During my second day in Johor Bahru, I checked in to Straits View Hotel Johor Bahru for a one night stay. I booked a Deluxe room using Agoda for RM121.64 inclusive breakfast.
The room is spacious and is equipped with kind size bed along with LCD TV which have plenty of watchable channels from Malaysia and Singapore. There is also a mini fridge inside the room and water boiler; there is no iron available in the room, it is probably available upon request. There are also plenty of power plug in the room which makes it easier to charge all my electronic devices at once.
The room and the toilet are both clean. The environment of the hotel is also clean and refreshing; you’ll enjoy a nice view of the straits of Johor from your window. Bathroom is equipped with hot shower which has decent water pressure and hot water is also available at the bathroom sink.
Free WIFI is also available and is very fast; the first two images below are from using the hotel’s WIFI whereas the third image is the result using my Unifi Mobile LTE. This is considered as very fast for Malaysian standard.
There is also a seafood restaurant which is connected to the hotel. I didn’t try the restaurant as I decided to walk for less than 1km to a nearby food court to enjoy Malay’s food. There were shops available and most of them are selling seafood. I bought a fried rice along with apple juice from shop lot no.10, unfortunately I have to recommend you guys to try a different shop lot. The fried rice tasted below average and the apple juice tasted like plain iced water; they cost RM10 which makes it even not worthy. Take note that there is no convenience store nearby so you might want to buy stuff you need beforehand.
Lastly, I mentioned that my stay here is inclusive of breakfast. Unfortunately their breakfast is somewhat disappointing. There were probably not many guest during my stay so they only served fried bihun, toasted bread and cereals along with watermelon; there is not much choice and the amount of food served on the buffet table made me hesitate to take a decent portion as there were too little. Apart from the disappointing breakfast, I enjoyed my stay in this hotel.
If you enjoy reading my personal experience staying in Straits View Hotel Johor Bahru, don’t forget to read my other experience. Here is one which I wrote about My stay at Felda Residence Kuala Terengganu.