We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Superb Hotel”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
Ranked #200 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 29, 2012

This lovely hotel is a short stroll to Holborn Underground Station. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, spacious and the bathroom was really nice and well equipped. The hotel at night was very quiet so a good nights sleep was had. Breakfast was fresh, plentiful and lots of choice.
It is also a short walk to the theatre district.
I would highly recommend this hotel. :-)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Citytraveller38
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly breakfast! The hotel is in a great location for theatres and the British Museum as well as all the other sights that London has to offer. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (2,364)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,625 - 1,631 of 2,364 reviews

Reviewed September 28, 2012

We stayed at the Kingsbury Thistle for a weekend break for the August Bank holiday and we were very impressed with this hotel. The hotel staff were excellent and couldn't do enough to help you. Check in was quick and courteous and our room was spotless and well presented. The great thing about this hotel is its location; it’s convenient for theatre land, shops and the British Museum is just round the corner. The breakfast was impressive and a nice touch was the hotel provided boxes for people to take away food if they had no time for a leisurely sit down breakfast. I would have no hesitation in booking this hotel again for our next London Trip.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank packandgo03
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We recently stayed at the Kingsley Hotel by Thistle for the weekend and we were totally impressed. It is in a superb location for whatever you want in London, near to theatre land, shopping and museums. What made the stay most enjoyable was the extremely helpful and friendly staff. Any questions about the area were comprehensively answered, including local restaurants, public transport and where to find Oyster Cards.
It is a very elegant hotel with period features in the public areas, (some amazing chandeliers!) but having all the modern accoutrements one would want in a hotel bedroom, plus an extremely comfortable bed and a pristine bathroom with a well appointed shower.
The buffet breakfast was first rate with regular replenishing of dishes and no waiting around for used plates to be removed. The coffee was full of flavour – a bonus! We had a great weekend.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DavenDeb71
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed Friday 21st September, check in was easy although, why they want a CC guarantee when the room is paid for I don't know. There is no Mini bar in the room so unless you are thinking of running up a bill in the restaurant or bar it’s just a waste of time.

We were on the 4th floor (425) down some corridor’s and several sets of fire doors. The room was nice and clean, very modern but my compliments to the photographer if the picture on the website was the same as my room because it was surprisingly small in real life. There was a decent wardrobe and a good bathroom with bath/shower, complicated to use and didn't see the instructions, which are embossed on the control, until next morning when the sun reflected off them. Good shower though. The bed was comfortable and the room quiet.

As mentioned there is no Mini bar or fridge in the room so we asked room service for an ice bucket, several minutes later it arrived, so I was impressed with that. In hindsight I should have asked for glasses as the only glasses were in the bathroom, not ideal for Champagne.

We didn't eat in the restaurant or have breakfast so can't comment. We had a drink in the bar which cost a fortune. When we needed a taxi one of the guys off the desk ran out and flagged one down which was a nice touch.

The hotel is located in Holborn, 250 meters from the tube. It’s in the center of London so I think it’s well located.

I would stay again if the price was right.

Room Tip: Check the Hotel website for the room offers.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Bangkokkev
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. With regards to the pre-authorisation on arrival this is discretionary and is simply there to make your stay with us easier should you wish to enjoy food or drink in the hotel or use the phone in your room.I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

The only two things I disliked about this place was the fact that there's no free Wifi and that the room was rather small. The breakfast was very good and the location outstanding. The latter is what you pay for pretty much.

  • Stayed: September 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Aennikae
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. With regards to WiFi, upon signing up for our loyalty programme you will receive 30 minutes daily access. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stayed 22/09/2012 with friends. Hotel in great location 10 mins from covent garden . Hotel decor and ambience were great and staff were very attentive and efficient. Didnt eat so cant comment on food and walked into covent garden for breakfast . Rooms were a decent size , with very nice decor and furnishings. Lovely showers aswell. All in all a lovely hotel which i will definitely use again when visiting London.

Room Tip: We stayed on the second floor , no noise issues but it was sunday morning.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Corrie T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We have just enjoyed the most amazing stay at the Kingsley, I would say we are very hard to impress but impressed we were. The Kingsley proved to be the cleanest hotel with the friendliest service and best breakfast we have ever had. The decor is elegant and contemporary and everything was spotless. The staff were consistently friendly and obliging. The room was again spotless, comfortable and restful. The mojito cocktails we had where the best we'd had outside Cuba, and the breakfast was faultless. If that wasn’t enough the location is great for theatres, shopping museums and Covent garden.
Thank you for a lovely stay.
Mr and Mrs Drew

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Angie D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly the cocktails and breakfast! I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these London hotels
Holborn
The Hoxton, Holborn
The Hoxton, Holborn
#72 of 1,077 in London
1,692 reviews
Bloomsbury
Radisson Blu Edwardian London, Bloomsbury Street
Bloomsbury
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Bloomsbury
The Bloomsbury
The Bloomsbury
#59 of 1,077 in London
3,385 reviews
Bloomsbury
The Montague on The Gardens
Bloomsbury
Mercure London Bloomsbury
Mercure London Bloomsbury
#392 of 1,077 in London
2,178 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Address: Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD, England
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#69 Family Hotel in London
#79 Romantic Hotel in London
#101 Business Hotel in London
#152 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: $153 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley 4*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotwire, Ctrip TA, Agoda, Cancelon, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd and TripOnline SA so you can book your Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing