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Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru 80100 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • 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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#20 of 210 hotels in Johor Bahru
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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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Tennis court offsite
Children's television networks
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Coffee shop
Restaurant
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
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Executive lounge access
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Dishwasher
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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
Suites
Family rooms
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Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay

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Grade: 68 out of 100
48Restaurantswithin 1 km
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willienelsonthedog wrote a review 17 Aug
Houston, Texas5 contributions
Just know. The lobby is Marble. There’s a giant white man with a bald head who is seemingly there to greet Westerners and Westerners only. He did that well. The breakfast is good. The room service food is good. They do have HBO Asia. The pools are pretty neat, but far from clean, and in a general state of disrepair. The pool bar can be interesting in the late evening. But the hotel is close to nothing. It’s certainly not in walking distance of anything. And nobody would disagree when I say that the place is a little bit rundown. One interesting thing is that the prince of Johor often pulls up in a purple custom Aston Martin and spends his days in the top floor penthouse. Rumors abound about what goes on up there. But I bumped into the guy many times and he seemed all right. The fact is that there are no better choices in Johor. Maybe the best thing about this hotel is its proximity to Singapore.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t be fooled by the Thistle brand name
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zenosim wrote a review 4 Aug
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions39 helpful votes
Membership: NA Room type: Deluxe Room Length of stay: 3 nights Background: Prior to Malaysia's MCO, stayed there multiple times. Including running a corporate event shuttling 100s of people across the causeway. Pre-Arrival: As a regular executive room guest, was disappointed to find out that the executive lounge is not in operation thus staying in a regular deluxe room. Inquired about their spa facilities and bar to find out both are not in operation as well. Booked dinner for 2 in their July offer, Sea & Grill Buffet Dinner @ 80rm per pax only to be canceled the day before due to low/no reservation. Expressed my disappointment, Devi from the reservations dept was kind enough to upgrade the room to a Deluxe Sea View Room. Check-In: Check-in was seamless, the front desk staff was efficient to check us into the room without any challenge. The Experience: Upon checking into the first room, pleased with the view, realized the moldy soaking wet carpet by the bedside. Within minutes headed back down to the front desk to change rooms. The hotel duty manager, Michael informed us that the system was down and was not able to reassign a new room to us. Was advised that we were to head out and come back later for the reassignment of rooms, which we did. Returning past midnight that evening, the duty manager explained that he wasn't informed about it but helped us anyway. Feeling contented about not sleeping in a soaking wet carpet room, we moved to the next assigned room. But to our surprise, the room assigned was hung with a "Do not disturb" sign. Which basically told us, we had been assigned to a room with guests in there. Disturbed by the inconvenience caused, headed back down, to feedback to the duty manager, who so kindly upgraded us to a family suite. Tired yet happy about the free upgrade once again, carried all our belongings to the suite room. Opening the door, found a couple of roaches dead by the walkway, in disgust, the more we observed, the more roaches were occupying the room! Alive! Now, annoyed, exhausted, and disgusted. The duty manager reassigned us to another room (room number 4) and he personally escorted us to ensure the cleanliness of the room. Unimpressed by the room's cleanliness, a dead fly was found by the tub. He could only mention, "oh a dead fly". Being out for the entire day, forcefully accepted the room in its condition. The tissue used by the previous guests could be found behind the bed. The stool and seats were badly stained to a point that we wouldn't even dare to sit on them. Snack bits left by the previous guest or the many guests ago are still scattered and stuck within the carpets. Retiring for the night. On the second day, headed out with a "clean my room" sign hung by the door. Coming back in the night to find the room remained unkept. Once again headed down to the front desk manager for an explanation. The result? "Housekeeping has mistaken the sign as DO NOT DISTURB sign." The worse excuse one can ever give, working in your own department mistakenly misread the sign? Immediately housekeeping was activated that evening with 7 staff cleaning a single room. The result of efficiency over quality? Not sure if was it there the night before but saw old yellow stained sheets on my pillow cover. Plus both the tissue and snack were still there after housekeeping made up the room. Overview: Wrote to the hotel about my experience and demanded compensation for putting my guest and me through the toughest weekend getaway. But to no avail, decided to provide my feedback to all future guests to be aware of what you may go through. Go elsewhere if you're concerned about sanitary especially COVID-19. This is definitely not the place you want to be. Sleep quality 6/10. Room Interior 0/10. General service level 3/10. Food quality 2/10 Facilities N/A
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from The Management Thistle Johor Bahru, Other at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Zenosim, Thank you for your continued support and for taking the time to provide us feedback of your recent stay with us. Please allow me to apologise for the various service shortfalls which you experienced during your stay. I'm glad some of our team members such as Devi managed to provide assistance and elevate your stay. I have noted the points you highlighted regarding cleanliness, room condition and staff miscommunication. These will be shared with our team to address the issues and more training will be provided to the staff for our improvement moving forward. Thank you once again for your support and I hope to welcome you back under improved circumstances in the future. Kind regards, Robert Lee General Manager
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Follow Us wrote a review Jul 2022
Singapore, Singapore2058 contributions244 helpful votes
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It's value for what you paid. The room is clean and dust free, the air conditioner is strong and quiet. This is really a resort in the city, you can really relax at the pool and use the gym for a great workout. Food and beverages are affordable and delicious. Breakfast is boring but acceptable for the price. Overall it's a basic 5 stars hotel meet all my needs
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Get a city view room for better soundproof sleep
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Follow Us, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review after your recent stay with us. Your kind feedback is much appreciated and I will certainly share them with the team. It is always a great motivation for all of us here to note that we have provided a good guest experience. I have noted your feedback on our breakfast selection and will look into it with our team. Looking forward to your next visit soon! Kind regards, Robert Lee General Manager
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Patrick C wrote a review Jul 2022
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed in deluxe sea view with king size bed. Negatives: -Reception area is not very welcoming. Poor lighting and have only few chairs to sit on. -the heater for boiling water is very dusty -toilet needs some renovation, tiles are stained, toilet flush also need 2-3x to flush. Literally u can see ur feces floating. -aircon is centralised, theres a knob to adjust but not working. -Access card 2x not working, need to go reception to re activate -Positives: -huge pools,from 9am-8pm only -breakfast, varieties of food, good ambience
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Patrick, Thank you for taking the time to share your stay experience with us. We appreciate your compliments regarding our pool and breakfast. I sincerely regret the issues you encountered with our equipment and have shared your feedback with our team for their immediate action. Thank you again for visiting Thistle Johor Bahru. We hope to provide you with a much improved stay on your next visit. Kind regards, Robert Lee General Manager
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A.H wrote a review Jul 2022
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My personal experiences : 1. 40mins queue for check in. 2. Given room which apparently not ready - terrible stain in bathroom floor and yellow stain in bath tub, bedsheet from previous guest (not changed), room phone not working-need to call operator by my hp. Requested for another room right away. While waiting,we can't wait any longer in the room and decided to go to check-in counter ourself to complain again but luckily met the hotel PIC otw down. He straightly brought us to the new room. Better room but still looks poor. 3. From our room, the swimming pool visually spacious, but looks not well maintained. We changed our mind to bring our kids to pool because of that. Luckily we have bath tub in the room. 4. Remote TV was nowhere to be found, no prayer mat, no iron board. 5. While doing this review, we still have 2 more days here. With such bad room experiences, we are not looking forward to explore any other part of the hotel anymore. This is not we expected from '4 star rating' hotel because for us, Thistle JB is not even qualify for 3 star rating.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cherrysailor wrote a review Jul 2022
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Food is very nice & filling. Great effort & sincerity put into the dinner arrangement. Thank you Thistle for allowing a late arrangement. Yana is a patient & responsible waitress who served us promptly.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Cherrysailor, Thank you for choosing Glass to celebrate your special occasion. It brings me joy to learn that our service and food made it a memorable experience for you. Your special mention of our team member Yana is much appreciated and I will personally commend her on a job well done. Once more, thank you for your kind compliments and we look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Robert Lee General Manager
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Mikhail_Malaysia wrote a review Jul 2022
Hong Kong, China10 contributions10 helpful votes
Lobby first impressions. Small cockroach at the lobby sofa's. Room was full with human hair after last checked in before I presume. Need more assistance in housekeeping in order to reach clean and neat hotel ..
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LoveTravel614647 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Just checked out today from the hotel. We had the same experiences as what was commented in the reviews. Stain on the bedsheet, yellowish pillow, cocokroachs, no floor mat in the bathroom, black stains in the bath tub walls and floors. Last night, went down to the front desk at 12am to asked for baygon because there is 2 live cocokroachs on the wall. Front desk does not have it and requested the housekeeper immediately. Waited for 20 mins, there isn't any door bell, i decided to put a plates outside the door, however the plate was not kept away either. Thats shows the housekeeper didn't even came to my room 522 last night. The cleanliness of the hotel is unacceptable, would you still want to stay there despite i email beforehand we arrival. The air conditioning isn't clean as well, we r sniffing This hotel cannot be rate to 4 stars seriously, don't judge the building by it cover, it disappointed you.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid this hotels because of the experiences other travellers had.
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Zie wrote a review Jun 2022
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Nightmare. Room is infested with cockroaches crawling all over the carpeted floor & walls. Requested for a room change but staff said they closed a few levels due to cockroach infestation. No bath mat provided, some essential toiletries not provided and almost everything is run down. Utter disappointment.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Saphik wrote a review Jun 2022
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Want to check in here think twice . Freezer broke , i dont think this is 5star hotel , its like 2 star hotel . After we complain he ask me to keep my food at lobby freeze . Lol . Then we want to eat they would send to my room ah ? Worst hotel ever in JB . KSL better 10x
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$40 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
thistle johor bahru hotel johor bahru
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hyatt Regency
LOCATION
MalaysiaJohorJohor Bahru DistrictJohor Bahru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
381
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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), Grand Palace Park (Istana Besar) (0.9 km), and Johor Art Gallery (Galeri Seni) (1.0 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, Tepian Tebrau, and Restoran ZZ Sup Tulang.
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.