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Bandar Penawar hotels and places to stay

Sebana Cove Resort
4 out of 5
Lot PTD 2940 & 2941, Mukim Pengerang, Bandar Penawar, Johor
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3.83 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (14 reviews)
Room really clean and comfort. helpful staff

"Love the marina and the green surrounding, feels so close to nature. With comfy and super clean room, nothing more I expect beside to have a very pleasant stay after a long tired working day."…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Sebana Cove Resort
Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast
5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, Bandar Penawar, Johor
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The price is $98 per night
7.24 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (215 reviews)

"Rooms were clean and the facilities were new. Staff was all smiles and very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast
Lotus Desaru Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Lot 1854, Jalan Desaru, Kota Tinggi, Bandar Penawar, Johor
The price is $59 per night
8.05 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (609 reviews)

"Good stay. Staff friendly. Meals great. Able to do water sports. Enjoyed the CNY activities including fireworks. Facilities are older. Water park good fun but would be better if the slides were better maintained."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

Lotus Desaru Beach Resort
Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Bandar Penawar, Bandar Penawar, Johor
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The price is $76 per night
8.04 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (345 reviews)

"Like that it was very near to the beach but cleanliness in the rooms were average."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa
Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort – Desaru Coast
3.5 out of 5
Kota Tinggi, Bandar Penawar, Johor
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7.96 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (374 reviews)

"it was very great and fantastic place."…"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort – Desaru Coast
Amansari Residence Desaru
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Kempas 2, Taman Desaru Utama, Bandar Penawar, Johor
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7.96 mi from city center
3/5 (4 reviews)

"There were no towels provided in the room so we requested from front office and informed them on the missing towels but when we checked out they requested us to pay for the extra towels . It was so ridiculous and was the mistake of house keeping. So we have to explain again on the missing towels. ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Amansari Residence Desaru
Tiara Desaru Residences
3 out of 5
1588, Jalan Tanjung Lompat, Bandar Penawar, Johor
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The price is $48 per night
9.51 mi from city center
2.9/5 (72 reviews)
Not recommended

"Not worth it compared with the price.dirty & slippery balcony."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Tiara Desaru Residences
Amansari Hotel Desaru
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Kempas 1, Taman Desaru Utama, Bandar Penawar, Johor
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The price is $43 per night
7.69 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (261 reviews)

"I dont might come here again.. chcek in at 3pm and i can have the late check out with no surcharge.. and the area they have all halal food.. and you can as them to book for you taxi.. thank you amansari hotel desaru.."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Amansari Hotel Desaru
Amerald Resort Hotel Desaru
3.5 out of 5
Lot 1231 Jalan Kg. Punggal - Desaru, Sungai Renggit, Bandar Penawar, Johor
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The price is $53 per night
6.91 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (93 reviews)

"I have no tv signal when its raining . Please do smthng bout it . Other than that , all aces !"…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Amerald Resort Hotel Desaru
Desa Selatan Resort
3 out of 5
Lot 5850, Kg Lepau Development, Mukim Pengerang, Bandar Penawar, Johor
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The price is $58 per night
4.95 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
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"Bfast terbaek 👍"…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Desa Selatan Resort
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Visiting Bandar Penawar

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Bandar Penawar, and visitors give high marks for the beaches and top-notch restaurants. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its water parks and theme park. A top sight in the area is Changi Museum.

  • There are 11 hotels and other accommodations in Bandar Penawar
  • The closest major airport is in Singapore (SIN-Changi), 15.8 mi (25.4 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Batam Batu Besar (BTH-Hang Nadim), 24 mi (38.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Bandar Penawar

Families come for the water parks and theme park, specifically attractions such as Desaru Ostrich Farm, Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, and Desaru Fruit Farm. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and such places to visit as Desaru Beach and Tanjung Balau Beach. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Sebana Golf Resort and The ELS Club Desaru Coast - Ocean Course.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 11 hotels and other lodging options to choose from in Bandar Penawar. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Amansari Hotel Desaru - This 3.5-star hotel features a restaurant, free parking, and conference space. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and beach locale.
  • Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort – Desaru Coast - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and dining options at this hotel. With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Lakeview Terrace Resort Pengerang - This 3.5-star hotel features 2 outdoor pools, free breakfast, and a restaurant. Expedia customers like its dining options and clean, comfortable rooms.

One of the top places to see outside the city is Changi Museum, 16.4 mi/26.4 km from the city center.

Dressing for Bandar Penawar

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 88°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 73°F
  • From April to June, the average is 89°F during the day and 75°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 88°F during the day and 74°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 87°F as the daytime average and 74°F as the nighttime average
  • About 95.51 inches of rain falls on Bandar Penawar each year
  • May and June are usually the hottest months averaging 88°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 73°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Bandar Penawar?
The Westin Desaru Coast Resort is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4.5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It is located a short 4-minute walk from Desaru Beach. Reviews from our site also recommend Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast and Amerald Resort Hotel Desaru as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Bandar Penawar, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in Bandar Penawar.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Bandar Penawar?
For more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Bandar Penawar, click here.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Bandar Penawar?
Based on reviews, Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort – Desaru Coast is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top choice for your budget-friendly stay is Lotus Desaru Beach Resort.
What's the best place to stay for families in Bandar Penawar?
Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort – Desaru Coast is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your stay with the kids include Lotus Desaru Beach Resort and Lakeview Terrace Resort Pengerang. Attractions like Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark and Desaru Fruit Farm are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Bandar Penawar?
Lakeview Terrace Resort Pengerang is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Another good option for a romantic stay is Lotus Desaru Beach Resort.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Tanjung Balau Beach?
Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 5-star resort offers a full-service spa and a private beach. It’s located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from Tanjung Balau Beach. Other good choices within a few miles include Lotus Desaru Beach Resort and Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort – Desaru Coast.
What about the best place to stay close to Desaru Fruit Farm?
One of the top choices for your stay is Amansari Residence Desaru, located a short 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Desaru Fruit Farm, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Amansari Hotel Desaru and Gosh Desaru Bed Space are other good choices within a few miles.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Bandar Penawar?
The Westin Desaru Coast Resort is a top 3.5-star beach hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort – Desaru Coast and Lotus Desaru Beach Resort. Head to Desaru Beach or Tanjung Balau Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Bandar Penawar?
Desaru Golden Beach Hotel Johor is a hotel featuring a restaurant and in-room refrigerators, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. You can tee off at Sebana Golf Resort or The ELS Club Desaru Coast - Ocean Course while you’re in town.
What are some accommodations with pools in Bandar Penawar?
Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa is a popular 5-star resort featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and a private beach. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort – Desaru Coast and Tiara Desaru Residences.
What is the best spa hotel in Bandar Penawar?
Lotus Desaru Beach Resort is a top beach spa hotel featuring a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Treat yourself to a facial, body scrub, or reflexology at the onsite spa. Another popular spa hotel in Bandar Penawar is Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa.

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