A newcomer for 2009, Hanya Satu is giving JB's mass of mediocre budget hotels a run for their money.
The hotel's exterior is bright and welcoming, the staff actually smile, and the rooms don't disappoint. Everything still looks and feels like new -- the air-con is whisper quiet, the TVs are flat-screen, the beds are cozy with crisp white sheets, and the attached bathrooms are refreshingly modern. There's a fountain with drinking water on each floor, WiFi, an internet cafe and money changer in the lobby, and a food centre across the street. The rates are comparable to other hotels in central JB, but the standards here are much higher. Promotional rates are usually offered on weekdays.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 80 ringgit, high season 80 ringgit. Notes: 90 ringgit on weekends
Room: Triple air-con private bathroom, low season: 100 ringgit, high season 100 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 140 ringgit, high season 140 ringgit. Notes: Sleeps four
29 Jalan Meldrum
T: (07) 228 8111
F: (07) 221 1118
Room rates: 120 to 250 ringgit