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“Stylish hotel in a great central London location,”

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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
Ranked #187 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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Akira1981
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“Stylish hotel in a great central London location,”
Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Just returned from a very pleasant 3 night stay at the Kingsley hotel by Thistle. I asked for a quiet room, and the check in clerk had already upgraded us which was a lovely surprise. 6th floor was great, was a little concerned as it was close to the lift and corridor doors, but there was no need to be. Very quiet.
The bed was very large and furnishings were great. Hotel has recently been refurbished. Reception and corridors look and smell very nice with scented candles in the evening, and I really liked the framed photos.
Staff were friendly and efficient. Breakfast was lovely and good value for £10 as long as you buy the breakfast voucher the day before. £16 On the day otherwise. Staff Again in the restraunt were professional and softly spoken which is nice if your a bit tender after a night out.
It's a great location for every entertainment in London. Only a short walk from Holborn and tottenham court road tube stations.
There is a sainsburys near Holborn station for any snacks and drinks you might want for the room. They do provide still and sparkling water in the room, and the tea and coffee making facilities were restocked every day. Room and bathroom immaculate. I have only stayed in one thistle hotel in York many years ago which was also a high standard and this one was lovely also. Highly recommend, it makes for a great base for exploring London and relaxing also.

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Kingsley by Thistle is in a great location in Holborn for both corporate guests as well as leisure guests wanting to explore London. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle
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Bridgwater
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Stayed here with my husband on part business, part leisure trip. Very useful location with theatres, galleries and museums all within walking distance so not necessary to use public transport. Helpful and friendly staff, clean and smart room, air conditioning and excellent breakfast all helped to make it a most enjoyable stay. Would definitely use it again for a short break.

Room Tip: Ours was at the back with view of a Hawksmoor church next door. It was quiet and we had a good night...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly the 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
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

I stayed at the Kingsley again this week and found the usual high standards and friendly service :). The food as always was good with a wide choice at breakfast to appeal to everyone's tastes. Always a pleasure staying there.

Room Tip: If you like quiet do not go for a room at the front.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and I have shared your kind comments with the team. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Nice place, polite and helpful staff, very recent refurb, what more can I say? Reasonably placed for travel but all the local restaurants seem to be Italian for some reason. Worth a visit. Sadly noisy at night with emergency services going past if your room is on the front.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are currently trialling a number of options with regards to noise reduction at the front of the hotel and hope to have this resolved shortly. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Nice boutique hotel with great staff. The food is not great, but you are in the middle of London and Covent Garden with 500 restaurants is only 3 minutes walk. The front of house team are so lovely, Joanne particularly is great

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and I have shared your kind comments with the team. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley General Manager The Kingsley by Thistle
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Horncastle
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Very comfortable, modern styling with friendly & helpful staff. Ideally placed for British Museum, Covent Garden & West End (Trafalgar Sq 15 min stroll away). Easy transport links, good breakfast, peaceful setting, clean and a restful haven to return to. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: Ignore fitness & swimming pool comment as they don't exist. We had a room on the front of th...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review, 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
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London, United Kingdom
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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
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review, 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
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Property: Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
Address: Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Hotel Style:
#69 Family Hotel in London
#79 Romantic Hotel in London
#101 Business Hotel in London
#148 Luxury Hotel in London
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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 
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