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The Ardens Hotel, Johor Bahru

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Are you bogged down with work and in need of a short but restful weekend getaway? Think waking up to bistro quality brunch waiting at your hotel lobby, followed by having a fun-filled day out to a nearby water theme park, or indulging in some retail therapy at the nearby shopping area. Sounds good? We have an ideal itinerary for you! Check out The Ardens Hotel, located in the Taman Austin area, Johor Bahru, for the perfect short and affordable getaway experience!

Johor Bahru is a stone’s throw away from Singapore, and the short 1.5-hour drive from Singapore to Taman Mount Austin means being able to pack in the morning and still getting to Taman Austin in time for a delicious lunch, with the day ahead of you. Tucked away in a quiet corner, The Ardens Hotel boasted of tasteful and elegant décor, exactly like the photographs we saw online. The staffs were extremely warm, helpful and friendly. Although the hotel is located away from the hubbub of the main tourist area, put your security concerns to rest as the hotel’s front door has a magnetic lock that an only be unlocked from the interior. In addition, there is also a security guard who is on duty 24/7, keeping watch on the entrance as well as the car park, so you do not have to worry about potential car theft.

As for amenities, the Ardens Hotel really impressed us! Despite being a 2* boutique hotel, the items in the room had the hotel name printed on them. Furthermore, there was a complimentary selection of snacks and drinks at the mini bar for your snacking pleasure. It was not exactly an extensive selection, but we were satisfied since it was free. After a quick freshening up, we went to check out the hotel’s laundry room, which had a washer and a dryer that was also free for the guests’ use! Detergent can be obtained from the hotel lobby at RM 1.50 per packet; so don’t forget to pack some before you leave. These amenities are definitely useful – as you can quickly and conveniently wash and dry your wet clothes in the machines after spending your afternoon getting soaked at the Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park.

If you are not big on water activities, there is also the Kuso 3D Trick Art Gallery as well as an assortment of shopping and dining places such as AEON Tebrau City – which are all within a short driving distance from the hotel. Be it fun filled and adventurous, or laid-back and relaxed, the Taman Austin area offers something for everyone. However, if you unfortunately still have work to do during the weekend and just want a change of scenery, fret not! The Ardens Hotel offers excellent WIFI connection throughout the entire hotel, which ensures that you stay connected. The Ardens has two WIFI access points on each floor, which allowed us both speedy and fuss free surfing throughout our stay.

After a good night’s sleep, we had breakfast at the hotel’s bistro, The Stag Bistronomy, which is located at the lobby. The food was fantastic! It was plated elegantly and tasted delicious. Needless to say, the bistro is popular amongst hotel guests and the public alike as we saw many walk-in customers while we were dining. After a sumptuous breakfast, do some last minute shopping or just chill out in your room until it is time to check out!

In my opinion, The Ardens Hotel definitely offers more bang for your buck as it offers a 5* room for a 2* price, making it the most affordable and value-for-money hotel I have stayed in at Johor Bahru to date. It is close enough to tourist attractions yet not in the middle of the area so you can have peace and quiet, offers delicious fare at an affordable price and has all the amenities you need to make your stay both convenient and comfortable. It is definitely a great place to try out when you plan your next trip to Johor Bahru!

简体中文

你是不是被繁重的工作压得喘不过气?或是需要一个短暂的周末旅游放松一下心情?如果是的话,欢迎莅临位于马来西亚柔佛州,奥斯汀花园区的雅顿酒店!这里我们为您安排了超值的旅游体验。让您醒来就能吃到餐馆级别的早餐,然后带您到水上乐园尽情的游玩。酒店附近还有玲琅满目的购物商场任你逛!

马来西亚柔佛周距离新加坡只有一个半小时的车程。早上出门,还可在午餐时间到达茂奥斯汀花园享用午餐,然后在那里度过愉快的一天。雅顿酒店环境舒适清幽,室内装璜高级典雅。我们的服务员也非常的友善,并乐于协助我们所有的顾客。酒店虽身处在热闹的旅游区,但酒店所使用的磁铁门锁将保障您的安全。此外,酒店还有二十四小时保安驻守酒店入口以及停车场,让顾客无需担心车子被盗的危险。

设施方面,雅顿酒店带给了我们许多惊喜!虽然身为一间二星级酒店,但酒店内的所有物品都印上了酒店名字。另外, 酒店客房内的迷你吧也附送零食及饮料供你享用。迷你吧内的选择固然有限,但一律免费!休息一会儿后,我们来到了酒店的洗衣房,发现酒店业提供了洗衣机和烘干机让顾客免费使用。顾客可在酒店大厅以1.5令吉购买一包洗衣液,所以出门前可别忘了带上一些洗衣液哦!这些设施为住客们提供了许多便利,让你可在奥斯丁高地水上冒险公园玩了一下午后清洗你的衣物。

不喜欢水上乐园的朋友也可到访这里的迷你错觉艺术馆(Kuso 3D Trick Art Gallery)。酒店周围也有许多吃饭逛街的好去处,如新山的永旺购物商店。无论是紧张刺激的旅程,或是一个放松心情的度假,雅顿酒店都能满足你的需求。但如果你周末还需要工作,别着急!酒店提供快速的WIFI服务,覆盖整座酒店大楼。酒店每层楼都设有两架无线接入点,让您轻松上网。

睡了一夜好觉后,我们在酒店大厅内的餐馆,The Stag Bistronomy, 享用了丰盛的早餐。这里的早餐卖相诱人,吃起来也非常美味,所以非常受到旅客于当地居民的欢迎。享用早餐时我们就看见了许多顾客陆陆续续地前来用餐。吃完早餐后,顾客可在退房前做最后的购物,或选择在酒店房内休息。

在我看来,雅顿酒店以二星级的价格提供了五星级的服务,让我感觉物超所值!这绝对是我在新山住过最划算的酒店!酒店离喧闹的旅游区不远,但却不在旅游区内,让顾客即可享受安静的住宿环境,也可享受到前往旅游景点的交通便利。酒店内的食物价格合理,也很可口。想来新山旅游的朋友们下次绝对可以考虑入住这家酒店!

Bahasa Malay

Adakah anda dibelenggu oleh tugas dan sangat memerlukan percutian yang pendek tapi menenangkan? Bayangkan sarapan pagi yang lewat bertaraf bistro menunggu anda di lobi hotel, diikuti dengan hari yang penuh keseronokan di taman tema air yang berdekatan atau nikmati terapi berbelanja di tempat membeli-belah yang berdekatan. Menarik? Kami ada jadual perjalanan yang anda idamkan! Datanglah ke The Ardens Hotel yang terletak di daerah Taman Austin, Johor Bahru, untuk pengalaman percutian pendek yang paling sesuai dan berpatutan.

Johor Bahru bersebelahan dengan Singapura dan perjalanan memandu yang pendek selama 1.5 jam sahaja dari Singapura ke Taman Mount Austin bermakna anda bukan saja boleh berkemas pada waktu pagi dan sampai ke Mount Austin untuk makan tengahari, tapi anda juga mempunyai sepanjang hari lagi untuk dinikmati. Terletak jauh di sudut yang tenang dan aman, The Ardens Hotel di hiasi dengan dekorasi yang elegan dan citarasa yang tinggi sepertimana yang terdapat di gambar-gambar dalam talian. Para pekerja hotel ini sangat peramah dan suka membantu. Walaupun hotel in terletak jauh dari hiruk-pikuk kawasan utama pelancong, anda tidak perlu risau akan keselamatan anda kerana pintu bilik-bilik hotel ini mempunyai sistem kunci magnetik yang hanya boleh dibuka dari dalam. Hotel ini juga dilengkapi dengan pengawal keselamatan yang bertugas 24 jam, mengawasi pintu masuk dan tempat meletak kereta.  Oleh itu, anda tidak perlu risau mengenai jenayah kecurian kereta.

Kami sangat kagum dengan kemudahan-kemudahan yang terdapat di Ardens Hotel! Walaupun ia hotel butik yang bertaraf 2*, namun setiap barangan di dalam bilik hotel ini berterterakan nama hotel. Disamping itu, para tetamu disediakan dengan snek dan minuman yang boleh dinikmati. Walaupun pilihannya terhad, kami sangat berpuashati kerana ianya percuma. Selepas membersihkan diri, kami pergi melihat dobi bilik hotel yang mempunyai mesin pencuci dan pengering yang boleh digunakan oleh tetamu hotel dengan percuma! Bahan pencuci boleh di dapatkan di lobi hotel pada harga RM1.50 setiap paket; oleh itu jangan lupa untuk membawa bersama sebelum anda beredar.

Kemudahan-kemudahan ini sangat berguna kerana anda boleh mencuci dan mengeringkan baju-baju yang basah selepas sehari bermain di Taman Tema Air dan Pengembaraan Austin Heights. Jikalau anda tidak begitu gemar aktiviti air, taman tema ini juga mempunyai Galeri Silapmata Seni 3D Kuso dan beberapa tempat membeli-belah dan makan malam seperti AEON Tebrau City yang berdekatan dengan hotel jika memandu ke sana. Samada waktu yang dipenuhi dengan keseronokan atau bersantai dan berehat, kawasan Taman Austin mempunyai segalanya untuk setiap pengunjung.

Namun, jika anda masih perlu bekerja pada hujung minggu dan cuma perlu bertukar pemandangan, jangan risau! The Ardens Hotel menawarkan servis WIFI yang sangat baik di seluruh hotel supaya anda sentiasa tersambung ditalian.  The Ardens mempunyai dua pusat akses WIFI disetiap aras yang membolehkan kami melayari dengan pantas dan tidak bermasalah sepanjang penginapan kami di sana.

Selepas beristirehat semalaman, kami bersarapan di bistro hotel, The Stag Bistronomy, yang terletak di lobi. Makanannya sangat hebat! Semuanya dihidangkan dengan elegan dan sedap.  Bistro ini terkenal dikalangan tetamu hotel dan orang awam kerana kami melihat ramai pelanggan yang terdiri dari mereka yang tidak menginap di situ semasa kami makan malam. Selepas bersarapan yang mewah, bolehlah membeli-belah atau berehat di bilik anda sehingga waktu untuk daftar keluar!

Pada pendapat saya, The Ardens Hotel pasti menguntungkan anda kerana ia menawarkan qualiti 5* untuk harga 2*, membuatkannya hotel yang paling berpatutan dan bernilai tinggi yang pernah saya duduki hingga kini. Ia berada berdekatan dengan tempat-tempat tarikan pelancong walau ia tidak berada ditengah keriuhan supaya anda dapat menikmati ketenangan dan keamanan, menawarkan hidangan yang lazat untuk harga yang berpatutan dan mempunyai semua kemudahan yang anda perlu untuk membuatkan penginapan anda senang dan selesa. Ia sudah tentu satu tempat yang hebat untuk dicuba bila anda merancang perjalanan anda di Johor Bahru yang akan datang!

Riva Arun, Bangkok

Located right by the river in an old town, this new hotel stands out like no other structure in the vicinity. This boutique hotel provides a spectacular view over the wat arun and the Grand Palace.

The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was small but definitely comfy as we were greeted with the ‘Chino Colonial” feel which are apparent in the carved wood interior and the decorative ironwork.

They have a wide array of amenities including coffee plunger and a full menu of pillows for selection (this is what I usually expect from luxury hotels)!

Dinner over at Above Riva was surprising good and the panoramic view from the restaurant over the river was stunning, especially during sunset.

Travelling to the famous attractions like Wat Pho, Wat Arun and Grand Palace were easy via Express boats and Sky Train’s Saphan Taksin BTS station. If you just want to lay back and enjoy, and not worry about the itinerary, you can engage the hotel to provide personalised experience tours and excursion.

Returning to the room after a long day of sightseeing, immersing in rich cultural activities and food gobbling, you will truly appreciate the quality of bed that the hotel provides. Everything blended in seamlessly as my short trip came to an end. I will definitely revisit the hotel again!

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