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4.4 out of 5

"The hotel staff was very friendly and responsive to our needs. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 24 May 2019

Hotel Description

4-star Edwardian hotel near The British Museum

City center retreat

A stay at this London City Centre hotel places you steps from The British Museum and a 5-minute walk from Oxford Street. Russell Square and Royal Opera House are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. A computer station, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, LED TVs

The 129 guestrooms boast modern comforts like LED TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers.

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$86* Per night/room Jun 28 - Jun 29

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Thistle Holborn ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thistle Holborn

Everyone (6) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
The hotel staff was very friendly and responsive to our needs.

Posted by on May 24, 2019

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May 26, 2019 by Thistle Holborn

Lovely to hear that!

5 out of 5
. Central location is great. Close to tube stations, restaurant options and shopping, Walking distance to theaters and attractions.

Posted by , from Maplewood, NJ on Apr 16, 2019

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Apr 17, 2019 by Tolga

Dear Scott, Thank you very much for writing such a nice review of your experience with Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley Hotel. I am delighted to read that we were able to exceed your expectations in so many aspects during your stay. It makes me truly happy that you are highlighted our fantastic central location. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay next time you are visiting London. Warm regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

4 out of 5
gGreat central location. Accommodating staff. Very clean and well maintained rooms. Love the heated towel bars.

Posted by , from Maplewood, NJ on Apr 16, 2019

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Apr 17, 2019 by Tolga

Dear Scott, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely feedback with us. You are absolutely right; our hotel is very conveniently located in the heart of London. Many of the West End theaters in London are just a short walk from the hotel. You can see Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theater, a classic musical on 42nd Street in Royal Drury Lane. The legendary London Palladium is currently showing the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production of The King And I, the highly anticipated Tina Turner musical now conquering the West End! The official stage musical by music legend Tina Turner is now playing in the Aldwych Theater. Perhaps the ultimate goal for a ballet or opera fan is to visit the fabulous Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, which is less than 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. We are thrilled to read your kind comments and compliments, especially about our amazing team, who strive to go the extra mile to exceed all of our guest's expectations. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to London. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018

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Nov 16, 2018 by Tolga

Thank you for posting a 5* "Excellent" rated review of your Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley Hotel experience, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5
We only stayed for one night. The room was conveniently located, and surprisingly quiet for being in the heart of downtown. The air conditioning was great and bed was comfortable. We had limited interaction with the staff due to our short stay, but the interaction we had was great.

Posted by , from Utah on Sep 28, 2018

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Oct 1, 2018 by Tolga

Dear McD, First of all I would like to thank you for choosing to dine with us here at Thistle Holborn-The Kingsley. It is delightful to read your lovely review; It's wonderful to receive such a good feedback and we are thrilled to hear that everything met your expectations. I have passed on your lovely feedback to the whole team who was delighted to know they succeeded in creating memorable experiences. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review of your recent experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warmest regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

5 out of 5
Super hotel in terms of convenience and the staff is outstanding!

Posted by , from New York NY on Sep 15, 2018

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Sep 17, 2018 by Tolga

Dear Tina, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley. I am delighted with your feedback and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to share your positive comments with the rest of the team and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

5 out of 5
We stayed in a standard twin w/twin beds pushed together. Room wasn’t huge, but still plenty of room & storage galore...nice sized closet w/adjacent 4 shelves, 4 drawers in desk & 3 roomy bathroom shelves. 5 day stay for 2 and I was able to completely unpack. Room was very clean, AC worked wonderfully, beds were very comfortable & we had a huge walk-in shower. Location is ideal & the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating & friendly, especially those who worked in the lounge/bar area. You won’t be disappointed.

Posted by , from Indianapolis, IN. on Jul 18, 2018

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Jul 20, 2018 by Tolga

Dear Sarah, It is such a delight to read your stunning review of Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley Hotel, thank you for sharing your uplifting experience. We are thrilled to read that you found our staff to be warm, genuinely helpful and that you enjoyed the comfort and high cleanliness standard in your room. We appreciate your feedback that each detail has been thought about and will share your comments with the team. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

3 out of 5
Nice hotel conveniently located small rooms ....air conditioning was not working

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

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May 1, 2018 by Tolga

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley Hotel. The location of the hotel is ideal for the sightseer, leisure or business traveller, it is within walking distance of many of London’s major attractions. Thank you for your valued feedback in regards to an issue that you have experienced with the air conditioning unit in your room, your comments have been shared with Hotel's Maintenance Manager to follow up. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Best regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

4 out of 5

Convenient Location & Comfortable Bed

Pros: Comfortable bed, cool room, and good location.
Cons: More tourist info at desk.
Location: 2-3 minute walk to Holborn underground. 30 sec walk to British Museum.
We checking in, went to our room, and our bed board had a huge stain. We went to the desk and they changed our room right away. We ended up getting a slightly larger room and could see the British Museum from our window. They cleaned our room every day. The bed was a full and very comfortable. We basically needed a place to sleep, shower, and ideal location so this place was good for that. Maybe a 2-3 minute walk to the Holborn underground and the British Museum was right behind the hotel. Fast WiFi and nice flat screen with cable.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017

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Jun 19, 2017 by Nameet Asher, VCGM, Thistle Holborn The Kingsley

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. I am glad to read that you liked your room and found the bed to be comfortable. I do apologize about the stain on the headboard in your previous room. I have asked my Housekeeping team to get this rectified a.s.a.p. However, I was happy to read that my team was able to move you straight away to another room, which was bigger and better and that you had a nice experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future at The Kingsley, where we will be happy to host you again. Kind Regards, Nameet Asher VCGM, The Kingsley.

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 26 March 2020 to 21 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Thistle Holborn also features multilingual staff, concierge services, and laundry facilities. This Edwardian London hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 129 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (28.3 km / 17.6 mi)
  • Train station: London Charing Cross Station (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Holborn Underground Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Thistle Holborn offers 129 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. LED televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Kingsley Two - This brasserie specializes in British cuisine.

24-hour room service is available.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Kingsley Hotel
  • Kingsley Hotel London
  • Kingsley London
  • Thistle Holborn Kingsley Hotel
  • Thistle Holborn Kingsley
  • The Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
  • Kingsley By Thistle London
  • Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
  • Thistle Holborn Kingsley Hotel London
  • Thistle Holborn Kingsley London
  • Thistle Holborn Hotel
  • Thistle Holborn London
  • Thistle Holborn Hotel London
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.