Heading to Johor Bahru for the weekend? Having a list of food trails to go on, historical sights to visit and all things fun to explore is great but there is something very important before all that—A roof over your head and a plush bed to crash in at the end of the night after all your exploits.
Here are 6 hotels to check-in at with your family when in Johor Bahru, to save you many grueling hours of Googling.
Location: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Legoland Hotel is our favorite. Its castle-like structure that looks like it was built with building blocks with men and menacing dragons guarding the entrance, are some of the reasons why.
In the lobby, you’ll find a castle of smaller version, a pirate’s ship and more interactive play areas the further you walk in, which is golden because now you don’t have to worry about your little munchkins getting restless while you wait to check-in.
When you’re able to pull away from the lobby, make your way to your room. It doesn’t matter what room you choose—pirate, ninja, Egyptian or medieval themed—for you’re sure to have a wild and imaginative adventure!
Location: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
If going to Legoland Malaysia is part of your itinerary, you’re probably looking to stay somewhere nearby because time saved on travel is more time for fun. Which is why we present to you Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour.
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour is a hop, skip, and a jump away from Legoland Malaysia and a mere hop away from indoor amusement parks like Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town. And amongst your choice of rooms, you have the option of booking into Hello Kitty themed rooms! It’ll be a paradise for Hello Kitty fans.
What’s more, the hotel also boasts an infinity pool and if you’re taking a dip at sunset, be prepared to be greeted by a view even more stunning.
Location: 213, 81930 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
Whether you’re a nature lover or an adventure-seeker who’s constantly on the lookout for something different, we think you’ll enjoy bunking in at KOREF Desaru Farm.
During your stay at KOREF Desaru Farm, indulge in wood rafting and kayaking. Swing on a wooden plank over the lake or cross a wooden bridge built over the lake. Befriend farm animals like rabbits, feed the fishes and take a leisurely walk around the idyllic garden, home to a variety of herbs, shrubs, trees and vegetables.
When the sun sets and the sky turns dark, go stargazing to add magic to your night. Fall asleep in floating chalets and wake up to the sunlight glittering over the lake waters.
4. KSL Resort
Location: 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Not only is KSL Resort conveniently located in the city center, it is also connected to the KSL City Mall, which means you’re free to shop whenever you like. And if you have plans to go to Legoland, you can purchase the tickets from the hotel and even hitch a ride to the theme park on the hotel’s shuttle bus service.
Don’t worry about your little ones getting bored should you decide against going to Legoland for they can go splashing in the hotel’s Dinosaurs Alive Water Theme Park.
Please note that guests also have to pay a small admission fee to enter the theme park.
Location: Lot 1854, Jalan Desaru Bandar Penawar, 81930 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
For a relaxing afternoon soaking up some vitamin Ds on a clean beach of gleaming emerald waters and fine white sandy shores, you might want to park yourself at the Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa.
If your thrill-seeking heart needs a little more excitement, there is a line-up of water sports that you can try out, like parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat ride and more.
As for the little ones who just can’t get enough of sploshing around in the water, there is a water park with a gigantic coconut dumping water in intervals and a play structure with multiple slides in the resort where they can continue their wild water adventures.
Location: 57, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
A stone’s throw away from Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park, cocooned in green leafy vines is Midori Concept Hotel. The tendrils of this greenery also extends to the interior of this building.
This eco-friendly hotel features energy saving appliances, a roof that allows natural light to shine through and an indoor nano garden which doesn’t just take your breath away but also purifies the air you breathe.
Don’t worry though, being green-conscious doesn’t necessarily mean lower quality. The hotel’s greeneries goes perfectly hand-in-hand with its grand Victorian styled rooms and space. Environmental-friendly and classy is Midori Concept Hotel.