KSL Hotel & Resort is a 4-star hotel connected directly to KSL shopping mall. This hotel should be no stranger to most of the Singaporeans who visit Johor Bahru every now and then.
The property offers two types of stays. Other than the usual hotel rooms, KSL Hotel & Resort also offers residence apartment. It is also very convenient for family who drives to Johor Bahru as there is car park catered just for the visitors. Unfortunately, there is no WiFi available in the residence apartment.
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As usual, we like to compare prices before deciding on a platform to book our room. Here’s something you want to know:
- There is no direct online booking on KSL Hotel & Resort website unless you call the hotel. Hence, we can’t find any price for comparison.
- If you book from Agoda.com, the Deluxe King room costs only S$85 with free cancellation.
- The same Deluxe King room costs S$93 on Expedia.com.
- On booking.com, you can book the same room for S$96.
In this sense, it makes it clear that Agoda.com has the most affordable price for the room category that we are intending to book.
If you need breakfast, you can add approximately S$20 per pax for each night for the hotel’s breakfast buffet in the morning.
KSL Hotel & Resort is located around 10 minutes drive away from JB Sentral. You can take a Grabcar from City Square for around RM 16.
Otherwise, you can take a bus (BET2) from the bus interchange at JB Sentral. The ride takes around 20 minutes.
The hotel is directly connected to the shopping mall. Once you arrive, you can read the signs to go to the hotel lobby.
During the Stay
KSL Hotel & Resort is usually very crowded on the weekend. If you arrive at the check-in time, please expect to queue for a short period of time. We must compliment that the hotel staffs are generally fast in handling the check-in process.
We were told that there are two towers in the hotel. Hence, there are two different lifts to take to the rooms.
If you are booking more than 1 room, you may want to call in advance to ensure that you get the rooms in the same tower.
The Deluxe King Room
The Deluxe King Room offers 26 sqm space to its patrons. Our room is located on the 23rd floor of Tower 1. The room comes with complimentary WIFI access. If you want to stay longer, you can also pay RM 70 at the front desk for late check-out until 6.00 PM.
Upon walking in, the room looks really dull due to the choice of colors for the carpet and curtain. While it is not the usual room that we prefer, it is quite comfortable to sleep through the night.
Just like other hotels, you can expect complimentary bottles of water, coffee and tea bags in the room. You can also access both Singapore and Malaysia TV channels in the room. There are also other cable movie channels but we do suggest to bring your own entertainment.
The bathroom of the room is average. If you are looking for a room with bathtub, you will need to book other rooms that are above the deluxe categories.
Again, the choice of the dark color tiles has made the room rather dull. Perhaps it will be better if they can have more lights in the bathroom.
KSL Hotel & Resort is a very convenient hotel to stay if you are going to KSL shopping mall to top up your groceries. The property has very affordable rooms for a quick night stay.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a place to celebrate some special nights, you might want to take a look at places like Doubletree Hilton Hotel or Amari Johor Bahru for newer and better rooms!
KSL Hotel & Resort
No.33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad
Johor Bahru City Center
Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80250