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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by burtshell:
my wife and I would like to know which thistle hotels people stayed at and their opinions.

If you can access AOL I would post this on the England board under London hotels as you will get a lot of feedback.

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I used to commute to work in London from Scotland and stayed in several, including Westminster and Victoria and Tower. Generally I try to avoid them because the rooms are tiny and unless you pay about 20% of the rack rate, in my opinion for London they are substantially overpriced. The Victoria thistly could best be described as faded grandeur, where ther are areas of the hotel in desperate need of renovation and you can hear train/ bus/ tube announcements in many of the rooms until the small hours. Breakfast service is uniformly awful from about 8-9:30.
I would try other chains.
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I do not recommend Thistle Hotels or the Thistle Victoria. Stayed there last fall for several days and it was a nightmare.

Made reservations in the summer, confirmed two weeks before arrival, and 3 days before arrival. After a l-o-n-g flight over, got to the hotel early morning (had paid extra for the previous night) and they had no clue about my arrival. Sent me off to horrid tiny rooms, finally a decent one, sent up breakfast which was uniformly inedible.

Did an all-Thistle hotel tour in '95 throughout England and Scotland and had wonderful experiences at each hotel. After last fall, I will never stay at a Thistle again.

Listen to Mattsudds and stay elsewhere.
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We stayed at the Thistle Victoria last summer.According to our travel agent it was a 4 star hotel.When we got to our room I didn't know if I should laugh or cry.The hallway and strarwells were downright frightening.We were only there for 3 nights,thank goodness.Now we laugh about it,but not at the time
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I stayed at the Thistle Charing Cross on two separate occasions and had a different experience. I was very pleased. The hotel had been recently refurbished (last couple of years) and the rooms were clean, inviting, comfortable, etc. The AC worked really well too. And as I had gotten these rooms via Priceline they were not giving me the Presidential suite, just their standard rooms. I'd certainly stay there again. The location was also great.

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Stayed at Thistle Marble Arch a couple years ago, and found it to be quite nice. The hotel was in good condition, all rooms had a/c (which we needed that year) prices were reasonable, and the location was perfect.
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[FONT=Century Gothic][COLOR=Magenta] We are staying there in late August but for only one night. We found a great rate and it's right on the Air-Bus route from Heathrow. And I've heard that there is a great pub just a couple of blocks away. I guess we'll go exploring!
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We are staying at the Royal Horseguards in September, I read and heard good things about the hotel, now I am a bit concerned, has anyone stayed at that particular Thistle Hotel? It looks wonderful, the location seemed good, having never been to London it was a shot in the dark after looking into many hotels I chose that one. Mistake????
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Thought I would make a little suggestion for some of you still looking for a deal in London. The post I had on the Victoria Park Plaza dissapeared in the changeover. Anyway, it was a really GREAT hotel and we got an awesome rate on-line. It was clean, super-modern, the room was comparable to an American hotel (compared to our hotels in Rome and Paris), nice bathroom. It actually had ice machines (after having none in the other places). It was so convenient to be near Victoria Station where we took the tube and buses everywhere. Breakfast was substantial, but make sure you get it included otherwise it is 12 pounds per person. We also walked with our suitcases (a couple of blocks) at the end of our trip to the Victoria Coach Station where we caught a bus for 10 pounds per person to Heathrow Airport (the same bus was continuing on to Southhampton for those of you looking for transportation to/from the port - just be aware that Victoria Coach Station is a couple of blocks to the rear of Victoria Train Station). The ONLY complaint we had about the hotel was that the beds were very soft, but at the end of three weeks and our terribly hard beds on the Royal Princess we didn't mind it at all.

Anyway, just thought I'd mention it as we thought the whole stay was a steal. Their rates might be going up though, as when we booked it had just been re-done or new management or something like that. We just stayed there at the end of May and they have been getting alot of good reviews on tripadvisor (I even posted one and I never bother to do that on tripadvisor). Have a great time everyone, I'm just jealous that you all still have yet to go and our trip is over :( .

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