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Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Review: A Fantastic Weekend Getaway

Even though Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park is just a short drive from Singapore, I’d recommend that you stay at Hotel Jen. Reason is simple – after one day of fun-filled and energy-draining activities, driving back home is tiring. Secondly, topping up the theme park with a hotel stay will certainly add excitement to your kids.

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour is located right next to Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park (read our review on Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park HERE). Do you know that Hotel Jen is the newest hotel brand in the Shangri-La Group? I must preface this review by admitting that I’m biased to Shangri-La Hotel Group and the high level of service and quality that it consistently delivers worldwide.

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Review

Our stay at Hotel Jen was no different from our previous stays at other Shangri-La hotels. The hotel’s excellent service started from the very beginning – the check-in process was swift and speedy, and the hotel staffs are helpful and friendly.

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour

The hotel lobby emanates style and modernity, with spacious seating area, iMac workstations, secured handphone charging station and welcome drinks. The hotel also provides free basement parking and free scheduled shuttle to Legoland.

This is our Deluxe Harbour View Room. It’s reasonably-sized with a plush queen-sized bed and sofa bed that accommodates 3 of us comfortably, and also complete with coffee station, mini bar, steam iron, fridge, 40” LED TV, cable TV, WIFI and executive writing desk.


What I like best is the beautiful scenic view of the harbour. I like the natural light with warm and cozy colour tone of the room.

The highlight of this hotel has to be its outdoor rooftop swimming pool with sundeck. It has an infinity pool that you can see all the way to Singapore, a children’s pool and a Jacuzzi salt water pool – which is great for skin! Guests can also indulge in fully-equipped gym, steam bath and body massage. There is also a SkyBar at the pool deck.

After a relaxing swim and steam, we were all ready to enjoy our buffet dinner at Harbour Café. As a hotel guest, we were entitled to a special discounted rate of RM80 per adult and RM40 per child (nett) for the International Buffet. It’s really value-for-money for such an impressive spread.

Obviously, I couldn’t taste all the food – even though I wish I could. So, I only took pictures of those that caught my eyes, but there were plenty more that the restaurant has generously offered for its international buffet.

The seafood station is our favourite. We loved the sweet and succulent prawns, as well as flower crabs. We also indulged in fresh sashimi to our hearts’ content. On top of that, there is an Indian section serving authentic Indian cuisines, Chinese section with delicious herbal stew and soup, spicy curry me (must try!), dim sum, pasta, sushi, chocolate fountain, wide spread of cakes and desserts, salad, fruits, juices, and many more!

After a satisfying dinner, we took a stroll at the harbour. It was surrounded by alfresco restaurants and beautifully-landscaped walkways.

Just a short walk from the hotel, there are also retail outlets such as Toys R Us, and also family restaurants such as Kenny Rogers and Sushi King.

Great food, great fun, comfy bed and salt water pool certainly completes our day at Hotel Jen. Does that warrant a trip back any time soon? Certainly YES! It’s a perfect place for me to unwind. Our boy has already sealed a deal with us to come back during the December holiday. =)


Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia

Disclosure: We were hosted for a night’s stay at Hotel Jen for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are my own.

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Aimei September 18, 2016 at 4:26 AM

Hi, I’m planning a weekend getaway to hello kitty and the big best club coupled with hotel stay. Is one night sufficient? If we visit the two theme parks on the first day is it sufficient? Considering that I have two young kids age 2 and 4 who still naps. Thank you!

Emily September 18, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Hi Aimei,
Personally, I think that one day is sufficient to visit both theme parks if you’re going on a weekday as the queue for rides are much shorter. I’m not sure how crowded the theme park is on weekends. In addition, both theme parks are in the same building, and they are not very big.

If you’re planning for one day visit, do check-in as early as possible when the theme park opens. And with regards to hotel stay, I’d think that two nights will be best so you don’t need to rush to the theme parks. You can spend sometime at the infinity pool at Hotel Jen – it’s very beautiful and fun. 🙂 Enjoy your trip, Aimei.

Aimei September 19, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Hi Emily

Thanks for your reply! Most probably I will be going on a weekend. Just thinking if two nights is too long considering if I am only going to the same building. Anyway thanks!


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