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Thistle Johor Bahru

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru - City Center, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80100
RESTAURANT Thistle Johor Bahru
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BEDROOM Thistle Johor Bahru
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According to 383 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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- Shopping & Culinary
1) It is nowhere near 4 star to begin with to even label themselves 5 stars. 2) No floor mats and body shampoo were provided. We had to request for those. A 5-star hotel would know that these are the basic needs. 3) Furniture is old and badly maintained. 4) The corridor has bad lighting. 5) Witnessed a mother and daughter trapped in the elevator. 6) Too loud noise from the streets. 7) Our room had a balcony but the door to the balcony could not be locked. We stayed on the 3rd floor. A thief could easily climb into the room!
- Family vacation
I wish JB is nearer to KL so that I can stay at this hotel more. Had a wonderful stay at this hotel. My daughter enjoys it too. My only comment is the time taken to queue for check in. I was standing for more than an hour to get into my room. Please improve
I had a pleasant stay during my 3 days 2 nights stay there. The furniture was new. The carpet was new. The room was clean and tidy and spacious. The bed was nice. However some of my friends who stayed at other floors complained that their room was the old one and some of the airconds were not working. Maybe mine got renovated. Glad I got a better room. Maybe the hotel could upgrade all the rooms for the customers satisfaction.
Friendly staff & clean hotel. But sometime the hot water not work.
- Family vacation
Strategic place to find foods! Suitable for all type of traveller. 👍🏻
- Family vacation
The rooms were recently renovated, and every other aspect of the hotel is up to my expectation. Breakfast variety was ok. However, the hotel’s water heater was out of order for a couple of hours, 2 days in a row. On the 2nd day, front desk informed that there is nothing wrong with the water heater, but when the “engineering” came to the room, was told that whole building is facing the water heater problem. On another occasion, the hotel blacked out for about half hour. Luckily my wife with my 3 month old infant just got out of the lift when it happened. Although I guess the lift would have backup power.
- Business travel
Checked in expecting a decent (not even great) 5-star hotel experience, but was quite disappointed. The hotel looks and feels very old. We were checked-in to the wrong room, with old and dated furnishings when we actually booked the newer renovated higher range room, they eventually moved us but that was after we requested for it, if we kept mum, we would've have stayed in a cheaper room for the whole duration, I honestly feel slightly cheated. The breakfast was no where near your usual 5 star hotel standard, most of the dishes were bland and tasteless, some just tasted really bad. Most of the time the waiters would not pick up your used plates until you actually call for them, unlike other good 5 star hotels. But the chefs are friendly and courteous, so a plus on that. Underground parking area is a slight walk next to the actual hotel. The positives, pool was large and beautiful. Rooms are big and spacious, the bed (of our renovated room) was really large and comfortable, most probably a Super King size. The lack of a hand shower is disappointing especially when you have a toddler travelling together as I did. The bathroom pools water near the toilet area and can be a slippery and dirty mess. The reception staff was friendly and accommodating, so are the bell boys. The location is great, but not in walking distance of restaurants/eateries except for fast food. Located at a fairly quiet neighborhood. The internet is fast and free. To sum it up, there aren't many 5-star hotels in Johor Bahru that gives decent rates during high seasons like Thistle does. So it is quite value for money, I would return just due to the room size, bed, and price, but will definitely opt out of the breakfast which they have a long way to improve.
- Romantic Vacation
Aircond very slow even setting in low degree and high speed fan. Ponding water in bathroom. TV channel no clear and sharp. Some of power point cannot be used. Carpet still damp.
- Business travel
The hotel had mildew on the carpet and one of the beds was lopsided... For a 5 star hotel the upkeep is pretty bad
Rooms are old, hotel smells su***
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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