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Folk@Meldrum Hotel
Folk@Meldrum Hotel
Folk@Meldrum Hotel
Folk@Meldrum Hotel
Folk@Meldrum Hotel
Folk@Meldrum Hotel
Folk@Meldrum Hotel

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5.4

Review score

1,129 reviews

1,129 reviews

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7.7

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Merlin Tower

20 m

Meeting Point

80 m

Jalan Wong Ah Fook

120 m

Sri Raja Mariamman Temple

210 m

Plaza Seni Shopping Mall

230 m

Popular landmarks
Johor Bahru City Square

280 m

Angry Birds Activity Park

450 m

Johor Zoo

1.1 km

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

1.1 km

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

1.6 km

Closest landmarks
UOB Bank @ Bandar Johor Bahru

130 m

CIMB Bank @ Jalan Tun Abdul Razak

160 m

Tourist Information Centre

160 m

Hong Leong Bank @ Jalan Stesen

200 m

Eon Bank @ Jalan Tun Abdul Razak

210 m

Folk@Meldrum Hotel

Merlin Tower, Jalan Meldrum, Johor Bahru City Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. It's centrally located in Johor Bahru City Center only 90 m from public transport, so that you'll have easy access to local areas. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Legoland Malaysia. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, hot tub and spa on-site.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Johor Bahru

Front desk [24-hour]

70 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

120 meters to Jalan Wong Ah Fook

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Hot tub

Sauna

Spa

Shops

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 airportSeletar Airport (XSP) - Singapore
Distance to airport12.8 km

Rooms available at Folk@Meldrum Hotel

Deluxe
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Sea view
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Standard
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Super Deluxe Triple
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
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Standard Triple
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Single
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    Deluxe Plus Double Room
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      Superior Deluxe
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        Deluxe Plus Twin Room
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          Single Room - Superior
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            Frequently asked questions

            Does Folk@Meldrum Hotel have a hot tub?

            A hot tub is one of the facilities available at JB Central Hotel.

            What time is check-in and check-out at Folk@Meldrum 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 hotel 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 Folk@Meldrum Hotel?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, Folk@Meldrum Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. 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.

            Is breakfast offered at Folk@Meldrum Hotel?

            Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Folk@Meldrum Hotel. There's an additional charge of 16 MYR for adults and 16 MYR for children 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.

            Can business events be hosted at Folk@Meldrum Hotel?

            On-site venues and convenient event services make Folk@Meldrum Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars and meetings. The 3 venues can accommodate up to 300 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

            What is the smoking policy at Folk@Meldrum Hotel?

            Folk@Meldrum Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

            What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Folk@Meldrum Hotel?

            Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 90 m away from Folk@Meldrum Hotel.

            What restaurants are nearby Folk@Meldrum Hotel?

            Folk@Meldrum Hotel is located in Johor Bahru City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Ah Yan Steambot Restaurant, Restoran Alif Laila and Kimdo BBQ.

            What popular shopping places are close to Folk@Meldrum Hotel?

            Folk@Meldrum Hotel is located in Johor Bahru City Center area which features shopping places such as Johor Bahru City Square, KSL City Mall and Komtar JBCC.

            What are popular attractions near Folk@Meldrum Hotel?

            Folk@Meldrum Hotel is located in Johor Bahru City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Angry Birds Activity Park, Johor Zoo and Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple.

            What popular beaches are close to Folk@Meldrum Hotel?

            Folk@Meldrum Hotel is located in the Johor Bahru City Center area, which includes Lido Beach.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Folk@Meldrum Hotel?

            Folk@Meldrum Hotel is located in the Johor Bahru City Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Endau-Rompin National Park, Istana Park and Kukup Island Johor National Park.

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            What people love about Folk@Meldrum Hotel

            • 8

              Very good
              Location

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

              Adnan

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              November 9, 2018

            Property ranking|Compared to 2,712 Johor Bahru properties
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            Room size
            44 sqm.
            Room comfort score
            5.5/10
            Location score
            7.7/10
            Couples review score
            5.4/10
            Bigger than
            96
            %
            of Johor Bahru properties
            Better than
            95
            %
            of Johor Bahru properties
            Better than
            88
            %
            of Johor Bahru properties
            Better than
            82
            %
            of Johor Bahru properties
            Overall rating:

            5.4

            Review score
            1,129 reviews
            Cleanliness
            4.5
            Facilities
            4.0
            Location
            7.7
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            More about Folk@Meldrum Hotel

            More about Folk@Meldrum Hotel

            Folk@Meldrum Hotel

            Get the most from an urban escape in Johor Bahru when you book a room at Folk@Meldrum Hotel. Located right in the city center, Folk@Meldrum Hotel saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood. Ready to explore without hassle? Find yourself just 90 m away from Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station when you stay at Folk@Meldrum Hotel.
            Folk@Meldrum Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring Johor Bahru even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site.
            The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. On cold days and nights, the hotel's on-site fireplace will keep you warm. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
            Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
            Each guestroom at Folk@Meldrum Hotel is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms at Folk@Meldrum Hotel are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. The hotel also offers a coffee or tea maker and bottled water in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.


            Dining and things to do

            Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Folk@Meldrum Hotel.
            Folk@Meldrum Hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, hot tub, spa and sauna. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops.


            Around the property

            Take advantage of the opportunity to explore Johor Bahru while in the city. The best way to remember your time in Johor Bahru is with a nice gift at Johor Bahru City Square located about 270 m away.


            Reasons to stay here

            Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.
            This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 87% of other options in the city.
            It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 94% of other accommodations in Johor Bahru.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Review score
            Facilities

            4

            Most talked about facilities

            Breakfast

            63 mentions

            Housekeeping

            46 mentions

            Internet

            22 mentions

            Food & Dining

            15 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Malay

            Accessibility

            • Wheelchair accessible

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Hot tub
            • Massage
            • Sauna
            • Spa

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Face coverings on staff
            • First aid kit
            • Free face masks
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hygiene certification
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Rooms sanitized between stays

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Kitchen
            • Room service

            Services and conveniences

            • Concierge
            • Currency exchange
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Facilities for disabled guests
            • Fireplace
            • Ironing service
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Meeting/banquet facilities
            • Postal service
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Shops
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area

            For the kids

            • Family room

            Access

            • CCTV in common areas
            • Check-in/out [express]
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed
            • Security [24-hour]

            Getting around

            • Car park [free of charge]
            • Car park [on-site]
            • Taxi service

            Available in all rooms

            • Air conditioning
            • Coffee/tea maker
            • Free bottled water
            • Non-smoking
            • Shower
            • TV
            Food and dining
            Breakfast options
            • Continental
            Location
            Merlin Tower, Jalan Meldrum, Johor Bahru City Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80000
            Very good
            Location

            7.7

            Airports

            • Seletar Airport (XSP) - Singapore
              12.8 km 31 min drive
            • Senai International Airport (JHB) - Malaysia
              22.7 km 41 min drive

            Public transportation

            • Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station
              100 m
            • JB Sentral Railway Station
              330 m 16 min walk

            Hospital or clinic

            • Landmark Medical Centre Sdn Bhd
              870 m 14 min walk

            Shopping

            • Johor Bahru City Square
              280 m

            Convenience store

            • 7 Eleven
              60 m

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM
              70 m
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • Jalan Wong Ah Fook
              120 m
            • Johor Bahru City Square
              280 m
            • Angry Birds Activity Park
              450 m
            • Johor Zoo
              1.1 km
            • Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple
              1.1 km
            • Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
              1.6 km
            • KSL City Mall
              2.8 km
            • Danga Bay
              5.2 km
            • Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru
              10.8 km
            • Legoland Malaysia
              15.6 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
            • Hong Leong Bank @ Jalan Stesen
              200 m
            • Eon Bank @ Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
              210 m
            • Sri Raja Mariamman Temple
              210 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Children 0-11 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • During the fasting month, the hotel will not prepare the daily buffet or the sahur (post-midnight meal). A simple a la carte breakfast will be served in the morning.
            • A security deposit of MYR 50 is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until12:00

            Getting around

            • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

            Extras

            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)16 MYR

            The property

            • Number of floors10
            • Number of rooms 192
            • Year property opened2007

            Reviews of Folk@Meldrum Hotel from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            5.4
            /
            10
            Review score
            Cleanliness4.5
            Facilities4.0
            Location7.7
            Room comfort and quality5.5
            Service5.2
            Value for money5.3
            High score for Johor Bahru
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (15)
            8-9 Excellent (30)
            7-8 Very Good (100)
            6-7 Good (119)
            <6 Below Expectation (540)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (197)
            Jun - Aug (164)
            Sep - Nov (131)
            Dec - Feb (312)
            All guests (1,129)
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            7.6
            Very good
            AZRIL from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2020

            TV Signal & Maintenance”

            Love the spacious room but poor TV signal. Room need to be upgrade - room looks old-fashioned & need a make over. Door looks old, not secure & doesn't have privacy seems don't have a manual lock.

            Reviewed June 15, 2020

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            7.6
            Very good
            Leslie from Malaysia
            Business traveler
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in December 2020

            Very good”

            If you're Not particular if the room looks scary, pipe in toilet is brown in colour, hot shower is not hot, bidet problem after you take a dump. Then for the cost, I can say that it will be good for you.

            Reviewed December 29, 2020

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            6.0
            ZAFRUL from Malaysia
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

            Reconsider other hotel”

            Old hotel with old amenities. Our door was opened by the housekeeper while we were still inside. No knocks and so on. Breakfast was average. The room and carpet a bit smelly and dusty. Nice view from our room. Bear in mind, NO WIFI PROVIDED IN ROOMS. And lastly, youre looking for hotel to rest, kindly refresh agoda page many many times before you book this hotel. A lot of other hotel better than this.

            Reviewed November 12, 2019

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            6.4
            Good
            Amir from Singapore
            Family with teens
            Standard Triple
            Stayed 1 night in March 2019

            Short holiday”

            Hotel location near shopping centre room is big but not maintain no WiFi in room TV no cable local station but reception bad breakfast simple

            Reviewed March 22, 2019

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            6.4
            Good
            Mee from Singapore
            Family with teens
            Standard Triple
            Stayed 1 night in November 2019

            Cleanliness & facilities”

            Toilet is not clean, especially the toilet bowl.

            Reviewed December 02, 2019

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            6.0
            Sukhdave
            Business traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in June 2019

            Above average”

            The breakfast was lovely, but there is no wifi in the room, tv is not clear, only recoment is their morning breakfast, room was ok, staff was friendly..

            Reviewed June 19, 2019

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            5.6
            Wee from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in February 2019

            Not recommended for further stay”

            Rm no 1910 1) most facilities are not working 2) check in - card cannot open the door and ask for maintenance and found being locked inside , door handle out of alignment, cannot open door from inside. 3) Air con not cold at all 4) The shower not working , only drips of water flowing from the shower head, I reported at 2 am as i am back from my appt , receptionist can only ask to switch room, I rejected as i am too tired to shift room 2 plus in the morning.

            Reviewed February 25, 2019

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            5.2
            Noor from Singapore
            Family with teens
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in August 2019

            Low maintenance hotel; only fitting for overnight stay.”

            Pros: Location is very good; right next to Johor City Square mall. Lots of eateries around the hotel and the mamak coffeeshop opens 24/7. I booked for one night (which is more than what I can handle) Cons: My booking is two rooms connected to each other. My room's aircon was not functioning while the other room's aircon was fine. Called the front desk, they sent up a maintenance guy only to have him shrug that there's nothing he can do because the aircon is spoilt. Great. Fresh towels were not available in both rooms; had to call the front desk again for the request. They were swift in sending housekeeping for our towels though. I swear my room with the spoilt aircon is haunted. I felt a presence that was not necessarily evil but it was definitely lurking at the connecting door. Front desk had 3 staff who is hardworking and is very busy. This, I will credit as I checked in late around 4plus in the afternoon and it was still quite busy.

            Reviewed August 14, 2019

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            5.6
            Li from Malaysia
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

            Can improve”

            If find for the hotel with more comfortable then here is not the good choice. It’s just a very old style hotel for guests to stay only, still can be improve with many aspects.

            Reviewed December 31, 2019

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            6.4
            Good
            HARMIT from Singapore
            Group
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in December 2019

            Good”

            Needs Renovation. Toilets were dirty. No top up for buffet breakfast.

            Reviewed December 09, 2019

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            5.6
            JOSEPH from Philippines
            Group
            Stayed 1 night in August 2019

            Excellent Location, Nice view, Spacious room but you won't stay another night”

            Excellent Location, Nice view, Spacious room but you won't stay another night.

            Reviewed August 15, 2019

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            4.8
            Zijun from Singapore
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            Budget with no quality”

            For a budget hotel, i would expect at least even a decent level of standards for the room. But the room given to me failed even the most basic of expectations. Clean towels? I found 2 bunched up towels thrown on a rack in the toilet, do i dare to use it? No. I asked for two new ones promptly. Bedsheets? I cant tell if it was really changed, or that suspicious looking blood stain on it is how old, and with cigarette burn holes too. Felt itchy lying down on the bed. Soap dispenser was broken. I expected to get at least a decent shower and a clean bed from my stay, none of that was fulfilled. On checkout, mentioned it to the reception staff, was told nicely to write up in agoda about my complaints to get the attention of the management which i am doing so now. I dont know if anything will improve as i am not heading there anymore.

            Reviewed April 21, 2019

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            5.2
            kamalakkannan from Singapore
            Family with young children
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in August 2019

            1)Don't have towels. 2)Aircon with improper remote3)no WiFi at room ”

            + good location next to city square mall +flexible to keep luggage after checkout from 12pm to 7pm. - poor aircon control at night -no channels to watch though there is TV -no WiFi at rooms though it is mentioned while booking -not enough wait area sofa n chairs. -breakfast should have been better for the price

            Reviewed August 12, 2019

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            5.2
            Judy
            Group
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in August 2019

            Good location, opposite JB CIQ”

            Was trapped at JB customs due to the long queue, thus searched for accommodation nearby. It’s just beside city square. Basic toiletries are provided, good enough for a night’s stay. The whole place is old, carpet is dirty, bedsheets are stained. Will not recommend for those on holiday and need better facilities.

            Reviewed August 13, 2019

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            4.4
            Philip from Singapore
            Family with young children
            Standard Triple
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Great location. It beside CIQ and City Square Mall. ”

            Not advised for family with kids. More for adventurer traveller as the hotel look huanted. The long walkway to your room is so eerie. Don't expect the room to very clean. Just the basic need. Old furniture, antique tv with poor signal and no 'WIFI'. Overall, it still better staying in a hostel. Surround with good foods.

            Reviewed July 21, 2019

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            5.6
            MOHD from Brunei Darussalam
            Group
            Standard
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

            Above average”

            Disappointing and regret to have booked the hotel.

            Reviewed December 01, 2019

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            5.2
            MOHD from Brunei Darussalam
            Family with teens
            Standard Triple
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

            Above average”

            it is not what had been mention on the hotel information. No WiFI, No TV , No Refrigerator, smelly corridor and body shower although the room was specious. Breakfast was awful.

            Reviewed December 01, 2019

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            4.4
            Jun from Singapore
            Family with teens
            Standard Triple
            Stayed 1 night in August 2019

            Good location but terrible hotel condition”

            The location is good as it is just beside City Square. However, the room conditions were terrible. Bed is as hard as rock. Though the room was spacious, it feels empty. TV is there for display and no channels can be watched. No bathroom towels, just a pathetic piece of soap. The door that we stayed in doesn't look like it can be closed shut. As we were staying at the corner unit, we had a panoramic view of the surrounding areas at high floors, but at night the curtains cannot cover up all the windows, so you may get the possibility of being spied from nearby high rise buildings! If you do have a choice, I suggest considering other hotels unless of course, you DO NOT have a choice.

            Reviewed February 16, 2020

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            4.4
            Zawawi from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

            Acceptable”

            TV is old and picture is very blur and i cannot see anything. Window outside full of dust. The mattress is very hard and not comfortable. No tube for pipe in toilet, so it is tough for Muslim user or people who do not use tissue for toilet cleaning. Hotel really need investment and upgrading

            Reviewed September 02, 2019

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            4.8
            Azzam from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in December 2019

            The room is the old one and most of the staff are foreigners”

            Hope that management will cheer up the room.

            Reviewed December 12, 2019

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