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Thistle Express London Luton

3.0 star property
City-center Luton hotel with bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

995 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Bar
The price is P3,599
Price available on 17/07/2022
The Mall, Bedfordshire, Luton, England, LU1 2TR
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
  • Cable TV service
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Luton
  • Chiltern Hills - 17 min drive
  • Hertfordshire County Showground - 8 min drive
  • Verulamium Museum - 23 min drive
  • Verulamium Park - 26 min drive
  • The Snow Centre - 23 min drive
  • Wrest Park - 21 min drive
  • Knebworth Country Park - 29 min drive
  • Hatfield House - 35 min drive
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - 76 min drive
  • Knebworth House - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Luton Airport (LTN) - 4 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 40 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 66 min drive
  • Luton Station - 4 min walk
  • Leagrave Station - 7 min drive
  • Luton Airport Pkwy Station - 21 min walk

About this property

Thistle Express London Luton

Thistle Express London Luton puts you 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from Chiltern Hills. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and airport proximity.

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 sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 152 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 5 AM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (GBP 10.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 15.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs GBP 10.00 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Aldemira, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

sort the post code out!!
Post code for Hotel appears incorrect - difficult to find without this. Unable to ring hotel direct for directions as all calls are routed through a main call centre which is only open office hours!
P, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Basic and needs repair
Greeted with a tired exterior we were pleasantly surprised by the more modern and updated interior. Having said that the light for the bathroom didn’t work in our room nor the table top fan that was provided to counteract the outrageously warm room we were in. No air con (probably due to the age of the building) and a wafer thin pillow led to an uncomfortable nights ‘sleep’ followed by a deep fried breakfast in the morning. Would I stay here again? No.
Jane, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Thistle Express Luton,
Lovely hotel, very convenient for the Mall, (approx.40 yards ) shops and for the funeral we were attending, rooms very comfortable and clean, just such a shame there is no tea/coffee facilities in the room, free in reception, but I need one on waking. Parking is £10 a day, but did not know until we got there. Nice to have a decent hairdryer and iron and ironing board. The shower is a bit basic, not a power shower, bath very high to climb into. Free breakfast is an added bonus. The Huge Witherspoons across the road is very handy, but a little noisy late at night! But a good nights stay, and staff are friendly and helpful!
Rosemary, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Staff unfriendly
The room was as expected but a little dated. The staff were really unfriendly - we had some friends that weren’t staying at the hotel but we’re waiting for us in the lobby but they were told to leave and stand outside in the rain. This included young children.
M, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Adrien, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Got there 8.30 Friday no hot water for shower Saturday morning no water at all for shower not very good
Anthony, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Overnight after late flight arrival
Clean hotel close to the airport and the centre of town. I had a nightmare trying to find the entrance at 1am and ended up leaving the car somewhere close and walking. The hotel is basic and comfortable with a nice bathroom. Breakfast was not worth staying for.
sarah, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Greg, 2-night business trip
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