5.3
Review score
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Housekeeping13
Shops8
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7.7
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Jalan Wong Ah Fook 120 m
Johor Bahru City Square 280 m
Angry Birds Activity Park 450 m
Johor Zoo 1.06 km
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple 1.12 km
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque 1.61 km
KSL City Mall 2.83 km
Danga Bay 4.85 km
Paradigm Mall 10.85 km
Legoland Malaysia 15.58 km
Nearby landmarks
Merlin Tower 20 m
Meeting Point 80 m
Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station 100 m
Jalan Wong Ah Fook 120 m
UOB Bank @ Bandar Johor Bahru 130 m
CIMB Bank @ Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 160 m
Tourist Information Centre 160 m
Gurdwara Sahib Johor Bahru 200 m
Hong Leong Bank @ Jalan Stesen 200 m
Eon Bank @ Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 210 m
JB Central Hotel

"Did his very best to attend to everyone."

Ming - April 8, 2018

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JB Central Hotel

Merlin Tower, Jalan Meldrum, Johor Bahru City Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80000 - See map
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The staffs are friendly, location is good with many convenient stores and it’s near to city square and Malaysia immigration.

Li L. | December 31, 2018

The location is very good, just across the road from Citysquare with many local eateries nearby down the road.

Samuel | March 14, 2018

Hotel is fine and nearby attractions points and nearby CIQ complex and Johor-Singapore border.

Adnan | November 9, 2018

Hotel location and accessibility to mall and transportation is really 5 star.

Marie | December 26, 2018

If you want a place in JB next to the CIQ, this is a good place.

Ming | April 8, 2018

The only good was the staff that always there for us.

lim | December 20, 2018

  • 70 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Johor Bahru

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johor Bahru every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money5.3
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportSenai International Airport (JHB) - Malaysia
Distance to airport22.4 km

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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at JB Central Hotel?

        Check-in is from 2:00 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 property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to JB Central Hotel?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, JB Central Hotel has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Johor Bahru with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

        What is the smoking policy at JB Central Hotel?

        JB Central Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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        What people love about JB Central Hotel

        • 6.8
          Good
          Staff 

          "The staff is nice and helpful."

          Yang

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          January 2, 2018

        • 5.2
          Review score
          Location

          "Pros: Location is very good;"

          Noor

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          August 14, 2019

        • 4.4
          Review score
          Location

          "The location were excellent."

          joseph

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          December 31, 2018

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        Room size
        44 sqm.
        Review score - United States
        4.7/10
        Room comfort score
        5.5/10
        Location score
        7.7/10
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        Overall rating:
        5.3
        Review score
        1,122 reviews
        Cleanliness
        4.5
        Facilities
        4.0
        Location
        7.7
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        What travelers say they love:
        Location of hotel is very good.
        Siew from Malaysia
        Couple
        More about JB Central Hotel

        More about JB Central Hotel

        Conveniently located in the thriving commercial district, this property is 40 minutes from Sultan Ismail International Airport. Within walking distance to Johor, guest will find a plethora of restaurants, shopping precincts, and entertainment centers. With 192 rooms on-site, it is suitable for friends, family, or even a business trip. In-room facilities include air conditioning, an IDD telephone, a key card, and TV. In order to cater to guests better, they also offer laundry services, a coffee house, room service, and a fitness center. All things considered, JB Central Hotel is well appointed.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Breakfast
        63 mentions
        Housekeeping
        46 mentions
        Internet
        22 mentions
        Food & Dining
        15 mentions

        What they offer

        6.4
        Good

        "Decent for 1-2 nights stay max."

        Alvin

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        April 1, 2018

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        Nearest essentials

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        Food and dining

        Breakfast options

        Continental

        Nearby restaurants

        American cuisine
        American cuisine
        Season's Cafe
        320 m American, Asian, Cafe
        Barra Groove coffee bistro
        320 m American, European, Fusion
        Puteri Cafe Restaurant
        370 m American, Asian, Cafe
        Asian cuisine
        Asian cuisine
        Ho Seng Kee
        100 m Asian, Cafe, Chinese
        Bornga Korean Bbq Restaurant
        100 m Asian, Korean
        T-Bowl Concept Restaurant
        100 m Asian, Korean
        Chinese cuisine
        Chinese cuisine
        T-Bowl Restaurant Johor Bahru
        270 m Chinese, Italian
        Dapurkita Food Mall City Square Johor Bahru
        320 m Chinese
        D' Mezzanine Coffee House
        450 m Chinese

        What's nearby

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        Reviews of JB Central Hotel from real guests

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        5.3
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        Cleanliness4.5
        Facilities4.0
        Location7.7
        Room comfort and quality5.5
        Service5.2
        Value for money5.3
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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Hiefnee from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Standard Triple
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

        Great location in the heart of the city”

        Good location, wothr the price

        Really at the center of the city. Surrounded by lots of restaurants, and also a 24hr 7-eleven. Withing a walking distance to a shopping mall, night market so called JB Bazar aka Pasar Karat, train station, taxi station, etc. Just a few minutes away from CIQ ( Singapore ). About 20 minutes to Legoland and Hello Kitty, and 30 minutes to Johore Premium Outlet. The room itself is very spacious. Very confortable for a family trip. A free car park is provided at the lower ground, make it very convinient to and from the hotel room itself. All the basics necessacities are OK such as hot water, aircond, and TV ( unfortunately no remote control ). The satff are all very friendly and helpful. Overall, really worth the money ...

        Reviewed January 11, 2013
        7.0
        Very good
        Muhammad from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in December 2013

        Overall, it is centrally located and above average”

        Centrally located, value for money, clean.

        It was a great experience staying at JB Central Hotel. I would recommend it for anyone who wants a value for money hotel. The location is superb as i can access anywhere near Johor Bahru City.

        Reviewed December 26, 2013
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Guan from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in June 2012

        Good Class Hotel”

        Spacious and clean room with good king size and a single twin bed in the same room.

        great place to get away from town, yet easily accessible with paid shuttle bus to jb icq. very good international spread, seldom found in malaysia hotel. next to a ksl city shopping mall and opposite is the aging holiday plaza. lots of eateries. so, eat and eat. negative : 1) near to ktvs and discotech, booming away at night to wee hours. can be heard in the quite bedroom. boom you to sleep.

        Reviewed June 10, 2012
        7.7
        Very good
        Chong from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in July 2012

        Budget hotel that conveniently located”

        helpful staff and clean interior

        This hotel is all about extremely convenient location, being right next to City Square mall and the Malaysian customs building. There is a 24-hour Indian coffee shop beside the hotel too, to pander to your late-night cravings. Delicious roti channai and tea! Since we were on the 18th floor, the hotel offered stunning views of JB city, spanning even Singapore. And it was an extremely spacious room for RM138. We had lotsa space to dance and jump around after getting drunk! However, it was a smoking room, so non-smokers might not have enjoyed the musty smell. And be warned, while the toilet is of 3-star standards, the floor gets extremely slippery, so much so that my friend fell!

        Reviewed August 11, 2012
        8.0
        Excellent
        Wong from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in December 2012

        big room and great location”

        great location is the main point. budget hotel.

        It was a great location hotel. nearby jb sentral. and it is very convenient. room was big enough and as reviews by others. there will be some small cockroach in the bathroom. pest control have to be improve by the hotel. the price was very affordable also.

        Reviewed December 12, 2012
        7.7
        Very good
        Norzamly from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Standard Triple
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

        Big room with strategic location ”

        Strategic location and my room was big

        the hotel is very strategic at the heart of central jb. the big shopping complex is just beside the hotel. the ciq also beside it. food - no problem as when u out from the hotel you can find good food around example sup kambing. the hotel facilities also good come with slippers and other standard toiletries. the most important thing is the hotel is value for money. there is a sauna service at level 4. breakfast also included. express bus ticket to singapore also at the ground floor easy to do day trip to singapore. ticket only rm 5.

        Reviewed November 20, 2012
        6.3
        Good
        Ruzila from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in March 2012

        Good location but hotel a bit run down”

        Hotel very centralised

        We have checked in several time but hotel seem the same. The only changes are hotel front desk staffs. Only 1 'old face' we still recognized but to our disappointment, he's very unfriendly n don't seem to recognize their hotel guest, this give the hotel 1st impression. One incident that happen was, the next room guest tried to force open the door as our both room has a connecting door. I called out n they just shout to us back. On the way out for our dinner I made a complain to the front desk after what happen. They apologized on behalf of the guest n will attend to the matter asap. The breakfast was simple, local spread, but pls do something to your cold drinks. They are too diluted and spoilt the taste! JB Central, please look into all your guests review n improvise in whatever you should.

        Reviewed April 01, 2012
        8.3
        Excellent
        Siew from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in December 2012

        Great location with big room”

        Just beside JB sentral (malaysia custom)

        Very conveniently located, beside city square, connected by bridge and to malaysia custom (JB sentral). The room is big and comfortable enough. Super convenient for travelling to and from singapore.

        Reviewed December 19, 2012
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Yeo from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in September 2011

        Great location with a Big room”

        Now they do have star movie

        even before i book from agoda i have been staying in this hotel for a few times but with agoda the price is better and i was surprise that they have cable tv now with star movie it was something new for this hotel where they don have it before and the guest will not be boring even they wanted to stay in the room for the whole day it's a regret that they do not have wi-fi in the room hope they improve on this

        Reviewed September 06, 2011
        8.4
        Excellent
        Mohamad from Singapore
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in October 2017

        Location n Reasonable Price!!!”

        Great Location Good Price However Facilities Not Good The Only Good Thing Abt This Hotel Is Location, Near JB Custom Shopping and Food Stall Atound.

        Reviewed October 09, 2017
        6.3
        Good
        WONG from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Standard Triple
        Stayed 1 night in May 2015

        centre location tio ciq johor bahru-singapore”

        location, cheap & convenient

        good services with cheap price. centralised location with 3 minute walking distance to CIQ johor bahru/singapore. very very conveinence!

        Reviewed June 05, 2015
        8.7
        Excellent
        Wayne from Singapore
        Group
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in January 2011

        Superb Location”

        Location

        As the title suggests, the location is excellent, with city square mall just a street across. The hotel provides basic necessities and the room is spacious and clean, hence it is really a good choice if you are looking at value for money. There are also plenty of choices just along the streets where the hotel is located. I would love to visit this hotel again if i do go there for a quick getaway.

        Reviewed January 25, 2011
        8.0
        Excellent
        Adnan from Malaysia
        Group
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in November 2017

        good option for the attractions nearby”

        hotel is fine and nearby attractions points and nearby CIQ complex and Johor-Singapore border.

        Reviewed November 09, 2018
        7.3
        Very good
        Zhi from Singapore
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2010

        Nice hotel”

        Great view, great price
        Food is bad

        Great view from the hotel of the area there. Breakfast was not good. Convenient place, just 5 mins from JB City Square and 10mins from the causeway towards Singapore. Rooms are big and decent for the deluxe rooms. Great price.

        Reviewed August 11, 2010
        6.3
        Good
        Mohd from Singapore
        Family with young children
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in July 2012

        Spacious & Great views but cockroaches hiding”

        Large room with great view.

        When 1st time we checked in the room, the staffs didnt recognise the Agoda E-voucher and asked me to go to the other JB Sentral hotel but luckily there was my name inside the booking system and everything was fine. Spacious room with great view looking at the JB checkpoint and the straits. We saw 2 cockroaches in the room and we didnt care, left the room for shopping and food and came back to rest. And left the room again for movies at City Square shopping mall. Came back at nite and the room was dark. Turn ON the lights and there were cockroaches everywhere, especially around the food. Luckily my kids are not frightened with cockroaches. Too tired and late to complain, clean the place and sleep with the lights ON. Wanted to complain when checking out, pass by a room with the staff spraying the insecticide. Forget about it, i think they knew.

        Reviewed August 09, 2012
        7.2
        Very good
        Imam from Indonesia
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

        Very good”

        1. Room is spacious, clean, but poor bathroom accessories such as dental kit and towel (need to ask, not standard kit, not sure chargeable or not). Make sure you bring your own bathroom kit. Hot water is working properly 2. Location is superb, nearby to JB sentral and JB city square. 3. No wifi in the room

        Reviewed May 02, 2017
        7.3
        Very good
        GLEN from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

        No Hazzle”

        Centrally Located, Large room, City view

        This hotel is centrally located and 10min walk to JB sentral where you can get bus to Legoland and to Terminal Larkin(Express Bus to all over peninsular malaysia ). Also near Malaysia/Singapore customs.

        Reviewed May 24, 2013
        6.0
        Poh from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2010

        JB Central Hotel”

        location
        security

        Overall, i would say that i enjoyed staying at JB Central Hotel. And this is the first time that i booked a hotel accomodation via agoda.com. At first, i was a bit worried if my booking is confirmed but after making a phone to the hotel reservation counter, i noted my booing is confirmed. My comment to the hotel is overall satisfactory, although it is not a 4 star or 5 star hotel but the hotel is in good condition. One thing to complain is that the water from the pipe is limited supply when taking shower.

        Reviewed August 11, 2010
        5.0
        Sendy from Indonesia
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in September 2012

        Big room but old furniture”

        Big space

        Big room but old furniture, many cockroach came out from old table and bath room. The television so old and no many channels that i can enjoy. The bed is like stone. But the good points is big space inside the room and big windows that you can wide see the territory barrier between singapore and johor bahru. May be not stay anymore at this hotel.

        Reviewed September 04, 2012
        8.0
        Excellent
        TEO from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 1 night in December 2010

        Good location & very huge room.”

        Reasonable price & clean room
        No wireless access on guess room

        I'll definitely choose JB Central Hotel for my next stay.

        Reviewed December 15, 2010
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