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Located in Johor Bahru City Centre within a mile (2 km) of Johor Zoo, Thistle Johor Bahru is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru. This 382-room, 4.5-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's in central Johor Bahru and also within a 30-minute drive of Legoland Malaysia.

Dining

Enjoy the pool views at Glass, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Rooms

All of Thistle Johor Bahru's 382 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in down comforters. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Thistle Johor Bahru, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Onsite parking is available, both free self and paid valet parking (MYR 7 per night)—also useful is limo/town car service. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a conference center, a business center, and a computer station.

Highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Renovations & Closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Fitness facilities
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Overlooking the Straits of Johor, which separate Malaysia and Singapore, this 4.5-star hotel is a luxurious stop for the business or leisure traveler. Thistle Johor Bahru features a 2-level freeform pool with romantic water bridges, as well as a separate children's pool. Sports facilities includes 2 tennis courts and a gym. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to nearby shopping areas, tourist destinations, and to Legoland Malaysia. A roundrip airport shuttle is also available for a fee and with 24-hour advance notice.

Dining options at this Johor Bahru hotel include a buffet-style restaurant serving an array of international and local dishes, and Oasis, a poolside bistro featuring Italian and Japanese cuisine. Guests can enjoy light fare and cocktails at the stylish lobby lounge. A buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant for a surcharge, and 24-hour room service is available.

Free parking and complimentary wireless Internet access are available throughout the hotel.

  • Total number of rooms - 382 
  • Number of floors - 17 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Computer station 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • One meeting room 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference center 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 13 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Valet parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Glass - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves a wide variety of international and local cuisines. Both a buffet and an à la carte menu are available. Open daily from 6 AM - 1 AM.

Steps - Guests can enjoy light snacks and cocktails at this stylish lobby lounge. English high tea is available in the afternoons, and live performances take place most evenings. Open daily from 11 AM - 1 AM.

Oasis - An innovative menu including Japanese teppanyaki and Italian fusion cuisine is served up at this restaurant overlooking the pool and gardens. An open kitchen makes for a unique dining experience. Open daily from 5 - 11 PM.

A breakfast buffet is served daily for a surcharge, and 24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can enjoy a 2-level outdoor pool with romantic water bridges. A separate children's pool includes a water slide. The Clark Hatch Fitness Centre features 2 outdoor tennis courts and a gym with cardiovascular and weight machines. Fitness classes are offered in the gym, including aerobics, Pilates, and Muay Thai. A sauna, steam room, and spa tub are available, as well as separate locker rooms for men and women.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MYR 45 for adults and MYR 29 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 7 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Johor Bahru Thistle
  • Thistle Hotel
  • Thistle Hotel Johor Bahru
  • Thistle Johor Bahru
  • Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel Johor Bahru
  • Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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