D'Esplanade Residences is situated above the KSL Mall, but don’t be confused with the KSL Resort which is in another tower. D'Esplanade has its own parking and it is connected to the mall at ground level.
We were two families travelling with 4 adults and 3 children, so we booked for a 2+1 apartment which has a king-sized bed in the largest bedroom with an attached bathroom, queen-sized bed in a slightly smaller bedroom and a single-bed in a very small room, which is more like the size of a study room.
The living and dining area is very spacious, with TV and air-con. The balcony is facing inwards so the view was another unit opposite us and the balcony's floor was very dirty, so none of us stepped out. As we were on the 30th floor, our rooms’ windows overlook the city and we caught some fireworks that night too. However, the windows in the rooms are way too low, and it made me very nervous whenever any one of our children was playing in the room. Even though, we kept the windows closed, they cannot be locked. So safety is an issue for us, with young kids.
One of the room's air-con was not cool, so my husband opened it up and checked. The dust was so thick and there was even a thin layer of ice formed inside. God knows when was the last time someone serviced the air-cons.
All in all, it is still a good choice for families or bigger groups like us, because we could spend time together without having to book separate hotel rooms, and it was also cost-saving for us too. The apartment is not the prettiest or the cleanest, and the bedsheets were kind of scratchy, but for just one night of accommodation, we weren’t too fussy about it.
There is a small-scaled dino-themed water park which admits the residence's guests for free. Our children loved it. And with the mall just a few steps away, it made shopping so convenient.
I might coming back if we are going to be travelling in a big group, but hopefully they will do something about the Wi-Fi, because currently, the Wi-Fi is only available at the lobby and the windows, like make a lock or something for safety sake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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