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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
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Reviewed 28 November 2009

Enjoyed a 2 night 'theatre break' in the City and well pleased with our choice of hotel. Has benefited greatly from refurbishment and we enjoyed an 'Upgrade' at check-in. Beautifully appointed room, (view onto back of a church but we weren't there for a view!)with nice sleek minimalistic lines. Very pleasant staff. Got a good deal through website booking and found location ideal - easy walk to Covent Garden and Theatreland.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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tthistle, Customer Relations at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2009

Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us at The Kingsley, it is always pleasing to receive positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 2 November 2009

Stayed at the Thistle on a theatre break for our anniversary. Wasn't sure what to expect but was not disappointed. The hotel has undergone a refurbishment and the rooms were spacious and furnished to a high standard. Great location - 10-15 min walk to covent garden and nearby theatres and 5 mins to the British Museum. There are also various bars/restaurants nearby. Breakfast was buffet style with full english/continental available along with tea/coffee/juice. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thistle_CS, Customer Relations Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2009

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the Kingsley by Thistle. I am delighted with your feedback and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to share your positive comments with the rest of the team and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 30 October 2009

Service when we arrived was very efficient and the staff were very polite and helpful. The room was one of the best i have stayed in it's very modern and trendy with a good size LCD telly. The only slight let down was the windows did not open and as the weather was very mild for the time of year the room was quite hot, there was AC but it was faulty, but a concierge did come up and managed to open one window slightly and he was very helpful. Meals at the hotel were very expensive, so we ate out.
The location was ideal central to the main parts of London and the tube is only a short distance away, i would advise you to get a day pass as it works out cheaper if you are going to be using the tube alot otherwise for every trip you take on the tube it will cost you £4.00 and it is going up so will be even dearer. The tubes get very busy between 5pm-7pm so try and avoid these times if you can.
London it's self is a very busy place but also enjoyable, there are plenty of things to do and plenty of places to eat from your local back street cafes to the posh nosh eateries. Would not recommend Planet Hollywood the food was awful and looked and tasted cheap i did complain and so did other people, for the price you would expect it to be of good quality but it was anything but!!!.
On a whole had a fab stay and would recommend this hotel for all.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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tthistle, Customer Relations at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2009

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and its services. I am glad you had a pleasant stay. We will continue to strive to meet our guests’ expectations and make their stay as comfortable as possible.

All comments will be shared with the entire team at The Kingsley.

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Reviewed 20 October 2009

I stayed at the Kingsley in March with my mom and Aunt for Sring Break in March 2009. I have been to London several times but this was the best trip. The hotel is walking distance to the tube and shopping. I love shopping on Oxford Street and I could walk to Oxford from the hotel. Of course you can take a taxi or the bus but you can also walk so you can spend more euros on shopping. There is this great hamburger place down the way from the hotel. As an American I don't think the food is that great in London but this burger was big, good, and juicy. I highly recommend this hotel because of it's location and I forgot...it's newly renovated so it's real modern. I'll definitely be back next spring break!!!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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Thistle_CS, Customer Relations Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2009

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Kingsley by Thistle. I am delighted with your feedback and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to share your positive comments with the rest of the team and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 7 October 2009

We go to London a couple of times each year and are accustomed to very disappointing hotels with tiny rooms. The Kingsley was a complete exception although I suspect we had a room upgrade.
The hotel was recently refurbished in an impressive boutique style using very high quality fittings, our room was excellent with a huge comfy bed, flat screen TV, armchair, desk etc. It was completely quiet. The bathroom was crisp, modern and very well equipped.
The included breakfast buffet provided all you can eat full English or continental in a good surroundings with enthusiastic staff doing coffee and toast etc.
We did not sample much of the other service so can't really comment. The hotel is a few steps from Bloomsbury square where we parked the car. This is a nice part of London. Great value for money and a pleasure to stay there.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thistle_CS, Customer Relations Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2009

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Kingsley by Thistle. I am delighted with your feedback and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to share your positive comments with the rest of the team and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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