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Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

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7.7

Very good

17,626 reviews

17,626 reviews

Housekeeping427
View353
Breakfast180
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8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 110 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque 1.1 km
Johor Zoo 1.6 km
Angry Birds Activity Park 2.3 km
Johor Bahru City Square 2.3 km
Jalan Wong Ah Fook 2.5 km
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple 2.6 km
Danga Bay 2.9 km
KSL City Mall 3.4 km
Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru 8.7 km
Legoland Malaysia 13.3 km
Nearby landmarks
Stor Integrasi 330 m
Clinical Research Centre Hospital Sultanah Aminah 350 m
Blok Dahlia (D) 530 m
Blok Cempaka (C) 530 m
Blok Bungaraya (B) 560 m
Hospital Besar Sultanah Aminiah 570 m
Blok Anggerik (A) 570 m
Aloha Towers 600 m
Vista Heights 650 m
Tun Dr Ismail International School of Johor 690 m

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru City Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80100 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Johor Bahru City Center part of Johor Bahru, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Legoland Malaysia. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Excellent food & dining

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
Important announcement -- "From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.<br> The Hive Bar will be temporary closed until further notice.<br> At Thistle Johor Bahru, the safety and security of our guests and associates have always been our highest priority. On a daily basis, our team is working to ensure that we meet the latest guidelines from the local authorities on Disease Prevention & Control. <br><br> Our hotel’s health and safety measures are designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and include everything from social distancing setups and handwashing hygiene to guest room and common area cleaning procedures. We remain committed to provide a safe and clean stay to all our visitors as we welcome you to our hotel in the new normal. <br>Due to COVID-19 circumstances, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information. <br> Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information. <br> Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information. <br> As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information. Please contact the property for more details. <br>"

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Fitness center

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Luggage storage

Hot tub

This property is in high demand!

111 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.6
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportSeletar Airport (XSP) - Singapore
Distance to airport15.2 km

Rooms available at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Deluxe Sea View King Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Sea View
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Executive Twin Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe City View King
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Suite
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  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed and 1 single bed
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Deluxe City View Twin
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Executive King Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Thistle Suite
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  • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Sea View Twin Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Johor Bahru with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

Start your mornings right, with the à la carte, continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel. A selection of food types including full american and asian breakfast options is available for guests. There's an additional charge of 40 MYR for adults and 20 MYR for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel features 3 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including Chinese, international, western and asian. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel. Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering, wireless internet, in-house planning, event decoration and audio-visual equipment are offered to help your event go smoothly.

Can business events be hosted at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events, conferences and meetings. All available venues come in different styles and sizes and can accommodate you and your guests. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel is Sentral Kotaraya Bus Terminal, 1.9 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel’s neighborhood is Johor Bahru City Center which includes popular restaurants such as Restoran ZZ Sup Tulang, Zaituna Restaurant and Banafee Village.

What popular shopping places are close to Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel is located in Johor Bahru City Center area which features shopping places such as Johor Bahru City Square, KSL City Mall and Komtar JBCC.

What are popular attractions near Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel’s location in the Johor Bahru City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Angry Birds Activity Park, Johor Zoo and Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple.

What popular beaches are close to Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel’s Johor Bahru City Center neighborhood also includes Lido Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel?

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Istana Park, Endau-Rompin National Park and Kukup Island Johor National Park located in the same Johor Bahru City Center area.

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What people love about Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Design wise the building is fairly modern and the internal decor has been updated."

    Mohammad

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    October 19, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Hotel staffs was so warm & friendly."

    Siti

    |

    October 17, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Breakfast

    "Breakfast was great."

    Jay

    |

    October 17, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,798 Johor Bahru properties
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Room comfort score
7.8/10
Room size
45 sqm.
Location score
8/10
Couples review score
7.7/10
Better than
99
%
of Johor Bahru properties
Bigger than
96
%
of Johor Bahru properties
Better than
90
%
of Johor Bahru properties
Better than
90
%
of Johor Bahru properties
Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
14,561 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.0
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What travelers say they love:
The room was spacious and so pretty facing the sea.
Farah from Malaysia
Family with young children
More about Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

More about Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

Never miss a single attraction in Johor Bahru when staying at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel. Getting around in Johor Bahru is easy when staying at this hotel, strategically placed right in the heart of the city. Conveniently located only 2.4 km from Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station, a stay at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel adds efficiency to your trip with easy city access and diverse day trip options.
At Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Taxi services provided by Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Johor Bahru. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel.
Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. Forgot to pack something? All your last-minute needs can be fulfilled by the convenience stores, saving you time and hassle.
For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
All rooms at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include daily newspaper and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar at your disposal.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. If you're picky about eating, don't worry! Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel has a selection of cuisine types including halal options.
A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.
Apart from amenities and services, Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, hot tub, steam room and spa. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool. Sip your favorite cocktail outdoors at the hotel's poolside bar.
Check out the hotel's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hotel's dart board and tennis court. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops and souvenir shops available right at on-site.


Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel. Never forget your time in Johor Bahru with a special gift or trinket from Johor Bahru City Square just 2.3 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Facilities at this hotel are rated higher than 89% of other accommodations in the city.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 99% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.4

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

548 mentions

Housekeeping

546 mentions

Swimming Pool

498 mentions

Food & Dining

226 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Dart board
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Bottle of water
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids facilities
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Air purifier
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Smoke detector
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Window
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Halal
Restaurants on site

Oasis

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

The Hive

  • Menu: Buffet

Glass

  • Cuisine: International, Local
  • Menu: Buffet

Steps

  • Menu: Buffet

Fresh

  • Menu: A-la-carte
Location
Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru City Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80100
Excellent
Location

8

Airports

  • Seletar Airport (XSP) - Singapore
    15.2 km 30 min drive
  • Senai International Airport (JHB) - Malaysia
    21.4 km 42 min drive

Public transportation

  • Sentral Kotaraya Bus Terminal
    2.0 km 7 min drive
  • Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station
    2.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Stor Integrasi
    330 m 11 min walk

Shopping

  • Johor Bahru City Square
    2.3 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    910 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
    1.1 km
  • Johor Zoo
    1.6 km
  • Angry Birds Activity Park
    2.3 km
  • Johor Bahru City Square
    2.3 km
  • Jalan Wong Ah Fook
    2.5 km
  • Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple
    2.6 km
  • Danga Bay
    2.9 km
  • KSL City Mall
    3.4 km
  • Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru
    8.7 km
  • Legoland Malaysia
    13.3 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Stor Integrasi
    330 m
  • Clinical Research Centre Hospital Sultanah Aminah
    350 m
  • Blok Dahlia (D)
    530 m
  • Blok Cempaka (C)
    530 m
  • Blok Bungaraya (B)
    560 m
  • Hospital Besar Sultanah Aminiah
    570 m
  • Blok Anggerik (A)
    570 m
  • Aloha Towers
    600 m
  • Vista Heights
    650 m
  • Tun Dr Ismail International School of Johor
    690 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • No further invoice will be issued by the hotel for the accommodation.
  • Breakfast is available at MYR 40.00 per person. The breakfast voucher can be purchased at the reception.
  • Extra bed is subject to availability.
  • Guests staying in Executive and Junior Suite room types can access the business lounge at no additional charge.
  • Guest must be at least 12 years old to access business lounge.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee220 MYR
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)40 MYR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors17
  • Number of restaurants3
  • Number of rooms 381
  • Most recent renovation2009
Property announcements

From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.
The Hive Bar will be temporary closed until further notice.
At Thistle Johor Bahru, the safety and security of our guests and associates have always been our highest priority. On a daily basis, our team is working to ensure that we meet the latest guidelines from the local authorities on Disease Prevention & Control.

Our hotel’s health and safety measures are designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and include everything from social distancing setups and handwashing hygiene to guest room and common area cleaning procedures. We remain committed to provide a safe and clean stay to all our visitors as we welcome you to our hotel in the new normal.
Due to COVID-19 circumstances, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information.
As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information. Please contact the property for more details.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff, including but not limited to enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures. Please contact the property for more information.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), guests are required to wear a face covering in all public spaces and indoor common areas.
The spa is available upon request.
In-room dining service will be available daily from 07:00 AM - 10.30 PM.
Due to the COVID-19, the property's Swimming pool and Gym will be opened from Match 15, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM. Glass Restaurant will operate from 07:00 AM to 10:00 PM with Hygiene & Safety protocols in place (a distance of at least one meter between seats).
The spa will be temporarily closed due to COVID-19
The Executive Lounge, Fresh, Oasis, and Hive outlets will remain closed during this period. A preventive maintenance work on the property's electrical power panel will be conducted on June 02, 2021 to June 04, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM. There will be intermittent power outage for non-essential, as well as some essential operations during this period. For further queries, please contact the property directly.
Considering the Coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances, we request that you check travel restrictions and relevant travel advisories before booking and traveling.

Reviews of Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
/
10
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.4
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service7.9
Value for money7.6
High score for Johor Bahru
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9+ Exceptional (1,801)
8-9 Excellent (1,326)
7-8 Very Good (2,365)
6-7 Good (1,100)
<6 Below Expectation (1,951)
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Jun - Aug (2,183)
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Dec - Feb (2,172)
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10.0
Exceptional
ZOEY from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe City View King
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

Compliment feedback to Ms. Atul, Ms. Aidah, Chef Kadir, Ms. Wani and Chef Hisyam from Thistle Hotel”

I would love to compliment outstanding 5 staff Ms. Atul, Ms. Aidah, Chef Kadir, Ms. Wani and Chef Hisyam in Thistle Hotel, JB on 17-21 Jan 2019 who had done a great job to make everything went smooth for me. I was grateful to them as it was an important task and first time for me as a person in-charged in Speaker Liaison for Mission to Millions event. An excellent staff, especially who pay attention to people’s need is a valuable asset for Thistle JB. I do believe it is an outstanding habit by providing an unforgettable pleasurable experience to those who cross path with them. The kindness action will build the reputation, prestige and status of the hotel. They’re highly recommended for performance recognition and monetary rewards. Greatly appreciate that if you could convey this gratitude message to them – Keep it up the outstanding service! Thank you. Your happy customer, Ms. Zoey Choy From Mission to Millions Event

Reviewed January 26, 2019

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Dear Ms Choy, We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regarding your recent event at Thistle Johor Bahru. We appreciate your positive comments, associates’ compliments and recognition as it is a great motivating force for us to keep up with the service, and we sincerely hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager

Responded January 28, 2019
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
SHAHRIZAN from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Sea View King Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

What a great experience in room, again :-)”

I made a last minute booking at Thistle JB due to unforseen circumstances. As requested, I secure my desired room type and the experiences is fantastic! I know this hotel team has tried harder to make us feel comfortable while staying there. Maybe the hotel team try to re-visit or reconsider to allow the buffet breakfast (according to SOPs under the current MCO) at promotional price, so that it will attract us more on that! And also, if the hotel team might consider to replace the current LCD TV inside my room to a digital-type on. Other than that, great!!!

Reviewed September 10, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Johan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
DELUXE SEAVIEW - Room Only
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

SPECTACULAR!”

There was a bit of a traffic during arrival, took more than half an hour to check-in; however, they compensated with a free breakfast, which I was very grateful for! (The food was quite tasteful, just the room service menu might be a bit limited) Also, the room is wonderful! They gave the corner room; so, everything is slightly bigger than normal. Bigger bath tub and room space. The bed is blissfully comfortable too. I would book the hotel again for my next stay for sure!

Reviewed September 09, 2019

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Dear guest, Thank you for taking time to write us review after your recent stay at Thistle Johor Bahru. I was pleased to note from your ratings that our service and facilities generally met with or exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Management of Thistle Johor Bahru

Responded September 20, 2019
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
farhana from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe City View Twin
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Hotel with great environment and so huge.”

We arrived before 3pm and the room is ready for us. The only thing that i want to suggest is to prepare more parking space. also that day we parked at the back door and got some lorry blocking our way out. we waited for 10minutes but the lorry driver still missing. so hope the security will not allow any vehicle if not as the hotel guest. other than that, the room is clean, the bed is so comfy and the bathtub is big enough for my kids enjoy it.

Reviewed January 03, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Hauzlinda from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe City View King
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Exceptional”

I requested for a connecting rooms when i booked 3 weeks in advance. When I checked in, i was told that no more connecting rooms available. I pleaded with them to accommodate my request as i was travelling with an elderly with medical history. They finally upgraded my room to deluxe seaview and connecting rooms. I booked the hotel again 2 weeks later with the same request and even called to make sure i would be given connecting rooms, when i checked in, i was again denied a connecting room. Again i had go beg and plead, but unfortunately this time, no more connecting room was available even for a higher category. Very disappointing. As an apology the GM En Suhaimi gave us a family room and a deluxe room adjacent to each other and also a late check out at 4pm. I am going to Johor Bahru again end of October and would like to book for similar rooms and I hope this time Thistle will not mess up our bookings again

Reviewed October 03, 2019

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Dear Hauzlinda, We're very grateful that you took the time to complete a review and rate us after your recent visit to THISTLE Johor Bahru. We regret to learn about the unfortunate experience you had upon check-in. We are glad that our Duty Manager En.Suhaimi was able to accommodate your request and our General Manager Mr.Robert has been informed of this matter. Receiving constructive feedback on our customer service helps us a lot, and as such, we will certainly act on the area of concern. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon under better circumstances. The Management THISTLE Johor Bahru

Responded October 04, 2019
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
norhajiah from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe - Room Only
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Exceptional”

I am looking forward to stay here again for my next visit to Johor Bharu. The price shown by the room, which is very comfortable with a huge bed, clean and clear bathroom (hygiene particularly, very good as they change the towel each day), the chambermaid done a good job as well. All i can say, ORANG JOHOR MURAH DENGAN SENYUMAN. Keep up the good spirit!

Reviewed December 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
mohd from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Sea View King Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

Superb hotel”

check in for deluxe king sea view. the view is superb from our room. plus the interior of the room also very nice as the door is not directly facing the bed. love the bathtub and how you can open or close the window between the bathroom and the bed which easier for us to monitor our child as he playing plus bathing in the bathtub. more suitable for couple and family with children for this type of room. only regrettable is that we unable to have their continental buffet breakfast as they already packed the breakfast and have them sent to our room due to mco. definitely will come back later to enjoy different room and the buffet breakfast when it possible to do so.

Reviewed September 13, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Mohammad from Singapore
Family with young children
Executive Sea View
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Family Friendly and Great Facilities for a Fraction of a 4 star hotel price”

Initially booked for just 1 night, but ended up staying for 2! Was greeted by very friendly reception who asked us to upgrade to the sea view facing the straits of johor and was a great decision. Room was big and bed was huge! Very clean from every part of the room from every part of it. Breakfast was excellent, plenty of choices. Had visited the executive lounge too and had a great buffet spread. Really recommend upgrading to their executive rooms for great meals. However hotel was very much dated and old, carpark lift was faulty and location is pretty off to be exact. Nowhere near to much amenities but worth the ambience and the view, overlooking the straits of Johor. Overall a family friendly hotel with great value for money and at a standard of its own. Will highly recommend for anyone wanting a piece of privacy and unwind in the city.

Reviewed December 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
SITI from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe City View King
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Super hospitality by the staff”

From the arrival, the staffs were super welcoming. I didn’t book the hotel with breakfast but they approve to give us with breakfast. So nice. The food are nice and delicious too. There were so many staffs at the restaurant and will help us to get any drinks and foods. Usually we have to self service at other hotels. They are very fast at collecting empty plates at the restaurant or room service. The view is also spectacular. I would love to go again because of the outstanding hospitality.

Reviewed March 10, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Nabil from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Sea View King Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2021

Exceptional”

Stayed 3d2n I was afraid to book here since i read a lot of bad review about bad aircond,old room etc. But since i really like the location n huge pool area to hang out i just close my eyes n pray for the best. N guess what? I actually booked a seaview room but i was so lucky they upgraded me to executive room at level 12. its has a very huge bed,got seaview, spacious room,bathtub,full amenities in bathroom,iron,hairdryer n most important a working space so i can do my work. However, at first the aircond took time to cool down (like many people complaining here) turn out the temperature setting is old alrdy n rosak a bit but after u play around the setting u get a very cold room.breakfast so-so only not much choice.only nasi lemak/america bfast set/fried noodles.also can choose to eat at the cafe or room service.I chose room service n ordered nasi lemak but my fried chicken is so cold n hard.next day we go eat breakfast outside.im very disappointed with the bfast coz i paid extra rm60/day for 2pax n got lousy food. Also they have coffee machine in the room but didnt provide the capsule.have to call n ask them to send.but guess what?the machine is not working.haha..so i just give up n drink my own aik cheong black coffee that i bring from home(luckily!) since it still mco in jb all amenities still close so didnt get the chance to hangout at pool area coz its close. Overall im so happy n will definitely come back (hopefully they will give me free upgrade again haha) n hope by the time i came back they have buffet bfast n open the pool area to hang out! Oh the parking is free too! Thank you for the wonderful experience here!

Reviewed March 07, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Jeffery from Malaysia
Family with teens
Deluxe Sea View King Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Location staff all best but”

Facilities, staff, location , cleaneness, value of money all good. Only for the lighting of the hotel dull and basement parking quiet scary, please improved the hotel lighting and the sorrounding hotel area more attractive. As before this hotel is very very good. Not sure why now the lighting become dull.

Reviewed January 05, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Sha from Singapore
Family with young children
Deluxe City View King
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional”

good location, nice place, friendly and pleasant staff. this is my 5th booking with thistle. just love this hotel. my children love it too! but i only got one problem with my stay..... the aircorn is too cold.. especially at night. even ive adjusted the temp. but still cold.. hehehe overall its good i mean very very good.. thistle will be my 1st choice whenever im going for shot vacay at jb. im coming again on 6april till 8april! see you thistle.

Reviewed March 30, 2019

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Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel for your stay in Johor Bahru and we hope to serve you again the next time you travel back to our vibrant city! Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager

Responded April 03, 2019
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
MARLISA from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Sea View King Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

a good place for weekend stays , the room was spacious and clean, a place that convenient with other outside restaurant and beautiful scenery . The staffs are really friendly and give a warm welcome to the guest . Will love to come back again.

Reviewed February 21, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Azwani from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe Sea View Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

Nice hotel in JB”

Stayed for 2 nights in Thistle JB. Everything was good. Nice pool and slide. We really enjoy the pool. No limit of time, no need to book any slot. Nice view of johor straits and JDT training stadium. Breakfast was also good, even not so many choices, its typical hotel breakfast buffet. Dont expect too much. Free parking provided. Well recommended hotel with great hospitality.

Reviewed December 07, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
aisyah from Malaysia
Family with teens
Deluxe City View King
Stayed 1 night in September 2021

Broken fridge”

I stayed at room 1027, fridge, telephone and one of the lamp is out of service. Already informed receptionist however no action taken and was told that its been a while that room's phone cannot be use in view of circuit problem. Otherwise room is clean and the view is just nice.

Reviewed September 21, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Noorliana from Singapore
Family with young children
Deluxe Sea View Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Love this hotel”

My children love to stay thistle hotel so much! Every month will staycay at thistle hotel without miss! Even i love it too.. pretty seaview.. nice environment.. friendly and pleasant staff.. clean room.. many more...

Reviewed October 01, 2019

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Dear Noorliana, thank you for taking the time to leave comments and rate us after your recent visit to THISTLE Johor Bahru. We are very pleased to learn that we have met or exceeded most of your expectations during your stay. Thank you once again for your feedback and we look forward to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, The Management THISTLE Johor Bahru

Responded October 31, 2019
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Hazwaniza from Malaysia
Family with teens
Deluxe Sea View King Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Best hotel ”

I really enjoy my stay here. Not my first time staying here . We definitely will stay at this hotel when we travel to johor. The view and room was so good. The staff is friendly The food is delicious But hotel need to prepare more extra bed during peak session since that we request for extra bed in additional request but turn up no bed available even had inform earlier. Overall very good

Reviewed February 05, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
hasrul from Malaysia
Family with young children
Thistle Suite
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Thistle Suite Was Great”

Took the Thistle Suite (room 1130) for 2 nights. Nice and large bedroom with balcony. Very clean and comfortable. Good breakfast, great swimming pool. Value for money.

Reviewed November 01, 2019

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Dear Hasrul, Thank you for taking the time to rate us after your recent visit to THISTLE Johor Bahru. We are very pleased to learn that we have met or exceeded most of your expectations during your stay. Thank you once again for your feedback, we look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Management of Thistle Johor Bahru.

Responded November 08, 2019
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
intan from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Sea View King Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

excellent, friendly staff”

good location easy access to many restaurant friendly and helpfull staff big and cozy room, very clean i took seaview, very nice only 1 thing there is no king size bed, only combine 2 single bed overall ok i will come here again for sure!

Reviewed July 15, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
akmal from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe City View Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Excellent breakfast and pool”

We were on a short stay in JB, so our time is limited. The general ambience is good, with fresh scents lingering the lobby and corridors leading to the hotel room. Lighting is good, not too glaring and giving a relaxed atmosphere throughout. We opted for the sea view which is excellent as it is overseeing Dataran JB and Selat Tebrau, giving a nice overall perspective. We love the breakfast spread. Many dishes not found on other hotels we stayed (carne beef, lontong goreng, roti canai kari kambing, fried fritters, etc.), plus authentic Johor menu (kacang pol, soto, lontong). The pool is enormous with good depth for adults and children alike. The adult's pool especially is having a good length for a good swimming workout. Gym is having a good mix of equipment and they're of good quality. Location is excellent as it is very near to the city. Parking area is adjacent to the hotel, which requires a short walk to get to the lobby. Not ideal but not a problem for us with mobility.

Reviewed March 04, 2020

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