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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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ptaling jaya
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent 3 days and 2 nights at this hotel. Check in was efficient and the staff are friendly and helpful. This hotel has a lot of potential but at this moment, at best I would rate it only a 3*. The fixtures and fittings could do with a major refurbishment as the room skirting and curtains were stained and the... More 

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

Dear Rams7, Thanks for your review of Thistle Johor Bahru! While I was happy to read that the hotel team were able to exceed your expectations. I have read your additional comments about the room condition and room service. I am sorry that we failed to meet your expectations on this account. We do take all comments seriously and I... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Check in was a breeze. Went up to the room 0701(Smoking Room). When i smoked,the whole damn room was smoky and smells of cigarette smell terribly!! I have always choosen smoking rooms in every hotel but yours is the Worst! I had to smoke in the toilet n spray my perfume after which! No toothbrush! No toothpaste! No comb! What... More 

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

Hello Faiz D, Thanks for your review of Thistle Johor Bahru. The team work hard to make each guest stay special and it looks like we have failed to do so on this occasion. I am sorry that we have missed the mark. We take all comments and feedback seriously and will review this with the team so that we... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a quick getaway in JB. Chose this hotel cos of the good review. I was not disappointed at all. Great staffs and friendly. I upgrade to the executive floor with a small fee. The lounge is cozy with spectacular views of The Straits. The only sad thing my room is just ok. They have great outdoor pool. Will definitely... More 

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

Hello Leo_SG, Thanks for your "Awesome Stay" review of Thistle Johor Bahru! Glad to read that you enjoyed our stay-cation in JB. Even better to read that the hotel team were able to look after you during your stay. Let us know when you plan you next urban retreat so that we can continue to take care of you. Cheers,... More 

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

Checked-in was efficient , room was good and clean , parking was plenty and overall service was good . The lobby is a bit small or rather narrow but quite sufficient . When we arrive back at the hotel after dinner , there was a big tour group from China busy checking in . They handle them well because the... More 

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

Hello zigzagjalan, Thanks for your review of Thistle Johor Bahru! I was glad to read that you experienced a "Good break" at our urban retreat. Great to see that you like our location with its views of bay and proximity to the city centre. Look forward to seeing you back during your next stay-cation at Thistle Johor Bahru. Cheers, Paolo... More 

Kuala Lumpur
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137 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had occasion to stay here twice in the last month. Located about 30 minutes from Senai Airport, the hotel is located about 2 km from Johor Bahru city centre. Although slightly away from the city centre, there's a Kentucky Fried Chicken and a McDonalds within a 10 minute walk. Check in took awhile as the receptionist on both occasions were... More 

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

Hello Kebuh, Thanks for your "Basic but comforatble" review of Thistle Johor Bahru. I was happy to read that overall you had a pleasant stay. I am have read your comments with regard to speed of check in and will raise this with the team so that we can do better. I am sorry we missed the mark. Do let... More 

hong kong
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel, staff service was good and the hotel is grand - The pool was very nice and our little one loved it. The italian restaurant was surprisingly fantastic. Good location and access with other attractions.

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

Hello Cecilia C, Thanks for your "Pleasant stay" review of Thistle Johor Bahru. Glad to read that overall you had a great stay. Great to read that you had fun at our pool and that you liked the food at Oasis. Do let us know when you next plan your urban retreat at Thistle Johor Bahru so that we can... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really felt like a great Home Coming. Were attended by a polite and attentive Sabree at the Front Office on 16/07/15. Then Sumeeta, the Guest Experience Manager, assisted us to get our preferred connecting rooms even though we were quite early to check-in (after the long & tiring drive from KL). Both of you really made us feel welcomed. They... More 

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

Hello RH105, Thanks for your "EXCELLENT SERVICE BY SUMEETA & SABREE" review of Thistle Johor Bahru. I am delighted to read that both Sabree & Sumeeta were able to make your stay special. The team work hard to engage our guests and its certainly great to get the feedback when we deliver. I will definitely recognize them for their efforts.... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those who haven't been to Johor Bahru in the last few years would probably be surprised to find the iconic Hyatt in the heart of the city, missing. Well, that isn't entirely true - its just been replaced by what is now called Thistle. Structurally, its the same old building. However, its the insides that have had a re-modelling.... More 

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

Hello Anis A, Thanks for your "Old Wine, New Bottle" review of Thistle Johor Bahru! Glad to read that overall you had a great stay. Great to read that you liked our rooms and that you liked both our Port Dickson and Johor Bahru hotels. Do let me know when you next plan to visit our urban retreat so that... More 

Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect getaway (for us) if you're heading to the JPO and Legoland, Malaysia. So sad that due to our brief stay, we never got to try the (amazing) pool or eat at the restaurants inside the hotel. But we were able to use their room service. Nice meals at reasonable prices, like the breakfast worth less than 60MYR that can... More 

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

Hello Janis, Thanks for your "Knock Knock at its finest" review of Thistle Johor Bahru! I was delighted to read that the Thistle team were able to delight & deliver. Too bad you did not have time to try our lagoon shaped pool. Let us know when you plan your next JB stay-cation so that we can continue to look... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After so many years, we finally come back here. Good to see that Thistle Johor Bahru is maintaining their great services and maintenance. Room condition is still great despite for so many years (if compared to other 'senior' hotels in JB, which seems to deteriorate). We've booked 2 rooms and requested for adjoining (Deluxe) 1 Double and 2 Twin. Glad... More 

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

Hello junqitt, Thanks for your "still great" review of Thistle Johor Bahru. Glad to read that you overall you like our hotel and that you enjoyed the size of our rooms. I have read your comments about the swimming pool and will share this with the team so that we can do better. Look forward to seeing you back again... More 

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