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Happy at “seeing RED” at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, with the coming together of two iconic brands to bring us a wholesome family adventure for locals and visitors alike! Thanks to the marketing folks at DoubleTree, we get to play “tourists” in our home city while experiencing the renowned Hilton-brand hospitality up close and personal for the weekend. Not forgetting our date with the world’s cutest, liveliest and ‘angriest’ birds just a stone’s throw across the streets, we figured it would be wise to check in and grab a bite before our action-packed itinerary begins… YEAH!
🖱️ To check out some of the hotel facilities from our earlier visits, here’s a quick detour: DoubleTree by Hilton JB – Double the fun, double the excitement!
Angry Birds Adventure Room Package
Located on higher floors, our Executive Rooms at Level 30 come with magnificent views, Executive Lounge access, complimentary meals & refreshments as well as WiFi. Decorated with natural wood tones and equipped with modern amenities including two queen-size Sweet Dreams™ beds, a spacious work area and a 40-inch LED TV with cable channels. Interestingly, our room also comes with a very spacious walk-in rain shower glass room, but since we are sharing the room, we can fortunately still control the motorised roller blinds from inside the bathroom, so too bad folks!
🖱️ Click here for the best available room rates and types: ROOMS & SUITES
OMG, it’s the RED invasion, we practically surrendered our beds to these angry “friends”!
At 30 storeys high, the most obvious benefit being in the Executive Room is the view from our room. We are able to get a superb view of everything from where we are with virtually no obstruction, day and night… Woohoo!
The bathroom amenities are pretty upscale and comprehensive, while the snack bar and mini bar fridge are decently stocked for us not to go hungry or thirsty throughout our stay.
There is also a small work desk for us to catch up on work if we need to, but when you have these many audio-video connectivity options, why work when we can enjoy our own multimedia entertainment (talk about work-life balance) LOL!
Executive Lounge (Level 29)
The best benefit of staying in an Executive Room is the exclusive access to the Executive Lounge of course! We get to enjoy daily light snacks and drinks (including coffee, tea and juices) throughout the day, as well as indulge in free-flow canapés, wines and alcoholic beverages for the evening. Breakfast is also complimentary as part of our lounge benefits where we get to have the full buffet breakfast at Makan Kitchen downstairs or choose to have a smaller but quieter breakfast here as well. Let’s leave that till tomorrow hah!
Fitness Centre & Outdoor Pools (Level 13)
For the fitness junkies out there, the 24-hour fitness center at Level 13 would bring you much joy. The sizeable gym comes with a decent range of fitness equipment and selection of free weight, but we prefer to simply relax in the whirlpool and steam room over our two days here. For those with families, you can also refresh in the outdoor pool while the children play in their own pool. There’s something to “work out” for everyone, isn’t it?
Angry Birds Activity Park
If you have yet to come face to face with these little critters that took the world by storm (and still is!) with their funny antics of whizzing through the air, hitting each other as targets and landing with a crude thud, you are not alone! Now, you and your family, the young ones and forever young-at-heart (US!) can live out your fave birds’ past time and be part of that fun too at Asia’s very first Angry Birds Activity Park at Komtar JBCC muahahaha hahaha! (mean laughter)!.
To derive maximum enjoyment from your visit, do go early to enjoy having the whole place to yourself as the park is quite popular for obvious reasons. Remember to redeem your tickets at the counter for registration and in exchange for your wrist tag. As this is essentially an indoor playground, shoes are NOT ALLOW so wear your socks for hygiene purposes. Socks are sold at the counter too for RM7 per pair and there are also some lockers available at the entrance right where you drop your shoes. You may want to get a quick bite at the snack corner before the epic battle as food and drinks are forbidden too!
PS: On weekends, do catch your favourite Angry Birds LIVE as they roam the activity park.
Our Angry Birds Adventure Room Package include：
- Two (2) entry tickets to Angry Birds Activity (either adult/child admission)
- Daily Family Buffet Breakfast for two (2) adults & up to two (2) children*
- Accommodation in DoubleTree Guest Room
- 10% off additional entry tickets to Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru
📞 +607-268 6868
(* Standard family policy applies)
Tosca Italian Trattoria (Level 13) – Weekend Family Buffet Lunch
Located on Level 13 and offering stunning views over the Straits of Johor, Tosca Italian Trattoria offers an extensive range of pizzas & pasta, with seasonal promotions such as weekend buffet lunch (RM 50 nett per adult, 50% for kids age between 5-12 years) and choices of homemade traditional & modern open lasagne to keep you (and us) wanting!
Kids’ D.I.Y Pizzas
We decided to drop by Tosca for some classic Italian indulgence, but the weekend buffet’s highlight is reserved for the juniors – cute D.I.Y pizzas made by the kids, on top of all-you-can-eat pastas, frozen yoghurt and a selection of desserts!
📞 +607-268 6868
Makan Kitchen (Level 1) – Seafood Weekends
Weekends at Makan Kitchen has always been a much-anticipated affair for regulars (like us), as we get to check out the latest “Catch of the Week Special” every Friday & Saturday to find out what the chefs have in store from the fish market, and have your favourite crustacean picks cook in spicy, Thai or black pepper sauces. If seafood is not your thing, Makan Kitchen also serves famous local specialities that are prepared right before your eyes. We could never resist the exciting live cooking stations showcasing a mix of western and Asian items, with a vast array of tempting Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan dishes on offer.
Hey presto, our seafood prepared nice, hot and spicy, just the way we like it! You bet this would not be our first and only serving LOL!
Seafood Weekends is available only on Fridays and Saturdays from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, and priced at a worthwhile RM128 nett per adult woohoo!
PS: Enjoy 50% off your parking fee at Menara Landmark when you dine in
📞 +607-268 6940
Our time at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru has been an enjoyable experience on all accounts, thanks to its strategic location that is ideal for a range of activities, both of a work nature and pleasurable. Once again, a big thank you to Elaine and her team for a “smashing weekend”, and do head down here for some after work fun or check in for a short & convenient getaway with your family without burning a big hole in your pocket.
🖱️ To check out the hotel facilities again, visit: DoubleTree by Hilton JB – Double the fun, double the excitement!
DoubleTree by Hilton (Johor Bahru)
📍 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
📞 +607-268 6868