Sherlock Holmes Hotel

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Sherlock Holmes Hotel

, London
4 star

Rooms: 119

108 Baker Street - London - England - W1U 6LJ - United Kingdom 20-7486-6161
539 Traveller

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5/10
Trendy But Needs Some Attention
Submitted by: Julia in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
The decor and design ideas were contemporary yet comfortable. Generally the hotel had a nice ambience but I go the impression that they were very short staffed. Unfortunately the rooms were in some need of repair and attention. We moved rooms because a shower door was falling off it's hinges (the cleaners could not have missed it!!!!!) and the second bedroom, while there was no need for repairs, it was in need of redecorating due to wear and tear. Do not share a twin room with someone you don't know very well. There is very little privacy with a glass door to the toilet!!! If I were to stay again, I would call in advance to ensure a suitable room which does not need attention!!!
8/10
Great Place For Your Money
Submitted by: J Wood in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
I was very happily surprised with the quality of the rooms and staff at the Sherlock Holmes. I got a great rate online ($150/night) and was thrilled to find a very comfortable room. The room was not big but it was nicely appointed with nice linens, and a clean, modern design aesthetic. Very happy with the hotel!

The only drawbacks: located on a busy street and a little bit of a distance from the major tourist attractions.

Overall, I liked the hotel very much and would definitely stay in it again.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Sherlock Holmes Hotel

Nice hotel with incredible deco

from jahnivar
We spent 4 nights in mid July 2004. I was a bit nervous after reading many negative posts on tripadvisor.com (read after I made my reservation). Since some wrote there was no ensuite bathroom I called and mailed about this, and was confirmed that the room had bathroom and toilet. The reception area was nice looking, but the staff could be a bit more positive and friendly. The room we got was on the second floor, facing a brick wall. Actually I was happy for this, since I remembered many complaints here on tripadvisor.com about traffic noise from Baker street. The room was very nice looking - with one of the most comfortable beds I ever slept in! Nice also with a lot of pillows in different colours... The bathroom was trendy and very nice looking, with a nice tub/shower. Air-condition did work ok.

In the middle of the third night (1am) we were waked up by the fire alarm - an absolutely horribel and shocking experience since we were sleeping. It was very hard to get in touch with the reception - the situation seemed not under control. This ruined the whole night. The next evening the SAME THING happened - but this time as early as 9 pm. About half-and-hour later they interrupted the TV-signals with a message regretting the alarm. Not good enough, even if the fire alarm is for our safety.

The hotel is located in Baker Street, with several bus stops right outside. Short walk to the Subway as well, but we used mostly the buses towards Oxford Street etc. For only £ 2,5 per person per day you can travel with all buses.

Next to the hotel is also Starbucks, Costa, Coffee Republic and others. We did not eat breakfast at the hotel (£ 12 per person per day) - instead we had beautiful coffee and fresh panninis at Coffee Republic etc.

There is a lot of nice restaurants, but not immediate to the hotel. A short walk in almost any direction results in many nice restaurants in different price- and quality ranges.

We would for sure recommend the hotel. We paid average price of £ 98 for the room per night - which is affordable for such a nice AC-room with bed, bath etc.

PS! The usual "bible" in this room is a complete set of Sherlock Holmes for free use... You can almost feel the presence of Sherlock Holmes... Many of the walls have SH deco.

s the luxury?

from A TripAdvisor Member
We'd booked the Sherlok Holmes because the Victoria Park Plaza was full. It's a charming hotel, ideally located near Oxford Street en the tube. The staff was ok, but not always really attentive. Our room didn't have a bath and was very, very small. Not really four star deluxe worthy... We got a very good deal on the roomrate, but I'd never pay the full € 124,00 for this kind of room.

Very nice hotel!!!!!

from TheNetherlandsAnky
We have been here end of May for 3 nights, the location is super, bus stops before the hotel, and is close to Bakerstreet Station. We liked it very much, nice breakfeast, good room and beds, the airco was working, and late at night when al the pubs were closed, we can get a glass of wine in the hotelbar. Next time we go again to Sherlock Holmes Hotel. AvT.

Sherlock Holmes

from A TripAdvisor Member
I recently visited the gorgeous city of London for the first time and stayed in the Sherlock Holmes hotel. The prices are outrageous for the types of rooms you're offered. The staff was little help of any kind. The location is superb, just a block or so from the nearest train station. Although our room was non-smoking, it stunk of being heavily smoked in for years. The food was average and again those prices quite high for the quality offered. Get out to London, but there's got to be something better than this.

Disappointing stay

from Bollington06
This is my 2nd visit to this hotel. While the rooms are nicely designed, the beds are reasonably firm, and it's in a great location, the air conditioning in the rooms do not work. This was true in March when I was here and again tonight, April 26. I believed them in March when they told me it was a 'shoulder month' and 'unseasonably hot.' But it's not a shoulder month anymore and they should simply have the AC on a proper cool setting. It is so hot in my room that I cannot sleep. False advertising regarding the AC basically. My advice: if you can come when it's cold outdoors and for less than £100 per night, you'll probably love it here. But if you're planning to be here between March and October and you like a cool room or are paying business rates, probably best to stay elsewhere. The staff was less than helpful - told me to 'fill out the feedback card' and 'open a window,' which lets the street noise in, doesn't cool the room since it's hot outside too and makes me feel unsafe (as a single woman alone in a room only 1 floor up). It's a shame, since it's a nice hotel with loads of potential.

Loved the Sherlock Holmes Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at hotel from April 8 - April 11. Found the hotel to be quite lovely. The rooms were clean and well kept. All the hotel staff from the front desk to the bar staff to restaurant and housekeeping were all friendly and courteous. Heating system was a little difficult to figure out and the fogged bathroom doors took a little getting used to but it was not a big deal. I would definitely choose to go back there during my next stay in London.

I Hope Everyone Enjoyed the Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Well, in November 2003 I booked 2 rooms for 8 nites for End March 2004.
I confirmed the Hotel about a week prior to arrival. Got there the morning of check in, only to be informed they had no rooms. I cannot objectively give an opinion on the Hotel as I never did see the inside of the rooms nor the courteousness of any of the staff. Its a shame I guess, because it sounded real nice and, we did a lot of research and, read a lot of reviews before finally picking the Sherlock Holmes.

Great Little Hotel

from clevelandtravelgirl
Great hotel, booked through hotels and got a great deal, on our stay March 14-22. Room decor was nice and bathroom was great, a previous reviewer said that the half glass partition in tub was a problem but all bathrooms in Europe are pretty much like that in my experience. Room was clean, they only provide duvet cover but if you ask they will give you a sheet. Room was clean except for the last day we were there, they came to clean late (3pm, which was unusual) and we walked in and then left while they finished up, when we returned the bathroom floor was not cleaned and beds were hastily made but other than that the stay was perfect. The atmosphere of the hotel is great, like a little home away from home, front desk staff were always friendly, especially with our requests for extra towels and sheets all the time. We did not have a noise problem but our room was on the inside. It did take us awhile to figure out the heating system, it is a little confusing. The twins, Alex and Sebastian behind the bar were fantastic and went the extra mile for their guests. The conceirge (jack??) don't remember his name was very good in booking our day trip and for restaurant reccomendations. The location as stated in other reviews is ideal. We would stay here again.

Charming and cozy.

from JoyceNH
My friend and I stayed at the Sherlock Holmes from Feb. 21-27, 2004. We booked on Expedia for $150/night including tax and continental breakfast. A little worried because of some of the reviews here but we chose it because it was located near Regent's College where my daughter is and we wanted to be close by. We arrived at 8:30 AM in hopes of storing our luggage for the day but our room was available for us.
Lovely clean room (non-smoking) with comfortable bed and beautiful bathroom just as on the web site. Those frosted doors are the only drawback. No view because it was in the back of the building but no street noise either.Continental breakfast was incredible with five kinds of cereal, juice, fruit, cold ham, turkey, and salmon, jams, rolls, croissants, yogurt, cheeses, tomatoes and cucumbers and I'm sure I've forgotten some things! And very pleasant wait staff.The hotel is in a convenient, bustling location, only 5 minute walk to Baker St.
Tube, 10 minute walk to Oxford St. The neighborhood is full of all types of restaurants and cafes from inexpensive to fine dining.To dispute an earlier review, the front desk staff and concierges were wonderful to us and helpful with suggestions for things to do and places to go. The night before we left, the concierge was not available so we asked the front desk to leave a message for him to book us a cab for early in the morning. Everything was taken care of and when we checked out they even let us go in the dining room before it opened to get a quick bite to eat and they made check out as quick and easy as possible. Loved the area, loved the hotel, loved the staff. Would definitely stay there again.

Enjoyable Stay with a few Quirks

from OCMichelle
We stayed at the Sherlock Holmes from February 3rd through the 9th. Our room was on the 2nd floor facing Baker Street. We did not have any noise problems from the street (as someone previously stated) as the room had two windows. The outside glass is a noise reducer, and the inside glass is the regular window. We immediately requested two complimentary bathrobes when we arrived, which was a nice touch. Also, the front desk called up about 2 hours after we arrived to make sure everything was OK and we were comfortable. The room seemed incredibly warm the first 2 days and we actually slept with our window open. Then, suddenly, the temperature went back to normal. WE could n't figure out how to turn our lights on for about 20 minutes until we realized you have to put the room key into a little tray in order to activate power in the room. We ate in the restaurant the first night and thought the food was excellent, both of us being vegetarians. The concierge service was spotty, our first day we asked her to help us map out the tube ride to Buckingham Palace and she seemed totally at a loss as to how to help us, which seems strange that a concierge would not know how to get to a major tourist attraction! She also seemed as though she couldn't understand what we were saying. The other concierge (a blond man) was much more capable, making excellent dinner and theatre recommendations.
Otherwise we thought the Sherlock Holmes was in an excellent locale, right down the street from a major tube station, next door to a little market, and across the street from a post office. Another odd thing, they didn't charge our card for the room until almost three weeks after we had arrived home. It was pricey ($280/night) but overall a pleasant stay.

Top Local Tips for London

TKTS Its' well worth going to the TKTS(Tickets) booth at Leicester Square to get half price tickets to the theater that day. Be there at 10 a.m. on weekdays, and noon on Sunday.

Dinner Book dinner in the hotel, even if you don't stay there- as it's great!

Getting Around Buy a saver pass on the tube, we bought a three day one for £16. Aloows you unlimiited access in zones 1 and 2 which covers all the toursit areas acroos the city. We were on and off all day and night, great value!

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Other names for Sherlock Holmes Hotel

  • sherlock holmes hotel
  • park plaza london
  • london park plaza
  • Address: 108 Baker Street - London - England - W1U 6LJ - United Kingdom
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