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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stayed here for one night in April 2015 and would return anytime. I booked via telephone as I was travelling from Worcestershire and would not arrive until 11pm and wanted to check this was ok. They were very helpful and advised on car parking. On arrival (1 min walk from car park) I was greeted and upgraded FOC to... More 

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Bakewell
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel many times in the past - the first time ever, was quite a disaster, but they made it up to me, and I have been a loyal customer ever since. This time, I was bringing a special person for his first hotel stay with me - so naturally, I want everything to be perfect.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great, clean hotel with friendly staff and superb location. Despite being right in the centre of London, just behind the National Gallery it was very comfortable and quiet location. Would stay there again!

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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 

Hermanus, South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I usually stay in hostels but really wanted a night to myself. The Thistle Trafalgar Square had a special offer which I took up and I am not sorry. Such a great location for a lovely night out in Central London. Staff very friendly, room perfectly adequate although small but that is normal for London. Considering you are in the... 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 cinemas, theatres, restaurants and bars all on your doorstep. I look forward... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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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 exploring London with Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square on your... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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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 

Killarney, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel at Christmas for two nights. It was a great location, right near all the action. We booked through booking.com and noted it was an important anniversary trip. We didn't think anymore of it but when we checked in there were chocolates, wine and a card from the staff in our room. They were such lovely... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 6 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 

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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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