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JO Hotel Johor Bahru

15 Jalan Gereja, Johor Bahru 80100 Malaysia
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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#45 of 194 hotels in Johor Bahru
Conveniently located in Johor Bahru City just minutes away from the Singapore Causeway, formerly known as Tropical Inn . JO Hotel is a budget friendly hotel which offers straight forward accommodation and only the important essentials for a comfortable night’s rest . We are within walking distance to heritage sites, local food trails & cafes and popular shopping areas. Ideal for business, medical and leisure travellers, our 172 rooms offer Free Wifi, a comfortable bed, International Plug Point, 2 in 1 Shampoo Body Wash dispenser to reduce single use plastic, Safe Deposit Box, Mini Bar Fridge, Flatscreen TV, Coffee/tea making facilities, Free Bottled Water, Free Parking, 24 hour front desk with a business desk, Breakfast, SOCAR rentals and many more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Massage chair
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Malay
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Js31 wrote a review Dec 2020
Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Highly Recommended! Service is truly nice, all the staff here are very friendly. Cozy & Comfort environment! The size of room is considered large and the cleanliness is good as well. Also, Jo Hotel offers Best Nyonya food! Must Try!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Alan Tan, General Manager at JO Hotel Johor Bahru
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Dear JiaSheng_95, Warmest greetings from JO Hotel Johor Bahru. Thank you for your time in dropping us your review. However we will keep our service better for a better experience for your next visit. With this, we look forward to welcome you back to JO Hotel Johor Bahru soon with yet another pleasant experience. Thank you
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BlackyMLeo wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore
Most taxi drivers will not know JO Hotel, it is better you tell them the old "Tropical Inn". This building is old but is still under renovation for more improvement like lift and restaurant etc. We have the family's room for 4 pax which is big and clean. The room has a separate sitting area and bedroom with good aircon, tv, fridge, kettle, wifi, comfortable bed and bathroom with all necessities. The only downside is there is no eateries in the area, but not a big problem as you are able to do a short walk to Komtar, City square and Night market. The staff is pleasant and helpful. Overall, a good place to stay if you love shopping area this area.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from alantanthejohotel, General Manager at JO Hotel Johor Bahru
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Dear Mary, Greeting from Jo Hotel Johor Bahru.. Thank you for staying with us and we are glad that you had enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to see you again soon.
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Dayah Ayid wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore
Hotel was previously known as Tropical Inn Hotel. Few minutes walk to KOMTAR and City square to shop or eat.. but alternatively, we jz get food thru Foodpanda or Grabfood Apps since the hotel do not have any restaurant in the building. Room was clean and met with all the basic requirements. Furniture was quite tired looking but the bed was comfortable. The only thing that I would point out was, the hotel is still undergoing renovation and we were woken up on both saturday and sunday morning with drilling sound. But if you jz need a night sleep, this hotel is truly sufficient. No In-Room dining.. Lobby looks nice. Overall.. with the amount we pay, Will recommend and will come back.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from alantanthejohotel, General Manager at JO Hotel Johor Bahru
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Dear Dayah, Thank you for your valuable review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards,
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Mike clayton wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore
The room we stayed was clean though furniture is old, but it was okay for us. the mini fridge, it is convenient for me cause i love to get cold drinks..i enjoyed the simple breakfast they provide. Overall it was nice and affordable..
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
blinkable wrote a review Dec 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Quite old bldg, cracks evywhr in the room and bathroom with ants crawling. Construction nearby and next to road side so could hear noises from speeding bikes at night from level 22. Great view though, can even check out the traffic to/fro Spore-JB. Queen bed room quite spacious but things are a bit rundown incl. bed linens with holes and marks. Air-con only hv 3 options: low, medium, high which unhelpful in adjusting room temperature. Actually slept without air-con as it was chilling enough at level 22. Free wifi inside room with good connection. Stayed for 5days and hse keeping service tip top. You get the usual toiletries and also free drinking water and coffee teas likes. Comes with free breakfast perusing coupons which you need to collect from the counter every day. Breakfast is good with choices of nasi lemak, noodles, porridge, cereals, bread, salads, etc. Location wise within walking distance to JBCC but can turn out to be a tiring walk on hot day and if you hv already been walking whole day. Option to take grabcar ard RM5-6. Overall staff met throughout period of stay were friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Higher level floor for the view and cooler temperature; away from lift area for quieter night sleep
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US$21 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about JO Hotel Johor Bahru
Which popular attractions are close to JO Hotel Johor Bahru?
Nearby attractions include Komtar JBCC (0.4 km), Angry Birds Activity Park (0.4 km), and Johor Zoo (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at JO Hotel Johor Bahru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at JO Hotel Johor Bahru?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at JO Hotel Johor Bahru?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at JO Hotel Johor Bahru?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to JO Hotel Johor Bahru?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makan Kitchen at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, Tosca Trattoria Italiana at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, and Amaya Food Gallery.
Does JO Hotel Johor Bahru offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at JO Hotel Johor Bahru?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to JO Hotel Johor Bahru?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kranji Beach Battle Site (3.9 km).
Does JO Hotel Johor Bahru have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.