yourself, Grand Blue Wave has really nice and big rooms but they are a little oldish. They are clean though, everything works and well maintained, the service is proper and the breakfast is also quite nice and slightly different every day.

Reviewed February 14, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Nor from Malaysia
Family with young children
Executive Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

Wonderful stay”

great location, excellent food and big room

We had a great stay at the hotel and this hotel is our frrequently visited hotel whenever we are in Johor Bahru since it met our purpose. The location is great and centrally located where it is easily accessed. For those food lovers, there are quite a number of great restaurants nearby and there's a duty free zone too for those who want to shop.

Reviewed October 09, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Daniel from Singapore
Couple
Executive Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Awesome view”

Good Service

Awesome awesome awesome. This is hotel by far is one of the best in Johor Bahru. The service staff are not only curteous and friendly too. The sea view in our room are also awesome. we can even see Singapore from our room. And also the cause way too. We can really monitor the traffic too haha. The view in the night is also awesome.

Reviewed December 04, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Norasmah from Malaysia
Couple
Executive Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2011

Value for Money Hotel.”

Very customer friendly staff, great location especially if you wish to take short trip to Singapore just across the Causeway. Bus terminal within easy access. Free parking for hotel guests.

we were pleasantly surprised by the size of the room which was very spacious with even a small kitchenette. Although we stayed for only 1 night we had a very good stay in a quiet part of the bustling cty of Johor Bahru. The suite was definitely good value for money and we would definitely choose this hotel again if we are in JB.

Reviewed August 24, 2011
8.3
Excellent
KALWANT from Malaysia
Family with teens
Deluxe Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

Great Location and nice rooms”

The Hotel looks new which was recently renovated

We stayed for 2 nights with our 2 teenage children. We asked for inter-connecting rooms and the rooms were clean and large. This hotel is very near to town; about 2 minutes drive to “The Zone” Shopping Mall which offers duty free goods. Danga Bay is about 10 minutes drive, which was a total disappointment for us, nothing much to see and just some playground for children, unlike the last visit where it offered much more at night…...If staying in this hotel, get a room facing the waterfront of Johor Bahru.... the night view is awesome, you would be able to see the traffic leaving JB going towards Singapore. Not much variety offered for Breakfast though, but we had a pleasant stay.

Reviewed January 21, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Mandy from Australia
Couple
Executive Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Old hotel but very comfortable and quiet”

staff assistance, large sized room and views

Booked over internet and had no idea if what we saw was what we were getting. Very surprised with what we got and after walking around Johor Bahru, believe we got the best hotel in the area. The staff were very helpful. The executive suite lacked iron and ironing board and hairdryer however housekeeping quickly supplied. Only two sachets of coffee and plastic stirring spoon.

Reviewed January 19, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Lau from Malaysia
Family with teens
Executive Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Lovely hotel and good location”

Spacious room

This is our 3rd stay at Grand Bluewave Hotel. We love the spacious Executive Suite where you have the choice of either city or sea view. There is a dining area which is equipped with a microwave if you wish to do some light cooking. The bathroom is large and clean, beds are comfortable and there is free internet access. There are 2 TVs in the room, however it could be better if they are LCD TVs. For our future trips to Johore Bahru, this hotel will definitely be our top choice.

Reviewed October 01, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Azim from Malaysia
Group
Executive Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Most bang for buck, clean and reliable hotel in JB”

Clean, comfortable, spacious, not noisy

Being a regular traveler down to Johor Bahru and having stayed at many different hotels, the Grand Bluewave Hotel has never failed to provide me with a clean, familiar and comfortable room. The spacious room and living room always ensures privacy and space from the other members of my family and the kitchenette is a welcome for reheating food or for some light cooking. It's also within a 5 minute driving distance to clubs, food courts and the customs to Singapore. Definitely highly recommended.

Reviewed December 29, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Alex from Singapore
Couple
Executive Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011

Quiet, Comfortable and Safe”

Good Hotel for Leisure and Business Travelers

We wanted to have a relax and quiet place to spend our weekend together and that was what we got exactly. If you have a transport on your own, it would be good to explore Johor Bahru and come to the Hotel to enjoy a peaceful, relax stay.

Reviewed July 17, 2011
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