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Thistle Westminster

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   49 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0QT, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

friendly and helpful staff, good clean hotel, good location. walking distance to major attractions next door to buckingham palace. good quality morning breakfast and is located close to the train station

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Got off the tube right after our overnight flight and found it instantly! Great location for wandering around- close to Buckingham Palace. Very comfortable room. Nice breakfast. Had a morning flight to Vienna from Heathrow and was a bit bummed that the front desk staff told us the tube wasn't running at that time and recommended we book a very... More

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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Souless, soul destroying, solely a place to sleep and then leave. Did not get the deco, the building, the vibe. Good location if you want to visit the Queen a plus. But if so I guess you would have the cash to go more upmarket. If you need a bed this is a place if you want to live a... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Thistle Westminster was a great hotel to stay in, large room with a nice view over London and super close to Buckingham Palace. Staff were very helpful, and we got a free drinks voucher since we stayed during the olympics! Highly recommended.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Really liked this hotel, apart from check in. I tried to check in early (1 hour before check in time), but was rudely advised that it was not possible, so I gladly sat in reception reading a magazine to wait. The kind conscierge asked if I needed assistance and i advised I was waiting for my room and that I... More

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Maynooth, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for only one night and on arrival I found the staff on reception to be friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is located on Buckingham Palace Road and it is about 5 minute walk from Victoria Underground Station (Gatwick Express, 30 min into Victoria) and also Victoria Coach Station it is easily within walking distance... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This hotel is very close to Victoria station (bus, train and tube) - so walk to Buckingham Place, The Mall, Westminster, London Eye and lots of other London sights. Special mention to the concierges who booked a West End show for us and were very helpful - given we only had 24hrs in London. Would stay here again. Only thing... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Had a lovely two night stay in the Thistle Westminster 14th/15th September 2012. Flew in from Dublin to Gatwick airport, hotel very convenient to Victoria Station (Gatwick Express,30 mins into Victoria). Staff very friendly, upgraded us, as it was our wedding anniversary. Open top bus stops outside hotel,which I would recommend, you get to see all the sights and commentary... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Hi this is a great hotel we got a good deal last year at new year had a great time couldnt fault hotel breakfast rooms service all great and in a great location victoria for tube palace lots of things to do in the area will be back again to this hotel in future

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Unknowingly we booked this hotel omits last night of operation- site is to be redeveloped. Problem with the gizmo that authorises the door keys. Hard mattress. Breakfast left a lot to be desired, cooked was lukewarm and despite advertising gluten free on menu no gluten free bread available as was last day. Decor and room standard however was good, but... More

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Address: 49 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0QT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
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Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Westminster 4*
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Located a couple of minutes’ walk from Victoria Station with all the main underground links and a direct link to Gatwick Airport, Thistle Westminster is an ideal location for either business or leisure. We’re also a short stroll from Buckingham Palace, and a mere 15 minutes on foot to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. ... more   less 
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