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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

#125 of 1,052 Hotels in London
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just returned from a 6 night stay the hotel. Even prior to arriving, the hotel was very responsive. I had emailed the general manager asking about the possibility of early check-in or luggage storage since we were arriving early morning and also the best way to reach the hotel from Heathrow. I received a response within 10 minutes! I... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was really great we had a major problem trying to get to the Southampton piers and they went ALL out to do what ever they could to make it happen. I have never met any hotel personal to help like that. All of them

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In my opinion this hotel has the best location in London. It's directly between trafalgar and leister square and also in some very quiet small streets without traffic. The rooms are a good size and have a good feel. The lifts were quick and always we're available as the hotel is not too big. Service from the staff was also... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked the hotel as it was recommended to us and it didnt disappoint one bit. From the moment we arrived to moment we left, we were treated like royalty. We booked a package as it was our wedding anniversary and we were seeing show. We only live 30 minutes from London and have worked in it, so sightseeing was... More 

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. For our best deals visit the special offers page... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Thistle for 3-nights in mid July 2015. Having stayed at the hotel a few times in the 1990's I knew the location was excellent. The hotel is very clean and recently refurbished, we stayed in an executive king room and it was excellent. The room was spacious and very good for central London, it was a good... More 

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel. Please accept my apologies for the issues you experienced in our food and beverage outlets, clearly this is unacceptable and not up to the usual high standards that we are normally praised for. I do hope that we have the opportunity... More 

Key Biscayne, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 4 spent one week at the Thistle Trafalgar earlier this month and had a perfect stay . The hotel staff is spectacular (Let Lola at the front desk pick the restaurants for you). Location is unbeatable to visit London, minutes from China Town, Picadilly, Trafalgar Square, Subway Access, London Eye. It's the perfect center of operations for... More 

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you, particularly Lola. Thanks for the feedback on the menu, we are about to revisit this and will consider your comments. I look forward... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having organised a lunchtime event we arrived mid-morning to drop off luggage, returning later to check-in. The welcome was great, really friendly helpful staff throughout our entire stay. Having enquired as to any plans we had, on entering our room mid afternoon a card and chocolates had been left which was a great touch. The room was spacious with all... More 

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. As you mention the hotel is in a great location with many of London's great attraction nearby. I look forward to welcoming you... More 

Morebattle, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited London for one night to see a show and stayed atthe the thistle Trafalger square. Excellent location within yards of most west end shows. The staff at the hotel were extremely friendly and the room was very comfortable. The breakfast-full english buffet is good value. Would stay here again next time in London.

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. I was also pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast as this is something we have been working on improving recently. I look forward... More 

Chita, Japan
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first day, we were surprised to see that the room we stayed was a free-access room for handicapped people and there was only a very small sink which was too small to wash my face. Next day, when a staff of the hotel asked us how we were enjoying the room. And we asked the staff how you wash... More 

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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. For our best deals visit the special offers page... More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best hotel we have had in London - location perfect for us, easy to reach from Station - West End Theatres, Covent Garden all within walking distance. We had an executive room which was very well appointed. Breakfast was good quality and a wide selection - a good start to the day. Will certainly stay again, great value for money... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. I was also pleased to read that you enjoyed our breakfast offering as we have been working on improving this recently. I look... More 

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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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