A very good hotel. Rooms are small, as is the tradition in London, but very smartly arranged, so you don't feel to cramped. besides, this is London, you don't really go there to be in the hotel room, right?
Service was efficient and attentive, better than most London hotel's I've been to over the years.
the location is great, 2 minutes from the central line of the tube, and 3 min from the Circle and District.
There is a gas station with a convenient store downstairs for all the small things you may need.
Down side: this is 2012, WiFi is a basic thing. Outsourcing it to BT and say "yes we have WiFi but you have to pay (a lot) for it" is hardly what I expected. Other London hotels do have it for free, so should Thistle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly refurbished modern hotel located on Bayswater Road with the tranquility of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens opposite, and within walking distance to Paddington, Oxford Street, Kensington, Notting Hill and Edgware Road, the hotel is ideally placed for business or leisure. Good transport links ensure that the city and theatres are also within very easy reach. All Deluxe and Executive bedrooms are located at the front of the hotel and have amazing views over Kensington Gardens and are available at a supplement. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thistle Kensington Gardens London, England