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The Grand at Trafalgar Square
Ranked #246 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
“Style over substance.”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

All you are paying for here is the central location. Facilities are mediocre. Also beware, they pre-authorise your credit/debit card (full cost of room plus surcharge) and hold on to the money for one week despite payment made in full. Stayed in many hotels, in many countries and never experienced this before.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

The location at Trafalgar square is central to everything, so that was a huge bonus. Unfortunately, the room was noisy, small, and old. The staff was friendly and helpful. We walked up and down the Thames, rode The Eye, strolled up to Piccadilly Square at night, and jumped on the Tube, all within a 5-10 minute walk.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

My mom, my brother, and I stayed at The Grand for three nights in May. The location was absolutely perfect for a trip to London; right at the geographic center of the city, just half a block from four tube lines, and next to the central hub for every bus line passing through the area.

The hotel lobby and bar were beautiful. Our "small double" rooms were not nearly as small as you'd expect for the price in London. They weren't fancy, but they were clean and comfortable, including the bathrooms; a very good value for the price. The staff was friendly and helpful throughout our stay.

The breakfast in the hotel restaurant was a bit expensive (something like twelve or thirteen GBP for what amounted to a continental breakfast), but there were plenty of other options in the area; we just got some takeaway from a cafe around the corner and enjoyed it in the second floor guest lounge overlooking the bar.

Overall this is a perfect location for visiting London and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

It was very nice choice after I had bad experience of booking hotel from home here in Dubai. Hotel location is excellent for all those who want to explore central London just by walking. Every thing is available within 2 kilometres walk. If someone is looking for a comfortable stay in a hotel near to Trafalgar Square at a very reasonable price, then this is the best choice for you. Rooms are good with good-sized bed , comfortably furnished, shower place in bathroom was excellent and all made for an excellent stay.

Since there are many visitors from Middle East and other Muslim Countries I would recommend to install Muslim Showers in bathrooms. It would add great value and I am sure people from Muslim countries will chose this hotel more often due to this facility.

I will be visiting London soon with my family, for sure I will stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

I would recommend this for the location and the staff. The location was just perfect for us on our mixed business and leisure trip. You can walk to all important central London spots, and have minutes to multiple tube lines. Fantastic spot!

We booked our room and changed the booking (to get a larger room for some nights, adding a guest). The original booking wasn't properly cancelled, which we found out as we checked in. The hotel took care of it without charging for the first night (as was their legal right technically). I very much appreciated their manager not going after penalty fees for an honest mix-up.

We had two rooms during our stay. The first room was quiet but a bit dull, facing a back alley, and had a hard bed. The second room faced the street and had plenty of light, a bit more noise (tolerable though) and a very comfortable bed.

Definitely recommend.

Room Tip: I'd ask for a street-facing room on floor 4 or higher.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

If you're looking for a comfortable stay in a characterful hotel near to Trafalgar Square at a very reasonable price, the Grand could well be for you. Pleasant rooms, comfortably furnished, super shower and good-sized bed all made for an excellent stay. On the negative side the bar was already closed when we returned to the hotel at 10.00pm. Breakfast was very reasonable. For a no-frills London stay the Grand fits the bill.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay here! Welcomed on arrival and was shown and told everything we needed to know. Rooms were clean and bright and had everything you needed. Only slight negative was the lack of a bar/lounge which was open late as we were with friends and traditionally like a night cap before turning in for the night. Location is of course superb with everything we needed within walking distance. Will definitely be staying again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Grand at Trafalgar Square
Address: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#182 Luxury Hotel in London
#200 Family Hotel in London
#247 Business Hotel in London
#285 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Grand at Trafalgar Square 4*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a full service hotel with 63 rooms located in the beautifully restored historic Northumberland House on Northumberland Avenue. Minutes to Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and close to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The Grand at Trafalgar Square is the best value hotel based on quality and prime location. The Grand at Trafalgar Square provides:• Safe, restricted entry• Instant registration and check out• Free high speed internet access throughout the hotel• Onsite restaurant • Multi-menu in room dining options (through onsite restaurant and many local restaurants)• Refrigerator and microwave available• Unlimited complimentary chilled purified bottled water • 10 meeting and event rooms available (maximum reception style 1000 people)• Free use of computer/printer • Ergonomic workstations• State of the art guest rooms with premium bedding• Contemporary furnishings• Flat panel HD TVs• Complimentary coffee and tea• 24 hour guest service desk • Fitness room • Exercise equipment delivered to guest room upon request • Corporate Apartments available • Value rates. ... more   less 
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