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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 August 2015

I loved staying here, from the understated elegance of the place to the brilliant location within walking distance of almost everything I wanted to see, it was the perfect choice for my week in London. I was thrilled to think that E.M Forster had once lived here, since "A Room With a View" is one of my all-time favorites and...

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

Dear rachelE9763WT, Greetings from London! Thank you for choosing to spend your time in London with us, what an honour! Please be assured your kind praise has been shared with the team, all guest feedback is truly valuable to us. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel the next time you are visiting...

Rosmalen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

The Kindley is a friendly and quiet hotel. Location is perfect; breakfast is good. Rooms on the 6th are small but tidy. Staff is very friendly. Sonia was the highlight of our six days in the Kingsley. Will certainly visit again

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

Dear marcelX7607NX, Greetings from London! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the hotel. The location of the hotel is rather desirable, being so close to some of London’s top attractions. Please be assured I have shared your comments with the team and have passed on your special mention to Sonia personally, your feedback is...

Sydney
Reviewed 30 July 2015

I booked for 7 nights and this hotel was fantastic. The staff were incredibly nice and helpful and the rooms were absolutely spotless upon arrival. I was placed on the 6th floor and had no real complaints other than my room having no fridge (not sure if all rooms are like this). The location is incredibly convenient for Tottenham Court...

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

Dear mnguyen0325, Greetings from London! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the hotel. We are in a very desirable part of London, great for exploring this fantastic city. Your feedback is truly appreciated, please be assured I have shared your feedback with the team. Our hotel room are not stocked with Mini-Bars but is...

Warwick, Rhode Island
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This hotel is in a very good location - central to lively and interesting places. Great public transportation as well from here. The issue really is the noise from the pipes in the rooms - we heard running water throughout our stay and it really was hard to sleep through when you can hear every time someone opens a faucet...

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

Dear Judith R, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the hotel. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience you experienced with us, I can assure you this is by no means the level of service we wish to aspire to as want to ensure all our guests have a comfortable stay with us....

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The location was real close to Holborn Tube station on the Central line and just 10 mins brisk walk from Covent Garden. Such an interesting area surrounded by the Lincoln Inns fields and other Barristers Chambers with fantastic architecture around every corner. We even walked to Mayfair for supper(30mins). Hotel Décor v smart, black and greys with a Mackintosh and...

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

Dear Chris C, Greetings from London! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the hotel. The location of the hotel is rather desirable, being so close to some of London’s top attractions. Our team pride themselves in ensuring all guests have an enjoyable and comfortable stay here at the hotel. We do hope we will...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The staff are most helpful arrived early and room was ready so check in was quick.this is second time to this hotel and will return again. Breakfast was really good lots of choice and very tasty ..can't rate this hotel highly enough for location staff and food .

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

Dear haze50, Thank you for choosing to stay with us again in London, what an honour! Your feedback is really appreciated, please be assured I have shared your feedback with the team. Please do not hesitate to contact us next time you are travelling to London for any assistance you may require, we would be more than happy to assist....

Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We chose this hotel based on our research of hotels in this location on Tripadvisor. We were very pleased with the location (short walk to Leicester Square, Covent Garden) and the hotel itself. It is also equidistant from Holborn and Tottenham Court Road Tube stations. The hotel itself is excellent with very friendly and efficient staff. Our room (a suite)...

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

Dear Dave S, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the hotel, your 5 Star review is very much appreciated. Your kind words are truly valuable to the team, please be assured I have shared your feedback with them. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel the next time you are in...

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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Stayed there while on a brief vacation with my fiance. The room was very comfortable and clean. The electronics (outlets and tv) and shower were a little tricky to figure out at first, but worked reliably after that. The hotel is in a very good location, with virtually all London attractions within walking distance (or a very short tube ride.)...

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Dear A TripAdvisor Member, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the hotel. The hotel is located in a desirable location close to a lot of London’s major attractions. Your feedback is truly valuable to us and I would like to thank you once again for sharing your experience. I hope that we will have...

West Yorkshire
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights in April. Half business, half pleasure. Reasonable price for the location. I was not happy with my first room and they were happy to move me to a better room. The food was excellent and the service first class. This is now my Central London hotel of choice.

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

Dear Matt0844, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the hotel. Please be assured I have shared your comments with the team, your feedback is truly valuable. We are very glad we are your first choice of hotel in London, please do not hesitate to contact the team directly for any assistance you may require,...

Reviewed 27 July 2015

We stayed on a couple of hot and steamy London days-but the hotel was cool and the aircon in the bedroom worked well and silently. Checked in early (good) and got thoroughly frazzled at a hot and packed British Museum, which is really just round the corner.Luckily the room was quiet and cool, and a good size for London. The...

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Dear Dave B, Thank you for your 5 star review you have posted on our hotel. We are lucky enough that the Hotel is located in a desirable part of London close to a lot of major attractions. Your kind words are truly valuable to the team, please be assured I have shared your feedback with them. We very much...

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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: $260 - $445 (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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“Had a room on the 4th floor. Slight traffic noise but nothing to complain about. The young lady who cleaned our room was very efficient.”
F46PEjanw, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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