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Thistle Trafalgar Square

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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.

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#413 of 1,155 hotels in London
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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. 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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 3 more
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Tom T wrote a review Jun 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom90 contributions49 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
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kimapplegarth2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Overpriced and very uncomfortable bed, would have expected better of a Thistle Hotel - redeeming feature is convenience of location. With building works surrounding the hotel, identification can be an issue.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from MilanK907, Front Office Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your recent stay with us, although it sounds as if we have some areas of improvement to make. I apologise that we did not quite reach our target of five out of five on this occasion, 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. Kind regards, Milan
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t3sally wrote a review Mar 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom39 contributions25 helpful votes
We have recently stayed at this hotel for our Anniversary, and was made very welcome from start to finish. Had balloons presecco and a amazing chocolate cake in our room complementary. Rooms are nice skyline from our room. Breakfast wasn’t included but was only £12.00 pp extra which was good value. Less then 5 mins walk to The Theatre Royal Haymarket , great overall hotel for Theatre land. Lots of places to eat as well. Well located hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from MilanK907, Front Office Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the complimentary upgrade, 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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smoellerbisgaard wrote a review Mar 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark21 contributions24 helpful votes
I stayed at this hotel with my teenage daughter. The hotel was situated in a nice and quiet area but still close to everything . A very good location for several trips to all the popular sites in London. The hotel staff were friendly an the hotel nice and clean.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from MilanK907, Front Office Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to send us a review and pleased to know the location was suitable for your stay. We are delighted to hear that you had a good stay with us at the Thistle Trafalgar Square. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to the team. We hope it won't be too long till we see you return. Kind regards, Milan
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Vitor S wrote a review Mar 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ12 contributions13 helpful votes
Excellent hotel. Very well located. Very friendly staff. Pleasant breakfast. New and relatively spacious room by European standards. Incredible view to the National Gallery. Check in and check out quickly and without complications.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from MilanK907, Front Office Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Dear Vitor, We thank you for taking the time to provide such great feedback and will pass these on to the team. We are pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast and found the hotels location so convenient during your visit to London and that the team looked after you during your stay. Thank you for choosing the Thistle Trafalgar and hope to welcome you back in the future! Warm regards, Milan
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PRICE RANGE
$162 - $397 (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 Withlocals (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 Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus, 28-50 Wine Bar & Kitchen Covent Garden, 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.