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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)
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Ranked #95 of 1,071 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, fabulous service, clean comfortable rooms. Thoroughly recommended. Breakfasts plentiful and varied. Hotel tastefully decorated throughout. The breakfast voucher thing is a bit of a faff bat not really a problem.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pros: impeccable service with a smile and spacious spotless very comfortable rooms. Not as well equipped than other similar hotels (for example no iPod dock) but the superb bathroom made up for that. Cons: room overlooking front very noisy. Breakfast did not live up to the standard of the rest of the hotel- terrible fatty bacon! We ate at the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here at the start of March and it was the second time. It was good first time and probably even better second time. Friendly staff welcome you to a clean, good sized room. Breakfast is great. Bar is trendy and typical London prices. Convenient for Covent Garden and theatre land - as well as a great base to explore... More

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Potsdam, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well organised. The staff is very friendly and always helpful. Our room on the third floor was very quite, clean and well equiped with a nice bathroom. Breakfast was of high quality. The hotel is also well positioned to visit London, very close to the British Museum and Covent Garden. The tube station Holborn is nearby. We would certainly stay... More

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second stay at this hotel; the first was last summer (reviewed 20th October), and after making a couple of comments about some small service issues, I heard from the Operations Manager, Aygul. She had promised to "restore my faith in the hotel"... and I'm pleased to say that she certainly delivered, with exemplary service from start to... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel with slight trepidation, if only because it was the only preferred hotel under my company's per night rate limit, and I had no experience with Thistle hotels prior. I would certainly stay here again after my stay. I arrived in the morning off the red-eye, and I was in my room by 11am without any added... More

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Sudhanshu R, Relationship Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear guest, So glad to learn your apprehension was put to rest by the good location of the hotel, clean, comfortable rooms, friendly and helpful staff, fast free internet, ideal price and good smell  I hope we’ve made you one of Thistle’s many loyal guests. I am sorry the amenities in the bathroom were not up to your expectations,... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very enjoyable, three night stay at this hotel. It is well positioned, within easy walking distance of Covent Garden etc. We found the staff to be the most polite, helpful staff we have encountered, which says everything about the hotel. We would thoroughly recommend this hotel to any visitor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and I stayed over the last weekend in March. We had a wonderful stay as we were given a comp upgrade (including breakfast) and staff made Mother's Day very special for us. Proximity to the british museum and theatres is a bonus, however the friendly and professional staff made our stay very memorable.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can highly recommend this Hotel. The location is ideal being close to the West End and Covent Garden. The staff are extremely polite helpful & friendly, the rooms are spotlessly clean and the food was excellent.

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Ridgefield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in August 2013 and were very happy with the hotel and location. The hotel was immaculate and very modern. The British museum was right around the corner, and so were the bus stops for the Big Bus tours. Every staff member was extremely helpful with all of our questions and needs. The restaurants were very nice too.

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Also Known As:
The Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
The Kingsley By Thistle Hotel
Kingsley By Thistle London
Thistle Bloomsbury
Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley London, England
Address: Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill , Covent Garden
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Hotel Style:
#65 Family Hotel in London
#73 Luxury Hotel in London
#74 Romantic Hotel in London
#163 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Following a recent extensive £10 million restoration and refurbishment program at the hotel, every area of the hotel has been transformed – our bedrooms have been completely modernised with a contemporary design and vibrant soft furnishings. Our public areas reflect the new contemporary style but retain elements of the hotel’s traditional Edwardian features. London landmarks like the British Museum and Covent Garden and Oxford Street are within easy walking distance. Just five minutes from Holborn and Tottenham Court Road Tube Stations. ... more   less 
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