Set in a modern, minimalist building, my upscale hotel is a 5-minute walk from Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal and a 1-minute walk from Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town. On top of that, I am located just a stone's throw away from Malaysia's first international theme park, Legoland® Malaysia Resort. Featuring contemporary decor, my airy rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and mini fridges. All my suites include living rooms, and my upgraded suites offer harbour views and access to the Club Lounge, which provides drinks, snacks and breakfast. Room service is also available. My hotel building features an outdoor infinity pool and a fitness centre with a steam room. Other amenities include a buffet restaurant, a bar/restaurant with pool views and a lobby lounge.
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Services and Facilities
- Fast free WiFi everywhere, always
- Stunning outdoor swimming pool
- Health Club and steam room operate from 6.00am to 10.00pm
- A range of global and local dining options
- 24-hour in-room Order-In
- Same day laundry
- Exclusive Club Lounge benefits
- Relaxing massage at the Health Club
A Little Extra
- Limousine service and car rental
- Basement parking
- Vending machines
- 12-hour convenience store
- Surf Spot with iMac workstations
- Free scheduled shuttle to Legoland
Take advantage of my complimentary shuttle bus when you stay with me.
Location, location, location. It’s an important consideration when planning any vacation, and Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour – being the only waterfront hotel in Johor — has what I feel is the perfect combination of spirited enthusiasm and tranquillity for the adventure-seeking traveller. While some of our closest neighbours are Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Legoland, there is much more to seek out amongst the rainforests and beaches that cover this peninsula. What Johor lacks in high-octane attractions it more than makes up for with heartfelt experiences that bring visitors closer to its laidback culture.
One of my favourite places to recommend to get acquainted with Johor is Tan Hiok Nie, also known as Heritage Row. At first glance, this 200-metre thoroughfare may come off as a no-frills collection of local businesses, but go a few shops in and its true character becomes apparent. Photographers are treated to 19th century colonial-styled buildings brought up to date by urban murals, while more community-minded visitors can readily strike up conversations with the local residents at the kopitiam (coffee shop). Wait in line at Hiap Joo Bakery for its delicious banana cake baked in a wood-fire oven.
Architecture lovers looking for a bit more insight into Johor’s culture and history should check out Kota Iskandar just 15-minutes north of Hotel Jen. The design of this administrative centre, a harmonious blend of Moorish-Andalusian and Johor Malay accents, makes for an impressive sight.
While we’re on the subject of photo ops, don’t miss Konstruk, a bamboo installation art project just five minutes on foot along the waterfront from my hotel. The first of its kind in Malaysia, Konstruk features works by 15 artists and architects from ASEAN created using locally harvested bamboo to promote the material’s sustainability and versatility.
Now that you’ve seen our art, it’s time to turn your attention to Johor’s natural side. For this, I’d recommend eco-tourism village Kampung Sungai Melayu where you’ll get to see the rural side of this lovely port city. Glide through mangrove swamps on a motor boat as chattering monkeys call down from the canopy or visit the fisheries and farms. Handicraft workshops and bird watching are popular past-times, but for those wanting to get in on the action, grab a collector line and try your hand at mussel farming. You could easily spend an entire day here connecting with its rustic simplicity.
End the day with a relaxing sunset boat tour offering stunning views of the city. Take a moment to reflect on the day as it fades to dusk before heading back to the comfort of Hotel Jen.