Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

ex. Hyatt Regency

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80720  show map
 5 stars
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Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Offering 380 rooms, the contemporary Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel features a health club, a swimming pool and a sun deck available on site. Residing in a 15-story building, the hotel was opened in 1994 and renovated in 2009.

Johor Zoo, Danga Bay and Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque are within 5 minutes' walk away. Nestled in the suburb district and 2 km from the city center.

Woodlands is 5.6 km from the hotel and Kranji Countryside is 4.6 km away.

Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel is within a 25-minute drive to Sultan Ismail Intl airport.

Rooms

The hotel has non-smoking guestrooms include executive deluxe double room, deluxe apartment and deluxe triple room that come with a laptop safe, ironing facilities, free Wi-Fi, television and a work area. Some rooms offer a sweeping view over the sea. The rooms feature a dishwasher and a fridge as well as en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, free toiletries and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Fusion meals are served at the restaurant. Serving a wide range of dishes, The Hive and Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of MYR 37.95 per person per night. 

Services

Guests can rent limousines on site.

Relax

The property offers steam baths and reflex massage for guests to relax. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   15.  Number of rooms:   380.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Gay friendly
  • Executive/club floor
  • Lobby
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Water view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  3 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of MYR 80.50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel Johor Bahru location
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Hotel Address:

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80720

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City Center
  • Johor Bahru
    1.4 km
Airports
  • Sultan Ismail Intl (JHB)
    21.6 km
Underground stations
  • Yishun MRT Station
    10.9 km
  • Underground stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    2.4 km
Restaurants
  • The Hive (cuisine: International)
    70 m
  • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    250 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  3 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • Number of rooms:
    380

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Rooms and availability

Premium Suite
Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
Size: 72 m²
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Suite|Premium Straits View. Suite Double Room

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SUITE STRAITS-SUITE

Superior Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds or Double bed
Size: 32 m²
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TWIN SUPERIOR

Superior Triple Room
Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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Superior|Superior Triple City View.

Deluxe Twin Room
Bed type: Twin beds or Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 36 m²
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Deluxe|Twin Deluxe

Deluxe Triple Room
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Deluxe|Deluxe Triple Straits View.

Deluxe Apartment
Bed type: Double bed
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DELUXE STRAITS VIEW APARTMENT

Executive Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Queen-size bed or Twin beds
Size: 36 m²
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Deluxe|Executive Double City View.

How to reach hotel

hotel Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel Johor Bahru location
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Hotel Address:

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80720

Get directions
City Center
  • Johor Bahru
    1.4 km
Airports
  • Sultan Ismail Intl (JHB)
    21.6 km
Underground stations
  • Yishun MRT Station
    10.9 km
  • Underground stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    2.4 km
Restaurants
  • The Hive (cuisine: International)
    70 m
  • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    250 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  3 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • Number of rooms:
    380

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center - 1.3 km

Places of interest

  • Singapore Turf Club - 4.8 km

Local attractions

  • Taman Merdeka - 2.2 km
    Jalan Nong Chik, Johor Bahru
  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - 2.4 km
    301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore
  • Pulai Waterfall - 7.9 km
  • Johor Old Chinese Temple - 2.4 km
    Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru
  • Woodlands - 5.6 km
    30 Woodlands Avenue 2, Singapore

Near the hotel

  • Danga Bay - 410 m
  • Johor Zoo - 1.2 km
    Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru
  • Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque - 1.1 km
    Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru
  • Grand Palace Park - 1.3 km

Restaurants nearby

  • The Hive - 70 m

    Address: Jalan Sungai Chat
    Phone: +607 222 9234

    Cuisine: International

  • Tera-Thai Fine Dine Restaurant - 570 m

    Address: 31, Jalan Abdul Samad

    60% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant - 250 m

    Address: 67 Jalan Abdul Samad

    72% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese

  • Tepian Tebrau - 760 m

    Address: Jalan Abu Bakar

    70% likes this, based on 15 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  3 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • Number of rooms:
    380

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Thistle Johor Bahru Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thistle Johor Bahru

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 206 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    8.2

    The service staff was friendly, and the room was great at the price. Nice view as well.

    The buffet breakfast was not up to standard for a 5 star hotel

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    I like the layout of my room and especially when I was upgraded to sea view which was part of the package. It was completely more than I had expected.All staff were courteous and polite. They tried to assist where ever possible. The hotel is quite innovative as well with their services - 'Knock Knock for all your needs'

    Basic amenities i.e soap/shampoo were not provided and we had to ask for it. Also a hair dryer would have been appreciated. The room we stayed in did not come with a safe deposit box and it would be very good if this was provided so that we did not had to worry about the safety of our belongings i.e passport, cash.

  • Couple
    7.8

    very good swimming pool, gym

    the fiesta charges too expensive

  • Group of friends
    4.6

    the location is out of place, you need a taxi every time u want to go out. front office staff seem at lost, just follow the hotel do & don't thing.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    The Staff were all very friendly and keen to help. Our rooms were very spacious and clean and we found them really comfortable- we especially liked the bathroom with its large window into the bedroom which meant you could luxuriate in a bath while watching TV!! Our children loved the pool area which was kept immaculate and was never too busy.We took a Taxi from this Hotel to Singapore and were taken easily through Immigration/Customs, it took about 45 mins and cost around £25 for a family of 5, which we felt was good taking into account the huge savings we were making by not staying in Singapore accom. All in all we had a great stay here and would return.

  • Family with children
    4.6

    The toilets at hotel lobby are smelly & dirty

  • Family with children
    9.2

    My kids love the place even though we check in late at 5pm and we don't have time to explore. We'll be back for sure!

    When i browse thru the service contact i can't fine the direct contact no for the room service or the 'Knock Knock' dining room service. Everytime i need something i hv to call the operator.

  • Single
    6.6

    Very nice pool and gym, choice of resturants, pleasant spacious room and nice bathroom with sepaate bath and shower.

    Room floor not clean on arrival, and not cleaned up when asked. Staff pleasant but not knowledgable or particularly helpful. Poor internet access - only 1 computer for wholoe hotel

  • Group of friends
    5.8

    The food

    The check in should be at 2. But we had to wait for slightly more than 1 1/2 hour fir the room. When asked why the delay, the counter staff was not tactful in answer and showed sign of impatience.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    The room service is very slow watever we order need to take a long time then delivered to my room. No fridge when we request one from the front desk but never come also never inform.

  • Single
    6.2

    Rooms are large. Beds are comfortable

    The chair in my room has crumbs on it, I think from the previous occupant. Cable TV could have more selections

  • Family with children
    6.6

    There were people smoking near the children's pool - inappropriate. Plus the breakfast selection was just average. Not many varieties unlike many other hotels in Malaysia. The staffs were not as friendly, esp the waiters at the breakfast venue. They avoided eye contact, perhaps to not notice guests who were calling for refills etc. Very basic service

  • Family with children
    6.6

    Nice spacious and well refurbished rooms, rates were not fantastic but affordable , swimming pool area ere big and enjoyable.The frontline staff was wonderful enough to upgrade of of my deluxe rooms to a suite as he had made a mistake initially of giving me connecting rooms that has guests checking in 10 minutes before!It was a huge embarassment that we tap our cards and found guests in the room assigned to both of us! But he ore than made for it as the suite room was astonishing!

    For a reputed 5 star hotel, reckon the service from the frontline staff leave much to be desired and can be severely improved. Rooms were not ready for check in even after we arrive at 4pm.We boook 4 rooms in all and a request for connecting rooms and/or same floor were not met initially , but only met when we check in and had to request for it again.Even then, some of the rooms did not have soap , indicating it was not fully inspected welll before being released to the guest.The basement parking area could do refurbishment too, with just a new coat of paint.it poorly potrays the nice , new look on the outside, but terrible below.Additionallythere was another scenario where the forntline staff did not react like a 5 star hotel service.

  • Family with children
    5.0

    The front desk staffs is no so friendly and helpful

  • Family with children
    5.4

    Location is exellent if you are visiting jb and Singapore.

    Bathroom's condition clean but shower knobs kept falling off. Could potentially hurt someone as it will land close to one's toes. Pillow was smelly.

How to reach hotel

hotel Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel Johor Bahru location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80720

Get directions
City Center
  • Johor Bahru
    1.4 km
Airports
  • Sultan Ismail Intl (JHB)
    21.6 km
Underground stations
  • Yishun MRT Station
    10.9 km
  • Underground stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    2.4 km
Restaurants
  • The Hive (cuisine: International)
    70 m
  • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    250 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  3 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • Number of rooms:
    380

Hotel Awards

MalaysianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedJohor BahruThistle Johor Bahru

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

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