KSL Hotel & Resort

KSL Hotel & Resort

33 Jalan Seladang Taman Abad, KSL City Mall, Johor Bahru 80250 Malaysia
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3.5
#3 of 4 resorts in Johor Bahru
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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KSL Hotel & Resort is the largest integrated resort in Johor Bahru that offers a complete shopping experience with entertainments and accommodations. The hotel is located in the heart of Johor Bahru City. It is about 5 minutes away from the Causeway,10 minutes from Johor Bahru Business District and 20 minutes from LEGOLAND. LEGOLAND tickets and return shuttle service is available at the hotel or you could include it during the booking at our website. The Resort style hotel provides 868 rooms & suites and extensive meeting and event facilities. For meetings and events, KSL Resort offers the perfect combination of first class facilities, outstanding services and a range of flexible packages. We also offers a range of wedding packages for your special day.With its convenience and comfort, you are able to enjoy numerous well-known Food & Beverage outlets, Fashion boutiques, Cineplex and Hypermarts (Tesco) all under one roof. Without compromising the location, you still can enjoy the water theme park facilities, Golf simulator experience, pool, billiard and children's amusement arcade.In the evening, all guests are invited to our Mission Bar & Grill, where you are able to enjoy a wide range of imported beers and wines. There will be Barbeque dinner and live band to lead you through the night.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Game room
Water park
Airport transportation
Parking
Internet
Sauna
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Billiards
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay

Location

33 Jalan Seladang Taman Abad, KSL City Mall, Johor Bahru 80250 Malaysia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Sultan Ismail Intl Airport
Seletar Airport
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles4,383 reviews
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KSL Hotel & Resort boasts a prime location with a direct connection to KSL City Mall, which guests frequently applaud. However, the hotel's reputation is marred by reports of rooms that are not only in need of maintenance but also raise cleanliness concerns, including mould. Reviewers warn that service falls short of expectations due to disorganization and a lack of professionalism. While some travelers appreciate amenities like free parking, opinions on the hotel's value are mixed, with criticism aimed at unexpected costs and subpar Wi-Fi. The overall atmosphere has been described as less welcoming, detracting from the guest experience.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Uninviting
Rooms
Neglected
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Disorganized
Amenities
Underwhelming

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Bevanchen14 wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed in this hotel on numerous occasion and it was a pleasant stay. We found that there was no house slippers and laundry bags. Also this time we found that the 3 bath towels was filled with strong body odor. We asked for replacement of the 3 towels immediately but the replacement towels did not smell fresh. The single bed also could also smell the body odor but not as strong. The best compliment would be the closeness to KSL Mall.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Xanerin wrote a review Mar 2020
Alice Springs, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Having stayed at this hotel twice before, we thought we would spoil ourself to an upgraded room and as we wanted a separate bath and shower, we thought this would be lovely. The floor was supposed to be non smoking, however on the third night of our 11 night stay, we could smell cigarette smoke in our room. It was coming in from next door. I am an asthmatic and my wife was undergoing medical treatment so I did let staff know. The next three days we had the same which was so disappointing and I think if people are to do this, they should be evicted and fined. Room was always meticulously clean and bed linen was always changed for us due to my wife’s illness. We love this hotel and although it is an older establishment, we really appreciate the professionalism of the staff. I would have given five stars, but the smoke literally killed us!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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avid_traveller_sg86 wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Some small but irritating things made the trip not ideal if we look strictly at the hotel. The plus point is mainly it's location. If you are willing to pay for that alone, go for it. Personally Holiday Villa next door may be worth a try for me next time.

Rooms: nothing to shout about, basic but it works.
Lift: you need an access card but it's only on the left or right side of the lift, causing everyone to cluster at one side and block the entrance of others. The lift also closes quickly and without warning - you would have to sacrifice a hand to keep it open as it wouldn't respond to anything else.
Tower 2: was clearly built as an after thought and the lift lobby location is in a tiny and hard to reach corner of KSL.

Underwhelming stay and 3 stars is just about right, just doesn't feel right calling this a 4 star hotel (or one deserving a 4 star rating) even though it does seem popular with Singaporeans.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Samuel9692 wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stay here for a night room 1317 non smoking room for work. Compliments to Ana for the swift check in and she was very smiley and positive which makes my stay even more better at the start. Room has a mild cigarette smell so I just left it with the air conditioning on to circulate it as was heading out shortly. Excellent location which I can’t denied that. The only negative thing was this hotel doesn’t provide slippers and bathrobe but it was fine as it is for a night. Middle of the night, I went to toilet and found 3 small cockroaches from the edge of the bed and kill it. I did not want to make a big fuss about it as I am sure the hotel wouldn’t want this to happen as well same time was tired and continue my sleep. I would recommend this hotel as the the location is excellent and I really hoped the management and housekeeping would look into this matter and cleaning procedures and make sure it doesn’t happen again to any future guest as consequences would be very severed.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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HairdresserAbroad wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in this hotel in January for 3 nights. It has large clean rooms and friendly staff. The business centre arranged a car to take us to Legoland and back over 2 days for an affordable price. There is a large pool and the pool bar serves great food and cocktails that are very cheap. There is a very small water park attached to the pool with slides and dinosaurs which you can access for 10 Malaysian Ringgit.

The great thing about this hotel is that you walk out of the hotel directly into a shopping centre which I really liked and there plenty of choices for food. It doesn’t open until 10am so it’s better to book breakfast at the hotel. The hotel breakfast is okay, there is plenty of choice and I loved the pancakes. I enjoyed my stay here and I would definitely recommend it if you’re planning a trip to Legoland.

We travelled to the hotel from Singapore by taxi which was so easy and we used the same taxi driver for our return trip
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vanessa W wrote a review Feb 2020
Langkawi, Malaysia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Despite all the awesome bells and whistles of this hotel, it's unfortunate that this hotel has extremely slow internet/wifi service. I was only able to access internet on my lap top by tethering it to my phone (and outside services). So if you are looking for a digital detox this place is perfect. If you plan on doing any extensive work on a laptop you may want to choose another hotel. I came here specifically to get some online work done in a quiet relaxed environment, so the internet discovery was a huge disappointment for me and very frustrating.
I did ask the hotel to simply reboot the router which just happened to be outside my door, but I was told by management only IT was allowed to do that. Ms. A, who claimed to be the manager recommended I just use my phone for any internet access, because 'everyone else does'. Perhaps if she had showed even an inkling of empathy towards my frustration, it would have been a better customer service response. Unfortunately, she seemed not to possess those types of skills and in fact was quite curt with me. I have never had a hotel not honor a small request to simply reboot a router (in case that is a quick fix). It really takes so little to at least pretend you care or pretend you will try to do something, but this hotel 'management' could not be bothered. Property is awesome otherwise.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from KSLHotelResort, Executive Office at KSL Hotel & Resort
Responded 2 Feb 2020
Dear Vanessa W, Greetings from KSL! Thank you for taking the time sharing your review. As a hotel with high expectation in customer satisfaction, we wanted to know more about your room details in order for us to do further findings & continually improve our service standards. We've sent you a message & look forward to hear from you soon. Thank you and have a pleasant day!
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Kelly0330 wrote a review Jun 2022
Melaka, Malaysia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited this hotel with my mum and my 6 yrs old kid. We stayed in a triple room with Breakfast included.
Reception counter’s staff was friendly and polite.
Room was without bathroom mat and I’m requested from the hotel room’s cleaners, they told me don’t have bathroom mat 😳 never stayed in a hotel without bathroom mat and the floor was wet after shower.
Restaurant’s staff didn’t wear mask properly, few of them were wearing the mask below the chin which included the kitchen staff. I also noted there were 2 on duty Chef were not mask on at all!!
They called themselves as a 5 stars hotel in Facebook 🫣
Will not return to this hotel anymore
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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claudiachai wrote a review Aug 2022
Singapore, Singapore
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely run down hotel, definitely not what you would expect from a 4 star hotel.

1. Upon check in, toilet was not even flushed and it leave a terrible pee odour that lingered throughout our 3d2n stay
2. Long wait for the lifts
3. Dilapidated condition: peeling wallpaper, broken sun chairs, bath towels are so worn out it had huge holes, toilet extremely mouldy (I don’t even know how can a shower hose have so much mould on it)
4. Thin walls, you can hear everything next door and on top of you, literally a 360 degree surround sound system
5. Housekeeping has really strict rules, only 2 towels per room and they don’t even provide swimming towels which is weird considering it is a pool resort

For the price they are charging, there are much better hotels out there. What a pity given their extremely prime location. I would stay somewhere further and grab to KSL insteadl. 100/10 will not recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Staying at the top floor has better view but wait till you see the horror and chaos at the lift...
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Effa M wrote a review Dec 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Room condition is not worth the price, aircond not functioning while toilet is slimy and clogged. We notified front desk, action was taken but the reason given due to the aircon not cooling is because the curtain which were supposed to open to allow sunlight to the room making it hotter. It is even warm at night, temperature fluctuating warm and cool. The most frustrating situation is when we approached the front desk to request for change of room but were turned down because of high occupancy. Issues were raised after we stayed the first night and again after the second night. We have 3 more nights to go.

The other misleading info which we realized after we reached this hotel is the pool claimed as theme park which they charge rm20 per head for kids and price go higher for adults per head for hotel guests.

Hotel towels are very seasoned, shower area are not cleaned thoroughly after each cleaning. We can still feel the slime under the feet and wall.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Greymarsh wrote a review May 2022
Singapore, Singapore
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A decent hotel room, it is showing its age though and needs a bit of TLC, the shower room gets flooded (not going to see what's clogging it), the wallpaper is peeling, and I had a drawer that was bent forward and keep opening.

The biggest selling point of this hotel is being attached to a shopping center, which means most of your needs are met. I would actually recommend getting food from outside the shopping center, i find the prices slight better there.

there are some points i wanted to bring up.
1. they left me a used shampoo and shower gel
2. they ignore DND signs, doesn't matter if you turn on DND, they WILL still come in to clean your room
3. Walls are thin, especially if you got a connecting room and there is a family with kids next door.
4. The programming on the evaluators sucks! they don't open or move even if there is a hell of a long queue in the lobby for them. coming down is better, but going up is bad, if u get back during the peak timing (after dinner time, 8 to 10pm and during check in time 2 to 3 pm),

Overall, sleep was decent (i don't sleep early, people were coming back past midnight if u are a light sleeper, try to get at the end), water pressure and the temperature were fine, had a good shower (i brought my own toiletries), air conditional was cold enough.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Answer from JLee1241
Singapore, Singapore109 contributions21 helpful votes
Cash or credit card!
jocelynyl asked a question Oct 2023
Singapore, Singapore71 contributions8 helpful votes
Is there any connecting room for the premium deluxe a and b that had just newly renovated?
Answer from prestontan
Singapore722 contributions137 helpful votes
Book directly from hotel. Prepay for your stay. No deposit is required. Check-in/check-out time is pretty rigid as far as timing is concerned.
Answer from Eric G
23 contributions11 helpful votes
Of course. I use Grab service to go anywhere I want with my family..
Persianspice wrote a tip 8 Jul
Singapore29 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not much else around so plan to be taking cabs a lot"
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LntanSue wrote a tip Jun 2024
Singapore113 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are not fussy or particular about high quality, this hotel is ok for price paid. But hotel a bit dated. But good size room. "
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Joeykeong wrote a tip Jun 2024
Singapore, Singapore87 contributions39 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tower 2 x four lifts can get very busy during check in or check out timing.. long wait for empty lift "
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Tabby S wrote a tip May 2024
Singapore, null, Singapore107 contributions57 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book through Agoda instead of directly with the hotel. "
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cammie wrote a tip May 2024
Ubud, Indonesia6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the room immediately for bed bugs when you checked in…"
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S$47 - S$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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100
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Frequently Asked Questions about KSL Hotel & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to KSL Hotel & Resort?
Nearby attractions include KSL City Mall (0.1 km) and "Dinosaurs Alive" Water Theme Park (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at KSL Hotel & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at KSL Hotel & Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at KSL Hotel & Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at KSL Hotel & Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to KSL Hotel & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Papa French Bistro and Wine Bar, Naughty Bali, and Arashi Shabu Shabu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at KSL Hotel & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does KSL Hotel & Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, KSL Hotel & Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at KSL Hotel & Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does KSL Hotel & Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at KSL Hotel & Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
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