Great Scotland Yard Hotel Review – on our recent trip to London over half term we stayed at two different hotels, Great Scotland Yard Hotel and The Churchill Hotel which we have reviewed here. Great Scotland Yard is a beautiful hotel in a Grade II listed Victorian building with lots of history and, of course, wonderful Sherlock Holmes related literary connections. The second you step into the hotel, you are transported into a decadent yet quirky foyer, where steps lead you down into some gorgeous seating areas.
The reception and concierge desks are also a little unusual in that they are less formal, and a more comfortable place to sit and chat as you are checked in. There is also this beautiful cocktail bar where you can sit and examine lots of interesting knick-knacks and artefacts as you drink your drinks. In fact, there are lots of interesting things displayed around the hotel walls – make sure you take time to look at it all.
Premium King Rooms
Great Scotland Yard is a fabulous, luxurious hotel with great options for families. We stayed in Premium King Rooms, these were at the end of a corridor and could be closed off as a pair of rooms. So we could close the main door, and have a private corridor between us and the kids. This was particularly handy so that we could sort out any issues with them without having to change out of our pyjamas! It’s a perfect option for families with older children and teens.
Our room had dual aspect windows, so as you can see was lovely and light with high ceilings. On each side of the bed were lamps as you can see, but also each side had a full compliment of light switches as well as USB points.
There was a large flat-screen smart TV in each room with all the Freeview channels. Oh, and free wi-fi throughout the hotel for your devices.
As well as a kettle for making tea and coffee our room had a Nespresso machine and a selection of pods. There was all the usual stuff too, like a hairdyer, iron and ironing board and a room safe.
Our room had a huge bathroom with a fancy Japanese Toto toilet (If you are unsure what this is, and need to know, check out my review of The Churchill Hotel where I go into detail about the joys of these toilets!).
The shower in our bathroom was also huge – practically a mini room of its own, with these beautiful tiles, that my photo does no justice to.
Breakfast at Great Scotland Yard Hotel
The breakfast at Great Scotland Yard is à la carte. I ordered the Full English Breakfast (but asked for no beans or mushrooms if you are wondering where they are). The bacon in particular was excellent.
My son ordered waffles with bacon and maple syrup.
My youngest child went for the more healthy option of fruit salad.
We also ordered a tray of pastries for the table (I say ‘for the table’ but the truth is that my son polished most of them off as well as his waffles!)
Great Scotland Yard is a gorgeous and very individual hotel. Its location is excellent – Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Leicester Square are all a short stroll away. There are also lots of theatres close by too and would make a perfect spot for a theatre break. We had a lovely stay and would thoroughly recommend.
We were invited to stay and review Great Scotland Yard, but as always the opinions expressed are my own.