Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
2018

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

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

    7.7
    Very good
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    (9353 reviews)See what guests said
    8.0
    Very good

    "ROOM IS CLEAN, COMFY BED , FRIENDLY STAFF."

    SIEOW

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    January 8, 2019

    7.8
    Very good service

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Location
    7.9
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    Very good location - 130 meters from city center
    Nearby
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  • Lido Beach660 m
  • Johor Art Gallery690 m
  • Tun Dr Ismail International School of Johor690 m
  • Monash University740 m
  • Istana Park840 m
  • Masjid Kolam Ayer970 m
  • Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque1.08 km
  • Taman Didikan Kanak Holylight Church1.2 km
  • Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque1.58 km
  • Muzium Diraja Sultan Abu Bakar1.58 km
  • Value for money7.6
    Location rating7.9
    Nearest airportSenai International Airport (JHB) - Malaysia
    Distance to airport21.0 km
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    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    Family Suite
    Family Suite
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    • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Executive Sea View
    Executive Sea View
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe King Room
    Deluxe King Room
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
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    Executive Twin Room
    Executive Twin Room
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Twin Room
    Deluxe Twin Room
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Executive King Room
    Executive King Room
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Sea View Twin Room
    Deluxe Sea View Twin Room
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 2 single beds
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    • 6.4
      Good

      "The staff are friendly and helpful."

      Farah J.

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      December 19, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The room was spacious and clean."

      nor

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      January 11, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The kids love the big pool."

      nor

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      January 11, 2019

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Service was good."

    Hanifah

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    January 10, 2019

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very comfortable and clean."

    Nur

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    January 7, 2019

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    What to eat nearby

    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    CATS Cafe JB - Cats At Their Sanctuary
    860 m American, Asian, Cafe
    The Food Store
    1.9 km American, Asian, Contemporary
    Puteri Cafe Restaurant
    2.1 km American, Asian, Cafe
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant
    230 m Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
    Sedap Corner
    230 m Asian, Halal, Malaysian
    Korean House Restaurant
    390 m Asian, Korean
    Chinese cuisine
    Chinese cuisine
    Ming Court Chinese Restaurant
    1.6 km Chinese
    City Square Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant
    1.8 km Chinese
    T-Bowl Restaurant Johor Bahru
    2.3 km Chinese, Italian

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    7.7
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    10
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities7.5
    Location7.9
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service7.8
    Value for money7.6
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    7.6
    Very good
    Suraya from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Used to be a great hotel”
    I remember when me n husband came here in 2017, it was splendid! We were amazed by the variety of the buffet spread that time (they used to have a small room full of bread, pastries and coffee from the expresso machine). Tho, when we came recently, the room was ok, slightly aged. The buffet was not as fab as it used to be.
    Reviewed March 03, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize for the shortcomings that you have experienced. Meanwhile, we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded March 11, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.0
    Excellent
    shariffah from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015
    Family bonding.”
    My daughter's was happy with the room and we went out to have our breakfast just walking distance to Yassin Restaurant near by. We dont go out to malls bcs just for a good relexing and we need good hotel. So no complain about the distance.
    Reviewed February 24, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel and we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Your positive comments are much appreciated and we shall look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded March 11, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Hafiza from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019
    Lovely staff”
    I was there for 2 nights to celebrate our anniversary and birthday, everything is ok except for the bathroom sink, the cold water tap is spoil so we have to spend the next 2 nights wash our hands with hot water. We have our anniversary dinner at Oasis, the food is great, nice staff even though he forget 1 of our order. we have dinner at glass restaurant for my bday and the stuff gift me a complimentary slice of cake. I love the place cause it's very peaceful, my husband and my baby boy sleep comfortably .overall it's was a nice experience.. Thank you..😘😘
    Reviewed February 22, 2019
    3.2
    Vincent from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019
    Facilities and room”
    1) Facilities were badly taken care of. 2) Pool full with algae’s and no chlorine. 3) Room bedding full of dust mites and ventilation supply full of visualise thick black dust. 4) Spa not avail under maintenance 5) Worst than 3 star hotel 6) Ask for Deluxe King end up gotten a twin single
    Reviewed March 04, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We regret to learn of the shortfalls that you have experienced and we sincerely apologize for the inconveniences caused. Meanwhile, we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations and we hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Please keep in contact with us should you require any further assistance. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded March 11, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.4
    Excellent
    li from Singapore
    Couple
    Junior Suite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    First Junior suite”
    First time staying in a suite. Room is extremely huge and clean. However, noticeable dust can be felt inside the room carpet. Air-con is quite warm and unable to adjust it any cooler even when i set the temperature to 16 degree. Overall i will say is a good experience. but the hotel need to over haul soon
    Reviewed January 30, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize for the shortcomings that you have experienced. Meanwhile, we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded February 01, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.4
    Excellent
    Yunesh from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    Excellent”
    aircond was not too cold. was centralized and the air flow was not good. warm in the morning. stayed at the 2nd floor and was complained regarding this issue, and the maintenance came and told that they had changed the water and told to close the curtains for colder room -.-
    Reviewed January 27, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We regret to learn of the shortfalls that you have experienced and we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations. Once again, I do sincerely apologize for any inconveniences caused and hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded January 28, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Qurratu from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Pleasant Surprise!”
    We were pleasantly surprised to receive a big complimentary chocolate cake for our little boy's birthday! And it's yummy! Staffs were very efficient when we feedback that our fridge was not working. The housekeepers were very observant. They noticed that we lacked of the waste bag for the soiled diapers. They actually left a note, providing more bags. That's so kind of them. Well done Thistle JB team. You've made our stays great each time we stayed here.
    Reviewed January 17, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel and we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Your positive comments are much appreciated and we shall look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded January 18, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    JunHao from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe Sea View Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    Feedback”
    We booked 2 rooms with seaview but when we check in at around offficial check-in time, staff told us that there is only 1 seaview room left. She said she will upgrade us to the executive city view room for the other. However, the city view room is smaller and not so well-maintained. We were not satisfied and went to request again for a seaview room. The counter staff then gave us a junior suite, which was so spacious that i consider booking it the next time I come. However, for the other room(930), the window was filled with green algae. So we couldn't get a clear sea view. Recommend thistle to keep its windows clean. Otherwise, no point customers book seaview room.
    Reviewed January 15, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We regret to learn of the shortfalls that you have experienced and we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations. Once again, I do sincerely apologize for any inconveniences caused and hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded January 18, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.0
    Excellent
    Hanifah from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Friendly Receptionist and Amazing Food”
    Ismalinda at the reception should be commended for her top notch service. She was friendly, accommodating and efficient. Rooms are slightly tired and dated but clean. Air conditioning was poor though. We stayed in Room 732. Service was good. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. Had the room service and also attended a wedding reception there and was happy and delighted with how delicious the food was. Our view was the swimming pool. Family friendly hotel. Three swimming pools that cater to everyone in the family. Great location too.
    Reviewed January 10, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel and we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Your positive comments are much appreciated and we will continue to improve on certain areas to meet guest’s expectations. Meanwhile, we shall look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded January 10, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.4
    Excellent
    Goh from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019
    Relax stay”
    Overall satisfied with the condition of this hotel. My 2nd stay in this hotel. My 1st visit to the gym room, bit disappointed as gym equipment dusty, hygiene gel finished, yoga balls dusty, the gym room bit rundown. Room is clean, friendly staff, no hair dryer in the room, need to call to request. Breakfast satisfied.
    Reviewed January 09, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize for the shortcomings that you have experienced. Meanwhile, we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded January 10, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.0
    Excellent
    Suryani from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Could be better”
    I expected more for the price I was paying for the deluxe king room - I was fine with paying the amount expecting the hotel to be in excellent condition, but the hotel isnt as new as it is in photos. Carpet has permanent stains, cracks around the bathtub, stained shower curtain. The most upsetting is the airconditioning. We were there for a nearby wedding, several of us staying here. All of us had the same issue with the AC. Not cold, even leaving the room key in during our absence. Had to sleep over the sheets as it got too warm at night. Maintenance came to fix but it was still the same. management needs to upgrade the AC system. Bed and pillows were clean and comfortable. Parking is free but a bit of a walk as the access is separate from the hotel. Location is 5 stars, close to the wedding venue, petrol station, and food. Sea view not much of a view cos of the construction on the shoreline. Not much of a sea to look at. Didnt use the facilities, but pool looks clean!
    Reviewed January 07, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize for the shortcomings that you have experienced. Meanwhile, we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded January 09, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ahmad from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe King Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
    Worth with what you pay”
    we got a good deal for 3 nights. hotel is a bit rundown bit worth with what you pay. it was my daughter birthday really awesome for the hotel to give us complimentary cake for her. breakfast was so so as the food are repeating. Pool are clean and huge. you your expectation is high, don't stay here book at hilton or reinnasance. don't give bad review for other ppl if you have hilton standard taste. for me it's a good 4 star hotel.
    Reviewed January 02, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel and we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Your positive comments are much appreciated and we will continue to improve on certain areas to meet guest’s expectations. Meanwhile, we shall look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded January 09, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.8
    Excellent
    G from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Excellent”
    Nice and large room with sea view. The bed was super king could fit 4 people easily. I usually stay here during my trips to JB. One thing that I notice is the breakfast quality has dropped . Family was disappointed with the breakfast .
    Reviewed December 24, 2018
    Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize for the shortcomings that you have experienced. Meanwhile, we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded December 24, 2018
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Siti from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Great weekend of family bonding”
    Celebrated my youngest daughter's birthday at the Glass restaurant. Awesome service from the staff and the food is delicious. A memorable moment when they presented with cake and song. Thank you everyone for the wonderful stay.
    Reviewed December 16, 2018
    Dear guest, Thank you so much for this great review. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we sincerely appreciate you helping to share positive feedback with fellow travellers. Meanwhile, we shall look forward to welcome you back soon in the near future! Kind regards.
    Responded December 17, 2018
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.8
    Excellent
    ELIZA from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Clean Hotel with Friendly Staff”
    I checked in at 8pm... they ran out of King Seaview so they upgraded one of our rooms to a suite....a very nice gesture on their part...they also extended our checkout until 1pm and made the titbits in my suite complimentary... will definitely return.
    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    MOHAMAD from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe Sea View Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Amazing stay”
    Had some vehicle trouble but a staff by the name of Idris was so helpful to us (should be given an exemplary award). We had two connecting rooms and the stay was wonderful as usual. Will definitely stay again.
    Reviewed December 08, 2018
    Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel and we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Your positive comments are much appreciated and we shall look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded December 11, 2018
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    6.4
    Good
    Yen from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019
    Not Cold ”
    The room aircon was turned to 16 and its feeling 27 throughout the night. Slamming of doors til 2am though it's due to inconsiderate customers.
    Reviewed March 03, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We regret to learn of the shortfalls that you have experienced and we sincerely apologize for the inconveniences caused. Meanwhile, we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations and we hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Please keep in contact with us should you require any further assistance. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded March 11, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    7.2
    Very good
    Calvin from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    good. but disappoint for the club lounge”
    overall staying is good. i stayed in the hotel. the room previously staying is much more better than this time. this room is a bit old and not so well maintain. very disappoint of the club lounge as not much food serve during pre-dinner time. advice not to have breakfast the lounge as they only serve some pastry and bread. the environment is good. but too bad the service is not at the 4 stars level. please try to improve the lounge. understand that need invest in the club lounge but if you have it then should do it properly. if not better not do it. because do have people like me interest in club lounge. thankyou.
    Reviewed February 20, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize for the shortcomings that you have experienced. Meanwhile, we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded February 22, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    5.2
    Suehana from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Need some serious upgrading”
    The room is not clean, carpet is dusty and dirty, sink is stained and dirty, cover for box-spring(divan) is dirty, window is very dirty, curtain is shabby, furniture is old and some are broken. The housekeeping person cant even converse in English or Malay. The baby cot is just a travel cot without a mattress, just the base which hard and not suitable for baby to sleep in. I wouldnt go again even if its cheap. Not well maintain at all.
    Reviewed February 19, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Tze from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Family Suite
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2019
    Best hotel for family with kids ”
    We stayed in family suite for 1 week with a 2 mths old baby. The suite has a well equipped fully functional kitchen, with microwave, multicooker, water boiler...etc really convenient if you need to cook food for your kid (although we didn't cook) . It has open kitchen concept with a bar table and high stool, great for dining and chill out. The bed is very comfortable, has a comfortable sofa in the living area but not suitable for your kid to sleep. Very clean and well maintenance hotel. Only down side is the aircon seem centralised, still feel cold after turning the aircon tempreture to 30deg. Can only let my baby wear more warm and tug inside blanket. Overall is a great hotel to choose and we will definitely come back
    Reviewed February 11, 2019
    Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel and we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Your positive comments are much appreciated and we shall look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager
    Responded February 22, 2019
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