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Our last two family trips to Johor Bahru (JB) were very short albeit tiring round trips. The first one in early 2013 was the worst because we took a tour bus. Imagine lugging all your things up and down the bus every time you pass by the Immigration Checkpoint. That scenario plus a whiny toddler in tow who always wanted to be carried.
Our second trip on the same year wasn't as bad because Travel Delight sponsored our transportation which was a private vehicle. It was a great relief to just stay inside the car whilst our passports are being checked. Our only gripe was the mad rush exploring Puteri Habour Family Theme Park. It's really tough when you are pressed with time because of the scheduled pick up going back to Singapore.
Having learned our lesson the hard way, hubby and I made a pact that the next time we go back to JB or Legoland Malaysia in particular, we'll stay at least overnight so that we'll maximize our visit and we don't have to rush back to Singapore after a tiring day at the theme park.
Best. Decision. Ever! You'll figure out why after reading the entire post.
Without further ado, here are 10 reasons why you should stay at Hotel Jen PH on your next family trip to Johor, Malaysia.
1) Warm Hospitality
2) Room with Harbour Views
3) Kid-friendly Swimming Pool with a Relaxing View
4) It is 10-minute free shuttle bus ride to Legoland Malaysia
The main agenda of our trip to JB is to re-explore Legoland Malaysia. The last time we visited, G was only 2y/o and the water park haven't opened yet (that, plus the mad rush and waiting game being on a group day tour) so we didn't get to enjoy much. I planned to arrange a private transportation to bring us to Legoland. Good thing the hubby stopped me because Hotel Jen PH actually have a shuttle bus that brings hotel guests to Legoland for FREE and it only takes 10 minutes to reach the resort.
5) It is on the same compound where Hello Kitty Town and The Little Big Club are located
6) Food Galore Around the Harbour
Both al fresco and air-conditioned dining option are available on almost all food establishments. Specific places we dined at during our stay were Old Town Coffee, Kenny Rogers and Ying Ker Lou. It is also quite convenient that there is a pharmacy just right outside the hotel. It was a relief to find one when G had a small cut and I had a terrible headache.
7) Breakfast Buffet at Harbour Cafe
8) The Harbourfront
9) Gym with a View
10) In-house Spa
ADDRESS:Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour
79000 Nusajaya, Johor Tarul Takzim
TELEPHONE NO.: +607 560 8888
Disclaimer: We were sponsored for a 2D1N stay with buffet breakfast by Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour management for the purpose of this review. We paid for our own private transportation, other food we consumed, extended stay and Legoland tickets. All opinion expressed and oodles of photos shared here are our own.