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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

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We stayed at this hotel as part of a theatre/hotel break in March '17. The location couldn't be better, just around the corner from Trafalgar Square Rooms good and clean. Staff here are most helpful. We booked 'room only' and were pleasantly surprised to find that if booked online, a complimentary breakfast is included.We will definitely stay here again. Thank...

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The hotel is very convenient for the theatre and for exploring London. We had an extremely comfortable stay, lovely room, great breakfast. All the staff were extremely helpful and efficient. Thank you

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this gem of a hotel to celebrate my husband's birthday, as we do most years. We were delighted to find our room had been upgraded and his birthday had been acknowledged by the reservations team! We had a very comfortable and quiet room on the 5th floor and enjoyed our breakfast the following morning. The staff are friendly...

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear SCBexhill, Thank you for taking the time to review us after your recent stay at Trafalgar. It's great to hear that everything was to your liking and may I wish your husband a happy birthday once again! We look forward to celebrating many future events with you as well. Best wishes, Rob, VCGM

Stone Mountain, Georgia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our room & bath were updated and spotless. Breakfast was wonderful. Location was convenient for theatre, shopping, public transport, museums etc. Front desk staff was very helpful. Great value -- will be back

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Pam H, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your recent stay. It is great to hear that you had such a good time and to learn that you will be back in the future. I hope that time is not too far away. Many thanks, Rob, VCGM

Perth
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Thistle Trafalgar Square many times whilst in London for business. I find the hotel very conveniently located, always very clean and tidy and with friendly staff who are always very helpful. I travel extensively for work and find this one of the better hotels that I have stayed at.

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to comment after your recent stay. I am delighted that you rate us as one of London's better hotels and we look forward to welcoming you back many times again in the future. Best wishes, Rob. VCGM

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean room and excellent service staff were so helpful and accommodating. The only reason it didn't get 5 start is the bed was a bit hard and me and my gran often woke up with sore backs. We highlighted this to the hotel and they have taken it under consideration.

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Jackie_fleming07, Thank you for leaving comments about your stay. As you mention we look at all possible ways to improve our service and all feedback is a gift. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in future and hopefully delivering the 5* service experience. Kind regards, Rob, VCGM

Glasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel. Location is very central to everything. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Rooms have everything you need. I have stayed 5 times and will be back again. Wouldn't stay anywhere else when in london.

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear sami832, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am delighted that everything continues to be to your liking and look forward to seeing you many times again in the future. Best wishes, Rob, VCGM

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant location, brilliant hospitality and service. Staff were very friendly and paid attention to detail. Lovely breakfast and drinks. Right in the heart of London, central to everything, however peaceful too

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Lynneduff, Thank you for letting us know how your stay was. It is always fantastic to hear that things went well and rewarding to read that you enjoyed everything. I sincerely hope we will see you again in the future. Best wishes, Rob, VCGM

Stockton-on-Tees
Reviewed 1 week ago

I needed a hotel within walking distance of The National Gallery if possible and this hotel fitted the bill. My friend and I were on a course there and we could literally step from our hotel door to the hall where the training took place. It is located in a fantastic spot for sight seeing around Trafalgar Square and visiting...

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you found most things to your liking and am confident that we could increase this to a 5* rating should you return! If you are willing to do so why not contact us directly and we will make sure...

A Brit in France
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see the sights, visit a theatre, eat in international restaurants this is the place.The hotel was clean and staff efficient. Room comfortable and quiet. The only criticism is when we arrived, the girl on reception was very morose giving details as though she was reading a script, otherwise the staff were excellent.

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VCGMTrafalgar, Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this review

Dear zoggie, Thank you for letting us know how your stay was. I am sorry that we did not 'wow' you during check in and I will follow up with the team as clearly 'morose' is not the impression we want to create. Otherwise though I am happy that your stay was a positive one and I am sure that...

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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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 

Additional Information about Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Address: Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7HG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Price Range: $228 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
The Royal Trafalgar, London Hotel London
Royal Trafalgar By Thistle London
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar London, England
Hotel Style:
#87 Romantic Hotel in London
#98 Business Hotel in London
#108 Family Hotel in London
#146 Luxury Hotel in London
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“5th floor south side very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles SCBexhill, 5 days ago | Read review
“Room was spacious, bed was huge. Plenty of wardrobe space, floor space and great amenities ”
 of 5 bubbles Lynneduff, 1 week ago | Read review
“I would ask for higher floors if you are a light sleeper, as this is a busy part of London day and night.”
 of 5 bubbles Al1Stockton_on_Tees, 1 week ago | Read review
“The hotel is on a quiet side street and though only two minutes from Trafalgar Square was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles zoggie, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a room near the side/back of the hotel to avoid a construction site view.”
 of 5 bubbles Joannamaypink, Feb 16, 2017 | Read review
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