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Thistle Johor Bahru

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Overview
Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru 80100 Malaysia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
4.5 Star accommodation
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25 Nov.26 Nov.
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Shaiful_Noh
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
253
Reviewed 2 days ago
The curve shaped hotel block is always iconic as it fits the view of dataran Bandaraya JB really well.

We were placed on the second floor and facing the sea. The view was generally good, however it would be better if you can go for higher floors. It overlooks the Dataran and Singapore. It was my second stay here but I remember the last room we had was renovated and modernized.

This room is spacious enough but the setup and its furniture are all aged. The armchair was really shaky and those folding doors at the wardrobe are no longer relevant now. The finishes at the bathroom are tired and stained. It could be a nice hotel to stay if some upgrades done to it.

The breakfast was a typical set of hotel buffet breakfast. The glass room was alright but too small and those staircases are not really friendly for the oldies.

Lift from the basement parking fits for 4 persons only, and it was too slow, better take the steps to enter the hotel from the basement parking.

In overall, the stay was good, some minor detailing will make a perfect stay.
Thank Shaiful_Noh
Response from JIvanChin, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 2 days ago
Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel for your stay in Johor Bahru. Meanwhile, we have taken note of your comments and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards.
rokiah b
11
Reviewed 3 days agovia mobile
Hotel services are great and staff are very friendly.Upon arriving the hotel staff recognise us and started to have warm conversation.They bought for us nasi ambeng.Stay was a pleasing one.I love the lontong prepared by the chef.When i told him how much i love the lontong he changed the menu the following day just to cater to my liking.Kudos.
1 Thank rokiah b
Response from JIvanChin, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 2 days ago
Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel and we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Your positive comments are much appreciated and we shall look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards.
Zah Vibes
Singapore, Singapore
72
Reviewed 3 days ago
Thistle Hotel was not really in the list of hotels that was in my plan to stay in.

It was by sheer luck that i got a weekend stay here.
However not wanting to miss out on an opportunity, i decided to make the most out of my experience and make a brief review that will hopefully benefit others who are considering this hotel in the near future.

I realised not many blogs cover this hotel in extensive detail and I
will try my best to add in tips and tricks that i have learned along the way in my 3 years of staying in hotels around the world.

Short History lesson:
The hotel has been in existence since 2008, and previously it was the Hyatt. Just a short 10 min drive from JB sentral, you can book a Grab car which will only cost you 7RM.

Checking in:
Checking in is a breeze. There are only 3 check in counters available

Room:
After checking out the The Shutterwhale, i immediately fell in love with the corner rooms with the breathtaking panoramic view.

They are available on every floor that ends with 15 (so if its 5th
floor, it will be 515, 16th floor will make it 1615 - you get the picture).

Executive Lounge
I stayed at Room 1615. It’s important to know that room 1615 is at the executive level which gives you access to the executive lounge which includes a high tea from 5.30 to 8pm and breakfast.

If you opt for the executive room, you will also be able to check in as early as 7am.

You open the door to this massive fk-off view of the Straits of Johor. I swear there must be a ton of binoculars positioned to the rooms on this side of the hotel from the other side of the Straits - just hoping to get a glimpse of nudity or flashing from some poor unknowing couple.

Well if they are on shift on the day of my stay, all they are going to get is a picture of me in nothing else but my 2 dollar Yachen boxers from Aliexpress.
Thank Zah Vibes
Response from JIvanChin, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 3 days ago
Dear guest, Thank you so much for this great 5-star review. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we sincerely appreciate you helping to share positive feedback with fellow travellers. Meanwhile, we shall look forward to welcome you back soon in the near future! Kind regards.
Discover01440997128
10
Reviewed 4 days agovia mobile
My third stay, probably my last. Front office gave me keys to room with people inside the room not sure what happen, changed the room to wet carpet room and lastly room with malfunction keys.
I had to walk up and down the elevators for around 6 times.
Checked out and left without saying a word.
Surely not coming back again.
To add on the bellboy was well versed compared to the duty manager!
Thank Discover01440997128
Response from JIvanChin, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 4 days ago
Dear guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We regret to learn of the shortfalls that you have experienced and we sincerely apologize for the inconveniences caused. Meanwhile, we will continue to improve on our services to meet guest’s expectations and we hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Please keep in contact with us should you require any further assistance. Kind regards.
azeez
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
15989
Reviewed 5 days ago
this is my 2nd time here. 1st time was 2 years back and it was horrible when i booked the wrong room (facing the back of the hotel).

this time, i booked the room facing the straits view & paid extra for it. it was totally worth it. the room r bigger, more updated upholstery and clean. comfy beds with choices of pillows (softer pillows are available in the cupboard). it is quiet enough altho being close to the main road.

check in - friendly staffs, much better than the last time. easy check in & check out.

i must say i am satisfied this time staying here & willing to come back & stay in the same type of room.
Thank azeez
Response from JIvanChin, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru
Responded 4 days ago
Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel and we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Your positive comments are much appreciated and we shall look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards.
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About
Description
Thistle Johor Bahru has 381 well-appointed rooms and suites with breath taking view of the Straits of Johor or the city’s skyline. This splendid property is strategically located within easy access to the city’s More business hub, commercial centres and shopping sensations. The Senai and Changi International Airport is about 40-minute and 90-minute drive away respectively. Johor Premium Outlets and theme parks are about 40-minute drive away. Appetizing eats are featured from alluring ala carte specials, sumptuous dinner and hi-tea buffets to indulging in a romantic candlelight dinner with someone special. The Hotel's ballroom can cater for up to 1,000 guests in theatre-style seating and 600 guests for sit-down dinner including weddings. Guests’ facilities include complimentary WIFI, an outdoor pool with relaxing garden view, Executive Lounge, valet, laundry & dry-cleaning service, gym and pre-scheduled shuttle to selective shopping centres. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Spa
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Hotel Style
Business
,
Spa
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Business
,
Spa
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
381
Price range
USD 55 - USD 101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Hyatt Regency
Also Known As
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel Johor Bahru
Location
Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Business
,
Spa
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
381
Price range
USD 55 - USD 101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Hyatt Regency
Also Known As
Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel Johor Bahru
Location
Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
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Room & Suite (823)
Dining (142)
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Amenities (133)
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XiaoXuan29
26 July 2018|
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Response from Help201520152015 | Reviewed this property |
Rooms here mostly have bathtubs.
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adnan z
17 June 2018|
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Response from robert v | Reviewed this property |
All within half an hour
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ladymilano
13 June 2018|
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The Nearest Pasar Malam is in Nong Chik, about 2km from the hotel (every Saturday)
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Room Tips
"Go for higher floor to enjoy the seaview."
Shaiful_Noh
2 days ago
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"Great Rooms and awesome executive Lounge"
zahvibes
3 days ago
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"Avoid this hotel altogether, you'll thank me later"
CooShyRee
4 weeks ago
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"higher floors offer better views and corner room is larger with a large shower stall but does not have a..."
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4 weeks ago
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