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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
Ranked #166 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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“Great Hotel in Central London”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

The hotel rooms are clean and very comfortable. The staff is friendly and efficient. Wifi is free and functional. The location is one of the best for central London. To me this the recipe for a great hotel stay and the Thistle Holborn performed flawlessly.
We did get a room upgrade and had a larger room with King Size bed. The room was facing the street, but we were not disturbed by traffic noise at all. Our friends had a standard room at the back of the hotel and they expressed they were happy with their room as well.
For London, this hotel is great value.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sudhanshu R, Relationship Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your positive feedback. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the upgraded, quite room and the complimentary hi-speed wireless internet. Indeed the location of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley is unbeatable. Always a pleasure to learn the team looked after you well and you found the service friendly and efficient. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Warm regards, S Rathee, Relationship Manager - Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Have just returned home after a weekend break from 11th to 14th October in this great Hotel. Staff were very friendly and couldn't have done anymore to look after our needs. We arrived to find free Crunchie's everywhere as it was Friday. Breakfast was continental and cooked with plenty of choice and tasted great. I don't ever recall having such a good nights sleep in a hotel bed, sooo comfortable!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Good location with friendly and efficient staff, but the room was a big disappointment. The restaurant and food selection looked good, although we did not eat there and the staff in the bar were helpful and brought a small taster of wine to try when we could not decide which one to go for. The room was a letdown. I had carefully looked for a hotel with a spacious twin room as I was travelling with my mother, who is in her 70s and we wanted somewhere that we could share, but gave us a bit of space. I liked other reviews for this hotel and was assured a deluxe twin would offer this. It did not. The room was small and cramped, even with the twin beds pushed up next to each other. It had nowhere to store luggage; no shelving for clothing and one chair crammed into a corner, squashed up against one bed. The room was some distance from reception, up and down stairs and along a corridor with no lift access to the room. Because the window looked directly onto a brick wall about two feet away there was no natural light to the room. This made the room stuffy, so the air conditioner was appreciated, but it was not in the best condition and was quite noisy overnight which was disturbing. Not what was expected given the room rate.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

For the second year in a row we had the pleasure to stay at this hotel. Not only is it well located; British Museum, Tube station, theatres ... The hotel personal is attentive and offering great service ... We had a great room, the breakfast was perfect !! Should we come to London again this will for sure be our choice !!

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Trail, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great location close to the underground and British Museum. We were worried about noise as there is construction across the street, but it was very quiet. Loved the heated towel bar! Reception staff were very helpful.

Room Tip: We were at the side on the fourth floor and it was great.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bolton, UK
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel a number of times when travelling on business. I always have excellent service and a quick check in/ out. All rooms I have stayed in have been spacious, clean and with deluxe fittings. It's one of the best hotels I have stayed in and always exceeds my expectations.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

My niece & myself stayed at the Kingsley Thistle on 27th/28th Sept. From the time we checked in to when we checked out, the service was faultless. The reception staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable. The hotel is spotless, the beds are comfy and breakfast is plentiful with lots of choice.
Very close to Covent Garden. A perfect place to stay for a weekend visit.

Room Tip: Rooms round the back of hotel seemed to be quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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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
#131 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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The Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
Kingsley By Thistle London
Thistle Bloomsbury
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