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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

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Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed at this hotel when we went to see Phantom of the Opera at Her Majestys theatre. The location was phenomenal; with the dome at the top of the theatre visible from our room! The room was lovely and we were lucky enough to be upgraded which was a lovely surprise. The only critiscism we had of our entire...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is very good. Apart from the excellent location, the staff are very attentive and actually care about making your stay comfortable - really helpful. Unusual with a large chain. The rooms are very modern and we thought quite spacious for London. Corridors near bedrooms also very quiet during the night. Breakfast had a great choice. Would love to...

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your kind words after your recent stay with us. I am delighted that everything was to your liking and to hear that you would love to stay again. When that time comes feel free to contact a member of our relationship team who would be delighted to see what can be done to enhance your...

Viseu District, Portugal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a hotel whose highest qualities are the service and the location. The service is excellent in friendliness and efficiency. The quality of the rooms is very good and the location of the hotel is behind the National Gallery and 5 minutes from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your recent stay with us. It is great to hear you had a good time although clearly we have some work to do in order to get to the fifth star! I hope we will see you again and deliver that then. Many thanks, Rob, VCGM

White Plains, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a million hotels to pick from in London and it all depends on what you want to do while you are there. If you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel in the center of the action then this is a great hotel for you. It is steps away from Trafalgar Square, basically next door to the National...

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for leaving feedback after your recent stay with us. I am glad that most things were to your liking and that the free breakfast set you up well for the day. We do have a wide range of rooms available here and I have no doubt that in future we can find one to give you...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was a terrific recommendation from our travel agent back home in Montreal. We are just 2 blocks away from Leicester Square (TKTS discounted show tickets) and at the top of Trafalgar Square just below Soho. PERFECT. The hotel staff are wonderful personable people and will do all they can to help you. I do recommend taking the breakfast...

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for commenting after your recent stay with us; I am delighted that everything was to your liking and to read that you will be back. Our location really is the perfect place from which to explore and our breakfast an ideal way to set you up for that. Did you know breakfast is free if you...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel probably has the best location in central London, complimented by a truly dedicated staff. We visited in the very busy Christmas/New Year week and they still couldn't do enough to make our stay pleasant. The manager, Ivona, was fantastic. Any concern was dealt with immediately and professionally and the entire staff went out of their way to make...

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

Dear Reviewer, 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 I will personally thank Iwona for making such a great impression. I do hope we will see you again and hopefully that will not be too long. Kind regards, Rob, VCGM.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel in the heart of London as it is situated between Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square with Piccadilly Circus a five-minute walk away. Very convenient for going to the theatre and several Tube stations within a five-minute walk away. Pros - Location – cannot get any better than this! - Lovely, helpful staff - Good food and drinks at...

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to review us after your recent stay. I am delighted that most things were to your liking and assure you we are doing what we can to improve the noise insulation within the hotel. I sincerely hope that we will see you again in the near future and we will strive to...

Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very basic place to stay there are a lot better places to stay near this hotel. Check in OK advertised breakfast included and then you find in the small print it only when you book direct ! i suppose the noise of people coming and going throughout the night making your peaceful rest disturbed , you can hear people change...

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your recent stay with us. I am sorry that we did not meet expectation on this occasion and assure you we will do what we can to improve moving forward. Feedback of this nature is not common and I am deeply sorry that we did not get it right...

Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the location for visits to the National Gallery. Get the rooms facing the National Gallery which are quite quiet at night. The buffet breakfast that comes with if you sign up as a member prior to booking is worth it. Very central to Convent Garden for good meals, Leicester Square for the theatres and even Picadilly Circus for transport...

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you had a positive stay and seemed to enjoy everything. Hopefully you will get a chance to return in the future and we will get a chance to better impress you. Many thanks, Rob, VCGM.

London, UK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This has been my second stay in this hotel (2 nights each stay). I must say that this hotel is quite simple and basic without any exquisite touches, however, it is incredibly practical and has everything you need for a stay. The room is large and has a fridge, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities. The cleaners do...

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I am glad that you had a good time and found everything to your liking. I will thank Laszlo personally for making such a great impact. Our teams all work incredibly hard and it is great to hear that is being recognised. I hope that we will welcome you...

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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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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 

Additional Information about Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Address: Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Price Range: $265 - $472 (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
#134 Luxury Hotel in London
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