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Thistle Johor Bahru

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru 80100 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#17 of 194 hotels in Johor Bahru
Thistle Johor Bahru has 381 well-appointed rooms and suites with breath taking view of the Straits of Johor or the city’s skyline. This splendid property is strategically located within easy access to the city’s business hub, commercial centres and shopping sensations. The Senai and Changi International Airport is about 40-minute and 90-minute drive away respectively. Johor Premium Outlets and theme parks are about 40-minute drive away. Appetizing eats are featured from alluring ala carte specials, sumptuous dinner and hi-tea buffets to indulging in a romantic candlelight dinner with someone special. The Hotel's ballroom can cater for up to 1,000 guests in theatre-style seating and 600 guests for sit-down dinner including weddings. Guests’ facilities include complimentary WIFI, an outdoor pool with relaxing garden view, Executive Lounge, valet, laundry & dry-cleaning service and gym.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Tennis court offsite
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Children's television networks
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Executive lounge access
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
City View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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One-knee wrote a review Apr 2021
17 contributions3 helpful votes
Thistle has been our chosen hotel in JB. Within this 1 year, I have stayed here more than 5 times here since mco. Initially for work but the latest one was for vacation. It is more affordable now during mco. I recommend the room facing the pool, sea and Singapore; Not only for the view but also for its shower. Our room during latest visit had problem with fridge and phone. I want to sincerely thank Encik Syed for helping to upgrade our room to suite during our latest visit :) Appreciate it very much sir. Rezeki birthday girl (my daughter). Recommend this suite! Thistle is always thoughtful and knows how to win the guest's heart ❤ The breakfast was acceptable. Previously was ala carte. Recently, we didn't opt for breakfast. Dim sum buffet was good. The candle light dinner was memorable with delicious lamb!! Pool was huge but full of dried leaves. However, I could see the cleaning man was trying his best picking up the leaves. Overall, my family and I enjoyed our stay here. May Thistle have more customers to support the tourism industry 😊
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from The Management Thistle Johor Bahru, Other at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your "suite" review, your continued support for the past year is greatly appreciated! We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can, so it pleases me to know that despite the issues you experienced with your first room, our associate Syed was able to elevate your stay with a room upgrade to a suite. Syed was delighted when I extended your thanks to him. I am grateful for the additional feedback on our pool and will look into improving our process moving forward. I have also extended your compliments to our F&B and Kitchen teams for a job well done. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay, looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Robert Lee General Manager
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honestreviewfrmme wrote a review Feb 2021
141 contributions19 helpful votes
I stayed for a night there got room 1026 upgraded for free . Tq to Mr. Nice guy sorry I forgot to ask your name and syafiqah. Tq to both of u that always help me during my stay here. The check in and check out was smooth. I ve been to this hotel years ago and what I can say that the service is very good, warm staff, the room facing the see was sooooooo calming. What I like about the room is that they have bath tub. If you realize nowadays hotel dnt hv that. The bed is comfy, the bedsheet is clean. The food here is tasty , but 1 thing that maybe need to be improved is the rice quite hard and I taste twice lunch and dinner the same thing i taste like jelantah. Should improve on that. Overall I enjoyed my stay. Surely come again. I highly recommended people to stay here and do request for sea view.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from The Management Thistle Johor Bahru, Other at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 2 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your honest review! We work really hard to offer the best stay experience to all of our guests, so I am very happy to hear that your last visit was such a pleasant affair. You'll be happy to learn that "Mr. Nice guy" is none other than our Guest Service Associate Saiful and I made sure both he and Syafiqah got the recognition they deserve. Your remarks on the rice texture and taste have been communicated to our restaurant team and we will look into our training procedure to ensure consistent quality moving forward. Thank you again for your kind recommendation, it means the world to us! Kind regards, Robert Lee General Manager
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Samsul wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
Staff Very Friendly (Ain / Athira) Very good Service. Thanks alot for the birthday cake and birthday song suprise.the food is really good. We really enjoy it. The environment really good. Very neat and tidy. We really enjoy the moment.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from The Management Thistle Johor Bahru, Other at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 18 Feb 2021
Dear Samsul, I am thrilled to read about the enjoyable time you had at Glass restaurant and thank you so much for praising our associates Ms Ain and Ms Athira. We pride ourselves in providing our guests a dining experience that is both memorable and safe. It was wonderful to welcome you on the occasion of your loved one's birthday. The entire team has such great memories of your visit and everyone sends their best wishes! Once more, thank you for your kind review and we look forward to serving you again soon! Kind regards, Robert Lee General Manager
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Feroz wrote a review Jan 2021
Johor Bahru, Malaysia4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a BLAST thanks to Thistle staff especially Glass Staff : Amira, Athirah, Syafiqah, Nashihin, Hafiq You guys are awesome Serve great food, stunning ambience & friendly The Pricing are reasonable too
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Management Thistle Johor Bahru, Other at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 15 Jan 2021
Dear Feroz, First and foremost, I would like to congratulate both of you on the 10th year anniversary of your marriage! Thank you for choosing Glass as the ideal venue to celebrate this momentous occasion. It brings me joy to learn that our service and food made it a memorable experience for you. Your special mention of our associates Ms Amira, Ms Athirah, Ms Syafiqah, Ms Nashihin and Mr Hafiq is much appreciated and I will personally commend them on a job well done. Once more, thank you for your kind compliments and we look forward to serving you again soon. Meanwhile, stay safe and keep well. Kind regards, Robert Lee General Manager
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shmsz wrote a review Nov 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions3 helpful votes
Checked in for 3d 2n there with my parents. My dad is half paralyzed which is hard for him to take shower since its only bath tub available. But its okay coz we already assumed how the Hotel is. Once we enter the room smells like wet carpet (mildewed) if you know wht i mean. The room was very dusty, the curtain makes me sneezed all the time. The toilet water stagnant, we were okay at first coz thinking if we go out early morning, the floor will dry by the time we get back. Sadly once we’re back its not even dry at all and the smell is even worst. The 2nd night was the climax, NO ELECTRICITY!!! We woke up around 5.30am coz its dark and hot inside the room. I went to doorway and look up for any assistance but its too dark! I called the room service million times ringing but they did not answer my calls. But oh, they picked up one time and when i asked wht happened they hung up!! So we got so pissed and waited until 10am then only the room service called us back! We questioned wht happened and why didn’t you guys pick up or atleast hv a courtesy to inform us anythng?? He didnt even apologise and just mentioned that they’re having trouble with the generator or somethng. So I showered in the dark, (my dad almost skid!) and didnt even get to iron our clothes and checked out! We are very unhappy with the hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from The Management Thistle Johor Bahru, Other at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 15 Nov 2020
Dear shmsz, Thank you for taking the time to share your stay experience with us during your visit in September. It saddens me to learn of your unpleasant experience with the room upon checking in. I hope our team was able to assist you with the issues you encountered. Our hotel does provide accessible rooms which are equipped with a shower stall for ease of use, this is aside from the standard bathtub facility available to all rooms. I am aware that on 25 September at approximately 5.30am, the hotel encountered a power outage and our team members on duty immediately took action to provide in-house guests with as much assistance as possible. Subsequent investigation by our emergency response team confirmed that the power supply disruption was caused by a breakdown at the public utility substation servicing the local area. I truly regret the great inconvenience this incident had caused you and your family. Thank you once again for the valuable feedback and I hope to welcome you back under improved circumstances in the future. Kind regards, Robert Lee General Manager
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US$37 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thistle Johor Bahru
Which popular attractions are close to Thistle Johor Bahru?
Nearby attractions include Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque (1.0 km), LOST in JB (0.7 km), and Grand Palace Park (Istana Besar) (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thistle Johor Bahru?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chakra, CATS Cafe JB - Cats At Their Sanctuary, and Tepian Tebrau.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Thistle Johor Bahru offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thistle Johor Bahru?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.