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Thistle Holborn Hotel

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36-37 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD England
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#254 of 1,137 hotels in London
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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
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Free internet
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Fax / photocopying
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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Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 8 more
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Grade: 100 out of 100
384Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
135Attractionswithin 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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Very comfortable 5 foot bed. Soft sheets. Reasonably sized room and very practically set out. We were not tripping over each other trying to get to the wardrobe et cetera. Plenty of storage. Extremely tasty breakfast. Chef clearly takes a lot of pride over the presentation of the food. Good value at £12 per head. Would recommend for a comfortable and good value stay.
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Response from RMolledo, Manager at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Carolyn, 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 succeeded at it on your recent stay with us! I will share your valuable feedback with our teams, 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 will be 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 Operations Manager
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Stayed at other Thistle Hotels and sorry to say this hotel fell short for me. We won't be returning. Single glazed windows, rooms were cold, no additional blankets provided despite asking for them. Oil filled radiator in the room. No complimentary bottled water. The hotel room looked nothing like the photos on the website.
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Response from RMolledo, Manager 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 are very sorry to hear that we didn’t meet your expectations during your visit. We appreciate your candid comments and will learn from them to help us improve in the future. I wanted to personally assure you that your comments have been shared with the relevant departmental managers for their attention and further follow up with their teams. If you are planning to come back and stay with us again, we will do our very best to make sure we meet all your expectations. We hope you will give us another chance to redeem ourselves. With my best regards, Ruben Molledo Operations Manager
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Part renovated hotel in my opinion. Entrance hall inviting but rooms a bit tired, windows all mouldy and not able to open. On arrival staff helpful. Heating not working in room so quite chilly, called at reception and said they would bring up a heater. We had to remind them again later that this hadn’t happened. Were provided with one eventually but no option of changing rooms. Staff didn’t seemed surprised...maybe a regular occurrence?? USB sockets available but didn’t actually work. Also one member of staff just walked into our room without knocking...not very professional!! Breakfast not included with our stay so had to pay £12 per person per day. Was ok but for the price of the room you would think it would be inclusive. Positives with the hotel were location, superb for everything really. Could be a really nice hotel, just finishing touches needed!
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Response from RMolledo, Manager at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear reviewer, First of all,thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your recent stay with us. I am delighted that the majority of your stay was positive although it sounds as if we have some areas of improvement to make. I apologise that we did not quite reach our target of five out of five on this occasion and assure you I will speak with the service teams to ensure that we learn the relevant lessons moving forward on those service points we missed. In spite of this, I sincerely hope that you might return to the Thistle Holborn as I have no doubt that we can fully meet all of your needs and make sure that everything possible is done to enhance your stay and offer full value for money. With my best regards, Ruben Molledo Operations Manager
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How wonderful it is to know there’s at least one guaranteed feature every time we visit London. This occasion was no exception. Always a warm welcome; comfortable, clean room; a good night’s sleep and an exceptional breakfast. This time we were on the 6th floor, light and airy room, with blackout curtains for sleeping. Central to Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden and Oxford Street. What more can one ask?
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Response from RMolledo, Manager at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Elaine, 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 succeeded at it on your recent stay with us! I will share your valuable feedback with our teams, 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 will be 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 Operations Manager
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A decent sized room with lovely comfortable super king sized bed, and good bathroom. Good choice at breakfast, helpful and friendly staff. Hotel well for placed visiting attractions, either on foot, bus or tube.
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Response from RMolledo, Manager at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jean, 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 succeeded at it on your recent stay with us! I will share your valuable feedback with our teams, 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 will be 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 Operations Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$156 - $372 (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), 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, Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, 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, 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.