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Thistle Bloomsbury Park

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The rooms were ok - very clean and with all the basic amenities you could need. Breakfast was excellent. However, the star of the show who made our stay an absolute pleasure was David on reception. He was so helpful and happy and went the extra mile. Thank you David!!

Good value for money. Info for future travelers: no air-con (usually this is fine in London but I happened to arrive and stay during a heat wave) and no lifts at the property. Room was spacious, high ceiling (my room was on 4th/top floor). Bathroom space was fine (not the smallest).

This is a lovely hotel, homely and comfortable! It is very near Russell Square undergorund station and so very handy if coming from Heathrow airport. The staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful. We had a room at the front of the hoptel. It was comfortable and clean, and there was no real noise from the street that affected our sleep. The shower was very powerful with plenty of shampoo/shower gel available. The hotel is within walking distance of all attractions such as london eye, embankment, covent garden etc and there are plenty of restaurants/bars locally. The availability of bottles of chilled water for guests in the reception is a very nice touch. The bar area is comfortable and peaceful and a great place for a drink in the evening. Would highly recommend this hotel

I was here for a conference and stayed overnight. The conference room was ok but being without windows didn't help. The person who brought in refreshments made so much noise every time that the training had to stop. This was the same on both days whoever did it. It was really poor service and manners. The food for dinner, breakfast and lunch was very average. It wasn't that tasty and simply did a job. Edible but uninteresting. The room was really good. very clean and tidy and a comfortable bed. Overall an average rating. There are much better around

Great central location. Near to Russell Square tube and shops bars and restaurants. As it is so central the hotel is on quite a busy road but we were at the back of the hotel and it was quiet. Highly recommended breakfast

Within a 10 minute walk of Kings Cross this hotel was a great base for a meeting in the city. The room was large and comfortable and had windows on both sides which was good although the views were mainly fire escapes. The WiFi in the hotel worked well speed wise and was stable which was much appreciated as had work to complete during the evening. Staff were friendly and very helpful which always makes for a good impression. Will definitely stay here again.

A very warm & helpful staff, made our stay very comfortable, worth staying again. Centrally located with super clean rooms. Provided a very healthy & vegetarian breakfast daily. Took care of us with a smile.

Room was at the back of the hotel and looked out onto a brick wall. Happened to be a warm weekend which meant there was no air in the room. Electric fan was provided, but only 2 plug sockets so had to choose what to have plugged in. Shower room extractor fan was ineffectual and it was a relief to get out of the room because it was so stifling. Beds were really comfortable and the location was perfect. Staff were nice and helpful. The hotel is very quiet, hardly anyone in the bar even on the weekend

Fantastic hotel. 15 min walk from main theatres. Lovely room, very comfy bed. Very quiet despite being on a busy road. Great breakfast and friendly and helpful staff. David on reception is a credit to Thistle.

Stayed here over 3 days on business. Good check-in and check-out experience, staff helpful and friendly. Bedroom facilities were fair for 3 star accommodation. Don't expect A/C (although electric fan provided) and TV in room very dated, not great quality. Bathroom very small and shower was a little weak on power. Hotel very clean - big thumbs up to house keeping! Lowest point was the dining experience in the restaurant. I ordered a steak for an evening meal and was appalled how badly it was prepared. Rustic chips dripping in fat and limp unappetising salad. The steak tasted like it was straight from the freezer and not fresh. No wonder the restaurant was virtually empty. I elected to eat out on my remaining 2 days. Breakfast was equally unimpressive.

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 London City Centre, 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

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1021 reviews