The Trafalgar is part of the Hilton chain of hotels, but you’d hardly notice. The mood is young and dynamic at the chain’s first ‘concept’ hotel, for all that it’s housed in the imposing edifice that was once the headquarters of Cunard (this was where the Titanic was conceived).
To the right of the open reception is the Rockwell Bar, which is boisterous at night, although thick walls should prevent sound leaking up to the rooms; breakfast downstairs is accompanied by gentler music, sometimes played live.
It’s the none-more-central location, however, that’s the hotel’s biggest draw – the handful of corner suites look directly into the square (prices reflect location). Anyone without their own view can always avail themselves of the little rooftop bar, which is also open to the public in summer.