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Thistle Johor Bahru

Star Rating
4.5 out of 5



3.8 / 5Good
1,054 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Johor Zoo
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sultan Ibrahim Building
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Johor Bahru (JHB-Senai Intl.)
    30 min drive

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020 3788 4841

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    About this area

    Johor Bahru

    Thistle Johor Bahru is located on the waterfront and in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Danga Bay and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, while Singapore Zoo and Night Safari are popular area attractions. Check out an event or a game at Singapore Turf Club, and consider making time for River Safari, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central and quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque - 14 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Johor Zoo - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Sultan Ibrahim Building - 4 min drive

    Getting around

    • JB Sentral - 5 min drive
    • Kranji Station - 9 min drive
    • Johor Bahru (JHB-Senai Intl.) - 30 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • Glass – Pool-view restaurant. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • Oasis – Poolside restaurant. Serves dinner.

    About this property

    Thistle Johor Bahru

    Luxury Johor Bahru hotel in Central District, near Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
    This hotel features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free shopping centre shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a conference centre and valet parking. All 382 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, coffee/tea makers and down duvets.
    Thistle Johor Bahru offers 382 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature down comforters. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary slippers, a bidet and complimentary toiletries.
    Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
    In addition to an outdoor pool, Thistle Johor Bahru provides a fitness centre and a kids' pool. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on-site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.
    This 4.5-star property offers access to a business centre, a limo/town car service and a meeting room. This luxury hotel also offers a terrace, tour or ticket assistance and gift shops/news stands. Limited on-site parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).
    Thistle Johor Bahru has designated areas for smoking.
    An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Renovations and closures

    The following facilities are closed until further notice:
    • Bar/Lounge

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Valet parking: MYR 7 per night
    • Limited parking spaces
    • Parking height restrictions apply
    • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Free shopping centre shuttle
    • Limo/town car service

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: MYR 40 for adults and MYR 20 for children
    • 2 restaurants
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • Aerobics classes
    • Children's pool
    • Fitness centre
    • Outdoor pool
    • Pilates classes
    • Tennis
    • Yoga classes

    Family friendly

    • Children's pool
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool


    • Lift
    • Free newspapers in reception
    • Front-desk safe
    • Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Porter
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Turndown service
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Malay

    Business services

    • 1 meeting room
    • Business centre
    • Computer station
    • Conference centre


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Down comforter


    • Bidet
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower/bathtub combination


    • LCD TV
    • premium channels
    • satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Minibar


    • Desk
    • Free newspapers
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Safe
    • Slippers
    • Turndown service

    Nearby things to do


    • Golf

    Where to eat

    • Glass – Pool-view restaurant. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • Oasis – Poolside restaurant. Serves dinner.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Absolutely Horrid

    For an "Executive Suite", the conditions were worse than expected. Let the pictures speak for themselves. Broken wardrobe Broken mirror handle Cracked toilet seat No anti slip mat in the bath tub Utterly old and faulty power switches A cracked door with a plaster on it When you flush the toilet, it rumbles so damn loud i was afraid it would blow up. Oh, and you can hear your neighbours toilet rumbling too. The lights flicker when i turn on the showerhead. How those 2 things affect each other is way scarier than it sounds. 1 of the spare pillows smelt like cottage cheese. Do you guys not wash them after each stay?

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort

    Average experience

    The place is really nice, love the view of the hotel- looks like a resort! Staff were really friendly as well! However, we were disappointed in the room- we booked the deluxe sea view king room. First, a lot of things were not in condition, a squeaky chair, toilet roll holder comes out of the wall, and we had a little problem with all the taps- no hot water, had to call for service staff to rectify the problem but they were able to fix it somehow... which was great. Also, we had a balcony but it was so dirty we decided not to step out. Our "seaview" is really more of staring into the KFC signpost opposite and the stadium- but also had the view of the swimming pools downstairs which was nice! Secondly, we ordered room service but had to call multiple times because they would transfer us to another line but put on hold for a really long time (~10mins) etc. BUT that said, the food was really good and super worth the price! Lastly, we were watching television but most of the channels suddenly had no connection because of the rain... Overall, we felt that it was an average stay but wasn't worth the price we paid. That said, we did not have the chance to use the facilities which looks really good- swimming pools and restaurants etc.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    The sea views and large rooms are great. Parking very easy and location is away from crowds but near enough to the Malls.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    The strategy location & view strait of Johor is impressive. Breakfast service like food replenishment is poor. Manning is low both service & kitchen team. Otherwise it is a memorable stay. Ramesh from FO is helpful & react speedy during my check in time as told no connecting room avail. This is my second stay in a month. I will come back in near future.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

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