A Family Stay at The Churchill Hotel London, Review – Over February half term we took the kids for a short trip to London. We stayed in two different hotels and in this review I am going to tell you about the first hotel we stayed in – The Churchill. The second night we stayed in Great Scotland Yard. The Churchill is in Marylebone, very close to Marble Arch and Hyde Park. It’s right on the end of Oxford Street too, so a perfect location for a shopping trip!
We received a warm welcome as soon as we alighted from our taxi at The Churchill. My son put back the pull down taxi seats before he jumped out and the doorman noticed, complimenting him on his thoughtfulness – which made his day! It was a simple. but memorable touch.
The rooms at The Churchill are classically elegant, decorated in soft greys. We had interconnecting rooms which was lovely. It gave us all some space, but we could still keep an eye on the kids.
The pièce de résistance though is the simply huge bed. We have a super king at home which is six foot wide, so this must be seven foot! Lots of lounging space! Oh and two fluffy feather pillows each.
On either side of the bed are bedside cabinets of course, with lamps and directional reading lights. On my side there was a clock radio with a handy USB port. There were several USBs in the room in fact for those of us who travel with lots of devices.
You will find a comfortable chair and table next to the window so you can enjoy your coffee as you gaze into the gardens below. Or if you want to work, there is a desk with a bank of plug sockets, desk light and two desk chairs.
Our room overlooked this pretty square with the hotel’s tennis court.
There is a large flat screen smart TV with Freeview channels. Below this you will find tea and coffee making facilities tucked away next to a fridge.
In the wardrobe you will find a safe, ironing board and iron and hairdryer. There are also fluffy robes and slippers.
Now, you may notice that I haven’t as yet mentioned the bathroom. Well!! The shower is large and walk in with Pharmacopia toiletries. There are lots of soft white towels as you would expect.
What I really want to draw your attention to though is the Toto toilet. If you are familiar with this sort of toilet, or really don’t want to read about toilets, please feel free to skip this next paragraph.
Yes, it’s one of those smart toilets that act as an automatic bidet. At the press of a button, warm water (and you can even control the water temperature and pressure) will be directed at whichever area of your -ahem- undercarriage you would prefer. You can even warm the seat before you sit on it! Novelty and luxury in one porcelain package!
Anyway, moving on from the toilet…!
The hotel reception is large and impressive with check in and concierge to the right as you enter. There is also a small shop here selling essentials, drinks and snacks.
To the left of the door is The Montagu Kitchen, a modern British restaurant serving brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Breakfast is also served in here, which was a sumptuous affair, with three different banks of breakfast goodies. The main event for us is always the cooked breakfast and there was everything you would wish for with bacon, eggs, sausages, beans, mushrooms etc.
There was a large fruit and salad bar:
Plenty of juices and pastries, yoghurt and cereals.
There was everything you would wish for and in abundance. A fabulous way to start a busy day in London. Actually, the word ‘fabulous’ accurately describes this hotel. Everything was immaculately clean, the rooms were large and comfortable and the decor is thoughtful and elegant. The staff were deferential but warm and friendly and keen to make our stay pleasurable. A lovely, luxurious hotel in a great location.
We were invited to stay and review The Churchill Hotel. As always, all our opinions are our own.