Nov 4, 2015

An enjoyable stay at the Hotel Jen

picture credit to expedia
 So if you have been following my blog posts and Facebook page, I have been flooding it with cuteness overload from the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and the new attraction, Hello Kitty in Oz... so, the question everyone who hasn't been there will ask... 

Where to stay??? Where else but Hotel Jen.....come and check it out with me... let me bring you on a mini tour of my experience staying there....

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, (formerly known as the Trader’s Hotel) is located in Nusajaya. It is just approximately 20 minutes from Johor Bahru town and is easily accessible via land or water transport from Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal.

Senai International Airport is a 20-minute drive away and Singapore Changi Airport is only 60 minutes away!!!!  And well, Legoland is just a 10 minute shuttle bus ride away too!!

And the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town/ Little Big Club? It is your neighbour!! It is just right next door… just a few steps away!!! 

 This is my second time there and I fell in love the reception area when I first saw it, and the feeling still remains unchanged on my second visit here... which is very contemporary but also seem to make me think of an underwater world and it is pretty soothing....

The receptionist are all very friendly and have ready smiles for you when you approach them even if just for a photo....hehehe

There is a very comfortable lounge area where you can meet up with your friends or just sit around to wait for the receptionist to get your room ready...should you arrive early...

If you have just arrived, and feeling parched, head over to the side of the reception. There are infused water,ice lemon tea there for you -self serviced though.....I did so love the Jen's infused water... it was really refreshing coming in from the hot day!!!

My room was on the third floor...and this was the corridor....

When it comes to staying over, Hotel Jen is all about simple pleasures . You can be sure to look forward to crisp, comfy beds, natural light, a good shower (both hand held as well as rain shower) and fast, free WiFi (I absolutely LOVE the WiFi.... can even download one or two torrents). 

This is my room......isn't it just gorgeous...and more importantly comfy...

This is  my bathroom.. and yaaaayyy.... my room has a bath tub!!!

The shower stall.... though if I have a complain, it would be the missing 'wall' because the water does splash out of the shower and wet the floor.....

The amenities include toothbrushes, shower cap, sanitary bag and cotton buds.....

The sofa which can double up as a sofa bed for young kids as well...

I love the bed and I love the very comfy pillows even more... but... maybe one tiny complain.... the bed has wheels that make it run all over the place... (almost) whenever you bump into it... or maybe I am the one at fault for being clumsy...

Table / work station.....with ample power points...

The TV......with Astro channels  to enjoy...

Lounge area on each floor to meet up with friends for  chit chat or waiting for friends or family members to get out of their room... LOL
The pool area in Hotel Jen is just heavenly... it is on the 4th floor of the building....and overlooks the Puteri Harbour yacht marina... 

There are three different pools there... a dipping pool, a Jacuzzi type pool with nice warm water and a small infinity pool....

The Jacuzzi

I can stand here all day and fantasize as I look at all those glorious yachts, boats and catamarans docked there...

Hotel Jen know that good food makes a great trip that much better. So you can be sure to get amazing delicious food here at the Harbour Cafe.

It was Halloween even when I was there thus all the spooky decorations but I really thought it was just so charming....

And let Mr Pocong here who is bloodied all over show you to your seat........ 

I was lucky to be able to indulge myself at the very scrumptious and well spread Seafood Buffet Dinner.....there was just so much to choose from... 
Grilled seafood....

Noodles counter...

The soup tureen... I really liked the mushroom clam soup.. it was unusual but very tasty...

All the decorations and food presentation were of course very photo ready and many people not just members of the media and bloggers were seen taking pictures of the spread...

And oh!! Dim Sum... I love dim sum and I was so delighted to find them here...

One of the chefs flambeeing those creme brulee..... another of my favourites

Don't you find this decoration was adorable... I know I did!!

Chocolate eclairs with chocolate cream bursting out.... biting into one was just sinfully delicious...

Love chocolate fountains? This is a pretty unique one with both white chocolate and also milk chocolate...

Ok, this is a little upside down, but well, here is a DIY station so go ahead and make your own fruit rojak, pietee or even caeser salad.....

I am not posting pictures from my breakfast here but if you want to see the pictures, check out my FACEBOOK PAGE HERE... Breakfast was very generous spread, as expected from all Hotel Jen and Shangri-la Hotels. You can find fruits purée for adults and toddlers. A wide array of freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices. 

Running out of battery for your mobile? There is even a charging station for your smartphones!!!

As I mentioned earlier, the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is just a few steps away, it is right next door to the hotel and 300 metres from the back entrance of the hotel....

Need some TLC? Do check out the health club there and go ahead and indulge in some of the massages offered there.... I for one loved the ambience of the place... so pretty and relaxing...

For gym bunnies and fitness fans, there is a lovely gym there too to work out and you can enjoy the glorious view of the marina while at it.....

You can also lounge around at the pool side and admire the glorious scenery...

So to sum it up, here are some of the facilities you can enjoy while staying at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour here...
  • Fast free WiFi everywhere
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health Club and Steam room (open from 6am to 10pm)
  • 24-hour in room dining
  • Same day laundry
  • Exclusive Club Lounge benefits
  • Press reader access to over 2,500 newspapers and magazines
It is definitely a great place to stay and I will not hesitate to stay here again.. so indulge yourself, and take the opportunity to stay here a few days and enjoy the facilities as well as all the fun areas (Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Little Big Club, Legoland, JB, etc) around it...

PHONE +60 7 560 8888
ADDRESS Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia

And oh, I cannot resist ending with a pic of blogger friend/ cosplayer , the beautiful Lisa Chow lounging there and enjoying the view of the pool... hehehe.. check her out at


  1. wowww, this is super duper awesomeness of life!

    1. alhamdullilah, ada rezeki to visit... hahahah

  2. looks pretty good will recommend to friends who pays a visit there to consider this hotel

    1. very... it is a little pricey for those of us who are middle or low income earners but I assure you worth every single cent as we do really need to indulge every once in a while

  3. it's a nice n pleasant hotel!! will put in list for my visit!!

    1. it is very nice... I loved it there... my second time!!! Hopefully there will be a third soon... LOL

  4. Lovely stay in lovely hotel!~ Looks relaxing!

  5. Jacuzzi and food! Omg..wish to visit this hotel soon for my next JB trip

    Kolin zainal

    1. NIce warm jacuzzi..... and the food is glorious.... as expected of Shangri-la hotels....

  6. I love my room too. Jacuzzi is Little Angels' favourite place. Hopefully will go there with family by end of this year for school holiday.

    1. Absolutely!! must bring the little angels.. my little angel/devil also loved it there when she was there

  7. I was there when it was Traders Hotel. So much has changed. I need to go and get updated as well!

  8. Beautiful Hotel!! And best of all it's near Hello Kitty Town!! yay.

    1. I so agree...... when I was first there I could not believe it was just next door!!!

  9. fast write up! Bravo babe :P I am still trying to draft out my hello kitty house one XD

    1. Hehehe.... and I made you my model at the end of the post.... sorry... and thanks...LOL

  10. Got me startled with the Mr Pocong for awhile. Haha! But wow, the hotel look really nice though! and the jakuzi. I'm in love.

    1. Hahahah.... I know right... he kinda startled me too when I first set eyes on him

  11. Loving the photo of you by the pool. Looking really slim there, and the fact that its 300m away from Hello Kitty Land, its like the most ideal location to stay if people are planning to visit :)


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