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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed August 12, 2015

People at the reception were really friendly, the cleaning personal was really nice too, the hotel was all the time very clean and the room is really comfortable. Nothing else to say except that I loved the hotel and I am pretty sure to come back there when I'll come back to London.

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear alexandre_friederich Thank you so much for taking time to post a 5 star review here on TripAdvisor. We certainly value such feedback and the team strives on delivering this level of customer satisfaction. Please do think if us on your next visit to London, we would be delighted to see you again. All the best Vicky Marshman General Manager

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Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed there 13 nights. I was with my niece so we had 2 singles. It was a fine location for major tourist attractions. We had a fine buffet breakfast each day in the hotel. Sonia the restaurant greeter knew us by name after the first day. The overall staff was very friendly. The rooms were very comfortable and for...

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Dear Reviewer, Your review on our hotel of 5 stars is great. We as a team are delighted and we thank you for your kind and valued feedback. I personally am very pleased your time with us was as you say "dignified and friendly" and I will ensure the team are congratulated on their service delivery. Lets hope we can...

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had an enjoyable stay at the Thistle Holborn last month--in a spacious room with a comfortable bed. We did not eat in the hotel, but we did get advice and information from the concierge (actually a couple of different guys at different times), and they were always helpful. The hotel is just a few blocks from the British Museum...

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Barroway, Thank you for your lovely review of 5 stars. The team and I are delighted with your feedback. I am pleased your found our hotel comfortable, quiet and ideally located for your trip. Lets hope we can welcome you back to our hotel in the not too distant future. Please contact us directly for the best prices. With...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful hotel, great location, lovely staff. At breakfast each morning the hostess greeted everyone like family. The room was a nice size and very clean. Desk staff was helpful and gave us excellent recommendations. I would certainly recommend this hotel to friends and family.

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Heather F, Greetings from London to Colorado! Thank you for choosing our hotel on your recent trip, we really value your comments and feedback and are grateful for your review of 5 stars. We are very proud that you would recommend us to friends and family. Its what the team and I strive for. Do share your experience with...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visited for one night on 05/08/15, from the moment we arrived early just looking to ask if we could leave our small travel case whilst we went out and about and were told that our room was ready for us to check in even though we were 2hrs early, to when we collected our case some 5 hrs after checking...

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Chas05 Thank you so much for such a fantastic 5 star review. The team and I truly appreciate your comments, and they are valuable for us as a Hotel that thrives on delivering excellent customer service. Please come and visit us again soon, I will ensure you have an amazing stay. Do contact the Hotel for the best prices....

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed August 7, 2015

What a wonderful experience we had a 6th floor room, very quite and adaquate for a couple. The breakfast buffet was excellant, more food than you will ever want. The staff was very wonderful. the concerige was the very best, knew London well and really helped us withe tube and busses. All and all the Kingsley is a great stay.

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear r k Greetings from London to Denver! Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We are delighted with your comments, and I will be sure to congratulate the team especially Concierge on delivering such great service. I do hope you think of us for your next overseas trip. All the best Vicky Marshman General Manager

Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights in the hotel, I have to say the experience was first class. The staff at check in , in the restaurant and bar and anyone else we dealt with were both polite and courteous. The hotel was spotless, room quite large, breakfast plentiful and well presented. The location is absolutely superb, within easy ambling distance of...

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Dear Joeemsam, Thank you for posting such a motivating review. We really appreciate your "5" star rating. Your positive feedback on the team is truly appreciated and I will be sure to thank them for their excellent service delivery. We are indeed in an ideal location for all the main tourist attractions in London, whether you walk or use public...

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed August 3, 2015

Quiet and comfortable! Great staff, always friendly and engaging. Rooms are updated with a modern bathroom. Hats off to Fatuma, the epitome of customer service! Just around the corner to British Museum and an easy walk to Covent Garden.

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear donmcw, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. Such motivating comments really inspire the whole team, and on this occasion I am very pleased Fatumata delivered what you call " the epitome of customer service". I will thank her personally for her excellent service delivery. This is exactly what we strive for here at Thistle Holborn. Please come...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 3, 2015

Fantastic hotel, friendly helpful staff who made our trip and stay great. The hotle was in easy walking distances to many attractions and a 10 to 15 minutes walk to piccadilly and trafalgar square. The room was very comfortable. Just a lovely place to stay and will be back, john and dawn 31/7/2015.

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear John E Thank you for taking the time to post your "5" star review. We are truly delighted with your comments. And I am equally pleased the good old British weather held out for you. I will be sure to share your fantastic feedback with the team, I know they too will be as pleased as I was. I...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 3, 2015

We love this hotel and would stay again, staff are very friendly and welcoming and the room was to a good standard, very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was well worth having. The hotel was in walking distance to the theatre, Oxford Street and the tube stations.

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Dear TraceyDouglas1 Thank you for taking the time to post your amazing "5" star review on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate the feedback and this is truly motivating for the team I do hope we can welcome you back in the not too distant future. All the best Vicky Marshman General Manager

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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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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. ... more   less 

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Address: Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $196 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
The Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
Kingsley By Thistle London
Thistle Bloomsbury
Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley London, England
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#69 Family Hotel in London
#79 Romantic Hotel in London
#101 Business Hotel in London
#126 Luxury Hotel in London
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“6th floor very quiet”
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“Rooms away from the road may provide a less noisy environment, however this is London. !”
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“The suites are large and comfortable and quiet. They use modern heating and cooling without the use of air ducts and vents. Excellent!”
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