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Thistle Johor Bahru
Ranked #11 of 108 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Cala d'Or, Spain
2 reviews
“Happy holiday”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

We were very happy with the room, the service and the location. The hotel is very charming, the rooms are spacious, including the bathroom, and the staff is very anxious to help. The location was great, we could walk to most of the places we wanted to go to in the downtown area. I would definitely stay at this place again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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ThistleJB, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for choosing Thistle Johor Bahru on your recent visit. Your thoughts are important to us.

I am delighted that you enjoyed a truly Thistle experience and I am very much appreciate your feedback on our service, location, spacious bedroom and our helpful team members, which highlighted your stay.

It was a pleasure having you with us and we hope to see you again for your next vacation.

Kind regards.

Edward and team
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Noida, India
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

The place has a nice refreshing feel to it. and in the evening the restaurant is quite lively. The food and service is simply amazing. I stayed for a business trip, and totally loved it. The room sizes are good, (much better than Singapore). and for the price its a steal.
The lobby over looking the swimming pool is a nice place to catch up with friends over a cup of coffee.

Room Tip: Take the south facing room (towards the Jalan Sungai Chat road) for the amazing view of Singapore.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank CaptRajiv
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ThistleJB, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for choosing Thistle Johor Bahru on your recent visit. Your thoughts are important to us.

I am glad that my team members were able to accommodate you and ensure your comfort throughout your stay.
It is wonderful to know that our service achieved your expectations. I am also pleased to receive your positive feedback on our food, lobby as well as the bedroom.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future so that we may continue delighting you with the unique Thistle experience.

Kind regards.

Edward and team
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Very warm and welcoming during check in. Very friendly staff. I stay at the room with sea view and really enjoy it. Bedroom, bathroom, swimming pool and service are very good. I would prefer if the changing room can be access directly from swimming pool, no need to enter through gymnasium. They also need to improve wifi reception in room. My family definatly will come again to stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: Room with sea view is very nice!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Aidil85
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ThistleJB, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for choosing Thistle Johor Bahru on your recent visit. Your thoughts are important to us.

I am delighted that you enjoyed a truly Thistle experience and I am very much appreciate your feedback on our service, friendly team members, swimming pool as well as our bedroom and bathroom, which highlighted your stay.

Your comments with regards to our WI-Fi service and changing room are noted and will be looked into.

It was a pleasure having you and your family with us and we hope to see you again for your next vacation.

Kind regards.

Edward and team
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Stayed at the club floor over the weekend for a Legoland Trip. Checked through many websites and found this to be the best accommodation, and booking for it was not difficult. It was also easy to locate (we drove there in the night) because it is near the large lighted tower.

The room size is good but the room is rather dark. We booked two rooms and the room WIFI did not work well for me except for near the door (my room was the swimming pool view). Hence, whenever I wanted to check e-mail or whatsapp, I had to stand near the door. My friend's room was across the corridor and had the Causeway view and they had no issue with the Wifi.

I found the room to be rather dark. When I turned on all lamps to full power, the room still appear dimly lit.

The Club Lounge provides nice views, nice breakfast snacks and drinks and very good Wifi. The staff would be proactive in offering us food like Mee Bakso and Nasi Lemak and they were all very well cooked. I found the staff very mechanical and hardly offered a smile, except for the last day when we were checking out and he came over to us with a big smile to thank us for staying. Hmm.....

Anyway, this is quite a pleasant stay and one would not be disappointed nor be wowed by it. There is nothing around the hotel and it is a pity that it rained and I was unable to use the swimming pool. If we were to go back on another Legoland Trip, we would probably stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Thistle Hotel is the best in Johor. The rooms, view, food and service are excellant, the hospitality of the employees cannot be beat. I feel to be amongst friends and family and really miss them when my stay is over. Be sure to visit the glass resturaunt and meet my friends Sashi, Faizah, Aida and Azlan.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

This is a good looking hotel, with a huge glass lobby overlooking the pool area. The pool is huge, more like several pools joined together.
Staff are helpful and understand English well. A room with a view of the Straits would be nicest.
The food in the restaurant didn't seem overly expensive, though is a lot more than what you can get outside. On that note, there is virtually nothing around the hotel within walking distance - except for a McDonalds. Taxis to the main part of JB are not that expensive though - MYR10 or so.
Just to note though - we arrived at 2pm and went straight in for lunch, and none of our meals arrived until 3.
There is free wifi in the rooms, even though the information provided says it is only in the lobby and meeting rooms.
There is one free shuttle to Legoland a day, with pickup at 9:30am, return at 6pm. A taxi from Legoland was about MYR30.
It seemed to be non-smoking, but we saw a cigarette butt in the lift and smelt smoke in the hallway most days.

Room Tip: Straits view.
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Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

A bit of a shock to the system as we had been out in the rainforest then on a remote rural beach so the traffic was grim and jangled the nerves but that's what you can expect as this hotel is right on a dual carriage way.
Reception was snotty when the bed they put up for my son in our room was too small and pressed against a glass wall 10 floors up! Needless to say he was scared and uncomfortable. I asked them for a room with 3 beds and apparently they don't have them!? What kind of hotel doesn't cater for families with tall 13 year olds!? Even if we wanted to we couldn't rent him a separate room because he is a minor, does no one else travel with teens?!?!
The room looked out on a busy road and construction, guess using the special deals mean you get the less special rooms. The bath, while very grand was mouldy through all the mastic and the surrounding marble only made sure the water ended up on the floor as evidenced by the water stains both still wet and also dry that extended out into the hall and into the bedroom from under the wall, yuck!
On the up side the breakfast and dinners were plentiful and varied enough to suit all tastes. Getting a drink was very expensive though so beware! The shop had some very nice items for the last

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Thistle Johor Bahru

Property: Thistle Johor Bahru
Address: Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru 80100, Malaysia (Formerly Hyatt Regency)
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Johor Bahru
#2 Business Hotel in Johor Bahru
#8 Luxury Hotel in Johor Bahru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Thistle Johor Bahru 4.5*
Number of rooms: 382
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you're with us for business or pleasure, the Thistle Johor Bahru hotel provides the very best of Malaysia, including our legendary hospitality. At Thistle Johor Bahru we have 382 fully refurbished bedrooms, including 125 executive luxury rooms with spectacular sea views over the Straits of Johor. This Malaysian hotel also boasts 5, an outdoor 'resort-style' swimming pool, and fitness centre with spa. Everything you need in fact to indulge your body and soul in modern luxury and comfort. As you'd expect from a hotel in Malaysia and so close to Singapore, Thistle Johor Bahru also has superb meetings and events facilities making the hotel a prime destination for business. Thanks to our beautiful landscaped grounds, sea views and tropical climate, we are also a popular venue for weddings. ... more   less 
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