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KSL Hotel & Resort (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)

Judging on outside looks alone… KSL Hotel & Resort must be the newest hotel in Johor Bahru!

Spent a short weekend there and the experience was really good!

Going there was really easy, there’s a bus from JB Sentral and you can always take a cab.

(please note that public transport only accepts cash payments)

Upon arrival at KSL, I suggest that you immediately go to the hotel lobby and check-in.

KSL LOBBY 3

KSL LOBBY 4

KSL LOBBY 2

A queue number will be provided and on an off peak week end, it took us almost 30 minutes before getting called.

KSL LOBBY 1

Drinks and biscuits are available and you can ask for wifi access from their staff.

KSL LOBBY SNACKS

Our room’s size was reasonable. There was a TV (no cable) and an empty fridge (ice tray is available)

KSL ROOM

KSL ROOM 2

KSL ROOM 1

KSL FRIDGE

Toiletries (including shaver and comb) were provided, BUT sadly our toilet did not have a tub.

KSL TOILET

Hotel facilities include Golf Simulator, Billiards and Table Tennis.

They also have a Gym

KSL GYM

And Swimming Pool

KSL SWIMMING POOL

 

(top view of the pool, taken from the window near the lift)

KSL SWIMMING POOL 2

KSL SWIMMING POOL 1

Buffet breakfast was good (or may be just better than what I was expecting).

Restaurant was a bit noisy, but I believe it’s just normal for the number of people presently there.

KSL also has a mall beside it that has a grocery and cinema.

The grocery was a big surprise for us since chips and beer can be easily purchased, you may be disappointed if you’re looking for hard liquor and wine.

The mall also has enough shops to keep you busy for a short vacation.

If you need any additional information about KSL, better visit their website.

*sorry about the quality of my photos… will try to take better photos on my next visit

Mutiara Johor Bahru

Spent a weekend at Mutiara Hotel with my family.

It’s actually our first time in Johor Bahru and we did not know what to expect.

Mutiara’s rates are affordable compared to Singapore hotels.

Room size is ok but for my family, the tub is a bit small.





Facilities include a gym and a swimming pool.




They do not have lifeguards so please don’t leave your children unattended.

Hotel lobby has wifi but you’ll need to ask for a password from the front desk.

Prices of drinks in the room’s bar is a bit pricey (as of 01 September 2012), thankfully there’s a mall (Holiday Plaza) just beside the hotel.

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Our room came with complimentary buffet breakfast for 2 adults and our daughter.

Breakfast was the usual stuff you would expect from a budget hotel.





Holiday Plaza Mall is just beside Mutiara… But honestly, don’t expect too much from it…

Positive side is that Holiday Plaza has McDonalds and a KFC.

KFC Malaysia serves buns! It’s not the dinner rolls we’re all looking for but at least we don’t get our carbs from instant mashed potatoes alone…

Here’s how Holiday Plaza loks like from the inside…

Of all the shops, I only saw one stall inside selling beer… Didn’t bother searching for wines or hard drinks since there are more shops selling bootleg items than alcoholic drinks in this mall.

To wrap up my experience with Mutiara Hotel…

The experience was great! For its price, I will recommend it for a short 3-4 night vacation.

A week stay will be too much since they’re buffet breakfast has limited items.

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