Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

ex. Hyatt Regency

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80720  show map
 5 stars
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Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

The 5-star Thistle Johor Bahru offers fine accommodation in Johor Bahru. Founded in 1994, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2009.

The vicinity of a bus stop let you explore Woodlands, Kranji Countryside and Taman Merdeka with no difficulty. The venue is set within 2 km from Johor Bahru city center.

Nearby points of interest include museums and the palace.

Thistle Johor Bahru can be reached in 25 minutes by car from Sultan Ismail Intl airport.

Rooms

The hotel provides spacious rooms including Executive Room, Superior Room and Deluxe Room. Each of them is equipped with satellite TV, a work area, individual climate control, high-speed internet and ironing facilities. The property offers views of Danga Bay from the rooms. They also comprise private bathrooms appointed with a shower, toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant menu features fusion dishes. The English bar stocks coffee and afternoon tea to enjoy in a perfect atmosphere.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of MYR 37.95 per person per night. 

Services

Offering limousine rental services, Thistle Johor Bahru induces guests to explore the area.

Relax

Leisure facilities, such as a sundeck, a cocktail lounge and a nightclub, are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   16.  Number of rooms:   380.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Gay friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Female traveler room/Floor
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis

Services

  • Free city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Welcome drink
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Water view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of MYR 80.50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel Johor Bahru location
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Hotel Address:

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80720

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City Center
  • Johor Bahru
    1.4km
Airports
  • Sultan Ismail Intl (JHB)
    21.6km
Underground stations
  • Yishun MRT Station
    10.9km
  • Underground stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    2.4km
Restaurants
  • The Hive (cuisine: International)
    70 m
  • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    250 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    380

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Rooms and availability

Thistle Johor Bahru Superior RoomThistle Johor Bahru Superior RoomThistle Johor Bahru Superior Room
Superior Room
Bed type: King or Twin beds
Size: 32m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Rooms have a tea/coffee maker and a minibar.

Room facilities
    Thistle Johor Bahru Deluxe RoomThistle Johor Bahru Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
    Bed type: King or Twin beds
    Size: 36m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    This room features sea views and is equipped with a tea/coffee maker and a minibar.

    Room facilities
      Thistle Johor Bahru Executive RoomThistle Johor Bahru Executive RoomThistle Johor Bahru Executive Room
      Executive Room
      Bed type: King or Twin beds
      Size: 36m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Room includes welcome in-room refreshments, Thistle Club Lounge access, evening cocktails and free internet access

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel Johor Bahru location
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        Hotel Address:

        Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80720

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Johor Bahru
          1.4km
        Airports
        • Sultan Ismail Intl (JHB)
          21.6km
        Underground stations
        • Yishun MRT Station
          10.9km
        • Underground stations
          100 m
        • Bus stop
          2.4km
        Restaurants
        • The Hive (cuisine: International)
          70 m
        • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
          250 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of floors:
          16
        • Number of rooms:
          380

        Hotel Awards

        MalaysianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedJohor BahruThistle Johor Bahru

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

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        Thistle Johor Bahru Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1.3km

        Local Attractions

        • Taman Merdeka - 2.2km
          Jalan Nong Chik, Johor Bahru
        • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - 2.4km
          301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore
        • Pulai Waterfall - 7.9km
        • Johor Old Chinese Temple - 2.4km
          Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru
        • Woodlands - 5.6km
          30 Woodlands Avenue 2, Singapore

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • Danga Bay - 410 m
        • Johor Zoo - 1.2km
          Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru
        • Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque - 1.1km
          Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru
        • Grand Palace Park (Istana Besar) - 1.3km

        Restaurants Nearby

        • The Hive - 70 m

          Address: Jalan Sungai Chat
          Phone: +607 222 9234

          Cuisine: International

        • Tera-Thai Fine Dine Restaurant - 570 m

          Address: 31, Jalan Abdul Samad

          60% likes this, based on 32 reviews
          Cuisine: Thai

        • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant - 250 m

          Address: 67 Jalan Abdul Samad

          72% likes this, based on 40 reviews
          Cuisine: Chinese

        • Tepian Tebrau - 760 m

          Address: Jalan Abu Bakar

          70% likes this, based on 15 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of floors:
          16
        • Number of rooms:
          380

        Hotel Awards

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        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

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        Thistle Johor Bahru Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thistle Johor Bahru

        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple
          8.2

          The service staff was friendly, and the room was great at the price. Nice view as well.

          The buffet breakfast was not up to standard for a 5 star hotel

        • Group of friends
          9.2

          I like the layout of my room and especially when I was upgraded to sea view which was part of the package. It was completely more than I had expected.All staff were courteous and polite. They tried to assist where ever possible. The hotel is quite innovative as well with their services - 'Knock Knock for all your needs'

          Basic amenities i.e soap/shampoo were not provided and we had to ask for it. Also a hair dryer would have been appreciated. The room we stayed in did not come with a safe deposit box and it would be very good if this was provided so that we did not had to worry about the safety of our belongings i.e passport, cash.

        • Couple
          7.8

          very good swimming pool, gym

          the fiesta charges too expensive

        • Group of friends
          4.6

          the location is out of place, you need a taxi every time u want to go out. front office staff seem at lost, just follow the hotel do & don't thing.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          The Staff were all very friendly and keen to help. Our rooms were very spacious and clean and we found them really comfortable- we especially liked the bathroom with its large window into the bedroom which meant you could luxuriate in a bath while watching TV!! Our children loved the pool area which was kept immaculate and was never too busy.We took a Taxi from this Hotel to Singapore and were taken easily through Immigration/Customs, it took about 45 mins and cost around £25 for a family of 5, which we felt was good taking into account the huge savings we were making by not staying in Singapore accom. All in all we had a great stay here and would return.

        • Family with children
          4.6

          The toilets at hotel lobby are smelly & dirty

        • Family with children
          9.2

          My kids love the place even though we check in late at 5pm and we don't have time to explore. We'll be back for sure!

          When i browse thru the service contact i can't fine the direct contact no for the room service or the 'Knock Knock' dining room service. Everytime i need something i hv to call the operator.

        • Single
          6.6

          Very nice pool and gym, choice of resturants, pleasant spacious room and nice bathroom with sepaate bath and shower.

          Room floor not clean on arrival, and not cleaned up when asked. Staff pleasant but not knowledgable or particularly helpful. Poor internet access - only 1 computer for wholoe hotel

        • Group of friends
          5.8

          The food

          The check in should be at 2. But we had to wait for slightly more than 1 1/2 hour fir the room. When asked why the delay, the counter staff was not tactful in answer and showed sign of impatience.

        • Older travelers
          6.2

          The room service is very slow watever we order need to take a long time then delivered to my room. No fridge when we request one from the front desk but never come also never inform.

        • Single
          6.2

          Rooms are large. Beds are comfortable

          The chair in my room has crumbs on it, I think from the previous occupant. Cable TV could have more selections

        • Family with children
          6.6

          There were people smoking near the children's pool - inappropriate. Plus the breakfast selection was just average. Not many varieties unlike many other hotels in Malaysia. The staffs were not as friendly, esp the waiters at the breakfast venue. They avoided eye contact, perhaps to not notice guests who were calling for refills etc. Very basic service

        • Family with children
          6.6

          Nice spacious and well refurbished rooms, rates were not fantastic but affordable , swimming pool area ere big and enjoyable.The frontline staff was wonderful enough to upgrade of of my deluxe rooms to a suite as he had made a mistake initially of giving me connecting rooms that has guests checking in 10 minutes before!It was a huge embarassment that we tap our cards and found guests in the room assigned to both of us! But he ore than made for it as the suite room was astonishing!

          For a reputed 5 star hotel, reckon the service from the frontline staff leave much to be desired and can be severely improved. Rooms were not ready for check in even after we arrive at 4pm.We boook 4 rooms in all and a request for connecting rooms and/or same floor were not met initially , but only met when we check in and had to request for it again.Even then, some of the rooms did not have soap , indicating it was not fully inspected welll before being released to the guest.The basement parking area could do refurbishment too, with just a new coat of paint.it poorly potrays the nice , new look on the outside, but terrible below.Additionallythere was another scenario where the forntline staff did not react like a 5 star hotel service.

        • Family with children
          5.0

          The front desk staffs is no so friendly and helpful

        • Family with children
          5.4

          Location is exellent if you are visiting jb and Singapore.

          Bathroom's condition clean but shower knobs kept falling off. Could potentially hurt someone as it will land close to one's toes. Pillow was smelly.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel Johor Bahru location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80720

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Johor Bahru
          1.4km
        Airports
        • Sultan Ismail Intl (JHB)
          21.6km
        Underground stations
        • Yishun MRT Station
          10.9km
        • Underground stations
          100 m
        • Bus stop
          2.4km
        Restaurants
        • The Hive (cuisine: International)
          70 m
        • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
          250 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of floors:
          16
        • Number of rooms:
          380

        Hotel Awards

        MalaysianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedJohor BahruThistle Johor Bahru

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

        Use Badge