The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel chain needs no introduction to the savvy globetrotter, for it is a reputable international hotel chain with more than 400 hotels and resorts around the world. If you are planning a trip to Johor Bahru, Malaysia, I highly recommend you to consider staying at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru. Why? Simply because you get to stay in luxurious comfort with a trustworthy hotel chain without feeling a pinch in your wallet!
Ideal central location
Situated in the heart of Johor Bahru’s (JB) Central Business District, and about 10 minutes’ walk away from the causeway which is the gateway to Singapore (or JB in Malaysia), DoubleTree is ideally located for both business and leisure travellers. Near the causeway are upmarket shopping malls - City Square and Komtar JBCC - with extensive dining, entertainment and shopping options, as well as the JB Sentral where you can find buses and trains connecting you to other parts of JB and Malaysia. If you are travelling with your little ones, you will be delighted to know that the Angry Bird Theme Park is just within the Komtar JBCC, and Legoland Malaysia is also a mere 25-minute drive away. The Senai International Airport is also accessible within 30 minutes by car. With such a strategic and convenient location, it’s definitely a plus point for DoubleTree!
Warm welcome with a tasty chocolate chip cookie
For more than 25 years, this hotel chain has been giving all its guests its signature chocolate chip cookies upon check-in as a welcome treat. Needless to say, at this JB hotel, you can expect to receive the sweet welcome treat too. Since the early 1980s, DoubleTree decided to break the age-old tradition of only handing out such treats to VIP guests that most hotels practised, as the management treats and values all its guests as VIPs.
The warm and yummy chocolate chip cookies are baked fresh daily in every DoubleTree hotel around the world using its secret recipe filled with a generous amount of chocolate chips. The cookie is so rich it may seem like a decadent treat for some, but bet you feel warmly welcomed with this sweet treat, just like a VIP isn’t it?
Stylish and comfortable room
All rooms are designed with comfort and style in mind, including the lowest tier guest rooms with city views. In the photo you see above of the Double Double Guest Room, you will find that even with 2 double beds put in the room, there is still plenty of space for you to move about. The room is spacious, but it is also because of the smart use of space for maximum comfort. The 40-inch LED TV with cable TV channels is mounted on the wall and that eliminates the need for a TV console that will take up some space in the room. In addition, there is a spacious work desk by the window with ergonomic chair should you need to do some work.
Furthermore, the beds are so comfortable you may have problem pulling yourself out, especially when there is a complimentary pillow menu that you can select from. To ensure you get ample undisturbed rest, blackout curtains are provided so that you do not get woken up in the morning by the bright sun rays shining into the room. Step into the modern bathroom and you will be delighted to find a walk-in rain shower with glass feature wall fitted with privacy blinds if you need them. There’s hardly anything you can find fault with in this spacious room fitted with all the modern and stylish amenities to ensure your utmost comfort!
Sumptuous buffet breakfast
Do book a room stay with breakfast included, for you will be able to enjoy a lavish buffet spread to perk you up in the morning. The buffet breakfast is served at Makan Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant at level 1 of the hotel. “Makan” is the Malay word for eating, and the restaurant aims to share great “makan” moments with all guests by serving food of the best taste and quality. You will find a wide variety of famous local and regional specialties in addition to western dishes such as cereals, toasts and pastries for you to feast on. Local and regional tantalising specialties include Nasi Lemak - a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf; Mee Bandung - noodles and eggs in soup broth mixed with chilli, onion, spices, shrimp paste and dried shrimp; and Roti Canai - a type of Indian-influenced flatbread. Chefs will prepare the cuisines right before your eyes in this open-kitchen concept restaurant.
In most hotel buffets, the fruit juices being served are usually produced in mass quality and only limited to the typical orange juice and probably 1 other juice. However, over at DoubleTree’s Makan Kitchen, fruit juice lovers can rejoice! Be in for a fruit juice treat, as there is a fresh juice bar where the staff prepares several types of fresh fruit juices right in front of you. The fresh juices include orange juice, watermelon juice and honeydew juice amongst other seasonal favourites. Hotel buffet breakfasts will never be the same again after you have tried this one at DoubleTree!
An ideal choice for a perfect luxurious getaway
From 343 MYR (~83 USD) per night for the lowest tier double double guest room, DoubleTree by Hilton is the ideal choice to stay in Johor Bahru city centre. With a great location, superb food & service, outdoor swimming pools and 24-hour gym for a convenient workout, as well as comfortable and spacious room for a good night’s rest, the price is a steal for a perfect luxurious and convenient getaway. Go ahead to book a stay at DoubleTree now!