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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for a central hotel then look no further than the Royal Trafalgar. Excellent location and service. Within 2 to 4 minutes walk to Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus. The staff are wonderful too, very helpful and made the stay even more enjoyable, we wish we had stayed longer. The room was spacious, comfortable, clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great stay at hotel. staff so helpful and friendly. Hotel very clean. Rooms also well maintained. Bar is a nice place to relax after a day's exploring. location so central to all attractions highly recommend.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Thistle is in an awesome location. Very central to a lot of attractions. As I was on business and in for 2 nights it was also close to all transportation to the CBD. Hotel was clean and comfortable. Service good. Only negative and not much of one was that the Lobby looked a little tired

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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 for both Leisure guests and those needing access to the Business District. I... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed a night was perfect, room was spacious, lots in the area to do, staff are amazingly friendly could not do enough for us,welcome card an chocolates were nice touch, breakfast was a good selection!! Great stay overall enjoyed it very much :)

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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. Kind regards, Paul Knightley, General Manager, Thistle Trafalgar Square... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

stayed in Thistle hotel for 2 nights 17/04/15 to 19/04/15 prior to our arrival received a phone call and a email from hotel relationship manager Ranga asking if we had any special requirement, informed him we were celebrating our anniversary. on arrival greeted by friendly reception staff very helpful nothing to much trouble. we were given room 608 very pleasant... 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 Ranga our Relationship Manager. I was also pleased that you enjoyed breakfast as this is something we have been working on improving... More 

Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel does not disappoint but neither does it impress.The room was OK despite the view of the car park entrance and skips.However we weren't in it long so it wasn't a significant issue.The breakfast was good and the staff were polite and helpful.The ground floor is one large bar/eating area which we chose not to frequent.The hotel is very... 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. Kind regards, Paul Knightley, General Manager, Thistle Trafalgar Square... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First thing to say is that I would definitely stay here again were I to go to London. The location, right off Trafalgar Square is absolutely perfect. Whitcomb Street is quiet and uncrowded and a stones throw away from everything you want in London. The other outstanding aspect of the Thistle is the people. They were genuinely friendly and incredibly... 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 Diba and Lazlo. As you mention the hotel is in a great location with many key London attractions such as Trafalgar Square,... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Can't beat the central yet quiet location of this hotel, it was perfect. Room was well equipped and very clean. Fast and easy free wifi. Service was especially good - when I returned home I realised I'd left a notebook in my room and Ranga, the Relationship Manager, was wonderfully helpful in finding it and sending it to me straight... 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 Ranga our Relationship Manager. As you mention the has free super fast Wi Fi throughout. I look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Tredegar, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few days prior to travelling I was contacted by the Hotel's Relationship manager (Ranga Sovis) to see if there was any particular reason for our visit. I explained that this weekend was booked as a series of trips this year as it is my 50th birthday at the end of the year. Rangis advised me that he would try... 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 Ranga our Relationship Manager. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley,... More 

Encinitas, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Thistle Trafalgar Square last week for five nights. The hotel is centrally located to all of the major attractions, and the hotel is clean. My room had two large windows, with a view of the London Eye. The free wi-fi worked well at all times, and was fast. Lola at the front desk was always welcoming, and... 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. As you mention the hotel has free super fast Wifi available throughout. I look forward to welcoming you back to the... 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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