On a recent trip to London I was looking for a decent hotel. I knew of 2 very good hotels, the Blakemore Hotel and the Park Plaza Hotel however these were not what I was looking for. I found some excellent TripAdvisor reports for the Grosvenor Hotel and noticed it had a Chinese Restaurant, the Grand Imperial, attached which clinched the deal. So the Grosvenor Hotel was booked and prior to arrival I had a very nice pre-arrival courtesy call which I though was a nice touch.
Grosvenor Hotel History
As with most of the major city railway stations in the UK, back in the day of steam locomotion, hotels were attached to thee stations. The Grosvenor was built by Sir John Kelk’s company. The Grosvenor is very much luxury and lavish and the grandest hotel in London. The Grosvenor opened to the public in 1862 a year after Victoria station opened. The original 1st class railway lounge is now the Reunion cocktail bar. The millionaire and Bellini cocktails here are worth a try.
Grosvenor Hotel Review
On the day of travel we actually arrived very late thanks to a strategically planned Irish airport strike. However we arrived at the Grosvenor just after midnight and had a very pleasant check-in and proceeded to the room.
The room itself was very comfortable and very nicely decorated and also had a small but nice bathroom and comfortable bed. The room overlooked Victoria Station but bring 5 floors up there was no noise apart from a very infrequent station announcement which may have just caught the wind. Overall, you will be guaranteed a very pleasant sleep.
The staff at the Grosvenor Hotel were excellent and the hotel is pristine with a very ornate and impressive foyer.
I already mentioned the Grand Imperial restaurant but the hotel has a second restaurant called The Brasserie – we tried both restaurants and both are well worth experiencing. I will be including a review of both restaurants very soon.
The breakfasts are very good and are held in the Brasserie area. Plenty of choice and no rush with great coffee to get you started for the day.
The Grosvenor Hotel location is great, only a 60 second walk to Victoria station with bus stops outside also. If you are flying into Gatwick then the Gatwick Express will get you direct to Victoria and the Grosvenor Hotel would be ideal for you.
This was a wonderful stay and we will certainly be back.
Grosvenor Hotel, London Victoria – Hotel Information
Hotel Website : https://www.guoman.com/en/london/the-grosvenor.html
Grosvenor Hotel, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0SJ, England