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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
Ranked #187 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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Blackburn Lancs
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159 reviews
73 hotel reviews
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“A Brilliant Find!!!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We have been to London many times but wish we had found this hotel before. I booked it as the location is perfect for most theatres and we had booked a show. We changed our room on the morning as I was a little unwell-all of which was not a problem. The staff from front of house to the bar, the restaurant both in the evening and breakfast are all SUPERB!! so welcoming, so attentive and so helpful and friendly, THANK YOU ALL. The hotel is lovely, our room small but functional and clean. Breakfast was brilliant. We had one meal at night which was very good (except for the service charge-I prefer to decide on my own tip). One of the staff a lady went above and beyond today as I sat in the lounge waiting for my hubby to return from a trip to Lords which I wasn't up too. I received bad news via a phone call and she brought me a love heart balloon and a glass of water-bless her wish I had got her name she is brill! ( a pity that it seemed and interview took place whilst I sat in the lounge reading-not very professional I could hear every word.) But that didn't spoil a wonderful trip. When we visit London again I think we will be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room high floor if you wish it to quiet we did and it was.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

If you looking to stay central to everything, museums, theatre land, shops, south bank, and Westminster....and you want a nice, tidy, clean and efficient, look no further. Great for central line and Piccadilly line via Holborn tube station, you can also get where you want quickly by tube. The staff were brilliant, very attentive and friendly.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Rye
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here this week and it was the best hotel in London I have ever stayed in by far. What made it so good was the staff. In particular the barman Mohammed, who is such an asset to this place. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he made us feel welcome and at home. The other staff were all nice too. The rooms were clean and luxurious. The food was great and the location is superb with everywhere so close by. Will definitely be going back to this gem of a place.

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Heusden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

It's charming hotel, on a nice location, close to Covent Garden and the City. I've stayed here several times for business reasons, but it's more a toursit hotel. breakfast is very good and it's nice that they have a good working iron (with iron board) in the room

Room Tip: 301, large room
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

I stumbled on this place on a travel site. The reviews made it seem like it was just ok. When we checked in we were upgraded to a junior suite. The suite was very large and had a living room attached to it. Everything was very clean and the house keeping did a great job of being attentive. The location was perfect. We walked to every London attraction in 20 min or less. The breakfast buffet was also really good. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone!

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israel
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

we stayed in the kingsley for 5 nights with our two young kids. everything was excellent. the room was huge and modern (suite). the location very convenient for exploring london by foot. the staff were very friendly and the hotel very well kept. highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The Kingsley is a lovely hotel in a very convenient location just a few minutes walk from Hoburn tube. Arrived early but room not ready, not a problem. Quick check in and cases stored away for us we were off to do the touristy bits of our fab London weekend. All the staff very pleasant, lovely deluxe twin room, very quiet. The only negative point was the lack of another set of towels for two people sharing. Excellent breakfasts, but don't sleep in or you will have to que.We were up and seated by 9am, within minutes a big que, so beat the rush for a table. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Quiet room facing back of hotel away from the road outside.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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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
#148 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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Also Known As:
The Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
Kingsley By Thistle London
Thistle Bloomsbury
Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London

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