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About Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel


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


  • valet parking
  • car park
  • shuttle service

Swimming & soaking

  • swimming pool
  • outdoor pool

Land sports

  • tennis courts

For kids

  • pool (kids)

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop
  • poolside bar
  • bar

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • newspapers
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Malay
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No further invoice will be issued by the hotel for the accommodation.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance to Airport: 29 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 17
Number of Restaurants: 3
Number of Rooms : 382
Time to Airport (Minutes): 40
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2009
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Food, drink and entertainment



This spectacular restaurant with an Oriental touch is located on the lobby level overlooking the tranquil landscaped swimming pool and green palm trees. It serves daily buffet breakfast and lunch consisting of local and international dishes.



Oasis is an innovative Italian restaurant with distinct dining areas and a bar where diners can watch the chefs compose, in the open kitchen. Open air concept by the pool offers unabashed views of the garden and swimming pool.



Glass offers a culinary feast of local and international cuisine from a-la-carte meals to lavish lunch and dinner buffets. Unparalleled views across lush and landscaped gardens. Open from 12.00noon till 11.00pm



Steps is the lobby lounge to just wind down and relax with light entertainment - the perfect antidote for a long day with stunning views of the gardens and Straits of Johor. All day snacks, afternoon tea, fine wines from the gallery and cocktails are available.

The Hive

The Hive

The Hive is a funky, laid back live music bar and is the perfect place to drink and listen to great live bands. In casual style whilst retaining an air of exclusivity.

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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 7.7
  • Location 7.7
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.7
  • Staff Performance 7.8
  • Value for Money 7.5
  • Food/Dining 7.0

6.8 Minfang B.
May 29, 2016
Generally ok

7.6 Mohd S.
May 28, 2016
To improve more

7.6 Ding L.
May 27, 2016
A great established hotel in JB for quality stay
Love the view and services .

7.6 Noor M.
May 26, 2016
Bad Staff at Executive Lounge
We always chose Executive Room and this was our 2nd Time staying in Thistle Johor in 3 months. We stayed in Executive Room for our short holiday for relaxation. Mainly to do some shopping and relaxed in the hotel room. Check-In took us about 5 minutes or lesser. Thumbs Up!!! We got a large bed with a Magnificient view of Padang Seri Gelam and the sea view. Room: Only thing that I found out the lights and the telephone inside our room was dusty. Other than that the room is fine. The House keeping Team should really look into that area when cleaning the room. Breakfast: While we were having breakfast on 23 May @ about 9 am at the Executive lounge, I asked if they have any plastic bowls/cutlery for my kids, one of the Female Server replied 'Actually here we don't allow kids in but it's ok I allowed your kids in '. I would appreciate a reply from the Thistle Management regarding this Issue. What are the Age Limit to enter the Executive Lounge at Thistle Johor? When my mum asked for a lukewarm water to have her medicine, the same staff Replied 'We Don't serve Lukewarm, Only HOT Water'... she could instead asked if she could mix hot water with some ice to make it Lukewarm rather than 'We Don't Serve Lukewarm Water here at the Executive Lounge '. What kind of service do we get at the Executive Lounge? And there was No ' Thank -You' from the Female Staff when we were leaving eventhough she stood infront of us. Bad Customer Service from her! Unlike a Male Staff who never failed to greet us and always put on a smile whenever he saw us. Swimming Pool: After the breakfast we went for a walk in the hotel premises to check out the ballroom, gym, swimming pool area etc... We do not bring any swimsuit or work out attire to work out at the gym as we are there for a short getaway. While walking at the swimming pool area, there's 1 girl aged about 2 - 3 years old was shivering and told her mum that she peed inside the swimming pool just now. We were shocked and turned away

8.8 xu S.
May 26, 2016
Good hotel ok location
The hotel is good, problem is mainly at the city side~~

9.2 Weixuan P.
May 26, 2016
Great Staycation
Relax location, clean environment, great staff.

9.6 hamimi A.
May 23, 2016
Good but got 1 moron customer
The hotel all ok. But got 1 singaporean moron dip his daughter in the swimming pool & His daugters still wearing diapers. Take the fucking diapers off u idiot. Fucking retarded moron! Polluting the public pool. Suck!

9.2 Faizah I.
May 25, 2016
my stay
The view were incredibly beautiful and the hotel is easy access to the town area. Except I found a few alive mushrooms under the lamp table in my room but that is not so much of a big deal. Nevertheless i believe the cleanliness can be improve.

6 Nurdin I.
May 26, 2016

8 yih N.
May 19, 2016
Nice and good location
Nice hotel