Where to stay in Johor Bahru JB?
Besides the wide range of all classes of hotels in Johor Bahru, JB now has the bed & breakfast option at Eco B&B in Taman Setia Tropika. Setia Tropika is about 15 minutes leisurely drive from the JB CIQ (via the EDL or Eastern Dispersal Link).
Eco B&B is the first and the only bed and breakfast in Johor Bahru, at the moment.
Eco B&B is located in a 2-storey corner terrace house in Setia Tropika estate. Setia Tropika is a sprawling landed residential estate with several precincts, all with their gated and guarded communities. Eco B&B is 5 minutes slow drive from the entrance of the estate (at the eastern corner).
Eco B&B is in a relatively new section of Setia Tropika, so some of the neighbouring units are unoccupied and some are undergoing renovation (during our visit in Mar 2015).
The private car park and entrance to the unit.
I could park my car within the compound and inside the gates. There is space for at least 2 cars, or 3 cars in a squeeze.
The simple reception/ front office.
Keith and Jewel are the owners of Eco B&B.
Keith and Jewel are friendly hosts, and Keith in particular is a great resource about where to eat, play, shop and relax in Johor Bahru.
The reception is manned by a live-in staff when Keith and Jewel are not at Eco B&B.
The lounge area at the ground level is bright and cheery. I enjoyed spending time here. The entire unit is air conditioned and clean.
The decor is white themed and eco friendly, hence the name Eco B&B. Natural and recycled materials are used in most of the simple furnishings. For example, most of the furniture here are handmade using discarded wooden planks.
The four bedrooms are on the 2nd storey, up the stairs. Two of the bedrooms come with attached bathrooms.
Each bedroom features it's own unique rocking bed.
This is the King size rocking bed in the master bedroom.
This queen size bed had a very slight, slow rocking motion while I slept soundly on it. (We can lock the bed, if we are uncomfortable with the rocking motion.)
My room came with attached bathroom and toilet. Basic toiletries like shampoo/ body wash and towels were provided except for toothbrush and toothpaste.
The water pressure of the shower was a little low.
There is no TV in the room. Which is fine for me as long as I have good wifi ;-D
Each bedroom is provided a water flask but no kettle. We can fill up our flask here at the pantry on the ground level. Complimentary coffee, tea and Milo are also available.
The house rule is to keep our room unlocked when we leave our room. We can keep our valuables in these metal lockers at the reception. You may want to consider bringing you own padlock.
As Keith and Jewel are cat lovers, there are a couple of cats in the house.
Breakfast is at the adjacent lawn which is great in the cool of the morning.
Keith is trying his hand in a little bit of organic gardening in the small green space.
These are some of the fruits from Keith's little organic garden.
Our freshly made organic vegetarian breakfast prepared by Jewel and Keith. The Belgian style waffle was made from scratch. Topped with a mushroom omelette, caramelised apple, raisins, almonds and a drizzle of chocolate, the waffle was delicious and filling.
Overall, we enjoyed the Eco B&B homestay experience. The night stay was comfortable and refreshing, and we started the morning with a great breakfast.
Places of interest and good JB food are a short drive away, so Eco B&B is ideal for a short driving holiday. Keith is very accommodating, so transport and other needs can be arranged.
Disclosure: My stay was hosted by Eco B&B.
Eco B & B
Address: No. 42 Jalan Setia Tropika 9/6, Taman Setia Tropika, Kempas 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
GPS: 1.540075, 103.729058
Phone: +60 7-2446499
Free wifi available.
Date visited: 6 Mar 2015
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