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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in this very nice hotel. An old building with a modern interior, rooms lovely, good breakfast buffet and a lovely little lounge/bar area. Staff were friendly. Good location, 5 minute walk from Holborn Station, 10 minute walk to Covent Garden. Would definitely revisit and can highly recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank redpoppy60
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2011

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your recent visit to the Kingsley Hotel and for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Kingsley and that we met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future

Kind regards

Johan Scheepers

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

Arrived back from a one night stay at the thistle yesterday. From the tube it was a short stroll, staff were helpful and friendly. The room was clean, spacious and very modern. If I was staying in London again I would deffinately revisit, if only to see the lovely looking gentleman that checked us out ha ha!

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Thank Han2476
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2011

Dear reviewer,

Thank you for staying at the Kingsley hotel and for your positive review. I have shared your generous feedback with the hotel team and we are thrilled that you will visit us again in the near future

Kind regards

Johan and team

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

The room rate was good. Friendly staff throughout, gorgeous bar area and lovely barman who suggested a very nice purple cosmopolitan. Clean rooms and bathroom.handily positioned for getting out and about around london- exactly what you need for a weekend break away-would recommend to others and stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

Staff were superb could not ask for more. Room was nice but bit small, all the sites were easy to get to good location

  • Stayed: September 2011
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1  Thank brynnybeagle
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2011

Dear reviewer
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Kingsley hotel on your recent visit to London and for taking the time to write about your experience. The Kingsley team understands that genuine hospitality is our most important differentiator and we are thrilled that you noticed the effort in delivering excellent customer service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future
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Johan and team

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Reviewed October 16, 2011

I stayed at this hotel a few weeks ago and can't believe how good it was.
The lady that checked us in was lovely, we were early and our room wasn't quite ready but we only needed to wait about 10minutes in the lounge before she'd come back to us with our key.

We stayed in a slightly upgraded room - and I'd recommend you pay just a little extra to do that too. The bed was AMAZING!!!! If I could have wheeled it out and taken it home with me, I would have done. It was King Size and like sleeping on a cloud. We stayed because we were off to the theatre and quite seriously, had we not had the tickets I think we'd have stayed in and just been in bed all evening (there's a good tip for the romance visitors!!!).

Overall, the furnishings were excellent, it felt very boutique and good quality. And the staff were exceptionally polite and helpful.

Location is also one of the best points of this hotel. It's only a short walk into Covent Garden and has lots of the tourist attractions like the museum, almost next door.

I really couldn't fault this place and it totally exceeded expectation. It's one of the best London hotels I've stayed in (and I've stayed in a lot!) and I'll definitely, DEFINITELY BE BACK... I'm trying to find an excuse to come back asap just to get into that lovely big bed :)

Room Tip: I stayed in room 207. Seek it out for a great bed experience!
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2011

Dear reviewer, thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at the Kingsley Hotel and for the incredible compliments. We use Hypnos mattresses, rather appropriate since Hypnos is known as the god of sleep in Greek mythology. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Kingsley for another night of peaceful sleep

Kind regards
Johan and team

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