A selection of the best luxury hotels in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. A selection by Laura Becker
Experience the height of luxury at Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel. Offering modern guestrooms with a flat-screen satellite TV, it has 2 restaurants, a pub, a fitness centre and outdoor pool. The Mall Mid Valley Southkey is a 5-minute drive away, while Lego Land, Hello Kitty Theme Park and Desaru Beach are all within a 35-minute drive. Singapore can be reached in 1 hour by car. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, desk, electric kettle and a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Enjoy free Wi-Fi in the hotel’s common areas, free parking nearby and luggage storage facilities at the 24-hour reception. Wan Li Restaurant specialises in Chinese and Cantonese dishes, Café BLD serves international cuisine and after dinner drinks can be enjoyed at R-Bar.
Rooms: 345 Stars: 5
Experience modern luxury and convenience at Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel. Located just next to JB Sentral CIQ, this 4-star hotel opened in August 2020 and offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a bar, a 24-hour front desk, room service, luggage storage, sauna, hot tub, and an airport shuttle service. Enjoy all the comforts of home with bed linen and towels provided in each room, as well as a continental or buffet breakfast. Take advantage of the hotel’s proximity to JB City Square (1.7 km) and Singapore Turf Club (8 km), or travel with ease to Senai International Airport (29 km). Discover the perfect blend of luxury and convenience at Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel.
Rooms: 335 Stars: 4
Experience a luxurious stay at Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre, just a few steps from KSL City Mall. Offering air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi access, it features an infinity pool, restaurant, and free parking. Relax in the spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea making facilities, and en suite bathrooms with showers and free toiletries. Enjoy a wide range of dishes from local cuisine to international specialties at Fern Pine Cafe, or have drinks at the pub. Take advantage of the in-room dining option, sauna, and gym. Other facilities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, laundry service, and meeting/banquet facilities (for a fee). Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre is 300 metres from Holiday Plaza, 5 km from Istana Pasir Pelangi, 3.5 km from JB Sentral, and 33 km from Senai International Airport.
Rooms: 343 Stars: 4
Grand Paragon Hotel Johor Bahru offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Comfortable, elegantly-furnished guest rooms come with free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, minibar and en suite bathroom with free toiletries. Onsite, guests can enjoy two dining options, extensive wellness facilities and free parking. Located 550 metres from KSLCity Mall, the hotel is also within 3 km of Danga City Mall and JB City Square. Senai International Airport is 30 km away. With friendly reception staff ready to offer luggage storage and local area information, you can be sure of a pleasant stay at Grand Paragon Hotel Johor Bahru.
Rooms: 238 Stars: 4
Experience the ultimate in luxury at Amari Johor Bahru, situated in the city centre. This hotel offers a range of elegant guest rooms and suites, with free WiFi throughout. Take a dip in the outdoor pool or work out in the fitness centre. Selected rooms have executive lounge access, while others have direct pool access. Enjoy breakfast at Amaya Food Gallery, with Asian and international dishes, then relax with a drink at Amaya Cafe and Dip Bar. For those looking to explore, visit Johor Bahru City Square, 600 metres away, or explore the shopping mall nearby. For any assistance, approach the 24-hour front desk for local area information, concierge services and luggage storage. With JB Sentral railway station 2.9 km away and Senai International Airport 31 km away, Amari Johor Bahru is the perfect luxury destination.
Rooms: 242 Stars: 5
KSL Hot Spring Resort is an ideal getaway located 6 km from AEON Tebrau City. Boasting modern amenities such as a swimming pool, restaurant, fitness centre and free WiFi, this resort also provides free parking for guests who drive. Each room is air-conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV and complimentary tea/coffee facilities. The en suite bathroom has toiletries and a shower. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant or take a 230m stroll to the food court. Kids can play in the playground while adults can take a dip in the pool. The 24-hour reception provides airport shuttle services at an additional cost. Other attractions nearby include Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park (4.3 km) and Larkin Sentral (9.7 km). Senai International Airport is 30 km away.
Rooms: 308 Stars: 4
Nestled within private gardens, Millesime Hotel is an 18-storey luxury hotel in Johor Bahru. It offers spacious rooms with timber flooring and panoramic views, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, minibar, electric kettle and private bathrooms with a bidet and rain shower. The hotel also features a restaurant, spa centre, free WiFi, 3G internet, 24-hour front desk, currency exchange, luggage storage, concierge and laundry services, and free private parking. Located beside the North-South Secondlink Highway, Millesime is 11 km from Legoland Malaysia, Nusajaya Centre and Gelang Patah Industrial Park and 15 km from Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios and Singapore. Millesime Hotel is the perfect spot for a luxurious stay in Johor Bahru, offering a serene atmosphere and modern facilities. Enjoy a rejuvenating experience in the spa centre or have a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant.
Rooms: 161 Stars: 4
Experience luxury living at Thistle Johor Bahru. With 4 dining options, a free-form swimming pool, tastefully-decorated accommodation, and a wealth of wellness activities, you’ll never be far from a relaxing experience. Every room and suite is fitted with soft colors, floor-to-ceiling windows, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, with some offering a separate seating area and stunning views. Enjoy a buffet breakfast at Fresh, Italian cuisine at Oasis, a la carte dining at Glass, drinks and light meals at Steps and The Hive. Adults can recline in the sun loungers and kids can play in the children’s pool, while the modern fitness centre and tennis court provide ample opportunities to exercise. With free WiFi and free parking, plus 24-hour reception, currency exchange and valet parking, Thistle Johor Bahru is the perfect luxury stay, just 6 km from Johor-Singapore Causeway, 1.7
Rooms: 380 Stars: 5
Hotel Granada Johor Bahru is the perfect place to stay for anyone looking for a memorable and luxurious experience. Offering stylish accommodations and on-site dining, it is 160 metres away from Aeon Mall Bukit Indah and a short drive to LEGOLAND Malaysia and other attractions. Guests can enjoy air-conditioned rooms equipped with flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and en suite bathrooms. The 24-hour front desk provides currency exchange, concierge services, and luggage storage. Enjoy a hearty meal at Olla Restaurant or relax with a drink at QQ Bistro & Cafe. With free WiFi available throughout the property, Hotel Granada Johor Bahru ensures a comfortable and convenient stay.
Rooms: 192 Stars: 4
Experience luxury and convenience at Amansari Residence Resort, just 15 minutes away from Pasir Gudang. Relax in spacious, air-conditioned rooms and suites with private balconies, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and a safe. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, or work out at the fitness centre. Enjoy a range of body treatments at Amansari De Spa, or have fun at the squash and tennis courts. Kids can play at the children’s play area and games room, while adults can dine at the all-day dining café and Gozen Japanese Restaurant. With free parking, Jusco Tebrau City Shopping Centre a 10-minute drive, and Senai Airport and Johor city centre a 30-minute drive away, Amansari Residence Resort is the perfect holiday destination.
Rooms: 562 Stars: 4
Best areas to find hotels in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Johor Bahru is a vibrant city in Malaysia, situated in the southernmost state of the country in the region of Johor. Boasting a rich cultural heritage, Johor Bahru offers an array of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. From fascinating historical sites and awe-inspiring natural wonders, to a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment options, Johor Bahru is the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday.
When it comes to finding the best areas to search for a hotel in Johor Bahru, there are several popular locations that offer a range of accommodation options.
The first area to consider is the city centre. Located in the heart of the city, this area provides easy access to many of the city’s attractions including the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple and the Johor Bahru City Square. In addition, the city centre is home to a variety of luxury hotels, budget accommodation and serviced apartments.
For those seeking a beachside getaway, the coastal suburb of Tanjung Puteri is the perfect option. Located just north of the city centre, Tanjung Puteri provides a stunning backdrop of white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. With a range of beachfront resorts, luxury hotels and budget accommodation, this area is the perfect destination for a relaxing stay.
For those looking for a more traditional accommodation option, the area of Jalan Tan Hiok Nee is a great choice. This area is home to a variety of traditional Malay-style accommodation options, such as heritage hotels, boutique guesthouses and traditional inns. This area is also close to a number of attractions and shopping districts, making it a great option for those looking to explore the city.
The area of Larkin is another popular area to search for a hotel in Johor Bahru. Home to a range of international hotels, serviced apartments and budget accommodation, this area is a great choice for those looking for a convenient stay. Larkin is also home to a number of attractions, including the Larkin Bus Terminal, the Larkin Square Shopping Centre and the Larkin Stadium.
Finally, the area of Skudai is another great option for those looking for a hotel in Johor Bahru. This area is home to a variety of luxury hotels, budget accommodation, serviced apartments and traditional inns. Skudai is also close to a number of attractions, including the Johor Zoo, the Legoland Theme Park and the Skudai Mosque.
With so many areas to choose from, visitors to Johor Bahru can easily find a hotel that meets their budget, style and location requirements. Whether visitors are seeking a luxurious stay, beachfront resort or traditional Malay-style accommodation, Johor Bahru has something for everyone.