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Thistle Express Luton

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Overview
Guildford Street The Mall, Luton LU1 2TR England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Housekeeping
Free Parking
Pool
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews free tea and coffee hot drinks ironing equipment lift working single room was small car park next to the hotel a city centre hotel cooked english breakfast usb ports breakfast included late night arrival friendly receptionist bargain price lobby area close to the train station budget hotel one night stay
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was attending an event nearby and the hotel is ideally located in the town centre. Comfortable and clean rooms with friendly and helpful staff. As I had a late night I was given an hour extra to check out at no additional cost. The...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Saffie W
Response from Thistleexpress, General Manager at Thistle Express LutonResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback and hoping to see you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here for 3 nights and really liked my stay. The room was comfy enough and very clean. Bathroom was clean and small, but still enough large to suit all your needs. Internet was free, as well as breakfast. Coffee, hot chocolate and...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank darko_trx83
Response from Thistleexpress, General Manager at Thistle Express LutonResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you fro taking time to provide us such positive feedback and hoping to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding hotel, truly outstanding; modern, comfortable rooms with top class bedding, beds and all enveloping curtains that go a long long way towards a brilliant night’s sleep every night. Also, a location 7 minutes’ walk from the front door to the station, and thus approx...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank PhilipRo2020
Response from Thistleexpress, General Manager at Thistle Express LutonResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Philip. Thank you for providing us with such raving feedback. Feedback such as yours acts at catalyst and motivate my entire team. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please visit our website for Boxing day sale...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed on a Wednesday night. Hotel very quiet apart from the odd aircraft taking off. Tea and coffee only available in the lobby, no facilities in the rooms.Rooms large with bath and shower and large soap and shampoo dispensers. Vending machines on site only food...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank CoyoteS8
Response from Thistleexpress, General Manager at Thistle Express LutonResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking time to provide us with candid feedback and hoping to see you soon.

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Stayed there for a weekend with friends and family. The rooms were clean and good, breakfest was really good. Good location and cheap hotel. The worst part about the hotel were the staff, they were rude and acted like they didn’t want to be at...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank gip1329
Response from Thistleexpress, General Manager at Thistle Express LutonResponded 11 December 2018

Hi, Thank you for the feedback and please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience you felt while dealing with one of the team member during your stay. I am sharing your comment with my team and every one will be retrain on customer service,...More

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Welcome to the next generation of Thistle hotels, Thistle Express. Get amazing value. Think 40” flat screen TVs and super fast Wi-Fi. Think free breakfast and coffee and tea on tap. Think modern rooms and More clever design. And with no check out, simply drop your keys and get going! Find handy travel tips below: By car, please use the postcode, LU1 2PA Coming from: M1 Nottingham Take Exit 11 from M1, At Junction 11 Take A505 exit to Luton/Dunstable, continue on to Dunstable Road. At the roundabout, take 3rd Exit onto Chaul End Lane. At the roundabout take the 1st exit to Hatters way/ A505. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Telford Way/A6. Turn right to Hucklesby/A6, then turn right onto Guildford street and follow Guildford street for 300 yards hotel will be on your left Coming from: M1 London Take Exit 10. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit for New Airport Way/A1081. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Gipsy lane/B653. At the roundabout continue straight onto Windmill Road/A505. At the roundabout take 2nd exit to St Mary’s road, continue to Church street, turn left from traffic light to Hucklesby way continue forward, from next traffic lights turn left onto A6 and follow Guildford street and after 300 yards hotel will be on your left and follow the ramp to get into hotel car park. On foot From Luton Station to the hotel Walk south, pass the Starbucks coffee then turn left towards Bute St. Turn right onto Guildford street, after 200 yards, then turn left onto hotel car park ramp. When coming from the Mall to the hotel Follow the sign for TK MAXX, then exit the Mall and walk straight ahead. The hotel will be directly on your left. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
152
Price range
US$45 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Luton
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
152
Price range
US$45 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Luton
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Traveller (51)
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Dining (1)
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AdrianWicker
3 September 2017|
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Response from Cathy R | Reviewed this property |
Im too late. Hope you parked in the hotel
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Diane P
29 June 2017|
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Response from Yasmin M | Property representative |
Hi Diane, Thanks for getting in touch! The hotel is attached to the south side of the Mall, but can be accessed via Guildford Street by car. There is limited parking available on a first-come-first-served basis, for... More
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Room Tips
"Flat screen TV and free wifi in the rooms. Wifi is not password protected so beware."
CoyoteS8
4 weeks ago
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"Get double rooms."
19adrianorp
21 Nov 2018
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"Service is poor. Overall cleanliness was good and the location is perfect"
PortugalPassion
28 Aug 2018
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"Good Thai (Nakorn Thai), right out of hotel, down steps, Wellington St on right"
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6 Jun 2018
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