Where to stay
Amari Johor Bahru
Downtown Johor Bahru’s most recent five-star addition boasts 242 guest rooms and suites with a Malaysian design touch. Work out round the clock at FIT Spa or find a massage to your liking at the chic and colourful Breeze Spa, before tucking into Asian street food at Amaya Food Gallery or Cafe. The hotel is part of Thailand’s Onyx Hospitality Group. 82C Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru.
Tel: +60 7 266 8888
Doubletree Johor Bahru by Hilton
Its dining facilities alone are enough to convince you to stay - Tosca for Italian dining, The Food Store for casual meals and a tin of signature Doubletree cookies, and Makan Kitchen for more live stations than you can possibly sample. Updated guest rooms and suites, professional event and meeting services, and a central location are all winning factors. 12 Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru. Tel: +60 7 268 6868
The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen Housed on the two levels above the groundfloor cafe, The Replacement Lodge comprises just six cosy but Instagrammable rooms for hipster staycations. Styled as a B&B with shared bathrooms, each leisurely stay comes with an enviable breakfast spread. The location is smack in the centre of the Old Town, minutes away from malls and the customs complex. 33/34 Jalan Dhoby, 80000 Johor Bahru. Tel: +60 12 547 7885
The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen