Since the Singapore-Malaysia borders opened a few weeks back, many Singaporeans have rushed over for a little taste of Malaysia, even if it is just across the causeway to Johor! If you're one of those Singaporeans absolutely dying for a quick getaway across the causeway, this is for you. HHWT has compiled these 9 hotels in JB perfect for that weekend stay. Plus, they're near malls,attractions and the irresistible Malaysian bazaars we all know and love. Check them out!
Note: Prices are based on late August to late September 2022
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1. Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
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Johor Bahru's known for many things, but the one thing Singaporeans rush to JB for would definitely be shopping! And shop you will near this hotel. The Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel is a 5-star hotel decked in luxury, and only 10 minutes away from the causeway! Equipped with an outdoor pool and exciting nearby attractions like AEON Permas Jaya Shopping Centre, you won't have to worry about a thing. The hotel is also surrounded by tons of halal food spots like Dominos Pizza, KFC, Nasi Arab Rasa Al Aqsa, and more ?
Price: $154++ per night on Agoda
2. Amari Johor Bahru
Located in the heart of Johor Bahru's Central Business District, Amari Johor Bahru is perfect for that weekend shopping trip. Plus, Zenith Mall Lifestyle Hub, City Square Shopping Mall and Komtar JBCC, are right at their doorstep, you'll be spoiled for choice! Not to mention that just a drive away is Pasar Malam CIQ JB and B5 Johor Street Market ? Filled with tasty street food and knick-knacks, these are the markets to be at for your dose of a truly Malaysian experience.
Price: $144++ per night on Agoda
3. KSL Hotel & Resort
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If you're travelling with your family, you're going to want to look out for this one. Only 5 minutes away from the Singapore-JB causeway is KSL Hotel & Resort, a hotel connected to JB City Shopping Mall apartment! You know what this means - you might never have to travel far for all your shopping and food needs ? The hotel also has exciting, kid-friendly facilities like a Dinosaur Water Theme Park, swimming pool, and is only a 20-minute drive to Legoland ? Talk about convenience!
The best part? It doesn't stop there. KSL Hotel & Resort also provides shuttle buses to Legoland and Universal Studio Singapore, as well as hosts a myriad of pampering facilities like a gym, sauna, cinema, KTV, spa & more. You'll be truly relaxed at KSL Hotel & Resort.
Price: $56++ on Agoda
4. Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre
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Only 8km away from the causeway is Holiday Villa Johor Bahru! This 4-star hotel is located in the same area as KSL and offers exciting facilities like a fitness centre, a sauna, and even an infinity pool on the 23rd floor. Plus, with it being in the same vicinity as KSL, it's only a stone's throw away from JB City Shopping Mall apartment!
Price: $114++ on Agoda
5. Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre
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Located atop Komtar JBCC mall, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre is surrounded by popular attractions and easy access to public transportation! Head to Skyscape Johor Bahru for a bird's eye view of Johor's wonderful cityscapes, or take a few minutes walk to JB's Sentral Railway station to explore the rest of Johor Bahru ? Convenience and accessibility is no issue with Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre.
And even if you don't feel like leaving the compound, there are still plenty of things for you to check out, like the sky pool! If you're hungry, Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre is also just a drive away from Selasih Restaurant, Zaituna Buffet Ramadhan and Pasar Karat Bazar JB!
Price: $95++ on Agoda
6. Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru
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Inspired by nature, Capri by Fraser is the place to go to unwind and relax. Its interiors emulate the forest - including undulating wall panels that mimick the flow of water and modern interpretations of leaves in the ceiling ornaments! Located in the same area as Holiday Inn JBCC, this hotel is not only a few minutes away from everything you need, it also has a large swimming pool and a Spin & Play - a laundromat and a game room ? The best part? Capri by Fraser is just a few minutes away from Woodlands Checkpoint, which means you don't have to travel too far away for a quick Malaysian getaway ?
P.S. It's also really close to Pasar Malam CIQ JB ?
Price: $127++ on Agoda
7. Hotel Granada Johor Bahru
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Just minutes away from 4 malls, cafes and entertainment, Hotel Granada's accessibility seems to be limitless! If you're heading to Johor Bahru for a shopping trip, drop by Aeon Bukit Indah, Mall of Medini, Johor Premium Outlets, or Paradigm Mall. Afterwards, head to Jalan Dhoby for a cafe-hopping session before making plans for that short drive to TGV Cinemas, Legoland Malaysia or Stadium Sultan Ibrahim the next day ? You won't be bored - we promise.
Plus, with one of Johor's best integrated wellness & spas available in the hotel, your trip will be filled with both excitement and relaxation.
P.S. Doesn't this spot just sound like the perfect place for an all-girls' weekend trip? Here Are 15 other amazing hotels in Malaysia for your next girls trip!
Price: $76++ on Agoda
8. Hotel Ramada by Wyndham Meridin Johor Bahru
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Okay, we know we've mentioned quite a few hotels less than half an hour away from Legoland, but for the ultimate convenient hotel near this popular attraction, you have to check out Hotel Ramada by Wyndham Meridin Johor Bahru. Only a 3 minute drive to Legoland, you won't have to worry about long drives filled with excited kids - you're already almost there! ? Hotel Ramada also has a kids playroom with childcare facility, so this might just be the ultimate family-friendly hotel.
P.S. If you're here to get away from stress, Hotel Ramada also has a Skyview Outdoor gym, meditation deck, infinity pool with AQUA gym and more!
It doesn't stop there, by the way. Hotel Ramada is a 4-minute drive to Bazar Mydin Anjung Nusajaya and Mall of Medini, for all your shopping needs ?
Price: $62++ on Agoda
9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johor Bahru
The new kid on the block is simply perfect for business travellers or those planning an overnight stay! It's situated near the Woodlands Checkpoint and the upcoming SG-JB Rapid Transit System (RTS), which means you don't have to worry about being stuck in jams - just have a restful night and head off early! If you're staying longer, you can check out nearby popular shopping destinations such as Mid Valley Southkey, which is home to the halal version of Din Tai Fung! ?
Each of their guest rooms is fitted out with a choice of soft and firm pillows, a ﬂatscreen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi and a comfortable bathroom to retreat. Plus everyone gets complimentary breakfast too!
Price: $75++ on Agoda
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