Thistle Royal Trafalgar Hotel
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The Royal Trafalgar Hotel - Thistle

Hotel Rating: 4 Star Free WiFi √ Air-Conditioning √ Non-smoking √ Bag Storage √ Room Service √
Achieved a score of 87% from 2894 reviews
Rates from £111 per room
Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London, England, UK, WC2H 7HG

Hotel in Detail:

The Thistle Royal Trafalgar Hotel is a contemporary and stylish hotel in a wonderful location right next door to the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square.
This is a 116-bedroom hotel of which all are are en-suite. Amenities include WiFi, air-conditioning, Minibar, Trouser Press, Ironing Facilities, Tea/Coffee Maker, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, IPod docking station, safe, Satellite flat screen TV with freeview channels, direct dial Telephone, Work Desk and Hairdryer.
Room service is 24 hours. Each floor is served by a lift.

Dining options:
Squares Restaurant: AA Rosette holder. 65 seat capacity. Contemporary style restaurant and setting. Fine dining restaurant with a frequently changing modern British and European seasonal menu using regional ingredients. Extensive wine list. The restaurant features a covered terrace allowing for al fresco dining in the summer months.
Open: 07.00 till 22.00. Breakfast served 07.00 till 10.00.
Gravity Bar and Lounge: 50 seat capacity. The place for light meals and a full range of drinks in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Open: 17.00 till midnight.

There is wireless internet access accessible from all parts of the Royal Trafalgar hotel. The hotel reception is staffed 24 hours and the hotel offers luggage storage facilities.

Hotel Vicinity:

Nearest: Tube Station: Leicester Square 316 yards (288 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.4 miles (3.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.1 miles (9.8 km). You know you are looking a truly central London hotel when there are 6 tube stations in a half mile radius (0.8 km).
This is as central a position in London as it gets. The Royal Trafalgar Square Hotel (Thistle) is close to a host of sites, attractions, landmarks, amenities and shopping. All the famous areas of London are close by, such as Leicester square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and many more. Within walking distance is Buckingham palace and the Houses of Parliament. Trafalgar square was once famous for the flocks of pigeons that uniquely mingle with the tourists but sadly now have been removed from the square. Still on the square is the National Gallery and the towering Nelsons Column. This location also gives good access into the City of London.
Bedroom Numbers: 116 / 6 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.35 out of 5 by 2894 past guests
>>> (average customer rating 4 out of 5 from 771 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 407 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 2123 reviews)


No parking available.


WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chain
You may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Thistle chain your closest choices would be:
Thistle Piccadilly: is 167 yards (152 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 88% and rates start from about £146.
Thistle Holborn: is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 88% and base rates begin at about £133.
Bloomsbury Park Hotel (Thistle): 0.9 miles (1.4 km), rated at 79% and with rates from around £92.
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch: 1.9 miles (3.1 km), rated at 68% and with rates from around £66.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 87% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Thistle Hotels across the chain average 80% so this hotel is one of the better rated Thistle hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 254th from 865 London hotels, 3rd of 8 Thistle Hotels, and 95th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Thistle Piccadilly, whose lowest rates start at about £123 and which has an 88% guest satisfaction rating. The Thistle Piccadilly also offers: free WiFi.
We can also point you towards a lower price option, the Strand Palace Hotel. 0.4 miles from the Royal Trafalgar Hotel (Thistle) (0.7 km), achieving a rating of 80% by its past clients with base rates starting at about £163 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star Haymarket Hotel may be one too look at. The Haymarket Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.1 km) away. The Haymarket Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.

Local hotels analysed:

The closest fifty hotels around this area (Whitcomb Street, WC2 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 28 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 16 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 5 three star hotels (average rating 85%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 83%). Top 4 star hotel is The Resident Soho at 98%. Top rated of the local hotels are Haymarket Hotel (5 star), the Soho Hotel (5 star), the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) and the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) (all 4 are joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £222 per night. Rates range from £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 83%) and the highest rates top out at £505 at Ritz Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £296, Four Star average: £142, Three Star average: £107 and Two Star average: £18.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Royal Trafalgar Hotel (Thistle) 33rd (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 10th for the 16 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 8th of 50 (3rd (joint) of 16 four star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 15th of 37 for sheer bang for buck (SoHostel was top).


The Royal Trafalgar Thistle Hotel underwent major refurbishment during 2008 and re-launched under its new name.
Past Names: The Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel (2008)
Private Bathroom
Cable Television
TV Remote Control
Modem/Data Port
Direct Dial Phone
Hair Dryer
Voice Mail
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Executive Rooms Have Air Conditioning And A Safe
24 Hour Room Service
Laundry Service
Translation Service
Shoe Shine Service
Wake Up Calls
Fax And Copy Service
Free Newspaper
Summer Terrace
Hotel Safe Deposit Box

Royal Trafalgar Hotel (Thistle) Locality Information

Districts Close by:

Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, Victoria Embankment, Victoria

Nearest Major Airports:

London City Airport (7.8 miles, 12.5 km), Heathrow Airport (14.1 miles, 22.7 km), Gatwick Airport (24.2 miles, 39 km), Luton Airport (27.7 miles, 44.5 km), Stansted Airport (31.2 miles, 50.3 km)

Nearest Tube Stops:

Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles, 0.3 km), Leicester Square (0.2 miles, 0.3 km), Charing Cross (0.3 miles, 0.5 km), Covent Garden (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

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