Stayed at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Johor Bahru – for a short break.  The location of the hotel was slightly remote – away from the main street of Jalan Wong Ah Fook. Yet the hotel was still within walking distance of Komtar JBCC Mall and City Square Mall. I took about 10 minutes to walk from Komtar JBCC to arrive at  Doubletree by Hilton hotel.

Check in was quick and there was a request for a deposit of RM150 for incidental charges, if any. I booked the double double room and was glad to be given a high floor.  The room itself was spacious, clean and welcoming. I liked the design of the carpet – nice. And yes, I was given the Hilton famous warm cookie which was tasty.

Double Double bedroom

The beds were firm; and there were sufficient pillows given. The LCD TV was a 40″ if I guessed it correctly. There was small radio clock –  for those who needed an alarm wake up call. The small fridge or mini bar was empty and I liked it this way. I liked to  buy and stocked up on my favorite drinks and yogurt.The bathroom design is unique. There is a clear glass panel in the shower area that separates the bathroom from the bedroom. So if I am taking a shower, I can have a clear view of the bedroom and vice versa. Great for couples and lovers. However, for room mates and friends, you can simply press the button and the blinds would be lowered. Bathroom amenities were sufficient and of good quality.

Bathroom – DoubleTree by Hilton, Johor Bahru

The breakfast starts from 6.30 am and ends at 10.30 am. Overall, the breakfast spread were sufficient. I liked the fresh fruit juices counter and the noodles with herbal soup. And the otak  otak ( grilled fish cake) and roti prata was good. Just off the topic – do try the roti prata at the Amma Unavagam restaurant located opposite this hotel. They served the best Roti prata  with delicious Indian curry.

You can covered up the glass panel in the bathroom with blinds.

Overall, I have a relaxing and enjoyable stay at Doubletree by Hilton at Johor Bahru. I will be coming back soon to try out their King Size bedroom and their Gym / swimming pool.

Sufficient good quality toiletries and bath towels given
Easy to operate small safe.

Writing desk and chair
The beds were comfortable and firm.
Will try the hotel pool on my next visit.
Will try out the Gym on the next visit.
Good hearty breakfast served in the morning.


I visited the Komtar JBCC Mall in Johor Bahru in August 2014 when it was still under construction. I revisited it again last Sunday and it was good to see more shops up and running in this mall. Compared to the next door neighbour City Square Mall, this mall is relatively quiet. You can access Komtar JBCC via a connected walkway linking the 2 malls together.

Beautiful Mall

Many of the retail stores that are in Komtar JBCC are not found in City Square Mall. Komtar JBCC have more upmarket tenants such as Chanel,  Estee Lauder, Victoria’s Secret, Crabtree & Evelyn, etc. Some of my favorite stores in this mall are Bath & Body Works, Haagen Dazs and Kapitan Supermarket.

This mall has more upmarket retail stores.

For kids, there is the Angry Birds Activity Park located at Level 3. This is the entertainment center for kids with fun games, rides and theme attractions. Komtar JBCC adds a new level of shopping experience for shoppers – it is more upmarket, chic and stylish. I will visit this mall more often.

This is one of my favorite retail store.
Komtar JBCC is less crowded that City Square Mall.
Mark & Spencer store.
Victoria’s Secret

Nice quiet place to enjoy ice cream.
This Kapitan supermarket sells everything. Must visit.

There are also many food outlets.