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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
Ranked #168 of 1,067 Hotels in London
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Freehold, New Jersey
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“YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY HERE”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the junior suite for five nights. It was quiet you did not hear people in halls, banging of doors or suitcases traversing the hallways. It is a beautiful hotel with the most charming staff. They are truly ' at your service'. A lovely three block walk to the Holborn station with a large supermarket across that has anything you might need. We were happy with the location and getting to the airport from that station was a 45 minute ride on a Saturday without changing trains and very reasonable. We did not eat at hotel so cannot comment on that. Our suite 316 was very large and furniture in good condition. The rugs could use a cleaning and our bed a new mattress that is sagging, but I cannot say it hindered our sleep. The bathroom was large with a wonderful heated towel rack, a fabulous shower head and plenty of hot water. Two TV'S , bedroom and living room are convenient and WiFi . Plenty of storage and a safe and bathrobe and slippers. Overall, I would stay on another visit and it would be a pleasure to see the staff again. Kudos to the management for making this all happen.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night at the thistle.

The staff were very friendly however the room was not up to standard.
Our hairdryer didn't work, the shower head was broken,there was a large brown stain on the bed sheets and also someone I would assume was from room keeping tried to enter the room at 9.00am on a Saturday before we had checked out.


A positive is that the hotel is in a great location however I wouldn't stay here again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I returned to the hotel after a bad experience last year.(overbooked and a surly member of staff).
I was given a free stay in a Junior suite to give the hotel a chance to show what a stay should be like with them. I am pleased to report that our stay was excellent. All staff were very friendly and could not do enough to help.
The hotel is very clean and very well located. The number 38 bus stops outside and goes to Victoria. Nearby is the blue route for the Original Sightseeing Tour. We bought a 24 hour ticket beforehand. We went to see the Mousetrap and this was about half a mile walk. Covent Garden is also within easy walking distance.
An ideal hotel if you want to go to a West End show or explore London.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is my third stay at this hotel over the last 18months. Staff very friendly and efficient, room clean and comfortable. Location great. Have already booked another stay for later in the year. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is a fantastic hotel, with great staff, all very friendly and professional! It's a few minutes walk from Covent Garden. There are lots of little cafes and restaurants nearby. Breakfast was £12.00, with plenty of choice and all very fresh. The staff cannot do enough for you.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Getting to the Thistle Holborn by the metro is very easy from Heathrow airport & the staff were very accommodating allowing us to access our room earlier than the check in time.
Location is convenient to several metro lines & shopping strips.
Shower a little confusing to use but our Deluxe Double room was otherwise spacious for us.
Would stay here again when in London!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milton Keynes
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Found this hotel through chance through a website; was given a very reasonable room only rate for London. Hotel was centrally located with Covent Garden only a short walk away. The room and bathroom were well appointed and the beds were so comfortable - just what is needed after a day in London. Staff were extremely helpful and professional. We had a late night drink in the bar and as one of the staff members left for the night she made a point of saying goodnight to each table. We passed a cleaner in the corridor in the morning who stopped and spoke to us. A very good hotel overall and well done to excellent staff

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Property: Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
Address: Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#69 Family Hotel in London
#79 Romantic Hotel in London
#101 Business Hotel in London
#132 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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Kingsley By Thistle London
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