$131 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 4, 2014

Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

4 stars
Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SD
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
39 reviews
Very pleased

Einmal nicht Minizimmer, dazu sauber, zuvorkommendes Personal, gute Lage See full review

  • Wonderwriter
  • Jun 3, 2014
Wonderfully located hotel

Getting off the plane at Heathrow after a much delayed flight out of JFK, and finding our hotel, my... See full review

  • CancunHereICome
  • May 30, 2014
Not many London hotels can claim a place in literary history. But The Kingsley certainly can. Named after Charles Kingsley, author of the classics Westward Ho! and The Water Babies, it was once home to EM Forster, one of the famous 'Bloomsbury Group', who worked on A Room with a View while living here. And from The Kingsley, you'll have a wonderful perspective on the capital too. From the hotel, London landmarks like the British Museum, Covent Garden, Oxford Street, the leafy squares of Bloomsbury and the West End theatres are within easy walking distance. We have 129 bedrooms, including Deluxe and Executive rooms and Junior Suites. With seven meeting rooms, the largest seating 100 people theatre-style, and six syndicate rooms, The Kingsley is an ideal setting for business meetings and events; we're also a popular London wedding venue. London isn't the easiest place to bring a car, but there's parking available nearby at an additional charge. Whether you're in London for work or pleasure, The Kingsley's blend of contemporary comforts and Edwardian charm is definitely something to write home about. The Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley is a non-smoking hotel

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.

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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

Nearby points of interest

  • Cartoon Museum: 0 mi
  • British Museum: 0.1 mi
  • London Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Dominion Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 0.2 mi
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.3 mi
  • Royal Opera House: 0.3 mi
  • Russell Square: 0.3 mi
  • Sir John Soane's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • School of Oriental and African Studies: 0.3 mi
  • West End: 0.3 mi
  • Soho: 0.4 mi
  • Birkbeck: 0.4 mi
  • Aldwych Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • London Transport Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Museum: 0 mi
  • British Museum: 0.1 mi
  • London Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Dominion Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 0.2 mi
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.3 mi
  • Royal Opera House: 0.3 mi
  • Russell Square: 0.3 mi
  • Sir John Soane's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • School of Oriental and African Studies: 0.3 mi
  • West End: 0.3 mi
  • Soho: 0.4 mi
  • Birkbeck: 0.4 mi
  • Aldwych Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • London Transport Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Institute of Education: 0.4 mi
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret: 0.4 mi
  • London Astoria: 0.5 mi
  • Transport Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Courtauld Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • the Strand: 0.5 mi
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.5 mi
  • London Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Charles Dickens Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: 0.5 mi
  • Somerset House: 0.6 mi
  • Leicester Square: 0.6 mi
  • Institute of Archaeology Collections: 0.6 mi
  • Grant Museum of Zoology: 0.6 mi
  • Twinings Museum: 0.6 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • University of London: 0.6 mi
  • University College London: 0.6 mi
  • Charing Cross station: 0.6 mi
  • The Brunswick : 0.6 mi
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • National Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Carnaby Street: 0.7 mi
  • British Music Experience: 0.7 mi
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.7 mi
  • British Postal Museum and Archive: 0.7 mi
  • Temple church: 0.7 mi

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:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (39)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 39
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Show Mom
Dublin Ireland
Jul 1, 2014

Kingsley Thistle

We have stayed at thistle hotels previously the most recent in Thistle Euston in December our experience here was far superior. The reception staff were very impersonal and unfriendly, when we reported a problem with the telephone beeping in the room it took 2 calls and a visit to reception to have this rectified. None of the Staff made any effort to engage with us in any way - overall very disappointing as we had picked thistle on past experience

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very short walk to Holborn tube and within easy walking distance of Covent Garden with lots of shopping restaurants within 5 / 10 mins

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KatyP
Bucks
Jun 25, 2014

Great location. Better size room

The location was great for being able to work to places such as Covent Garden. The room was basic but felt slightly bigger than some basic hotel rooms ive stayed in, probably because the wardrob was in an alcove. Good shower - but no fan so v hot bathroom! Friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

No water etc provided in the room!

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Brooks
Morecambe
Jun 4, 2014

great time away as a couple

Easy check in and out with very friendly hotel staff. The location was good and easy to find. There were some great restaurants nearby, and tube access was easy. The room was small but had everything you needed. The bed was really comfortable and we both slept very well. We watched a show and the theatre was only a 10 minute walk away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

indian recommended by the hotel was fantastic - Punjaab - the food was brilliant and only a short walk from the hotel.

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wonderwriter
Zurich, Switzerland
Jun 3, 2014

Very pleased

Einmal nicht Minizimmer, dazu sauber, zuvorkommendes Personal, gute Lage

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CancunHereICome
Woodstock, NY
May 30, 2014

Wonderfully located hotel

Getting off the plane at Heathrow after a much delayed flight out of JFK, and finding our hotel, my son and I couldn't have been more excited about it. It was everything we were hoping for, clean, friendly and helpful staff, in a great central neighborhood, easily accessible to all the museums we wanted to visit, the waterfront, wonderful eating establishments and more. Thanks to the staff at Thistle for helping make our stay in London as perfect as it could be.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Punjab restaurant. Fabulous.

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GreenyLeeds
Leeds
Apr 9, 2014

Great location, lovely room, more than helpful staff!

Location was brilliant, 5 min walk from holborn tube, and 15 min walk to Covent garden/soho! Hotel was spacious, modern, clean and very comfortable. The staff were lovely and so helpful from the moment we arrived to the last second we walked out of the door! Would definitely stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
KateLG
Austin, Texas
Apr 7, 2014

Great location but not as described

Room was shabby, not particularly clean, toiletries in bathroom barely enough, towels old, pillows older. Staff friendly enough but completely uneducated as to area, bus routes, tube routes and even the names of some major tourist attractions. Checking in and out were very very slow processes with names and addresses (already entered into forms) having to be spelled over and over again. Only the location lived up to the online information. Disappointing overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Covent Garden is a short stroll away.

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Floortje
Business
Sandnes, Norway
Mar 29, 2014

Very nice hotel

I will definitely come again when in London. Location is fantastic, so are the rooms. Very friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
willgoanywhere
New Jersey
Mar 23, 2014

excellent value for comfort and convenience

My daughter and I spent a week at the Kingsley during her first trip to London. The staff was incredibly accommodating, even offering to put us in one room when we arrived so we could rest until our assigned room was ready for us. The Bloomsbury/Holborn area is close to theatre & many major attractions and the concierge was helpful with restaurant recommendations within our parameters. After a few long days we opted to eat in the bar/lounge area and the food was quite good. Some reviewers have complained of noisy rooms but until someone above us moved in and took to slamming their door, our room on the 3rd floor was quiet and relaxing. The deluxe twin was spacious by city standards.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel has a deal for their buffet breakfast but it is still somewhat costly. There are many cafes in the neighborhood where you can get a sufficient breakfast for half the cost.

Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Batman In Phoenix
Phoenix
Mar 22, 2014

Perfect place for a London visit

I have stayed at dozens of other properties in the UK and London specifically. The hotel was perfect. The bathroom perfect. The closet space perfect. The desk and chairs perfect. Elevator was large. The staff always smiled and professional. The proximity to the underground and all the theatre halls were an easy walk off that dessert perfect location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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