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Thistle Johor Bahru

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Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru 80720, Malaysia (Formerly Hyatt Regency)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A surprose from my besties for me on my Birthday Month in advance. Superb! They welcomed us and greeted at the door entrance and we really feel welcomed. The service was awesome. Their hotel rooms were so spacious and nice.

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

Hello crlynxie, Thanks for your "Birthday Celebration" review of Thistle Johor Bahru! Belated happy birthday! I was delighted to read that you the Thistle team were able to surprise you for your special day. We look forward to seeing you back at Thistle soon. Cheers, Paolo General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Please don't let the photos of the 'resort pool' fool you, nor the 5 star reviews (not sure which hotel they stayed in) but it wasn't the Thistle. It seems that this property was the Marroitt Hotel; but it is now an old and decrepit, and not properly maintained hotel managed poorly by Thistle. The staff, those few who actually... More 

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

Hello thevagabondo, Thanks for sharing your review of Thistle Johor Bahru. While it was good that you found our Wifi adequate. The team work hard to maintain the facility and work even harder to make each guest stay special and it looks like we have failed to do so on this occasion. I am sorry that we missed the mark.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my sixth visit to the Thistle this year. Again it lives up to my favourite hotel in JB. As always the staff were very attentive and friendly. I love the way that they make you feel welcome and part of their family. Well done to the Steps team; Sashi, Aidah, Ain, Lia, Wana, Bella and the rest of... More 

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

Hello Ritche R, Thanks for your "Great location for Family staycation!" review of Thistle Johor Bahru! I was happy to read that you had a great family stay-cation at the hotel and that you liked our location. Let us know when you plan your next stay-cation so that we can continue to look after you. Cheers, Paolo General Manager More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Accessible from SG (5-7 mins from JB Central) and it has FREE shuttle to and from Legoland MY (15-20 mins travel). Hotel is clean, the food is great and we liked the view from our Deluxe room. Will definitely recommend and come back to this hotel. It also has nearby 24 hrs KFC and Convenience Store.

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

Hello guest, Thanks for your "Great location for Family staycation!" review of Thistle Johor Bahru. Glad to read that team were able to look after you and that you like the location of the hotel. Cheers, Paolo General Manager More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always my choice of stay while visiting Johor Bahru, but recent visit is quite frustrated with the reservation department. Lots of miscommunication happened. Eventually all work out fine, thanks to the thoughtful front desk desk staffs and the managers. Recent stay was in the apartment suite due to me travelling with family during school holiday. Highly recommended for comfort and... More 

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

Hello BeebSiti, Thanks for your "feels like home" review of Thistle Johor Bahru! I was delighted to read that overall you had a great stay and that you liked our family apartment suites. I was concerned to hear that the reservation process did not go smoothly. I will share your comments with the reservations team so that we can do... More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely will come back to this hotel. Service was excellent by all the staffs. Well greets and smile always. I should say, some staff are the asset for this hotel and the management should look after them. My dinner at Glass restaurant was awesome. Start from the moment we ordered everything was just right on time and well taking cared... More 

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

Hello jjay, Thanks for your "Excellent Service" review of Thistle Johor Bahru. I was happy to read that Shashi went out of his way to make your dinner special. I will definitely recognize him for his effort so that he can be inspired to continue to delight our guests. Let us know when you plan to visit Thistle Johor Bahru... More 

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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year I visited with my partner for 2 nights. Room was comparatively small to Malaysia standard but clean and facilities were great. Liked gym with studio where big enough ww two or more can stretch. Swimming pool also look pleasant to chill and spend time around. Staffs also smile all the time and door men were attending prompt. Had... More 

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

Hello Leah P, Thanks for your "Clean and grand" review of Thistle Johor Bahru! I was happy to read that you had a good stay and that the hotel team were all smiles. Great to read that the concierge team were able to exceed your expectations. Let us know when you plan your next JB stay-cation so that we can... More 

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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleased at how friendly and professional the hotel staffs were. They greeted us all the time and they don't talk among themselves loudly. Very well trained and professional. The breakfast spread was splendid!

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

Hello Kasmina, Thanks for your "Friendly and professional hotel staffs" review of Thistle Johor Bahru. I was delighted to read that the Thistle team were friendly and engaging. Great to read that you liked our breakfast selection. Do let us know when you plan your next JB stay-cation so that we can continue to look after you. Cheers, Paolo General... More 

Cyberjaya, Malaysia
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to be a regular when it was still Hyatt. The rebranding did not improve the services and condition of the hotel. The checkout is still a queue, especially in the morning. The food at the Oasis is unfortunately not able to live up to the hotel stars, and the crew (local malaysian) was not familiar with the menu.... More 

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

Dear ChowPong I, Thanks for your review of Thistle Johor Bahru. I was pleased to read that you liked our swimming pool and fitness centre. I have read your comments about our check out and our breakfast quality. I will share you feedback with the team so that we can do better. I am sorry we missed the mark. Sincerely,... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent meal at the restaurant. I especially want to thank the two waiters from Nepal: Ashish and Sachin. They provided excellent service, were extremely helpful and efficient. Both of them went out of their way to provide a fantastic experience. I highly recommend this restaurant and especially the great staff.

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

Hello gareth d, Thanks for your "hotel restaurant" review of Thistle Johor Bahru! I was delighted to read that you had an excellent meal at the hotel. It is great to read that Ashish & Sachin were able to make your stay special. I will definitely recognize them for their effort. Let us know if your travels plans take you... More 

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