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Thistle Johor Bahru

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Booked this hotel as we are staying for a night in Johor Bahru. Check in was smooth & fast. All staff were very friendly & efficient. Abit disappointed as we actually booked a smoking room but were given 2 choices. 1) Get a non smoking room 2) Get a smoking room but the aircon is faulty. I mean how could you offer a room with a faulty aircon. But it was not a deal breaker. We took the non smoking & go down to the lobby everytime i want to smoke. There are very few channel on the TV. Location wise is good as its just a 7ringgit taxi fare away from city square. There is a KFC & a food place just infront of the hotel. & I even walked pass the TMJ (Young Prince of Johor) when i came back from shopping. Nice & clean room. Would come back if I were to stay overnight in Johor Bahru.

Hotel is not too far from JB CIQ. Uber works just fine here. Away from the traffic and crowd. Good sized rooms and really comfortable bed. Large bathroom with a tub. Room service was above average. Overall not too bad for a quiet getaway.

We’re there for dinner in Oasis, they were badly understaffed. Drinks toke 40min to come and food never came even after 1 hour of waiting! When we asked, they say have not started cooking yet!!! We just walked out least the beverage manager came to apologize and we need not pay for the drinks. Our friends were at another restaurant in the same hotel and same thing happened. Thistle...what’s happening, it’s not that your food is good either ??!!

We booked this hotel pretty last min but at a very good price. It's very near woodlands customs but a tad away from city center. The moment we checked in, Aliff from front desk left a good impression with his warmth and professionalism. He was very detailed in telling us about all the F&B outlet and hotel details etc. The room is spacious and brightly lit,the king size bed is so comfortable and they provide pillows of different firmness. I love the bathroom and it comes with bathtub. Only drawback is that the tv is a bit small. We had a drink at the hotel pub, not much crowd. The waiter/ manager was attentive and patiently inform us of promotions and wine available. The live band was quite entertaining tough a bit loud. Should try the anchovies with chili, packs a punch. I need to compliment chef CHOY from glass restaurant at breakfast. He went extra mile for us, when I feedback that the noodles served by another waiter wasn't hot and noodles a bit hard. He personally cooked another bowl for me and help me with the garnishing as I was allergic to the standard seafood condiments. He came back and fro to make sure everything was ok at our table. Thumbs up to everyone at Glass too for good service, keep it up. The hotel has weekend shuttle service to Legoland, premium outlet and City Sq mall.

When i have business in malaysia. Im stay here in this hotel. Staff was helpful we are feel welcome when arrive to the hotel. Concierge is give us good smile. Always offering from guest experience manager. Thanks

The hotel looks a lit bit rundown and I mentioned that to the General Manager of the hotel and he indicated that they are in the process of refurbishing the hotel. Room service was a bit slow in regards to changing the electric kettle wasn't working. The staff was pleasant and very helpful.

A very supportive team lead by Pn Kalthum Abdullah, Sales Manager with Mr Edwin and Ms Siti Hajar. The dinner was held successfully. Our top management was very happy with all the arrangements including room and the venue. Your team gave us 100% support with a smile. If possible, we will arrange dinner 2019 at your place again. Tqvm and hope to see your wonderful team in future. Tqvm

We stayed for 1 night here before we fly off to KL. Lovely hotel lobby with high rise ceiling. Beautiful restaurant opposite of front desk facing the overview of the big Swimming pool. We got our room on the 8th floor room #815 which has an amazing view from the room, corner room. Clean and spacious room, everything was perfect until after we had our bath. Our bathroom floor were flooded with water, like a mini pond in our bathroom (Glad it was a clean water, which is leaking from the toilet bowl) It is so inconvenient for us each time we went in and out of the bathroom to a pool of water flooded inside. We just can't be bother to ask for room swap since we are staying for only 1 night. Ordered their in-room dining which they operates 24hrs. Lots of variety from the menu to choose from. Quite affordable price. Food came within 20-30mins, warm served. Tasty and delicious with nicely presentation. We will be back soon Thistle and hopefully not to a flooded bathroom to welcome us again..

One of the nicer hotels in JB, nicely situated in town close to the famous Pisang Goreng Mawar and a couple of fast food joints. However, I expected more of this hotel. The rooms are comfortable & spacious enough for one, but upon inspection - the iron and board were not available and no face towels provided (only bath towels). But credit when it's due, housekeeping delivered the requested items within a reasonable amount of time. I also appreciated the 24-hour gym. Breakfast selection was so-so, I expected more, but it was decent one. May I suggest the coffee machine to also offer latte/cappucino as putting milk into black coffee is not quite the same. Overall, nice stay in this hotel.

We enjoyed staying in this hotel for one night. The room was comfortable facing straits of Johor. Mattress and pillows quite good. Can be rest assured of sleeping quality. But the hot water was not consistent. I guest the price was also quite stiffed unless breakfast was included in the per night rate. Housekeeping staff needed to be very careful because they tried to enter our room while we were inside, for what reason, I really don't know. Overall premise need to be updated. The rest was OK.

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Hotel highlights

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

Located in Central District 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.


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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


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.

Room options

Deluxe Room, Sea View (King or Twin)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, Business Lounge Access (King or Twin)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, Business Lounge Access

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Suite 1 King Bed & 1 Single Extra Bed only (2 Adult +2 Children)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1310 reviews