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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Stayed on 1st June for 1 night....and I didn't want to leave the bed....it was so comfy! Greeted by a friendly lady and all the staff were very helpful and lovely.......only thing I would stay was the room was a tiny bit small....but apart from that everything was very good and I was very impressed.....Will be recommending to friends and... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear finners3 Thank you for your lovely review of 5 stars and your recommendations. We really appreciate you taking the time to post such motivating comments. Lets hope we can welcome you again very soon. Please contact the hotel directly for the best prices. Warm regards. Vicky Marshman General Manager More 

Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Had a wonderful stay at this hotel on Friday night. We arrived stressed after being delayed on our flight to find that we had been upgraded to an executive room. The room was wonderful; large, spacious, clean, luxurious. The bathroom was massive and had complimentary toiletries. Tea and coffe in the room. We had a bottle of wine in the... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear pimbbj. I am thrilled with your 5 star review. Thank you so much for your comments, we really appreciate your feedback. The team try hard to make the guest experience seamless, and I can read here we met your expectations. Please come back and visit again soon, booking direct with the hotel will ensure you get the best price.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for few night in a stunning room with a comfy sofa bed ,we was very impresed about the staff (our room attended a old lady was very friendly she gave us everything what we request and the supervisor Lilian was very helpful with information about the hotel and all arounds).The food and the restaurant was very nice to.We... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Johny09, Thank you for your 5 star review. We take pride in our hotel and service. And I am pleased we met your expectations on this visit. I will be certain to pass on your kind comments to our Housekeeping team, I am sure they will be over the moon, especially Lilliana. Please come back and visit us again... More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Great Hotel , stayed here a few times and it just gets better and better. Fantastic friendly, helpful staff. Really good spacious room, very clean and for central London quiet as well. Can't beat the location as near Oxford Street, Theatre land, Covent Garden and British Museum. All in walking distance.

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear anita f Thank you for your 5 star review. We are very grateful for your feedback, and appreciate your comments. To read we just "get better and better" is exactly what we strive for. I am pleased you found our location ideal for your needs, and our team helpful. I hope we can welcome you back very soon. Please... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Modern upmarket hotel in heart of West End. Stayed with family in junior suite which was clean spacious seperate room with tv and sofa bed for the children. Paid £250 a night and extra for breakfast which for the location and service level was excellent value. Breakfast first class and we very impressed with Sonia who took care of us.... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear john e, Thank you for your amazing review on our team and hotel. I am delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay and found our service and location great. Sonia really does take pride in exceeding in customer service, and I can read here she delivered this for you. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful... More 

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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

So when we arrived at the hotel the location was fantastic,no one to greet us at the door!! however we had to take our own bags to the room to be greeted with blood on the pillow/curtain a mould around the bath and in gaps of the tiles !! The this morning to be woken up by the cleaners shouting... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Anna H, I was disappointed to read your review. As you can read from previous reviews, this is not the type of service we strive to achieve here at Thistle Holborn. Would it be possible to discuss your stay with us in more detail? Please contact me on vicky.marshman@thistle.co.uk. Kind regards, Vicky Marshman General Manager More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Fantastic suite for our family of 5. Room was very spacious with a separate living area with a sofa bed. Very clean - bottled water nice touch. Staff very welcoming and courteous. Excellent location for covent garden and theatres. Breakfast was lovely.Will definitely stay again.

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear neha m Thank you for taking the time to post such a glowing review on our hotel and team at Thistle Holborn. We are all thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay with us and found our facilities met your expectations. Lets hope we can welcome you back sometime soon, please contact the hotel directly for the best prices.... More 

Long Eaton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful location for an overnight stay in London. very central to everything we wanted to see. could not fault the staff, all very polite and attentive. Didn't eat here as found a delightful Italian just round the corner. We did receive a complimentary upgrade from deluxe double to a executive king which was very welcome. plenty of room... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear John B, Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review. We really appreciate the lovely comments about the hotel and the team. I will ensure they all read your review and I know they will be just as delighted as me with your review. Lets hope we can welcome you back sometime soon. All the... More 

Asker, Norway
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

This is the perfect place to stay in London if you want to be close to cultural institutions and central areas for shopping and dining. The staff is extremely friendly and service-minded, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, the wi-fi is efficient, and the night noises from the street didn't ruin our sleep as they often do in central city... More 

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear Einar42. Thank you for posting a 5 star review on our hotel Thistle Holborn. The team and I are thrilled with your comments. And I am personally pleased to read both our location and staff friendliness lived up to expectations. Please do let me know if you will be travelling to London in the future, we would love to... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I am consistenlty amazed at the high standards exuded at The Kingsley, from the moment you step in throughout the establishment. The staff are extremley accomodating, and the standard of the breakfast is excellent.

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Vicky M, General Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this review

Dear barryd985 We are absolutely delighted with your amazing 5 star review. Thank you so much for such glowing comments on our hotel and team. This is exactly what we strive for here at Thistle Holborn. I do hope we can welcome you back again very soon. With warmest regards, Vicky Marshman General Manager More 

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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: $238 - $452 (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
#115 Luxury Hotel in London
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