Hotel in Detail:The Thistle Express Luton is a modern built hotel overlooking St Georges Square and fountains in the ehart of Luton and next door to a large shopping mall. Value for money brand brings you free WiFi and free breakfast. Also known locally as The Strathmore Hotel.
Bedrooms are all en-suite with free toiletries and towels. In-room amenities include trouser press, iron, Hypnos mattress, free WiFi internet access, direct dial telephone, laptop safe, desk, radio, hairdryer, large screen smart TV, full length mirrors and tea and coffee making facilities. Room options include doubles, twins and singles. Each guest room, has a Hypnos bed. All rooms are en-suite (bath, shower, free toiletries).
Daily maid service.
There is unlimited tea and coffee served in the lobby. Daily free breakfast served.
Luggage storage available. Front reception is manned 24 hours. Thistle Express Luton is fully non-smoking. Hotel has a lift.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Luton 246 yards (224 metres), Tube Station: Chesham 14.7 miles (23.7 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 10 1.9 miles (3.1 km). The Thistle Express Luton is located in the middle of Luton town itself. Conveniently situated right next door to a large covered shopping mall, the Arndale centre. There is a huge range of amenities around the hotel including restaurants and cinemas. The nearest motorway junction is 1.9 miles away at the M1 junction 10a. The M1 goes directly into North London (around 25 minutes), or all the way up to Scotland in the North of England. Luton Airport itself can be reached within ten minutes by road. The hotel is just across a pedestrian bridge from Luton train station (3 minutes walk). Nearby places of interest include Galaxy Centre Leisure Complex (140 yards, 128 metres), Bury Park (0.66 miles, 1.1 km) where food and fashion with an ethnic slant are sold and Stockwood Country Club which houses the Mossman horse drawn vehicle collection (0.86 miles, 1.4 km). Major attractions include Woodside Animal Farm & Leisure Park at 2.4 miles (3.9 km) while the major attraction of Whipsnade safari park is just over 5 miles (8.0 km) from here.
Bedroom Numbers: 152
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
History: Re-opened in 2017 as Thistle Express Luton. Went into administration in December 2013. The Menzies Strathmore Luton (name at that time) closed in December 2013 after the Menzies Hotel Group was sold to Topland Group. However The Menzies Strathmore was deemed to be unattractive as part of the sale due to the terms of its lease and the hotel shut permantely until Thistle took the hotel on again in 2017.
Became a Best Western hotel in 2008. Formerly The Thistle Luton Strathmore (2007)
Parking:Public parking is available on site and costs £10 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 84% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 84% is 11% above the 73% average guest rating for the area around Luton. Guests therefore rate the hotel well above average for the surrounding area.
Milesfaster ranking: 305th from 866 London hotels, 7th of 22 Luton hotels, and 120th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Menzies Strathmore, Luton and not too far away (3.8 miles, 6.1 km) would be the 4 star Holiday Inn Luton South M1 Jct9, where prices begin from around £62 and which has a 72% guest satisfaction rating.