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In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking Available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUniversity of Bedfordshire6 min walk
    AirportLondon (LTN-Luton)4 min drive
    Popular LocationHertfordshire County Showground8 min drive
    Popular LocationZSL Whipsnade Zoo58 min drive

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  • Family Room, Multiple Beds

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 223 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsFamily Room, Multiple Beds
  • Express Single Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsExpress Single Room
  • Double Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 205 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Twin Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsTwin Room

About this area

Luton

In the city centre and near a train station, Thistle Express London Luton is in an area with good airport proximity. Hatfield House and Knebworth House are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Chiltern Hills and Sundon Hills Country Park. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and Woodside Animal Farm are also worth visiting.
Visit our Luton travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of Bedfordshire - 6 min walk
  • Hertfordshire County Showground - 8 min drive
  • Ashridge Golf Club - 22 min drive
  • Ashridge Estate - 39 min drive
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - 58 min drive

Getting around

  • Luton Station - 4 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LTN-Luton) - 4 min drive

Restaurants

  • La Trattoria - 3 min walk
  • The Great Northern - 4 min walk
  • 5 guys - 5 min walk
  • Pizza Express - 5 min walk
  • Costa - 6 min walk

About this property

Thistle Express London Luton

3-star hotel with free breakfast and bar/lounge
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hotel has self parking and coffee/tea in a common area. Free weekend breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk. All 152 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and hairdryers. Safes, phones and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Thistle Express London Luton offers 152 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. 40-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: GBP 10.00 per day
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available 6:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10 AM on weekends
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Conveniences

  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM and 5 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
For Sat Nav please enter postcode LU1 2PA.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 27 March 2020 to 30 September 2020 (dates subject to change).
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.00 per day.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Thistle Express Luton Hotel
Thistle Express Hotel
Thistle Express
Thistle Express London Luton Hotel
Thistle Express London Luton Luton
Thistle Express London Luton Hotel Luton

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Thistle Express London Luton and receive a full refund?
Yes, Thistle Express London Luton offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Thistle Express London Luton cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Thistle Express London Luton pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Thistle Express London Luton?
Self-parking is available for GBP 10.00 per day. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Thistle Express London Luton?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 5 AM.
What time is check-out at Thistle Express London Luton?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Thistle Express London Luton located?
Located in the heart of Luton, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from University of Bedfordshire and within 3 miles (5 km) of Stockwood Discovery Centre and Woodside Animal Farm. Chiltern Hills and Hertfordshire County Showground are also within 6 miles (10 km). Luton Station is only a 4-minute walk and Luton Airport Pkwy Station is 21 minutes.
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4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Breakfast consisted of 2 micro croissant & pastry and a bag of fruit which had been there for some time. Otherwise everything was fine
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities
In compare of ur room charge facilities we got too much less.Poor customer desk service.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean and comfy room, free tea & coffee at reception
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Great for short people who like mazes. Oh, and add £8-£10. At barely over 6' my feet hit the window sill, and raising the shower wand high enough I didn't have to duck kinked the hose. The hotel is in a very large shopping center and google was no help finding the correct entrance, so you have to run the maze to figure out where to park close to the hotel @ £8. Apparently there is an entrance to a parking area close to the hotel @ £10 but if you don't know about that you have to shlep your bags thru the shopping center. The hotel is fairly new and other than the above it's good.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Never again
The parking situation was not clear in the description, so I was left with the luggage as my husband went to find a parking space. The parking has to be paid for so factor that into your budget. No one would help me with my bags as I was trying to get inside with them in the freezing cold. There was hair on the bathroom floor and only one towel for two of us to share.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

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