TROVE Johor Bahru

TROVE Johor Bahru

Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Johor Bahru 80300 Malaysia
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#9 of 140 hotels in Johor Bahru
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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TROVE Johor Bahru is an uncommon destination for the discerning guest; a cultured soul, more traveller than tourist, who seeks more from their stay than just run-of-the-mill service, to whom experience and authenticity mean more than frills and features. TROVE Johor Bahru's themed concept hotel is a carefully curated, curious blend of old and new; modern straits eclecticism born out of a love for local culture, pairing technology and tradition. Welcome to the world without barriers - where fellow sojourners feel "like a local" from the moment they arrive and move seamlessly from one experience to another. Here, you will find a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration, experiences unconfined.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
On-demand films
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay

Location

Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Johor Bahru 80300 Malaysia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 69 out of 100
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KaleneAndy wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia151 contributions158 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights here in late December.

This hotel probably offered the best value/price ratio of anywhere we have stayed, delivering genuine quality at an incredibly reasonable price.

The room was very large, with great views out across JB, as well as stylish decor. The bathroom was a good size, complete with blind to screen the almost-inevitable glass wall to the sleeping area. A water purifier was also provided, a great idea in such a humid part of the world.

The only letdowns were the blue LED lights in the bedside light fittings. These were unnecessarily bright, lighting up an otherwise dark room at night.

Breakfast was literally fit for a king, on par with the SG$52 offering I once had at the (considerably more expensive) Westin in Singapore. Every type of sweet and savoury dish was available, as well as copious staff at preparation stations. I can't recall the last time I had bread & butter pudding and custard or spaghetti bolognese for breakfast, but here they were! Across a couple of mornings, I reckon we only scraped the surface of the range, and everything we had was excellent.

We also had dinner in the restaurant on one evening (when we were totally shopped out after a long day in the malls), which was surprisingly good value and delicious.

The only challenge with the hotel is that it's a little way from the downtown core, with little to do or see in the immediate vicinity. However, it was only a few ringgits on the bus into JB Sentral, which took about 5-10 minutes (depending on traffic).

We'd happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Varman wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quarantined here for 14 days.
There were hundreds of requests coming from different rooms each day but the staffs were prompt, friendly and very helpful.
Really a pleasant stay even if unable to leave the room for 2 weeks. Rooms were spacious and clean.

I am not a smoker. So their strict no smoking rules was an added advantage; so no smoke smell :)

Chef kept things interesting by provided a different menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. Nothing short of a sumptuous meal.

Would definitely consider staying here for a real vacation.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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April wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our 3 nights stay was awesome! I was pleasantly surprised with the excellent hospitality from check in right up to check out. Breakfast was well served. Lada & Cloves serves varieties of cuisines at a very reasonable price too. This is perhaps the only hotel that provide guest with a hot and normal water dispenser (drink all you can). The hotel is clean and well maintained. Did I tell you that we stayed at 17th floor and the water pressure was so strong/high that we enjoyed our bath time. The location is perfect! As for the hotel rate, I would say value for money. Thank you Janet Chhin, Kiren, Irene (sorry can't remember all the names) and everyone for making our stay so enjoyable. We would definitely return and recommend. Cheers....till we meet again.....regards, April
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Staff are friendly. Hotel is clean and well maintained.
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atty26 wrote a review Nov 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia46 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in one of the standard rooms.

The good: Value for money. Room is generally clean, water pressure is ok, air conditioning is decent. Wifi speed is decent. Bedsheet is clean. Has water dispenser in the room so there is no need to boil water with kettle.

The bad: Buffet breakfast choice is limited. Food is average. Tea cup in the room was wet, has sugar stains where the cup was sitting on. Tea spoons has water stains on them, which makes it look kind of gross. Guests do not practise SOP in lifts... a few times there were 7 or 8 people squeezed into the lift. 1 out of the 3 lifts were under maintenance in the 3 days that I stayed there, making the wait time for them rather long.
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Date of stay: November 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Wai Charng wrote a review Jun 2021
18 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have been sent here for my 14 days quarantine stays upon arrival at Johor. The services is great and i'm quite impressed with their staffs's patience in try to accomodate all different kind of requests from guests. Besides, their chef is really passion in cooking by serving delicious meals and creative desserts.

The wifi speed might a bit slow. Hence, if you are required to work from home, strongly recommend to get a prepaid sim card for better connection.
And the room condition so far is clean though there are some holes on the curtain and there are no mineral water provided in room, and only with a alkaline water dispenser. For people who prefer bottled mineral bottle, may ordered the delivery from food panda. The hotel staff will help with the room delivery according to the delivery schedule.

Lastly, kudos to the whole Trove Team for trying their best maintaining a great services and standard despite this covid period!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mark Wu wrote a review Jan 2020
singapore10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Check in was easy on Christmas Eve around 1.30 pm.. Guy said keycards will be issue at 3 pm, hotel policy. At the next counter, Gal were issuing keycards to guests who came after me. Guests checking in at Gal counter were issued keycards without hesitation. I got my keycards after my wife confronted the Guy, (around 2.30 pm)
Person in charge at breakfast was doing a good job, assigning diners to a overcrowded restaurant.
The 2 young men at the main entrance help me with my transport arrangements.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you have walking problems, request for rooms near elevators.
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Kalaianban Duraisamy wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed in various hotels prior to my arrival at TROVE during my stay of 10 days quarantine.
I was rather skeptical of the service the hotel might be able to render during pandemic period.
There were many hassle and time taken procedures which made the all waiting to be cleared and check in a stress one.
Well accepting the fact that the pandemic has taken away many joyful thoughts and feelings.
But to be Frank and sincere in the way the staffs have handled the pandemic situation and treated us was amazing. They have been very kind and patient and always ready to assist and provide service.
Infact they went the extra miles to make sure that we are all are fine and comfortable within the confined walls to complete the mandatory quarantine period.

I am saying this because few of friends who under went the quarantine period in and other countries did share that the hospitality was not good.

My heartfelt thanks and appreciation is greatly extended to everyone in this Trove hotel. A very special thanks to a friend Mr. Firdaus the Chef. I happened to meet Chef Firdaus by chance and in a gesture he looked very young for his vast experience. He had a very kind heart like a mother who takes care of her children. He took care of us.
Few names to be mentioned, Janet, Subra, the team from house keeping and the front line staffs my thanks to you all for your ☆☆☆☆☆ stars services.
May God bless you all and keep you all safe and healthy to always serve the travellers who are coming in every now and then.

A true sample of Excellence and love in service of Hospitality.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Michelle G wrote a review Mar 2023
5 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
on arrival, parking was ok, check in counter wasnt warm, enquired if hotel able to assist to freeze EBM (expressed breast milk), outright rejected coldly, asked if could help to freeze ice pack to bring back the milk as im driving back to another state few hours away, also rudely rejected by staff name Linda. they have a small minibar to store milk but how am i supposed to bring it back without frozen ice pack. so NOT breast feeding friendly hotel. also bad first impression.
other than that, room is basic, floor is laminated flooring, window facing side of another building. amenities basic, clogged basin, i couldnt be bothered to get it fixed due to staying one night only. air cond fortunately was cold.
positive: water filter dispenser in room with hot water function
had event in the hotel and lunch/dinner catered at their buffet dining area. variety limited, flavour and taste ok but repetitive.
buffet breakfast selection limited and roti canai looks cold and hard so skipped it.

overall if you r travelling for work and breast feeding, not recommended
if u just want to stay in basic hotel then no issues.
i wouldnt return
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Date of stay: March 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marketing Communications and Public Relations, Marketing at TROVE Johor Bahru
Responded 29 Mar 2023
Greetings from Trove Hotel Johor Bahru! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel. We are deeply sorry to hear that your check-in experience was not up to your expectations and that you were not pleased with our staff's response to your request to freeze your expressed breast milk. We understand that as a breastfeeding mother, it is important to have access to facilities that can help you store your milk safely. We are sorry that we were unable to assist you with this request, and we will be taking steps to ensure that our staff is trained to handle similar requests in a more helpful and supportive manner. We also apologize for the issues you encountered with your room, including the clogged basin and the limited amenities. We take all feedback seriously and will be looking into ways to improve our guest experience. Regarding the event and buffet dining area, we apologize that the variety was limited, and the flavor and taste were not up to your expectations. We appreciate your feedback, and we will be looking into ways to improve our catering services. Once again, we apologize for falling short of your expectations, and we hope that you will give us another chance to provide you with the kind of experience that we are known for. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further feedback or concerns.
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Razali wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The service is very good attended by a very responsive team of service staff.

Housekeeping
As we are in quarantine, housekeeping can only help in replenishing whatever we
requested. This has been prompt and efficiently led by Mr Amir

Food
Chef Firdaus culinary skills is excellent. To be able to accommodate the daily needs and constant demands of the customer and produce good quality food is a challenge during normal times. He did it so well that my needs are catered perfectly.

F&B
Excellent work done by Mr Subra team to efficiently make it on time on schedule for all items to arrive for all guest.

Front Office
Mr Kiren & team responsive reply to the WhatsApp grp request and demand is very commendable.

Being quarantined is like going to jail. People are constrained and demands are high. More so because of the locked up feelings.
Trove team has done an excellent job in making it less painfull by their diligence and patience in catering for this grp of people.

Keep up the good work Team Trove.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Naddiy wrote a review Jul 2022
Singapore5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Would want to come here again someday! Booked for Deluxe Twin Room but please take note it is single beds unlike the normal which is queen beds. The room is abit thin that you can hear the next door sound if it's abit loud.

Was quite surprised the room is advanced! With water dispenser instead of the normal kettle. Just that the normal temperature will still dispense a bit of hot water.

Breakfast served was not much of a variety. I guessed this needs to be improve.

Complimentary carpark ticket is provided upon request. It's just that a bit of troublesome when you have to go to the reception counter to request for a complimentary carpark ticket, they will somehow scan on it but then you still have to go to the ticket machine to exchange for the free tickets.

Requested for birthday decor in the room. I was assisted by Saravanan. He mentioned that payment needs to be settled first in order for the decor to be done. Quite skeptical at first but then he said he engaged outsource to do it. And so i provided my card details.

He was efficient enough to give me his hp no.for fast response as my booking is just the next day yet my plan is still not finalised. Indeed he settled it fast and efficient! Credits to him! I requested a complimentary birthday cake. But sadly they don't have/never provide. He said he will provide something else. And so I was surprised and overwhelmed on what he had prepared for us. A treat that is way better then a cake!

Overall enjoyed my short staycay here!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore569 contributions142 helpful votes
Room is spacious... either will does it.
Benji asked a question May 2022
Melaka, Malaysia46 contributions9 helpful votes
Is hotel provide carpark?
vincent lim asked a question Nov 2020
Johor Bahru, Malaysia18 contributions1 helpful vote
What is the earrliest to check in?
vincent lim asked a question Nov 2020
Johor Bahru, Malaysia18 contributions1 helpful vote
Got sauna?
Answer from HRS_6
Kluang, Malaysia1,603 contribution322 helpful votes
I don't think they have
cheryl t asked a question Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore46 contributions7 helpful votes
Does the hotel allows addition of extra bed during check in? Or we have to request it in advance?
Answer from Adrian Ong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15 contributions47 helpful votes
Hi, suggest you call up and ask.
RKTH wrote a tip 5 Jun
Singapore, Singapore98 contributions54 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you drive, make sure you take the hotel lifts. There’s another set of lifts beside and it’ll bring you to some dark corridor upstairs"
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simone wrote a tip May 2024
Singapore, Singapore90 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring yr own kettle & water bottle, dun kwn when was the last time they service their water filter !"
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Azza J wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just don't book here."
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Mars wrote a tip Feb 2024
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dusty rooms, slow service. And the iron was so dirty and rusty!"
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Singandraeus wrote a tip Jan 2024
Singapore, Singapore219 contributions27 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring ear plugs"
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RM 221 - RM 405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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283
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Frequently Asked Questions about TROVE Johor Bahru
Which popular attractions are close to TROVE Johor Bahru?
Nearby attractions include Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple (0.8 km), KSL City Mall (0.9 km), and "Dinosaurs Alive" Water Theme Park (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at TROVE Johor Bahru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at TROVE Johor Bahru?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at TROVE Johor Bahru?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at TROVE Johor Bahru?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to TROVE Johor Bahru?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Papa French Bistro and Wine Bar, Gianni's Trattoria, and Naughty Bali.
Are there opportunities to exercise at TROVE Johor Bahru?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at TROVE Johor Bahru?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does TROVE Johor Bahru offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at TROVE Johor Bahru?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Indonesian, and Malay.
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