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4.6 out of 5

"Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Professional; " More

By Mohd on Tue 30 Dec 2014

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Johor Bahru awaits you at Thistle Johor Bahru. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque and Johor Zoo. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with satellite channels, and all 382 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Down comforters welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include slippers and free toiletries. Additionally, free bottled water, safes, and hair dryers are available.

The restaurant, Glass, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy the fitness center, outdoor tennis court, and kids' swimming pool as well as access to aerobics classes. Business amenities include a conference center, a meeting room, and a business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of a free shopping center shuttle.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Central District hotel, you'll be 2.8 km (1.8 mi) from Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Sultan Ibrahim Building.

Deluxe Seaview King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Seaview Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Thistle Johor Bahru ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thistle Johor Bahru

Everyone (3) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Location: Just right
Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Professional;

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2014

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4 out of 5
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Typical; Value: Affordable; Service: Courteous; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Regional QLD on 9 Jun. 2014

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5 out of 5
Location: Reasonable access

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 21 Oct. 2013

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from Malaysia on 23 Jul. 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: Beds and pool
Cons: Desert room service

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 6 May 2013

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Property Features

Thistle Johor Bahru offers its guests an outdoor pool, a children's pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service are available. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the luxury Thistle Johor Bahru. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Johor Bahru hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 382 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

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

Transport

  • Airport: Johor Bahru (JHB-Senai Intl.) (28.8 km / 17.9 mi)
  • Train station: JB Sentral (4 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free shopping center shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Thistle Johor Bahru offers 382 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature down comforters. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Glass - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Oasis - This poolside restaurant serves dinner only.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) guidelines.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines Safe & Clean (Malaysia)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property is not currently implementing any guest safety measures
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning July 1, 2021. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MYR 40 for adults and MYR 20 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 7 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Johor Bahru Thistle
  • Thistle Hotel
  • Thistle Hotel Johor Bahru
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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