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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

This is simple an excellent Hotel in an excellent location with staff who are totally focused on delivery the best customer experience possible. This was a special weekend break for my wife and I as we had not been away together for nearly 7 years. Having booked the hotel over the internet I was a little apprehensive however the minute... More 

4 Thank PadraigNolan
Marktoberdorf, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

I was here for a Business trip and I really enjoyed to stay at this hotel. Great breakfast and nice cleaned rooms!! Great! Also it is on the main street and tourism street, Oxford street! Always would come back here at this hotel!

1 Thank Anja G
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Reviewed 10 February 2015

From the moment we walked in we found the atmosphere very friendly, in particular we were greeted at reception by Doriana who I must say deserves a special mention for the way she put us at ease and in particular, arranged for a room near the lifts due to my husband’s mobility problems and for phoning us once we were... More 

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Gabriella N, Relationship Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Emlyn T, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay with us, I am so pleased we were able to make your stay with us a comfortable one and that you found the atmosphere to be very friendly. I will pass on your kind comments to all of the team, especially Doriana.... More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

From the moment we checked in, the experience was excellent. We were upgraded due to the day being our wedding anniversary. On arrival in our room, we were greeted by a card wishing us a Happy Anniversary with a box of chocolates. The chocolates were lovely. However, the chocolates and the free upgrade were clearly outshone by the card that... More 

2 Thank Ken A
Gabriella N, Relationship Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Ken A, Thank you very much for your feedback from your recent stay with us, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to provide you with a small token of appreciation for choosing to stay with us. I will pass on your kind comments to the team and... More 

Newport Pagnell, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Excellent hotel the beds were sooooo comfortable. Lovely location just by Covent Gardens and near the theaters Staff very friendly and could not do enough for you Clean and spacios rooms would definately recommend this hotel

2 Thank Jeanette S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

This was my base in London for 5 days. It was a very comfortable room to stay in for the week. Bathrooms were well appointed, spacious and modern. The shower was good. For someone who is 6'3", I could also comfortably take a bath. Room was spacious. It's only a short walk to Holborn station (Piccadilly and Central lines). Transport... More 

3 Thank Andrew S
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2015

The hotel staff are really lovely and the breakfast was delicious. The chocolates left by housekeeping were a lovely little touch. However, our room was very small, more like a single standard room than a twin deluxe. We checked with reception that it was in fact a deluxe twin room and we were told it was. The single beds were... More 

1 Thank Christine B
Gabriella N, Relationship Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Christine B, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent stay with us at Thistle Holborn, the Kingsley. I am delighted to hear that our staff looked after you and that you were left some chocolates in your room during your stay, however I am disappointed to hear of the problems that you had due... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2015

I stayed here for one night in February whilst in London on business and was impressed from beginning to end. I've stayed in a lot of central London hotels over the years and this hotel is now definitely a favourite. Great location - just a stones throw from the British Museum and a short walk to major shopping areas like... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in 2010 with my partner for a few days, this hotel was perfect! The rooms were spacious and modern and had all the facilities we needed. The room service and staff were great, we ordered dinner late one night and nothing was too much trouble for them. We had breakfast in the room which to be honest was... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2015

beautiful hotel ,very good location 3-4 minutes walking from Holborn tube station ,several minutes to Covent Garden and British Museum. Nice rooms but heated only by air condition Very good breakfast cooked selection cheese meat pastries and fruits Many thanks for making it a splendid stay

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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: RM791 - RM1,506 (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
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#69 Family Hotel in London
#79 Romantic Hotel in London
#101 Business Hotel in London
#115 Luxury Hotel in London
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