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Thistle Trafalgar Square

Whitcomb Street Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG England
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#509 of 1,170 hotels in London
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Stay in a hidden gem that’s just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Soho and Covent Garden. This Thistle London hotel is surrounded by many of the cities must visit locations including Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown and Covent Garden. You can make yourself at home in one of our 108 en-suite rooms, dine al fresco on the terrace, or relax with a drink in our stylish, comfortable lounge.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
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Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
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Private bathrooms
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Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 3 more
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JeniferTravels wrote a review Yesterday
Tarpon Springs, Florida1126 contributions149 helpful votes
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Average Food, Attentive Service We had a “Groupon” for the restaurant. Positive Aspects: *The server was very attentive and polite. *The food was okay…not great, not terrible, but ok. *Groupon gave us an opportunity to try this restaurant that we otherwise wouldn’t have tried. 39pounds for 2 people to enjoy a 3-course meal in London is a very good value for the money! Areas for Improvement: *Take-away (to go) option is NOT available if you don’t finish your food. I had gastric surgery and am unable to eat large amounts of food in one sitting. I asked the server for a box for “take away” (to go), and he informed me that it is not possible. This was disheartening. *The chips (fries) were overdone. Edible, but not great. *The cheesecake was “rubbery.” The raspberry flavour was sweet and tempting, however the texture of the cheesecake was sub-par. Ending remarks: *Again, a GREAT value in London. I will consider returning in the future if the Groupon promotion is still available on my next visit to London. *There was only one server who had the entire restaurant. When we got there, we were one of three tables. It was obvious that the gentlemen who had the job of serving us did so to the best of his ability and followed the rules of the establishment. He was attentive and a very hard worker. Nice person and diligent worker.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Albeit when we got there, only 2 other tables were seated, make a reservation in advance if...
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angleseymember wrote a review Yesterday
north wales170 contributions117 helpful votes
As my title suggests, have stayed here a few times in recent years. The main reason for my return is primarily the location and reasonable price for the area. If you’re looking for luxury, rooms with a view, leisure facilities etc, then this will not be a hotel for you. But if you’re looking for easy access to public transport, major tourist sights on your doorstep, or value for many, then this hotel fits the bill. We had a king size room which was spacious. It had an Nespresso type machine, but no kettle/tea making facilities. They also provided complimentary bottled water, and there’s also a mini fridge, plus ironing board, iron and hair dryer. We had breakfast included in our room rate which is buffet style with coffee machine. The breakfast area is compact, and could be very busy pending on which time you choose. Also, one of the lifts were out of action during our three night stay, so we ended up having to use the stairs most of the time as there was always a queue. Special shout out to Kim who served us drinks at the bar, and she made our stay memorable! I will probably use this hotel again due to its location and price, but there are so many options in the area, so will see what else is available for any future visits.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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ebluecut wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Really very disappointed this time! Whatever “Thistle corporate” has done with this lovely property, they’ve gotten it badly wrong. Example, there used to be a lovely “pubby” type bar just off the lobby. Now it’s meeting rooms. The bar is now some tiny “collapsible canteen” that is situated directly in the lobby proper!???
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Adriaan S wrote a review Yesterday
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The location is great, rooms are well equiped. The team was friendly and always willing to help. The breakfast is fine and the Wifi is great. You can visit all famous places within a few minutes. For families with kids, this hotel is excellent.
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NeilGu wrote a review 16 Feb
Gosport, United Kingdom35 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed here for a visit to His Majesty's Theatre as it was a good compromise between cost and location. The staff were all friendly and helpful, the room was nicely laid out, plenty of room and a huge, very comfortable bed. The only niggle was we had a Nespresso machine so couldn't have a cup of tea! As we were only there for the one night, we didn't mention it as it wasn't important and I'm sure if we had it would have been accommodated. Breakfast was a standard free flowing buffet of hot and cold items. All very tasty and kept well stocked. If we're ever needing to stay in this part of London in the future, the Thistle will definitely be on our list!
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vikki w wrote a review 15 Feb
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Fantastic central location but just off the beaten track so no noisy revellers at 3am! Great room and low key service from pleasant staff. Room was on offer in post-Christmas sale and was excellent value for three of us sharing a very large room.
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akemikusakari wrote a review 14 Feb
Tokyo, Japan1 contribution
Stayed 5nights. Great location!! Staffs are very friendly. Room is clear & cosy, but a little small thoug. There was no bathtub, but the shower with hot water worked well and was perfectly confortable.
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Stephen M wrote a review 12 Feb
Ashford, England, United Kingdom23 contributions4 helpful votes
Myself and partner stayed at thistle trafalgar for an overnight birthday celebration where we was attending a theatre trip around the corner at the prince of Wales. The hotel was really lovely and we were greeted by extremely warm and friendly staff members. My partner had an additional little surprise of having Prosecco and truffle chocolates brought upto our room after we were asked what our plans are and mentioned it was a birthday treat and were going to see a show. The Room was very lovely, homely and comfortable and we had all amenities that we needed as well as a very nice big bed! We had a really lovely stay and will definitely be returning in the future. Thankyou to the staff for making this a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The hotel is literally a five minute walk from Charing Cross station.
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Response from Pierluigi Toscano, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Trafalgar Square
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Stephen M, Thanks for this superb review! I am so happy to hear that your stay went beyond expectations and delivered an outstanding service! The team will be over the moon when they will read your rewarding comments and we all look forward to welcoming you back again for another unforgettable experience! Kind Regards, Pierluigi Toscano Front Office Manager
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Lydia H wrote a review 9 Feb
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For an hotel that is part of a chain, the staff are above and beyond helpful. The chap on Reception who is the Quarterly Star Manager, very quickly sorted a request from me, as did his colleague for my friend. The staff throughout the restaurant were the most cheerful I have ever encountered in an hotel. We stayed in room 513 which was spotless and had comfortable beds. The bathroom is rather small but has an excellent power shower. We would definitely stay again. So much better than my stay a few weeks ago at The Ambassador 5 minutes away.
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Response from Pierluigi Toscano, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Trafalgar Square
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Dear DailyKeel, Thanks for this amazing review! I am very glad to hear that we provided an impressive service for you, and you left our property with a joyful memory! I will be happy to share your comments with the all the departments, and everyone will be happy to see that our efforts to provide an excellent service are rewarded with such great feedback! I hope to welcome you back and give you another amazing stay. Sincerely, Pierluigi Toscano Front Office Manager
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Arild wrote a review 7 Feb
Stavanger, Norway15 contributions5 helpful votes
The hotel is located in a super convenient spot. Short distance to Piccadilly, Trafalgar, Soho, St. James Park and much more. I'm not a superfan of carpets in hotelrooms and this room (deluxe) didn't change my opinion. Had a dirty feeling of the carpet in my room as well as in all the hallways. The hotelroom itself was ok. Small bathroom though. Beds are good but I definetely had to use earplugs to have a good sleep though. Breakfast is ok. Standard english breakfast I would guess. Basic selections. The coffee was not in my alley.... the breakfast area I found ok, but a lot of noise when people were moving their chairs. The seatcover on the chairs were gross, pretty dirty. Value for money? I don't know to be honest. The prices for hotels in this area is quite high and this was in the lower end so I would guess it's ok. If I'd paid the same amount (310gbp/night) other places, the general quality would at least been doubled. One last thing. Testing of firealarms 06.30 and 07.00 in the morning every days is not exactly what I appreciate....
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Response from Pierluigi Toscano, Guest Services / Front Office at Thistle Trafalgar Square
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Dear ARS-Reisende-MAC, I would like to thank you for your detailed feedback. I appreciate your rewarding comments for our central location. Our team wants to be an active part of a thrilling experience in London, and our central position is the perfect way to start a great adventure in our city. I am sorry to hear that you felt a poor cleanliness service, and I will share your concerns with our housekeeping team to review the standards our the service provided. Rest assured that your comments are valuable for us, and we will take account of every comment passed by our guests. Regarding our prices, we offer competitive rates to guarantee the best possible experience for our guests despite the fact that London is an expensive city, especially in the centre. I would also like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the fire alarm, but we were not testing it and if the alarm goes off, it's for you safety, which is the most important thing for us. I can assure you we regularly check our fire alarm system to avoid malfunctions, and we are on top of the building safety. I still hope to welcome you back and improve your score further. Your feedback was important, and I would love to exceed your expectations in the future. Sincerely, Pierluigi Toscano Front Office Manager
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AU$315 - AU$512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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United KingdomEnglandLondonTrafalgar Square / Embankment
NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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THISTLE TRAFALGAR SQUARE: 2024 Prices & Reviews (London, England) - Photos of Hotel - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Thistle Trafalgar Square
Which popular attractions are close to Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Nearby attractions include National Gallery (0.1 km), Strawberry Tours (0.2 km), and On The Rocks Bar Crawl (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include Green Bar at Hotel Café Royal, Chop Chop, and Leicester Square Kitchen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thistle Trafalgar Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hindi, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Thistle Trafalgar Square?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (1.1 km), Churchill War Rooms (0.8 km), and Tower of London (3.7 km).
Is Thistle Trafalgar Square accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.