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Thistle Holborn Hotel

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36-37 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#271 of 1,170 hotels 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.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 8 more
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amani b wrote a review Yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
Very comfortable Great location, wonderful attentive and friendly service, good breakfast. Thanks to the lovely breakfast staff Alex, Altimir and Galan who looked after us so well. And the kind, welcoming reception staff Nouad and Antonio, amongst others.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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504167Claire1984 wrote a review Jun 7
Croydon, United Kingdom19 contributions4 helpful votes
I have just returned from a 1 night stay with my partner. We had another hotel booked for the Saturday night and they cancelled on us last minute and I'm glad they did as we found a room at the Thistle Holborn. The room was plenty big enough for the two of us and was at the back of the hotel. This meant that the road outside was very quiet. I was worried that it might be noisy as the windows appear to be the original single glazed windows when the property was built. However, this property looks like its be renovated very recently. It has alot of the lovely original features like stairs and coving but the decor seems quite new and modern. The street the hotel is on is a main road but has alot of other lovely buildings. Then church next to the hotel looks derilict but according to Historic England, its actually a grade I listed building. The breakfast was very good. You could choose continental style or a traditional cooked English or Poached eggs and salmon etc. If you wanted to you could also venture out as it's so close to the theatre district and museums there's tons of coffee shops etc to choose one. We even passed a greasy spoon not too far from the hotel. I would stay here again next time we need a night away. It's so accessible and in the middle of everything. We walked from Charing Cross to the hotel and it was only about 15 mins so no messing around trying to get a cab. The lady who greeted us at reception on the Saturday afternoon was extremely friendly and helpful. The gentleman who was in charge at breakfast was also very polite, helpful and the food came very quickly.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ruben Molledo, Owner at Thistle Holborn Hotel
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Dear Reviewer, I trust my response finds you well. First and foremost, thank you so much for choosing The Thistle Holborn whilst staying in London as well as for taking the time to share your experience with us. We take great pride in delivering outstanding customer service to all our guests and I am delighted to see our team, especially our receptionist on Saturday, succeeded at it on your recent stay with us! I will share your valuable feedback with them, to encourage them to continue delivering an exceptional service to all our guests. Please do not hesitate to come back to the hotel on a future occasion, we will do our best to ensure that your next visit to The Thistle Holborn is as enjoyable as the last one. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again next time you will be visiting London. With my best regards, Ruben Molledo Hotel Manage
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Karenann31 wrote a review Jun 7
Wokingham, United Kingdom39 contributions52 helpful votes
Big room, airy bathroom, brilliant hot shower. Healthy breakfast options and my coffee was made to my personal request. Staff in reception and in the restaurant were friendly, helpful and keen to please. A fantastic experience whilst in Covid times.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: May need a make up mirror as light in room is poor although compensated to some level by light in...
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Response from Ruben Molledo, Owner at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Reviewer, I trust my response finds you well. First and foremost, thank you so much for choosing The Thistle Holborn whilst staying in London as well as for taking the time to share your experience with us. We take great pride in delivering outstanding customer service to all our guests and I am delighted to see our reception and restaurant teams succeeded at it on your recent stay with us! I will share your valuable feedback with them, to encourage them to continue delivering an exceptional service to all our guests. Please do not hesitate to come back to the hotel on a future occasion, we will do our best to ensure that your next visit to The Thistle Holborn is as enjoyable as the last one. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again next time you will be visiting London. With my best regards, Ruben Molledo Hotel Manage
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mmoomoo wrote a review Jun 7
Bucks13 contributions1 helpful vote
Great hotel, an ideal location. The room was excellent. Very comfortable beds and everything spotless and clean. Breakfast was delicious and the service excellent thanks to Firat & Alex. Many thanks to all the staff. Hopefully we’ll be back soon.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Ruben Molledo, Owner at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Reviewer, I trust my response finds you well. First and foremost, thank you so much for choosing The Thistle Holborn whilst staying in London as well as for taking the time to share your experience with us. We take great pride in delivering outstanding customer service to all our guests and I am delighted to read two of our team, Alex and Firat, were particularly good at it on your recent stay with us! I will share your valuable feedback with them, to encourage them to continue delivering an exceptional service to all our guests. Please do not hesitate to come back to the hotel on a future occasion, we will do our best to ensure that your next visit to The Thistle Holborn is as enjoyable as the last one. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again next time you will be visiting London. With my best regards, Ruben Molledo Hotel Manager
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gillian c wrote a review Jun 3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom10 contributions
Stayed at the Thistle Holborn hotel 5 nights on a girls break for my 20 year old daughter and I to visit London tourist spots and we hoped a theatre visit of which we saw Six the musical. We had planned initially a Spain trip but changed to London back in January and chose the thistle Holborn for location and previous reviews and considering these guys only opened back up to customers May 27th they have been superb. Every single staff member in this hotel goes out their way to make your trip and nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast was plenty and great choice and quality. We are so pleased we chose London and the Thistle Holborn. Thank you all.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Ruben Molledo, Owner at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Reviewer, I trust my response finds you well. First and foremost, thank you so much for choosing The Thistle Holborn whilst staying in London as well as for taking the time to share your experience with us. We take great pride in delivering outstanding customer service to all our guests and I am delighted to read that your also enjoyed our breakfast selection. I will share your valuable feedback with the team, to encourage them to continue delivering an exceptional service to all our guests. Please do not hesitate to come back to the hotel on a future occasion, we will do our best to ensure that your next visit to The Thistle Holborn is as enjoyable as the last one. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again next time you will be visiting London. With my best regards, Ruben Molledo Hotel Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$137 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the kingsley by thistle hotel london, kingsley by thistle london, thistle bloomsbury, kingsley by thistle hotel london
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United KingdomEnglandLondonBloomsbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
129
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thistle Holborn Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Thistle Holborn Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The British Museum (0.2 miles), THATMuse,Treasure Hunt at the Museum (0.2 miles), and Memphis the Musical (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thistle Holborn Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Thistle Holborn Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Thistle Holborn Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Thistle Holborn Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thistle Holborn Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe de Provence, Drury 188-189, and Prime Gelato.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thistle Holborn Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Thistle Holborn Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thistle Holborn Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Thistle Holborn Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.1 miles), Tower of London (2.2 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.3 miles).
Is Thistle Holborn Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.