Every time I hear Johor Bahru, the first thing that comes to my mind is Legoland. The theme park is a notorious part of itineraries of people visiting Singapore and Malaysia. But tourists only stay for a day in Johor Bahru making them oblivious of other exciting activities on this Malaysian-state. For a longer stay in this part of Malaysia, consider Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, your ticket for a fun and exciting theme park visits when in Johor Bahru.
Unlike its other locations that promote business and classy accommodations, Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour hypes leisure traveling by offering Hello Kitty themed rooms. But I tell you, Hello Kitty fan or not, you’ll surely enjoy your stay. If you are still unconvinced, here are few lovely reasons why you need to avail a room at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour when you’re in Johor Bahru. Are you ready?
Hello Kitty Designed Rooms
My friend, a die-hard Hello Kitty fan, told me about this certain hotel in Malaysia that offers Hello Kitty-inspired rooms. I didn’t pay attention and it daunted on me when I found out the hotel she was telling me was actually Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour. The hotel has 12 Hello Kitty rooms, each has unique interiors and spread on three types: pink, sailor, and oz.
If you’re with Hello Kitty fans during your visit, I will be sure that dragging them outside of the room is a real challenge. Why? Because all items are Hello Kitty-inspired, from towels, room slippers, pillows, curtains, and figures. These rooms are in-demand so you need to book your stay in advance. Before I forget, Hello Kitty room rates include passes to the neighboring Hello Kitty Town.
Stylish Room Accommodations
The hotel still promotes fresh, friendly, and fuss-free stay, hence their deluxe, premium, suites, and club rooms. Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour has three buildings with the two offering rooms with a harbour view. Relax and feel the unhurried living in Johor Bahru, miles away from the uproar of Kuala Lumpur.
Conveniences you seek are already prepared by the hospitable hotel staff. The only thing you’ll do, after a smooth check-in, is to enjoy the comfy bed, fleecy blankets, and soft pillows. If not, bring your favorite book and catch some chapters on the sofa bed offering a calm view of the harbour. If work tries to follow you, don’t fret because you can settle all your deliverables with the oversized working desk. Other amenities for working guests are direct dialing services, data ports, and reliable internet access.
Fresh towels and complete shower amenities are waiting and ready to pamper and soothe those muscles for an astounding sleep.
Only Waterfront Hotel in Johor Bahru
One of the known spots in Johor Bahru is the Puteri Harbour Marina. It’s Malaysia’s first and newest urban water integrated waterfront development. The area is assigned to bring a world-class waterfront living in Malaysia. Staying at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour makes you accessible to this excellent lifestyle. One of them is a luxury sunset cruise that you can avail from Black Pearl with Hotel Jen staff assisting you in booking one. Start from the narrowest point of Straits of Johor to the waters being shared by Malaysia and the neighboring Singapore. Enjoy sundown on a different perspective on board a private yacht.
The ground levels of the building, where the hotel sits, are restaurants, concept stores, and several retail stores. Apart from that, the Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour is the sole hotel having a fitness center with a view of Puteri Harbour. The room next to the gym and fitness center is the hotel’s spa.
Accessible to Theme Parks
Tourists visit Johor Bahru for Legoland Resort, Malaysia’s first international theme park. What you don’t know is that the hotel is also a stone’s throw away from the famous park. Another great news is that they provide an hourly shuttle to Legoland. One day is not enough to enjoy all the activities and amenities of the park and staying at Hotel Jen will make you accessible from the park.
On the side note, Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town, that will surely attract kids and kids-at-heart, are just at the door steps of the hotel. You heard that right and availing Hello Kitty themed rooms gives you free access to both theme parks. Spend the whole afternoon, or day, posing with Sanrio casts or join the crowd at Thomas Town’s exciting rides.
Fantastic Dining Options
Dining is always one of the things that guests look forward to their hotel stay. Don’t forget to try all their restaurants because they have not just one, not two, not even three, but four dining options. These include the Shakes & Burgers, Harbour Café, SkyBar Bar and Restaurant, and the revamped Club Lounge. Shakes & Burgers is nice for some quick snacks on beefy burgers and sugary milkshakes. During sundown and dinners, guests can grab cocktails and beers by the pool in their SkyBar Bar and Restaurant.
Buffet meals are available via their main restaurant, Harbour Café, for several spreads offering authentic Malaysian cuisine and other Asian culinary pleasures like the acclaimed Japanese and Chinese sections. This is also the same area utilize for breakfast buffet included in every room rate. Another option is the Club Lounge for exclusive dining of guests availing the Club Room. The buffet has lesser spread compared to the one offered at Harbour Café yet loungers have the unobstructed view of the harbour.
Roof deck and Infinity Pools
Complete your relaxing stay at Hotel Jen by taking a dip in its infinity pool on one of the roof decks. The hotel has three swimming pools; one for the kids, a hydro pool, and the regular pool. Take some laps or just sit and feel the gushing waters of the massage pool. Lounge at the SkyBar Bar and Restaurant that sits right next to the pool during sundown.
Colorful Artworks and Quirky Signage
The brand creates Jen, a persona that you’ll encounter upon check-in. The idea is to let the guests perceive that every services and convenience comes from Jen. This makes the stay of every guest more personal and intimate with the management.
Aside from this clever concept, Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour has several artworks and murals around the hotel. One of the murals is hand-painted by Nabil Ink, a local artist who started painting at the age of 22. It’s also good to know that the hotel supports local artists. In addition to this artworks are the quirky and witty signage like the ones on elevator doors like “This is not going to the parking, the other two do.”
Limitless Conveniences and Freebies
When you arrive at the front-desk, a bowl of fruity candies awaits you while you transact with the friendly hotel front officers. Few meters are the Kiddyland where kids can do coloring; desktop Mac computers for free, and charging stations. On your way to the elevator, quench your thirst with the free overflowing iced tea. During our stay, it made me wonder if the hotel is still earning from their guests because there are tons of freebies that they offer! Plus, WiFi connection doesn’t need a password and all guests, regardless of room type, receive similar speed of internet.
We underestimated Johor Bahru during our visit and a weekend stay allowed us to discover local culture and attractions beyond the famed Legoland Resort. On this trip, Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour really played a vital part on accessing kiddie parks, local restaurants, and flourishing Malaysian culture.
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Johor
Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Iskandar Puteri,
Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia
Contact No.: +607-560-8888
Disclosure: The blogger would like to thank Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour for accommodating them during their stay in Johor Bahru. All opinions stated in this post are his own.