$183 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 12, 2014 Check-out: Oct 13, 2014

Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

4 stars
Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2H 7HG
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
50 reviews
Great Hotel for visiting London!

We booked The Thistle Royal Trafalgar based solely on reviews I had read. I can truly say the only... See full review

  • ttexasguy
  • Aug 19, 2014
Family sightseeing

We have stayed in many hotels in London including one in Mayfair but this one was by far the best.... See full review

  • Fredene
  • Aug 13, 2014
Thistle Trafalgar Square - The Royal Trafalgar, is located on a quiet street just off the lively Leicester Square, next to the National Portrait Gallery. Situated in the middle of the West End and the famous Theatreland area, the hotel is only a 2 minute stroll to the famous China Town, 10 minutes to Covent Garden and just a 5 minute walk to Piccadilly Circus. The perfect base to explore London, the location further benefits from being only a 7 minute walk from Charing Cross train station and less than 5 minutes from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Tube stops enabling you to easily access all that London has to offer. Recently refurbished throughout, the hotel now offers free super-fast Wifi with hassle free connectivity with no vouchers or emails required, making surfing the web and video calls to friends & families using smart-phones or tablets a doddle. Thistle Trafalgar Square - The Royal Trafalgar is home to Squares Restaurant, serving modern British and European cuisine using the best seasonal produce, with al fresco dining available on the terrace when the sun is shining. Along with the restaurant, the Gravity Bar serves a wide range of drinks and snacks and is the perfect place to enjoy a pre theatre drink or relax and enjoy an afternoon tea in the adjacent lounge.

Hotel Map

51.5095 -0.1306
Area served
Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden
Nearby airports
Heathrow Airport is 15 miles away. Take the Piccadilly underground line direct to Piccadilly Circus. Alternatively take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station then the Bakerloo line to Piccadilly Circus.
Area description
Nestled in a quiet street directly behind the National Gallery and bordering on Leicester Square right in the heart of London's West End. This hotel is ideally located with Trafalgar Square & Piccadilly Circus a stone's throw away not to mention only a short walk from Covent Garden, Regent Street & Oxford Circus.

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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar Rooms

Standard Double Room
Our Standard Double rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in a warm colour palette, they are a welcome sight for any traveller. Facilities Available: Hotel has Air Conditioning in all rooms BT Openzone Wi-Fi (chargeable) Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV with Freeview Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Room Safe Trouser Press Wake Up Call System Work Desk
Executive Twin Room
Our Executive Twin rooms have all the comforts and amenities of our Standard bedrooms with a few added extras. Quiet, spacious and decorated in a warm colour palette, they are a welcome sight for any traveller. More space means there's room for two beds, a large work desk and a state of the art LCD TV. Facilities Available: Hotel has Air Conditioning in all rooms BT Openzone Wi-Fi (chargeable) Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV with Freeview Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Room Safe Work Desk
Executive King Room
When you fancy a real treat our Executive King rooms offer the perfect retreat at the end of a hectic day. Recently refurbished to reflect a contemporary colour palette, complemented by bold, vibrant fabrics, they're larger than our Standard rooms, providing space for a king-sized bed and a large work desk. All rooms are equipped with a state of the art LCD TV and fridge to make your stay memorable. In addition to wi-fi broadband internet connection, you will receive complimentary magazines and newspaper. Facilities Available: Access to Health and Fitness Center Hotel has Air Conditioning in all rooms BT Openzone Wi-Fi (chargeable) Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Complimentary Wi-Fi on Lobby PC Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV with Freeview Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Larger Room Late Checkout (Subject to Availability) Radio Room Safe Trouser Press Wake Up Call System Work Desk
Junior Suite
Our refurbished Junior Suites are our largest, most indulgent rooms; perfect for working, marking a special occasion or enjoying a longer stay. All rooms reflect a contemporary colour palette, complemented by bold, vibrant fabrics and have a super king-size bed, a sofa bed as well as a seating area. Each room boasts a state of the art LCD TV, iPod docking station, rain shower, bathrobe and slippers as well as complimentary water and chocolates for a perfect stay. They are well suited for small families; accomodating up to 2 adults and 1 child comfortably.. Complimentary wi-fi in the lobby of the hotel is available as is our 24 hour guest relations team. Spacious, discreet and self-contained, it's everything a Junior Suite should be.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Leicester Square: 0.1 mi
  • National Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.1 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.1 mi
  • London Chinatown: 0.1 mi
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Nelson's Column: 0.2 mi
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.2 mi
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.2 mi
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • British Music Experience: 0.3 mi
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Charing Cross station: 0.3 mi
  • Leicester Square: 0.1 mi
  • National Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.1 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.1 mi
  • London Chinatown: 0.1 mi
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Nelson's Column: 0.2 mi
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.2 mi
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.2 mi
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • British Music Experience: 0.3 mi
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Charing Cross station: 0.3 mi
  • Port of London: 0.3 mi
  • London School of Economics: 0.3 mi
  • Benjamin Franklin House: 0.3 mi
  • West End: 0.3 mi
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Opera House: 0.4 mi
  • Regent Street: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Academy of Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.4 mi
  • Soho: 0.4 mi
  • Kingly Court : 0.4 mi
  • London Transport Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Carnaby Street: 0.4 mi
  • St James's Park: 0.4 mi
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret: 0.4 mi
  • Courtauld Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Arcade : 0.5 mi
  • Transport Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Piccadilly: 0.5 mi
  • the Strand: 0.5 mi
  • Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Dominion Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • London Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • London Palladium: 0.5 mi
  • St. James's Park: 0.5 mi
  • Aldwych Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 0.6 mi
  • Somerset House: 0.6 mi
  • Photographers Gallery: 0.6 mi

Dining

Gravity Bar
Located on the ground floor, the Gravity Bar both serves a wide range of drinks and snacks in informal surroundings - perfect between meetings, after work or before dinner. Seating up to 20 people in a classroom and theatre style layout or 50 people reception style; Gravity Bar is the ideal venue for small intimate meetings or for private hire in the heart of London.
Squares Restaurant
At The Royal Trafalgar you have a choice of dining right through the day and on into the night. Modern, relaxed and welcoming, our Squares Restaurant has an enticing menu featuring modern British and European dishes, complemented by a selective extensive wine list. During the summer months al fresco dining is available on the Terrace.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (50)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mili2011
Ottawa, Canada
Sep 7, 2014

Good hotel, ideal location!

From the hotel, we could walk to all our preferred londonian destinations, the Strand, the Mall, all main museums, all theatres, Windsor, Whitehall and Westminster, plenty of very nice restaurants, and of course the main shopping areas. And the walk itself in the parks, the streets, along the Thames was in ia pleasure. Our room was quiet and large enough for two. And shuttle service which we had purchased extra worked perfectly from and to Heatrow Airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

For best bargain price, buy theatre tickets at TKTS BOOTH on Leicester Square (two minute walk from hotel).

Review of Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TanyaD
Suffolk
Aug 25, 2014

perfect location

Two Thistle hotels on one small street near the main Leicester square hub ! After correctly arriving at ours, tucked away at the Trafalgar square end, we were made to feel immediately welcome at the check in desk. There were four of us staying and we both received upgraded executive rooms - a real wow in terms of space and well appointed. We had drinks outside and the waiter was lovely. We were in London for a special occasion and the staff and accommodation made it all the more memorable. Would definately book Thistle again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Tourist information guides (real people) are available in Trafalgar Square to help you plan your sightseeing and best travel etc.

Review of Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ttexasguy
Dallas, Texas
Aug 19, 2014

Great Hotel for visiting London!

We booked The Thistle Royal Trafalgar based solely on reviews I had read. I can truly say the only negative was that it had very limited storage space for our clothes. Normally, that wouldn't have been a problem, but we were coming off an 11 day cruise to spend 3 nights in London, so we had a (too# massive amount of luggage and clothes. There was not one drawer - nightstand nor dresser. That said, the staff was incredibly helpful and friendly, the price was reasonable #FOR LONDON!), and the location was 1 block from Trafalgar Square - the perfect home base for seeing a lot of London in an short time. We were able to walk much of it, and were a short distance from the hop-on bus and Tube stations for the rest. The "superior" room was ample in size, very modern with like-new furniture and bathroom with nice-size shower. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

If you plan to see several attractions in one or two days, check out the London Pass. It provides admission to several attractions, and in many cases allows you to skip the lines. For example, the line at Westminster Abby was about an hour, but the line with a London Pass was 6 people.

Review of Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Always a traveller
Devon, UK
Aug 14, 2014

Good but small rooms

Great location. Very comfortable room even though rather small. Lovely double shower.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Easy walk to night life, theatres, ChinaTown, Piccadilly, Charing Cross Station.

Review of Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BostonLarry
Boston, MA
Aug 13, 2014

Good service, great location, tiny rooms

This is a good basic hotel. The location couldn't be better for a London visit, and the staff is very helpful. The rooms are modern, clean, and nicely laid out, but very tiny. Manipulating three suitcases proved an interesting challenge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fredene
Suffolk UK
Aug 13, 2014

Family sightseeing

We have stayed in many hotels in London including one in Mayfair but this one was by far the best. Perfect location, staff friendly, polite and helpful. The room was large, lots of nice big windows, large bathroom with shower and bath. It had everything we wanted and would strongly recommend it to family and friends. Thank you

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Easy to find.

Review of Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AC from DC
Washington, DC
Jul 25, 2014

Excellent location, friendly staff

All the major London attractions are very close to the hotel. If you are a walker like me, everything is within walking distance. The proximity to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square is the best feature about this hotel. Also, the staff and front desk attendants are very friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Chinatown is near by with excellent Malaysian food options.

Review of Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Don't have ne
Sc, AZottsdale
Jul 7, 2014

Great Location

The hotel was very good. The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do and see.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aruba Phil
New Hampshire
Jun 9, 2014

The Perfect Spot

Did some looking about and decided this hotel looked nice. It was perfect in all ways. Close to everything and a great spot over all

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Loads of restaurants within a couple of minutes

Review of Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hinfai
Brooklyn, New York
May 28, 2014

Fabulous London Trip

The location is very convenience for me (near Chinatown), expect the room is really small, we have two luggage not enough space to fully open it, may be I need to ask for a bigger room next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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