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The Trafalgar Hilton

2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar, London, SW1A 2TS, United Kingdom
(5 star hotel)
#293 of 2,358 hotels in London
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Good Base Location for Site-seeing

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 9, 2009

I'm a frequent Hilton guest and this was my first trip to London. I sent the list of Hilton properties to a friend who travels there frequently for work, and she and her London co-workers selected this location for my site-seeing adventure. (I redeemed Hilton points to stay at this hotel for free).

The location was awesome for site-seeing. I walked through Trafalgar Square multiple times each day, so got to see lots of the 4th plinth "exhibits". - July 2009.

The room was fine. I had a peek-a-boo view, and I was worried that the bed would be uncomfortable because it was kind of lumpy in a futon sort of way, but it was extremely comfortable and I slept like a baby.

The bathroom was attractive, if a little awkward. The spout for the tub was in the side/center of the tub - about exactly where you stand while showering - so I had to be careful not to bang my leg on it. Bathroom toiletries were nice + Robes and Slippers.

TV had very few channels, including 2 in German - one of which was a shopping channel that seemed to specialize in sex paraphernalia in the evenings :) I can't know for sure, as my knowledge of German is limited to what I learned in 3rd grade, and does not include terms for sex paraphernalia.

One thing I was disappointed about in the hotel was that both bars played thumping music way too loud. More like you were in a club than a hotel bar. Probably a good money-maker for the hotel, but definitely not a plus for the guests who may be wishing to have a nice dinner in the bar after a long day of site-seeing. I didn't eat dinner in the hotel once because of this.

While the location was excellent for site-seeing, it wasn't as good for dining alone at night. (This was a solo trip) Most of the restaurants around this area are very tourist-oriented, and I prefer more of a local's-focused eatery.

Unique Quality: One of the best parts of this hotel is the rooftop bar. It provides excellent views (see photos), but the downside is the club-like music. The first night I was up there they had forgotten to turn in on, and it was lovely.

Both bars are popular with non hotel guests (think happy hour with club music - can you tell I was highly irritated by the club music?), and while hotel guests could visit the rooftop bar for free, non-guest had to pay 5 GBP.

Full breakfast is free for all Hilton HHonors members. If you are not a HHonors member, breakfast can be included or not in the price of the room. Breakfast was wonderful. Hot buffet on the weekends, and cold / continental during the week. However, as an HHonors member, you can order off the menu for free, as well!

Directions: Trafalgar Square

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Trendy, Conveniently Located

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 9, 2008

You know right away this is not your average hotel when you walk in and can't find the front desk- it's just a table with several computers in the corner of the large room which is primarily a sleek bar and lounge. The elevators have glaring, sort of ultra-violet lighting, and the rooms are minimalist in design. The bathrooms are ample and well stocked with toiletries from Temple Spa Aromatherapy Collection. Some rooms have a view of Trafalgar Square but you have to stand up to look out since this building was not built as a hotel and has recently been retro-fitted.

Breakfast is served as a buffet unfortunately in the basement, but has a good variety of pastries, fruits, juices, as well as American pancakes and omelets that can be ordered.

Although this hotel is not in the traditional British style, it is extremely well located for the tourist- within waking distance of most of the major sights.

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Trafalgar Hiton

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 11, 2006

A renovated building, only 2 years ago. New and stylish hotel

Unique Quality: good location, right at the heart of Trafalgar square.

Directions: Trafalgar square

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Address: 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar, London, SW1A 2TS, United Kingdom

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