Our family had an awesome mini vacation when we checked-in to the Pinetree Marina Resort located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
It was a much needed break for our family and a good opportunity for us to try out something new. We know this review is a little late since we were there before Lunar New Year but this hotel is awesome that you wouldn’t mind reading this a little late. Ha-ha!
So let’s get started on the interior design of the hotel lobby! Since as we’ve mentioned that we went there before the Lunar New Year, it was very festive. The decorations added color to the modern design of the lobby.
We also noticed their modern security features. They made sure that no outsiders will be able to enter the premises, since you need to use your access card to enter the hotel area and to use the elevator (double security).
There was also a camera at the reception area and their check in procedure was very smooth and fast.
We were given apartment 13-07!
On the way to our apartment, we noticed a posting in the elevator to let the guests know that the recreational facilities are at level 3. Upon seeing this, we got giddy to throw our stuff in our apartment and rush to the 3rd floor already!
Upon opening the door of our apartment, we were amazed with the super nice living room! It was in a size that you won’t worry to feel cramped even with a kid who likes running around.
Aside from its amazing décor, we also had a stunning view from the balcony. We could see Singapore and the JB-Singapore Bridge!
The apartment had a beautiful dining area that would fit 4 people just right for a family meal.
The kitchen design was also very simple yet elegant. We loved the black and white!
We were also provided cups for tea and coffee if we need to warm up a bit. And of course, bottled waters!
The coffee and tea set is perfect if you have to work on something while checked-in because the room has a dedicated study area.
The kitchen was also complete if you want a longer stay. They have utensils provided, a full-sized fridge with freezer (a plus for breastfeeding mommies who store milk), and a cook top.
Our apartment had 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom en-suite and another one common bathroom. They were very consistent with the simple but elegantly modern motif with the rooms. The colours were very much relaxing that it makes you want to jump on the bed and sleep soundly.
The bathrooms were very neat yet gives you enough space to move around.
They also provided us toiletries and towels for us to be able to enjoy the bathtub (Yes there’s a tub!) and shower well.
Inside the master’s bedroom was a large closet with a vault to keep your valuables in it.
There were also bathrobes for use. The size of the closet would fit our things in perfectly, given that we bring a little more than usual travelers do because we have a toddler with us (you know, those extra clothes and extra stuff).
Did we mentioned that they also have a laundry area with detergents provided? This is just perfect if you need to do some quick washes especially for my son’s clothes if ever we will have spill accidents.
Our breakfast was served at Fraser’s Place, located beside the Pinetree Marina Resort. They are two different establishment but under the same owner.
The concept of the breakfast was half buffet, which means general food were served in a buffet manner but you need to order your main dish as complimentary. Of course we ate enough breakfast to fuel us for our activities!
So we finally got to the exciting 3rd floor. We immediately saw the spectacular view from the swimming pool. Talk about ultimate relaxation by the pool!
Of course there were rules and regulations of the pool for the guests’ safety.
The playground was also just beside the swimming pool.
It was awesome that they provided other relaxation material if you don’t want to be in the water. They have chilling seats beside the pool and in the water itself!
They also had an exercise place near the pool. It made us feel like we were just in the park but with a wonderful relaxing view.
There was a sauna/steam room but it was under maintenance during our stay, so we didn’t get to try it.
Their gym was also perfectly located beside the pool, so you can do your workout routine while watching the family have fun outside.
As for the kids, they have a children’s library and playroom equipped with kid safety materials. This is awesome for a bonding time with your kids!
Also, they have an adult’s library just adjacent to the children’s library.
This resort really has everything you will ever need for an ultimate stay! We must say that staying overnight might not be enough if you want to try all of their facilities but this is surely a resort we’d book again in the future.