Review: Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, Malaysia


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Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel is a pinnacle of luxury in Johor, Malaysia. This 5-star luxury hotel offers amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness centre and outdoor pool and terrace, along with spacious rooms and a Club Lounge with a view.


Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel is located in the district of Permas Jaya, close to the city centre and the port facility Pasir Gudang. It is also just 30 minutes from Senai International Airport. It is a useful base if you want to visit the nearby Legoland or attractions like Johor Bahru’s city centre, the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Johor Premium Outlets.

Style & Character

The style of the hotel is modern but natural with lots of woods, soothing lighting and plush furnishings in a similar woody tone.

Service & Facilities

The hotel has a stylish swimming pool area with a Sauna and loungers around the pool. Waiters offer complimentary bottles of water (a nice touch) and you can also order food and drink while you relax.

There are also numerous conference rooms and meeting rooms as well as a ball room that can accommodate up to 840 people. Nearby there is a golf course. The hotel can arrange a round on request.


Rooms are reached by the lift and you need to use your key to make the lift work, which is a comforting security precaution. Rooms are spacious and their spa-like bathrooms feature Tokyo Milk products and 42-inch, LCD satellite televisions.

Food & Drink

There are four main restaurants at the hotel including the Cantonese restaurant WAN-LI, an International Buffet Cafe and a bakery by the Chocolate Cake Company. Beyond the hotel, there are a number of local restaurants within a short walk which are worth a try, as well as small supermarkets if you need to stock up with anything.

Club Lounge

Book a Club Room and you will get access to the Club Lounge, which serves complimentary breakfast with fresh fruits and juices. In the evening, you can order cocktails and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks along with complimentary canapes. It is worth noting that the Club Lounge also offers an extensive view of the coastline which you can enjoy on the outdoor terrace.

If you are looking for luxury in Johor Bahru, you will find it at the Renaissance.

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