Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Hotel - London

ex. The Kingsley by Thistle

Bloomsbury Way, London, United Kingdom, WC1A 2SD  show map
 4 stars
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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Hotel - London

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Verified Reviews:

  • Bed lineen seemed new and very clean - Breakfast room was cool and airy
  • Free newspapers - Bed was hard - Within walking distance of covent garden
  • Breakfast buffet was very complete - Would definately stay in this hotel again - No free internet
  • Beds were comfortable - Linen changed daily - Staff were curtious and effiecient
  • Room was very well presented - Nice bathroom with power shower - Very close to the british museum

Overview

Set in the historical center of London this Victorian-style hotel features 138 rooms and quick access to Buckingham Palace, Marylebone and The London Theatre. The hotel opened its doors in 1898 and was remodeled in 2009.

This comfortable property is 5 minutes' walk to Covent Garden, British Museum and Oxford Street. The center of London is 2 km away from the venue.

This hotel is placed in Hackney district, known for a palace and a museum.

Within a 5-minute walk guests will find Russell Square subway station. The hotel lies within 15 km of London City airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of Standard Junior Suite, Special Twin Room and Contemporary Junior Suite that come with standard décor as well as a personal safe, TV with satellite channels, a Nespresso machine, free Wi-Fi and LCD TV. They feature en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a power shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The traditional restaurant amazes guests with special international dishes in an elegant atmosphere. Guests can spend time in the stylish Onsite Restaurant And bar serving a wide range of refreshments and tea. The venue is set next to a metro station and just 50 meters from Kingsley Two Brasserie & Bar and Truckles of Pied Bull Yard.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Hotel offers a conference room, a catering service and a business center along with wedding services, concierge service and 24-hour security.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   138.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar
  • Dinner
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Microphone

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Bloomsbury Way, London, United Kingdom, WC1A 2SD

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City Center
  • London
    1.4 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Charing Cross Station
    1.2 km
  • Euston Station
    1.2 km
Underground stations
  • Tottenham Court Road
    500 m
  • Holborn
    400 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Kingsley Two Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
    0 m
  • Abeno (cuisine: Japanese)
    60 m
Parks
  • New London Theatre
    330 m
  • Lincoln's Inn Fields
    420 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    138

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Rooms and availability

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Contemporary Junior Suite
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 25 m²
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Junior Suite|Twb, JUNIOR SUITE 1 DOUBLE BED - NEWLY REFURBISHED CONTEMPORARY ROOM. AIR CONDITIONING FLAT ( Breakfast )

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      Bed type: Double bed or 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Sofa bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 25 m²
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        Executive Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 20 m²
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        Deluxe|DOUBLE EXECUTIVE KING BED

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          Deluxe Twin Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or King-size bed or Double bed
          Size: 17 m²
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            Executive Double Room
            Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or Queen-size bed
            Size: 20 m²
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Hotel - London London location
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              Hotel Address:

              Bloomsbury Way, London, United Kingdom, WC1A 2SD

              Get directions
              City Center
              • London
                1.4 km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Charing Cross Station
                1.2 km
              • Euston Station
                1.2 km
              Underground stations
              • Tottenham Court Road
                500 m
              • Holborn
                400 m
              • Bus stop
                100 m
              Restaurants
              • Kingsley Two Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
                0 m
              • Abeno (cuisine: Japanese)
                60 m
              Parks
              • New London Theatre
                330 m
              • Lincoln's Inn Fields
                420 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2009
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                138

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              Places of interest

              • Bloomsbury Square - 100 m
              • Neal's Yard - 300 m
              • High Holborn - 400 m

              Shopping areas

              Halls

              • Royal Opera House - 400 m

              Universities, Institutes

              • University of London - 400 m

              Theaters

              Underground stations

              Local attractions

              • The London Eye - 1.6 km
                South Bank of the river Thames, London
              • The Faraday Museum, The Royal Insitution of Great Britain - 1.5 km
                21 Albermarle Street LondonEngland
              • The Museum of the Order of St John - 1.6 km
                St John's Gate, London
              • Southbank Centre - 1.5 km
                Belvedere Road, London
              • Old Bailey - 1.6 km
                Newgate Street, London

              Near the hotel

              • British Museum - 210 m
                Great Russell Street, London
              • Holborn - 190 m
                LondonEngland
              • New London Theatre - 330 m
                Drury Lane, London
              • Library and Museum of Freemasonry - 350 m
                60 Great Queen St, London
              • The Cartoon Museum - 110 m
                35 Little Russell Street, London
              • Freemasons' Hall - 310 m
                60 Great Queen St., London
              • Bloomsbury - 340 m
                LondonEngland

              Restaurants nearby

              • Kingsley Two Brasserie & Bar - 0 m

                Address: 37 Bloomsbury Way
                Phone: 0871 376 9006

                75% likes this, based on 38 reviews
                Cuisine: European
                Price Range: GBP 25 - GBP 91

              • Truckles of Pied Bull Yard - 50 m

                Address: Bury Place
                Phone: +44 2074045338

                53% likes this, based on 47 reviews

              • Bush and Fields Cafe - 60 m

                Address: 49 Museum Street
                Phone: 020 7405 3182

                86% likes this, based on 52 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian

              • Abeno - 60 m

                Address: 47 Museum Street
                Phone: (020)-7405-3211

                86% likes this, based on 143 reviews
                Cuisine: Japanese
                Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 55

              • Il Castelletto - 80 m

                Address: 17 Bury Pl
                Phone: (020)-7405-2232

                60% likes this, based on 73 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2009
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                138

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              Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

              Average guest rating

              8.0out of 10
              Fabulous
              Based on 420 reviews

              Guest reviews

              • Single
                8.2

                All staff were very friendly and courteous.

                Just one small comment - on arrival and going to our room, there were a couple of trays in the corridor waiting for collection. (uneaten food etc). They stayed there a couple of hours. We thought it looked a little unsightly and, perhaps, should have been taken away with a little more haste.

              • Single
                7.0

                extra charge for espresso at breakfast??? not good! at least for italian customers

              • Older travelers
                8.8

                Very comfortable and well appointed. Superb location on the edge of theatreland

                It may be personal tastes, but the room was a bit characterless and "travelodge" style.

              • Couple
                3.8

                Location to attractions

                Our room was dirty it had chocolate stained sheets under the pillows and scum all over the sink when we arrived. We found empty crisp packets under the chairs in the louge area and empty chocolate packets under the pillows on the bed which had stained the bedding where it had obviously not been changed properly. If it were not for the fact we didnt check in until late we would have complained about it but it was late and we were tired so we just tidyed up ourselves and made the most of it.

              • Single
                7.8

                location very good,city centre and close to underground station,clean, quiet and comfortable rooms.

              • Couple
                9.6

                Liked the style of the hotel and liked the comfort of the rooms

                Cold bathroom

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                Staff very helpful, room was a good size and clean, having room service and a great resturant and bar area, and location for what we wanted. Food was exceptional

                Time it took to remove an incorrect internet charge from the account was unacceptable when in a hurry checking out. Would be great if they provided free internet

              • Older travelers
                8.2

                Comfortable. Lovely breakfast. Quiet compared to previous hotels in London

                VAT was not shown on my original booking. This is misleading. When I went to check out it was added. Not very happy. I feel this is misleading.Plasma TV a bit temperemental.

              • Older travelers
                6.6

                The location is good for sightseeing, bus stop right outside the hotel. Very good breakfast

                We were at the front of the hotel--there are building works being carried out which start early in the morning. There was constant noise in the bedroom all night from the air-conditioning system and the vent in the bathroom. We ate in the hotel on our first evening and thought the food was not of a very good standard, very expensive drinks.

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                Lovely welcoming staff, got a lovely reasonably priced upgrade to include breakfast. Held our bags on day of departure after checkout so we could enjoy the last day. Lovely room, big comfy bed with plenty of pillows. Bathroom with large shower and separate bath with shower over both showers rainfall style very powerful. Breakfast with wide selection beverages and toast served to your table, buffet food. All staff friendly and helpfully.

                Enjoyed the whole stay from check in to check out.

              • Couple
                8.2

                centrel location, clean rooms, very comfortable

                bar service, waited 20 mins for a drink not to turn up

              • Family with children
                6.0

                staff very polite and helpful. food (breakfast) high quality good quality shower..

                air conditioning in room was too noisy to allow sleep at night and room very hot without i. room location meant late light noise from lift shaft.

              • Couple
                10.0

                It was a clean hotel with very polite and helpful staff. The location is very central and close to everything, shops,restaurants,cafes,museums.i would recomend it for sure!

              • Older travelers
                8.8

                Excellent location

                A bit on the pricy side - particularly when breakfast is extra.

              • Older travelers
                7.8

                location

                noise outside room (like a motor running) bathroom extractor not working,reported these, no toilet brush

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Hotel - London London location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Bloomsbury Way, London, United Kingdom, WC1A 2SD

              Get directions
              City Center
              • London
                1.4 km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Charing Cross Station
                1.2 km
              • Euston Station
                1.2 km
              Underground stations
              • Tottenham Court Road
                500 m
              • Holborn
                400 m
              • Bus stop
                100 m
              Restaurants
              • Kingsley Two Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
                0 m
              • Abeno (cuisine: Japanese)
                60 m
              Parks
              • New London Theatre
                330 m
              • Lincoln's Inn Fields
                420 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2009
              • Number of floors:
                6
              • Number of rooms:
                138

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonThistle Holborn, The Kingsley

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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