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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

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Cuyahoga Falls
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My girlfriend and I were in London for about 36 hours. Clearly we needed some assistance to make the most of our short time there. Laszlo at the front desk was just a gem! He gave us recommendations, wrote on the map how we should navigate this city, and snuck us in to breakfast the first day. The rooms are...

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

Dear Stephanie M, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your recent stay with us. I am delighted that everything was to your liking and that you were so well looked after by the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future; we have a wide range of rooms so feel...

Hampshire, UK
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Thistle is a brilliantly located full service hotel in London with predictably well appointed rooms and a high standard of decor and free wifi. Being tucked away in a side street behind the National Gallery it doesn't suffer from the noise of some London hotels either which is a bonus (why the title you ask? - see below). We...

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

Dear Examino, Thank you for reviewing us after your recent stay. I am sorry that the experience was not up to the usually exceptionally high level of standard we set for ourselves. I am sorry also that we were unable to resolve your issue at checkout. Let me assure you now that as a team we care totally and completely...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special thanks go to Estera, a wonderful receptionist with origins from Poland who made my stay very comfortable: professional, very kind and always ready to be helpful with questions regarding sightseeing, tours etc. Thank you and your kind colleague from Greece!

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

Dear Karl-Rafael K, Thank you for taking the time to review us after your recent stay. I will pass your kind words and thanks on to both Estera and Evangelos when they are next in. I am sure they will be delighted that your stay was a special one and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future...

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good location. Commuting to other areas on our itenerary was not too stressful, which was a plus in our books. We stayed for two nights and the staff were quite attentive. Our room was tastefully furnished, though a bit on the small side. However the hotel's location makes up for it. We ate out at nearby restaurants during our...

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback after your recent stay. I am happy that the majority of your stay was positive and to read that you'd like to return. We will have to work harder to make sure when that time comes the adjective "quite" is not one we want to promote when it comes to friendliness! Many thanks,...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect of this hotel with it being so central to Leicester Square/Trafalgar Square. But on arrival, I was surprised with how modern and clean it was on the inside. We booked a standard double room but we were upgraded by the lovely reception guy for free to a king room I believe, which was a...

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

Dear Joannamaypink, Thank you for your kind words after your recent stay with us at Thistle Trafalgar. I am delighted that we surprised you in all the right ways and that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. I hope you will consider us for future stays, be them celebratory, relaxing or for any other reason. Many thanks,...

Drogheda, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located near Trafalgar Square and the Soho area, the location is great for central London. Its a bit of a walk to the nearest tube stations but there are excellent bars and restaurants in the square just metres away. If you're sharing a room, make sure its with someone you love! The rooms are extremely small and demand intimacy...

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

Dear LouthExec, I am sorry that we have let ourselves down. I have already spoken with the team as I am sincerely frustrated that we failed to deliver expectation. We have a wide range of rooms in all shapes and sizes and I am sure we could have found one for you that was more suitable. The only taxis we...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely night here with my wife for my birthday. Staff were all professional, smart and well mannered. We had a lovely corner room with great views and although compact it had everything we could need. It was very clean and well maintained. We didn't book breakfast so cannot comment on that but did order drinks in the lounge...

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

Dear Dennis J, Thank you for taking the time to review us and may I once again wish you a happy birthday! I am delighted that everything was to your liking and hopefully we will see you again before your next birthday. Remember to book direct if you are coming back as breakfast is complimentary when you do so. Many...

Petersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over nighter in London for kids free weekend. This hotel is brilliantly located right on Leicester Square but in a quiet side street. Perfect for sightseeing, theatres, shops, Covent Garden, bars and restaurants all round. Room small but nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. Female staff at check in not particularly friendly, but 2 male staff when we collected our bags...

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

Dear Joy B, Thank you for your feedback after your recent stay with us. I am delighted that we left a positive impression overall. I will speak with the reception team however as I am sorry to hear that we did not get the welcome completely correct. We will ensure this does not repeat for any future guests, yourselves included...

Costa Adeje, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall an adequate hotel, it is rated as 4 star on the website, not sure I would rate this as a 4*, feels more like a tourist hotel and lacks any atmosphere. Couldn't get a drink past midnight in the bar, even as a resident which I find strange. The rooms are Ok, lack of any mini bar and feel...

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

Dear SteveJFowler, Thank you for your review after your recent stay with us. I am sorry that we failed to meet full expectation on this occasion. We are looking into ways to improve our service and I assure you all aspects of our Bar service will be looked into moving forward. Many thanks, Rob, VCGM

Ealing London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night while visiting the opera at Covent Garden. For this, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Parliament Square, Buckingham Palace, Soho, etc you can't go wrong. Room not massive but very well appointed - we slept well. Breakfast and lounge were great but the service was excellent - perhaps the most friendly we've experienced in years. Well done

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

Dear Daniel H, Thank you for taking the time to review us after your stay at Thistle Trafalgar. It's great to read that our team impressed you so much; I will thank them all personally as this is exactly what we are working towards. I sincerely hope we will see you many times again in the future. Kind regards Rob...

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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 

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Address: Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Price Range: £169 - £300 (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
Hotel Style:
#87 Romantic Hotel in London
#98 Business Hotel in London
#108 Family Hotel in London
#135 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Ask for a room near the side/back of the hotel to avoid a construction site view.”
 of 5 bubbles Joannamaypink, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“As I have claustrophobia I requested a large bright room! So I was very disappointed!”
 of 5 bubbles LouthExec, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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