Our trip to Johor Bahru has one objective: Legoland Malaysia. Thus, when looking for hotels, we look for one that is easily reachable from Legoland Malaysia. Our choice comes to Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru, for the following reason:
- Citrus Hotel is located within 5 minutes walking distance to CIQ bus terminal. From the bus terminal, there are hourly shuttle to Legoland Malaysia
- Citrus Hotel also located within walking distance from Medan Meldrum Walk. For information, Medan Meldrum Walk opens from evening to late night, serving various food for dinner.
- As a benefit of located near CIQ bus terminal, Air Asia provide free shuttle from Johor Bahru Airport to CIQ bus terminal. From there, just walk to Citrus Hotel.
- There are also a shopping mall nearby should you need to grab few things.
Now, lets get into the full review, or head on to Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru at Agoda for booking
Citrus Hotel Room
The standard bedroom of Citrus Hotel, while not the smallest we ever stayed, still feel a bit small for 2 adults and 1 toddler. It has queen size bedroom, an ensuite bathroom, and a sofa near the door. It is probably the sofa that make the room feel smaller.
And another complaint that I have with Citrus Hotel Standard room is lack of window. There are only small window in our room, facing uninteresting building. Obviously, this small window limit the amount of lights coming to our room. A minor inconvenience, as we spent most of our time outside the hotel.
Citrus Hotel Breakfast
Breakfast is provided at 2nd level of the hotel. it is served in rather large room enough for around 60 people. Food served is rather standard. We choose to have small breakfast here for convenience of traveling with 2 years old boy.
if you would rather to have another breakfast, there are large selection of food nearby, or in the shopping mall across the street.
Around Citrus Hotel
What probably the best feature of Citrus Hotel is its strategic location. Citrus hotel is located within walking distance from CIQ border with Singapore, and the CIQ bus terminal. From this terminal, you can basically go anywhere within Johor Bahru within a single ride, or cross the border to Singapore.
If you plan to go to Legoland, The Legoland Shuttle Bus is available at CIQ terminal. The bus depart every 90 minutes during weekdays, and 60 minutes during weekend. Timetable is posted at the bus terminal.
At night, the Medan Selera Meldrum Walk is lined with food sellers. Our favorite is the grilled fish, lumpia, and char kwee tiau. And after a long hot day at Legoland, the fresh cold sugar cane water serve as a well refreshing drink.