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“A very good hotel for theatre lovers” 4 of 5 stars
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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )   |  
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Ranked #143 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Rosh Pina, Israel
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“A very good hotel for theatre lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The Royal Trafalgar by Thistle is a very good hotel for theatre lovers,
It is situated near the most popular theatre halls, as well as to very good restaurants and to the shopping area of Oxford street.

The hotel looks new and modern.
Hotel-personnel is young, very well trained, and very polite.
Rooms are quiet and very clean.
Breakfast is good. Anyhow – on Sunday, the service at the breakfast-hotel-restaurant is slow and less efficient.
At the second day of our stay, the housekeeping personnel has forgot to clean and arrange our room. This was very disappointing.

The Royal Trafalgar by Thistle is very good for couples as well as for businessmen. It is Certainly not a place for kids.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be fine.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Hawick, Scotland
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Stayed two nights in March and found the hotel and especially the staff to be excellent. The reception staff were great and so were the bar staff and the lady who manages the breakfast in the morning was superb....they could not do enough for you. The hotel is in an excellent position near all of the theaters and tourist spots. I was on business and will definitely stay again soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We just spent 5 nights in this hotel, and overall we were very happy with our stay. The standard rooms are pretty small, so be prepared for that, but they are also very clean and quite modern. We didn't spend much time in the room anyway, so it wasn't that big of a deal for us- but if that is important to you, I would recommend you upgrade. The bed was very comfortable, we had a great night's sleep. A nice sized wardrobe, and a nice television are also in the room.The bathroom was beautiful, with a terrific shower. The staff was always very pleasant, and helpful. We didn't eat or have drinks at the hotel, but the restaurant and the bar both looked very nice.
From the outside, the hotel really doesn't look like much, but it is really pleasant on the inside.

The best feature of the hotel though is without a doubt its fantastic location. It's on a tiny and very quiet little street, yet you are literally right around the corner from the National Gallery and Trafalgar square- a three minute walk, tops. There's loads of cafes and sandwich shops, pubs, and restaurants nearby to choose from. There is a London visitor information centre right there. Buckingham palace is a very pretty 15 to 20 minute walk away (an easy walk to go see the changing of the guard- and here's a tip on that: stand on the left side of the palace as you face it, a lot more happens on that side).There's also many different bus lines passing right by, and a tube station and rail line in Charing Cross, which is less than 10 minutes away. London is an extremely easy city to get around in- they have a fantastic public transportation system; to be honest, it makes New York's look pretty bad (and ours is considered among the best in the States!). Heading in the other direction, Piccadilly Circus is about 10 minutes away- and here's another way to save money if you're interested: take the tube in from Heathrow airport. The Piccadilly line is a straight run in from Heathrow, and only takes about a half an hour or so. Taking the ordinary tube is a fraction of the cost of the express train, and what the heck, you get a chance to see the area as you're coming in.

So, as I said, overall we were very happy with our visit to The Royal Trafalgar, and I would be happy to stay there again.

Room Tip: The standard room is very small to American eyes; if a lot of room is important to you, you might wa...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, UK
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stayed one Saturday night, and although we had been told it was in a central location in a quiet backwater we couldn't believe how quiet and how central. We had booked a standard room but had been udgraded to an executive corner room and it was really comortable. We couldn't get the TV to work but someone came up to sort it out immediately and couldn't have been more helpful. The breakfast was very good as well, but my husband asked me to mention that the plates were cold and could have done with being warm! I haven't let his pickiness effect the rating I have given the hotel.

Room Tip: We had room 322 and I would ask for this one again.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Stayed there for 4 nights on vacation. Excellent location just minutes from Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus and the West End. Great restaurant choices in the vicinity.

Rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff are very good. Helpful and know the locality well.

Room Tip: Try for one of the larger rooms if traveling as a couple.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Have stayed at this hotel a few times now. Although the rooms are a little on the small side they are modern, clean and tidy. The staff are very helpful, breakfast is delicious and the location is ideal for all attractions and theatres. Will definitely be back again soon!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights with my niece as a treat for her 21st birthday and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We received a free upgrade to an executive room and a complimentary bottle of wine! All of the staff went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful stay, which we did! Would recommend highly and definitely return

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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 
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#106 Luxury Hotel in London
#126 Business Hotel in London
#138 Family Hotel in London
#139 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There aren’t many genuinely quiet streets right in the heart of London. But they do exist - and we’re on one of them. In fact, you might never guess that Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square are within a few minutes’ walk. The Royal Trafalgar has the City on one side, Whitehall on the other and history everywhere you look. The National Gallery is literally next door, as is the square that shares our name. ... more   less 
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Royal Trafalgar By Thistle London
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