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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
Ranked #200 of 1,075 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have just come back from an overnight stay at this hotel and it was lovely! The outside of the hotel isn't very inviting but it really is beautiful inside and the rooms are very spacious with lovely décor. The hotel staff are also really friendly and inviting.

Breakfast was included in the price and we were not disappointed!! The food was lovely and there was plenty of it, one of the best breakfasts I've had in a long time!

Worth the money! If your looking for a comfortable lovely hotel with a top breakfast in the heart of London- this is the hotel to go to!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great location, free WiFi, friendly staff. Staff was very polite and very helpful to me. This hotel is a 5-10 minute walk from so many of the attractions in London. Breakfast was a buffet containing eggs, bacon, sausage, beans as well as yogurt and fruits, etc... Not very imaginative but very filling and worth it. During breakfast, the staff was energetic and very lovely to wake up to! Nice smiles all around which was a great way to start the day. I have never felt so at home or at ease at a hotel and would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

I enjoyed a wonderful 2 night stay at the Royal Trafalgar on a business trip. The room, which was upgraded when I arrived, was very large, with a sitting area and plenty of space. It was a bit on the dark side both in terms of lighting and natural light, but that was great for sleeping. The bathroom was very modern with a great rain shower. The staff were very pleasant at the front desk and the restaurant. The buffet breakfast offered many hot and cold choices. The location is fantastic: Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus are nearby and there is easy access to the underground. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

To me, this was the ideal hotel experience: perfect location (just off Trafalgar Square, behind the National Gallery), free WiFi, and a decent breakfast included. The room was on the small side, but it was pleasant and comfortable. Plus, I was able to borrow an adapter from reception so I could plug my US electronics into the UK outlets (I had brought the European adapter by mistake). All this for a reasonable price (though may have gotten a discount). This wasn't a luxury experience, but it was perfect for my business travel and I would recommend it for vacations as well.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant hotel - the staff were fantastic - obviously a strong management team in place. They upgraded us to an executive room and left a bottle of wine and hand written card for my husband as I had told them previously that it was his birthday. He got many birthday wishes from all the staff. Immaculately clean and cleverly designed rooms/ bathrooms. The exec room was large enough but am assuming standard doubles must be more 'bijoux'. However, it's such a fab location that quite frankly you won't be spending much time in the room anyway. All in all, excellent value for money and would definitely stay again. (Oh and there's a cheap car park opp - ncp Leicester square £5 per hour/£35 overnight)

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

This hotel is really good. Apart from a problem finding our booking, this was soon sorted. The hotel exceeded all expectations, it was really clean, and the staff were all really helpfull. Great location, really central. Couldn't have wished for a better stay. The breakfast was good, really couldn't fault it at all. Will certainly stay there again.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Piccadilly Circus Clean, welcoming, comfortable and quiet hotel with the advantage of being within a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus & Trafalgar Square. The staff was helpful and friendly, they could not do enough for you - nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast buffet was good with a large selection to choose from. The rooms are big with flat screen TV/air conditioning and the bathroom has a large walk in shower with a choice of a hand held shower and a large rain shower. You have tea making facilities/iron/ironing board and hair dryer. The room also had a dressing table, small table and 2 chairs, wardrobe with free safe . Excellent value for money and would recommend to anybody. Would definitely go back without a doubt!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Whitcombe 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
#154 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: $197 - $384 (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):
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 
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Royal Trafalgar By Thistle London
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