$140 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 2, 2014 Check-out: Nov 3, 2014

Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

4 stars
Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SD
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
50 reviews
Luxury, hospitality & location at a good price

A two minute walk from Holborn Station: an easy transfer from Heathrow. Beautiful design, a warm... See full review

  • Mountain Ma'am
  • Sep 1, 2014
Perfect in every way

Have stayed agh the Thistle Kingsley several times and will continue to do so each time we visit... See full review

  • Fozzy
  • Sep 1, 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 (50)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
yishiuan
Business
Australia
Oct 10, 2014

Week in London

Excellent services. Had sound issues and was moved to a new room with no hesitation from manager.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mike K. K.
Business
seattle, WA
Sep 21, 2014

Nice Hotel Close to the British Museum

Had a nice stay at the Thistle Holborn. The rooms are a bit small but they were clean and comfortable. The hotel was close to the Holborn tube line and also the British Museum.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dutchy MD
Business
Netherlands
Sep 14, 2014

Great hotel for city trip

Nice and comfortable hotel. Rooms are clean and comfy, location is great, centrally and very close to tube station. Staff is friendly, breakfast buffet is reasonably priced and offers a nice variety. Great place for a city break.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mountain Ma'am
Business
Bastrop, TX
Sep 1, 2014

Luxury, hospitality & location at a good price

A two minute walk from Holborn Station: an easy transfer from Heathrow. Beautiful design, a warm welcome, a great breakfast, a luxurious shower, and a comfy bed awaited us. It's just around the corner from the British Museum and within walking distance of countless fine restaurants. The staff couldn't have been any nicer. I loved the plum plush carpet on the white marble staircase.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

It's easy to get to the Tower of London. Just walk to Holborn and ride the Central Line to Bank station. You can walk to the Tower easily from there. I walked around the Tower on footpaths for exercise, people watching, and some of the world's best views.

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Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fozzy
Business
Worcestershire
Sep 1, 2014

Perfect in every way

Have stayed agh the Thistle Kingsley several times and will continue to do so each time we visit London. Perfect location for theatre and shops, wonderful room and the staff, each and everyone, incredibly friendly. No hesitation in recommending this super hotel.

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

Business

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Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stavros
Business
Cyprus
Aug 29, 2014

Nice, clean and polite staff

worth staying again, but the amenities are rather on the expensive side.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yucel Family
Business
Fort Lauderdale,FL.
Aug 21, 2014

Convivinient Location

We had a lovely vacation at Kingsley, staff was helpful, room was clean except bathroom shower was uncomfortable...Hotel deserves ****...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark Lisburn
Business
Lisburn
Aug 12, 2014

Great Hotel

Fantastic hotel. Great location. Very reasonably priced too. Rooms are on the small side however. Definitely adequate, since we really only went back to the hotel to sleep at the end of the day and didn't spend much time there. Clean hotel and rooms, friendly staff. Would definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Not Applicable

Get to the shops early

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Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AIRLINE FAB
Business
San Antonio
Aug 4, 2014

Family vacation in London

We wanted a hotel that was centrally located with convenient public transportation nearby. The Kinglsey proved to be an excellent choice in this regard, more so because there are several good restaurant and coffee shops options nearby. We would come back for sure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Excellent Indian restaurant Punjab only three blocks away, breakfast at Costa or Pret a Manger a very good alternative to the pricey hotel restaurant.

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Review of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jhartman
Business
Evans Georgia
Aug 3, 2014

Great week with my teenaged daughter

I booked this hotel on an Irish friends recommendation on another London Thistle brand location. I was familiar with the area near the British Museum so chose the Bloomsbury Thistle location instead. We received great service from all of the staff. The room was very updated with a superbly comfortable bed. We loved the towel warming rack and daisy shower head. The bus stop is directly out front and the Holborn tube station is about four blocks away. Very convenient to the Sainsbury grocery store too. I would stay again with no hesitation. No complaints at all!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

We bought Tiki Masala out of the Sainsbury hot food section for dinner in our room after a long day and it was delicious. Fresh strawberries and bread and cheese made a good snack too!

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