Types of Accommodation in Johor

Johor offers a wide variety of accommodation. Here is a guide.

City Hotel

City hotel is the hotel located in the city. It usually runs by corporation and has multiple branches. The hotel offers services like wake-up calls, room cleaning, laundry, restaurant and transport services for its patron.

The hotel ranges from one star hotel to five stars hotel.The guests have the option to choose the hotel based on their budget. For those who have stricter budget can choose to stay at the slightly cheaper hotel.

For those who want to enjoy their stay and has no problem to spend more. Mid-range or high end hotel are the most fitting place to stay. The staffs will cater to every need upon being called and the concierge is always reliable if one wants something done for them. It also has facilities like the gym, spa, two or three restaurants and swimming pool.

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Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotel is usually designed with a chic and upscale look. The service provided here is generally the same as the city hotel.

The rooms are clean and designed beautifully, the staffs are often helpful. Some boutique hotels also house a small café that provides light refreshment for the patron.

Boutique hotel are often designed according to a theme. Some boutique hotel can be very creative by using theme like steampunk, robot, bamboo forest and many more to attract the visitors.

Budget Hotel

Budget hotel is an economic type of hotel. It is usually located in a maximum 5-storey building. Some budget hotels are very old. Hence, not all of them have an elevator. Services like laundry, breakfast and room service are not available. However, the room will be cleaned upon request.

Those with the tight budget can choose a budget hotel as an accommodation. However, a thorough research needs to be done before picking on which budget hotel to stay. Some budget hotels are involved in prostitution activities. It is illegal to hire prostitutes in Malaysia. Hence, it is advisable to avoid budget hotels that are located around the red-light district area.

Budget hotel is often located near the place that sell cheap and delicious food and  self-service laundry premise. Both elements are very essential to any travelers.

Serviced Apartment

If the travelers are going to spend over a month in Johor. It is advisable for them to find a serviced apartment. Serviced apartment provides short term rent services in Johor.

The apartment usually is clean and well taken care of. It is also highly secured with security guard and access pass that prohibit outsiders from entering the place. It is also a lot cheaper than staying in the hotel.

Service apartments are also equipped with facilities such as swimming pool, gym, playground and restaurants. It is fully furnished, so the travelers can cook their own food because the kitchen is fully equipped for that purpose. It also has washing machine so the trip to the laundromat is unnecessary.

Eco Farm Resort

Eco farm resort is often located at a little bit secluded area away from the City. The resort integrates the farm elements so the guests can experience and learn about things that are related to farming. It also offers a quiet environment for the visitors.

Due to its location, oftentimes it is far away from other attractions and the mode of transportation is quite limited. It is also away from other attractions and entertainments.

For the travelers who like to explore what is happening in town. This resort might not be suitable for them. This resort is suitable for those who wants to escape the hustle and the bustle of the city and learn more about farming while surrounded by trees and nature, These resorts would be the best choice.

Beach Resorts

Beach resorts are full service holiday lodging facilities that are located at the seaside. Some beach resorts have access to a private beach. The resort offers an all-around service that include water entertainment and recreational activities.

Beach resorts are a self-contained establishment. It provides the guests with amenities like the lodging, food, drink, sports, entertainment and souvenir shops. Beach resort is suitable for families and child friendly with lots of programs for the children.

Hostel

Hostel is the most favorite accommodation for solo traveler or backpackers who don’t want to spend lots of money for accommodation. In Johor, there are several types of rooms to choose from depending on one’s budget. There are private rooms without shared toilet, dorm rooms that can fit five people and more with a shared toilet, double rooms that fits two people with the shared toilet and many more.

Cleanliness and hygiene might vary since most of the facilities are shared. It depends on the discipline and the attitude of the people renting the hostel. The staffs usually clean up the place twice a day and there is no room service provided. Some hostels don’t even have air conditioners.

Staying in the hostels has its advantages. The visitors get to meet new friends and share travel stories with each other. Still, sharing places with stranger comes with a price. Always keep valuable items in the safe place. Use the lockers if the hostel provides them.

Homestays

There are two types of homestay in Malaysia. One is run by several agencies in Malaysia where the visitors will be adopted and placed to live with the host family and the other is the private homeowner renting out their place for visitors to use for accommodation.

The former is a fun way to experience the culture first hand. Most of the guests who joined the program often give good reviews for it. The latter has mixed reviews. The attitude of the homeowner often affects the whole experience renting a homestay. Some owners are accommodating while some are not. The most famous app for this service is airBnB.

With airBnB, the guests could check the review of the owner and the place they want to rent beforehand. It helps filter out some bad homeowners from the good one.