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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
  • 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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#221 of 1,200 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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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 buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Concierge
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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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 8 more

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Full view
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Grade: 100 out of 100
399Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
138Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Divehappy19 wrote a review Jan 16
Brighton, United Kingdom75 contributions16 helpful votes
I needed a hotel near to the Lion King at the Lyceum and The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre and this hotel was well placed for both. There is a bus stop virtually opposite the hotel really convenient for Oxford Circus, Theatre Land and Victoria Rail Station. The hotel itself has character which is important for me and the rooms although they don't have fantastic views they are very comfortable. The breakfast is excellent and all the staff I met were so helpful and welcoming. If I am able to stay in London again this hotel would be my first choice.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Maria Gallego, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Holborn Hotel
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Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and thank you for staying with us at Thistle Holborn. I am pleased to read that your overall experience was good and you found everything you needed. 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. Kind regards, Maria Gallego Front Office Manager
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Amber wrote a review Jan 16
Brent Knoll, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean, friendly, close to the theatre district, Covent Garden, and the British Museum. Visited 15-16 Jan ‘22 with my mum and sister and stayed in a large room with huge bed and sofa bed. We were greeted with a warm welcome which continued throughout our stay. The location is great for walking to Covent Garden and Drury Lane and is just around the corner from Bloomsbury Square NCP secure parking. Breakfast was £12 per head and there was a full selection of continental and “British” fare - eat as much as you like. The interior feels quite special - a bit gothic and contemporary. The exterior is very typical for an 18th century building. There are several stairs to climb at the entrance and I’m unsure of another entrance for wheelchair access. In the evening they light candles in lanterns and decorate the reception area with them which is a lovely, cosy touch. A short, flat walk to Drury Lane, and Covent Garden. The locality feels more like a village than a big city and is packed with history. I will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Bloomsbury Square NCP is a 3 minute walk away with no busy roads to cross.
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Response from Maria Gallego, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Holborn Hotel
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Dear Amber, Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at Thistle Holborn. I am pleased to read that your overall experience was an enjoyable one and that our team were able to make your time here as comfortable as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Maria Gallego Front Office Manager
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Vacationer557812 wrote a review Jan 15
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Lovely hotel, superb friendly staff who were extremely polite and helpful. excellent room which was very clean, with very comfortable beds. The breakfast was great. Fab location. I would Highly recommend, could not fault my stay in anyway.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Rafael Senent, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for having taken the time to share this lovely review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to see that you had such a great experience and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back at Thistle Holborn the next time your travels take you to London. It has been our real pleasure to host you and we hope to see you soon. I wish you a lovely day ahead, With kindest regards, Rafael Sanmartin Reception Manager
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Lorraine Lumsden wrote a review Jan 14
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We have just arrived home after a 2 night B&B stay in the Thistle Holburn Hotel. From the onset we were made to feel very welcome and all the staff were first class! Our room was very clean and comfortable. Our breakfast on both mornings was of good quality and a great selection to suit everyones breakfast desires! They even made me porridge! Every member of staff were friendly, efficient and attentive. The hotel is well located for Covent Garden and many of the theatres..... within a 15/20 minute walk. We would 100% recommend this hotel and will hopefully visit again in the not too distant future.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Maria Gallego, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Holborn Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Lorraine, Your review is much appreciated by the whole team at Thistle Holborn. It is always a pleasure knowing that our guests are satisfied with our services and facilities. Please do let us know when you come and stay with us again, we will ensure another memorable stay. Kind regards, Maria Gallego Front Office Manager
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Suesies1 wrote a review Jan 13
Bolingey, United Kingdom13 contributions7 helpful votes
Booked a deal through Secret Escapes and ended up with top quality facilities within easy walking distance of theatre land. ALL the staff were very helpful, cheerful and friendly. The room was great - huuuuge bed, good shower, tea and Nespresso coffee and all good and clean. And breakfast was plentiful - self service Continental with the option to order cooked English breakfast (from smiley Natalia!) It was great 😊 👍
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dear Suesies, Thank you for sharing your experience further your stay at Thistle Holborn. We are thrilled by your comments! Hearing that you had such a wonderful stay with us makes the whole team really happy! Thank you for your feedback regarding Natalia - I will ensure that she is rewarded for her great service. Please do let us know when you plan a trip to London, we will gladly help you organise your next stay with us. Kind regards, Maria Gallego Front Office 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
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, 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 reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.