We stayed 5 nights in the Thistle and were each time glad to leave. We were taking a tour and decided to go 2 days early. We booked two additional nights at $300 each. The rooms were standard rooms which means it is exceedingly small. It was only possible to have one suitcase open and the other needed to be stowed in the cabinet. The fit was so tight we needed to squeeze the suitcase together so as to fit it between the bed and the desk. We had to juggle things around to have a place to brew a cup of coffee or tea.
The elevators are enough for 4 persons and match the size of the rooms.
The hall ways have low ceilings and the carpets were dark and drab.
The bed itself was acceptably comfortable and it was a clean room. The bathroom was as well clean and highy efficient. The bathtub/shower was a high step from the ground with nothing to grab onto to assist getting in or out.
The room came with breakfast which was a positive point of the experience. They had fresh sourdough bread, brioche loaf, scrambled or fried eggs, rasher, sausage, potatoes, tomato and beans.
In addition, there was sliced cold ham, salami, cheese and fish. The cereal preparations as well were fine and the fruit was fresh and ripe.
We ate dinner there one night also and it was served buffet style but it was a creditable job.
The last night we asked for a wakeup call since there is no clock in the room. Unfortunately, no call came but we were up anyway and no harm done.
- 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