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The Grand at Trafalgar Square
Ranked #253 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Swindon, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Another beautiful bar.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

On entering this hotel it was grand as its name, so too the bar. Drinks were as expensive as any other hotel of this standard but you had to pay for any nut, crisp etc unlike other hotels. The staff were friendly but my only fault was with the grooming of the staff. The waitress who served us looked like she hadn't brushed her hair for the day and wore dirty worn out boots which were clumpy. She didn't quite suit the glam of the bar area!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Novato, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We were delighted to spend the final 4 nights of our trip at The a Grand at Trafalgar Square after traveling for several weeks throughout Europe. The reception staff was exceptional! We were greeted by the staff with smiles and asked if we needed anything upon entering or exiting the hotel. They attended to our every need and provided travel, restaurant, shopping, and theatre advice that was extremely valuable. They arranged for out transfer to the airport, provide us with umbrellas, and bottles of filtered water. Computers and printers in a lounge area are available gratis during your stay.

Our room was located on the front side of the building and although you could hear some street noise without the ventilation system on, outside noise was completely blocked once the system was employed. The room was clean and furnishings ample.

Location is stellar. Centrally located a minute from the tube, steps from Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, and the Original Bus Tour origination spot right outside the hotel front door. We ate at the restaurant Bianco43 associated with the hotel. It too was excellent. We had just spent a week on the Amalfi coast of Italy prior to our stay, eating some of the freshest, most delicious Italian food, and weren't sure how Bianco43's food would compare. The food was delicious!

We has a fabulous stay at The Grand at Trafalgar Square and will return again when visiting London!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Perfect location for staying in London within 100m of Trafalgar Square. The entrance supports the name, the bar is nice and the attached pizza restaurant has a good atmosphere.
We stayed one night and were offered an upgrade to a suite for £25 which was a bonus, unfortunately the suite meant a slightly larger room, an extra sofa bed and a microwave. The room had a small window tucked around the corner and very little room for clothes. For the price we paid it was reasonable but at full price it would have been way too costly.
Would we stay there again yes but only at the right price.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Grand at Trafalgar Square for 4 nights and we very much enjoyed our stay. This is like a boutique hotel in historic neighborhood. Most buildings in London are old with small rooms. But our room was large, very clean and very comfortable. The bedding was comfortable too. Bathroom was small but it was designed beautifully considering the smallness. The hotel is very well located for touring the city. We practically walked to Buckingham Palace, Eye of London, Big Ben and many other historic sites, buildings, shopping centers, and restaurants. Besides being centrally located, it was surprisingly very quiet, too! We had dinner at the hotel once and it was better than other restaurants we went to on the other nights. For breakfast we went to different coffee shops that were close to the hotel. The staff was helpful and friendly. We will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here last night for our wedding anniversary excellent location and on first appearance hotel looked perfect. Once checked in room was very small and was put next to noisy lift. It was disappointing at 10:30pm to not be able to get a drink in the hotel bar and when using the toilets in the basement they were very unclean and not pleasant. If you want good location then stay here but others around looked much nicer for sand price and bar stayed open.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

I took my wife away for the weekend, and stayed at The Grand it was very nice, the staff were very helpful, they couldn't do enough for everyone, the room was very nice. It was clean well stocked, tea and coffee which I always prefer.
They put a basket and a bottle of wine in the room for my wife as it was her birthday, we had the breakfast at Boyds and we enjoyed it very much. Other hotel is not far from the square or the embankment you can walk to both, also the London eye and other experiences are within walking distance.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Beautiful building from the outside and nicely laid out inside.
Room was small but functional, nicely decorated and clean and we slept really well.
Location was amazing - 20 seconds to Trafalgar Square, couple of minutes from Embankment, couple of minutes to two tube stations and surrounded by shops and restuarants. West End is also a 5-10 minute walk away so close to all the Theatres.
Only negative was check-in which was automated and just seemed a little impersonal, but it worked ok.
Our stay did not include breakfast so cant comment on food/drink.
Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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:
#189 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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