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Thistle Johor Bahru

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru - City Center, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80100
RESTAURANT Thistle Johor Bahru
BEDROOM Thistle Johor Bahru
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BEDROOM Thistle Johor Bahru
BEDROOM Thistle Johor Bahru
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According to 351 guests
6 guests talked about clean room
The swimming pool is awesome, the room is clean and big too, definitely will come again
Nurfaizah N.
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Hotel Facility
24-Hour Front Desk
Swimming Pool

Nearby attractions
Sultanah Aminah Hospital
(0.52 km)
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
(1.02 km)
Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque
(1.06 km)
Johor Zoo
(1.13 km)
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- Family vacation
Nice room, easy to park your vehicle, nice food & the staff very helpful
Hotel was decent but room service was very slow, also I had breakfast included in the room and requested for breakfast to be packed for early checkout, the hotel guys still were charging me and finally cancelled.
- Business travel
the hotel is old and quite run down in my opinion. lights in the hallway flicker. rooms are quite dark/not well lit and musky. shower is okay. location wise is alright, near to woodlands to go into Singapore
- Family vacation
Breakfast was amazing as there was alot of variety and different things I've never seen in other hotels. For example there was even honey lemon jam! The room was comfortable too, but because the hotel is quite old there were a few pieces of rotting furniture here and there but not a big deal. Front desk was extremely helpful and friendly towards all guest. However the parking was a little weird cause it was located in another building and we'd have to walk in some dark condition to find the hotel lobby where we go lost the first time. Overall great experience!
- Family vacation
Pleasant experience my family & I. Recommend tourist who which to stay in JB
- Business travel
I was there for business travel. the location so perfect because it's near to shopping mall and Sultanah Aminah Hospital. The minus point is their breakfast spread too few and lack of floor staff to attend to customer needs.
I arrived at 2:00pm, the officer told us to wait till 3:00pm then only can check in. I have stay here for quite few times for last few months but I do not know they have this kind of rules, maybe is new. I sit at the sofa and wait and wait, strange thing is I saw other customer can get their keys earlier and go up for check in, why? Are they special or what? Ridiculous, I still wait and wait finally 3:pm, I talk to the office for key card to check in. They the officer said they still haven’t finished checking the room? Waited for one hour for nothing? Not even prepared my room? Then I continued to wait another half and hour only they gave us the keys for us to check in. This is bad experience really spoil my holidays weekend mood.
- Family vacation
The room was a bit old. Our toilet could not be flushed properly. We were told to wait for 10 minutes when we went for breakfast as the restaurant was full, and there was not enough staffs/waiters to clear the table when we finally had our seats. Coffee cups and food were not refilled immediately.
- Business travel
Water stagnant in the bath tub, something is blocking the water flow. The toilet is not well maintained. Carpet in the room so dirty. Breakfast not so good.
- Romantic Vacation
Stay over Hari Ray Holiday for 3 nights 14-17 Jun 18 at Sea-view Deluxe room - 1121. Email before my check-in see if they have any promo buffet for Ramadan, well I never received any updates despite I hear from their reservation team on my room request – Non-smoking room only. Upon arrival in late afternoon, the Bell-uncles are very friendly with smiling faces welcoming us when we alighted from the taxi..(always without fail when we leave or return to hotel after check-in) When I enter into the lobby ourselves without the need of help. Left is a row of couches (about 4 each 3-4 seats) and quite a few families members are already sitting there, seems waiting.. and staircase down is where you will have your breakfast and dinner buffet. I saw the buffet spread there. On the right is a row of “counters’ with no body no signage. After a while I saw a man wearing a coat standing at one of the “counter” so I faster walk over to ask him if this is the right place for me to check-in. Bingo!..behind me started to have long Queue. My passport was asked to be copy, ok this is norm. I need to pay the tourism tax of RM10/night so total is RM 30. I gave RM100 so I expected to have change. “So madam, I received RM100 from you for the tourism tax..””Huh, I thought its only RM30, how come is RM100?” He replied me because he does not have change. OMG.. So we tried our best to dig out exact RM30 to pay him.. next he tell me he will only assign ONE room key simply because “too many guests”.. ok I accepted. So we find our ways to lifts after we got the key as there only few lifts and will sure be packed later. Security is there, you need to tap your room key in order to press your floor. I stay at Room 1121. OMG.. too pungent – smell of mangoes.. at corridor walkway. Room is carpeted but got a damp smell when we enter. Rooms looks repainted, nice sea-view (facing KFC), oh its Hollywood King (02 super-single bed or slightly bigger but not queen, joined together) after we put our baggage, we decided to explore the hotel. So I go toilet first. I saw a small pool of water below the water tank where toilet seat is. Housekeeping no see? No Hand towel for drying hand (came only on 3rd day after makeup room) except a square box of tissue paper ( whole room only 2 and both half filled), full set toiletries and 02 large bath towel and a floor towel that’s all. Hair dryer. Hmm hair in bathtub confirmed not mine ( disappeared on 3rd day too). Dusty at all tiers of the glass shelves (throughout my stay) .. wow so big bathroom only a hook near toilet seat area (02 good quality toilet rolls). Look through glass from bathtub to bed. Green blind if I on the light inside toilet outside on bed will be disturbed for light sleeper. ok we are leaving the room.. WOW the pool of water actually is leaking through to the carpet outside at the corridor!! We can see it clearly only when we open the door - right below the room number when the room lights showing us!! If you did not look down closely, you may step on it. It is either housekeeping never pay attention or can’t be bother or the management are waiting for more complaints about this issue before action taken I don’t know. It looks like happened long long ago.. I only feedback when I checked out.. In room they have 2 glasses and 2 cups with both Green Tea, Lipton bag tea and Nescafe. Well, my cups are chipped off as you can see in pictures. I call the “Knock knock” about this at about 8pm and only next day when I called again about 7pm+ then was finally sent to me after 30mins. TV on wall, quite many channels to see. NO Room Service menu. Can hear outside noise at corridor. 02 small bottles water given daily. Iron in my room, cable looks scary.. Their pillow that makes my shoulder cramps on the last night .. either too low or too high that I had a hard time sleeping , trying to adjust since the first night , always failed.. I never have such bad experience on pillows, I travel quite often tho. the aircon coolness also not constant, cold and off. Water pressure is good but I always hit on the soap tray.. There is a shop at the exit of the hotel back door to car park exit, selling souvenirs, bottle drinks and snacks. The hotel have a gym at basement which is near to the pool. Pool again stated must wear proper attire – T- shirt and short inside pool I saw!! Gym is 24/7 but you need your room card to access in. Breakfast did not try cos do not have good review. Free shuttle to nearby shopping Centre as per schedule but never try. Outside hotel about across the road there are night eateries and also KFC. Over my stay, I do not see many guests .. Overall stay, ok. Will I stay again?
Effective 1 September 2017, hotel guests who are non-Malaysian or non-Permanent Residents of Malaysia are required to pay a tourism tax of MYR 10 nett per night per room forsee more

Hotel Facility


Hotel Policy

  • Hotel Services
    • Bellhop
    • Concierge
    • Money changer
    • Doorman
    • Express check-in
    • Express check-out
    • Front desk
    • 24-hour Receptionist
    • 24-hour security
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Mobile
    • Multilingual staff
    • Newspaper in lobby
    • Wedding service
  • In-room Facilities
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathtub
    • Cable TV
    • Desk
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Minibar
    • Refrigerator
    • Separate shower and tub
    • Shower
    • TV
  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • Coffee shop
    • Elevator
    • 24-hour room service
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast restaurant
    • Dinner restaurant
    • Lunch restaurant
    • Room service
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • Food and Drinks
    • A la carte dinner
    • A la carte lunch
    • Bar
    • Buffet breakfast
    • Cafe
    • Dining area
    • Gala dinner
    • Snacks
    • Winery
  • General
    • AC
    • Connecting rooms
    • Family room
    • Heater
    • Non-smoking room
    • Swimming pool
    • Recreation room
    • Smoking area
  • Things to Do
    • Children pool
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub
    • Massage
    • Outdoor pool
    • Sauna
    • Spa
  • Business Facilities
    • Conference room
    • Meeting facilities
    • Photocopier
    • Projector
    • Business centre
    • Theatre/auditorium
  • Accessibilty
    • Access friendly
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation
    • Area shuttle with surcharge
    • Secure parking
    • Valet parking
  • Sports and Recreations
    • Fitness center
    • Tennis
  • Connectivity
    • Internet point
    • Free WiFi
  • Nearby Facilities
    • Shops

Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Thistle Johor Bahru is located within the vicinity of Legoland and Iskandar Development Region, making it a great destination for meetings and events as well as leisure and recreation. Being a luxury 5-star hotel, Thistle Johor Bahru provides the very best of Malaysia, including its legendary hospitality. This hotel is perfectly placed to escape the hustle and bustle and start your next adventure in Johor Bahru city centre.

Focusing to deliver the best service to each and every of their guest, Thistle Johor Bahru is very committed to providing a comfortable setting thus making your stay in Johor Bahru, a memorable one.

How to get to Thistle Johor Bahru

By road, Thistle Johor Bahru is 3-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur via North-South Highway (PLUS), 10-minute drive from the Johor Bahru-Singapore Causeway and 5-minute drive from Johor Bahru City Centre. One may drive or opt for a bus ride that usually arrives at Larkin Sentral. From there, taxis can be easily flagged. Airlines offering flights to and from Johor Bahru include Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly and Malindo Air and airport is located at Senai, approximately 30-minute drive from the hotel.

Different Types of Rooms in Thistle Johor Bahru

All 381 rooms in this refurbished hotel are air-conditioned, en-suite and come with a complimentary wireless internet connection. The room types include Royal Suites, Thistle Suites, Junior Suites, Family Suites, Executive Seaview, Executive, Deluxe Seaview and Deluxe Rooms, each with a commanding view of the Straits of Johor whilst the Deluxe Rooms provide an eye-catching view of the city skyline.

The Royal Suites will provide you with the highest level of perfection. It boasts a comfortable king size bed covered with luxurious white cotton linens and a large bathroom with spacious walk-in glass shower adorned with the finest marble vanity. In the Thistle Suites, the sleeping area features a comfortable king size bed. There is a comfortable sofa in the sitting area and it is luxuriously decorated room features a flat-screen LCD TV, a minibar and a safe box.

On the other hand, the Executive Rooms provide you with glorious views of the city skyline and are specially designed to create the perfect setting for both business and leisure travellers. Staying in this executive room implies that you have access to the hotel Executive Lounge, where you can enjoy the Executive Breakfast and Evening Cocktails. If you opt for the Deluxe Seaview Room, you will get to enjoy an excellent room, overlooking the Straits of Johor. This room is equipped with toilet, a standing shower and toiletries.

Restaurant and Cafe in Thistle Johor Bahru

The restaurants available at this hotel include Glass, Fresh and Oasis. They offer a huge range of cuisine and dining options overlooking the Straits of Johor. Whether you are entertaining business associates, enjoying a quiet dinner for two, or enjoying time with the entire family, These restaurants provide everything to satiate your demand for fine dining.

If you wish to spend some time at the bar, there are Oasis, an innovative Italian poolside restaurant with distinct dining areas and bar where diners can watch the chefs compose in the open kitchen and The Hive, where you get to enjoy after dinner drinks and can be a perfect venue for get-togethers.

Facilities and Activies in Thistle Johor Bahru

With free W-Fi available in all guest rooms and throughout the hotel, you are never more than a couple of clicks away from home, the office, or the rest of the world. Thistle Johor Bahru features an outdoor pool and a kid's pool. Apart from that, they also offers access to the business centre, a limo/town car service and a meeting room while limited on-site parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. As the entire hotel is a no-smoking area, there is however a designated smoking area for those who wish to smoke.

Everything in the bedrooms at Thistle Johor Bahru has been chosen with one thing in mind: the guest’s comfort. Also available are tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen LCD TV and hairdryer. Iron and ironing board are available upon request.

Interesting Places near Thistle Johor Bahru

Legoland is an ideal venue for those who wish to experience the fun and thrill of a theme park surrounded by Lego characters. With over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions, indeed this place should be in your must-visit list. Johor Premium Outlet is another attraction to visit. Featuring 130 premium outlets of diverse famous international brands, this place easily accessed from Thistle Johor Bahru.

Additional breakfast are chargeable at MYR 30.00 /person.

Additional Breakfast;

Adult - 40MYR Nett per adult
Children - 20MYR Net per child ( 05-11 years old)

Remarks - To purchase the breakfast voucher at the reception counter upon arrival.
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