Feeling you want to be lavishly pampered for your next holiday? Plan a romantic getaway by looking at these top 7 luxurious JB hotels to stay in Johor Bahru.
Staying in a hotel is one great way to celebrate romance with your significant other. If you have a rather limited time but seeking pampering hotel facilities, luxurious hotel suite, and adventurous destinations, Johor Bahru would sound like a perfect getaway. Since there are many JB hotels to pick from, you might want to read some of the summaries below. Depending on what romance means to you, here are 7 luxurious and romantic hotels in Johor Bahru for you to pick and suit your own getaway with your partner.
1. Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Professionally managed by Marriott, Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel fits the entire package of the romantic atmosphere right off the bat. Upon entering the property, you will be welcomed by the large lobby with a contemporary design, while the second floor of this hotel is dedicated to leisure facilities such as a gym, swimming pool, and business centre. With a total of 6 room types, you will definitely find one that is suitable for you as a couple. One of the most favoured rooms is the Bayview Room, where you are treated a scenic view of the harbour city: a definite romantic delight to have this panomaric view all day from your spacious and sleek room.
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Smoothly run as any other of Marriott’s hotels, Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel's restaurnat offers a wide variety of international buffet and cocktails. If you feel like going out to the city, theme parks and shopping malls are less than an hour drive away from the hotel.
Address: No. 2, Jalan Permas 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 27.6km or 33-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$107
2. Doubletree by Hilton Johor Bahru
Doubletree by Hilton is located in the Central Business District of Johor Bahru and situated near famous landmarks such as Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, City Square Shopping Mall, Legoland Resort Malaysia, and Komtar Johor Bahru City Center.
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Enjoy fine dining at its signature restaurant: Makan Kitchen which serves authentic local Malay cuisine as well as Indian, Chinese, and Peranakan cuisines on their menu. The restaurant is open all day, giving you ample time to plan either a romantic lunch or dinner. If you prefer a western taste, try the Tosca Italian Trattoria. Indulge yourself in a freshly made slice of pizza or tuck into the best pasta in town. The Italian restaurant also offers private dining for you who desire a more intimate ambience.
Address: No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, Bandar Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 29.2km or 36-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$500
3. Amari Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru is one of the JB hotels located right across from the Komtar JBCC. It is also within walking distance from immigration customs, making it convenient for tourists coming from Singapore by land. Upon arrival, you would be greeted by a spacious and elegant lobby. With around seven room types to choose from, you will definitely pick one that will match with your budget. One of their specialties is the Deluxe Pool Access room which has a small terrace and a short pathway leading directly to the hotel’s swimming pool.
Couples can also enjoy a pampering body treatment at the hotel’s resident Breeze Spa. They have a personal treatment room for couples so you can have a relaxing time together. Since it is located right in Johor Bahru downtown, there are many local delights to discover. A popular choice would be to leave the hotel at nightfall to search for certain vans by the roadside selling the famous lok-lok cuisine of Malaysia.
Address: 82C, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru - City Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 29.4km or 37-minute drive
room rate per night: S$350
4. Pulai Springs Resort
Are you in need of the refreshing sea breeze and white sand beaches? Pulai Springs Resort has both and so much more. The resort also offers a special package for couples on honeymoon: including a room, breakfast for two, a bottle of the drink of your choice, 3-course dinner for the couple, and complimentary room decoration. You will be greeted by special welcome drinks, snacks, and decorated bedroom on your arrival.
As it is situated by the foothills of Mount Pulai, the resort offers wonderful tranquillity, as well as many exciting activities in the town of Johor Bahru just a few minutes away. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, take a cool retreat at the Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest. It is only 20 minutes’ drive from the resort, with the option of a shuttle car service, the latter coming with additional surcharges.
Address: Jalan Pontian Lama, Pulai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 8110
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 18.8km or 25-minute drive
room rate per night: S$80
5. Midori Concept Hotel
Looking for a romantic hotel with an affordable price? Midori Concept Hotel is your answer. This 3-star establishment is a boutique hotel that is freshly designed and decorated to match up with its higher-starred counterparts. Through the décor, this JB hotel promotes a green and healthy lifestyle—something that you rarely see anywhere in the city. What makes it romantic is that the rooms are loosely decorated in both French Rococo and Art Déco style, transporting you to an atmospehere where classic design met upcoming modernity. While being a concept hotel, it does not offer the usual amenities like a spa and fitness centre. Still, there are many nearby attractions within a convenient distance from the hotel.
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Legoland Resort Malaysia, Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park, and Kuso Trick Art are some of the popular destinations around the hotel. For couples, it is recommended to book the suite room to enhance the experience.
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Address: 57, Jalan Austin Heights 1/8, Taman Mount Austin, Tebrau, Johor Bahru
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 23.5km or 38-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$80
6. Thistle Johor Bahru
Thistle Johor Bahru is located near the Singapore – Johor Causeway. Guests from Singapore can easily reach the hotel once clearing Customs. This JB hotel offers a splendid view from the room, facing the horizon of Johor Bahru harbour.
Most of their rooms offer a direct view of its large swimming pool. Couples can lounge by the pool and enjoy some refreshing cocktails. They have three restaurants, which means you can have a delightful romantic dinner without having to leave the hotel.
As for on-site dining options, You will find both local and international cuisines served at the Glass, enjoy authentic Italian dishes at the Oasis, or indulge in some appetising snacks at the Steps.
Address: Jalan Sungai Chat, 80100 Johor Bahru
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 26.7km or 35-minute drive
Range of room rate per night: S$108 to S$320
7. Susana All Suites
Suasana All Suites is located in prime location: closely situated to Zenith Lifestyle Center and Komtar JBCC. You can also find other nearby attractions such as the Chinese Heritage Museum, Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, and the famous Jalan Wong Ah Fook. While most of these destinations are within walking distance, public transportation is also an option as well.
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The residence offers a generous amount of space across all room types; for those who looking for a honeymoon experience, book a One-Bedroom suite for a more intimate experience. All units feature a kitchenette, in case you want to cook light meals with or for your spouse.
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Emphasising comfort, you will be pampered by the hotel's luxury and left with a deep positive impression of Susana All Suites: the perfect accommodation for couples who would prefer to explore the city with ease.
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Address: 82C Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru
Distance from Senai International Airport: About 29.4km or 38-minute drive
Room rate per night: S$150
Experiencing Johor Bahru for Couples
Depending on where you and your spouse prefer to visit first, Johor Bahru has it all: get lost in the historical and cultural part of the city filled with ancient temples, old streets, and elegant museums, before returning to one of the many nearby luxurious JB hotels that offer an excellent dining experience paired with the hotel's opulent setting.
If you are looking for something different, consider some of the popular culinary destinations in JB such as the Sky Bar @ Jen Hotel, Attica Bistro, Broadway Sutera, and George & Dragon. The city also offers several choices of spa providers offering exclusive treatments to pamper couples.
Before you are set to go, do make sure a rough itinerary planned out. Since almost every tourist destination in Johor Bahru is easily accessible, it should be easier for you to make the itinerary list. Please note that if you check in with a Singapore passport, you would be charged a tourism tax of S$3.20 per night per room.