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Thistle Trafalgar Square

Whitcomb Street, 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#382 of 1,170 hotels in London
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. 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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 3 more
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Kashif S wrote a review Jun 12
1 contribution
One of the finest hotel I had pleasure of staying in the heart of London. Not only it surpasses my expectations but kind of hospitality i have received throughout my stay was so relaxing. I must give credit to Mr Walid Sheikh of front desk to make things easy to go for me. Overall full points for location, hospitality and comfort. Hope to visit soon.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Cath F wrote a review Jun 10
11 contributions13 helpful votes
This hotel and its staff get 10/10. The location is literally just behind Trafalgar square and central to all the sites. All within walking distance with great restaurants and shops close by. We paid extra for the breakfast and it was lovely. Plentiful and great produce. The staff can't do enough to help. We had a deluxe twin room which was fabulous. Comfy beds, air con, spacious with complimentary toiletries etc. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Martin P wrote a review Jun 6
Peterborough, United Kingdom106 contributions72 helpful votes
What can we say?? We can say: this hotel and the team here were Brilliant!! Perfect location right next to Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square. I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel and we will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 413 was great...although disabled access room
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Response from Milan Kollarik, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Trafalgar Square
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Martin, We thank you for taking the time to provide such great feedback and will pass these on to the team. Thank you for choosing the Thistle Trafalgar and hope to welcome you back in the future! Kind regards, Milan
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Beverley S wrote a review Jun 6
3 contributions
Stayed here for two nights, fantastic staff, couldn’t do more… great for exploring the sights, close to Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham palace etc. We had room 612 could see London eye and trafalgar monument from our window. Breakfast included was lovely. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Milan Kollarik, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Trafalgar Square
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, found the team to be friendly and found the location of the hotel convenient when visiting London. We do hope to welcome you back to the hotel again in the future. Kind regards, Milan
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Tom T wrote a review Jun 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom91 contributions66 helpful votes
The check-in I had was really slow due to having a new staff member doing their first check-in of the day, this review isn't 3 star because of that it's just that the new staff member was left on their own and the manager wasn't their or watching what they do, with hotel experience of my self and a past manager to I know that wasn't the correct thing to do, but I was fine with waiting it wasn't long but could of been shorter if the right staff member was with them. All in all the room was nice but not perfect, a few hairs in the bedding which I called down and they happily changed for me, the breakfast was nice the coffee was not the best as I enjoy a nice cup on the morning, I will be back but not In a rush.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from Milan Kollarik, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Trafalgar Square
Responded Jan 12, 2021
Dear Thomas, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your experience and I can assure you that this has been addressed. We hope to welcome you back in the future to show you that we can fully meet your expectations. Best regards, Milan
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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 The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London (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 free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include 28-50 Wine Bar & Kitchen Covent Garden, Leicester Square Kitchen, and Steak & Co. Garrick Street Covent Garden.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Thistle Trafalgar Square offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
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 reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.