Thistle Holborn – The Kingsley
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Thistle Holborn – The Kingsley in London (Bloomsbury), you’ll be minutes from St George’s, Bloomsbury and The British Museum. This 4-star hotel is close to Coca-Cola London Eye and London Dungeon.
Make yourself at home in one of the 129 air-conditioned rooms featuring LED televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.
How to Get There
located very centrally close to covent garden west end and soho and theatre land - great breakfast and good value super comfy bed - nice bar modern feel in an old building overall great hotel location and service.
The hotel has a very convenient location. It's a short walk to the British Museum and the Holborn tube stop. The theater district, St. Paul's Cathedral and legal London are also within easy walking distance. There are many restaurants nearby.
The rooms are plain but functional. The bathrooms are a good size (this by the way, is not true for many London four star hotels). The breakfast buffet provides a good selection with good service.
The one negative of my stay was a firm alarm after midnight that required the evacuation of all guests for an hour. I didn't get much sleep that night and had to catch an early train the next day.
I go to London about once a year and through trial and error have found that staying near Holborn station to be the most convenient for me. I have stayed at other nearby properties, but decided to give the Thistle a try this year. However, my stay was only so-so. I knocked a star off for the room itself and one more for the nice but not helpful staff at the front desk.
LOCATION: The location is great and why I chose the hotel. About a 5-7 minute walk from Holborn station. Only a block and a half to Bloomsbury Square Garden one direction and the British Museum the other direction. Lots of restaurants close by, as well as a Sainsbury right off of Holborn station. You can walk to Covent Garden in just 8-10 minutes.
ROOM: The room itself had adequate space. Slightly larger than some other London properties I have stayed in. However, my complaint was around the quality of my particular room's air conditioning. It was very loud, with a constant buzzing sound that made it hard to sleep. However, it was ironically also very weak, so perhaps we should have just turned it off altogether. But we were there during the summer, so even a tiny bit of A/C would be better than none at all. I brought this to the front desk, who was apologetic and would get maintenance to look at it the next day. This was only 4PM on a weekday, but I guess maintenance already went home for the day?? Odd, for an international chain and at the height of tourist season.
We ended up opening the windows that night to help, but smoke and noise prevented any good sleep. Ultimately, maintenance did not fix the issue. Luckily, we were there only 2 nights. However, no offer whatsoever to make up for the inconvenience. Just apologies.