Saturday, 31 May 2014
8 Days Boutique Hotel in Johor Bahru, Permas Jaya
Stayed a night at the Permas Jaya branch of 8 Days Boutique Hotel in Johor Bahru.
Getting here from the CIQ after clearing immigration is a breeze via the EDL. Just 10 minutes drive.
8 Days is a home grown boutique hotel chain with three branches in Johor Bahru, namely, Permas Jaya, Impian Emas and Mount Austin.
The aim of 8 Days Boutique Hotel is to provide guests with premium facilities at affordable prices.
Located in shop lots in Johor Bahru, inside 8 Days Boutique Hotels, it has the feel of international brand name hotels.
The reception located right at the entrance is manned round the clock.
A nice place to relax at the lobby.
Access to the lift to the 2 upper floors of rooms is controlled by security key card. An essential security feature even some larger, longer established hotels lacked.
I always prefer hotels with coded key card security.
I checked into a Platinum room at RM155 nett.
Pushed open the heavy door and I was greeted by this King sized bed.
It's a King Koil, of course.
At 8 Days Boutique Hotel, a good night's rest is the number 1 priority, so no expense is spared on the best beds.
The room is actually quite spacious.
I like it that 8 Days Boutique Hotel provides a good size safe for our valuables. My precious constant companion, hardworking 15-inch laptop can fit in the safe easily.
The rubber slippers are a nice thought too. I dislike walking barefooted in hotel rooms.
The study desk, basic drinks station, fridge and large LCD TV set. The good sized fridge is empty, so we can stock it with our favourite drinks and cold snacks.
There's a jacuzzi tub with massage jets in the attached bathe room...
Three heads are better than one - the three-head shower rose :D
Pardon me for showing you the toilet seat, but I want to show you the clean towels and the basic personal care toiletries provided i.e. toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower cap etc.
Dropping my bags in the room, I took a quick walk around the hotel.
There were complimentary internet access for guests. I didn't use these as I brought my own lap top and used their free wifi.
There is a simple basic cafe on the ground level, if you like the convenience of dining staying in.
If you step outside, there are many dining options around the Permas Jaya area from fine dining to coffee shops to street hawkers.
The shopping mall is literally just steps away. Not in the league for all day heavy duty luxury shopping but all manner of daily necessities can be conveniently bought here.
There are interesting dining options in the large covered courtyard area right behind 8 Days Hotel.
The courtyard is great for just chilling out over cakes and coffee and one of my favourite cafes here is The Sugar Pantry.
A security guard watches the car park in front of 8 Days Hotel around the clock.
A few shoplots away along the same row of shops is the Permas Jaya police station.
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Here's a fun video I made with 8 Days Boutique Hotel :D
8 Days Boutique Hotel offers value for money accommodation with premium facilities at affordable prices.
Date visited: 30 May 2014
(Disclosure: My stay is sponsored by 8 Days Boutique Hotel.)
8 Days Boutique Hotel Permas Jaya Branch
Address: Block A, Permas Mall, Jalan Permas Utara, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru (Note: 8 Days Boutique Hotel also has branches in Taman Mount Austin and Taman Impian Emas)
Contact number: +6016-713-3339, +607-388-9889
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