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Thistle Express Luton

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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 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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98Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
19Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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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 20
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Response from Thistleexpress, General Manager at Thistle Express Luton
Responded 24 Dec 2018
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 and Mates rates. Both are real value deal. Hoping to see you soon.
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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 available
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Response from Thistleexpress, General Manager at Thistle Express Luton
Responded 19 Dec 2018
Hi, Thank you for taking time to provide us with candid feedback and hoping to see you soon.
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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 work. Getting information from them
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Response from Thistleexpress, General Manager at Thistle Express Luton
Responded 10 Dec 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, so that such incident can be avoided. I must assure that my team is known for providing exemplary service, however we failed to deliver on this occasion. I hope you will offer us another opportunity to serve. In case you want to share any more information please email me at sudeep.majumdar@thistle-express.com
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I'm sure the Thistle must be as easy to reach than many of the airport hotels. Firstly, it is approximately half the price of an airport hotel. The rooms are perfectly adequate, not luxurious and the free breakfast is exceptional. I'll always use this for Luton airport in the
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Response from Thistleexpress, General Manager at Thistle Express Luton
Responded 10 Dec 2018
Hi, Thank you for taking time to provide us with valuable feedback and thank you for confirming your choice of hotel in future. Hope to see you soon
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Stayed here in June 2018 after flying in from Luton airport. One Night stay before continuing on to London. Everything was fine. Breakfast was adequate. Room was small but clean and had everything I required.
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Response from Thistleexpress, General Manager at Thistle Express Luton
Responded 6 Dec 2018
Hi, Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback and hoping to see you soon.
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Family room for three guest.
Desk and TV
Queen size bed
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Where can I park tonight sat.2nd Sept.
Im too late. Hope you parked in the hotel
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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 £10 a day. Alternatively there is plenty of parking at the Mall if we happen to be full that day. Let us know if you have any other questions - one of the hotel team will be happy to help provide further directions. Thanks, Yasmin
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Hi Lu_Jones, The hotel officially opens on the 5th of July. You can find more information on our website. Thanks, Yasmin
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¿Como ir del aeropuerto de Luton al hotel?
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"Flat screen TV and free wifi in the rooms. Wifi is not password protected so beware."
"Get double rooms."
"Service is poor. Overall cleanliness was good and the location is perfect"
"Good Thai (Nakorn Thai), right out of hotel, down steps, Wellington St on right"
"Cannot comment"
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PRICE RANGE
US$50 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLuton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
152
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