DoubleTree by Hilton
12 Jalan Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru (07 268 6868/doubletree3.hilton.com). DoubleTree by Hilton has raised the bar of JB’s accommodation options. With one of the most extensive breakfast spreads we’ve seen, a 24-hour fitness centre and a team of pleasantly dedicated staff, this DoubleTree by Hilton indeed lives up to the Hilton name. Families are well-catered for here with a range of amenities to make your stay easier, such as cribs, high chairs and playpens. It’s worth keeping an eye on their family stay packages for great deals that include entrance to JB’s theme parks.
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour
Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya (07 560 8888/ www.hoteljen.com/johor/puteriharbour). Formerly Traders Hotel, Hotel Jen is excellent for young families planning to visit LEGOLAND and Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park (with Hello Kitty Town and The Little Big Club). Although the hotel is located out of the way of JB town, we have no complaints. It’s within walking distance to Hello Kitty Town and a mere five-minute drive from LEGOLAND. Rooms are chic and the service is good, plus we really like the spacious infinity pool on the rooftop.
7 Jalan Medini, Nusajaya (07 597 8888/