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Thistle Johor Bahru

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Executive Twin Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Thistle Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
Executive King Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Thistle Johor Bahru

Thistle Johor Bahru

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

7.4/10 Good

998 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80100
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • 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 - 35 min walk
  • Komtar JBCC - 6 min drive
  • KSL City Mall - 9 min drive
  • Singapore Zoo - 31 min drive
  • Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru - 16 min drive
  • AEON Tebrau City - 19 min drive
  • Sutera Mall - 18 min drive
  • Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park - 24 min drive
  • LEGOLAND® Malaysia - 22 min drive
  • Clementi Mall - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Senai International Airport (JHB) - 34 min drive
  • Seletar Airport (XSP) - 38 min drive
  • Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) - 50 min drive
  • JB Sentral - 3 min drive


  • Restoran ZZ - 3 min walk
  • Sedap Corner - 4 min walk
  • Restoran Abda - 5 min walk
  • Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Tepian Tebrau Hawker Centre - 9 min walk

About this property

Thistle Johor Bahru

Thistle Johor Bahru puts you within a 10-minute drive of Johor Bahru City Square and KSL City Mall. 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 center, and a children's pool are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. Fellow travelers 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 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite 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

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

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

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center


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


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


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


  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 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 serves dinner only.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property 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 beginning January 1, 2023. 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

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


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

Johor Bahru Thistle
Thistle Hotel
Thistle Hotel Johor Bahru
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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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Thistle Johor Bahru?
As of 10 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Thistle Johor Bahru on 3 January 2023 start from ₹5,081, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 spots may be limited. RV/bus/truck 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?
Onsite 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 center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Thistle Johor Bahru?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring pool views and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Restoran ZZ (3-min walk), Sedap Corner (4-min walk), and Restoran Abda (5-min walk).
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. Travelers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Bad experience in Thistle Hotel.
The hotel interior and exterior looks run down. The toilet cleainess is so poor. Got problem with the room tv channel and it took so long for the technician to come to rectify the problem. Eventually the problem is still not solve with any updates. Regret checking in to this hotel.
Rossli, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quiet location. Great for families.
Weng Sheng, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The toilet flush is not working properly.
Ismail, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible place. Won’t head back again. Cockroaches in room, paint peeling, patches on wall, broken tap…. I want a refund!
Tang, 1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Roslinda, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Seriously run down! Everything was broken. From cupboards to toilet doors to side lamp. It was broken and not working. Toilet was really dusty and unhygienic. Will never stay again unless they revamped and improved all the conditions.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Big pool for water recreation and excellent breakfast
Bin Omar, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Extremely run down condition. The hardware is in urgent need of revitalization. Staff is the only saving grace, but still not enough to warrant a stay there now....
Sern kwang, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

One of the best hotels in JB pre covid times.Post covid,the hotel is in total disarray,especially the room Im staying in.No TV controller,torn towels,difficulty to close toilet door,no floor mat provided,very limited tissue,in room phone not working,among others. 2 years of covid they should at least maintain the standards,instead its becoming from bad to worst! The manager promised to rectify the problem 30 mins upon our arrival.After waiting for 1 hour,I have to call them up instead!The reason given was that he ended shift at 3pm but he stayed a bit to settle the issue.Become my problem that he had to stay a bit longer???Total disappointment!Buck up Thistle!Shame on you!
Muhammad Khairul Anuar, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Many small croton in bed room
Gia Kheng, 1-night family trip
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