4.3 out of 5

"Great location, excellent staff. Good value breakfast. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 02 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of the room service at Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from The British Museum. Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a bar are available. This 4-star hotel has 129 rooms over 6 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and an LED TV.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, LED TVs and rainfall showerheads
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy a bite to eat at Kingsley Two, a brasserie that serves British cuisine
  • Buffet breakfast offered for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests speak favourably about the overall condition of the property and the comfortable guestrooms
  • Steps from The British Museum and Shaftesbury Avenue

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£86 per night

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley ratings based on 329 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley

Everyone (10) Couples (164) Business (14) Family (68) Friends (57) Other (15)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Jan 2019

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18 Jan 2019 by Tolga

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to post a review your experience.

5 out of 5
Great location, excellent staff. Good value breakfast.

Posted by on 2 Mar 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Mar 2018 by Tolga

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for rating the hotel five out of five and sharing your experience here at Thistle Holborn-The Kingsley Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and that our central location and our delicious breakfast offering were the highlight for you. I have shared your lovely feedback with the whole team who was delighted to know they succeeded in creating memorable experience for you. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

4 out of 5

Great Hotel , Great Location

Pros: Location . Cleanliness . Value for money
Cons: Nothing
Location: Bars ,restaurants nearby .West end walking distance .
Very good hotel , service was excellent .Room sizes were adequate and clean for a weekend break , Thistle is great proximity to the theatre district which was our main reason for our visit . Restaurants and shops nearby . 2 metro stations within 10 minutes walk .Overall a good value hotel in the west end

Posted by , from manchester on 29 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jan 2018 by Tolga

Dear Steve, Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay at Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley. It is pleasure to read your kind words about your experience with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

2 out of 5

Expensive and underwhelming

Pros: Location
Room was very expensive and small (Room 27) Aircon was squeeky and 2 people who had booked direct with the hotel in front of me both got room upgrades and free breakfast - I got a rubbish room! Book direct if you want to be looked after!

Posted by on 3 Nov 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Nov 2017 by Tolga Ersen

Dear Robbo, Thank you for your review of Thistle Holborn-The Kingsley. I am disappointed to hear that your experience at the Kingsley has not met or exceeded your expectations. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss your stay further. Best regards, Tolga Ersen Operations Manager

5 out of 5

Post Christmas London trip

Checked-in by very friendly staff and received a free upgrade. Which was a great start to the trip. Room was clean, spacious and warm. Hotel location is in easy walking distance to Oxford St, Soho and Covent Garden.

Posted by on 15 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

Ladies shopping trip

Great hotel and very central. Loads of eating places round about. Only downside was breakfast which was not included would have cost us £17 each a day. We ate out at a lovely coffe shop around the corner for £6 a head. Really easy to travel to all the trips we had planned and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend and hope to go back soon.

Posted by on 8 Dec 2015

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5 out of 5

Excellent break away

Fantastic location. Very nice hotel with excellent facilities and very nice reception staff and concierge. Will be back again soon.

Posted by on 22 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

Excellent hotel in Holborn

Excellent hotel in Holborn. The room is very quiet, big and the bed is very comfortable. The breakfast buffet is good and stuff friendly.

Posted by on 15 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

City Break

City break just a few days away from the norm overall a nice hotel outside look not great doesn't do you any justice staff were very helpful where needed but never knew full extent of what the hotel could offer..?

Posted by on 4 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

great stay

Great location, friendly staff, nice room! I would stay here again!

Posted by on 29 Aug 2015

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About the Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley

Location Bloomsbury Way, London, England WC1A 2SD

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley. This 4-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 129 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (31 km / 19.2 mi)
  • Train station: London Farringdon Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Holborn Underground Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley offers 129 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. LED televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries. This London hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Kingsley Two – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine.

24-hour room service is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 12 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley London, England