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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
385Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
115Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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We came to celebrate my birthday weekend and see the lion king. Checking in we found out we had been upgraded to the executive room, to then go up to the room to find balloons and some lovely chocolates. After being out for the day returned to see a lovely chocolate cake in the
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Response from TolgaErsen, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Dear Lisa J, Thank you for posting a glowing review of your stay here at Thistle Hotel - The Kingsley. First may we wish you a belated, but a Very Happy Birthday, and thank you for choosing to celebrate your special occasion with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed what sounds like a very lovely stay, and we are very pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations, you found the staff to be helpful, pleasant and that you would definitely stay again. We look forward to welcoming you both back for many more celebrations to come. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager As part of our mission to reward our guests for booking direct, all Thistle hotels is offering 10% off + guaranteed best rates to those who book online on thistle.com and sign up to it's database. May I suggest you to book your next stays directly with us and take advantage of our exclusive benefits?
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We stayed for 2 nights for my Dad's 65th Birthday and the tone was set for the whole weekend with the greeting we received on check-in. I had only mentioned briefly on the phone when I booked that it was a birthday celebration yet the lady on reception knew as soon as I said my
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Response from TolgaErsen, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
Responded 20 Jan 2019
Dear RSF87, Thank you for posting a fabulous "Excellent" rated review of your stay here at Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley. First of all; may we wish your Dad a Belated Very Happy 65th Birthday. We feel very privileged that you chose to celebrate this special occasion with us. We are delighted to receive your feedback and it is wonderful to read that everything met your expectations. There is no better way to start the day than with the big buffet breakfast in our Kingsley Two Restaurant. Our buffet breakfast offers a wide variety of dishes to please any palate; from healthy organic yoghurts, cereals, juices, freshly prepared fruit salad and freshly baked pastries, muffins, breads pancakes and homemade porridge, selection of cheeses and cold meats to a Traditional Full English Breakfast. We very much appreciate your kind comments and compliments, especially about our exceptional team, who strive to go the extra mile to exceed all of our guest's expectations. I have passed on your lovely feedback to the whole team and they are delighted to know they succeeded in creating memorable experience. We very much appreciate your kind compliments, and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for many more special celebrations to come. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager
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Everything with this hotel, from start to finish, was excellent. The room we were allocated (505) was wonderful. The reception staff were extremely helpful with directions etc. and looked after our case while we visited the London Eye. We will definitely use this hotel again
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Response from TolgaErsen, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Dear Excursion58799850836, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us.. We are absolutely thrilled that you highlight our amazing location & that you loved your upgraded room. It is a great pleasure to see that we were able to make your stay just that little bit more special. We do indeed have a good location; it is ideal for both the business and leisure traveller, a short walk to two underground stations for quick and easy access around the city, many of London’s must-see theater shows / musicals within walking distance, and some of the world’s best shopping, and cultural activities within a mile radius. We very much appreciate your kind compliments, and we look forward to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager And if you book your room directly with us you can save an extra 10%
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Staff were very welcoming and friendly, check in/out was quick. Rooms are of a very high standard. Fantastic location, definitely a must if your visiting london as the shops and bars are only a 10 min stroll. Love love love this hotel.
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Response from TolgaErsen, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Dear Roam29442154700, First of all I would like to thank you to for choosing to stay with us. It is a great pleasure to read how enthusiastic you are about the perfect location of the hotel, the comfort of the rooms and their amenities. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review of your recent stay with us. It is lovely to read your kind comments about our friendly and helpful staff. I have passed on your lovely feedback to the whole team. I look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit London. Warmest regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager
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Our stay was excellent from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Even being greeted at the door. The staff were brilliant, they couldn't do enough for us. They wished my boyfriend a very happy birthday upon checking in and told us they were upgrading our room! Our room
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Response from TolgaErsen, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
Responded yesterday
Dear katherine1893, Thank you for posting a fabulous "Excellent" rated review of your stay here at Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley. First; may I wish your boyfriend a belated Very Happy Birthday. We feel very privileged that you chose to celebrate this special occasion with us. There are no better words on arrival than, "You have been upgraded", and we are delighted we were able to do so for your special occasion, and that you enjoyed staying in our beautifully-appointed Junior Suite and you slept well in our specially made Hypnos bed. It's wonderful to receive such a good feedback and we are thrilled to hear that everything met your expectations. It is a great pleasure to read your kind comments about our friendly and helpful staff. I have passed on your lovely feedback to the whole team. We very much appreciate your kind compliments, and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for many more special celebrations to come. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager
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The room I stayed in had a solid door. Thanks
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Are there hair dryers in the rooms?
Yes there was a hair dryer in my room
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You can get a tube which is about 20 minutes with a little bit of walking. The breakfast is good value for money and has a very good selection. If you book direct with the hotel it is free or it's £12
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Dear Sue P, First of all I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Thistle Holborn-The Kingsley Hotel.. We offer same day Dry-Cleaning and Laundry Services to all our guest who needs to fix travel-worn and tired clothes, ensuring you look your best! There is a price list with timings available in all our bedrooms, including laundry bags. On the other hand; If you would like to use a Laundrette to wash your clothes, the closest one to the hotel is the Boswell Laundrette and it's only 6-8 minutes away (by foot) where you can wash your clothes yourself. I trust the above information is satisfactory. Nevertheless; should you require any further information, please feel free to contact me. We feel privileged to be your hotel of choice in London, now we can't wait to welcome you to Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley. Yours sincerely, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager
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Dear hzayran29, Thank you for question. We are delighted that you have chosen to stay with us. There is no better way to start the day than with the big buffet breakfast in our Kingsley Two Restaurant. Our buffet breakfast offers a wide variety of dishes to please any palate; from healthy organic yoghurts, cereals, juices, freshly prepared fruit salad and freshly baked pastries, muffins, breads pancakes and homemade porridge, selection of cheeses and cold meats to a Traditional Full English Breakfast. The cost of the full buffet breakfast is twelve pound per person. I trust that the above information is satisfactory. Nevertheless, if you do require any further information, feel free to contact me directly. Myself and my team; We are looking forward to welcoming you at Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley. Yours sincerely, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager
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"Check online site of hotel for deals"
"We always have a room at the back or middle."
"ask if they have heating. of course for that, you need to contact the hotel directly, can't do it on hotels.com."
"Higher floors quieter.There are lifts."
"Ask for a room facing the front street or else you could end up facing a brick wall of another part of the building or an outside stairwell."
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PRICE RANGE
US$173 - US$360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
129
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