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Thistle Johor Bahru

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru 80720, Malaysia (Formerly Hyatt Regency)
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Checked into Thistle Hotel late (10+ pm) on a Friday evening for a short stopover heading up north for the weekend. Check-in was completed in a matter of 10 mins or so. Front desk staff were helpful but lacked that additional service edge that could make all the difference between a good and great hotel. Probably from the guest point... More 

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I was asked by my boss to go to JB for outstation business trip, I looked around for hotels until I found Thistle. I was quite worried when I read the reviews here since there are some reviews which managed to cast doubt whether or not to stay at this hotel. Finally, I booked this hotel and this hotel... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel is lacking some personal touch n basic amenities. 1. Very average customer service 2. Security was bad 3. Safety-was given old baby chair that has nail jutting out at the corner of the table attached to the chair 4. Room amenities not complete 5. Not kids friendly. Kids pool is deep. 6. Food... More 

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84 reviews 84 reviews
7 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a twin room that overlooked the swimming pool & Johor clock tower. Room service was correct. Overall Thistle Johor Bahru is a great place to be especially if you are looking for a clean hotel in a good location with minimal distraction.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Business brought us to Thistle JB and because it was over the weekend, the family came along too. We booked with instructions for an extra bed and upon check-in, we were upgraded to a room with a better view. So ok, the room did have a fantastic panoramic view of the straits and of Singapore which was so near yet... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was fairly decent - great view, good size, comfortable bed and bath linen. Food & beverage outlets were always crowded. Food was far from spectacular and expensive : definitely not worth what you pay for. Service too was unforgettable - hotel seems to be poorly managed, and training is very much lacking.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As this hotel is my 2nd Home Since 1995 (Hyatt JB).I been Supporting this hotel even after it change to Thistle. Best location & rooms in JB hotels. But sad to say the downfall of the F&B outlets.The old poolside restaurant Piccolo was the best italian inJb.But since they lost the good chef and good managers to the rival hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thistle is a great hotel with view of the Straits. It's located near a drive through KFC and McDonalds. Very near the Woodlands checkpoint also. Breakfast is decent with a good selection of local delicacies and western options. A coffee machine for espresso type coffee is a good touch. Love the ability to watch TV from the bath tub. huge... More 

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ThistleJB, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for writing such a positive review of Thistle Johor Bahru. As you note, our location is very central in JB and it is only 5 minutes to the checkpoint to enter Singapore. We are certainly pleased that you like your stay and hope you can return sometime soon. Yours sincerely, Michael Borostyan General Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel may look old from the outside, but once you reached the inside, it looks like a PALACE!!! The swimming pool was big and Awesome.. Front-line staffs are all pleasant and will not fail to give you greetings. The room was already HUGE for a deluxe room. I bet the Suites is much bigger... Furthermore, the BED was super... More 

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ThistleJB, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We were so pleased to read your review of Thistle Johor Bahru!!! Obviously you had a lovely stay with us to celebrate your birthday. We have sent your review to all the stay for their reading pleasure. Our Team hopes you can return sometime soon to enjoy our hospitality once again. Thank you, Michael Borostyan General Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights. Check-in/out is fast. They have free baby-crib to use but the condition is very bad. The hinge at the base of the crib is broken and fell off when tried to push the crib across the room. I am very shocked that why a 5-star hotel can provide their customer with this kind of facility?... More 

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ThistleJB, General Manager at Thistle Johor Bahru, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to relay your concerns with your stay at Thistle Johor Bahru. In having read your comments about the baby cots, we have now ordered 20 new ones to arrive within this month. I have also passed on your comments to our F&B Manager for his action. I do hope you can return... More 

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Address: Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru 80720, Malaysia (Formerly Hyatt Regency)
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Thistle Johor Bahru 4.5*
Number of rooms: 382
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