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9.5

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
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Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square

"Super clean, super comfy bed, super big room (European standard), super convenient location, super value for money."

Kim - November 20, 2019

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Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square

Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, West End Soho, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 7HG - See map
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to National Gallery
Within 140 m of property
  • 290 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Room service [24-hour]

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Value for money7.8
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport12.4 km

Rooms available at Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.4
Standard Double
Standard Double
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Executive King Bed
Executive King Bed
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 king bed
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Junior Suite Double bed
Junior Suite Double bed
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Standard Twin
Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Junior Suite 3 people
Junior Suite 3 people
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
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JUNIOR SUITE Standard Double, 1 Double Bed
JUNIOR SUITE Standard Double, 1 Double Bed
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
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Deluxe King Room
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  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
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Executive Twin Room
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

What is the smoking policy at Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square?

Thistle Trafalgar, Leicester Square does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Lovely hotel located in central London."

    Danielle

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    August 27, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Manageress and staff were very helpful!"

    Cecilia

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    July 16, 2018

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The rooms were clean and comfortable."

    Danielle

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    August 27, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.4
Excellent
367 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
7.6
Location
9.5
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What travelers say they love:
Some rooms actually have a good view over London's rooftops.
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More about Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square

More about Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square

Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square combines modern architecture with ideal location in the true heart of London. Ideally situated in the middle of historical monuments, guests have easy access to the namesake of this hotel, Trafalgar Square. This upscale hotel is known for its classic English hospitality and commitment to excellence, found not only in its beautifully furnished rooms, but also in its dining and drinking facilities. Squares Restaurant, the on-site dining establishment, provides a delicious and affordable pre-theater menu made by Richard Simmonds, the head chef. Guests may also get a great local or international drink at Gravity Bar.

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Housekeeping
17 mentions
Breakfast
15 mentions
Food & Dining
2 mentions
Check in/Check Out
1 mention

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional
Staff 

"Great hotel, great staff and so convenient."

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August 1, 2018

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

Restaurant
Cuisine:European, British
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

British cuisine
British cuisine
Thistle Royal Trafalgar
100 m British
Great British Fish Co
120 m British, Fast food, Seafood
La Chandelle
130 m British
American cuisine
American cuisine
Byron Haymarket
130 m American
Olive Grove
130 m American, Italian
Rileys Sports Bar
140 m American, Bar, British
European cuisine
European cuisine
House Lounge
200 m European
Mermaids Tail
200 m European, Seafood
Cote Brasserie - St Martin's Lane
280 m European, French, Gluten Free

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Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.5
Value for money7.8
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8.8
Excellent
Michael from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Explore London”

We had planned to explore London and only had 1.75 days to do it. Not enough really but unfortunately upon arrival ate dinner at the Thistle. My wife got food poisoning from a chicken club sandwich. She was bed ridden for the full time we were there. I did mention the problem to reception staff who did very little about helping us until I posted negative comments on social media and all of a sudden they wanted to help. These days you need to be proactive not reactive, as they were. Our time in London was ruined as a result. The hotel is centrally located and very convenient to Leicester Square and trafalgar square, china town etc but I wouldnt eat there. Plenty of other options anyway.

Reviewed July 02, 2018

Dear Michael, Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your recent stay with us. I am deeply sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us and that you witnessed such service failures. Our Restaurant and Bar Manager Pavlos came to a mutual agreement with you during your stay with us. Please do contact Pavlos to discuss this further. I can assure you, this is not the level of service we aim to provide and would hope for the opportunity to invite you back to show you that we can fully meet of all your expectations. Kind regards, Layla

Responded July 02, 2018
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
9.6
Exceptional
Adrian from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Friendly welcoming hotel in the heart of the West End”

The Thistle is a gem. It nestles right beside the National Gallery with Trafalgar Square to one side and Piccadilly Circus easy distance to the other. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We had booked the wrong date for our stay, and the manager Milano went out of his way to try and remedy this, giving us a cup of coffee while we waited. The room was large and on a corner with a view to Leicester Square. Shower was terrific. Breakfast offered a huge variety and was absolutely delicious. We had a wonderful stay and will stay again next time in London.

Reviewed May 10, 2018

Dear Adrian, Thank you for providing your feedback further your stay at the Thistle Trafalgar hotel. I am glad to hear that you had a great stay and you enjoyed the benefits of our superb location and the hospitality of our team. The team was very happy to receive your compliments and we all look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Layla

Responded May 11, 2018
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
8.8
Excellent
Ceri from United States
Business traveler
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Nice hotel conveniently located”

Just between Trafalgar and Leicester Squares, this a great location for business or leisure travel. Within a very short walk you have two major tube stations and umptygrigg bus routes. Leicester Square and the area around it are going through a big building spree at the moment (May 2018) but I haven’t been badly affected by noise or mess. There are nice places to eat in all price ranges as well as movies (slightly fewer while the big cinemas in Leicester Square are redone) and theatres. The hotel is as clean and tidy as you would expect in this price range and the staff are mostly very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed May 12, 2018

Dear Ceri, Thank you for providing your feedback further to your stay at the every hotel Piccadilly. I am glad to hear that you had a great stay with us and that you enjoyed the benefits of our superb Central location. The team was very happy to receive your compliments and we all look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Layla

Responded May 14, 2018
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
10.0
Exceptional
Racquel from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in June 2012

great location!”

location location location

great spot & very friendly staff. overall i think it was a great deal especially since it was so close to Trafalgar Square. room was very clean, neat, modern...good size with all the necessities. note: i got a bit lost trying to find the hotel but somehow managed to find the nearby Picadilly Circus Thistle. i stopped to get directions and found such great staff there. the bellman not only pointed me in the right direction, but he actually carried my suitcase down the road to the right hotel for me. fantastic service!

Reviewed June 19, 2012
8.0
Excellent
BO from China
Business traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Great location and friendly service”

location, location, location

Thistle The Royal Trafalgar is located near Piccadilly Circus and leicester square stations, walking distance. Thus it's very convenient to many SOIs, e.g. it's directly opposite national gallery. and walk to london eye, thames river, big ben, westminster abbey, british museum are all a few minutes away. Staff are very friendly. Breakfast is quite okay. The only thing is room is a bit small but considering central location, this is quite tolerable.

Reviewed December 06, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Veronica from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Great hotel”

Room was lovely - not too small. Bed was comfortable. Bathroom very nice. Breakfast excellent - both in choice, variety and quality Good location near to Leicester square but immediate area a bit seedy. Don't expect lovely views from the windows! I would definitely go there again. For the value one of the best I have been to in Central London

Reviewed February 17, 2020

Dear Veronica, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast and found the hotel's location so convenient during your visit to London and that the team looked after you during your stay. We do hope to welcome you back to the hotel again in the future. Kind regards, Sofia

Responded February 18, 2020
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
10.0
Exceptional
Graham from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Very Convenient”

Great central location. Usually stay away from the busy tourist areas but was pleasantly surprised staying at the Thistle Trafalgar Square. Perfect location just off the busy streets and walking distance to great shipping, Restaurants and entertainment.

Reviewed November 22, 2018

Dear Graham, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and made the most of our central location. We hope to see you return to the Thistle Trafalgar Square on a future visit to the city. Warm regards Carly

Responded November 26, 2018
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
10.0
Exceptional
Julia from United States
Group
Executive King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Great location”

This is a great location if you like to walk around London to get to major attractions like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Churchill War Rooms, St. James Park, the National Gallery, and Picadilly to name a few, and it is right behind Trafalgar Square. There are many places to eat, and to connect to other transportation such as buses, tourist buses, taxis and the tube (subway) is across the street.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Dear ... Thank you for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed our central location. We look forward to welcoming you back for a future visit. Kind regards,

Responded February 13, 2019
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
9.3
Exceptional
GLYNIS from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

Little gem in the heart of London”

Ideal location for sightseeing. Modern,clean room and bathroom. Exellemt staff.

Fab London hotel. Staff were v friendly and helpful, room was lovely and better than most London hotel we have stayed in. Location 1min walk from both Leiceter Square and Trafalgar makes it perfect fo sightseeing and theatres. Will definately return.

Reviewed August 27, 2012
9.2
Exceptional
Joe from United States
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

Joe & Kim P.”

The hotel is everything you need to be clean, comfortable and in an excellent location central to most of London's attractions and very close to many good restaurants at Piccadilly and Leicester Squares as well as Covenant Garden. The front desk and staff are a pleasure and helpful. Small convenience stores and sandwich shops directly across the street. This hotel is great value for sight seeing tourists.

Reviewed August 12, 2018

Dear Joe and Kim, Thank you for taking the time to review us! I am delighted to see that you had a great experience with us, that you enjoyed the benefits of our superb central location and that the team proved to be friendly and helpful. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Tatiana

Responded August 13, 2018
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
10.0
Exceptional
Charles
Family with young children
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

Great location great value quality hotel ”

Couldn’t beat the location, price, or service. Would recommend Thistle Trafalgar Square to anyone. Will definitely go back for another stay

Reviewed July 10, 2018

Dear Charles, Thank you for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed our central location and that our team at Thistle Trafalgar Square looked after you so well. We look forward to welcoming you back for a future visit. Kind regards, Layla

Responded July 11, 2018
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
8.0
Excellent
Love from Philippines
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Nice hotel”

Great location, clean hotel with a modern twist and friendly staff

We stayed here for one night... The location is great very near to everything...Piccadilly Circus, Leicester square and Trafalgar Square are just around the corner...the room is a bit small but I guess this is pretty standard to UK... We only got problem with the shower which is a bit noisy... But otherwise I will recommend this hotel for its location and cleanliness....

Reviewed October 19, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Mark from Australia
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Great Location”

We stayed at the Thistle Trafalgar on 2 different occasions over Dec/Jan 2017 and couldn't fault the hotel at all. The location is fantastic for exploring the sights and shopping precincts. Close to just about everything! 10/10

Reviewed May 12, 2017

Dear Mark, Thank you for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed our central location and that our team at Thistle Trafalgar Square looked after you so well. We look forward to welcoming you back for a future visit. Kind regards, Layla

Responded July 04, 2018
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
8.0
Excellent
Steve from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

Great location, very comfortable room.”

Location, generously sized bed, attractive recent refurbishment

We had a most enjoyable stay, taking advantage of the proximity to the main London theatres - would recommend the musical production of Sweeney Todd. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance, particularly attractive are the many Chinese restaurants in the soho area - Gerard street. The national portrait gallery is yards from the hotel reception and trafalgar square is extremely close.

Reviewed April 08, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
tom from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

Great location”

Position and cleanliness

Hotel was in a brilliant position right behind Leicester Square and next to the National Gallery. Room was small but spotless and decor was fab! Staff really friendly particularly the receptionist Magdalena! Will definitely be back!!

Reviewed July 14, 2012
8.0
Excellent
ANASTASIOS from Cyprus
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

Nice central Hotel ”

Very nice Hotel, Staff in reception was very kind and helpful, the Hotel is in an excellent position next to Trafalgar Square ideal for people visiting Theatres cinemas/shows , 10 min walk to Oxford street and about 15min to London eye.. You have most attractions and things you want in London around you! The only bad thing I have to say was the room cleanliness that was minimal to none and looked rushed and unfinished! After passing the info to the manager room was cleaned spot on and properly! Will be coming back again next time!

Reviewed January 14, 2019

Dear Anastasios, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found the hotels location so convenient during your visit to London and that the team looked after you during your stay. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to the team. We do hope to welcome you back to the hotel again in the future. Kind regards, Milan

Responded January 29, 2019
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
9.3
Exceptional
Sol from Panama
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 6 nights in September 2013

Great location”

Location, comfortable bed, location

The room was perfect and so was the location, the only downside is that because its located so centrally around 3 am there was a lot of screaming on the street and my room faced this area. Its not a complaint, just statement of fact. Next to National Gallery, trafalgar square and everything else!!! Just around the corner many options to dine, or theather to see.

Reviewed September 30, 2013
9.6
Exceptional
Sandra from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Wonderful location”

Tucked away behind the National Gallery, off Trafalgar Square, this hotel is within walking distance of theatreland and many major attractions. Building works are going on all around it, but we found it interesting to watch from our window, and there was no noise that annoyed us. This was the second time we had stayed there.

Reviewed April 20, 2018

Hello Sandra, Thank you for your for feedback. We are pleased to know you were happy with the location and your stay overall. We do look forward to welcoming you on you 3rd visit!

Responded April 23, 2018
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
9.2
Exceptional
Hugo from United States
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 6 nights in April 2019

Great hotel to stay!!”

This hotel is very clean and very centric. Close to subway station (Charing Cross ) and behind Trafalgar Square and National Gallery. Their staff will help you and make you feel comfortable in order to meet and exceed your expectations. Highly recommended. Thanks for everything! Yilda and H , from USA

Reviewed April 22, 2019

Dear Hugo, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found the hotels location so convenient during your visit to London and that the team looked after you during your stay. We do hope to welcome you back to the hotel again in the future. Kind regards, Milan

Responded April 22, 2019
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
8.4
Excellent
Alona from Israel
Couple
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Great location, helpful staff, good breakfast ”

The location is just fabulous- 2 min. walk to National Gallery & Trafalgar Square, 7 min. walk to Piccadilly Circus. We had an issue with AC that didn't work and as it wasn't fixed they moved us to other room. The room is small but more than enough for 2 people. Breakfast the same each day but they have a various dishes to choose from. Hotel staff is really helpful. There is an option to print documents for free. Several tube stations near by as many stop buses. We will definitely return!

Reviewed July 29, 2019

Dear Alona, Thank you for your feedback. I'm delighted to see you enjoyed our superb location and our team looked after you so well. I would like to take this opportunity to choose Thistle Trafalgar Square hotel as our loyal returning guest and to welcome you back in the future! Kind Regards, Janina

Responded July 31, 2019
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