Very good 7.6
Based on 4763 reviews

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About this property


Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel is located in the heart of Johor Bahru, one of Malaysia’s most important business and tourist centers. As a luxury 5-star property, Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel provides exclusive services and facilities, including access to Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public areas, swimming pools, restaurants, and bars. It is undoubtedly an ideal base from which to explore the fascinating part of Southeast Asia, with Singapore just a few minutes’ drive away via the Second Link.

Whether for business or leisure purpose, Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel provides the very best of Malaysia with its legendary hospitality. With international standards, exclusive amenities, and 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, its restaurants and bars offer a wide range of cuisines and dining options where guests can enjoy a quiet dinner for two or with the entire family.
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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Car park
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court(s)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Swimming pool [kids]


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

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 capacity 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

based on 4763 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 7.5
  • Location 7.7
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.7
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 7.0
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Kiam from Malaysia
Business traveler
Superior City View King / Twin
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Good hotel with excellent facilities
Good hotel with excellent facilities
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Koh from Singapore
Business traveler
Superior City View King / Twin
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Keep It Up
Just one week after I last stayed here, I booked this hotel again due to working commitments nearby. Once again, pleased as chuffed on what they have done.
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Oyvind from Norway
Business traveler
Superior City View (King / Twin)
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Not up to the expected standard
The staff tried the best within the frames of what they had been trained to. We had an incident where someone had vomited outside our room entrance. We called the reception at around 11pm and got told that the housekeeping had left for the day.. The day after nothing had been done about it by the time we checked out at noon. Also, the treadmills in the gym did not function properly, and could be hazardous to use as they unexpectedly decreased/increased the pace significantly. The door access cards stopped working 3 hours before check out, and we had to go take the elevator down to get them reprogrammed, which is very unnecessary. I would choose somewhere else to stay in JB when returning.
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Noorashikin from Singapore
Premium Straits View Suite King
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Great Hotel & Very flavourful food
Wish the Club Hive have life band every day so that we can go any day of the week. Overall nice and affordable place to stay in. Worth your money. Very huge and great room.
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Muhammad from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Straits View King / Twin
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Overall its a marvellous hotel
I really like this hotel because of its location and serene surrounding
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Abd from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Straits View King / Twin
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Just Nothing Extraordinary
Old and some facilities are run-down
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Muhd from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
great place
pool for young kids or baby would be prefered. other than that its a great place to stay
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Musaddiq from Singapore
Family with young children
Deluxe Straits View King / Twin
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016
Nice view
Nice view. room was spacious. breakfast spread was delicious
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Christine from Malaysia
Superior City View King / Twin
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
Good location, needs to improve customer service
Location is great - easily accessible and near highways. The major thing that needs improvement is their level of customer service. I had called 3 nights, and again 2 nights and yet again 1 night before to confirm special arrangements for my booking, and yet with numerous reminders event at check-in - the staff is clearly not communicating the message. With more boutique hotels coming up, Thistle Hotel definitely needs to up their game.
Reviewed September 29, 2016

NORASIAH from Malaysia
Superior City View King / Twin
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
best location and easy access for foodie
The location is the best and we have easy access to the best food in JB
Reviewed September 28, 2016


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