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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel is a 5-star spectacular venue featuring a modern accommodation a short way from Johor Bahru State Place, Istana and Sultan Mosque. Since 1994 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 15-story contemporary building.

The hotel has stunning location in the heart of a vibrant area as well as a sauna, a golf course and free self parking on-site. It is about 2 km away from the center of Johor Bahru.

Enclosed by a museum, a mosque and a temple, the hotel offers a sweeping view over the sea.

Guests can reach Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel by car from Sultan Ismail Intl airport in 25 minutes.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 380 rooms equipped with TV with satellite channels, ironing facilities, complimentary wireless internet, a kitchenette and a sofa. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a hairdryer, free toiletries and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

The property offers an open-air restaurant serving fusion cuisine. Guests can savor cocktails and afternoon tea in the English bar. Offering various dining options, The Hive and Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant are about 5-minute walk away.

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

Services

The hotel offers limousine rental services on site.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a health club, a steam room and a spa centre as well as reflex massage and steam baths. A gym and a fitness centre 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:   15.  Number of rooms:   380.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Gay friendly
  • Executive/club floor
  • Lobby
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Water view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Down duvets

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 3 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed MYR 80.50
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed MYR 80.50
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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
    4600 ft
Airports
Underground stations
  • Yishun MRT Station
    6.8 mi
  • Underground stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    1.5 mi
Restaurants
  • The Hive (cuisine: International)
    300 ft
  • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  3 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • 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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Rooms and availability

Premium Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Executive Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Thistle Johor Bahru Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center4300 ft

Places of interest

  • Singapore Turf Club3.0 mi

Local attractions

  • Taman Merdeka1.3 mi
    Jalan Nong Chik, Johor Bahru
  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve1.5 mi
    301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore
  • Pulai Waterfall4.9 mi
  • Johor Old Chinese Temple1.5 mi
    Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru
  • Woodlands3.5 mi
    30 Woodlands Avenue 2, Singapore

Near the hotel

  • Danga Bay1400 ft
  • Johor Zoo4000 ft
    Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru
  • Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque3500 ft
    Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru
  • Grand Palace Park 4300 ft

Restaurants nearby

  • The Hive300 ft

    Address: Jalan Sungai Chat
    Phone: +607 222 9234

    Cuisine: International

  • Tera-Thai Fine Dine Restaurant1900 ft

    Address: 31, Jalan Abdul Samad

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

  • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant900 ft

    Address: 67 Jalan Abdul Samad

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

  • Tepian Tebrau2500 ft

    Address: Jalan Abu Bakar

    70% likes this, based on 15 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  3 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • 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 Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 206 reviews

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
    4600 ft
Airports
Underground stations
  • Yishun MRT Station
    6.8 mi
  • Underground stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    1.5 mi
Restaurants
  • The Hive (cuisine: International)
    300 ft
  • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  3 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • 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