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Whitcomb Street Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#283 of 1,195 hotels in London
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.4
Value
4.0
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Stay in a hidden gem that’s just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Soho and Covent Garden. This Thistle London hotel is surrounded by many of the cities must visit locations including Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown and Covent Garden. You can make yourself at home in one of our 108 en-suite rooms, dine al fresco on the terrace, or relax with a drink in our stylish, comfortable lounge.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 3 more
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e1niw74to2 wrote a review Yesterday
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Location was the best thing. Very short walk to Leicester Square, Casinos, Theaters, etc. Full sized bed nearly occupied the entire room. Numerous locations of mold in shower tile grout. Old windows with plexiglass cover over.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Milan Kollarik, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Trafalgar Square
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Dear Elniw, Thank you for taking the time to send us a review and pleased to know the location was suitable for your stay. I am deeply sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us, and I regret to hear that the cleanliness of the room was not up to the standard. Our Housekeeping team does their best to deliver high standard room service and I apologise that we were not able to meet your expectations. I will be really grateful if you allow us the opportunity to welcome you back next time you plan to come to London. Best regards, Milan
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gordie2910 wrote a review Sep 28
Thurso, United Kingdom2 contributions
Great hotel, extremely central, professional and friendly staff. Ideal city centre base for a leisure stay. My wife and I are previous guests and would thoroughly recommend. We will be returning again soon.
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Response from Milan Kollarik, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Trafalgar Square
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Dear Gordie, Thank you for providing your feedback further your stay at the Thistle Trafalgar hotel. We are pleased that you found the hotels location so convenient during your visit to London and that the team looked after you during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and provide you with another excellent stay! Kind regards, Milan
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Darren P wrote a review Sep 27
11 contributions6 helpful votes
I booked 3 rooms via hotels.com 2 weeks in advance on hotels.com, paid fully in advance. When we arrived we were told they were fully booked and didn’t have two of the rooms available. The check in team didn’t nothing to help us and hotel.com support was just woeful. Won’t use hotels.com or the thistle chain again I can’t leave a review on hotels.com because since I selected the unhappy face it won’t let me leave a review… I can leave reviews for other recent stays though at other hotels.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Milan Kollarik, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Trafalgar Square
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Dear Darren, We are extremely surprised by your negative review, since you did not stay with us. Nevertheless, I would like to offer you my sincerest apologies for the inconvenience. Our front desk team are always on keen to accommodate all of the customers' needs and to help them out in any possible circumstances. The night mentioned in specific the hotel was fully booked, and unfortunately you had no booking with us, therefore the team found themselves in a situation where they were unable to assist you. Unfortunately, as you had booked your booking through a 3rd party travel agent, we were not in a position to offer any further solution, other than advising to contact your travel agent. Let it rest assure that we are committed excellent service here at Thistle Hotel Trafalgar Square and therefore I sincerely hope that you would be able to give us another chance in the future. It would be my pleasure to look after your reservation directly, without the travel agent. Please contact us directly to make your booking arrangements and we will ensure you have a great stay with us! Best regards, Milan
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Barbara C wrote a review Sep 27
Greater Melbourne, Australia29 contributions27 helpful votes
Average rooms are very small but if you can afford a jnr king suite, this hotel offers all you could want at a fair (for central London) price. We've stayed here many times when in London and found no reason to shift elsewhere.
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Dear Barbara, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us. I am glad to hear that you had a great stay and you enjoyed the benefits of our superb location. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards, Milan
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Thomas K wrote a review Sep 20
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Although the room had "London-size" (small) with limited space for luggage, the room is very nice, cozy with a very good bathroom (with walk-in shower) and good light (for shaving/make up). Water in bottles was provided (and refilled) und a water heater (boiler) with tea bags and instant coffee. Clean and fresh towels each day.
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Response from Milan Kollarik, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Trafalgar Square
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy to hear that you have had a wonderful stay with us at Thistle Trafalgar. Located in the heart of London. Our guest feedback is our top priority, as we are unable to monitor our quality and guest satisfaction without it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Reception Team
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bradyboy2 wrote a review Sep 16
Boynton Beach, Florida908 contributions278 helpful votes
We recently stayed at this hotel and would certainly stay again Staff were wonderful and room was fantastic Location cant be beat near many attractions As travel agents we certainly would recommend this hotel
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Brady, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel. I am delighted that the team went out of their way and contributed to a great stay in London. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back and provide you with another fantastic experience. Best regards, Reception Team
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stevenN1290DX wrote a review Sep 15
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this was a business meeting held at the hotel, a good central location for us. the Hotel and staff were good and helpful, no issues and the breakfast and lunch were good. as several attendees are travelling in for the meeting it provides a good, centralised stay and conference facility
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Dear Steven, Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at Thistle Trafalgar. We always strive to deliver the best experience to our guests and I am pleased to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Milan
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Arriet wrote a review Sep 15
Boca Raton, Florida352 contributions143 helpful votes
We have stayed in this hotel before and it never fails to make it right for us location is perfect it’s right in the heart of theater Districk Next to the national Museum not far from the portrait gallery theaters are a few minute walk the heart of Picadilly circus is right there Trafalgar Square Great restaurant everything you need within a 10 minute walk central London tubes as you enter the staff was lovely everybody was there to help with everything we needed our room was great always cleaned well for our return each day we were on the third floor we had a mini suite the bed was so comfortable I hated to leave the sheets the pillowcases everything was perfect the towels were very large and nice only negative they don’t give you body lotion which I found interesting anymore also when I asked for a wake up call they do not do that anymore guess times are changing the breakfast was great the staff in the breakfast area were well trained this group works very well together we had many choices of Hotels in this area we always going came back there because they do thing right !!the queen dies when we arrive it made it even more of a perfect location about a 10 minute walk from the Palace glad we were there to help make history !!! there restaurants they Small businesses massage nails movie theaters like a nice small neighborhood right in Front of your hotelI can’t say enough about how pleasant my six nights stay was because of the location and staff the breakfast room Staff always making sure that you were happy with what you ate love the porridge this hotel deserves a five star review
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Harriet, Thank you for your review. We are most grateful for your fantastic comments! It is a pleasure to hear that you valued your stay at the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel so highly. We do hope to welcome you back in our hotel in the near future. Warm regards, Milan
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futuremrscannon613 wrote a review Sep 13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
We decided to spend a little extra to stay in a nice hotel. We were very wrong. The entrance was hard to find and not welcoming. The entire hotel felt outdated. The hallway to our room was more like a hostel and our room was very outdated and TINY. It looked nothing like the photos. The shower was a poor design so we soaked the entire bathroom floor every time. We are disappointed we wasted our money.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your taking the time to provide your feedback. We are sorry that your experience with us was not fully to your expectations. We do offer a variety of rooms all of different bedroom and bathroom sizes. We do hope you will consider staying with us once again in the future as our rates do change with the demand. We hope that we will be able to make up for your past experience and fully meet all your expectations on that occasion. Best regards, Milan
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Gloria E wrote a review Sep 9
Salt Lake City9 contributions
We were in London for 3 weeks and chose this hotel. Best decision. The location was fabulous. quiet street but a 10-minute walk from activities on Leister Square and Piccadilly Circus. Our room was so comfortable. Large and spacious, so welcome after a full day of tourist activities.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear Gloria, Thank you for your review. We are most grateful for your fantastic comments! It is a pleasure to hear that you valued your stay at the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel so highly. We do hope to welcome you back in our hotel in the near future. Warm regards, Milan
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$224 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the royal trafalgar, london hotel london, royal trafalgar by thistle london, thistle trafalgar square
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonTrafalgar Square / Embankment
NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thistle Trafalgar Square
Which popular attractions are close to Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Nearby attractions include National Gallery (0.08 miles), Strawberry Tours (0.1 miles), and On The Rocks Bar Crawl (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include Leicester Square Kitchen, Blacklock Soho, and Green Bar at Hotel Cafe Royal.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hindi, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (0.5 miles), Tower of London (2.3 miles), and Houses of Parliament (0.7 miles).
Is Thistle Trafalgar Square accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.