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    Nearest transport:
  • Terminal Bas Sentral Kotaraya (2.0 Km / 24 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • nightlife
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Senai International Airport (21.4 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Comfortable bed", "Good service", "Great rooms"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Selera Sungai Chat Restaurant (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Medan Selera Tepian Tebrau Restaurant (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • Lido Beach (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
  • Istana Park (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru City Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia 80100

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Features of Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • bar
  • business center
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area

Sports and Recreation

  • fitness center
  • hot tub
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • sauna
  • spa
  • steamroom
  • tennis courts


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Malay

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Hotel description
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel is located in the heart of Johor Bahru, one of Malaysia’s most important business and...see more Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel is located in the heart of Johor Bahru, one of Malaysia’s most important business and tourist centers. A luxury 5-star hotel, it has all the facilities you could wish for, including access to Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public areas, swimming pools and a health spa, and restaurants and bars. The hotel is also an ideal base from which to explore this fascinating part of Southeast Asia, with Singapore just a few minutes' drive away from the Causeway and also easily accessible via the Second Link.

Whether it is for business or pleasure, Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel provides the very best of Malaysia, including its legendary hospitality. A modern hotel with international standards and amenities combined with a touch of local charm, it boasts 382 rooms with a choice of superior, deluxe, executive, and suites. All rooms command a magnificent view of the Straits of Johor or the scenic city view.

Overlooking the Straits of Johor, the restaurants and bars offer a huge range of cuisine and dining options where guests can enjoy a quiet dinner for two or with the entire family. Indeed a beautiful hotel that provides an excellent set of amenities and convenience to guests, Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel is perfect for both business and leisure.
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Ade N. Couples
Malaysia, February 10, 2016
Pleasant stay at Thistle JB

Good location, spacious room & friendly staff
Everything met my expectations except for the Wifi coverage
ELA Z. Couples
Singapore, February 10, 2016

We had stayed in the hotel a couple of times. This time we decided to book the executive twin bar which provide an executive check out and check in service plus good wifi as stated in the hotel booking website. Upon arrival, there was no one attending the executive check in counter so we had to queue with the crowd at the normal counter. The check in was a little slower than normal and we like wasting a good 20 mins. After inspecting around the room, we realised that we were given a deluxe room. There was no separate shower. We had to go down again to inform the counter feeling cheated and agitated. Fortunately we manage to change to another room but of course we felt disappointed. The wifi was slow and keep disconnecting. But we enjoyed the executive cocktail and the view was fantastic.
Siti F. Groups
Singapore, February 10, 2016
Much better if have more facilities

Staffs were friendly and polite and room is clean and nice
Definitely love the room! When we reach the hotel, the only facilities available was only the swimming pool. We are actually looking forward for the sauna and hot tub but it was under renovation. Also, the dessert we ordered via room -service was quite disappointing.But overall, you should preferably drive if you want to stay at this hotel.
Eileen H. Groups
Singapore, February 12, 2016
It was okay.

Pool, elegant lobby, location
Amir A. Business travelers
Malaysia, February 08, 2016
Review for thistle, 3 days 2 night stay

Accessible locations. Staffs are friendly. Specious and clean room.
Muhammad I. Families with young children
Malaysia, February 08, 2016

Comfort bed, Huge room and nice bathub
Everything was ok until suddenly the aircond become so hot at arubd 3 am in morning. Asking to change room but the staff told me the room was full on that day. So dissapointed.
GANESH A. Couples
Singapore, February 02, 2016
Nice Hotel

Super duper comy bed & pillows
Stay was good. Rooms were big & clean . Location wise, KFC just in front , Mac d on ur left & a 24 hr local Muslim rest on the right. Room service sucked big time. Vey slow in sending up the required ice buckets. Sea view room was very majestic. B'fast was ok only nothing fantastic for a 5 star hotel.Food very basic and had were blant.Thier bread selection was good & also egg station was good as well
GOOI H. Business travelers
Malaysia, February 02, 2016
Mark C. Families with young children
Singapore, February 01, 2016
Overall, a bit disappointing

Reasonable nightly rate, nice pool, nice gym.
I try to adjust my expectations to the locale. A 5 star hotel in Europe is a different animal from a 5 star in a developing country. So, I don't sweat the small stuff. First, the good. The bed was very comfortable (Western standard) and the staff put in a good effort. The property is nicely laid out and there's plenty of pleasant outdoor space for dining and lounging. The room, well, it needed work. There were 3 electrical deficiencies, a broken minibar cabinet door and significant black mold in the shower area. I had to ask twice for the engineering related items to be corrected. The black mold was never dealt with. I survived without further complaint, but that kind of maintenance is NOT 5 star. Food was so-so. A decent selection for breakfast and lunch buffet, but a tendency toward low cost ingredients was a bit too obvious. At dinner, my lamb filet was cooked beyond well done. Details matter. Details justify stars.
Khoo H. Groups
Singapore, February 02, 2016
Below Expectation

I had booked a total of 4 rooms for our stay at Thistle JB. Had recommended this hotel to my group of friends as the previous experience i had with them is great. However to my disappointment, I had requested for high floor for our rooms however upon checking in they had told us that all our rooms are at level 2. I am fine for 2 of the rooms to be at level 2 as I originally requested for twin beds but had requested for double bed as 2 of our friend had played us out, but during i had requested high floor for the double bed but i was allocated 2 rooms at level 2 as well. I felt that the hotel should have at least make the effort to reserve the 2 rooms which i had requested for high floor in the beginning for us but they did not. The sound proof of the wall is bad, i can hear people talking loudly in the morning. The spread of the breakfast is not as good as previous, the bee hoon is cold and the cold cut ham is spoilt with a sour taste. OVerall, it is a disappointment

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