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8.5
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9.4
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
  • St George’s Bloomsbury20 m
  • St George’s Church70 m
  • Rubber Blade80 m
  • Abbott & Holder110 m
  • London Review Bookshop110 m
  • Museum Tavern120 m
  • Gordon Square130 m
  • Gosh!170 m
  • Embassy of Cuba180 m
  • James Smith & Sons180 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Thistle Holborn

    Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom, WC1A 2SD - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 17 times

    "Extremely convenient location, very close by bus & tube stations, and just a block away from the British Museum!"
    Ally L. - May 14, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 97% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.8 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent comfort
    8.7 room quality and comfort
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    • 300 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 98% of all properties in London in the last 24 hours

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    Value for money score
    8.1/10
    Location score
    9.4/10
    Service score
    8.7/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.8/10
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    Value for money8.1
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
    Distance to airport12.1 km

    Rooms available at Thistle Holborn

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Executive King
    Executive King
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe King
    Deluxe King
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    Junior Suite Single
    Junior Suite Single
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Junior Suite 3 people
    Junior Suite 3 people
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Double Single Use Deluxe King Bed
    Double Single Use Deluxe King Bed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    Standard Twin Room
    Standard Twin Room
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Single Bed Room
    Deluxe Single Bed Room
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Executive Room, Non Smoking, Bathtub (Executive King Ad Purch)
    Executive Room, Non Smoking, Bathtub (Executive King Ad Purch)
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    What people love about Thistle Holborn

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Location

      "Walking distance to Primark, Convent city shopping area, etc."

      Mohd F.

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      April 22, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "So child friendly, excellent location for seeing the city."

      Nadine

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      August 13, 2017

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Spaciousness

      "The hotel have very good location & large space room."

      Eka

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      April 2, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Comfortable and clean and decent value this close to thecent..."

    RW

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    January 15, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    20 mentions
    Breakfast
    14 mentions
    Food & Dining
    6 mentions
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    3 mentions

    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Beds were comfy and bedding soft and fresh."

    Victoria

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    December 19, 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Full English/Irish

    Restaurants on site

    Kingsley Two
    Cuisine:British

    Nearby restaurants

    British cuisine
    British cuisine
    Kingsley Two Brasserie & Bar
    10 m British, European, French
    Bush and Fields Cafe
    60 m British, Cafe, Italian
    Silva's Grill & Snack Bar
    170 m British, Cafe, Italian
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    The Old Crown Public House
    60 m American, Bar, British
    Clive's Midtown Diner
    60 m American, British, Diner
    Hubbard & Bell
    140 m American, British, European
    European cuisine
    European cuisine
    My Old Dutch - Holborn
    170 m European, Gluten Free
    Tas Authentic Anatolian Turkish Cuisine
    190 m European, Turkish, Vegetarian
    Tas Restaurant Bloomsbury
    210 m European, Gluten Free, Mediterranean

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Thistle Holborn from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.4
    Excellent
    From 1788 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.5
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    Cleanliness8.8
    Facilities7.8
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.1
    High score for London
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (62)
    8-9 Excellent (52)
    7-8 Very Good (35)
    6-7 Good (10)
    <6 Below Expectation (9)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (44)
    Jun - Aug (44)
    Sep - Nov (26)
    Dec - Feb (54)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Angela from United Kingdom
    Group
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Fantastic , friendly efficient hotel”

    Rooms lovely , clean and pleasant decor. Staff extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble , they were very efficient and professional.. Location excellent . Would definitely go back. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed April 09, 2019

    Dear Angela, Thank you for posting a lovely review of your recent experience of Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley Hotel. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for choosing to stay with us. We feel very privileged that we had chance to serve you. It's wonderful to receive such a good feedback and we are thrilled to hear that everything met your expectations. We very much appreciate your kind compliments, and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for many more stays to come. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

    Responded April 10, 2019
    Thistle Holborn
    8.0
    Excellent
    Mohd from Singapore
    Couple
    Stayed 7 nights in March 2018

    A hotel with an old facade but with modern and new looking rooms”

    Situated not far from two lines, it is also convenient to access the British Museum by foot. In fact, it's a short 5 mins walk (if you are in a hurry to beat the queue) to the Museum and there are plenty to eat around the Museum area (not much good food along the main road though). We loved the location because there's also a bus that takes us to the King's Cross station and doing so, we spared ourselves taking the subway with our giant luggages en route to Paris. Walking distance to Primark, Convent city shopping area, etc. It ticked all of our location boxes. The hotel facade is a little old. But it looks quaint in the inside. The rooms are probably newly renovated and it is HUGE. We had no qualms spreading our 29 inch luggages in the room with enough room to walk around. Facilities are quite limited and the TV is tiny. But who goes to London staying in their rooms watching TV. What we also loved is their drying towel rack. Hot & crisp towels every morning!

    Reviewed April 22, 2018

    Dear Mohd, It is delightful to read your lovely review of your recent stay here at Thistle Holborn-The Kingsley. It's wonderful to receive such a good feedback and we are thrilled to hear that everything met your expectations. We are pleased that you loved our fantastic location for exploring London, and also delighted that you liked your room. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future. Warmest regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

    Responded April 30, 2018
    Thistle Holborn
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Victoria from United Kingdom
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Super location and lovely staff. ”

    Ideally located for theatre district and Oxford Street. Rooms are nice, just what you need. Beds were comfy and bedding soft and fresh. Breakfast wasn’t included, but quite reasonable at £12 extra for a help-yourself buffet with so many options. Nice little bar area too. The hotel felt warm and cosy- we had a lovely stay - would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed December 19, 2017

    Dear Victoria, Thank you for posting a lovely review of your stay here at Thistle Holborn-The Kingsley. We are delighted that you have enjoyed a great stay in our beautifully-appointed, centrally-located hotel and experienced, attentive service throughout. We are honoured to be your hotel choice in London, and we all look forward to welcoming you for many more stays to come. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

    Responded January 11, 2018
    Thistle Holborn
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Farha from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Excellent ”

    Hospitality, warmth, quality

    Reason I checked into this hotel is to celebrate my anniversary.. Boy.. I'm really happy with the service.. The staffs were excellent I am beyond happy.. They upgraded my room for free, prepared my room with rose petals, made towel swans.. This is what quality, hospitality, value for money is all about.. Kudos to all the staffs that made a pleasant stay for me :)

    Reviewed February 21, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Julia from Australia
    Couple
    Executive King
    Stayed 1 night in August 2013

    Excellent city hotel”

    Location, staff, comfortable

    Absolutely excellent and this is coming from a seasoned traveller. The staff are probably the best I've come across in the world, attention to detail must be their middle names. The rooms are smart and comfortable and bathrooms small, but big enough. Location is great, quiet - but only a 5 minute walk to Soho and Covent Garden.

    Reviewed August 18, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Theerasak from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

    Good location and great service”

    Friendly staff, big room, nice and clean bathroom

    all the staff are very friendly. the bedroom and the bathroom are big and clean. the hotel is very close to holborn station which is very central. beautiful decor. i will definitely go back there again.

    Reviewed July 31, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ericia
    Business traveler
    Executive King
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2011

    Beautiful hotel with nice decent rooms”

    Friendly customer service and clean room

    Hotel was nice and clean. We stayed for 2 nights, hotel was chosen due to it's location. It was near our meeting places and it wasn't hard to get around. We stayed in the executive king bed room. Design of the hotel was beauty and of cos the room was of a reasonable size. Would definitely recommend others.

    Reviewed May 28, 2011
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ericia
    Business traveler
    Executive King
    Stayed 1 night in May 2011

    Great hotel”

    Clean

    The main thing abt hotel I looked out for when I travel is the cleanness of the hotel. The hotel was big with nice deco. I like that bedsheets are white. The bed are nice and fluffy. Room service are polite and friendly. The only thing is that breakfast was not included in but it wasn't difficult to go around for food. It's location is convenient.

    Reviewed May 28, 2011
    8.0
    Excellent
    Gregory from France
    Business traveler
    Stayed 14 nights in April 2018

    Pretty good”

    I had a single room for 2 weeks. Nothing to complain about, sometimes a bit noisy because view on the street. Obviously the room was small but clean and well equiped and good location of the hotel. I would maybe express a reservation about - AC/heating system like in most of London hotel - food from the hotel a night which was ok/ average.

    Reviewed April 26, 2018

    Dear Gregory, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley Hotel. It's wonderful to receive such a good feedback and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and that our central location, comfort of your room and our high cleanliness standards were the highlights for you. We very much appreciate your constructive feedback with regards to quality of our food offering, which I have already shared with our Head Chef and the team. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Best regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

    Responded April 30, 2018
    Thistle Holborn
    8.4
    Excellent
    Shaimaa from Kuwait
    Group
    Executive King
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2017

    Excellent”

    There is no security in the hotel as anyone can enter from the front door and they can use the left easily no card is needed to use the lefts! The beds and pillows are not comfortable at all! Everything else is fine.

    Reviewed January 06, 2018

    Dear Shaimaa, Thank you for posting a review of your stay at Thistle Holborn-The Kingsley and for bringing your concerns to our attention. I am very disappointed to read your review, and that we failed to live up to your expectations. We very much appreciate your constructive feedback, and have already shared your comments with the hotel's senior managers and directors. We very much hope that despite this we will one day have the pleasure of once again welcoming you to the hotel, and restoring your faith in the Kingsley. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

    Responded January 11, 2018
    Thistle Holborn
    8.0
    Excellent
    sigrid from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe King
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    good value for money / super convenient location”

    We stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights. It is perfectly located in walking distance to most of the theaters and a few very good restaurants. I would definitely recommend the hotel for a weekend stay in London. The room was spacious and clean.

    Reviewed January 05, 2018

    Dear Sigrid, Thank you for posting a lovely review of your stay at Thistle Holborn-The Kingsley Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us and found the room spacious and clean. The location of the hotel is ideal for the leisure traveller, many of London's West End Theatres are a short stroll away from the hotel. World famous shopping street, Oxford Street, with more than 300 shops can be reached in less than 20-minute walk. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay next time you are visiting London. Warm regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

    Responded January 11, 2018
    Thistle Holborn
    9.2
    Exceptional
    John from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Executive King
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

    Fantastic location ”

    The hotel is is located a 2min walk from Covent Garden and also close to oxford street. It was so convenient for shopping. Easy to pop back to the hotel if we needed. Parking at Bloomsbury square just round the corner, half price if the hotel validates the ticket. Bed and pillows were lovely and comfortable - we had a king size. Will definitely stay here again

    Reviewed November 10, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Masakazu from Japan
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

    Good response for the problem”

    We had drain problem at shower booth. We asked them to fix it during we were out for sight-seeing. But they came and fixed immidiately during our breakfast time at the restaurant. We found thier apology letter in the room. It is very good consideration for the guest.

    Reviewed August 22, 2016
    6.8
    Good
    Wong from Hong Kong
    Group
    Stayed 8 nights in June 2016

    bad check in experience, convenient location”

    Bad experience during checking in this hotel. Staff at the check in counters were unorganised and unhelpful. Comfortable and quiet rooms. Very convnient location, near to tube stations and the British Museum, walking distance to covent garden and there are restaurant choices nearby.

    Reviewed July 12, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Bernard from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

    Lovely staff, excellent service and location”

    Staff, accommodation and location

    We booked in for two nights and were met by very pleasant and competent front-of-house staff. Our room was nicely appointed, the decor unobtrusive. The hotel is located very near to Shaftesbury Ave and only a few minutes walk to Coventry Garden and Soho. As we ate a late breakfast, we put the overdone sausages down to them having been under the buffet heat too long. Next day was the same and we concluded sausages are cooked in the oven for too long, which was disappointing but we would still recommend The Thistle.

    Reviewed January 21, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Patrick from United States
    Family with teens
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

    December 2014 Xmass break stay”

    Friendly staff, great breakfast, great location

    We had a wonderful 4 night stay with our 3 children. We had a delux double and a jr. suite for our family, which worked well. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the hotel had a friendly, open feel. Especially nice was the bus stop right outside the door, which we took to many sites. Also 5 minute walk to British museum and 10 min. to theatres. We loved Matilda the Musical and felt safe walking back to the hotel at 10 p.m. Good restaurants nearby: Savoir Faire, and Punjab.

    Reviewed January 13, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    LINDA from United Kingdom
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

    Perfect London base”

    The staff, comfy beds and cleanliness

    Perfect location for theatreland, covent garden etc. Staff couldn't do enough for us. Can't comment on food as we were room only and ate out, however I would imagine same quality would apply. The concierge (sorry don't know his name but he is from Slovakia) was lovely. Very helpful and charming. View from room not good (onto a brick wall) but only in the room for sleeping. Would recommend.

    Reviewed June 16, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Michelle from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

    Comfortable hotel with attentive staff.”

    Helpfulness and friendliness of staff, cleanliness of room, reliability and ease of internet access.

    This hotel provided an excellent base from which to explore London in the short time we were there. The check in process was painless and they offered me the option to add breakfast for us for 10GBP each at that time. The option was also available to pay in our home currency which was nice. The concierge was attentive and assisted us with an umbrella, storing our luggage after check out, arranging a transfer to Heathrow (49GBP quoted however the driver said it was 50GBP), arranging tickets for a hop on hop off bus and tickets to the Tower of London and also letting us know that the London Eye was closed for annual maintenance (but we still walked there to catch an evening river cruise anyway). The hotel was close to a variety of restaurants, transport options (buses, tube), gardens, pubs, shows, sights/museums, and shows. The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed the internet and reverse cycle capable air conditioner in the room.

    Reviewed January 13, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Aileen from Australia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

    Comfortable and convenient inner London”

    Fairly spacious and clean room/bathroom and helpful staff

    My teenage daughter and I chose to spend a little extra on accommodation in London to ensure we had a decent sized bedroom and bathroom and were not disappointed. The staff were ever so helpful and tried very hard to please but in some cases were let down by lack of attention to fine detail. Although if requested, this hotel caters for food intolerances, we had issues with the food that we ordered on several occasions as it did not arrive at our table as described in the menu. The wait staff/manager did compensate for this but the small detail does make a difference to the comfort and convenience of a stay.

    Reviewed October 14, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Cheryl from Canada
    Group
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2013

    Fantastic staff, great location, and modern room”

    Location, Staff and modern look of the room

    My mother and I had a lovely week at Thistle. The staff went out of their way to assist you. The location was also great. I decided to get the breakfast voucher for one morning and in retrospect it turned out to be great value. The voucher of ten pounds included taxes and the quality and variety of breakfast was great.

    Reviewed May 19, 2013
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    • Exceptional location
    • British Museum
    • Holborn Tube Station is within 0.3 km