We stayed here as a family of four (two rooms) over the Christmas holidays. Although our rooms were not ready when we arrived ( a short time before the official check-in time), that was quickly remedied. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful.
One problem was when we made arrangements with the concierge for transportation back to Heathrow. Although we specified that our family was splitting up and needed to go to two separate terminals, the concierge quoted us a rate (and we paid through the hotel) that was apparently only for drop-off at Terminal Three. The cab driver was very nice, but we had to pay extra to be taken to Terminal 4 and I didn't have enough cash. No credit cards were accepted in this particular cab, which is why we paid the hotel who would pay the cab.
Rooms were small, but clean. For a stay as long as ours (6 days) it was a bit inconvenient to have no place to store your clothes. My husband kept his on the window ledge and I put mine back into my suitcase every night. There is a small closet in which to hang coats, etc.
I thought the hotel was a little expensive, but apparently the rates were the norm for the center of London and for the holidays. The location could not have been more convenient. We were able to walk nearly everywhere while in London. Did not take the Tube once!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Royal Trafalgar, London Hotel London
- Royal Trafalgar By Thistle London
- Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar London, England