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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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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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Matthews, North Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
94 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW 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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The stay was great, good customer service. Really enjoyed it. The staffs was very welcoming and appreciate their kind attitudes towards the guests. Overall it was a good experience and I will definitely come back again to London since I know where to stay - Thistle .

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Kingsley is a nice hotel with typical London (small) rooms in the heart of the Bloomsbury area, on the edge of Covent Garden, and just a few blocks from the Holborn Tube station. The staff has been extremely pleasant, and very helpful. My room, while small, is neat and serviceable with a wardrobe and desk. There are no drawers... More

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17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent over a week at this hotel last month and had a very nice stay. I would definitely stay here again! ROOM I was upgraded to a junior suite on the quiet side of the hotel and it was lovely. The room was facing the courtyard and though you sacrifice the view, Bloomsbury St. is every noisy, mainly because... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at this hotel and booked five rooms in total. It was to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday. On check in my daughter was offered a complimentary upgrade to a junior suite and a birthday card and chocolates were waiting for her in the room. A lovely gesture! The receptionist also took the time to wish her a... More

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a really relaxing theatre break in this friendly, clean, well-run hotel. From check-in to breakfast to check-out, all the staff were friendly and efficient. The breakfast room was particularly well-run. Good points: friendly staff, quiet room (a rare thing in London), comfy bed, great breakfast, well-placed for drury lane Bad points: one lift was out of order, a pain... More

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Additional Information about Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#68 Family Hotel in London
#72 Luxury Hotel in London
#164 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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