Hotel Review: Great Scotland Yard London

Great Scotland Yard Lobby

After staying at Hard Rock Hotel for the first few nights, I headed over to the Great Scotland Yard Hotel for the remainder of my stay. It was nice switching it up as I had the opportunity to experience different neighborhoods of London.


Great Scotland Yard Hotel is steps away from Covent Garden, which is conveniently near many shops and restaurants. The hotel itself is quite unique, as it’s one of London’s most historic buildings that holds many hidden stories than any other kind of London.

The building is on site of the former Metropolitan Police in London; throughout the hotel you will find references to its rich history, including a gallery of prison inmates in the lobby.

From the moment I stepped in, I was immediately greeted by the bellhop, who then helped me with my bags (which is always a nice gesture), and led the way for check-in. During check-in, the front desk lady offered me some tea and then took me on a quick hotel tour. This is when you learn more of the hotel’s history – which was very insightful. Just by the attentive staff from the get-go, I knew this hotel’s customer service would not disappoint.

The hotel is absolutely stunning – every single room is decorated beautifully – it’s definitely a picturesque dream. Unlike the Hard Rock, the Great Scotland Yard is a boutique hotel which gave it a more personable and homier vibe.


The rooms were very cozy and intimate. I stayed in their 1 King Bed Premium – featuring general amenities, a rooftop, marble bathroom and minibar.

Hotel Dining and Cocktails:

The hotel offers a wide selection of food and beverage options, including in-room dining.

The Yard by Robin and Grill

GSY’s signature restaurant – come here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I had the pleasure of dining here for breakfast. The staff are incredibly attentive and welcoming – plus the food won’t disappoint! During breakfast, you can dine buffet style or a la carte.

Visit their website for more information.

The Parlour

Get your afternoon tea fix at The Parlour! While I did not have a chance to check this out during my stay, I must say the room is both relaxing and peaceful!

Reserve here.


Head on over to the Sibin for some evening drinks. This unique space offers guests with a fresh and inclusive approach to the world of whiskey – the menu also features a mix of classic and antagonistic style whiskey cocktails. View the menu here.

The 40 Elephants

From barista-served coffee to specialty signature cocktails, local craft beers and ciders, this is the hub of the hotel and is open all day long. View more of their menu here.

Hotel Amenities:

Fitness Center

While I did not get my fitness on during my stay, they do offer guests with gym access (ask the front desk about it).

Meeting Room

Want to hold a meeting? GSY offers guests access to a spacious conference room – inquiry at front desk.

Nearby Spots:

GSY is situated in a very central area; great for first-timers and regulars! Easily accessible to tubes and buses; check out my full Travel Guide to London here.


Overall, I absolutely loved this hotel! Not only is it stunning, but throughout my stay, everyone was very welcoming, attentive and really made you feel special. Though the room was a bit more snug, it felt very comfortable for one person. I’d totally recommend staying here – it’s definitely worth every penny! 

Great Scotland Yard is located on:
3-5 Great Scotland Yard
London, SW1A 2HN
Tel: +44(0)207-9254-700

Book your stay here!

Big thanks to the team over at Great Scotland Yard for hosting my stay – as always, all opinions are my own.


Fancy Nancy

Comments (7)

  • Taylor


    This hotel looks absolutely amazing! Definitely adding it to my Scotland wish list!

  • LiveHardxLoveHard


    Loving the style of this hotel. Do you know what equipment they offer in the fitness center?

  • Rachel Day


    Thus hotels sounds amazing I loved the welcome macrons. Nice touch.

    1. admin


      me too they were so good!

  • Jasmine


    This hotel actually looks so stunning! I was supposed to be going to England for four weeks in June and we would’ve stayed in London and I so would’ve checked this hotel out – but since flights are all cancelled, I’ll have to plan to go there when we can finally go on our trip!

    1. admin


      yes! Even if you just stop by for a drink, this hotel is GORGEOUS!! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

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