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Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
Ranked #194 of 1,069 Hotels in London
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant for the money!”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Stayed here at The Grand/Club Quarters last w/e. Had been here before and found it to be great for most London activities. Our room was advertised as "a small double room", so we were not expecting much. The room we were given was an L shape, and at the rear of the hotel with no real view, but a really handy size, with all facilities. Far bigger than other hotels that claimed their rooms were "normal sized!" The bed was very big with quality linen, although I did struggle with the third pillow - why not four, as per usual?
Having the room at the rear, meant a good nights sleep as outside noise was kept to a minimum. Bathroom was functional with a shower and plenty of space for both occupants to "jockey" for the large bathroom mirror! The two lifts always seemed to be close at hand, so that waiting for them was a rarity. The A/C worked well, and was welcomed, along with the free WiFi.
Didn't eat here, so cannot comment, but did enjoy a late night cocktail from the rather plush bar/lounge area. Not cheap, but good quality and appropriate.
For breakfast, we nipped down the road to Garfunkels for a decent breakfast - recommended. All staff encountered at this hotel were polite and attentive. They seemed to want to impress, which is how it should be. They even looked after our cases the following day, so that we could shop before heading for home.
To conclude: a good value hotel, which could not be sited better in London for tourists. We WILL return!

Room Tip: For less road/reveller noise, perhaps a room at the rear, with no view, would be best.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a 2 night stay. The location of this hotel could not be better if you want somewhere that's close to all the well known sights. The staff were also excellent. This will definitely be where we stay on future visits to this wonderful city.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

As a couple of provincials working for meagre salaries in the public sector, it was painful staying here. We knew the price was good by London standards, and the location was amazingly convenient, but nonetheless it hurt. We usually choose cheaper options on the outskirts of London and travel into the centre by train but this time we threw caution to the wind.

I am sensitive to noise so I was concerned about staying in a hotel in a busy part of town. However, I have to say that, despite all the 24 hour traffic and hubbub on the street below us, we were not greatly affected by noise. This historic building has been secondary glazed and this is remarkably effective - although I still used earplugs to block out the occasional overly enthusiastic revving of engines in the middle of the night.

Our room was absolutely fine in terms of cleanliness, décor and comfort. The bed was particularly good. Unfortunately, the TV reception was dreadful. We also lacked sufficient pillows and had no teaspoons. We rang the reception desk for additional supplies and these arrived fairly swiftly - although it seemed to take a long time for the phone to be answered. Our contact with the hotel staff was minimal but we had no complaints.

The best part of the hotel is the entrance lobby and bar area, although it perhaps gives the impression that the hotel is far grander than is actually the case. The best thing about the hotel is its location. It was a pleasure to walk around central London late at night knowing that as soon as we had had enough, bed was not too far away.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is probably the closest hotel you can get to Trafalgar Square, less than 100 yards from the south side of the square, and what is surprising is that it did not cost a fortune to stay there. It is a great location if you are spending time exploring the sites of central London; Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament (of The Palace of Westminster to give it its proper name), Downing Street, West End threatres, The National Gallery, Westminster Cathredral, and the River Thames are all within walking distance. Additionally Charing Cross train station is across the street and there are four tube stations within 5 minutes walk. There are also hundreds of bars and restuarants all within walking distance and a couple of both within the hotel.

The hotel itself is beautiful (you will rarely see me using this word) as the lobby bar and restuarant are a reminder of days gone by, in terms of ambiance, decor and service. Check-in can be a little unusual as they want you to check-in at self service kiosks, and more often than not the staff have to intervene to help you out, similarly checking out was not as smooth as it should be (but probaby because I was changing payment details, which the system could not manage!!).

The room was very comfortable, well-appointed and very clean. I had a room at the rear of the building so the view was rather unappealing, but I experienced no noise from outside and no noise from other guests, conseqently a great sleep ensued on the very comfortable bed.

I have no hestitation recommending this hotel to anyone visting central London for business or pleasure, I will be back!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Stayed at Club Quarters Trafalgar Square for four nights in May, 2014. Conveniently located to Charing Cross and Embankment stations, and walking distance to many sights. Staff was courteous and professional. The standard room was clean and as advertised, no issues or concerns whatsoever. Housekeeping response to request for additional clean towels was quick and attentive. Wifi in the room was somewhat weak and a bit slow. Did not opt for breakfast at the hotel; Garfunkel's (restaurant chain) serves breakfast, and is on the same block, same side of street. Very pleased with this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Austin, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We booked this hotel online and I was not disappointed. It is located just across the street from Trafalgar Square, a central location in London. It is close to the subway and bus services. The room was excellent, although strangely located on a "half" floor in the hotel. Nevertheless, it had a window that let in a lot of light (when the sun was shining, which is not all that often in London).
The restaurant off the lobby was good; we enjoyed their breakfasts, and one lunch.
The staff was friendly and helpful.
Because of it's great location and cleanliness, I am happy to recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: The really good view is over a very busy street. we stayed in the back and the room was nice and qui...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Club Quarters Hotel is a beautiful place in a perfect location just a block from Trafalgar Square. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant and bar are excellent. We needed a wheelchair accessible room with a roll in shower and found the room to be spacious and well equipped. I would recommend staying here especially if you need an accessible room.The room was clean and we had a wonderful view of the tree-lined street below. The only problem we had was with the air conditioner and it was repaired. The windows open and that was a nice treat. One other thing about London is that all black cabs are accessible! You will need assistance from a traveling companion or the cab driver to get up the ramp, but all but one driver was eager to help.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
Address: 8 Northumberland Avenue | Northumberland House, London WC2N 5BY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#151 Luxury Hotel in London
#161 Business Hotel in London
#165 Romantic Hotel in London
#169 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square 4*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Club Quarters, London - Trafalgar Square provides contemporary, efficient accommodations in an inviting, club-like atmosphere with 234 rooms at Trafalgar Square within the restored, historic landmark, Northumberland House. Featuring a spectacular entry hall, first-class restaurants and state-of-the-art amenities including in-room ergonomic work-stations and complimentary Internet access, the hotel is a true find. Just steps away from The National Gallery, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and other fabulous London attractions, the Club Quarters is an inspired destination for business or leisure travel. ... more   less 
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