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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

4.0 of 5 Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG, England
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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

i didnt expect such a high quality from a chain hotel in the middle of london, but this stay was faultless to a tee. The staff are extraordinarily friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and crisp and the breakfast is smart, simple and delicious. We did change rooms due to hearing some noise on the Whitcom street side (in... More 

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Kent
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here 12/12/14 had a nice stay we were apparently upgraded but from what I don't know as the upgraded room wasn't big by any means! However this hotel is all about the location its a minute from Leicester Square, a short walk from Charng Cross and 6 mins by tube from St Pancras.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a Exec room. Perfectly fine for a central London Hotel, but not sure the extra was worth the money. Great location. Walkable to everything you may need. I think the staff were under pressure as we were phoned to pay for a drinks bill that wasn't ours, three times, by 3 different people. They also try to sneak... More 

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Odivelas, Portugal
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location can’t be better, next to all the museums, shopping and restaurants and all that you can think of is just at your door step. The service is good (not excellent). I stayed for 3 nights and had some meals in the room including breakfast and dinner. Food is not bad, variety is fair enough for a 4 star... More 

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Wales
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was refurbished but very small, only really suitable for single occupancy. Had iron and board but not really enough room to put it up? Very disappointed with the breakfast. Went at 09.15 and there was no juice, bread for toast, bacon or baked beans and I wasn't offered tea or coffee. It was the most I have ever paid... More 

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Stamford
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you arrive at the hotel please don't be put off by the externaly, Initially I thought OMG this looks terrible, however when inside the tired exterior does not reflect the inside. This is not a big hotel and standard rooms are not big but clean and tidy. Staff were not the most friendly but ok. Overall if you need... More 

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Paris, France
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I just came back to Paris from a short trip to London, where we spent one night at the Thistle Royal Trafalgar Hotel. It was important to me to be close to the National Gallery which is why, after pouring over tripadvisor reviews, I chose this hotel. Also I looked for a hotel that wouldn't cost an... 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 Hotel. I was pleased to read that the team looked after you during your time in London. As you mention the hotel is in a great location for exploring London with a large number of tourist attractions including Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square and... More 

Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
24 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to London to the theatre and stayed for one night at this hotel. The check in was smooth and efficent. Our room was clean, comfortable and had sufficent amenities. The bathroom was clean and had nice fresh white towels and good toileteries. The hotel bar was comfortable but lacked atmosphere. Check out was efficent. This hotel is one... 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 Hotel. As you mention the hotel is in a great location for exploring London with a large number of tourist attractions including Trafalgar Square and West End Theatres just minutes away. For the best prices make sure you visit our website. I look... More 

West Runton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought a Groupon deal, for afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco, for my sister and me for a birthday treat for her.... I was a bit anxious, as there are some not very nice reviews on here....but it was absolutely fabulous......very easy to book online, and everything worked as it should have done. Really friendly staff.....the tea itself... 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 Afternoon Tea with us at the Thistle Trafalgar Hotel. I was pleased to read that the team looked after you and I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards Paul Knightley General Manager More 

Bournemouth
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights whilst working in the City last week. The location is great, with Trafalgar Square and the pubs, restaurants and bars on your doorstep. The rooms are clean, warm and modern, and the wifi speed is better than average (streaming on SkyGo was mostly fine). The bar prices were reasonable with a bottle of red... 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 Hotel. I was pleased to read that the team looked after you during your time in London and that you found our super fast free WiFi useful! I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards... More 

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Address: Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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, England
Hotel Style:
#106 Luxury Hotel in London
#126 Business Hotel in London
#138 Family Hotel in London
#139 Romantic Hotel in London

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