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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
Ranked #182 of 1,088 Hotels in London
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Liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Second visit and just as good as first!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Anniversary visit to London and second stay at the Thistle Royal Trafalgar. Received a telephone call from the concierge two days prior to the visit to ask if we had any requests or whether it was a special occasion. Informed him that it was our wedding anniversary and on arrival there was a lovely bottle of Merlot and a cheese platter waiting for us - how lovely! The staff cannot do enough for you and a shout out in particular to the Polish girl who served in the breakfast room - she was due to leave but gave outstanding service at breakfast and lunch. Rooms are spotless, beds are comfy, breakfast is great and the location is perfect for Leicester Square, theatres, Covent Garden. Another plus is free WIFI. On leaving, we asked if a taxi could be called and the girl ran down the street to hail us one - now that is service. We are planning our next visit and will definitely stay here again without doubt. Well done everyone!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We staied for 5 days, two adults with two kids........... couldn't have picked a better location, just 5 mins from Charing cross, Picadilly Circus and Leicester Square tube's stations. Quiet location just off Trafalgar Square, comfortable to walk out from in the evening. Surprised at large bedroom, extremely large and comfortable bed, fridge etc.. Everything exalted from a lovely welcome received from the Hotel's staff.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Gtr Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Stayed here for the London Marathon, couldn't have picked a better location, just 5 mins from Charing cross station for the start and 5 mins walk from the end. Quiet location just off Trafalgar Square, comfortable to walk out from in the evening. Surprised at large bedroom, extremely large and comfortable bed, fridge in room but would have been nice if this was switched on all the time and not connected to the key card electricity supply. We only ate breakfast once but this was plentiful and good choices, quiet at the time we went down but could imagine it being congested at the self service if any busier. Will definitely stay here for marathon next year.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Hailsham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

we stayed just one night ,found the Royal just perfect
very friendly & helpful staff, we had the choice to upgrade to a deluxe room ,which we decided to do ,the room very spacious ,everything was excellent ,on checking in we were asked if this was a special occasion ,we said it was our 45th wedding anniversary ,when we returned to our room, there was a card & chocolates from the hotel, such a lovely gesture
Breakfast was included ,all excellent & again good service
Excellent location for the theatres ,would recommend this hotel & will stay again on our next visit to London

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Good service as can be expected for that price, but the location is outstanding. Beeing on a little sidestreet and above 3 office-floors, there's absolutly no traffic noise or any other kind of street noise. The slamming doors of your neighbor or the shower from some other room might be disturbing to some.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We booked this hotel as part of our London Marathon weekend in London. We chose the hotel primarily for its location near the finish to the race. A friendly receptionist provided a speedy check-in. We were pleasantly surprised with the large size of the room. It was comfortably appointed with a huge bed, lots of pillows and a nice sitting area complete with fridge.
We ate in the hotel on a half board basis. It was very quiet in the restaurant but the service was good and the food nice.
Breakfast good though only a small area & it got a bit congested. On our second evening we ate in the sister hotel up the road as there was a function on in our restaurant. For the inconvenience we received a glass of champagne which was a nice touch. We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel & would definitely choose to stay again on our next visit to London.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

A brief one night stop at The Royal, perfect location! Was greeted at reception and checked in very swiftly.
I was called not long after my arrival by the Svetlana at reception who kindly asked if everything in the room was satisfactory, to which I replied it was indeed.

Overall it was very pleased with the hotel and as this is my 5th occasion I certainly will intend stay at this or another Thistle hotel in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
Address: Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7HG, England
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Region: 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
#141 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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