Hotel in Detail:The Thistle Holborn Hotel (after author Charles Kingsley) is in an area known for its literary prowess.
Each bedroom is decorated with a vibrant colour palette of rich reds, greys and creams and all have a very contemporary style. In-room you will find air-conditioning, wireless internet access, a flat screen television with digital channels, hairdryer, in-room safe, direct dial telephone, work desk, laptop sized safe, tea/coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Rooms are en-suite with power shower, complimentary toiletries and a supplied robe.
Deluxe and Executive rooms and Suites are more spacious.
24 hour room service.
In October 2010 and to celebrate the hotels first anniversary of its major renovation the Kingsley Hotel launched an in-suite library for guests. Guests to suites have access to an exclusive series of 'lost classics' brought back into print by local publishing company, Bloomsbury Publishing. This is complimented with the Thistle reading pillow and complimentary hot chocolate in each of the suites, with regular guests being able to take the books out on loan, returning them on their next visit.
The Thistle Holborns library of books is available to Junior Suite residents or regular guests who frequently visit the hotel.
Onsite is the Kingsley Two Restaurant. The ground floor restaurant serves modern British and European cuisine. This Brasserie style restaurant has a mix of traditional Edwardian features with contemporary furnishings and soft atmospheric lighting to go with the all day dining. Extensive wine list.
Open 07.00 till 23.00.
The fully licensed bar serves snacks, light meals Tea and Coffee and you can view sports events on the satellite TV here. Also serves a full range of drinks including cocktails. Informal style. Open 11:30 weekends from noon.
The Thistle Holborn hotel has 7 air-conditioned meeting rooms with a capacity for up to 100 delegates.
The front desk is staffed throughout the night.
Lift access to floors.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Holborn 334 yards (305 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.7 miles (1.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.2 miles (3.6 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.8 miles (9.3 km). This hotel boasts 7 tube stations with a half mile radius (0.8 km).
The Thistle Holborn Hotel London,an Edwardian building, is located on the eastern edge of the very central areas of London. Bloomsbury Way is the extension of New Oxford Street which is part of one of the capitals best known roads, Oxford Street (just 300 yards away). To the East of the hotel is Holborn which leads down to the City of London (Square Mile), making it very convenient as a mid-way location between the financial areas and the tourist areas. Holborn is very busy during the week but relatively quiet during weekends. Just to the North is Russell Square and the popular area of Bloomsbury which has its own shopping centre and cinema. A short walk (less than 200 yards) to the south finds you in Covent Garden This would be one of the spots that should not be missed on any London visit. Known for its street entertainers (buskers) and the piazza at its heart with two markets and a string of restaurants and bars. This is a top destination both during the day and in the evening. To the south west is Soho, geared towards adult entertainment but with many pubs and clubs to suit everyone. Also popular for its many varied restaurants. Other local attractions/places of interest include the British Museum (0.1 miles), Sir John Soames Museum (0.3 miles), Theatre Museum (0.4 miles), London Transport Museum (0.4 miles), Pollocks Toy Museum (0.5 miles), Dickens House (0.5 miles) and Petrie Egyptian Archaeology Museum (0.6 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 129
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.4 out of 5 by 4276 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 1354 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 260 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 2922 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges are applicable.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainIf your not looking for anything except the Thistle chain nearby from this brand are:
Bloomsbury Park Hotel (Thistle): is 373 yards (341 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 79% and rates start from about £92.
Thistle Piccadilly: is 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 88% and base rates begin at about £146.
Royal Trafalgar Hotel (Thistle): 0.7 miles (1.1 km), rated at 87% and with rates from around £137.
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch: 1.4 miles (2.2 km), rated at 68% and with rates from around £66.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Thistle Hotels have an average guest rating of 80%. The Thistle Holborn with its rating of 88% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Thistle hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 188th from 865 London hotels, 1st of 8 Thistle Hotels, and 70th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 4 star Montague On The Gardens Hotel, with rates that start from about £228 and which has a 98% guest satisfaction rating. The Montague On The Gardens Hotel also offers: free WiFi.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Grange Buckingham Hotel. 0.1 miles from here (0.2 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 81% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £68.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star 41 Hotel seems like a possible option being 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the Thistle Holborn. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (Bloomsbury Way, WC1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. They include 8 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 26 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 77%), 2 two star hotels (average rating 76%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 61%). Top 4 star hotels are Montague On The Gardens Hotel and The Resident Soho (both 98%). Of the local hotels the highest rated are Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) and also the Soho Hotel (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals.
For the fifty one local hotels we hold base rate data on all of them. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £133 per night. They range from a low of £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 83%) to a high of £363 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 90%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £281, Four Star average: £128, Three Star average: £81, Two Star average: £38 and One Star average: £53.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Thistle Holborn 20th of the 50 local hotels and 11th for the 26 four star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 30th of 51 (13th of 26 four star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 17th of 34 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (SoHostel was top).
History:Wass called the Kingsley Hotel by Thistle till 2019.
Formerley The Thistle Bloomsbury (November 2008)
Bought by Oriental Holdings Bhd for £42.71 million in February 2012.