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Overview of Thistle Johor Bahru

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Outdoor pool
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Down duvet, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Down duvet, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Thistle Johor Bahru

4.5 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Temperature checks

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSultan Abu Bakar State Mosque14 min walk
    Popular LocationMasjid Negeri Sultan Abu Bakar15 min walk
    Popular LocationJohor Zoo16 min walk
    AirportJohor Bahru (JHB-Senai Intl.)32 min drive

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  • Executive Seaview Twin Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Executive Seaview King Room

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Family Suite 1 King Bed & 1 Single Extra Bed only (2 Adult +2 Children)

    Room amenities

    • 72 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Deluxe Twin Room

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Executive Twin Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Deluxe Seaview Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Deluxe King Room

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Junior Suite

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 72 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Thistle Suite

    Room amenities

    • 72 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Executive King Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Seaview King Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 36 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Johor Bahru

Located in Johor Bahru, Thistle Johor Bahru is in the city centre and on the waterfront. Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple and Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Johor Bahru City Square and AEON Tebrau City. Johor Zoo and Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru are not to be missed. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque - 14 min walk
  • Masjid Negeri Sultan Abu Bakar - 15 min walk
  • Johor Zoo - 16 min walk
  • Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace Museum - 4 min drive
  • Royal Abu Bakar Museum - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Kranji Station - 9 min drive
  • JB Sentral - 15 min drive
  • Senai International Airport (JHB) - 32 min drive

Restaurants

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

Thistle Johor Bahru

Luxury Johor Bahru hotel in Central District, near Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and a free shopping centre shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are on-site. All 382 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service (during limited hours), 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, slippers, bidets and hairdryers.

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.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Crystal Leaf. Services include massages.

The spa is open selected days.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking on site (MYR 7 per night)
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • 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
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Pilates classes
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • 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

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massages
  • Spa open selected days

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter

Bathroom

  • Bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination

Entertainment

  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Customers may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 2 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Shuttle services
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 July 2021. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MYR 40 for adults and MYR 20 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 7 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Thistle Johor Bahru and receive a full refund?
Yes, Thistle Johor Bahru offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Thistle Johor Bahru cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Thistle Johor Bahru have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Is Thistle Johor Bahru pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Valet parking is available for MYR 7 per night. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Thistle Johor Bahru provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Thistle Johor Bahru located?
Located in Central District, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque and Johor Zoo. Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple and Sultan Ibrahim Building are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 246 out of 998 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
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Rating 3 - Okay. 195 out of 998 reviews
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Rating 2 - Poor. 86 out of 998 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 34 out of 998 reviews
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3.7/5

Cleanliness

3.9/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
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Lousy
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
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Average
Room condition is average. The bathroom is not well cleaned. There is a lot of hair here and there.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Mehhh...
Overall our stay at thistle is nice. Check in can be a bit hassle as it took the staff almost 5 minutes to prepare the forms and everything.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

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