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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 #127 of 1,075 hotels in London
Helsinki, Finland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Nice hotel with great location. The hotel was very easy to find and everything that I needed was within walking distance. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was very tasty. The only minus comes from being given someone else's room on arrival. Yes, they give me a key to someone else's room, but fortunately there was no one inside when I entered. I wen back to the reception and I was given another room, this time a free one. When I got back to hotel later, the key card for the room didn't work anymore, and the receptionist had to give me a new one.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Fabulous location and friendly staff ... the Thistle is perfect if u have business in town. Good breakfast too. Fire alarm went off early in the morning but within 5 min everything was sorted. Would stay again. Nothing outstanding (hence the 4 rating ) but no complaints either

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

The Royal Trafalgar Thistle hotel, located down the street from another Thistle hotel, is located optimally for walking to main historic attractions. It's a great location for exploring. If you are on a business trip and your family is with you, you would never have to worry about them finding plenty to do. The problem we had is the fire alarm forced an evacuation early one morning. It had happened three times that week. By the time I walked out, the fire department was on scene. They will figure this out...

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed here in May for a few nights. We were really fortunate in finding that the hotel had a promotion and we got our room for a crazy price for central London in half term, something like £110 B & B....maybe not quite that cheap, but near to that.

The Royal Trafalgar couldn't be better situated. Right by Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery. When booking we were asked if we had special requirements and we asked if possible if we could have a quiet room with a view. We got both. The view was amazing - considering how built up the area around the hotel is. We could see the London Eye, St Martins in the Field, Nelson's column, The Shard....and watching the sun set over these cityscapes was beautiful.

We didn't eat in the restaurant apart from breakfast, but breakfast was lovely and well organised.

Would definitely recommend this hotel, and we would also save up and re-book even if we couldn't get a deal. Was definitely worth it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Just back from a 3 day weekend break staying at this hotel and the Location is perfect. 10 to fifteen minute walk to virtually everything you could want to see and subtantially less for some things. Ideal for Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Covent Garden area.

Hotel staff were fabulous - we have a 2 year old and she loved the attention she got from the staff and the whole place was spotlessly clean. The rooms were modern, up to date and hd everything you could need.

Would definately recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in central London and I will be staying here again, that is for sure.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in October 2013. Couldnt beat the location. Piccadilly, Chinatown, Theatres, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square all a couple of minutes away. Full breakfast is the 'help yourself' type of buffet but food is good, restuarant was not overcrowded, plently of staff on hand to assist. I had a twin exec room which wasgood. Bigger than some I've styed in in London. Furnishings etc. were new and the bathroom had obviously been refurbished with a full walk in rain shower. Couldnt fault the hotel. Clean, helpful staff and great location.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We have just spent 4 nights at this hotel. While our room was not large it accommodated my wife and I very well. It was well appointed and extremely comfortable.

Staff were friendly and customer focused. We were particularly impressed by Manos at the front desk.

The hotel is ideally located - close to the theatre district and central to the city's attractions.

The hotel provides a wonderful breakfast with numerous options.

We will certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#96 Luxury Hotel in London
#115 Business Hotel in London
#140 Romantic Hotel in London
#153 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar 4*
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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Also Known As:
The Royal Trafalgar, London Hotel London
Royal Trafalgar By Thistle London
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