The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel

126 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 5AD - See map
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The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel

"Great hotel, stayed 6-nights and lucky to get the side room (not on main street) so it is quiet"

Mayur - January 2, 2018

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Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to The British Museum
Within 310 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Cosmo China 60 m
Queen’s Larder 60 m
Jacqueline Shaw Pearl Boutique 80 m
Queen Square Gardens 110 m
Cochrane Theatre 140 m
Bloomsbury Square 180 m
All Star Lanes 190 m
Old Bloomsbury 210 m
Russell Square 220 m
London Review Bookshop 260 m
Nearby landmarks
The British Museum 310 m
National Gallery 1.34 km
London Eye 1.95 km
Madame Tussauds London 2.22 km
Big Ben 2.23 km
Buckingham Palace 2.52 km
Tower of London 3.55 km
Tower Bridge 3.72 km
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum 4.35 km
Natural History Museum 4.56 km
8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
  • 270 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Room service [24-hour]

  • Bar

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Value for money7.3
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport12.1 km

Rooms available at The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.5
Standard Double
Standard Double
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin
Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Single
Standard Single
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Family Room for 2 Adults and 1 Child
Family Room for 2 Adults and 1 Child
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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FAMILY ROOM Family Room for 3 People
FAMILY ROOM Family Room for 3 People
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Family Room (3)
Family Room (3)
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  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Single Room (Smart)
Single Room (Smart)
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel?

The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Location

    "Basic but comfortable rooms, good location and very good staff."

    Alex

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    March 16, 2020

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Clean room, helpful staff, good location to get around London."

    Marc

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    June 21, 2017

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Great location, very clean and staff friendly."

    Emma

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    January 11, 2018

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Overall rating:
7.8
Very good
220 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
The location of hotel is good, easy to find from Russell Sq ...
Wendy from Singapore
Couple
More about The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel

More about The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel

Set in literary Bloomsbury, close to the British Museum, this red-brick Victorian hotel is within walking distance to Covent Garden. The Houses Of Parliament, the London Eye, And Leicester Square are all within a kilometer and a half from the hotel. The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel, a heritage hotel with stained glass windows in the lobby, is right next to Russell Square's underground station. Renovated in 2003, the hotel is a fully non-smoking property and features cable TV and wireless internet access. The on-site Dudley’s restaurant serves delicious breakfast, and the on-site bar is a great place to relax with friends over a game of pool. Many restaurants and cafés are within walking distance. With a convenient location close to many attractions, the hotel is an ideal base for tourists in London.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
14 mentions
Breakfast
8 mentions
Internet
3 mentions
Taxi
1 mention

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional

"This was a great place, fantastic position to explore London..."

Richard

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April 6, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Full English/Irish
Buffet

Restaurants on site

Bloomsbury Bar and Kitchen
Cuisine:European
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

British cuisine
British cuisine
Restaurant 92
90 m British, European
La Roccia
150 m British, Cafe
The Conservatory at the Montague
200 m British
American cuisine
American cuisine
All Star Lanes - Holborn
150 m American, Bar
The Montague Ski Lodge
200 m American, European, German
The Gourmet Burger Company - Brunswick
300 m American
European cuisine
European cuisine
Denise's
60 m European, French
Noble Rot
330 m European, Wine Bar
My Old Dutch - Holborn
380 m European, Gluten Free

What's nearby

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Reviews of The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
7.8
Very good
From 220 reviews
8.8Location
8.5Service
7.8Cleanliness
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Rating via Agoda7.8
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Cleanliness8.0
Facilities6.9
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service8.3
Value for money7.3
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8.8
Excellent
Shane from Singapore
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

Honeymoon Surprise”

My wife and I had our honeymoon in UK and our rooms got upgraded, with the rooms nicely decorated with wine and chocolates prepared. We are amazed by the hospitality of the staff and would certainly recommend this place! Thank you to all staff from Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel!

Reviewed July 19, 2018

Dear Shane, Hope my response finds you well. First of all thanks for your feedback on your recent stay with us, it only pleases us to receive honest comments on our hotel team and service. I have passed your comments to the team and we will all be looking forward to welcoming you to the hotel on a future occasion. We are glad you enjoyed our team's treat and had an enjoyable stay. Many thanks again for your time and great feedback on our team and service at the Thistle Bloomsbury Park! Kind regards Ruben Molledo Operations Manager

Responded July 20, 2018
The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
paul from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Great Hotel, great location, great staff !”

Clean, friendly and location.

hotel and staff were great. the location was perfect, we covered all the sites in central london on foot without needing the tube and the walk from the hotel into central london was very pleasant. 2 mins walk to the british museum and 10 mins walk to covent garden. on arrival we asked to change rooms to be on higher floor and staff accomodated with a smile. we arrived earlier than check in and left later than check out leaving cases in secure locked room with no problems. we are frequent visitors to london and highly reccomend the bloomsbury !

Reviewed January 10, 2012
9.2
Exceptional
Richard from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Fantastic accommodation ”

This was a great place, fantastic position to explore London. Starbucks next door, a Prita just up the road and a 5 min walk to the London Underground train network (the Tube). Buses and taxis are also easy to catch. The Thistle staff were very helpful and I enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast there, it was everything you could want. I would happily stay here again and highly recommend, Thank you. Richard/ Australia April 5, 2019

Reviewed April 06, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Mohd from Malaysia
Family with young children
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

Excellent”

A well-informed staff to assist a first timer traveler that drives into London would be a good impression on the establishment including on vehicle drop-point (for luggage), parking and congestion fee (in London). I was circling the neighbourhood searching for a suitable parking and/or parking arrangement, with minimal information provided by the staff. Apart from that, the service by the Hotel is excellent.

Reviewed July 24, 2017

Dear Mohd, Thank you for your review and feedback. I am sorry to hear that you had difficulty finding the local offsite car parking facilities but I am pleased that apart from this you found the services provided by us as a hotel to be excellent. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, Jack

Responded August 01, 2017
The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel
7.7
Very good
Gemma from Ireland
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

good hotel clean room and friendly staff”

staff breakfast and location

the bloomsbury park hotel is ideal for a shopping trip to london.It is well located with easy access to public transport. Room was clean and staff were very friendly going the extra mile for customers. Breakfast was excellent.

Reviewed August 24, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Nicholas from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

Very good”

Location, staff, comfort

Upon hearing that my wife and I were recently married, Salman 'Sam' offered us two glasses of complimentary champagne. All staff were friendly and professional throughout our stay and the young lady on duty during our check out on July 20th kindly offered to store our luggage while we enjoyed our last sunny afternoon in London. On behalf of my wife and I, I would like to thank all the staff at the Bloosmbury Park Hotel for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed July 25, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Michael from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

great stay and great location”

location, nice staff,clean and tidy rooms spotless bathroom

We arrived and booked in swiftly, room was small but neat and tidy. Only complaint was the noise factor from the street, double glazing would help. Location was superb, warm room , comfortable bed all my wife and i need as a base for exploring London.

Reviewed February 17, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Caroline from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

Great location, near to theatre and shopping.”

Friendly staff, large and clean room.

Hotel was in a great location, we had a particularly large room which was clean, spacious and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. Would definitely visit again. The price was very reasonable also.

Reviewed November 09, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Jane from United Kingdom
Group
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Excellent ”

Had a birthday celebration in London, the room was lovely, the staff very welcoming and a very nice breakfast the next day which was much needed.

Reviewed March 11, 2019

Dear Jane, First of all thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us, it only pleases us to receive honest comments on our hotel team and service. I was happy to read your recent stay at Thistle Bloomsbury Park has been excellent. It is always the best motivation to all of us to receive such a kind and positive review. Please be assured your kind words are already shared with our entire team, and we are all looking forward to welcome you back on a future occasion. Many thanks again for your time and feedback! Kind Regards, Gergo Szvoren Front Office Manager

Responded March 15, 2019
The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel
6.8
Good
Ian from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Basic”

Very friendly & welcoming upon check in, but this is an old unloved hotel which thistle have put new curtains on. Room was unbearably hot upon arrival & even after turning the radiator down and opening the door to the cold en suite it didn’t get to a comfortable overnight temperature. Not up to the thistle brand and needs a thorough refurbishment to warrant over £150 a night

Reviewed January 25, 2018

Dear Ian, Hope my response finds you well. First of all thanks for taking the time to feedback on your recent stay with us at the Thistle Bloomsbury Park, it only pleases us to receive honest comments from our guests on our product and service. I am sorry to read that some of the room features, especially the heat and decor, did not quite live up to your expectations. We do appreciate and take all our guest comments into consideration and use them to improve our product and offer in a proactive way. I trust that you found our team most welcoming and accommodating and will pass your kind remarks to them. We do hope we can welcome you back on a future occasion and see some of the improvements to our offer based on your feedback. Thanks again for your honest feedback, this is much appreciated. Warm regards Ruben Molledo Operations Manager

Responded January 30, 2018
The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
susan from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

fabulous hotel couldnt fault it”

easy to get to from tube station. very claean and modern

We were thrilled with this hotel.On arrival they offered us a king size bed which we took instead of 2 singles it was huge more like a super king. Also asked for a quiet part of hotel which was fab no noise from roads or from anyone else. We dint opt for breakfast as there were many places to eat out. We just had the 1 evening meal there which was fine, although we couldnt understand the waiter as he was unsure of himself as later he told us he only served at breakfast and because of shortage of staff they had asked him to help out. Overall we had a good time and would def go back there.

Reviewed July 05, 2012
7.7
Very good
kate from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

Very Nice and suited our needs”

Close to the theatres and transport hubs. Very friendly and the room was good

We didn't have breakfast included in our stay (and therefore can't comment fairly below) but there are so many places out and about that offer good food. We like to eat out. We spend little time in the hotel when we visit London. It was good to have a hotel that didn't suffer from the noisy streets.

Reviewed February 29, 2012
7.0
Very good
Karla from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

Nice simpel hotel, perfect for a little escape”

Good location, not too far from public transportation.

The hotel was small and intimate, perfect for our little escape to London. It was walking distance from the subway and the British Museum. Enough places to have breakfast since our booking came without breakfast included, but they also had a nice breakfast buffet at the hotel for a reseanoble price. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. Overall a good experience.

Reviewed January 30, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Kenneth from Trinidad & Tobago
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2012

Great rooms lovely hotel location, a bit noisy”

Clean, Good serivice, good location, good beds and rooms

clean everywhere, good serivice, good location, good beds and rooms. tiny elevator, no ramp for entering hotel. it had everything a good hotel should have. the location is good but a little bit of a walk to the tottenham court road station. it is on a busy road there were lots of sirens and road noises which did not make sleep easier, it didn't seem to have double glazed that's why. everything else was fine.

Reviewed May 10, 2012
7.7
Very good
Wafa from Bahrain
Family with teens
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Best Location”

Location, Staff, cleanliness

The hotel was in an excellent location whereby stores, restaurants, grocery shops were just outside the hotel entrance. We did not dine in the hotel because of that. everything was within walking distance. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room and the bathroom were clean, but the room was very small and the beds as well. We really liked our stay in the hotel but I believe its overpriced considering its a 3 star hotel and the very small room.

Reviewed November 22, 2015
7.7
Very good
Chris from United States
Family with young children
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

Decent hotel near Russell Square”

Room is adequate size, clean, king size bed comfortable. Good full breakfast for 10 quid. Nice staff.

A slightly more than acceptable hotel - therefore well above average for London. Biggest downside was they charge for wifi. In the lobby I was able to access free wifi from a neighbouring establishment.

Reviewed July 21, 2012
7.7
Very good
Mark from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

Budget hotel”

clean, easy access, good free wifi.

very good, only worry would be if it is warm in London, rooms have very little ventilation and window can only be opened slightly. No air con , just a fan, so avoid hotel if heat wave is due.

Reviewed June 09, 2014
8.4
Excellent
DJ from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Nice hotel. Great breakfast. Walking distance to shows Covent garden and British Museum.”

Great french restaurant across to street and grocery store 2 blocks away. Good value for night in london. Would stay again.

Reviewed March 19, 2018

Dear DJ , Hope this email finds you well. First of all thanks for your feedback on your recent stay with us, it only pleases us to receive honest comments on our hotel team and service. I have passed your comments to the team and we will all be looking forward to welcoming you to the hotel on a future occasion. Many thanks again for your time and feedback! Kind regards Ruben Molledo Operations Manager

Responded March 26, 2018
The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Mayur from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 6 nights in December 2017

Good location and reachable to all parts of London”

Great hotel, stayed 6-nights and lucky to get the side room (not on main street) so it is quiet (recommended). Location. Location. Location. That's all i can say.

Reviewed January 02, 2018

Dear Mayur , Hope this email finds you well. First of all thanks for your feedback on your recent stay with us, it only pleases us to receive honest comments on our hotel team and service. I have passed your comments to the team and we will all be looking forward to welcoming you to the hotel on a future occasion. Many thanks again for your time and feedback! Kind regards Ruben Molledo Operations Manager

Responded January 02, 2018
The Thistle Bloomsbury Park Hotel
9.2
Exceptional
Yin from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

That was a good accommodation for travelling ”

It has a good position because it nears the British museum, underground and it just takes 15 minutes by walk to China town. And the hotel is quite large and the staff are very friendly!

Reviewed January 01, 2018

Dear Yin, Hope this email finds you well. First of all thanks for your feedback on your recent stay with us, it only pleases us to receive honest comments on our hotel team and service. I have passed your comments to the team and we will all be looking forward to welcoming you to the hotel on a future occasion. Many thanks again for your time and feedback! Kind regards Ruben Molledo Operations Manager

Responded January 03, 2018
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