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Sunday, 27 January 2019

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near JB CIQ

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

I was invited to visit TROVE Johor Bahru, the newest hotel in JB. It's just 5-10 minutes by car from the JB CIQ, so it is very convenient for visitors coming from Singapore.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

The 27 storey hotel has 283 rooms. TROVE was Hotel Selesa in its past life - the new owners Care Luxury Hotels & Resort completely refurnished the building inside and out. The spanking new hotel opened in Dec 2018 after nearly two years of major revamp.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

The spacious reception lobby at the ground level is elegantly functional minimalist yet felt warm and welcoming.

I was shown around the hotel.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

The grand ballroom on level 8 seats 600. This used to be the swimming pool area in the old Hotel Selesa but was completely rebuilt into this spacious pillarless grand ballroom. There are 2 smaller ballrooms and 7 function rooms for meetings, seminars, conferences and events.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

TROVE Hotel's 283 rooms across 27 floors are decorated according to 5 different themes. Customers can choose the type of theme they like.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Local Love theme rooms feature local arts and crafts in pop art style.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Into the Woods themed rooms pay homage to Johor's precious natural heritage.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Precious Moments themed rooms are well appointed suites on the highest floor (27th) suitable for honeymoons and special occasions.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Some of the Precious Moment rooms are equipped with Jacuzzis.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

The basic toiletries are provided, so you don't have to pack your own (if you are like me who is not fussy about toiletries).

(Note: The Elemis brand toiletries only for suite rooms.)

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Many hotels have done away with bottled water and TROVE Hotel is the same. Each room is provided with an in-room hot and cold water dispenser. I like the convenience of having the water dispenser in room (compared to having a shared one outside along the common corridor).

(Note: The capsule coffee machine only for suite rooms.)

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near JB CIQ

I stayed in this room. Access to the floors and room is by security key card.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

I stayed in a Fun with Geometry themed room which is decorated with traditional Islamic designs with a modern twist.

I slept very well thanks to the thick spring mattress which had the right firmness for me.

Oh... I am glad to note that TROVE is a smoke free hotel - one of my pet peeves is stale tobacco smell in the carpet, curtains and bed linen. No such issues at TROVE.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

The wifi signal strength is strong and internet speed is fast at TROVE Hotel (something I still can't take for granted even in famous brand 5 star hotels).

TROVE has a multistorey car park which is free for hotel guests. 

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

View of Johor Bahru city looking north from TROVE Hotel. KSL City mall is on the left and Pelangi mall on the right.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Lada & Clove restaurant is on the 8th floor.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Lada and Clove serves breakfast buffet (as well as lunch, high tea and dinner). For breakfast, there's basic rice and noodle dishes with side dishes. There's a porridge station, egg station (live cooking), cereal, bread, pastries, fruits etc. Juices, coffee and tea are available.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Egg Benedict is on the a la carte breakfast menu.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Nasi lemak Antarabangsa (price RM25 nett). Fenugreek rice cooked in coconut milk served with chicken rendang, chili paste prawns and sambal.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Fish head curry (price RM40 nett).

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Soba noodles with grilled salmon wrapped in seaweed served with lemon tomato butter sauce (price RM48 nett).

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

English Afternoon Tea set at RM68 for two persons - available from 12 noon to 4pm on Saturdays.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ
TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ
TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

The high tea set consists of TROVE's signature chicken skewer, scones, chocolate brownies, open face sandwiches, cheesecake and more.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Information for you 👉 TROVE JB is a good option for home base to explore Johor Bahru because of its central location. The hotel's comprehensive meeting and event facilities make TROVE JB a prime venue for meetings, conferences, corporate training, exhibitions, product launches, weddings and banquets.

Disclosure: My stay was hosted by TROVE Johor Bahru.

TROVE Hotel Johor Bahru near to JB CIQ

Address: 15/2, Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, off Jalan Tebrau, Johor Bahru
GPS1°28'39.7"N 103°45'47.8"E 🌐 1.477703, 103.763279
Waze: Hotel Trove Johor Bahru
Tel: +60 7-272 8888



Date visited: 22 Jan 2019





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