In the midst of all the hustle and bustle in JB city, wouldn’t it be nice to just get a chance to kick back, unwind and go for a quick weekend rendezvous with the missus? That was exactly what I did with my pregnant wife recently when we took time off work for a one night stay at Holiday Villa Johor Bahru (Holiday Villa JB).
Located in Century Garden, it’s just ten minutes away from Johor Bahru CIQ. Officially launched back in July last year, the establishment is the latest addition to the Holiday Villa brand. With their motto “Let Us ‘Manja’ U”, we were ready to be pampered.
As one of the few four stars rated hotels in the city, Holiday Villa JB’s 26 storey building consists of 345 guest rooms ranging from superior to premium suites, a grand ballroom and a 300 seating capacity auditorium.
We checked into our Deluxe King Room on the 12th floor and were greeted by crispy white linen and a nice view of the town. You can sense the modern touch in the room décor, with sleek light fitments and a fabulous floating marble top table worthy to be the focal point of the room.
After settling in, we went on up to the rooftop deck on the 25th floor to try out their infinity swimming pool overlooking the town. I let my spouse enjoy the fresh breeze by sitting on the poolside patio lounger, to catch up on her reading, while I had a quick dip in the cool water. The pool is open from 8am to 10pm where at night; you will be able to swim with a picture perfect backdrop of Johor Bahru’s lit skyline.
In the evening, we went down to the Fern Pine café on the 9th floor for a taste of their Weekend Seafood Buffet. Serving the best and freshest selection of seafood in town, the buffet includes raw shashimi and oysters along with barbequed prawns and squids. They also set-up hawker styled ‘lok-lok’ stall, a local favourite where seafood skewers are dipped in boiling broth before served with savoury peanut gravy.
The young and hip should head up to the Skylounge and Cigar Bar on the 26th floor for a fun night out.
Day two saw us waking up to a bright morning after a well-deserved good night’s sleep. A delightful spread of breakfast buffet awaits guests at the Fern Pine café and their local selection is a must try. After breakfast, I hit the gym to burn some calories on the treadmill. I then popped over to the toasty sauna to sweat it out and loosen while enjoying the enthralling scenery of Johor Bahru.
By that moment, it was almost time for check out. We really enjoyed the hospitality, facilities and services during our stay at Holiday Villa Johor Bahru. A perfect destination for a quick weekend getaway in the city, it is definitely worth your every penny.
For more information and bookings, do call the hotel at +607 290 3388 or e-mail [email protected]