Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
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7.7
Very good
14.9% this month
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7.9
Very good
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Very good location - 130 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
  • Stor Integrasi330 m
  • Clinical Research Centre Hospital Sultanah Aminah350 m
  • Hospital Besar Sultanah Aminiah570 m
  • 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
  • Free Wi-Fi
    2018

    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

    Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru City Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80100 - See map
    "Had the room service and also attended a wedding reception there and was happy and delighted with how delicious the food was."
    Hanifah - January 10, 2019
    Very good service
    7.9 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.7 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Room service [24-hour]

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 168 times | 6 travelers are looking at this property right now

    Property ranking|Compared to 3,595 Johor Bahru properties
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    Room comfort score
    7.8/10
    Review score - United States
    7.6/10
    Location score
    7.9/10
    Service score
    7.9/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Johor Bahru properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Johor Bahru properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Johor Bahru properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Johor Bahru properties
    Value for money7.6
    Location rating7.9
    Nearest airportSenai International Airport (JHB) - Malaysia
    Distance to airport21.1 km

    Rooms available at Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    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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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    ...
    • 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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    Executive Sea View
    Executive Sea View
    ...
    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
    ...
    • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Sea View Twin Room
    Deluxe Sea View Twin Room
    ...
    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 2 single beds
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    Thistle Suite
    Thistle Suite
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    • Room size: 72 m²/775 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Twin Room
    Deluxe Twin Room
    ...
    • 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
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    What people love about Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "The room was spacious and clean."

      nor

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      January 11, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "My favourite hotel to stay when in JB"

      Marina

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      November 22, 2018

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Spaciousness

      "Spacious clean room"

      Muhammad

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      December 7, 2018

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    8.0
    Very good

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

    SIEOW

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    January 8, 2019

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    What they offer

    8.0
    Very good

    "Service was good."

    Hanifah

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    January 10, 2019

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    Nearest essentials

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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

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (10035)Booking.com Reviews (2950)
    7.7
    /
    10
    Very good
    14.9% this month
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities7.5
    Location7.9
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service7.9
    Value for money7.6
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (1303)
    8-9 Excellent (1161)
    7-8 Very Good (2064)
    6-7 Good (955)
    <6 Below Expectation (1359)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (1690)
    Jun - Aug (1632)
    Sep - Nov (1691)
    Dec - Feb (1829)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Chinh
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    Excellent”

    My favourite hotel to stay when in Johor Bahru

    Reviewed July 22, 2019

    Dear Chinh, Thank you for your positive review after your recent stay at Thistle Johor Bahru. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Management of Thistle Johor Bahru

    Responded July 24, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    7.2
    Very good
    Sharon from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Nice hotel without day curtains”

    Room is big, housekeeping not properly done as i found hairs in the bathtub. Only provide bath towels and no hand or face towels given. King bed is putting 2 single beds together. Nice pool and seaview.

    Reviewed July 15, 2019

    Dear Sharon, Thank you for your positive review after your recent visit. Please be rest assured your concern in regards to the room cleanliness issue has been addressed to our Executive Housekeeper for her review and improvement purposes. This is not the reflection of our service standard and we encourage that you treat this as an exception. Where hand or face towel are are available on request through Knock-knock, you may call from the room and we will deliver it to you. We look forward to welcome you soon to Thistle Johor Bahru! Kind regards, The Management of Thistle Johor Bahru

    Responded July 19, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mazuwina from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Friendly staff, clean rooms”

    As a guest who has returned here for the 4th time, I was pleasantly surprised with the updated and refurbished rooms. The rooms now look more up to date. The fresh paint on the walls makes the rooms appear more brighter and spacious. The exterior paint job also brightens up the whole hotel facade. Excellent and efficiently friendly staffs from the front door to the reception. Will definitely come back again. Keep up the excellent work!

    Reviewed July 14, 2019

    Dear Mazuwina, Thank you for your recent visit to Thistle Johor Bahru. We appreciate your positive comments, associate’s compliments and recognition as it is a great motivating force for us to keep up with the service. We sincerely hope to serve you again the next time you travel back to our vibrant city! Kind regards, The Management of Thistle Johor Bahru

    Responded July 19, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Iskandar from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    I will come back that is for sure.”

    The hotel is run down. The room 601 which I was in was abit upsetting.The bath tub got lots of stains.The handle bar was broken and I had a fell actually in the bath tub.There is no floor mat.The shower make my day worse.It is not working properly and there is no hot water.Staff by the name of Suhaimi was awesome.

    Reviewed June 02, 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 June 13, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Evelyn from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    Room was bigger than expected. Heard reviews from friends saying the hotel is quite old but honestly I thought it was quite stylish. It was clean enough for my liking. Only fallback; my sea view was blocked by the highways as I was on level 2. Staff were very friendly and efficient too.

    Reviewed April 29, 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 May 07, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Yen from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Really comfortable & relaxed, love the breakfast ”

    Room really confortable and really relaxed even just stay in room. Sleep really well and deep and love the breakfast, a lot of choices and good tasted. All the food not too salty /sweet. Strong recommended.

    Reviewed July 08, 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 July 10, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Nurul from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe King Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Best place to relax”

    I bring my parent-in-law and my family with me to stay here. Their front desk is superb because I'm holding my daughter during line up to check in, the supervisor alert in that situation and open more counter to check in. Breakfast also satisfying. Room clean and got bath tub. View from the room also very nice. The most important thing, near to the city and easy to access.

    Reviewed July 03, 2019

    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 - Ivan Chin, General Manager

    Responded July 04, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    6.0
    SUHAINI from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Deluxe King Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Need some upgrading”

    The room which I was staying, the air-con was not in favor. Called the maintenance but it didn't help much. I just feel that the hotel need some upgrading. Food selection was good only that it lack of teaspoon to stir my coffee.

    Reviewed July 02, 2019

    Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize for the shortcomings that you have experienced. Meanwhile, kindly note that room refurbishment is ongoing and we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager

    Responded July 04, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    5.2
    Pei from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Above average”

    Check-in and check-out were slow. Food for breakfast and executive lounge were not delicious. Alot of guests with kids. Guests with kids opposite our room were super noisy during morning and even midnight. Highly not recommended if you are looking for a peaceful place for relaxing.

    Reviewed June 30, 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 July 01, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Affirul from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Excellent location. A classic”

    Pro: near the main spot of jb, easy to move about, food is reasonable, room are huge although a bit old

    Reviewed July 16, 2019

    Dear Affirul, Thank you for your positive review after your recent visit. We look forward to welcome you soon to Thistle Johor Bahru! Kind regards, The Management of Thistle Johor Bahru

    Responded July 19, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    2.4
    Sutha from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Acceptable”

    Rooms and breakfast was awful. Left feedback with photos with no response

    Reviewed July 25, 2019

    Dear Sutha, Thank you for taking time to write us review after your recent stay at Thistle Johor Bahru. Rest assured your feedback has been duly noted and I have addressed your concerns with my management team to ensure we focus on lifting our service levels and attention to detail in the areas you have highlighted. I do apologise that we did not meet all your expectations in all areas on this occasion. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Management of Thistle Johor Bahru

    Responded August 01, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe King Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    NICE PLACE TO STAY AND FOOD ARE DELICIOUS😁”

    Thank you so much to the workers as they change my room to another beautiful seaview room because of some problem.. I really appreciate it.. The breakfast was awesome and variety of food😍😍 with friendly workers.. I’m sure to come again next time with my friends!

    Reviewed April 13, 2019

    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 - Ivan Chin, General Manager

    Responded April 19, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Noridah from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Deluxe King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Great stay”

    Superb customer service. Friendly hotel staff. There is variety for breakfast. Comfortable room and bed. The minus point is that water tends to ponds in the bathroom. The gradient to the floor trap not steep enough.

    Reviewed April 02, 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 April 03, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sha from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Deluxe King Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    good location, nice place, friendly and pleasant staff. this is my 5th booking with thistle. just love this hotel. my children love it too! but i only got one problem with my stay..... the aircorn is too cold.. especially at night. even ive adjusted the temp. but still cold.. hehehe overall its good i mean very very good.. thistle will be my 1st choice whenever im going for shot vacay at jb. im coming again on 6april till 8april! see you thistle.

    Reviewed March 30, 2019

    Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel for your stay in Johor Bahru and we hope to serve you again the next time you travel back to our vibrant city! Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager

    Responded April 03, 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
    5.6
    Farah from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Clean room but terrible breakfast”

    Room was spacious and clean. Location is not the best, not near good malls. Stayed here because of the good price but would not stay again. You need a taxi or car to get you to places. Breakfast selection was terrible, 90% local food only and a fly-infested salad & fruits bar at the entrance. Poor replenishing of food even at 9.30am when guests were still coming in. Much can be improved.

    Reviewed July 19, 2019

    Dear Farah, Thank you for taking time to complete a review after your recent stay with us. I was concerned to note that we did not meet your expectations in a number of areas/ all areas on this occasion. Please accept my sincere apologies for what is not our usual standards and I am confident you will see improvements when you next visit. Kind regards, The Management of Thistle Johor Bahru.

    Responded July 19, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    6.4
    Good
    Steven from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Sea View King Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Is old hotel, renovation needed. ”

    Clearness of hotel is good, staff manner polite. Just the hotel property are too old. Need immediate renovation especially the bath room.

    Reviewed July 12, 2019

    Dear Steven, Thank you for your recent visit to Thistle Johor Bahru. I am delighted to hear that our service and facilities generally met with your expectations. Thank you for your feedback and we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations. We look forward to welcome you soon. Kind regards, Thistle Johor Bahru

    Responded July 19, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mohammad from Malaysia
    Group
    Deluxe Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    great deal”

    hotel is good, food is great and delicious

    Reviewed June 30, 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 July 01, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mohd from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Parking”

    I don't like the parking, narrow and ground level parking is not open for guest.

    Reviewed June 28, 2019

    Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us recently. Meanwhile, we have taken note of your comments and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards - Ivan Chin, General Manager

    Responded July 01, 2019
    Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel
    4.0
    Aleesya from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Executive King Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    GROSS”

    Used to be my only favourite hotel in JB...now its no more! never returning..dirty room and run down furnitures and mainly rude staffs and lazy staff...all the good duty manager and staffs no longer around..sadly not returning anymore...waste of money!!!

    Reviewed June 25, 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 July 01, 2019
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