I went to this resort for my church camp retreat. The first time I heard of this hotel was several years ago, when the refurbishment was just done and everything was brand new. Now, staying in the newer wing, I find that the state of the facilities is not good. I stayed in a two-bedroom apartment overlooking the swimming pool.
Outline the negatives first:
First, the apartment was not maintained much. Second, some things were missing e.g. lights (only wires were there), remote control for a TV set. Third, the aircon works for the living room, but not the bedrooms. Fourth, room service doesn't seem so effective (e.g. request for a remote control wasn't met even after one evening). Fifth, some things are chargable. For instance, a friend of mine asked for extra towels, and was told that will be charged at RM10 per piece. Strange thing is, the room service folks gave additional when they came to tidy up the apartment everyday.
The swimming pool was good - decent, nice and pleasant. There are several pools actually - you can use the one just next to the restaurant if you want the convenience to your room. Otherwise, you can go to the sports activity centre and try the two pools there (one freeform with slides, the other a regular swimming pool).
The food - despite the "repetitive nature" - is not so bad after all. If there are good stuff, it would be some of the desserts and the Chinese dishes in their Chinese restaurant.
The range of activities in the resort - you can play pool, arcade games, swim, play golf, go for spa, watch movies, go to the gym/library, watch the World Cup ... not bad if you are staying there and not going out. It's also near to some places e.g. Jusco and KFC - so those driving can go out for a quick bite/shopping if you want.
Did I mention that there is free WIFI too? That is actually pretty basic for today's standard actually. Free WIFI is not so reliable at times though.
Conclusion: good if you are there for a one to two days' stay. Don't stay beyond - I think you will get bored pretty easily.
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- Also Known As:
- Pulai Springs Hotel Johor Bahru
- Pulai Springs Johor Bahru