Popular among tourists are the large number of religious sites and landmarks available to be seen. If you want to walk around the city and make the most of sights like the Gurdwara Sahib Johor Bahru or the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, consider looking for hotels in Johor Bahru’s south, near the Malaysia-Singapore border. Hotels such as the Baguss City Hotel will put you within easy walking distance of many of the sights.
Despite the busy character of the city, pockets of nature can be found in Johor Bahru. If you want to stay at a hotel within walking distance of one of these pockets, we recommend looking for a hotel near the Zaharah Botanical Gardens. Swiss-Inn Johor Bahru is a great choice as it borders the park.
Alternatively, the Taman Merdeka park is situated a 10min drive north of the Zaharah Botanical Gardens and is a popular spot within the city for nature lovers. If you would like to have the option of visiting both, ensure you look for a hotel such as the De Kpmj Boutique Hotel or the Potpourri Boutique Hotel to find yourself between these landmarks.
For those who are travelling as a family and want to ensure there are things to entertain the children, make sure you find a hotel near the Persisiran Perling Highway to allow for an easy trip southwest to LegoLand or northeast to Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park. Amerin Hotel Johor Bahru has a convenient location for travelling in either direction.
For any adventurers looking to make the journey north to Endau Rompin National Park or Gunung Arong Recreational Forest, make sure to look for hotels in northern Johor Bahru, near the Skudia District. Goodhope Hotel Skudia is recommended if you want to be near the highway and within easy driving distance of the rest of Johor Bahru.
Where is a good place to stay to be near the best cafes in Johor Bahru?
As one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city, Jalan Tan Hoik Nee is the best place to look for a concentration of good cafes and restaurants. There are a variety of hotels to choose from here, but the Citrus Hotel is especially popular for its location and amenities.
Where is the best place to stay if I want to shop?
An amazing selection of shops and outlets can be found throughout Johor Bahru. However, if you are looking for the best selection, Johor Premium Outlets just north of Johor Bahru is the place to go. If you want to find a place to stay near these outlets, consider booking the Corsica Hotel in Johor’s Senai District.
Where is the best place to stay if I’m travelling on business?
If you’re travelling on business, make sure you book a hotel near the Johor Bahru Central Business District in the southern sector of the city. Many hotels are available here, including cheaper options like the Swiss-Inn Johor Bahru for anyone looking to travel on a budget.
Where is the best place to stay if I want to visit a spa?
Known for its spas, Johor Bahru is a hotspot for travellers looking to relax and unwind. If you want to find yourself near the best selection of spas available, make sure you book a hotel in the Taman Abad District. There are a variety of hotels available here for any budget, such as the Glex Hotel Signature, which offers affordable prices and a good location.