Travel: Fraser Place Puteri Harbour, JB Review (Studio Deluxe)





fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio

Stay period: Jan 2020 (2 nights)
*Weekend*
Country: Malaysia, Johor Bahru
Room type: Deluxe Studio
Room Size: 34 Sqm
Breakfast: Breakfast included
Hotel Facilities: Gym, rooftop swimming pool, 
Nearby: Legoland, Puteri Harbour, Tuas Second Link
Closest Train Station: -
Price: $159 ($79.50/night)
Booked on: Agoda
Star: 5 🌟


Residensi & Hotel Marina, Persiaran Tanjung, Pengkalan Puteri Johor Bahru Malaysia 79100




Types of room available

There are 6 types of rooms available in Fraser Place Puteri Harbour - Deluxe Twin, Deluxe Studio, Studio Premier, 1-, 2- and 3-bedrooms apartments. 

Sea facing units are available at a small top up if you wish to enjoy a better view. 

The smallest unit stands at 34 square metres. 



Location

A close drive to Tuas Second Link Checkpoint, Fraser Place Puteri Harbour is not as densely populated as in Johor Bahru Center. 

There aren't many things around the vicinity - Puteri Harbour, Hello Kitty town (permanently closed), Legoland. There are many developing residential areas.
The closest (proper) mall is Aeon Tebaru City. 


It is a nice place away from the hustle and bustle but some people can also find it boring. 



Facilities

Fraser Place Puteri Harbour has a Spa (with steam & sauna room), sheltered swimming pool & whirlpool, yoga room and a 24-h gym.



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Basic equipments are available in the gym. I didn't see the yoga room though. 

I read on their website that there's scheduled shuttle service to bring guests to Senai Airport, LEGOLAND and even popular shopping malls but I did not have the chance to explore/use this service. 

My main mode of transportation was via Grab. 



Deluxe Studio Room

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Room is very spacious (34 m2). 



Large bed with 2 pillows each.

fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room

Linens are of quality and tucked in nicely.


At one side of the bed you have plugs and a multi-functional clock.

fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room

You can connect to your device via Bluetooth to listen to music, tune in to the radio, use it as a clock/alarm clock and charge your electronics via USB port. I really like something like this but I can't seem to find it around in Singapore. Let me know if you know where to get it! 



In the wardrobe, you will find: 

fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room
A safe and a torchlight. 




fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room

Ironing board with iron (not pictured) and a luggage holder


Kitchenette 

fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room

Comes with a microwave, stove, sink and utensils. It has everything except pans and cooking materials. 



fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room


fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room

The fridge is small but cold enough. 


fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room

To complete a functional kitchenette, you have the washer/dryer.



Toilet 

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Deep soaking tub with a separate standing shower.


fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room

Water pressure is good and water is hot enough 


All toiletries provided 


fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room



fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room

Particularly love the shampoo/wash. They are from Malin + Goetz. I love the scent! Not many places provide conditioner separately too! 



fraser place puteri harbour, malaysia, hotel review, deluxe studio room, overview of room


One of the lights isn't working but it doesn't really affect my experience there. Speaking of lights, I have to say they have so many switches. Had a hard time figuring out which is for which haha.



Breakfast

International spread with local options like porridge, noodles, vegetables etc. There are live stations for soup noodles and eggs. I like their omelette with cheese better.

You can also make your own healthy juice or waffles. Waffle station is quite popular so be prepared to wait.

One thing I want to point out is the quality of food. It is really not the best here. For example, there is a mixture of different types of vegetables (choy sum, Brussel sprouts etc) in the stir-fry vegetable dish. Granted, they may be freshly made but the act of combining they all together gives off the impression that these are 'leftover'. Many hotels tend to do this with their breakfasts and I hope this can be improved.

Not wasting food is a good thing but I believe there are better ways to provide decent standards to your guests too.



Dining

You can dine at Puteri Harbour restaurant. They serve Western, Chinese and local cuisines all-day till 11 pm.
There is a supermart around the hotel but we did not visit during our stay. Got most of our snacks/supplies at a convenience store opposite the hotel.

We dined at this place called Tribus (a short walk from Fraser place) twice because we really enjoyed the food and service there.

It has a very cool Mexican vibe coupled with great music. Food was enjoyable but I am hoping for more consistency. Nonetheless, I will still head back again if I am around the vicinity.



Service

Service was within expectations from a 5-star hotel.



All in all, Fraser Place Puteri Harbour can cater for business travellers, couples or larger families. It is a close drive from Tuas Second Link. Don't expect to have a lot of things to do around (City center will be a better option if you're looking at that) but many places such as LEGOLAND and AEON shopping malls are a short drive away. If you are looking for some quiet time, this is a good place for you to consider in Johor Bahru.


The room is clean and I appreciate the additional details and comfort available. I will come back again and spend some time in the pool. (Level 17 if I remember correctly). 


Comfort: 5/5
Cleanliness:4.5/5
Design of room/hotel premise: 5/5
Facilities: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Breakfast: 3.5/5
Location: 2/5
Suitable for: Couple, business travellers, families/larger groups




Things worth mentioning:
  • Close drive from Second Link Tuas Checkpoint
  • Less crowded
  • Not many entertainment/food/malls around or nearby
  • Bottled water is refillable
  • Studio room comes with washer/dryer, stove, microwave, kettle, mini-fridge, iron &iron board, torch, umbrella and safe
  • The kitchenette has everything except pans
  • Quality toiletries provided
  • Good quality linens & bed
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Separate standing rain shower & tub
  • Cold air-conditioner
  • Shuttle service available
  • Value for money



Rating: 9/10
Would recommend as an option to spend the night 



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