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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

good rooms. Went with my family. great service and best staff. excellent spot in the middle of London city. near to great shopping centers and streets. poor breakfast and not much to select and choose

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

Dear i S, 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. The hotel is fortunate enough to be in an enviable location close to all the attractions and amenities. I am...

Reading, PA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to stay in the Bloomsbury area. It is on the Piccadilly tube line which goes directly to Heathrow airport and you can walk to many museums, theaters and restaurants in the area. This was the first time we stayed at this hotel. We stayed in what was a "deluxe twin." I had requested a quiet location. It was...

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

Dear luvroma2, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback and highlighting all the aspects of your stay that you enjoyed. Also, thank you for giving us a try and choosing to stay with us during your trip to London. I hope that this was the first in many more to come… We pride ourselves on...

somerset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good location and although part of a chain it felt small and friendly. We had a delux twin which wasn't delux but was a fair size with comfy beds. Our view was blooming awful overlooking a rusty dumping ground part of hotel but it was only one night. Breakfast good standard fayre. Would probably stay again and ask not to...

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

Dear pikelou, Thank you for your valuable feedback following your recent stay with us. I am glad to read that you found the beds to be comfy and that you would return again. These are new beds that we have introduced in all our rooms and many of our previous guests have given us really positive reviews about them. With...

Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a night as we were seeing a West End show. Excellent location, 5 mins walk from the tube and 10 mins from the theatres. However, air con wasn't working in the room, there was no fridge and no extractor fan in the bathroom, which meant once we'd showered it was like a sauna and we couldn't use the...

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

Dear CagedNomad, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and providing us with your valuable feedback following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read that you found the location ideal for your needs. The hotel is situated in an enviable location close to all the attractions and amenities. I am disappointed to read about...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to spend some time in the Thistle recently, our block of apartments had a gas leak and we moved out for a very long weekend whilst the repairs were done by the building management. The room we had was wonderful, for a city break and/or just holidaying one couldn't have done better. They were comfortable, warm, clean -...

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

Dear Jamie T, Thank you for providing your valuable and detailed feedback following your recent stay with us at The Kingsley. I am really disappointed to read about the issues you have mentioned about F&B. As such, I would like to speak to you directly about them. If you could kindly email me on the below email address and provide...

Arundel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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 21 March 2017

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

Dear fcomunication, Thank you for your feedback. However, I believe that you have reviewed the incorrect hotel. Our hotel, The Kingsley has not been under any kind of refurbishment and we have had no issues whatsoever with any of our elevators. Also, the highest floor in our hotel is the 6th floor and not the 4th as you have mentioned....

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017 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 21 March 2017

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 20 March 2017 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...

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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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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: RM836 - RM1,435 (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
#129 Luxury Hotel in London
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“We stayed in room 104 was ok no noise”
bigmart, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Good Rooms but eat out!”
JamieTWC1, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“6th floor very quiet”
timbo46, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms away from the road may provide a less noisy environment, however this is London. !”
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!”
AdamMcCoy, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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