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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 #108 of 1,073 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Maverickwalks Welshpool, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service from the staff at The Kingsley was superb on two levels. First, the reservation dates had to be changed, and despite having booked non-flexible dates the Relationship Manager went beyond the call of duty in helping to rearranging the booking with only a minimal charge (room rate difference). Second, the welcome, level of service, friendliness and helpfulness of... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad I could be of help. Thank you for acknowledging the same and your kind words towards the service and friendliness of the staff is highly appreciated by the team. Great to know the room, location and overall experience made your stay an outstanding one at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley.... More

Newcastle-under-Lyme
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here mid July to celebrate mum's 70th birthday. Booked three rooms for our party and got quite a good bed and breakfast deal on Gala Hotels. Coming from the north by train, we try to stay within walking distance from Euston station if it's just a one nighter. It is an easy half hour walk, and the hotel is... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, for your feedback and for recommending us. Hope your mother had a wonderful 70th Birthday! Belated wishes to her. Lovely to read you well summarised, positive review of the hotel. I look forward to welcome all of you back in near future. Sincerely Sudhanshu More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night for a leisure trip. Arrived early Saturday morning, and pleasantly surprised that our room was ready. Efficient check in process with a friendly service. Good sized room, with nice big bed and large walk in shower. The location is fantastic, 10 min walk to theatre land, covent garden etc, and 5mins from Tottenham court road.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley and your generous feedback. I must agree our location is unbeatable. I am glad to learn the service, room, location and breakfast overall everything was up to your satisfaction. Nothing states more that you enjoyed your stay than the wish to return. Thank you once again for the same.... More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful time staying at this hotel on recent stay in London. Sophia in the dining room welcomed us and all guests daily. The breakfast was superb and the concierge most helpful. Would return in a heartbeat.

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you for staying with us and for a wonderful feedback of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley. I am pleased to learn the team took care of you.I am pleased we made your stay ‘wonderful’. I look forward to welcome you back in near future. Warm regards Sudhanshu Rathee More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I took my parents for a night in London. We booked two rooms well in advance and got a very reasonable price. The hotel is ideally located in the centre of London. A short walk from theatres, restaurants and nightlife, it really is very convenient. The hotel itself is very aesthetically pleasing. The lobby is beautiful and... More

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to learn you an enjoyable stay with us. I must agree Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley’s location is unbeatable. Great to know the food, location, room, service overall Thistle Holborn met your expectation. Thank you for recommending us. I look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards... More

Birmingham, UK
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit it: I was a bit prejudiced about this hotel as it was a Thistle, and having stayed in a few (albeit a few years back) I had steeled myself for a good location but a slightly down at heel room. I could NOT have been more wrong. The location was indeed great - brilliant for shopping and nightlife,... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for a ‘classy’ review. Thank you for staying at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley; named after Victorian novelist Charles Kingsley, Built 1898, Opened as a hotel in 1900 This Edwardian building was graciously refurbished with £10m investment in 2009. I am glad your recent stay at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley could turn your pre-notion of Thistles towards... More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently booked and stayed at the Thistle Holborn for a couple of nights and although this is rated as a four star hotel everything about it screams five star. From the moment we arrived the staff were attentive, probably one of the quickest and smoothest transfer between arrival through reception to being in our room. The room was spotlessly clean... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your lovely review following your recent visit. I am thrilled that you had a fantastic stay at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsely. Your comments regarding the staff are most appreciated. One of our company’s value is to create best guest-centred hospitality experience in the industry, and I am glad your experience just backed up the... More

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be it for a holiday or business you are nicely looked after and eveything is clean in this hotel. And though close enough to all London attractions, be it shopping, museums, restaurants or evening programs, you can sleep almost without any street noises.

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I’m glad that you enjoyed your stay at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley and that the team looked after you. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Warm regards S Rathee More

Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is practically on Oxford St and within a few minutes walk of shops, theatres and central London for tourist sites. The hotel is clean, comfortable and one we would certainly use again without hesitation. The staff were very welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. I would use this hotel and recommend it to others without reservation (no pun... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for such a positive feedback of your recent stay at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley. I am truly happy to hear that the team's service and the hotel’s location were to your liking. Your kind appreciation shall be shared with the team who in turn will be very pleased to know their dedication towards genuine... More

Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
66 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night on business. The check in process was swift and efficient. My room was large and spacious, with great air conditioning and a reasonable bathroom (large walk in shower but no bath). The bed was very comfortable and the room had all the bits you'd expect (iron and ironing board, flat screen TV, TCMF, etc) I didn't... More

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Address: Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill , Covent Garden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley 4*
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Also Known As:
The Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
Kingsley By Thistle London
Thistle Bloomsbury
Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley London, England

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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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