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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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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were expecting our first son. Days were very tiring, so decided to treat ourslves to relaxation at this hotel. From outside it looks like any other hotel. But inside a very good resort feel. Rooms clean and so are bathrooms. Breakfast though a bit Malay typed, but being in Malaysia we expected that, nothing to complain. Buffet spread was... More 

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

Hello Soumik21581, Thanks for your "Good stay..." review of Thistle Johor Bahru! Glad to read that overall you had an excellent stay-cation. Good to read that you liked the hotels location and views of our lagoon shaped pool. Please let me know when you next make plans to visit JB so that we can continue to look after you. Cheers,... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed with hubby & 5 yrs old daughter for 3D2N. After a 5 hrs drive from Seremban, finally a warm welcome and lovely ambience! Loved the customer service here! Staffs were all friendly & always putting on a smile. Hotel lobby still looks great even after my last visit that was >5yrs ago. Night view was spectacular but if given... More 

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

Hello Norahshinta, Thanks for your "Thistle JB still never fail to impress me!" review of Thistle Johor Bahru! Glad to read that the hotel team were able to once again make you stay special. I have read your comments about the bathroom condition and room service and will share this with the team so that we can do better. Sorry... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a modern designed hotel. The lobby is very welcoming with lots of natural light, thanks to the huge glass windows and skylight. The lagoon style pool is huge. Plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Beautiful bathrooms. They have 3 different sizes for their king sized beds. The mid size, which is a large... More 

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

Hello AnneBea, Thanks for your "Fantastic" review of Thistle Johor Bahru! Glad to read that you had an amazing stay and like our tropical lagoon shaped pool. Look forward to seeing you back for your next stay-cation. Cheers, Paolo General Manager More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thistle hotel was quite an okay hotel and I liked some of its qualities that other hotels didn't have - the curtain was great and the architectural design was good too, the food is a bit expensive but the pools is good but could be improved if the slide was fixed. I liked the rooms and how you could watch... More 

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

Hello Joe K, Thanks for your "Recommend" review of Thistle Johor Bahru. Glad to read that overall you liked the hotel. I have read your comments about the WIFI and we are working with our provider to make this better. I have shared your review with the team so that we can improve. Sorry we missed the mark. Look forward... More 

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

My husband and i have booked for Premium Suite room but upon my check in, i was given Executive room #1501. However, the Executive room was superb and we like the room so much with the stay, view and service here. Highly recommended as the room is pretty new and bigger room/living hall. My husband and i will definitely come... More 

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

Hello Surianti M, Thanks for your "Great Experience!"review of Thistle Johor Bahru! Glad to read that the hotel team were able to make your stay special. Do let me know when you plan your next JB stay-cation so that we can continue to look after you. Cheers, Paolo General Manager More 

Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps in JB, this is top of the line. I can see how it might have been at one time, but now it seems that maintenance has not been kept up. The room was comfortable but there were many areas that needed repair (especially in the bathroom). The air conditioning worked ok, but even on lowest temperature and highest fan... More 

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

Hello Kerry D, Thanks for your review of Thistle Johor Bahru! I was glad to see that overall the staff were friendly. I have read your comments about the bathroom condition and I am sorry that it did not meet your expectations. Please accept my apology for any inconvenience caused. Your feedback will be shared with the maintenance team so... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel location is superb especially if you choose to take strait view room. The hospitality of the staff are always above standard. As regular guess you will be reward with express check in. The room is spacious and clean.

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

Hello Zalie H, Thanks for your "Resort in the city" review of Thistle Johor Bahru!. I am happy to read that our hotel team has consistently been able to delight during each stay. Great to read that you like our straits view rooms. Look forward to seeing you back in your JB urban retreat. Cheers, Paolo General Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a night at this hotel mainly because I want to meet one of my friend who came here for one week training. This is not a new hotel but tidy and clean. Customer services are quite polite. First time I been upgraded to executive room this time! Well, Initially i am worried about the transportation from the shopping... More 

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

Hello Pica0507, Thanks for your review of Thistle Johor Bahru! Glad to read that your experienced good service during your stay. The team work hard to make each guest stay special and it looks like we have done so on this occasion. We look forward to seeing you back in your JB urban retreat. Cheers, Paolo General Manager More 

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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked a double room for 2 nights, however on the day of checking in, we called to say that we are cancelling 1 night and requested that the 2nd night be retained, and that we are willing to forgo our prepayment made for the 1st night. However, in lieu of the I nights stay which was... More 

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

Hello OmalleyHK, Thanks for sharing your review of Thistle Johor Bahru! The team work hard to ensure that we delight our guests and it looks like we have missed the mark on this occasion. Your comments will be reviewed with the team so that we can do better going forward. I am sorry for any inconvenience caused. If your travels... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a group of 6 Adults and 6 children (Age between 4-9 mths old) Check in at 3pm was told that our 3 rooms are all not ready for check in. As it was a weekend stay, the front desk lady told us the hotel is fully booked thus there was delay. The front office lady was very apologetic... More 

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

Dear Rachel G, Thanks for sharing your review of Thistle Johor Bahru. It was good to read that you liked our pool and gym area. It was also great that that Suriaty, Jannah, Azean and Ismalinda were able to engage you in a positive manner. I am sorry to read that overall we may have failed to meet your expectations.... More 

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