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Thistle Holborn Hotel

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36-37 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD England
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Certificate of Excellence
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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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Free internet
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Fax / photocopying
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
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 8 more
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Location

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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
385Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
127Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Neighborhood
Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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Really pleasant stay, highly recommended. The location was really central, the staff were very good. The hotel was clean and tidy. Its also a very elegant decor. The bed was very comfortable and the rooms were a good size.
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Response from YTErsen, Manager at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear adammunford, Thank you for taking the time to review of your recent Thistle Holborn Hotel experience. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for choosing to stay with us. We feel very privileged that we had chance to serve you. It's wonderful to receive such a good feedback and we are thrilled to hear that everything met your expectations. Your comments and kind recommendation are greatly appreciated! We are counting on that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for many more stays to come. Warm regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager
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We enjoyed the location as it suited us for where we wanted to be. Hotel quiet at night therefore good nights sleep. The small niggle was the sandwiches we ate at lunchtime lacked flavour chips good though
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Response from YTErsen, Manager at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Sheila A, First of all; I would like to thank you for choosing the Thistle Holborn Hotel for your recent stay in London. Also I appreciate for taking your time to make us aware of your experience, your feedback is highly valued, which I have already shared with our Executive Head Chef. I am truly sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience and your visit left you feeling not 100% satisfied. The issue you have raised are not to our accepted high standards, and will be addressed by the respective team members. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager
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We stayed here last weekend for the second time. It's an ideal location for the tube and theatres, the rooms are well maintained and comfortable and the breakfast choice is excellent. The staff are all friendly, professional and helpful. Can't ask for more really.
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Response from YTErsen, Manager at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear B6825KQstephaniem, First of all; I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for choosing to stay here at Thistle Holborn Hotel. In a city filled with so many choices, we are honoured and privileged to be your hotel choice in London. We are really pleased that you enjoyed staying in our centrally located hotel which is ideal for leisure travellers interested in theatre, shopping and sightseeing, with many of the city's most iconic sights just a short walk away. World famous shopping street, Oxford Street, with more than 300 shops can be reached in less than 20-minute walk. The hotel is located just around the corner from the British Museum, and less than a 10-minute walk from Covent Garden and Soho. It is a delight to read that you enjoyed the quality of our breakfast buffet Here at the Thistle Holborn Hotel, we are committed to providing our guests with the highest quality service, immaculate facilities and great attention to detail. We are very pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations. I have passed on your lovely feedback to the team who were delighted to know they succeeded in creating memorable experiences during your visit. Most of all; to be recommended by a guest is one of the greatest compliments to receive so thank you. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back many more stays to come. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager
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This is one of those smaller city hotels that I prefer over the "I'm way too busy to slow down" hotels, or the ones that cost half the national debt per night. The Thistle Holborn is wonderfully friendly and helpful - I was bouncing through London trying to get home after an injury, and reception allowed me to block the room for three days, with no charge to leave earlier. This was an enormous help, as I had no idea when I could get a flight home. Great location for the British Museum. The sixth floor has "funky" rooms with odd corners under the mansard, but is library quiet. Breakfasts are a cut above the usual Dreaded British Hotel Breakfast; for dinner, go out the front door and turn left. Go three streets to Sicilian Avenue (south side of the street) and treat yourself to a very good Italian dinner at the Spaghetti House. I generally stay in the Strand Palace when I need to be near Covent Garden, but the Thistle is on of the Good Places, and I have stayed here off and on for maybe 25 years when I wanted the location, and while the hotel has modernized a bit, it remains a place I will gladly return to.
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Response from YTErsen, Manager at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nathaniel B, Thank you for posting this wonderful review of your stay and experience here at Thistle Holborn Hotel. It is a great pleasure to read your lovely comments about the perfect location of the hotel, the comfort of the rooms and their amenities but also the quality of service provided by our team. I am also thrilled to read that we are succeeded in creating memorable experiences of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back as a returning guest on your next visit to London. With kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager As part of our mission to reward our guests for booking direct, all Thistle hotels is offering 10% off + guaranteed best rates to those who book online on thistle.com and sign up to it's database. May I suggest you to book your next stays directly with us and take advantage of our exclusive benefits?
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A very comfortable hotel with a perfect location, within walking distance of all London site seeing must do's. Rooms are very warm and comfortable, bar area is perfect at the end of a tiring day with excellent meals and snacks available.
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Response from YTErsen, Manager at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Dianne S, It is delightful to read your lovely review of your recent stay here at Thistle Holborn Hotel. It's wonderful to receive such a good feedback and we are thrilled to hear that everything met your expectations. It is a great pleasure to read your kind comments about our friendly and helpful staff. I have passed on your lovely feedback to the whole team and they are delighted to know they succeeded in creating memorable experiences. I am thrilled that you loved our central location where able to perfectly explore London. We very much appreciate your kind comments regarding The Kingsley Bar, a great meeting place to relax after a day's business or sightseeing. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay next time you are visiting London. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager Did you know if you make your booking on our website now, you can get up to 30% off our best rates. (When you become a member and pay in advance)
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PRICE RANGE
$166 - $373 (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), THATBrit, Treasure Hunt at the British 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 Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, Drury 188-189, and Cafe de Provence.
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, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
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.