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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Booked this hotel for a one night stay in London for my birthday and was not disappointed! All the staff were very friendly, polite and helpful, and as it was my birthday, we were very kindly given a room upgrade, plus a birthday card and a box of gorgeous chocolates! A very nice touch which we certainly weren't expecting! The hotel is very nicely presented and the room was very clean and comfortable with everything you need for a short stay. The shower was nice and powerful and there were decent sized bath towels (which makes a nice change from the tiny towels provided at some hotels!) The location is great, just a few minutes walk from Holborn station and within easy walking distance of Covent Garden. After checking out, you can also leave your luggage at the hotel if you are not going home straight away which is very handy.

We didn't eat at the hotel, so can't comment on that, however, we would not hesitate to stay here again, it was great from start to finish :-)

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the team looked after you. As you mention the hotel is in a great location with the British Museum round the corner and Covent Garden and the West End a short stroll away. 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 March 9, 2013

I stayed at the Thistle Hotel Tower Bridge a few years ago and it was an awful experience, so I went to this hotel with some trepidation!
It was booked because it was significantly cheaper than other chain hotels. I need not have worried, it was a very pleasant stay. Rooms are well equipped, clean and comfortable. Staff are friendly and helpful and the food was good.
I will return.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the team looked after you. 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 March 8, 2013

This hotel is a very good choise for a London visit. Close to the Tube, Oxford Street, British Museum and Covent Garden. Because our stay lasted for 3 nights, we were upgraded to an executive room. Large and nice room, large bed, but a bathroom without floor heating.
The staff are fantastic, Even if I try, I will not be able to find a negative thing to say about any of them. We will most likely be staying here on our next visit to London.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the team looked after you. 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 March 8, 2013

I stayed at the Kingsley for a week on business. The location is just fantastic, a stone's throw away from oxford street, china town, tube stops, the museums, everything!
The staff at the hotel are amazing and very very helpful.
After checkout, me and 3 other colleagues left our luggage (~6 suitcases) at the hotel for 8 or so hours with no problems at all.
Breakfast was nice, except not so many options for the no pork/ham diet type people, and it's not included in the room rate.
Rooms are clean, quiet, and comfortable. Noticeably on the smaller side of the spectrum but that's just London size I suppose.
I'd love to go back to the Kingsley in the future whenever back in london =)

Room Tip: On the higher floors towards the front of the hotel. They're easier to get to than those on the ground/basement floors, or those at the far back of the hotel. also quieter than those on the lower floors
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the team looked after you. 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 March 7, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel several times in the past 12 months and am always pleased with my stay. The decor is warm, beds really comfy and rooms very quiet. The staff are always extremely friendly and professional. A great hotel!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the team looked after you. 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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