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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
Ranked #203 of 1,078 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Hotel excellent ---Perfect Location 5mins walk to all Theatres,shops and entertainment in the West End. Staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. Room was spotless and well decorated in modern style. Breakfast was buffet style and plentiful and again service was excellent!
We would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: We had an upgraded Double room on the 3rd floor and had no noise from anywhere!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The location is as good as it can get if you want to stay in the city center. Just few minutes walk to Leicester square, Soho, China Town, Piccadilly, Trafalgar square... and yet on a quiet part of a street.

Room was "executive room" which was not in anyway impressing. Just a standard room. Nice and clean room with working and adequate facilities. We had to pay extra for separate beds! Also the booking info through booking.com was all messed up (our booking had not been received by the Hotel - according to them) but luckily we had all our documents with us. They also tried to bill the VAT from us eventhough it was already included in our rate.

We also booked a taxi from the reception for early morning ride to Liverpool street train station but it would have cost 60% more if we would have wanted a receipt. The ride cost 20£ without receipt at 04:30 am.

All in all: nice and comfortable hotel at excellent location.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Hotel is very well located - two minutes walk from either Piccadilly Circus or Leicester or Trafalgar Squares, stumbling distance from Soho. Rooms are quite small, but it's acceptable by London/Tokyo standards. Breakfast was surprisingly good, and staff was very attentive. Tip - take the tube from heathrow to this hotel - I took a Heathrow Express to Paddington and then a cab and it took longer and cost MUCH more.

Room Tip: Stayed in 511 on which was a corner room with good light and excellent views over the rooftops.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Hi,just returned from a business trip in London. I stayed at the above hotel and what a pleasance experience it was. Most hotels in London fall into the "little tired" category but this one has had a top end refurb and everything is new and spotlessly clean throughout. The location is right in the centre and you can walk to all the attractions easily and great bars and restaurants around there too. It is located in a very quiet street which is a nice retreat to come to after a day on the madness of the city's many attractions. The staff are very friendly and nothing is a problem for them. Only one thing that could have been better would be free WiFi for the businessvtraveller and tourist alike.
Dean.

Room Tip: Exec king rooms excellent with huge bed!!!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Dean S
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Dean S

Thank you for your review of the Royal Trafalgar.

I was delighted to read your comments on how much you enjoyed the visit. As you correctly pointed out we have fully refurbished all areas of the hotel in the last 12 months so it was fantastic to note the positive feedback. We do offer limited period of free WIFI to our customer loyalty membership, Signature, which you may wish to join on your next visit. Thank you again for the feedback.

Kindest regards

Richard O'Riordan
General Manager

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Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

If you want to stay very central and close to all the cultural attractions of London at a decent price Royal Trafalgar may be a deal to consider.
It is very central- Leicester square is around the corner- and at the same time it is located in a small quiet street that brings you to Trafalgar square within two minutes.
The rooms are recently renovated and not too small. And they do not try to overcharge you for breakfast- 12 pounds is a decent price by London standards.
The service is very basic, but the bar downstairs is good and quite.
Good deal in central location.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Dear Oleg K

Thank you for your positive comments on the Royal Trafalgar. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and found it good value for money. Once again, thank you for the valuable feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kindest regards

Richard O'Riordan
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

our first night in London after trip from oz...picked because of location....a bit expensive but rooms were good....if a bit hot...difficult to get the AC working correctly. We arrived early and they gave us some tea ...checked in and then went back to room about 12-00.
Service from front counter great and helped us with info and tour/tickets
Room a bit small but typical of central london
Great location for theatre
Thanks for making us welcome as it is always good to see smiling helpful faces when you get to the hotel at 7-00 am after that long flight and the stress of UK immigration queues

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great location, directly from Airport using Piccadilly Circus line, 3 minutes walking distance to the Hotel. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Great price for that location. Will definitely book it again next time.

Room Tip: It's located in a side street, so don't expect a good view even asking for higher floors.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7HG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Hotel Style:
#87 Romantic Hotel in London
#98 Business Hotel in London
#108 Family Hotel in London
#156 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: $197 - $417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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