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“Ahhh, the Bliss”

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Bliss Boutique Hotel
Ranked #15 of 108 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ahhh, the Bliss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

This review has been a long time coming, and for that, to the staff and management of Bliss Boutique hotel, I do apologise.

I apologise because of this, ...we simply had the most wonderful time at Bliss and I wish I could have written this review much much sooner. Alas, schedules simply got in the way.

Our trip to Bliss was in November 2013. I planned a short getaway for my girlfriend's birthday. After reading the reviews here, I decided to give Bliss a try. I had one special request tho, and that was to be able to surprise my girlfriend by cooking breakfast for her at the breakfast lounge.

Ms Rani from Bliss called to clarify my (what must have been strange) request and was so very helpful in arranging for it to happen. Each step was coordinated to a tee so that my partner would be totally unaware of the surprise.

At check-in, we were greeted with genuine smiles. That was especially nice after a long trip down from KL.

We checked into our suite and were more than pleasantly surprised by the space and layout of it. Sat upon a white platform, was a grand king-sized bed - it was comfortable, so very comfortable. Directly behind the bed, separated by a feature wall was the humungous "wet" area which consisted of twin sinks, a standalone bathtub, bathroom with a rain shower to the right of the room and the loo to the left.

There were some really nice touches which showed that thought and care went into dressing the room. Tea lights placed in deep red holders were placed next to the bathtub for that little extra ambience if needed. The coffee maker (was it a Nespresso?) provided us with excellent java through our short stay. There was a recliner close to the bath, looking out the window you could just see the world, in this case, traffic on Jalan Tebrau, go by and a massage chair in the room as well - unfortunately tho, the neck rest was a little stained so we chose not to use it.

Ms Rani took personal attention to helping me organise the surprise after we checked-in as well. She was lovely enough to organise for rose petals and aromatherapy oils for my girlfriend to have a good soak in the bathtub - which she thoroughly enjoyed, while I caught up with world news on TV - i wish that there was football channels though, which would have made it perfect for me.

The next morning, after a quick pop over to Cold Storage about a 4-5 minute walk away for breakfast supplies, i brought my girlfriend down to the wine bar where breakfast was served where she was blown away by the surprise. That couldn't have been pulled off without the kindness and attention of both management and staff. There were a couple of hiccups along they way, but these were expertly outmanoeuvred by the staff to make things happen. Kudos to each and every one of you (should you read this)!

That said, I won't be able to provide a review of breakfast provided by Bliss, I'm afraid.

After two nights in the suite, we checked into another room for half a day while we waited for flights. It was smaller, but cosy, and I'd imagine having a good night's rest there.

There's plenty of good food in the vicinity, from good local fare to quality international cuisine, all within walking distance as well.

All in all, I'd definitely recommend Bliss Boutique. Our stay was made memorable by the sheer professionalism and genuine attention by Ms Rani and her staff as well as the lovely rooms and comfortable beds. I'm definitely coming back ....as a matter of fact, I'm checking in again tomorrow! :)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

First visit to Bliss Hotel. Chose this hotel based on past reviews and decided to give it a shot. Hotel is just a short drive from the immigration. Not too difficult to find. Upon reaching the hotel, i saw that there was a car wash beside it and the car wash looked pretty professional. Its 12ringgit for a basic wash and vaccum. After the car wash, i drove to the front of the hotel and there were open lots reserved for guests at bliss hotel. Not that many lots though, about 10 or so. A security guy will be there to guide you into one of the lots. The hotel exterior looks really nice and bright with lots of colours. There is a minimart a few doors down and Plaza Pelangi is about 50m away. The hotel interior is very trendy and the staff at the reception were very cheerful and helpful. The hotel has colour themed based rooms and the staff showed us an album of all the rooms. We liked the Green Burst room as it had tassels around the bed and we loved the colour. I liked the security of the hotel, you have to tap your keycard to get access to where the elevator was. And the elevator itself was pretty cool, it was all touch screen. However upon reaching our room, we discovered that there wasn't a fridge. We called reception and checked. They mentioned that not all rooms have a fridge, so we requested to change our room and the staff were very helpful by bringing us to show the other available rooms which had fridges. We finally chose the lavender room as it was abit more spacious. The bed was nice and comfortable and the light fixtures were pretty nice. The room had nice big window but it can't be opened. The bathroom was really small but it had a nice overhead rainshower fixture. The room does not come with a dvd player, but you can call reception and request for one. Its a non smoking hotel so you can either smoke just outside the lobby or at the hotel's Wine & Cigar bar. The bar opens at 5pm and it has a decent stock and variety of wine. Breakfast is also at the same place with a decent buffet spread. If you are vegeterian, do inform the reception upon check in and the chef will specially prepare your breakfast according to your liking! Overall, i had a very pleasant stay at Bliss Hotel. Will definitely return again soon to check out the other colour themed rooms!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Like : Location is downtown, close to JB Central, room was quite spacious, customer service were nice.

Dislike : Price is too high, breakfast choice were too limited and they don't even have omelletes (it's our standard for breakfast anywhere), room wasn't very clean, small bathroom.

Definitely not coming back here plainly because of its bad value.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Singapore
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

This hotel gone beyond my expectations. Very good service plus very nice breakfast. The counter staff, cleaner, valet parking staff, maintainence service staff was professional and courtesy. It's was a great experience staying in this hotel. I will choose to stay here again. Room 02-108 was nice & cosy.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

Went with my family to JB. Stayed overnight to avoid the peak hour traffic to return back. Aircon in the family deluxe room 228 was noisy & needs servicing. But otherwise Cosy room, good wifi speed and nice breakfast. Will surely return

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for 2days..extremely surprised to find such an excellent service providing hotel at such reasonable price! Moreover u can choose the type of room..which had a very fresh and young outlook..cleanliness, service was great as well. However, limitation of proper & safe parking space makes me hold back from giving the last star...

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

This hotel was the last one we stayed in after a 4 week trip and what a hotel and service - and it was a perfect ending for a holiday. We stayed 3 nights in all in all 4 different rooms, both the standard rooms and the designer deluxe with bathtub, and mostly stayed in JB because of Legoland and to avoid some expensive nights in Singapore before going back (we took the bus direct from JB to Singapore airport in 1,5 hour).

The positive:

- The most professional, cheerful and personal service I had in a hotel for years! Especially Vilna and Julia were absolutely faboulous
- Funny, modern and really well-functioning AC rooms with a serious attention to details
- Great breakfast
- The huge and very professional massage place they have a deal with
- The seriously great french restaurant just 3 houses away, Chez Papa (just mind that they also have the bad habit like many other good places in Malaysia to add 10+6% on your bill).

= High value experience

The things you have to have in mind:

- The rooms are very different - and the cheapest without windows. Ask about it when you book. I didnt mind, since it was very quiet and had good lighthing
- It´s placed next to a huge road with many shops, but we couldn´t hear any traffic in the second floor room, and a little on the 3. floor room facing the street (the top room of the hotel, 3-888 it´s called)
- Many taxi drivers didnt know the hotel, but they know the huge street in front very well, Tebrau, so just say that name and you will easily spot it with all the colors. By the way, when the hotel called a taxi for us we never had trouble with cheating taxi drivers (like so often elsewhere in Malaysia), and we paid just 2 RM for the service and with the cheap taxi prices (the red taxis at least, the blue are double up), it´s very easy to get around.
- JB is not a very exciting city, and the place where the hotel is, is not in the city center, but next to a lot of shops and 2 malls - it´s ok, but quite unfancy. JB has though some interesting places, and both Legoland and Hello Kitty parks are great for families with smaller kids.

So all in Bliss is a highly recommended hotel if you are passing by Johor Bahru, absolutely.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Bliss Boutique Hotel
Address: 50 Jalan Jaya | Taman Maju Jaya, Johor Bahru 80400, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites
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Ranked #15 of 108 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bliss Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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