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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 #109 of 1,073 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have recently stayed in thistle 2nd time this time was for my birthday with my friends room we stayed in was superb to my opinion greatest hotel in central London for me, amazing helpful staff great looking hotel amazing tasting food and awesome location everything is close by cant go wrong. will definitely be back again and again Thank you

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful staff, was given a lovely big room which was a junior suite with 2 tv's :) box of chocs for our Anniversary, fabulous full English breakfast with lots of choice. Really close to Covent gardens and the theatres Will be coming back again soon.Perfect!

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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 for your kind review. I am glad the team took care of you and you found the Room, Food and Beverage offerings, location and service ‘Perfect’ I look forward to welcome you back soon. Sincerely Sudhanshu More

Southlake, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this hotel because of it's location and it's lack of pretentiousness. It is not a "luxury, see and be seen" place, rather it seemed to us that it's popularity is primarily as a base-camp. The staff was friendly and we were upgraded to a Junior Suite with a King-sized bed (Room 306) which was a nice touch. The... 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 for the well balance review of your stay. I am glad you found the service and Junior Suite bedroom to liking. Please accept my sincere apologies for the mentioned maintenance and Food and beverage experience. I would like to thank you for highlighting the same and I shall... More

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
52 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price of London hotels is getting higher and higher. This was priced about £180 to £220 per night!!! Bedroom clean and well equipped ... Hair dryer, iron and ironing board, etc BUT quite compact. Breakfast buffet where food sat 'on heat' for far too long ... Probably better to go to a nearby Greasy Jo cafe and have something... More

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for staying at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley and reviewing us. I am pleased to learn you found the team helpful and the room clean and well equipped. Please accept my sincere apologies for the mentioned inconveniences and thank you for bringing it to our attention. The room prices do depend on lots of factors and vary... 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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