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

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

The contemporary Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel is placed near to the beachfront. Residing in a 16-story building, the hotel was opened in 1994 and renovated in 2009.

Guests will appreciate Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel close proximity to Woodlands, Kranji Countryside and Taman Merdeka. The property is in a 20-minute walk to Johor Bahru city center.

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel is set close to museums and the palace as well as Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, Grand Palace Park (Istana Besar) and Johor Zoo.

The venue is notable for the perfect location within a 25-minute drive to Sultan Ismail Intl airport.

Rooms

The hotel's spacious rooms are appointed with satellite TV, a work area, individual climate control, high-speed internet and ironing facilities. Many rooms offer a beautiful view over the sea. All rooms have carpet floor and antique furniture.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant fusion dishes are served. The luxury bar serves a selection of coffee and afternoon tea.

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

Services

Guests can rent limousines to discover the area.

Relax

The hotel provides guests with cribs and a pool for their children.

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

  • 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
  • Executive/club floor
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • 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
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • 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
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

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

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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  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • Number of rooms:
    380

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Size: 780 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
    Size: 345 sq. feet
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      Size: 390 sq. feet
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          Size: 390 sq. feet
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            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
              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  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of floors:
              15
            • Number of rooms:
              380

            Hotel Awards

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            Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 4300 ft

            Places of interest

            • Singapore Turf Club - 3.0 mi

            Local attractions

            • Taman Merdeka - 1.3 mi
              Jalan Nong Chik, Johor Bahru
            • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - 1.5 mi
              301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore
            • Pulai Waterfall - 4.9 mi
            • Johor Old Chinese Temple - 1.5 mi
              Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru
            • Woodlands - 3.5 mi
              30 Woodlands Avenue 2, Singapore

            Near the hotel

            • Danga Bay - 1400 ft
            • Johor Zoo - 4000 ft
              Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru
            • Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque - 3500 ft
              Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru
            • Grand Palace Park (Istana Besar) - 4300 ft

            Restaurants nearby

            • The Hive - 300 ft

              Address: Jalan Sungai Chat
              Phone: +607 222 9234

              Cuisine: International

            • Tera-Thai Fine Dine Restaurant - 1900 ft

              Address: 31, Jalan Abdul Samad

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

            • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant - 900 ft

              Address: 67 Jalan Abdul Samad

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

            • Tepian Tebrau - 2500 ft

              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:
              15
            • Number of rooms:
              380

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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  12 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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