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The Trafalgar Hotel
Ranked #361 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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Bathgate West Lothian
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59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Rooms - our two rooms were close together on the 3rd floor, no view from either room both looking into an office block, however quiet at night. Rooms, which were the standard type, were clean, spacious and functional. Bar and rooftop terrace both delightful, lovely cocktails but at £14 each quite expensive. Concierge very helpful. The location couldn't be better, central for pretty much anywhere.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Newtown, PA
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

The Trafalgar is an awesome boutique hotel in a Central London location that cannot be beat. As a gold Hilton Honors members we go upgraded to a large room, we were made feel really welcome with a bottle of wine and fruit, the staff is extremely helpful and cheery. The full breakfast was delicious - with lots of choices. On the top of the hotel there's a trendy bar and restaurant with a view on the Trafalgar square.

The architecture of the place inside is very trendy, modern.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Phoenix
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

This hotel is trying to be cool but it just can't pull it off. The decor doesn't quite make it and is still. Soul-less chain. The service was embarrassing at times, especially in the lobby restaurant. The roof top bar is staffed with young male that have no idea how to cater to tourists. The linens in the hotel are old and worn out. We used points to stay for free but paid Slight charge to upgrade...Probably worth it. Doubt I'd come back. The area is kind of gross (like Time Sq in NYC.)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mukilteo
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We had the BEST experience at this hotel. It was our 35th Anniversary and they went out of their way with rose petals, chocolate strawberries and all kinds of special touches ready for us in our lovely, large room with great amenities. Daniela at the front desk is amazing, fun, sweet and attentive to every detail. The location is right on Trafalgar Square, so it was a quick walk to Buckingham Palace, The Parliament Bldgs, Westminster Cathedral, and the British Museum. The breakfast on the weekend was also quite elegant and delicious, everything you could want. On our last night there we tried their roof top bar/restaurant that had eye popping views and a wonderful ambiance to enjoy. This really is the place to visit on your next trip to London.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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MarliSadzinski, Guest Relations Manager at The Trafalgar Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
Thank you very much!
Glad to learn that our teams made your 35th Wedding Anniversary celebration special.
We work effortlessly to have every single guest who chooses to stay with us as satisfied as possible, and give us great pleasure to make special occasion even more special. Your compliments have been forwarded to our teams. Once again, thank you!
Hope to see back at the hotel in the near future.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Stayed at the Trafalgar for a night when we were planning to see Les Miserables, a great location for the West End.

The lobby and all common areas are ultra-modern and very funky, I was really impressed upon arrival. The Czech girl who checked us in was so bright, fun and friendly it was an absolute pleasure to arrive.

The rooms are massive, and a good mix of classic old style 5 star hotel with a modern twist. Ours had a great view directly over Trafalgar Square, which was great.

Didn't use the bar, but it was large and looked very cool, and I had wanted to try one of their speciality cocktails, but ran out of time. Didn't try breakfast as needed the sleep in the next day!

Was really just a place to sleep, but seemed like a fantastic hotel and I'd certainly stay here next time I needed to be in the West End.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chris W
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MarliSadzinski, Guest Relations Manager at The Trafalgar Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at The Trafalgar Hotel with Trip Advisor readers.

Your comments are greatly appreciated, we thrive to deliver a great experience to all our guests, and I am glad that from the moment you check in at the hotel our teams made you feel welcome, and that you greatly enjoy the time spend with us.

Looking forward to welcoming you back sometime soon.

Regards,
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Foster City, California
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

What a fantastic find for a central London hotel! The location simply can not be beat. You literally walk to every major attraction in London and the train station options are many (as are the taxis if needed). While not as large as many hotels, the little luxuries abound inside the hotel and the rooms are large and luxurious (as are the beds). Unlike many UK hotels, this one works great for Americans used to larger spaces, nice toiletries, and extra clean facilities - everywhere. The breakfast buffet was delicious (included in our rate) and the staff were extremely helpful in every way. At night you can walk around safely or take in the beautifully lit Trafalgar Square across the road. Just a wonderful stay for our week's base in London and can not recommend highly enough. The only point I'd make is that there two elevators have been outfitted with disco lights and music, a little strange but well worth a smile (no matter how tired you are from sightseeing)! Book here and you won't be sorry!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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MarliSadzinski, Guest Relations Manager at The Trafalgar Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
Thank you! I am delighted to learn about your stay with us.
Our location is definitely a plus, and I am glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere at the hotel, and also our rooms.
Looking forward to having you back at the hotel in the near future!
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We visited London for a birthday trip to the theatre. The ajoining rooms were ready when we arrived (early) and we were offered an upgrade which was also great.

The location of this hotel is amazing, right out the from door into Trafalgar square. the rooms are very large and modern. It was my daughters birthday and when we arrived back at the room after dinner there was a baloon and chocolates in the room as a suprise for her. The check in team were friendly and efficient, the breakfast (included) was also very good. but verypricy if you had to pay.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Trafalgar Hotel
Address: 2 Spring Gardens | Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2TS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > St. James's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#181 Family Hotel in London
#236 Business Hotel in London
#258 Luxury Hotel in London
#271 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Trafalgar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Trafalgar is located on the world-famous Trafalgar Square, many of London's star attractions within walking distance, such as the London Eye, Big Ben and Theatreland. Modern and boutique, the hotel facilities include Vista Rooftop Bar, Rockwell Bar & Restaurant renowned for serving innovative cocktails with international cuisine. Vista Bar offers breathtaking views of the ever changing London skyline. There are 129 rooms, many with superb views of the square, all featuring DVD players, high-speed internet and aromatherapy toiletries. Guests also enjoy complimentary access to Vista rooftop bar (weather permitting). ... more   less 
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Trafalgar Hotel London
Hilton International London
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