US$167 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 9 Aug 2015 Check-out 10 Aug 2015

Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

4 stars
View map of Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SD

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
13 reviews
Brillant !

I give this hotel top marks ! They really focused on customer service at check in and we had a free... See full review

  • andrew H.
  • 22 Apr 2015
refreshing Thistle experience

The hotel was ideally located, very clean and staff were friendly - made for a more relaxed... See full review

  • Diane M.
  • 14 Apr 2015
Kingsley By Thistle offers an ideal blend of luxurious accommodation and contemporary comforts for a relaxed stay. Visitors can enjoy a range of musical and theatre performances at the Royal Opera House, which is in walking distance. The nearby Covent Garden, a popular area filled with shopping centres, street performers and entertainment facilities is an ideal place for guests to spend their evenings. A must-see attraction for holidaymakers is church, which is famous for being a round church.
General

Kingsley By Thistle has 13 well appointed meeting spaces that are suitable for catering various business meeting or special event needs. Leisure travellers can also plan to visit the British Museum.



Location

Located in the heart of London, Kingsley By Thistle allows guests to enjoy some of London's famous art galleries such as National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery and Courtauld Gallery.



  • 24 km to the Airport (London Heathrow)
Dining

Kingsley By Thistle Two Brasserie offers delicious menu, featuring a range of British and European dishes, complemented by an extensive wine list. Meanwhile, the bar and lounge serves a wide range of drinks, snacks and light meals in an informal surroundings, perfect between meetings, after work or before dinner.
Rooms

Kingsley By Thistle modern rooms are spacious & well equipped with flat TV, wireless Internet access, coffeemaker & telephone.

Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Rooms

Executive King Rooms
When you fancy a real treat our newly refurbished Executive King rooms offer the perfect retreat at the end of a hectic day. They're larger than our Deluxe rooms, providing space for a king-size bed, a large work desk and a small seating area. Equipped with LCD TVs and in-room safe, all rooms have a contemporary dcor with a vibrant colour palette and luxurious soft furnishings. Your ensuite bathroom has both a bath and a rain shower. .As in all our bedrooms, you'll have BT Openzone wireless broadband connection. Facilities Available: Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Room Safe 24 Hour Room Service Work Desk
Junior Suite Double Rooms
Our Junior Suite Double is one of our largest, most indulgent room; perfect for working, entertaining, marking a special occasion or enjoying a longer stay. It comprises a bedroom with a double bed, a separate lounge and dining area and a ensuite bathroom with bath and rain shower. The dcor is contemporary with a vibrant colour palette and beautiful soft furnishings. Facilities Available: BT Openzone Wi-Fi Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Room Safe to fit Laptop 24 Hour Room Service Work Desk
Deluxe Twin Rooms
The Kingsley's newly refurbished Deluxe Twin rooms have the extra space and amenities you need to make your leisure stay feel more special and your business stay more productive. These rooms are furnished with two large single beds, a spacious work desk and a state of the art LCD TV; And when you've finished checking your emails via our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection, there's a digital safe where you can store your laptop. Located on Bloomsbury Way in Covent Garden near Russell Square, the Kingsley Hotel is easy to locate and even easier to use as a base to travel about London. Facilities Available: BT Openzone Wi-Fi Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Room Safe 24 Hour Room Service Work Desk
Deluxe Double Rooms
Our newly refurbished Deluxe Double rooms have the extra space and amenities you need to make your stay feel just that bit special. With a vibrant colour palette and luxurious soft furnishings all rooms have a contemporary dcor and modern feel. There's room for a spacious work desk and a state of the art LCD TV; And when you've finished checking your emails via our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection, there's a digital safe where you can store your laptop. Facilities Available: BT Openzone Wi-Fi Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Non Smoking Room Safe Room Safe to fit Laptop 24 Hour Room Service Work Desk

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

51.5177 -0.1247
Area served
Bloomsbury, Covent Garden.
Nearby airports
Heathrow Airport (14 miles): Piccadilly Line Heathrow Express.From Gatwick take the Gatwick Express to Victoria.From Stansted take the Express train to Liverpool Street, then travel by Tube or taxi to the hotel.
Area description
Located in Bloomsbury, near Covent Garden, the British Museum and Oxford Street, The Kingsley (formerly Thistle Bloomsbury) is a 4 star hotel offering 129 bedrooms. The hotel is located on the Northern, Central and Piccadilly Underground Lines, near Holborn and Tottenham Court Road stations, making it an ideal base for business meetings and special events.

Nearby points of interest

  • Cartoon Museum: 0.1 km
  • British Museum: 0.2 km
  • London Theatre: 0.3 km
  • Dominion Theatre: 0.4 km
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 0.4 km
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.4 km
  • Royal Opera House: 0.4 km
  • Russell Square: 0.5 km
  • Sir John Soane's Museum: 0.5 km
  • School of Oriental and African Studies: 0.6 km
  • West End: 0.6 km
  • Soho: 0.6 km
  • Birkbeck: 0.6 km
  • Aldwych Theatre: 0.7 km
  • London Transport Museum: 0.7 km
  • Cartoon Museum: 0.1 km
  • British Museum: 0.2 km
  • London Theatre: 0.3 km
  • Dominion Theatre: 0.4 km
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 0.4 km
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.4 km
  • Royal Opera House: 0.4 km
  • Russell Square: 0.5 km
  • Sir John Soane's Museum: 0.5 km
  • School of Oriental and African Studies: 0.6 km
  • West End: 0.6 km
  • Soho: 0.6 km
  • Birkbeck: 0.6 km
  • Aldwych Theatre: 0.7 km
  • London Transport Museum: 0.7 km
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.7 km
  • Institute of Education: 0.7 km
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret: 0.7 km
  • London Astoria: 0.7 km
  • Transport Museum: 0.8 km
  • Courtauld Gallery: 0.8 km
  • the Strand: 0.8 km
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.8 km
  • London Chinatown: 0.9 km
  • Chinatown: 0.9 km
  • Charles Dickens Museum: 0.9 km
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.9 km
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: 0.9 km
  • Somerset House: 0.9 km
  • Leicester Square: 0.9 km
  • Institute of Archaeology Collections: 0.9 km
  • Grant Museum of Zoology: 1 km
  • Twinings Museum: 1 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 1 km
  • University of London: 1 km
  • University College London: 1 km
  • Charing Cross Station: 1 km
  • The Brunswick : 1 km
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 1 km
  • National Gallery: 1 km
  • Carnaby Street: 1.1 km
  • British Music Experience: 1.1 km
  • British Optical Association Museum: 1.1 km
  • British Postal Museum and Archive: 1.1 km
  • Temple church: 1.1 km

Dining

Bar at The Kingsley, London
Our bar serves a wide range of drinks, snacks and light meals in informal surroundings - perfect between meetings, after work or before dinner. And if you're starting early, or staying up late, our full room service menu means you can always get hold of a drink, snack or light meal, even out of hours.
Kingsley Two, at The Kingsley, London
At The "Kingsley Two" Brasserie you have a choice of dining right through the day and on into the night. Relaxed and welcoming, our newly refurbished Brasserie has an enticing menu featuring a wide range of British and European dishes, complemented by an extensive wine list.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our largest function room, the Albion Room, seats up to 100 people, making it suitable for conferences and product launches: it's also one of London's most popular wedding venues. We have five further rooms with capacity for between 30 and 75 people. In addition, we have six beautifully appointed syndicate rooms. Seating eight people boardroom-style, they're ideal for board meetings, interviews and small training sessions, or as 'breakout rooms' hired in conjunction with our larger meeting rooms. All our meeting rooms come fully equipped with Air-conditioning LCD projector and screen BT Openzone wireless internet access

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
anthony o.
Business
N/A
27 Apr 2015

A Stones Throw Away

The hotel was very clean and modern and beautifully decorated, location was superb about 10 minutes walk away from leicester square and a five minute walk away too the nearest tube station if venturing further. There are bars and restaurants located near by would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
andrew H.
Business
N/A
22 Apr 2015

Brillant !

I give this hotel top marks ! They really focused on customer service at check in and we had a free room upgrade because it was my birthday ! Thank you Anca and the team Very Happy indeed ! would stay again when in London

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Diane M.
Business
N/A
14 Apr 2015

refreshing Thistle experience

The hotel was ideally located, very clean and staff were friendly - made for a more relaxed experience than other Thistle hotels

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
conquinn
Business
London
10 Apr 2015

Great stay

We had a great stay at this hotel. The location is excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are small but cosy. Extremely comfortable bed. Great value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Denise C
Business
Hong Kong
9 Apr 2015

Excellent location

The location of the hotel is excellent, 5 mins walk to Holborn station and easy access to the Central area of London. The staffs are very friendly and attentive. Room is clean and the bed is comfy. Wi-Fi is available in the room though it's a little bit unstable. Overall it's a pleasant stay for us in London.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Big nose
Business
Essex
15 Sep 2014

Excellent stay

The staff were excellent throughout. We stayed as we had an fitness early the next day and interview at 1pm, they let us keep our room free of charge until 1pm which was perfect. The room was lovely and clean, we had a great night sleep. We will definately stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Turn right out of hotel and 5 mins later you'll be on Oxford street

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nadene
Business
Melbourne, Australia
25 Jul 2014

nadene australia

we had a very pleasant stay at this Hotel. The room was so quiet ,bedding very comfortable and the bathroom luxurious. The Thistle is only 5 minutes walk to Holburn station which is on the Piccadily trainline. We were able to go from Heathrow airport direct to the station and to the station to catch the eurostar, to Paris, very handy. The hotel has Oxford street around the corner for shopping and places to eat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

short walk to trian station Holburn ,which is on the Piccadily line.You can catch this train from Heathrow as its on the Paddington line, and only 2 trainstops to Eurostar station. Nice quiet area and very safe, .If going to Buckinham palace, get there by 1015 am for parade at 11am and stand right in front besides the gates for a great view. St Pauls Cathederal has Sunday mass at 11am and you can go for free, the service was beautiful and i am catholic.London is fabulous only had 4 nghts, wish i had 7 nights lots to do.

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The London visitors
Business
Sweden
18 May 2014

Central location in London

This hotel is in a very good location with easy access to tube stations but also walking distance to the theater district, Covent Garden and Oxford street. A very nice clean hotel, I would stay there again. But we found breakfast a bit expensive!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Go and see the Lion King amazing!!!!

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ian P
Business
Melbourne, Australia
8 Sep 2013

Good location

If you're planning a sightseeing or a shopping weekend then this Hotel is ideally situated. A short walk to Oxford St and Coventry Garden. The rooms are clean and have everything you need. The AC in the room wasn't the best I've experienced but thankfully the weather wad fairly mild during our stay. The hotel staff were very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. The buffet breakfast is very good and great value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Central for shopping and sightseeing

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bonsai
Business
Hong kong
30 Jun 2013

My stay at the Thirstle hotel

The hotel location is great, easy access to underground and buses to all area. My stay was great, hotel staff were very helpful, room was quite comfortable and fair size. The only improvement I would highly recommend for the hotel is getting a refrigerator for each room, it was a pain that if your stay is longer and you can't store even milk or any cold drinks in the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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