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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

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05/14/2017 05/15/2017
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was good for one main feature... location. Smack bang in the heart of London it is in easy walking distance of main key tourist attractions such as Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and the Mall heading down to the Palace. For a seasoned visitor to London if a central location is not as essential I would suggest alternate hotels...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location was great in the midst of so many places in central London, running out in the morning down Whitehall and all Ng the river was great. Also having national and national portrait gallery around corner literally was amazing. Room was small, bed large and comfy. It had everything needed and was lovely and quiet at night. Breakfast was...

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Alesund, Norway
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed there for four nights and had a great experience. Our room was a corner room, so it was quite big. We also had a little view of the city. The bed was very big og comfortable. The bathroom was nice, good size shower. Most of the things we wanted to see was in walking distance, and some of...

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

Dear Katrine K, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your recent stay with us. I am delighted that the majority of your stay was to your liking and to read that it was a comfortable one. I assure you we will work hard to try and reach five out of five levels of service and hope...

Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is excellent - 2 blocks from Picadilly square action. Plenty of restaurants in the area and good place to walk around at night. Excellent location for Underground access. Average hotel - had the Standard Double room. Clean, but room carpet and windows need updating. Ventilation poor.

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

Dear Jean, Thank you for taking the time to review us after your recent stay. Whilst I am happy that you enjoyed aspects of your stay, I am concerned that we did not meet full expectation on this occasion. If you are considering returning to London please feel free to contact me directly as I have no doubt that we...

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of weeks ago stayed for 7 nights and the Royal Trafalgar Hotel, was just what I was looking for tucked away yard from the square, near the National Gallery, I am a returning visitor to this hotel, was excellent last time and the same this time. The staff are so friendly with you been over the top. Always...

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

Dear Roger, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. It's always great to hear from returning customers especially when they find the experience to be a consistently good one. Hopefully we will see you many times again in the future. Best wishes, Rob VCGM

Dudelange, Luxembourg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location near Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square. In less than a 15 minutes’ walk you can reach nearly all theatres and good shopping areas. Modern bathroom. Unfortunately the walls are not soundproof and you can hear other residents.

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

Dear Théid, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your recent stay was. I am happy that the majority of your stay was positive however disappointed that we did not achieve top marks on this occasion. I assure you we will be working hard to improve the noise insulation within the hotel and hope that you...

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here twice now and it will continue to be our 'first choice' in London. Cleanliness, modern rooms, so close to modern large bedrooms,excellent amenities and with competitive tariff. Breakfasts are excellent, no waiting, open dining room- just a great experience.

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

Dear Davide, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am delighted that the team and the hotel made such a positive impression and to hear that we will be your first choice moving forward. The team and I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to the hotel many times over in the future, Best wishes Rob...

Maisons-alfort, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was really good the room very nice and confortable And This hôtel very close to the city center We wish to return with great pleasure Dommage que le restaurant ne soit pas à la hauteur de l'hôtel Merci beaucoup

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

Dear Jean-Michel, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your stay with us. I am delighted that we left a positive impression overall and assure you that we are currently working to improve the restaurant experience here. I hope you will be able to return in the future and see these improvements for yourself. Many thanks Rob...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel having read very positive reviews - I wish to echo those - very clean, comfortable, super location (within a 5 minute stroll of the theatre), very quiet at night, helpful staff & excellent breakfasts!

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

Dear Geraldine, Thank you taking the time to let us know how your stay was. It is great to hear that you fully endorse our service and product in keeping with previous positive reviews. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel many times again in the future. Many thanks Rob VCGM

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our selection of the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel was perfect. the location to all the activity in that part of London was perfect. It was also close to a Tube stop. Very clean room, quiet and well equiped. We would stay there again when in London.

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

Dear Sarango, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your stay. I am delighted that everything was to your liking and to hear you want to return. The team and I look forward to that day and welcoming you back to the hotel. Best wishes, Rob VCGM

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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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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: $227 - $401 (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
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#87 Romantic Hotel in London
#98 Business Hotel in London
#108 Family Hotel in London
#142 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Ask for a corner room with a view.”
508katrinek, 3 days ago | Read review
“The room was excellant, met all my needs. ”
RogerB390, 1 week ago | Read review
“And This hôtel very close to the city center We wish to return with great pleasure”
Jean-michel_Fleuri, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Top floor (sixth) over looking the Eye and Shard .”
cathg, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“607 had views over the national portrait gallery.”
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