The hotel staff were awfully nice and helpful when we wanted to leave our stuff at the reception before checking in to go to the gym and the pool. Our room was very spacious and clean with a balcony.
Now for the downside:
1. I do wish that area has a better view. Our balcony overlooked a huge construction site.
2. The room is also not completely sound proof as we could hear our neighbours in the wee hours of the morning.
3. Some of the photos in the website are grossly misrepresented, in particular the pictures of the gym. The gym has the exact equipment that you see in the pictures, only that it is in fact half the size. The worst is - the air-conditioner was not even switched on when I went, which was not acceptable! Only a few fans were turned on even though there were a few other guests using the gym. The TV in the gym was the saving grace. Note that you need to get a token from the security counter to use the threadmill. The swimming pool is quite nice on the other hand.
4. These facilities are located in Prima Regency Serviced Apartments located next to it and are shared with its residents/guests. To get to them, you would need to walk through the multi-storey car park and I do not like that idea. It feels... unsafe.
5. Breakfast provided at the Checkers Cafe was simple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Silka Johor Bahru is a value led international chain hotel in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It has 252 well-appointed rooms that are suitable for families, business and value-conscious travellers. Located near Jusco Tebrau City, the hotel is less than 20 minutes from Johor Bahru City Centre and less than 15 minutes from the Singapore border (woodlands checkpoint). Silka Johor Bahru is also the only star rated hotel exclusively associated with the Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) which is about 25 minutes away from the hotel. Asia's 1st Legoland themepark is only a 25 minute drive away. Silka Johor Bahru also has a range of food & beverage outlets, meeting rooms and a banquet hall which caters for all dining, function and event needs. You'll never miss home when you stay with us! ... more less
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