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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#197 of 1,196 hotels in London
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
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The Thistle Holborn Hotel is a 4-star boutique hotel nestled in the heart of London. This hotel near Holborn tube station is a perfect option for a break in the centre of the city. You’ll find fantastic shopping on Oxford Street, fascinating cultural sites at the British Museum and a vibrant atmosphere in nearby Covent Garden, all within walking distance. With 129 en-suite rooms available, you’ll be able to explore knowing you’ve got somewhere great to come home to after a busy day, whether your visit is for work or play.
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Property amenities
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 available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 8 more
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domanged wrote a review Yesterday
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Amazing week-end in London, the location is very good (near of underground and the center and all history monuments). The team of Thistle Holborn Hotel is very attentive. We recommend this Hotel. For sure we will go back
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Date of stay: September 2022
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leigh m wrote a review Sep 25
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upon arrival Agata was brilliant , we were a little early so we waited in the bar and the Turkish bar man was brilliant sorry i didn’t get his name, he was very pleasant to me and my grandma Agata the lovely young lady on reception was amazing , also very pleasant and helpful thank you to you both , the hotel it self was ok , breakfast was delicious
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Rafael Senent, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Leigh, On behalf of Agata and Altimir and of course the rest of the team here at Thistle Holborn, thank you ever so much for having taken the time to share this wonderful review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to see that the quality of the service provided contributed positively to an enjoyable stay and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back here the next time your travels take you to London. Should you ever require any assistance at all with the making of future reservations, I remain entirely at your disposal. With Kindest regards, Rafael Sanmartin Reception Manager
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Chemdo wrote a review Sep 25
Carterton, United Kingdom9 contributions10 helpful votes
Fabulous hotel, amazing location and the staff could not have done more. From arriving to departure the stay was simply wonderful. Special mention for Agata who was so helpful. The room was spotless and very quiet, the beds were so comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Rafael Senent, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review and thank you for staying with us at Thistle Holborn. We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We will be sure to let Agata that she made an impact during your stay. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon so we can make your stay memorable. I wish you a wonderful day ahead, With kindest regards, Rafael Sanmartin Reception Manager
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eli0r34 wrote a review Sep 23
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excellent hotel, superb location, next to all touristic sights. the room was mini-suite and was very comfortable and big.the room was quiet. Very kind and helpfull staff, helping with good advise how to manage around in London. very good check in to the room , and due to late flight the allowed to stay longer in the room with charge. Clean rooms, very good beakfast,
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Response from Agata Kulisiak, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Eli0r34, Thank you for posting your feedback with us! I am amazed by the words you decided to share regarding your recent stay at Thistle Holborn Hotel. I am happy that our staff was able to meet your expectations and made you feel comfortable when staying with us. We are all hoping to be able to welcome you with us again soon! Kind regards, Agata Kulisiak Front of House Supervisor
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VickyES wrote a review Sep 20
Southern California33 contributions26 helpful votes
We were at the Thistle Holborn Hotel for 3 nights in September. Perfect location between two convenient underground stations. We had a suite that had 2 twin beds and a sofa bed. Lots of room for storage. Had a small fridge, teapot, nespresso machine. Great shower and comfortable beds. The staff went above and beyond in service. The restaurant was excellent for both breakfast and dinner. Some things to be aware of - there was construction going on so our driver had to let us out around the corner with all our luggage and we walked to the entrance. There are several stairs into the hotel but there is a buzzer and someone will help you with luggage. Several doors to get through to get to your room that are narrow and heavy. Hard to get through with luggage or on a scooter or walker. We had a really terrible view but that didn't concern us. The hotel and staff were all excellent. Definitely would recommend. Close to stores, buses and restaurants. Taxis easy to get. We arrived the day the Queen passed so it was an iconic time to be there and see that part of history.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Vicki, On behalf of the entire team here at Thistle Holborn, thank you very much for having taken some of your precious time to share this wonderful review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to see that your expectations were exceeded on all fronts, and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back here in the not too distant future. Should you ever require any assistance at all with the making of future reservations, I remain entirely at your disposal. I hope that the next time your travels take you to London you will choose to stay with us again, and in the meantime, wish you well. With kindest regards, Rafael Sanmartin Reception Manager
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hillviewengland wrote a review Sep 20
England184 contributions215 helpful votes
We booked a three course meal via Groupon and Maurizio was so helpful with the menu and booking before we arrived, very quick and friendly replies. Warm welcome when we arrived and we couldn't fault the service or quality of the food. We also appreciated Maurizio taking the time to come and see us to check everything was ok when he was busy with another function elsewhere in the hotel. I am not really a fan of fish and chips but these were very beautifully cooked and lovely presentation and I would certainly order this again. Starters and desserts were also very tasty and well presented. We couldn't fault our visit and will return.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Rafael Senent, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Hilvie, Thank you ever so much for taking the time provide us with your amazing feedback and thank you so much for coming to dine with as at The Kingsley. I am delighted to hear that Maurizio went above and beyond to make your booking extra special. Indeed, we feel really proud to have wonderful employees like Maurizio and we will ensure that we share this lovely feedback with him. Furthermore, thank you ever so much for your nice comments in the quality of our food. We do have really dedicated chefs that make all of our guest food be out of the world. Once again, thank you ever so much for taking the time to give us this wonderful review and I hope that next time your travels brings you to London you decide to Dine and stay with us again. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a lovely day ahead, With kindest regards, Rafael Sanmartin Reception Manager
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L55 wrote a review Sep 12
Edinburgh8 contributions7 helpful votes
Great hotel. Been coming here for over 45 years. Perfect location for theatres and sightseeing. Two handy tube stations. Breakfast good. Staff are friendly and helpful, dealing with any small issues quickly.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear L55, We are glad you enjoyed your stay, found the team to be friendly and found the location of the hotel convenient when visiting London. We do hope to welcome you back to the hotel again in the future. Kind regards, Maria Gallego Front Office Manager
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Alona S wrote a review Sep 12
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Great hotel! Very good service, helping, smiling, kind and professional. Very good breakfast, everything was fresh. The room was clean, quite and comfortable The location is a bit far from the central area but there is very comfortable public transportation near by. Recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Alona, Thank you for your positive comments. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will be sure to pass the compliments to our team! I am looking forward to welcoming you with us again. Kind regards, Agata Kulisiak Front of House Supervisor
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Florence R wrote a review Sep 11
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Honestly could not recommend this place more! Location is great and the service was excellent, staff were very friendly and helpful, answering any questions i had about the area. Check-in was fast and simple. The staff had all the answers and seemed to enjoy helping out however they could. 10/10 stay and would definitely come again!! Special thanks to Anouar who went above and beyond to help us truly feel at home.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Maria Gallego, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us this amazing feedback! I am delighted that you really enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to make your time in London special. I will share this review with the whole team. I am looking forward to welcoming you in Thistle Holborn again soon! Kind regards, Andy Hernandez Reception Manager
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Cristina V wrote a review Sep 10
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The treatment at the hotel has been very good, especially that of Agata who has been very attentive. It was our first time in London and they tell us all the details about the city. We are looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Crisitna, Thank you for taking the time to share with us this amazing feedback! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to make your time in London special. I am looking forward to welcoming you in Thistle Holborn again soon! Kind regards, Agata Kulisiak Front of House Supervisor
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PRICE RANGE
$215 - $340 (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
LOCATION
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), Memphis the Musical (0.2 miles), and Comedy Carnival Covent Garden (0.3 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 breakfast 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 Tattu London, The Shell, and Drury 188-189.
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 wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.