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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

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north wales
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134 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had walked past here a few times on trips to London, but didn't look too appealing on the outside. However, glad that I chose this hotel for our two night stay. You really are a stone's throw from everything you need to go to at this hotel. Theatres, restaurants, major tourist sites area really on your doorstep, so no need... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this hotel excellent. It was very well positioned for our visit. We were able to walk to all the places we wanted to see. The hotel staff were very welcoming when we arrived and check in was very quick. Our room on the 5th floor was excellent. Bed was extremely comfortable, room was clean and fresh and had... More 

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your recent feedback after your stay at Thistle Trafalgar. I am delighted to hear that you had a good stay and the team looked after you so well. If you are returning to London please contact us directly and ask the Relationship Manager who will be more than happy to make sure we offer you... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a promo price at this hotel and what a surprise! Fantastic location just down from Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square and has everything needed for a stay in the heart of London. Exceptional customer service throughout from staff that care. Spotlessly clean and really comfortable beds. Breakfast included and food and plates! we're hot so really enjoyable. Minutes from... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you so much for your kind words after your stay with us at Thistle Trafalgar. It is always pleasing to read that we got every aspect of our service right and thank you for your kind words regarding the team, I will pass them on personally. As ever keep an eye on our website for future deals... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for our anniversary as we had a dinner reservation at Veeraswamy on Regents Street which just a short walk away. Trafalgar Square and more is also a stone's throw away so you couldn't ask for a more central location. The team were friendly and we had a great view of the London Eye/ Nelson's Column from our... More 

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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 return such great feedback after your recent stay with us at Thistle Trafalgar. I am delighted that your special event went so well; in future if you are celebrating, shopping or just visiting' feel free to contact our Relationship Manager ahead of your stay and we will do what we can... More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel excellent for getting to all tourists spots anyone who don't know london very good base to get around lots of buses to use and easy walking hotel staff very friendly and very helpful rooms really nice and clean lovely fluffy towels bed comfetable would prefer a bath then a shower that is a preference thing

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

Dear Reviewer, It was great to read that you had such an enjoyable stay with us at Thistle Trafalgar. Our location is often remarked upon and we are very lucky in that respect. In future we do have rooms with bathtubs, although limited in number, so feel free to contact us ahead of your stay and we will do everything... More 

Albany, New York
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week here and have been here four times in the past and loved it each time. It is in a nice location behind the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery and just two short blocks from Trafalgar, Leicester and Piccadilly squares. The rooms are, well in British style, 'roomy' and clean and comfortable with very good bathrooms.... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, It is always a pleasure to hear great feedback from a loyal customer! I am delighted that you continue to enjoy the consistently exceptional standards we set of ourselves hear at Thistle Trafalgar. Our team do real credit to us and compliment the world class location no-end. For any room requests feel free to contact our Relationship Manager... More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Facility is quit old so is the rooms furniture, but ok for budgeted short stay and staff is friendly and nice as well. No need for a lot of services since you have everything you may need around the hotel

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for you review after you stay with us. I am sorry that we did not meet your expecations on this occasion. I assure you that we review our product offering on a regular basis and will continue to do so moving forwards. At current we do not have any inter-connecting rooms but we will certainly consider... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights on a London mini break and were really impressed with the hotel. The location was perfect, all of our desired attractions were in easy walking distance and we had plenty to do nearby in our free time. The room was lovely and well equipped and the staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was... More 

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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 review Thistle Trafalgar after your recent stay with us. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did and took full advantage of our first rate service and location; I am glad too that you enjoyed Breakfast. If you didn't already know breakfast is free for anyone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in central London and convenient to everything. Right around the corner is the National Gallery (our room looked out onto the Gallery and was quiet - away from traffic), Trafalgar square, the subway station, oodles of restaurants. Westminster Abby, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, St. Paul's Cathedral all within walking distance of hotel. Tower of London, British Museum, British Library... More 

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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 such nice feedback after your recent stay at Thistle Trafalgar. I was delighted to read that you took full advantage of our world class location, it truly is a great place to explore London from and your day will be all the better once our breakfast has set you up!... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend booked this hotel for my birthday so we could stay the night in London. I thought the hotel was a block of offices when we arrived reception was very friendly and told us how to get to the room when we got to our room it was spacious with a huge bed the view was ok nothing special... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your comments and feedback. I am sorry that we did not meet full expectation during your visit. I have picked up with the housekeeping team as to why someone entered your room; it was done in human error however the reception team should have handled the scenario better. I can confirm we are looking into... More 

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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: $227 - $372 (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
#114 Luxury Hotel in London
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