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"Super clean, super comfy bed, super big room (European standard), super convenient location, super value for money."
Kim - November 20, 2019
290 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Room service [24-hour]
|Value for money||7.8|
|Nearest airport||London City Airport (LCY)|
|Distance to airport||12.4 km|
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.
Thistle Trafalgar, Leicester Square does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Lovely hotel located in central London."
August 27, 2019
"Manageress and staff were very helpful!"
July 16, 2018
"The rooms were clean and comfortable."
August 27, 2019
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.
"Great hotel, great staff and so convenient."
August 1, 2018
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 6-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
West End Soho
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
Great location and friendly service”
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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,
Little gem in the heart of London”
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.
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.
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
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
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
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....
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
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
Great location, very comfortable room.”
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.
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!!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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!
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