Review: Amari Johor Bahru


In 2017, Amari opens its first hotel in Malaysia. The 21-storey hotel is situated right in the heart of Johor Bahru’s city centre. The Thai-based hotel chain of ONYX Hospitality Group is just a stone’s throw away from JB CIQ, Komtar JBCC, City Square and the Persada Johor International Convention Centre. Ultimately, Amari Johor Bahru is an ideal place for a short getaway across the border.

Related: Here’s how you can get to Johor Bahru from Singapore in just 5 minutes!

Lobby @ Level 6

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Amari Johor Bahru is located opposite Komtar JBCC which is a 10 minutes walk from JB CIQ. The hotel lobby is located on the 6th floor; sleek and modern finishing with influence of Thai elements. I took the first KTM train out from Woodlands CIQ and found myself too early for the check-in. Thankfully, I managed to secure the room for an early check-in at a half-day rate.


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The lobby has a designed space for working and reading.

Social Room

A space for playing pool and movie screenings.

Breeze Spa

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If you need some time off from your busy schedule, the Breeze Spa @ Amari offers various signature treatments and aroma therapies for your mind & body. The hallway leading to the Breeze Spa is a Instagram-worthy spot!

Grand Deluxe Room

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Amari Johor Bahru houses 242 rooms and suites. The are only 24 Grand Deluxe category  located at every corner of each floor with approximately 44 square metres in size.


Most of the room categories offer connecting rooms which is ideal for families. You can expect spacious rooms featuring modern warm interiors and local touches. My room is fully equipped with amenities such as an LED TV with satellite channels, an ergonomic work desk and complimentary WiFi.

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Designed for both leisure and business travellers, the Grand Deluxe room comes with a choice of King or Twin bed.


Room balcony facing Komtar JBCC.

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View of the pool from my room.

Minibar with coffee or tea making facilities.

Huge wardrobe with safe box and ironing facilities.

Spa-inspired bathroom.

Rainfall shower with bath amenities.

Swimming Pool @ Level 8

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The outdoor swimming pool comes with a children pool.

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Exclusively for pool lovers, the hotel also offers six Deluxe Pool Access rooms with private terraces.

Dip Bar

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The Dip Bar serve hor d’hourves and cocktails by the pool.

FIT Centre

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A fully-equipped gym is located on the same floor as the pool.

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Whether you’re on a weekend retreat, shopping trip or cafe hopping, Amari Johor Bahru is an excellent choice to stay. Room rates start from SGD 95++ per night.

Amari Johor Bahru
No.82C, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+60 7 266 8888

Check In: 3:00 PM | Check Out: 12:00 PM

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2 Thoughts

  1. Simply my favourite hotel when in JB. Because of the hospitality, the ambiance, and the connectivity to SG. They have renovated the deck area at the pool by adding a roof there.

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