As one of the largest theme parks in Malaysia, Legoland offers the best adventure for families. These JB hotels will give you more than just a comfortable stay.
How many of you have had fond memories of Lego, either building with them or accidentally stepping on them? Now, you can visit an entire theme park dedicated to those childhood memories. Established in 2012, Legoland Malaysia is the first international Lego theme park in Asia. Upon entering, you will be taken into a world entirely made of Lego; with over 70 rides, attractions and shows with various themes for you to explore and enjoy.
Covering an extensive area of 310,000 m2, it is highly recommended that you acquire the two-day pass so that you can enjoy all the rides and attractions. With that plan in mind, you will also be hunting for accommodation with a JB hotel in the area. To help you with that, check out these hotel recommendations below.
1. Legoland Malaysia Resort
Experience Legoland right at the doorstep of your hotel room! Legoland Malaysia Resort is a 5-star resort located inside the theme park, with rooms designed after Lego themes such as Kingdom, Adventure, Pirate, and Ninjago. You can pick either Standard or Premium Rooms that can accommodate up to 5 people or pick between Deluxe and Suite Rooms that provide accommodation for 8 people.
From the moment you enter the hotel, you would be treated with the full Lego experience. While the adults admire can the wonderful Lego structures, the kids would be kept busy with figuring out a puzzle that leads to a Lego treasure. You don’t need to worry if the puzzle is too hard for your children, the treasure will still be given at the end of the stay. The resort also features a swimming pool facing the theme park, a game room, restaurant, and coffee shop. At particular schedules, this JB hotel also holds special activities such as meet & greet sessions, magic show, challenges, and stage shows.
With just a short 7-minute drive (2.1km) away from the Legoland theme park, you will be able to enjoy the rides and return to your room to rest with ease.When booking, do remember to pick your preferred room theme too!
Address: Jalan Medini Utara 3, Bandar Medini Iskandar, Johor Bahru
Distance from Senai Airport: About 31.6km or 27-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$287
2. Somerset Puteri Harbour Iskandar Puteri
Somerset Puteri Harbour is a four-star apartment which is a short 11-minute drive (5km) from Legoland. The apartment also provides a free shuttle service directly to the theme park. Furthermore, if you are interested in heading to the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, the public attraction is a short 3-minute walk (230m) away from the hotel. As it is located near the harbour, you will be able to enjoy the sea breeze during your stay here.
The hotel features Studio, Deluxe, Premier, and Executive Rooms with a complete range of facilities inside. Each of the room has a kitchenette and its utensils: a comfortable room choice for those travelling with children with picky food preferences. Other facilities include a gym, swimming pool, restaurant, and coffee shop. It is one accommodation to pick if you are looking for a luxurious room with a homey feeling.
The area around the Puteri Harbour is well-known for its culinary delights, where you can choose from many local street hawkers and food stalls. If you want to explore more of Johor Bahru than just Legoland, this apartment is has the right location for you.
Address: Jalan Medini Utara 3, Bandar Medini Iskandar, Johor Bahru
Distance from Senai Airport: About 38.3km or 28-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$78
Located in Nusajaya, Hotel Granada Johor Bahru is a 16-minute drive (10.9km) away from Legoland Malaysia. Offering a clean and contemporary design for its interior as well as its 192 rooms, Hotel Granada Johor Bahru offers one of the best of business-class rooms that are divided among Deluxe, Executive Deluxe, and Suite.
Besides visiting Legoland during your stay here, enjoy some of the hotel’s facilities such as the Escape Spa, swimming pool, and restaurant. Room rates can be applied with promotional discounts to help stretch your dollar.
Address: Jalan Indah 15/2, Taman Bukit Indah, Nusajaya, Johor Bahru
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 29.5km or 25-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$80
4. Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour is the sole waterfront hotel within the Johor Bahru area. Managed by Shangri-La, this JB hotel is the ideal combination of the local culture and warm hospitality, complete with strong influences of Andalusian architecture.
From Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, it is only a 10 minute (5.1km) drive to Legoland. Other attractions such as Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town are both a few minutes’ walking distance away. The hotel boasts facilities such as swimming pool, spa, gym, business centre, and free shuttle service with advance booking.
Schedules of the free shuttle service is curated for those heading towards Legoland: with morning timings separate three times at 9:30am, 10:00am, and 10:30am. in the evening, you can return back to the hotel from Legoland on either the 5:00pm, 6:00pm, or 7:00pm ride.
Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri, Nusajay, Johor Bahru
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 32.4km or 27-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$91
5. Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri
Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri is situated near the Medini Mall of Johor Bahru. The four-star residence houses 310 apartments, where you can pick room types from either Studio, One-Bedroom, Two-Bedroom, or Three-Bedroom units. All units have its own kitchenette and separate living area.
Selected units have private balconies with a scenic view of Legoland. It’s a mere 10-minute walk (850m) from the hotel to the theme park. Across the apartment building, you can also find Medini Mall, where you can find culinary treats and popular retail stores galore.
Other facilities offered by this hotel include an infinity swimming pool, fitness centre, a restaurant, and kids’ playground.
Address: Lot 5 Jalan Medini Utara 4, Medini Iskandar Malaysia, Nusajaya, Johor Bahru
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 32.6km or 26-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$70
6. Hotel Ramada Meridin Johor Bahru
Located in the same area as Meridin Mall, Hotel Ramada Meridin Johor Bahru is another modern hotel with a contemporary style. If you are looking for a luxurious yet affordable stay, this JB hotel can be the answer. From the hotel, Legoland is a short 14-minutes’ walk (1.1km) away.
Hotel Ramada Meridin strives to give a feel like the guests’ home away from their home. The rooms are designed to be both comfortable and cosy. Other facilities include a swimming pool, bar, and restaurant. On special occasions, Hotel Ramada Meridin offers Legoland packages that include an entry ticket with room bookings that differ in prices: one such package is the 1 night stay, coupled with 2 adult tickets and 1 child ticket for only S$289.
Address: Jalan Legoland Bandar Medini Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 31.2km or 25-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$68
7. Pinetree Marina Resort
Pinetree Marina Resort is located 6 minutes from Legoland. Guests who are staying here can take a short walk through the Medini Mall to go to the theme park. Other places you can visit conveniently from the hotel is Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Medini Mall, and Gleneagles Medini.
This JB hotel is a four-star residence with resort facilities such as a fitness centre, swimming pool, gaming room, and others. To add to the convenience, each of the room in the hotel has a small kitchen and equipment for light cooking. For those who are travelling with little kids, this facility would be essential.
The hotel offers Studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom unit for room types. However, if you look online, there are privately-owned residences up for rent. To get the official price, it is recommended that you book directly to the hotel or from a trusted agent.
Address: Persiaran Tanjung, Pengkalan Puteri Iskandar Puteri, Nusajaya, Johor Bahru
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 33.1km or 28-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$90
Going Johor Bahru to Singapore
It takes an average of 41 minutes traveling time to get from Singapore to Johor Bahru. You can easily take the shuttle bus, train, or rent a private car if you want to have a short getaway in the city. However, always remember to bring your ID and passport for the Customs check in between both countries.
However, do take note for all travellers planning to book a JB hotel, be aware of the Malaysian new tourism policy. Since 2017, all foreign hotel guests will be subject to an additional charge of MYR 10 per room per night. Above all that, Johor Bahru is a place to consider for your next short vacation, not just for Legoland but also the endless charm of this Malaysian harbour city.