Citadines London Trafalgar Square Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Citadines London Trafalgar Square Hotel
disappointedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Fabulous Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The apartment was basic but clean and comfortable and the cute kitchen meant big savings on eating expenses. There are two grocery shops within walking distance.
I arrived at 6am after a 24 hour flight and was given a room immediately.
Tiny 1-bedroomfrom DiscrimTaste
Good trade-off for the pricefrom TitoG2830
Great Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
s a toss up...from A TripAdvisor Member
Over all the room was ok. The fold-out sofa bed was horrible though, it was noisy and uncomfortable. The bathroom, although clean, never had enough hot water for one shower and the Internet service was down the whole time. However, the location could not be beat! So, it's a toss up...would you rather have a good bed and hot water or be in a good location?
Location is the best part of this hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Traveling by myself, I chose the studio apt. The real virtue to the place is the location; besides being close to attractions that a first-time visitor would esp like (natl museum, Traf Sq, etc), it had the relatively unmentioned bonus of being right over the river from the South Bank Center. This was my 4th trip to London, so I didn't necessarily need to see the "usual" sights. Instead, I was going for a combination of cheap airfare, touring exhibits and performances. So, the proximity to the So. Bank Center was a real plus -- a 10-minute walk across the pedestrian bridge, and you're there -- for plays, dance, music and even some FREE shows (not to mention saving money by not having to take the tube to and from) ...
but back to the apt itself: it was clean and tidy, with some nice amenities, like the CD player that others have mentioned. The microwave and little fridge were also nice.
Less favorable points: the somewhat hard sofabed; the unfathomable elec. burners; the lack of an alarm clock; the poorly functioning shower; the high level of street noise at night (even on the 8th floor); and a somewhat lackadaisacal front desk staff.
Having said that, for the sake of the wonderful location, the convenience and savings of a mini-kitchen, and the occasional ability to use the free Internet access, I'd still recommend this place. The location really can't be beat. You're a half-block from the Embankment tube station and within easy walking distance of major museums, Picadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Charing Cross, Chinatown, numerous theaters (and the half-price ticket stand), two major jazz clubs, and the practical conveniences of the Strand.
p.s. Be sure to ask upfront about the cost of from-room phone charges.
I wound up spending much more than anctipated on phone calls, when calling for event info and tickets, etc. But it's certainly more convenient than scrounging up coins and using a pay phone somewhere.
p.p.s. Avoid the Italian restaurant around the corner from this hotel.
Mediocre food, high prices. And the crepes place nearby is disappointing, too. But the Indian food from the combo cold sandwich-hot Indian food place on that same street (just up from the Embankment tube station) is great! and very inexpensive and enough for two meals.
Great valuefrom JCW
Great Tripfrom Niesy24
We stayed in a studio apartment. It was small with a firm pullout couch but for all the time we spent in the room, it was all we needed. It also came with a kitchenette which was useful.
I would recommend anyone to stay at this hotel and we plan on staying there again when go back next year.
Fantastic value, location, accommodationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
An initial problem with the electrics in the apartment was sorted in minutes. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable.
The location is amazing. Trafalgar Square and Whitehall was 30 seconds in one direction, the Thames and the London Eye 30 seconds in the other direction. We were able to walk to a show at the Old Vic nr Waterloo. I imagine that arrivals at Waterloo Station would have a lovely arrival in London walking over the Jubilee Bridges (which are right at the bottom of Northumberland Avenue) to the apartment.
Will definitely stay here again.
Top Local Tips for London
Take a Tour Bus Take a tour bus from Trafalger Square to get a good sense of your location and what you are close to. You will find a lot which is in walking distance, which you were unaware of.
A tip to save money Having a kitchenette in your hotel room is an excellent way to save money in a city where eating out can be very pricy.
Get your own cab THis hotel dings you again when you have them call a cab- it isn't and it costs 1/3 more. Call your own
Other names for Citadines London Trafalgar Square Hotel
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- citadines london
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- Address: 18-21 Northumberland Avenue - London - England - WC2N 5EA - United Kingdom
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