Get an overview of this hotel4.5-star luxury hotel overlooking Straits of Johor

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

Close to Singapore

Situated in the heart of Johor Bahru, this hotel overlooks the Straits of Johor and is just off the Causeway from Singapore. Danga Bay and KSL City Shopping Mall are both about a 10-minute drive away.

2-level freeform pool

Guests can enjoy a sprawling outdoor pool featuring 2 levels and romantic water bridges. Also offered are 2 multi-cuisine restaurants, a bar, and a fitness center with a gym.

Variety of views

Thistle Johor Bahru's 382 accommodations boast views of the Straits of Johor, the city, or the pool. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning and high-definition televisions with satellite channels.

 Guest Highlights

Our Guests Love
  • Pool
  • Helpful staff
  • Clean guestrooms
  • Guestroom size
  • Comfy beds and overall room comfort

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Overlooking the Straits of Johor, which separate Malaysia and Singapore, this 4.5-star hotel is a luxurious stop for the business or leisure traveler. Thistle Johor Bahru features a 2-level freeform pool with romantic water bridges, as well as a separate children's pool. Sports facilities includes 2 tennis courts and a gym. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to nearby shopping areas, tourist destinations, and to Legoland Malaysia. A roundrip airport shuttle is also available for a fee and with 24-hour advance notice.

Dining options at this Johor Bahru hotel include a buffet-style restaurant serving an array of international and local dishes, and Oasis, a poolside bistro featuring Italian and Japanese cuisine. Guests can enjoy light fare and cocktails at the stylish lobby lounge. A buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant for a surcharge, and 24-hour room service is available.

Free parking and complimentary wireless Internet access are available throughout the hotel.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Children's pool 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 13 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 382 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 17 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Valet parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Glass - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves a wide variety of international and local cuisines. Both a buffet and an à la carte menu are available. Open daily from 6 AM - 1 AM.

Steps - Guests can enjoy light snacks and cocktails at this stylish lobby lounge. English high tea is available in the afternoons, and live performances take place most evenings. Open daily from 11 AM - 1 AM.

Oasis - An innovative menu including Japanese teppanyaki and Italian fusion cuisine is served up at this restaurant overlooking the pool and gardens. An open kitchen makes for a unique dining experience. Open daily from 5 - 11 PM.

24-hour room service is available.

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can enjoy a 2-level outdoor pool with romantic water bridges. A separate children's pool includes a water slide. The Clark Hatch Fitness Centre features 2 outdoor tennis courts and a gym with cardiovascular and weight machines. Fitness classes are offered in the gym, including aerobics, Pilates, and Muay Thai. A sauna, steam room, and spa tub are available, as well as separate locker rooms for men and women.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for MYR 82.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No cribs (infant beds) available
Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MYR 30 for adults and MYR 30 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 7 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 82.0 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Johor Bahru Thistle
  • Thistle Hotel
  • Thistle Hotel Johor Bahru
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  • Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel

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