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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
Ranked #196 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Thistle Trafalgar Square is a great stay, with good location and good customer service provided by the hotel staff.
The nearest tube is at Leicester station, with 8mins walk to the hotel. Interior of the room is very clean and tidy, room is quite big then i expected.
Hotel staff are super friendly and willing to help you on the directions to those places you intend to visit.
Opposite the hotel, there is a convenient store and a authentic Japanese restaurant.
A must try on the jap restaurant called Eat Tokyo, they sells good sushi and udon. The chef are all Japanese.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Cheryl C
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Dear reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Thistle Royal Trafalgar Hotel. I was pleased to read that the team had looked after you and that you had an enjoyable stay.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards

Paul Knightley
General Manager

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Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife booked this hotel as part of Birthday surprise for me.
We were greeted at reception with a friendly and welcoming Marta.
We were given a complimentary upgrade,bottle of wine and chocolates for my Birthday which was a lovely surprise.
The hotel is in a good location for any sight seeing needs and suited us because we were going to see Les Miserables in the theatre.
Our room was well appointed although the bathroom could have been slightly larger and looks a little.
Opposite the hotels entrance are a couple of little news agents stores which are good if you need some drinks for your fridge in your room.
We would stay here again but not possibly as our first choice.
We could not fault the friendliness of the hotels staff.

Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Dear reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Thistle Royal Trafalgar Hotel. I was pleased to read that the team had looked after you and that you had an enjoyable stay.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards

Paul Knightley
General Manager

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Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I've used this hotel several times for business. Excellent rooms, excellent staff, great breakfast and it's well located to all things you would need to do while you're in London and it's only 5 minutes walking distance from Oxford street and any public transportation to any place u would need!
Perfection!
It was alSo my first time to fall asleep in no time in a hotel!
Keep the great work up!

Stayed: August 2014
2  Thank Dinagh82
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2014

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Thistle Trafalgar Hotel. I was pleased to read your positive comments about the team and that you enjoyed breakfast!

I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards

Paul Knightley
General Manager

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Reviewed August 2, 2014

nice place, 100 yds to traf square and 100 yards to Leicester sq the other way. Comfy beds, nice decor, clean and tidy. Staff really friendly and breakfast if buffet style but good (even though chairs and tables were a little too cramped in). Omlette station at breakfast.
Slightly on the expensive side (though not in comparison to others) as in centre of London but worth you have to expect that.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank JohnBoland
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Paul K, General Manager at Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2014

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Thistle Trafalgar Hotel. I was pleased to read your positive comments about the team and that you enjoyed breakfast!

I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards

Paul Knightley
General Manager

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

This will be a short review but everybody has already said it: great location, SUPERB Front Desk staff as well as Dining Room and Bar, quiet, quiet, quiet, excellent A/C (pushes out cold air and doesn't make a noise). Executive King was large for one person but I'm worth it! Found out Executive Kings on lower floors have more room than Floors 5-6. I stayed in a room on both 5 and 3, and 3 (a corner room) was larger. Loads of restaurants (on Irving Street, or Chinatown and everywhere else (try Bel Canto, an opera restaurant a short taxi ride away for excellent entertainment and food). Go, go, go!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank higham
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Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed on wifes birthday as part of London weekend and this was definitely a good idea. Great location for theatre and restaurants in Covent Garden. Upgrade to a suite (no prompt from me!) from the best reception staff I've encountered in a long time. Will definitely return soon, no point looking elsewhere.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank garyd2010
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Central location, very close to Trafalgar Square, Convent Garden and Picadilly Circus. Excellent to explore the city. However, it does pay off to take an executive room type, in the standard room the bed is only 140 cm, which might just be a little cosy if you are travelling as friends, or just if you don't enjoy sleeping too close together. The overall look an feel of the hotel is very nice, modern and clean.

Room Tip: Go for the executive room, it's well worth it!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Melina U
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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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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#87 Romantic Hotel in London
#98 Business Hotel in London
#108 Family Hotel in London
#151 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: $194 - $391 (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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