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OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel

No. 2 4, 6 & 8, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Susur 1/1, Johor Bahru 80000 Malaysia
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#59 of 192 hotels in Johor Bahru
Visiting Johor Bahru will never be the same without a night or two at OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel. The of the property is only a drive away from Johor Zoo, Bazar Karat and Chinese Heritage Museum. Special Features- Contrary to its name, Zen Zeng Budget Hotel gives you a bang for your buck for its modern decor. The expansive rooms include wooden furniture and paneled floors, that look great together especially for its price. Facilities- Zen Zeng Budget Hotel provides air-conditioning, TV and free Wi-Fi within its rooms. Guests who wish to pay with card may do so for a hassle-free transaction experience during check out and make use of the parking facility during the length of their stay. Nearby- Here at Johor Bahru, food is something nobody can resist. There's an array of food options available here to choose from, ranging from local to international cuisines at Hutan Bandar Bistro, Benafee Village and San Low Seafood. On top of that, if guests feel like going on a short trip, Singapore is accessible through the causeway that connects both countries.
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Free parking
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Non-smoking hotel
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Debbie wrote a review Mar 2019
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Hotel was in very bad condition. When we arrived at the hotel, there were many seedy ladies selling sex services at the hotel hanging out at the couches alongside with 5-7 other men. Since it was a budget hotel, we decided to make do with that and check in. When we check in and went to the VIP room that we book, the air-cons were not cold and seemed like they were in fan speed. We called the front desk and they did not pick up, so we went all the way down. There was an Indian man who came to assist us but still most of the VIP rooms were stinky and had a weird smell. They brought us to a few rooms to see if we could change to those but the air-con were all the same and we went down the hotel 5-6 times just to get their staff's help. As well, we couldn't even open the room door via the card and had to get the key from them. When we were heading down from our rooms to the front desk, each time we saw different prostitutes in the lift. The whole place was like a brothel instead of a hotel and perhaps they might even be residing in the hotel. We were very distressed as the receptionist only spoke Malay and she couldn't handle the issue when we wanted a refund. It was a very stressful situation as we did not want to go to the lower levels where there were many call girls leaving in and out of the place which made us felt so uncomfortable. Moreover, the reviews mentioned that some bedsheets were with weird stains and not cleaned. Warning you guys not to stay in such a seedy hotel/brothel.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pillay15 wrote a review Jul 2018
Shah Alam, Malaysia59 contributions42 helpful votes
Excellent hotel for the budget savvy. I booked the hotel through a third party which offered a good discount. Very good location as it is centrally located.Room is clean. Hot water shower provided. A LED TV although all Singaporean channels. Wondered why there was no chair provided in the room. Very convenient to move around . Limited restaurants nearby but manageable.Staff were very helpful. For the budget price, bottle of mineral water and coffee sachet were provided. Hot water for consumption purposes can be obtained from the first floor. Those who have work to do with the Indonesian Consulate, this is the best place to stay. The Consulate is just 300 metres away. Larkin Sentral Bus terminus is 8 km away. Zero complaints about this hotel for the price I paid.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: No tip because all rooms will face some level of noise.
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Dtyg2369 wrote a review Sep 2017
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions32 helpful votes
Booked a family room with 2 queen size beds. Reviews as follows: Check - in Front desk was polite and fast in expediting our room. Security was tight as you required your room card to access into the lift located beside the entrance of the hotel lobby. Room : a typical Budget hotel, toilet was a bit run down. Heater and air con working fine and beds are relatively clean. Toothbrush was provided but not for the rest of standard toiletries. Location: pretty remote location as you need to enter to a small lane and it was rather quiet but I feel safe as I had my local buddy, working in CP SAS Protection in Johor Bahru who escorted me and Ensure I enter the lift safely before he left. For those driving, I would advise you to set your gps using the local wave apps which is more accurate and download the CP SAS Protection Apps whenever you are in JB as their response to your aid in need of emergency are swift and responsive. Ok for overnight stay as it is rather affordable as you can beat the custom jam in the morning and can leisurely check out after a good night rest and start your tour in JB.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
Charlie T wrote a review Oct 2016
Tanah Merah, Malaysia18 contributions8 helpful votes
Price are reasonable and full of many types of room choices.But the room that I stay was so terrible,light on automatic without switch on and bed is dirty.I am a traditional Chinese lady,d moment I saw d mirrow is facing d entrance door and my bed is facing d window,I really can't sleep well at night.Having nightmares all night and smell bad from toilet too.I really don't like the Feng Shui of the hotel where located beside train railway.Sorry to say so,but no next time.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
Delip G wrote a review Oct 2015
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Cheap for all those backpackers ... just so not expect the same level of comfort from 3 star hotel. Currently undergoing refurbishment so need to deal with paint smell. You could easily this place if you are driving as it well hidden. We got a room with 4 single beds for RM115 a night. Quite a bargain I must say.
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$14 - US$21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Zen Zeng Hotel
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Frequently Asked Questions about OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Johor Bahru City Square (1.1 km), Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple (0.7 km), and Komtar JBCC (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tosca Trattoria Italiana at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, Makan Kitchen at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, and Chakra.
Is OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Johor Bahru.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to OYO 1230 Zen Zeng Budget Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kranji Beach Battle Site (4.1 km).