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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

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Arundel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley feels like home to me. I have been bringing groups of up to 26 students a year to this hotel for the last twenty years. The rooms are clean and very comfortable, the location is perfect for access to the West End, and the staff are friendly and first rate. I traveled there with a...

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Nameet_Asher, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Michael N, Thank you for the high praise and the 5* review! Firstly, I would like to thank you for your continued loyalty over the years. I couldn't agree with you more with regards to your comments about the staff at Thistle Holborn, the Kingsley. We have a great team full of genuine, hard-working individuals who strive towards doing...

Lysa nad Labem, Czech Republic
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Thistle Holborn in March and upon arrival we have been informed there is running refurbishment of the hotel ( during reservation process no such information was available ). We have been accomodated on highest 4th floor and of course as expected Elevator was not running. I asked to allocate us in lower floor rooms, however we have...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being so near to the British Museum, Theatreland, shopping in Covent Garden, and Holborn and Tottenham Court Road stations, makes the Kingsley a tempting choice, no matter that the area is currently a near-permanent building site. The hotel is an handsome Edwardian building, with a portico in case of rain. Inside it is somewhat bland, functional yet relaxing. However, our...

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Nameet_Asher, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear kenis201, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback and highlighting all the aspects of your stay that you enjoyed. The hotel is fortunate enough to be in an enviable location close to all the attractions and amenities. I am happy to read that you found the hotel building to be handsome from outside and...

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location. Nice bathroom. I found the staff a bit robotic. I had a double room for one person which was nice but still expensive. Bed was comfortable. All in all nondescript but clean and comfortable. Guest checking out behind me said the same as me when asked about their stay. It was fine!

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Nameet_Asher, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl B, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback and highlighting all the aspects of your stay that you enjoyed. I am happy to read that you enjoyed the facilities and found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. The hotel is located quite centrally and close to all the attractions and amenities. With...

Guangzhou, China
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old building with its own charm, modern small foyer. Rooms are difficult to get to via corridors. Extremely small rooms that are clean and well appointed. Service is average, very average. The key to this hotel is location, boarder of Chinatown and Soho, direct access to pubs, almost unlimited eating choices and the West End. I will stay in...

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Nameet_Asher, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear barry_Mc65, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel following your recent stay with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. I am happy to read that you found the rooms to be clean and well appointed and the hotel to be modern. We have a unique blend of traditional and modern features which are well...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room was very clean and a nice size for a few days stay; seemed more of a business hotel than a boutique hotel. Special thank you to William, the trainee concierge, for being very helpful and friendly and providing great recommendations - besides him, the staff seemed a bit indifferent.

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Nameet_Asher, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear MJD_Wanderlust, Thank you for your lovely comments and taking the time to submit your feedback from your recent stay with us. I am so pleased to read that you were satisfied with your stay and enjoyed our facilities. I have already shared your awesome comments with William regarding his service and he was very positively encouraged and motivated by...

Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good venue for training. Excellent facilities. Good mobile reception and wifi. Smart hotel. Polite friendly staff. Excellent homemade pastries and biscuits. Cooked lunch nice although unusual combinations of food on offer. Desserts tasty.

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Nameet_Asher, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear sarahcraven2017, Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We strive really hard to make sure that all our guests have a really pleasant stay and me and the entire team are really glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities. I have also passed on your compliments to our chef with...

North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely doormen, welcoming staff. Easy check in. Location to covent garden a quick 8 min walk , brit museum about3 min, many eating choices. Tube and bus options plentiful. A 13 pound taxi from paddington. Easy. Room way to small but very quiet. Separate smoke free area great. Window opens a plus. Not very good or generous amenities or towels...

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Nameet_Asher, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear rhamba k, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your lovely feedback following your recent stay with us. I am happy to read that you found the location to be ideal and the staff to be welcoming. In fact, we pride ourselves on the level of service that we provide to our guests. I am disappointed...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this hotel on a recommendation from a family member and I was not disappointed. The hotel and especially the staircase is beautiful. We were in a deluxe King room. I was expecting something a little more deluxe and bigger but the bed was comfy and the room had everything we needed. The best thing about this hotel is...

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Nameet_Asher, Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Louise A, Thank you for your valuable feedback following your recent stay with us and giving us a try following a recommendation from your family member. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities and I do hope that this visit was a first of many more future visits to come. As you mentioned...

Kent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my wife for a theatre visit. Looks like it's been renovated, and nicely done in bright, modern style. Lovely room, very comfortable bed and good sized bathroom. Asked for and was given a very quiet room on 6th floor. Wifi free and very good. Nice bar, very good breakfast and lots of choice. By far the best...

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Dear timbo46, Thank you for your valuable feedback following your recent stay with us. Also, thank you for staying with us for your theatre visit. I hope that this forms a part of many more future visits to come. I am delighted to read that you liked the style of the hotel and found the bed and the room to...

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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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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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Address: Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: ₹ 12,893 - ₹ 21,401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
The Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
Kingsley By Thistle London
Thistle Bloomsbury
Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
Hotel Style:
#69 Family Hotel in London
#79 Romantic Hotel in London
#101 Business Hotel in London
#126 Luxury Hotel in London
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“6th floor very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles timbo46, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms away from the road may provide a less noisy environment, however this is London. !”
 of 5 bubbles foxtomlin, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The suites are large and comfortable and quiet. They use modern heating and cooling without the use of air ducts and vents. Excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles AdamMcCoy, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't pick a single!!”
 of 5 bubbles alessandragH8422AM, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The annex is cold”
 of 5 bubbles mic19662016, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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