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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good central hotel for trafalgar square, regent's street and Leicester Square and Covent garden. All in easy walking distance. Hotel comfortable clean and nice bed, but could have done better with room facilities - only two sufficient for 2 cups of coffee no hot chocolate or biscuits.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The location was superb,just beside the National Gallery,behind Leicester square and Chinatown is just right in front. Hotel cleanliness was very good, reception team was friendly and they never failed to greet you every time we stepped into the hotel. It's a small hotel,the lift can only fit 3 people at most with luggage but it was fast. The breakfast... More 

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hotel so central to anything worth seeing when in London. Weather was good enough to allow us to walk anywhere we needed. This hotel is well positioned and within walking distance to Restaurants,shops and Theatres. It is also very easy to get to from Gatwick so all in all I would recommend this to anybody that is looking for... More 

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Warrington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overnight shopping break with the girls and can't fault this hotel. Have previously stayed in the Thistle Piccadilly which, being right on Leicester Square, can be a bit noisy, but can't fault this hotel. Service was fantastic from arrival. Room wasn't ready but we were able to store luggage. We had 3 adults sharing a Junior Suite which had a... More 

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Rachel S, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Wire2009, Thank you for taking the time to review the Thistle Royal Trafalgar Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you had a great stay with us and the team and I hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel when you are next in London. Kind Regards Rachel Smith, General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Less than one minute walk to Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and theatre land...location wise, pretty hard to beat for a central London hotel. Staff are friendly, accommodating, and willing to try and go the extra mile. What staff can't help with is the level of noise in the rooms! Squeaky floorboards, thin walls and the feeling like you're... More 

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Rachel S, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear SamaaAzzawi I appreciate you taking the time to review the Thistle Royal Trafalgar hotel. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed our superb location in the heart of London. Our dedicated team of hosts take pride in making our guests feel comfortable and welcome. Your feedback is important to us and we appreciate your comments with regards to your... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed over the last weekend of November with my wife of 30 years to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. Whilst a little difficult to find, this hotel is certainly in the middle of London's attractions with a 5 minute walk to both Leicester Square & Piccadily Square. We picked the hotel as were were seeing the Jersey... More 

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Rachel S, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Peter D, Thank you for taking the time to review the Thistle Royal Trafalgar hotel after your recent stay. Firstly I would like to say a happy 30th wedding anniversary to you and your wife and thank you for spending it with us, I hope you both had an amazing time watching the Jersey Boys. Your feedback is highly... More 

Tadley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Theatreland all on the door step, makes the location of this Hotel ideal for a weekend break in the Capital. Unfortunately, that is all this hotel has going for it. My wife and I stayed in room 415 and notwithstanding the fact that it was November, the room had a dark,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall my impression about the hotel is good. Perfect location, FREE and high-speed wifi and considerably clean hotel. However, my only complaint about the hotel is their staff. They are absolutely not friendly and not smiling at all. As well as, it is almost difficult to find local(british) staff in the hotel and most of them from far east Europe... More 

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am sorry that we did not fully impress you on this occasion. Our team are usually spoken about in the highest terms so it is very disappointing to read that they did not get it right on this occasion. Yours sincerely Rob VCGM Thistle Trafalgar More 

Lichfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location couldn't be better,ideal for Trafaglar Square,Piccadilly Circus,Covent garden.Comfortable rooms,breakfast was good staff excellent especially Cleopatra.Breakfast area could do with a refurb and also toilets near reception. It was my 65th birthday and received a bottle of wine and birthday card compliments of hotel,a lovely surprise.Would definitely stay here again.

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to review Thistle Trafalgar after your recent stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you had a great stay with us. I can confirm that we will refurbishing the public toilets in January 2017 and are looking into options to improve the restaurant area as well; hopefully you will able... More 

Bellevue, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have nice weekends in London very frequently...we normally go to the One Aldwych hotel, but made a change to our routine as we wanted to be even closer to the center. We stayed for 2 nights and the room was around 20% to 30% cheaper in the Royal Trafalgar than what we normally spend. But that will not happen... More 

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to feedback. I'm sorry that you were not satisfied after your recent stay with us. We do offer a full and comprehensive bar service in the lounge and are looking into options to improve the area moving forward. I'm also sorry that our service did not impress you as our team are... More 

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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There aren’t many genuinely quiet streets right in the heart of London. But they do exist - and we’re on one of them. In fact, you might never guess that Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square are within a few minutes’ walk. The Royal Trafalgar has the City on one side, Whitehall on the other and history everywhere you look. The National Gallery is literally next door, as is the square that shares our name. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Address: Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Price Range: €195 - €398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
The Royal Trafalgar, London Hotel London
Royal Trafalgar By Thistle London
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar London
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#87 Romantic Hotel in London
#98 Business Hotel in London
#108 Family Hotel in London
#124 Luxury Hotel in London
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