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Thistle Holborn

4-star4 stars
Bloomsbury Way, London, England, WC1A 2SD, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with restaurant, near The British Museum
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From 2,858 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Good internet service
Fantastic service

Thistle Holborn

from £140
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

What’s around Thistle Holborn


  • In London City Centre
  • The British Museum (3-minute walk)
  • Oxford Street (5-minute walk)
  • Russell Square (6-minute walk)
  • Royal Opera House (7-minute walk)
  • Aldwych Theatre (9-minute walk)
  • Covent Garden Market (9-minute walk)
  • Lyceum Theatre (11-minute walk)

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 52-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 34-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 96-min drive
  • London Charing Cross Station 15-min walk
  • London Euston Station 16-min walk
  • London Farringdon Station 19-min walk
  • Holborn Underground Station 4-min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station 6-min walk
  • Covent Garden Underground Station 8-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 129 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Kingsley Two – This brasserie specialises in British cuisine.

Thistle Holborn’s small print

Also known as

  • Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley London, England
  • Thistle Holborn Kingsley London
  • Thistle Holborn Hotel
  • Thistle Holborn London
  • Thistle Holborn Hotel London
  • Thistle Holborn Hotel
  • Thistle Holborn London
  • Thistle Holborn Hotel London
  • Thistle Holborn Kingsley
  • The Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
  • Kingsley By Thistle London
  • Kingsley By Thistle Hotel London
  • Thistle Holborn Kingsley Hotel London

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Very good 8.4 From 768 reviews

Fair 4.0
This hotel does not meet US hotel standards. There are many examples, however, for the sake of this review I will provide one example: There are no water bottles in the room. When you go to the front desk to get water, they tell you the water is filtered and should get water from your bathroom sink! Not!! So every night I would go downstairs to get water from the restaurant. One night a man by the name of "Steven" said he would personally bring up water to our room. I waited one hour and he never brought up the water. I then went downstairs to ask for water again. Steven was no where to be found so I went into the restaurant bar area looking for water bottles or faucet water. Steven shows up and tells me I am "sneeking" around his restaurant and becomes agitated, rude and nasty. This was witnessed by other hotel management and no one seemed to care about they way he was acting or talking. Stay away from this hotel that doesn't understand the primary basics of how to take care of their paying patrons.
Robbin, us4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great location and staff. Room clean but tired, lots of stains and marks on walls so overdue redecoration but comfortable and clean. Hallways and the stairs in particular needed hovering and didn’t appear to get done during our 3 days in the hotel. Had the breakfast one morning and although I imagine this can be excellent at the time we went in the hot water for tea was Luke warm, the bakery items had ran out and the eggs and bacon had dried out and the fresh fruit needed replenishing. All in all not worth the £12 per head. However, we may have just been unlucky! This is a great location for shopping, theatres and all things central has to offer and didn’t need to use the underground at all. Staff were friendly and checked us in as soon as we arrived which was earlier than the check in time.
gb2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Fine facilities but disappointing staff experience
The room and common areas were okay but slightly untidy (throw pillows all over the bar) and dusty. My biggest issue was more with the staff. The night before we departed, we were advised to book a taxi with the front desk since we were leaving early and it would be hard to flag one during rush hour. We booked a taxi at the front desk and when we went to check-out the receptionist said it should be arrive soon. 10 minutes of standing outside in the freezing cold morning, no one shows up. I spoke with another employee who said he'd check on it...another 10 minutes go by and he says that the taxi was never booked and offered a half-hearted apology and said another one would be on it's way in a few minutes. Another 20 minutes go by and still nothing! I asked if I could just flag one of the few empty ones going down the street and the employee said it would be unfair to the taxi company because they were on their way. We had a train to catch!!! No one stood outside with us or offered any sort of advice, apology, or tried to help us flag down a taxi. I ended up just calling an Uber which I should have done in the first place.
usOther trip
Very good 8.0
Great location - small room
We had A/C issues the first two days, but once it was solved, the room became more comfortable. But it was still a bit small, so apparently we misread the pics we saw prior to booking. Some rooms had the breakfast included in the price, but ours didn’t for some reason (and it wasn’t because we paid a fantastically low price for the room either ). However, location was why we picked the hotel and that did pay off, since the hotel is very conveniently located close to the sights we wanted to visit. One other note - the bar is the pub equivalent of your grandmother’s living room. Neutral colors, quiet, one tap, boring news on the TV. One night some moderately noisy young adults came in and were quickly asked to leave. So that was that. But like I said, overall it was a fine hotel for what we wanted the place for.
Jerel, us8 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Cosy, clean, comfortable with great location.
In general, our stay at the Thistle Holborn was great but one thing put us off at the beginning: our room wasn't ready when we arrived at 3:00 and we were asked to wait in the lounge and she would come get is in 15 minutes. After 30 minutes, we went back to the front desk to enquire and the person who had checked us in was gone and her replacement told us our room was ready. Makes me wonder how long they would have left us sitting there. Other than that, it was nice and we would probably stay there again. Clean room, very comfortable bed and bedding, great location, etc etc. Note: Incredible water pressure in sink - beware! In-room coffee is instant. We didn't try their breakfast.
Jeannine, ca2 night trip

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