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Based on 4513 reviews

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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

  • outdoor pool

Land sports

  • tennis courts

For kids

  • pool (kids)

Food & beverage

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


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

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

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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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 7.6
  • Location 7.7
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.7
  • Staff Performance 7.8
  • Value for Money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 7.0

8 Nicola R.
United States
June 25, 2016
Visiting friends
We found the hotel good for our purpose, we were visiting friends who live very close. Hotel public areas are exceptional, room service excellent (we arrived very late and were able to order a meal from a big selection). Rooms are fading from their original glory but beds and pillows extremely comfortable! Easy access from Singapore and Changi airport at a fraction of the cost but wise to avoid Friday evening border crossing!

4.4 Derick G.
June 25, 2016
Below average hotel
For the same price, I could get better hotel and location.

5.6 Paul C.
June 23, 2016
Good value for money and favorable location , toilets need better cleanliness & maintenance
The hotel is getting tired and needs refurbishment to maintain its facilities and cleanliness

8 Yew Y.
June 22, 2016
Big room
Room is big and envoirment is quiet. There's room to improve on the executive lounge epically the food and snacks.

7.6 Alvin Z.
June 21, 2016
Big spacious room, nice view..
2nd time staying here, a lil disappointed they didn't give me a higher floor.. staffs were friendly and helpful. Room was big, but just a few parts run down, like the wooden window seperating the room and bathroom can see the wood chipped off badly, paint works on the walls were drty.. but overall bed was nice and comfy.. Wish there was a USB port for the TV, shows were abit lacking..

6.4 Tay H.
June 21, 2016
Good value for Money
Good Value however rooms are a little old

9.2 Fadilah M.
June 20, 2016
Ramadhan one night stay
All wells and the receptions was very articulate. We were give the room that we requested. Very nice view and clean. The food for the ifrar and sahur was prepared and nicely areanged. Well done

6 loke K.
June 20, 2016
Poor furniture and bathroom
The only good about this hotel is the location. The furniture is old. Bathroom old. Basin and bathtub broken. Very hard to turn on the shower. With the price, I can easily get a good hotel. They should downgrade the hotel stars and lower down the price. And one more, no hair dryer. OMG. Pay slightly more and go get Renaissance hotel.

June 20, 2016
Beautiful Stay
A wide range of spread on the buffet. The room was very good and clean.

6 Lee H.
June 19, 2016
Dated interior design
The interior design was slightly dated, but the room was clean with a nice view. Good for a night's stay.