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Safety index

62 out of 100

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Thistle London Holborn

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8.0

Good (4,827 ratings)

London, United Kingdom - 

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280 m The British Museum

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420 m Russell Square

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770 m Leicester Square

Hotel Overview

Thistle London Holborn is a hotel that generally receives positive feedback from its guests. The hotel is appreciated for its prime location, comfortable accommodations, and friendly service. Guests have highlighted several aspects they particularly enjoy, as well as some areas where improvements could be made.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Cleanliness

Breakfast

  1. Prime Location: Guests love the central location, making it easy to explore the city and its attractions.
  2. Comfortable Rooms: Many have praised the comfortable and well-equipped rooms, ensuring a restful night's sleep.
  3. Friendly Staff: The staff's friendliness and helpfulness have been consistently highlighted, enhancing the overall stay experience.
  4. Cleanliness: The hotel's cleanliness standards are often commended, with many guests appreciating the tidy and well-maintained surroundings.
  5. Good Value: Some guests feel that the hotel offers good value for the location and services provided, making it a sensible choice for travelers.
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Area for improvement

Air Conditioning

Kitchen

  1. Noisy Environments: Some guests have found the hotel surroundings to be noisy, particularly those with rooms facing busy streets.
  2. Limited Amenities: A number of guests have expressed wishes for more on-site amenities to enhance their stay.
  3. Rooms Variability: There is mention of variability in room quality and size, which can affect guest satisfaction.
  4. Slight Delays at Check-In/Out: Occasional reports of delays during the check-in and check-out process have been noted, causing minor inconveniences.
  5. Decor Datedness: Some reviews indicate that parts of the hotel could benefit from updating or renovation, as the decor appears dated to these guests.

Amenities

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

Housekeeping

Room service

Room service

Restaurant

Bar

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Total 4,827 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.9

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8.4

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booking

3,848 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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expedia

979 Reviews

8.4 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 231 times

5% Negative91% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Manfred Borkowski5 months ago
5/5Google icon

The hotel has a special charm. The location is fantastic. A bus stop in front of the door is luxury. Even on foot, in good weather, you can reach many sights in about 20 minutes. The staff is exemplary, always friendly and helpful. The breakfast is typically British. and very rich. The restaurant makes a lot of effort, everything is freshly prepared. We felt very comfortable and would love to come back next year.

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David Nadvorney3 months ago
3/5Google icon

So many people comment on the lack of hot water. The answer is always the same—“I’ll personally see that it’s rectified…”. But last week, it was not rectified. The staff told me that the boiler was servicing two buildings. No hot water. Otherwise quite a lovely place to sat. But no hot water. It’s 2024. London. There should be hot water.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 129

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Number of floors 6

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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Idle

18

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100

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68

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

The British Museum

280 m

Russell Square

420 m

Leicester Square

770 m

Piccadilly Circus

1.05 km

Trafalgar Square

1.12 km

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Getting around

Holborn Underground Station

280 m

Tottenham Court Road Station

350 m

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Airports Nearby

Heathrow Airport (LHR)

26 km

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Restaurants

Museum Tavern

210 m

The Plough

140 m

The Old Crown

Nearby

Bloomsbury Tavern

140 m

Happy Lamb Hot Pot

Nearby

Street View

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Daytime safety

65 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

39 out of 100

Unsafe

London safety index

Safety

Crime

62

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

62 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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54

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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63

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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59

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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76

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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69

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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50

54

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

54 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

58

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Mugging or robbery  57/100

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Car theft  43/100

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Car break-ins  50/100

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Home break-ins  48/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

57

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Physical attacks  54/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

High

63

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  38/100

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Drug problem  62/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $2.3

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Coffee

$2.9 - $7.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $3.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$16.2 - $38.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $5.8

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.3 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$57.9 - $162

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$8.1 - $17.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.1 - $11.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.5 - $3.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$138.9 - $309

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$11.6 - $35.9

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$28.9 - $115.7

Weather In London

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.512

PM1023

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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