Named after renowned British novelist Charles Kingsley, the Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley makes an ideal base for immersing oneself in London's rich arts and culture. The hotel is the result of a £10m renovation that transformed an aging Edwardian building into an elegant, four-star property featuring 129 guest rooms and suites, meeting facilities, the Kingsley Two Brasserie, and a stylish bar.
A Literary London Experience
The rooms feature a modern, minimalist style with all the creature comforts - complimentary WiFi included. As a relatively small hotel, the Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley is proud to be able to offer its guests personalized service, including 24-hour room service for all guests. In honor of its namesake, the hotel offers a Residents Library featuring books by Charles Kingsley and other members of the "Bloomsbury Group" of writers, which can be delivered to your room. If you plan to curl up with a good book, special reading pillows are available on request.
The Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, is located in the Bloomsbury area of central London. The neighborhood was developed in the 17th century and still retains its classical atmosphere with plentiful gardens, colleges, and museums. The British Museum, Covent Garden, Picadilly Circus, SOHO, Theatreland, and Bond Street are within a 15-minute walk of the hotel and, for travel further afield, the Holborn tube station is just 10 minutes away on foot.
Great location for shopping and the theatres and most of the main sites to see. Also had a great breakfast.
Size of the room could have been larger for the price paid.
Excellent location, nicely renovated, modern hotel
We stayed at the end of November and it was exceptionally cold in London. The hotel room was cold and the heater made terrible noise, but had to be on all the time. No heating in the otherwise beautiful bathroom.
We liked the modern decor.
Our room was facing the road and was extremly noisy.
I found the location perfect for sightseeing. The room was very nice and as a venue is was very good also. Food was excellent:-)
I was a shame I wasn't able to access the internet. The solution you have chosen at the hotel did not work for me as my company (banking) apparently have restrictions which make it impossible to lock on to a web browser before the internet access is given...
The upgrade to a superb room on the top floor - couldn't fault it unless that was the deluxe double that had been originally booked. Excellent hotel and well placed for business meetings in the City.
Central position for Theatres etc
Facilities and location
The size of the room - very spacious
Breakfast issues No knowlege of local area Language barriers
Staff is very very kind, cleaning is not the best inside the whole structure, but inside our room is basically good.
Some very little I repeat very little details that make the difference for this very high level hotel: the holder for hygenic paper was broken, the hairdryer tubular was rapaired with insulating tape and for this reason it was a little sticky, the bath tub had very little splinterings on edge, the window was stopped with a piece of folded paper and in conclusion the tv controller had not the cover for the batteries and it was replaced with a certainly sticky coloured tape .