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JB Central Hotel

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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Standard Twin Room | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of JB Central Hotel

JB Central Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Johor Bahru City Square

79 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Restaurant
  • 24/7 front desk
Merlin Tower, Jalan Meldrum, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central District
  • Johor Bahru City Square - 3 min walk
  • Komtar JBCC - 5 min drive
  • KSL City Mall - 10 min drive
  • Singapore Zoo - 31 min drive
  • AEON Tebrau City - 19 min drive
  • Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru - 17 min drive
  • Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park - 24 min drive
  • Sutera Mall - 19 min drive
  • LEGOLAND® Malaysia - 24 min drive
  • Clementi Mall - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Changi Airport (SIN) - 34 min drive
  • Senai International Airport (JHB) - 35 min drive
  • Singapore (XSP-Seletar) - 38 min drive
  • JB Sentral - 4 min walk


  • Restoran Nilla - 3 min walk
  • Dragon-i - 3 min walk
  • Ho Seng Kee - 4 min walk
  • F.o.C. Faculty of Caffeine - 5 min walk
  • Restoran Hua Mui 華美茶餐室 - 5 min walk

About this property

JB Central Hotel

JB Central Hotel puts you within a 10-minute drive of Johor Bahru City Square and KSL City Mall. Guests can indulge in massages or reflexology, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other features include a hot tub and a terrace.


Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 192 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Hot tub


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: MYR 200 per day

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) guidelines.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

JB Central Hotel Johor Bahru
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Frequently asked questions

Does JB Central Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, JB Central Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at JB Central Hotel?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at JB Central Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at JB Central Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at JB Central Hotel?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at JB Central Hotel and nearby?
JB Central Hotel has a hot tub.
Are there restaurants at or near JB Central Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Dragon-i (3-min walk), Ho Seng Kee (4-min walk) and F.o.C. Faculty of Caffeine (5-min walk).
What's the area around JB Central Hotel like?
JB Central Hotel is in Central District, a short 4-minute walk from JB Sentral and 3 minutes' walk from Johor Bahru City Square.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

So far so good
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Only if no choice hotel!
The staff and location are the best things about this hotel. Tv didn’t work, aircon was so notvworning and though the staff tried, not much can be done in such short notice. Should request for room on lower floor so reception is better! Actually booked 2 nights and paid, but lost money as checked out after 1 night as my child really was unhappy. No air con, tv that doesn’t work, very difficult to rest well. Breakfast was not so bad so actually management should spend some money and do some minor renovation. Have. Very good location but we lost money As already paid for room on So disappointing!
anne, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Run down hotel, receptionist was dishonest, collected hotel fee twice, didnt want to cause trouble hence just gave them the extra RM20 (for 2 nights). No towels provided, room felt eerily creepy, was unable to sleep well for both nights, kept waking up every hour or so. Only good thing about this hotel is the location. Overall, worst hotel experience ever.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Air-con on second nite totally not cold at all, make me cant sleep the whole nite and perspire the whole nite. Last day before check out, after I came back from the breakfast at 4th storey, my card totally cannot use at all, I need to waste my time to go all the way to the lobby and ask them what happen.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Jun, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Photos shown online are outdated. Damage Furnitures , door ,curtain and u can feel the mattress spring when sit or lay down. Dusty room, wet carpet ,omg sucks. Worst its haunted . Was disturbed from 12midnight till 3am plus.
17-13, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

bed is hard,towel not clean
Woei kang, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Poor condition. No towels, when trying to contact the reception, room phone is not working. Left immediately to go to another hotel.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The building is skyscraper but the room is horrible, air con not working, toilet was not flush from the previous tenant, toilet seat stained, found lizard poop on the sink counter, no water sprinkler, no toiletries except for toothbrush & 2 tiny bar soap, water from the tap is white in color not normal water color. Water boiler heat rod rusted, therefore the boiled water cannot be consumed. The TV is an ancient tv box type, no remote & transmission sucks. The pillow smell. Overall rating NO GOOD, THE ONLY THING THAT IS GOOD ABOUT THIS HOTEL IS ITS LOCATION. THE MANAGEMENT SHOULD RENOVATE ALL THE ROOM INCLUSIVE OF THE LIFT LOBBY SHOULD THEY WANTED TO STAND OUT SINCE THEIR LOCATION IS GOOD
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Eerie hotel
1) Room seems old with old furnitures & worn-out flooring carpet, box TV with poor picture quality.. 2) The room seems not well lit. 3) The bed mattress are hard 4) No fridge provided 5) but the toilet is quite clean
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review