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Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru

4.5-star4.5 stars
Jalan Sungai ChatJohor BahruJohor80100Malaysia

Waterfront hotel in Central District with 2 restaurants, outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Fantastic service
Rather comfortable
Great location
Room is all right
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From 1,391 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru

from $59
  • Deluxe Room (King or Twin)
  • Deluxe Room, Sea View (King or Twin)
  • Executive Room, Business Lounge Access (King or Twin)
  • Junior Suite, Business Lounge Access
  • 0B
  • Family Suite 1 King Bed & 1 Single Extra Bed only (2 Adult +2 Children)

About Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru

The 4.5-star Thistle Johor Bahru is the perfect base for exploring this unique area. Less than a 10-minute drive from the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore, the hotel is conveniently located just off the Causeway. Danga Bay, KSL City Shopping Mall, and Taman Tebrau market are all about a 10-minute drive away.

Sit back and enjoy the views from this waterfront luxury hotel overlooking the Straits of Johor. Go for a dip in the sprawling 2-level freeform pool or take a romantic stroll along the pool's water bridges. The kids can take advantage of the children's pool and waterslide. Sports facilities include 2 tennis courts and a well-equipped gym. If you feel like seeing more of the area, hop onto the hotel's complimentary shuttle to nearby shopping areas, tourist destinations, and Legoland Malaysia. You can also arrange a shuttle to or from the airport for a fee by notifying the hotel 24 hours in advance.

Sneak in a Pilates class before dinner at Glass, serving an array of international and local specialties. Oasis, an open-air bistro by the pool, features an innovative Italian and Japanese menu. You can also enjoy light meals and cocktails at Steps, the lobby lounge. A daily buffet breakfast (surcharge) and 24-hour room service are available. Complimentary wireless Internet access is provided, and the hotel offers free parking.

Your plush room boasts views of the Straits, city, or pool. The ensuite bathroom has a bidet and a shower/tub combination. Bathroom amenities include hair dryers, slippers, and makeup/shaving mirrors. You can enjoy premium satellite channels, including HBO and ESPN, on the high-definition LCD TV. Safes and minibars are offered, and complimentary bottled water is provided. Sleep easy with cotton sheets, a down comforter, and a nightly turndown service.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 382 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 17 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Valet parking *

  • RV/bus/truck parking


  • Free shopping center shuttle
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Tennis on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Oasis - This poolside restaurant serves dinner only.

Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru’s small print

Also known as

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


Parking height restrictions apply.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. 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.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs MYR 7 per night

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 82.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 40 for adults and MYR 20 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Johor Zoo (11-minute walk)
  • Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru (21-minute walk)
  • Legoland Malaysia (8 mi / 13 km)

Getting around

  • Johor Bahru (JHB-Senai Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Singapore (SIN-Changi) - 35 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Free shopping center shuttle

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 550 reviews

Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
Did not enjoy
Not to my expectation Book & pay for king size bed But did not meet our request
SALINA, us1 night family trip
Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
Slow checking in service but nice room
The checking in was superbly slow. Upon reaching the counter, staff mentioned that my request made previously is not guaranteed and i would have to wait for an hour or two. I declined needing to wait but my request was met in the end. Room was really nice and comfy! Nonetheless, not really accessible to elsewhere so if you r the type who often gets hungry, i'd suggest packing some food back to the hotel.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
Advise :Beware age of hotels. Stay in new hotels.
Total Maintenance of hotel rooms could be better. My room....presentable bu my bathroom... No shower curtain so the bathroom floor was wet. Bathroom door was stuck. Fortunatly, I was the only occupant My sister's room - had them awake the whole night in spite of calling the front desk. Wait...the phone was not working so they had to physically report the issues to the Front Desk. Issues: 1. Phone was not working, which we learned the hard way as inter room communications was via a knock on door. That being so: Wake up call was a 'knock on the door' 2. Power sockets on 'desk' was not working and they had to charge all their phones and IPads on the only available working socket...on the floor nearest the bathroom 3.The air control was not working and air was blowing on high the whole night at 50F. Front Desk was not able to render any help for a change in room as they claimed the hotel was full booked. They finally had to turn the air off!!! However, staff was helpful and always hoping for the best. They made up for the maintenance and upkeep of hotel's minus point condition
Mildred, us1 night trip
Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
Quality of service and maintenance need improve
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
Very Good8.0
overnight stay
Comfortable and relaxing. Enjoyed my overnight.
T S, us1 night trip

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Thistle Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru

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