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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel through Booking.com and managed to get a very good deal and required the location specifically to suit an all day meeting in Piccadilly with a dinner afterwards. My colleagues were most impressed, especially with not only the service, the rooms and the food, but the fact that one of them was able to go for a... 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 management teams recent stay with us at the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel. I was pleased to read that they had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after them. Should they be regular visitors to the area possibly a Corporate Rate Agreement for the hotel might be an option? If... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's hard to rate London Hotels because they are all so over-priced to begin with. In June, one is lucky to find a hotel in London for under £300. This hotel was just under £300 and was nice but it certainly isn't on par with hotels in other cities in the same price range. However, the rooms are clean 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. I would be grateful if you could contact me directly with the room number you occupied and also the phone number that was... More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here recently for a theatre trip to London, What a great location, the surroundings are a bit strange at the moment due to the building work, but don't let this put you off :) Lovely clean rooms, nice reasonably priced bar area and not badly priced drink. The breakfast at £12 seemed a bit steep, but this 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 again in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley, General Manager, Thistle Trafalgar... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel from Friday to Sunday. We flew to Heathrow Airport and took the tube to Piccadilly Circus then walked to the hotel which was 5-6 mins away. Location was fantastic down a side street directly next to the main action. we were worried as we approached due to road works taking place outside but it did... 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 again in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley, General Manager, Thistle Trafalgar... More 

Perth
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel for a business trip to London months in advance and supplied credit card details as they require to confirm the booking. When we arrived at 11.30pm after a full day of meetings and then a long flight into London we were told "Sorry, the hotel is overbooked so there are no rooms left". I could not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
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 over booking situation at the hotel and the need to relocate you. On the rare occasions that this happen we always ensure that guests are located to a superior hotel, with a complimentary upgrade and... More 

wirral, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to say a big thank you to Vikash and Lola, along with the other staff member's for making our stay so special. We stayed in an executive room in the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in and were greeted with complimentary wine, chocolates and a card to celebrate our anniversary. Couldn't believe the hotel could... 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 Vikash and Lola. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley,... More 

Strathaven, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at the Thistle Trafalgar many times over the years and it never disappoints. Incredibly friendly staff, extremely comfortable and air conditioned rooms (very quiet) and an excellent breakfast. What sets this hotel from the rest is its location: Just behind the museum on Trafalgar Square, two minutes walk from Leister Square, 5 minutes from Piccadilly and ten minutes... 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 was also pleased to read that you enjoyed our breakfast.... its a great way to start the day! I look forward to... More 

United States
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31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very pleased with our stay at the Thistle. You couldn't ask for a better location! The room was nicely appointed, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was spotless. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. If we ever return to London, the Thistle is where we will happily stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 again in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley, General Manager, Thistle Trafalgar... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was to be an occasion for my wifes birthday.. This turned out to be a very special occasion thanks to the management and staff of this hotel. Before the trip from the north I was contacted to welcome us. On arrival reception and booking in was welcoming and easy. The room was of a vey high standard and so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 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 Hotel, paul.knightley@thistle.co.uk More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I couldn't fault the service provided by all the staff at the Thistle Trafalgar Square throughout our stay. Our room was perfect and the location of the hotel made it very easy to visit all the sights we wanted to see on our trip. Thanks very much and we'll be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 again in the near future. Kind regards, Paul Knightley, General Manager, Thistle Trafalgar... More 

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