Batu Pahat, Malaysia · 37 hotels available
The Batu Pahat District is a district in the state of Johor, Malaysia. It lies southeast of Muar, southwest of Kluang, northwest of Pontian, south of Segamat and Tangkak District. The capital of the district is Bandar Penggaram, Batu Pahat. According to the elder people, the name of "Batu Pahat" originated from the well near the Minyak Beku sea side, where the Troops from Thailand has created a water well within rocks at the seaside.
If you are traveling by air, nearest airport is Senai International Airport (IATA: JHB, ICAO: WMKJ) also known as Sultan Ismail International Airport, which is an international airport, which located in Senai, Johor. The airport is located about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Batu Pahat.
The North-South Expressway (PLUS) is the best route to take if you are travelling by car. If you are coming from North, exit from Pagoh and you will be driving through 45 minutes of outskirts before arriving Batu Pahat town. Alternatively, take Yong Peng exit and you will be driving 30 minutes to arrive to Batu Pahat town. This route is more commonly used and has ample road signs. If you are lost, ask any locals. They will be able to help as the route is not that difficult to take.
There are many major bus lines that run to Batu Pahat from many major cities including Kuala Lumpur (via TBS Southern Bus Station, commonly known as TBS), Johor Bahru (via Larkin Station), Kuala Terengganu, Ipoh, and Kuantan.
Used to be known as "padang", as it was the only field in the town. Today, the showpiece of the city is unmissable with its landmark that shows a hammer, chisel and stone, as a representation of the town "Batu Pahat", meaning Stone Chisel. At night, it is lighted up with vibrant colours.
A sea side with a lighthouse nearby. Though you can't get into the light house, you can enjoy the sea breeze and taste some ais kacang (syrup shaved ice filled with peanuts, corn, beans, etc) tea or coffee at the "warung" (coffee house in Malay). This place has the best quiet and romantic sunset in Batu Pahat. You can see Riau islands which belong to Indonesia, across the waters.
The Katerina Hotel is a four star hotel located amidst the vibrant township of Batu Pahat. The hotel is fifteen storey high and consists of 9 Premier Suites, 9 Family Suites, 10 Executive Suites and appointed rooms of 160 Deluxe Rooms. The lobby greets you with the serenity of a European palace and the sight of beautiful chandeliers, ceiling heights mirrors, paintings and the sound of water can be sensed throughout the lobby. The main lobby is supported by huge round marbleized columns which stretch to a height of two storey. The hotel is built to portray an image of its own blended by European style with Asian hospitality with unparalleled elegance through unique interior designs that combine Asian and European influences. Beautiful imported fixtures, Bali teak furniture, exquisite paintings and luminous chandeliers lead to Hotel Katerina's serenity. Definitely the only one and the best in Batu Pahat. When in Batu Pahat, choose Hotel Katerina and experience serenity and lifestyle of the town called Batu Pahat.
Pinetree Hotel offers guestrooms which fitted with individually controlled air condition and contemporary furniture and fittings. They are also equipped with minibars, coffee and tea making facilities, providing guests with a sense of cosiness and warmth – a home far away from home.