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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 2014
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a free upgrade and were upgraded to the Junior Suite on a Saturday night. 1) Price: Very good rate with the hotel being in such a good location. 2) Location: Very good location. 5 mins walk to British Museum, 10 mins walk to Covent Garden / Leicester Square. 3) Hotel: In a lovely historical building, it has a... More

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

Dear guest, It’s so nice to read your thorough review. I am sure it’ll be helpful to lot of visitors. Thank you for the same and for staying at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley. I am glad you enjoyed your stay overall. I look forward to welcome you soon. Sincerely Sudhanshu More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose the Kingsley because it was close to Drury Lane and the theatres. There are also a large number of decent restaurants nearby. The hotel was welcoming, the room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast excellent. The bar prices are just too high though so use one of the many pubs nearby. The staff were helpful and cheery.... More

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Dunmow, Essex
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for my birthday, and were upgraded to a mini suite on arrival, which was lovely. The room was spacious, with tasteful decoration and furnishing. Everything we needed was on hand, from robes and slippers, ironing board and iron, lights in the wardrobe and lit shelves in the bathroom. Everything was very plush, the bed very comfortable, the AC... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Thistle while in London with 5 friends. Hotel was charming, Staff were welcoming, Rooms were clean & neat. Im a huge fan of smaller boutique hotels so this was right up my Alley. The neighborhood is lively with several bars & restaurants just in walking distance. We sat down & chatted with the bartender for about an hour as... More

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glasgow
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134 reviews 134 reviews
26 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad we decided on this hotel for our four nights in London. Location was the best yet. We arrived at Euston Station and it was a 15 minute walk to the hotel. We also walked to Camden the next day which took around 20 minutes. There is also a bus station outside the front door and the nearest tube station... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing to say at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley and for your review. I am pleased to read you found our location ideal to your requirement. Sorry to learn the room provided was smaller than your expectations, we do have spacious Executive room (approx 30sqm) and Junior Suites (approx. 40sqm) available at small supplement. I am... More

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed here for trips to London on 4 occasions and have never been disappointed. The staff are attentive and very helpful. The rooms are clean and have everything you need for a comfy night. The breakfasts have everything you could imagine for breakfast. The hotel is in a great position 10ins walk from Covent garden 5 mins walk... 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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#66 Family Hotel in London #84 Luxury Hotel in London #87 Romantic Hotel in London #145 Business Hotel in London
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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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