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Thistle Bloomsbury Park

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

One outlet in the room. Needed to work while at the hotel but had only one plug in at our room. Disappointed to say the least.

My second stay at the Bloomsbury Park - Thistle. A small, well-kept hotel with comfortable rooms and good service. Location is excellent for moving about central London. It offers easy access to the Underground, buses, and train stations, and convenient access to Heathrow via the Piccadilly Line from Holborn station. My room rate included breakfast which is consistently well-prepared. I will stay there again on my next trip to London.

The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. However, the room was quite small, the bathroom was ridiculously small, and the shower was laughably small. I'm a petite female, and I barely had enough room to shampoo my hair. I had to open the bathroom door just to towel off. Speaking of towels, the day we arrived, we had one nice, fluffy towel and one old, thin towel. After housekeeping the next day, we had two old, thin towels. That's not cool, Thistle. The location was decent. It's reasonable close to both Russell Square and Holborn Underground stops. However, the neighborhood seemed kind of dirty, and it was noisy. We couldn't leave our window open at night because the noise from traffic and the stupid crosswalk sign were intolerable. I realize London hotel rooms are generally pricey and small, but this room was definitely not worth what we paid for it.

Really enjoyed my stay, couldn't have had a better location and the room was spacious. Food was way overpriced, though.

I was happy to receive the news that .i was upgraded to a double room at no extra charge when I had booked a single room. The bed was comfy and although the room was not big it was spacious enough. The bathroom was a bit cold, but the temperature i. The room was very good. The Free Internet worked well. I would return to this hotel!

Nice, simple hotel in a great location. Near British Museum and transportation (Underground). If you are sightseeing and not planning on spending a lot of time in your room, this hotel is a wonderful choice.

We were two young people. Smal but ok room. Nice view (british museum) in the 7th floor. Never ate there, but there's a starbucks for breakfast in the same building as well as a tesco (supermarket) really close. The tube (subway)(nothern-line and central-line) is near. Like 100-200m busses are even closer. The location is the best about the hotel. (Everything else is quite average.) The hotel is in Walking Distance to the oxfordstreet, all the cool stuff as Carnabiey or Seven Dails. It's even possible to walk to leicaster Squere/ Trafalga Square/ Picadilly Circus etc. = about 20-25 min. Walk. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, about 40-50 min. by Foot. By Bus (depending on the day and the time) about 20 min. And by tube even faster.

Room: The first room that they sent me to was so small, the door hit the bed when you opened it. No chair, no dresser, no room -- I complained and they immediately set me up in a much better room. Telephone: They had recently redone some but not all of their phone system. No one could tell me how to get phone messages off the telephone. Also, when you are on the phone, they charge you by the minute. I was on a local London call for 15 minutes and it cost me $60. Elevator: There's only one, and it holds only four people, and you share it with housekeeping and those giant things that they push around. If you're not on the breakfast voucher system, the waitstaff will be confused and focus more on that then getting you a cup of coffee.

Desk staff was pleasant and tried to be helpful, but didn't have good information about bus routes, etc. Breakfast good but a bit expensive.

126 Southampton Row London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Russell Square and The British Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Bloomsbury, Thistle Bloomsbury Park is adjacent to Russell Square and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like The British Museum. This 95-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, 2 bars/lounges, and free in-room WiFi. St George’s, Bloomsbury and University of London are also a short walk from this London hotel.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Bloomsbury Kitchen, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Thistle Bloomsbury Park's 95 rooms provide MP3 docks, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Thistle Bloomsbury Park features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and laundry facilities. Offsite parking is available for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room (King)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room (Family)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3