Renaissance Johor Bahru: The Perfect Sanctuary For A Chic Vacation

Review of Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel | No. 2, Jalan Permas 11 Bandar Baru Permas Jaya
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Johor Bahru, located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, is the capital city of the Johor State connected to cosmopolitan Singapore via a causeway across Straits of Johor. Being so close to the buzzing Lion City of Singapore means Johor Bahru is also a bustling destination always packed with tourists. If you are looking to get away from the hectic city life in style, while still accessible to modern conveniences, stay at Renaissance Johor Bahru. As a 5-star hotel managed by Marriott, rest assured it is the perfect sanctuary for a chic vacation!

Spacious guest room contemporarily furnished for your utmost comfort

club level guest room
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Check-in to your spacious guest room fitted with modern furnishings for maximum comfort. The size of the guest rooms start from 34 square metres (366 square feet), which is a roomy standard for a densely populated city like Johor Bahru. Even though all rooms are fitted with either a large king size bed or two twin beds, there is plenty of room for you to move about without feeling cramped.

The quality featherbed and extensive selection of complimentary pillows assure a wonderful night’s rest for the most discerning traveller. It may be hard to pull yourself out of the ultra comfortable bed, or even out of the room, for the selection of cable TV and premium movie channels may keep you glued to the cool 40-inch (101.6 cm) LCD TV. While we all try to avoid working during holiday time, if the need arises, do not worry. Wireless internet access is complimentary for all Marriott Rewards members, which you can sign up for free. Furthermore, you can make use of the ergonomic work station fitted with dual voltage adaptors by the window. It is hard to find fault with the spacious guest room once you enter!

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Indulge in exquisite afternoon tea at the cosy club lounge

afternoon tea at club lounge
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Complimentary club lounge access is provided to all guests staying in club level guest rooms on level 16. You may also choose to pay 110 MYR (24.80 USD) and up per guest to enjoy unlimited club lounge access throughout your stay. Access to the club lounge is exclusively for registered guests only. Treat yourself to an indulgent afternoon tea with fine pastries and non-alcoholic beverages in the tastefully furnished club lounge. Look forward to exquisite hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and light snacks throughout the day. In the evening, join in the cool cocktail session at the bar. Relax and unwind at the cosy club lounge with all these special benefits while enjoying panoramic views of the city.

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Scrumptious buffet breakfast spread to kickstart your day

roti canai with chicken curry
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As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A stay at Renaissance Johor Bahru will not be complete if you skip the scrumptious buffet breakfast at Cafe BLD. Besides the fact that you should eat well to replenish your energy for a brand new day, the extensive buffet spread is really too good a deal to be missed. Let your heavy eyes light up as you step into the bright and welcoming restaurant on the ground floor.

There is a wide variety of mouth-watering local and international cuisines to whet your appetite. From buffet staples like bread, cereals, and pastries, to local delights such as noodles, porridge, and Nasi Lemak — a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf, you name it, you have it. The Mamak stall, which serves a selection of tantalising Indian curries to go along with roti canai (a type of Indian-influenced flatbread), is a section I highly recommend, even if you may not be a fan of Indian cuisine. Egg lovers will also love the Egg Story stall, which whips up your favourite eggs in six different styles, compared to the typical sunny side up and scrambled egg in most other hotels. Kickstart your day with a feast at Renaissance’s Cafe BLD!

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Burn your calories off anytime you wish at the fully-equipped fitness centre

fitness centre
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If you are feeling guilty over too much good food you can indulge in at Renaissance, hit the swimming pool, fitness centre, and sauna on level 6 of the hotel. The facilities are only accessible to in-house guests using your room keys. While most fitness centres in hotels are opened only during certain times of the day, you will be delighted to know that the fully-equipped fitness centre here is open 24 hours every day. Therefore, you no longer need to keep watch of time to burn your calories off with the modern cardiovascular equipment and free weights in the gym. Just do it when you feel like it!

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Convenient access to dining, shops, entertainment, and offices

Night market
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Renaissance Johor Bahru is strategically located between the city centre and the Port of Pasir Gudang. Staying at Renaissance means you are away from the crowded and touristy city centre, yet just a 20-minute drive away should you need to connect quickly to the buzzing city. Being close to the port also makes it a convenient base for business travellers in the oil and gas industry. Less than 1.5 kilometres (0.9 miles) away is the popular Permas Jaya Golf Club where you can enjoy a great game of golf. Senai International Airport is also accessible in under 30 minutes by car.

Furthermore, there are plenty of nice local cafes and restaurants, pubs and massage parlours around the hotel. Within a 15 minute walk from the hotel is the Aeon Permas Jaya Shopping Centre where Tesco Hypermarket can be found. Every Sunday evening, join in the fun of shopping and munching your way through the long stretch of open-air night market stalls starting from the left side of the hotel to opposite Aeon. Renaissance’s location definitely makes it a convenient place for a lovely retreat!

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The perfect retreat for a stylish vacation

From an affordable 295 MYR (66.50 USD) per night for the lowest tier deluxe guest room, Renaissance Johor Bahru hotel is the perfect sanctuary for a chic vacation. Undoubtedly, the 5-star hotel offers luxurious comfort away from the crowded and touristy area, yet assures you are not too far out from conveniences that the typical city dweller is so used to. Hurry and book your fabulous stay in style at Renaissance Johor Bahru now!

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