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Thistle Johor Bahru

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Executive Twin Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Front of property
Thistle Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
2 restaurants, breakfast served
Lobby lounge

Overview of Thistle Johor Bahru

Thistle Johor Bahru

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
7.4 out of 10 Good
7.4/10 Good

1,002 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80100
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Conference centre
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central District
  • Johor Bahru City Square - 38 min walk
  • Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex - 45 min walk
  • Komtar JBCC - 3 min drive
  • Danga Bay - 5 min drive
  • KSL City Mall - 5 min drive
  • Woodlands Checkpoint - 7 min drive
  • Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru - 11 min drive
  • Sutera Mall - 12 min drive
  • Singapore Zoo - 15 min drive
  • AEON Tebrau City - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Singapore (XSP-Seletar) - 35 min drive
  • Senai International Airport (JHB) - 43 min drive
  • Changi Airport (SIN) - 48 min drive
  • JB Sentral - 3 min drive


  • Steps - 1 min walk
  • McDonald's - 7 min walk
  • Restoran Yasin - 2 min walk
  • Kafeteria Balai Pelawat - 9 min walk
  • Pisang Mawar - 2 min walk

About this property

Thistle Johor Bahru

At Thistle Johor Bahru, you'll be a short five-minute drive from Johor Bahru City Square and Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Glass, which is one of 2 restaurants and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a fitness centre and a children's pool are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. Fellow travellers like the pool and helpful staff.


English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 382 rooms
  • Arranged over 17 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • Customers may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Fitness classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • 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 only serves dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately MYR 40 for adults and MYR 20 for children
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) guidelines.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Thistle Johor Bahru offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Thistle Johor Bahru does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Thistle Johor Bahru?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Thistle Johor Bahru?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Thistle Johor Bahru?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Thistle Johor Bahru and nearby?
On-site recreation at Thistle Johor Bahru includes aerobics , pilates and yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Thistle Johor Bahru?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring pool views and poolside dining.
What's the area around Thistle Johor Bahru like?
Thistle Johor Bahru is located on the waterfront in Central District, a short 14-minute walk from Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque and 17 minutes' walk from Johor Zoo. Travellers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

SZE HUN, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Mohammed, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Still worth a stay.
The room interior certainly deserves more attention. The bath no longer drains well and many of the room fixtures need updating. The bed, pillows and undersized doona have all seen better days. Daily room service is also often neglected and outsourcing it is not a solution. On the other hand, the exterior of the hotel including facilities are being refurbished and it is good to see routine maintenance being done around the hotel. Hopefully this will extend to the rooms soon.
4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable stay with some room issues.
A little dated and need for maintaining, otherwise comfortable stay. We stayed in one of the better delux rooms facing the sea. We had a leak issue in the bathroom which they came to dry out the floor but didn't fix (we left it as it is because we were there only for the night and didn't have time to shift or complain, the bath tub clearly could benefit from new plugs but the one there works okay. The aircon couldn't be adjusted so it stayed at a very cold temp despite us turning it up to 30 degrees. We knew something wasn't quite right because the windows were fogged up throughout the trip while our friend's room next door didn't have the same effect and wasn't as cold. The windows had algae on the outside. Having said ALL that, it was still a comfortable stay and for the price point I think some of these inconveniences can be overlooked since it was an overnighter, but I would have asked for a change of room if not.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Hsin Kerng, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean and nice
Nizam, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Overall ok convenient for a quiet stay
PENG SOON, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

JUNAINAH, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly staff, Nice view. Comfortable and spacious rooms. Some of the lights were not working, and building is old and not as well maintained with holes in walls, spoilt locks and doors and wiring exposed. However still an enjoyable stay.
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