Monday, 4 August 2014

The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria: a Review

We were recently invited to spend one night 
at a four star hotel in central London. 

We promptly said yes, packed our bags, 
and hopped on a District line train. 

A few stops later,
we were in the heart of London,
at Victoria station. 

Ready to indulge in the old-time grandeur 
of one of London's oldest purpose built hotels.

The Grosvenor Hotel

A Mum in London

The Hotel 

Built in 1862 just next to Victoria Station,
The Grosvenor was once considered
the most luxurious hotel in London.

Having undergone a recent refurbishment,
The Grosvenor can proudly reclaim its past glory.

The grandeur and opulence
is evident right away in the lobby.

A sparkling chandelier & amazing flower centrepiece
steal the show,
while the warm welcome from the staff
makes you feel at home right away.

A Mum in London

Staying at The Grosvenor  

We were given an Executive Room, 
with a king size bed and a walk-in closet 
{the dream}. 

The bed was huge and very comfortable, 
and was spacious enough for the three of us 
{the Toddler slept in the middle}. 

The spacious bathroom was equipped 
with a high pressure shower head 
and luxury toiletries from Penhaligon's 
{an ideal way of relaxing after a long day}. 

The little touches like the handwritten welcoming card, 
the bag of treats, the soft teddy for the Toddler 
and the free and easy to access Wi-fi 
were duly appreciated. 

Plus, executive room guests enjoy 
complimentary access to the Club Lounge, 
where one can have breakfast, 
or enjoy a complimentary drink. 

Eating at The Grosvenor

We had dinner at the hotel's Brasserie,  
a warm & cosy restaurant with a dimly lit dining room, 
perfect for an intimate dinner. 

The menu features classic feel-good brasserie dishes, 
like moules mariniรจres, club sandwich, rib eye with chips 
and an array of appetizing salads and starters. 

We had the traditional fish & chips (£14.50), 
which according to Mr K was the best fish & chips we has ever had, 
the vegetarian risotto with wild mushrooms (£12.50) 
and the Toddler had a croque monsieur (£10.50) 
followed by a scrumptious ice-cream sundae. 

The portions were enormous and the food was genuinely good, 
and I would definitely recommend the Grosvenor's Brasserie 
if you are looking to enjoy a nice meal in an exquisite setting. 

Plus, they have high chairs & child-friendly dishes 
{like the club sandwich & sausages with mash potatoes} 
for the little ones. 

Sightseeing from The Grosvenor 

The Grosvenor Hotel is ideally situated 
for visiting London's most iconic landmarks on foot 
{the tube station is only 2 min away if walking is not your thing}.

I'd suggest you start with Buckingham Palace 
{a 10 minute walk from The Grosvenor}, 
to see the Changing the Guard.

Then stroll through the beautiful St James's Park 
where you'll get amazing views of London's skyline at the Blue Bridge
{if you have children, they can let off steam at the playground}.

Next, I'd recommend you pass through the Horse Guards 
to see the most beautiful horses 
and take some snaps in front of 10 Downing Street.

Five minutes from the Prime Minister's home 
you'll find London's most famous landmarks:
the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey & the London Eye 
{all a 25 minute walk from The Grosvenor}. 

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In a nutshell: The Grosvenor is a grand London hotel, 
where one can enjoy a very comfortable stay, 
good food, excellent service 
and an ideal location for sightseeing. 

The Grosvenor Hotel101 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0SJ.
Rooms from ~ £250.

We enjoyed a complimentary stay & dinner at The Grosvenor Hotel. 
All views and wording our own.

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