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Erica Hotel

No 9N, Jalan Tenteram, Bukit Meldrum , Johor Bahru - City Center, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80300
2019 Traveloka Hotel Awards Winner: Best Overall
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The room was comfortable and neat. The hotel itself was so strategic as it have food truck everyday and the shopping nearby.
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No 9N, Jalan Tenteram, Bukit Meldrum , Johor Bahru - City Center, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80300
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Seo P. G.
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/ 10
08 Feb 2020
Romantic Vacation
Convenience to place I want to go

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Daniel O.
/ 10
13 Jan 2020
Romantic Vacation
Good service and stuff full respect

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/ 10
12 Jan 2020
Family vacation
After one night at the hotel, I was shocked, exhausted and traumatised. Firstly, before entering the hotel, you could smell the strong musty smell about 10 metres from the entrance. Once you enter the hotel, the smell becomes more pungent. The lifts are dark and dirty. The hallway before going to the room smells extremely musty and also reeks of cigarette smoke. The carpet in the hallways are dirty and you can see that there are dark water stains on the carpet possibly due to leaking roofs. I entered my room which was Room 1009 on the 10th floor and turned on the air-conditioner. The air-conditioner was blowing out warm air and I complained, looking if I can change rooms but the staff said that they will send their maintenance worker to fix the problem. I left the hotel for dinner and returned at night. The air-conditioner was working fine when I came back but as I lay in bed, there was a horrible foul smell. While the room had a musty smell, it did not only smell musty near the bed but there was also a foul smell. I later discovered the source of the foul smell to the air-cond remote control. The remote control smelt as if it had been touched by hundreds of sweaty hands. The foul stench of the remote control permeated throughout the room and was extremely pungent near the bed as the remote control was next to the bed. There were 2 pillows on the queen bed and one pillow had a smell that was so terrible, most people would have vomited out their dinner. I immediately threw that pillow onto the floor. Some parts of the bedsheet also had a foul smell. I also noticed stains and dried blood on the bedsheets. Obviously, both bedsheet and pillows have not been changed for a long time. After laying in bed for a few minutes, I noticed ants crawling on me. I looked at the bed and to my horror, there were many ants on the bed. I had to kill the ants one by one using one of the towels given. The toilet behind the bed had a nasty smell and I noticed many ants crawling on the toilet walls as well. As it was almost midnight by now and I was exhausted, I did not ask to switch rooms as I just wanted to catch some sleep which I desperately needed. Besides, as the other floors were equally dirty looking and foul smelling, there was no point switching rooms as they would have been the same. I had to keep the light on while I slept as I had to kill the ants every now and then. When I returned to the hotel after dinner, I noticed many scantily-clad foreign prostitutes and transvestites entering the hotel. I then found out that the rooftop was a nightclub and a place where prostitutes and transvestites gathered. Throughout the night, loud music was blasting out from the nightclub and my already stressful sleep (due to the ants and smell) was interrupted every now and then. The loud music only stopped at around 2am. At 7am, I woke up feeling exhausted but I packed up and was hoping to leave the hotel ASAP. As I left my room, I was feeling relieved as I thought my nightmare was over. As I was drowsy due to the bad sleep I had, I did not notice sharp glass shards all over the floor near the lifts. I accidentally stepped on one of the sharp glass shards which pierced my foot and caused it to bleed. The glass shards look like it came from liquor bottles smashed onto the floor by drunk patrons of the nightclub. There were also cigarette buds thrown all over the carpet. This looks like the source of the cigarette smoke smell in the hallway. This was by far the most stressful and nightmarish hotel stay in my life. From the written reviews online, it is clear that this is a horrible, nightmare hotel. The exterior of the building looks nice but on the inside, it is a nightmare and I am sure an accident will happen one day due to the rowdy nightclub on the rooftop. Do visit Room 1009, to see for yourself the horrible things happening in the hotel from the smell to the blood-stained sheets, prostitutes and nightclub at the rooftop.

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Febrian H. L.
/ 10
09 Jan 2020
the air was so bad inside hotel, so stinky, dirty and nasty.. not recommended for 3 star hotel

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Yeyen S.
/ 10
08 Jan 2020
Family vacation
Clean hote, in front of hotel have many food truck . Easy to find food area .

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Brezhnev S.
/ 10
08 Jan 2020
Romantic Vacation
Smells like h*** cigarette. Poor internet connection.

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Ratna J.
/ 10
06 Jan 2020
bed, pillow and blanket not clean.. towel is dirty..

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Nur I.
/ 10
26 Dec 2019
Romantic Vacation
Always the best and cheapest. But the tv is currently down

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Nur N. N. B. H.
/ 10
22 Dec 2019
The room and facilities is okay, its quits unsatisfying about the smell in the rooms. Hopefully you can take an action about that.

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/ 10
15 Dec 2019
Family vacation
Worst hotel stay ever in my entire life. First, the hotel smells bad. Looks old. Things are just very old blackish and looks haunted tbh. It was a stay with my sisters. We were assigned to room 102, we put down our stuffs, and wanted to on the light, the main light wasn't working. Cockroach in the toilet. We dialed the operator. The reception asked us to go down to the receptionist. Apparently we changed room, to room 103. Lights are dim but at least working except for the toilet light. Toilet light was spoil too. Not forgetting the cockroach. Which implies that the hotel hygience is a big problem. I tried to dial operator, the phone button wasn't even working! Oh man. It was almost midnight so we were too exhausted to even walked down the dimmed light aisle to the reception anymore. We had a bad night especially my sister. After I slept, she couldn't sleep. The light in the toilet worked at around 2am. And there are small knocking sound in the toilet 'knock knock knock'. So creepy! And she booked another hotel already and will just cancel the next day stay. The next day, we straight away check out. But despite me highlighting all the bad experiences that hit us lastnight in both rooms, the receptionist was unfriendly and looks as if it is our fault for having broken light room and cockroached hotel. Refused to give us the refund too. I mean, please, as a customer service personel, this wasn't the way to appease unpleasant customer. At least apologise for the bad experience. She wasn't even apologising. So, do not judge the book by its cover. The pictures everything looks ok in the web. But please don't even book a room here unless you want an expedition.

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Accommodation Policies
Check-in/Check-out Time
From 14:00
Before 12:00
Important Note
As announced by Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Tourism Tax is imposed starting 1 January 2023 for all hotel guests that are non-Malaysian or non-permanent Residents of Malaysia. Please expect that hotel will collect the Tourism Tax from you during check-in at the hotel. The Tourism Tax rate is 10 RM per room per night.
General Check-in Instructions
Hotel will collect a refundable deposit of RM 100 per stay.
Deposit 0 is required upon check-in. The accommodation accepts cash, debit or credit card.
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Hotel Description

Erica Hotel Johor Bahru is certainly for you if you are going to Johor Bahru. This 3-star rated hotel can give you an experience that you will never get anywhere. This hotel located in Tanjung Puteri, Johor Bahru. The location of this hotel is very strategic. You can get to enjoy the beach as well the city in your stay. The nearest beach is only 6 minutes’ walk from the hotel. This hotel is only 3 km away from JB City Square and JB Sentral train station. There are a lot of shops, restaurants and places of interest that you can explore nearby. There are 8 types of rooms that you can choose for your stay. Each room are equipped with basic amenities. The hotel is close to the beach and the city itself which is the biggest reason you should stay in Erica Hotel.

How to Get to Erica Hotel

It is very easy to get to Erica Hotel since it is located at the city of Johor Bahru. There are many modes of transportation can be chosen. To get to Johor Bahru from Kuala Lumpur, you can use car, bus, train and flight. If you are travelling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Erica Hotel, it would take around 3 to 4 hours of journey time. You can choose to have your journey by using bus or train to get to Johor Bahru. You can choose to get to Johor Bahru by using flight will take only 55 min of journey time. From the Larkin Sentral Bus Express Terminal you can take a cab to get to Erica Hotel. It is only 14 min away from the hotel. If you are using train, you will arrive in JB Sentral Train Station. From there you can take a cab and it is only 3 km away from the hotel. If you are using flight, from Senai International Airport, you can take a cab to the hotel which is only 34 min away. If you are unsure of the place, you can look for JB City Square as it is close to the hotel. However, the hotel is easily spotted as the building is high.

Different Types of Rooms in Erica Hotel

There are 8 types of room that you can choose in Erica Hotel which are Standard Twin Room, Standard Queen Room, Superior Twin Room, Superior Queen Room, Family Room, Deluxe Queen Studio, Presidential Suite, Deluxe Twin Studio.

Standard Twin Room is a no window room. It has 2 single beds. Standard Queen Room is also a no window room but it has 1 large double bed.

As for Superior Twin Room, it has 2 single beds while for Superior Queen Room has 1 large double bed.

The hotel also has a Family Room which offers 1 single bed and 1 large double bed. 

Deluxe Twin Studios has 2 single beds while Deluxe Queen Studios has 1 large double bed.

If you are looking for a grand stay, you can go for Presidential Suite as it has 1 extra-large double bed and 1 sofa bed.

Restaurants and Cafes in Erica Hotel

All guests can enjoy meals in the Hotel itself buffet menu or ala carte. The hotel also provides in room dining option for the guests. Guests can also have a meal at a nearby cafes and restaurants which are within 1 km radius. You can try a local Johor Bahru dish while you are here.

Facilities and Activities in Erica Hotel

To ensure your pleasure stay in Erica Hotel, the hotel provides many services for the guests. All rooms are equipped with air conditioner and free Wi-Fi. Every room has a flat screen TV and a minibar. The hotel also has a 24-hour front desk services. For your convenience, you can ask for airport transfers at additional charge. Not only that, you can plan your day trip with the hotel at the tour desk. Laundry, housekeeping and luggage storage services are also available at Erica Hotel.

Interesting Places near Erica Hotel

Chinese Heritage Museum – The museum in Johor Bahru and only 2.2 km away from the hotel. The museum portrays the history of Chinese community in Johor Bahru. 

Johor Zoo – With only 4.2 km away from the hotel. You can make your day to Johor Zoo. Zoo Johor considered as one of the oldest zoos as it was built in 1928. 100 species of animals are available at the zoo. The entrance fee for the zoo is just RM 3.

JB City Square – If you are looking for an entertainment or shopping experience. You can go to JB City Square which is 3 km away from the hotel.

AC, Restaurant, 24-Hour Front Desk, Elevator, WiFi
Operational Hours
From 14:00 - Before 12:00
Are they serving breakfast?
Yes, some room provide breakfast
Food and Drinks
  • A la carte dinner
  • Restaurant with AC
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dining area
  • Early bird breakfast
  • Bar
  • Snack bar
  • Snacks
Public Facilities
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Early check-in
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • WiFi in public area
Hotel Services
  • Front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Mobile
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspaper in lobby
  • Tours
  • 24-hour Receptionist
  • AC
  • Connecting rooms
  • Family room
  • Heater
  • Non-smoking room
  • Smoking area
  • Smoke-free
Nearby Facilities
  • ATM/Banking
  • Gift shop
  • Grocery
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
In-room Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Disabled access friendly
  • Accessibility equipment
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Internet point
  • Free WiFi
Shuttle Service
  • Airport transfer
Business Facilities
  • Photocopier
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Most commonly asked questions about Erica Hotel

What are available facilities at Erica Hotel?

There are top facilites at Erica Hotel such as AC, Restaurant, 24-Hour Front Desk, Elevator, WiFi. (some may require extra charges)

What is normal check-in & check-out time at Erica Hotel?

The standard check-in time at Erica Hotel is starting from From 14:00 while the latest check-out time is at Before 12:00

Does Erica Hotel provide breakfast?

Yes, Erica Hotel provides breakfast. However, you need to choose a room with breakfast or pay extra charge if you book a room without breakfast.

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