Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London

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Average rate: $132 - Hotel class: 4 stars
108 Baker Street, London, United Kingdom

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Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London Reviews

effioren effioren
3 reviews
nice hotel good location Apr 09, 2015
The hotel is a little old need some refreshment but good location nice staff and clean rooms. If you need to work - this is not the place to be there is no business center and the guest computer is from the 80's...they also have small gym and souna open late and nice guest room with books which can relax in lobby with some friends..They are asking for minimum 450 characters as if we leave reviews need to be a book writer so I had to add all this crap since there is not much to say hey its only hotel bed shower you know...
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gardkarlsen gardkarl…
149 reviews
Sauna experience at night in the room Apr 26, 2011
We stayed at Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes during Easter of 2011 (from April 19th to April 24th) and I booked it online. We found the hotel without any problems (after all we use Google StreetView for what it is worth) but entering the hotel is a bit weird – you enter right into a small desk and a bar and I was a bit confused at first. But then I looked further into the room and noticed the check in desk was further in. Check in was fast and we were assigned to room 310 – there is just one small lift that can be slow but at least you don’t have to carry the suitcase to the room. I normally just used the stairs when coming down as I didn’t want to wait around for the lift but note that the stairs are a bit steep and narrow.

The room we got was a pretty decent size compared to other London hotels we have stayed at. The walls were painted in light yellow and there were light wooden floors. All in all the room looked pretty new and fresh so first impression was very good. The king-size bed was not too bad but it was a bit “springy” but at least soft enough for me – it only had one duvet but that didn’t turn out to be a problem – I’ll get back to that later on.

In the room there was a flat screen TV, there was a minibar that we didn’t use, a desk and chair – the desk had lots of plugs for charging our phones and stuff and we actually didn’t need to use the converter as one of the sockets fit to our Norwegian plugs. We had a window to Baker street and there was a bit of noise from the street but it was not a huge problem. There was enough light in the room but it was a bit weird that the switch to turn on my reading light over the bed was located at the other side of the bed – and vice versa. I think they must have done a mistake with the wiring ;-)

The wardrobe contained a few hangers but it was a bit on the small side for the two of us as it also contained the ironing board/iron and a safe. But it was at least great that there was an iron in the first place. I like the fact that the floors are wooden compared to carpets but it also introduce a few other challenges – our floor seemed to make a bit of squeaking noises when we walked around in the room. There were also some squeaking noises from our desk when the people in the room next door were walking around.

The bathroom was quite stylish – a bit on the small side but with tiles on floor and walls and with a proper shower corner that avoided splashing and good towels. The shower pressure was very unpredictable – one second I was blasted with great water pressure and the next there were hardly any water – I guess that happens when many take a shower at the same time? The amenities was limited to shampoo, shower gel, lotion and shower cap but the shampoo and soap was not bad at all. One thing that was a bit unorthodox was the door between the room and the bathroom – it is a glass sliding door. It is more or less frosted but it doesn’t provide 100% privacy.

The hotel had a pretty good internet policy – you could get an internet connection for free via wi-fi but it was a slow line or you could pay for it to get a better connection. Not a bad solution in my opinion. There are also a couple of PC’s located in the lobby area near the elevator and it seems like the user there was free of charge.

The location of the hotel is quite good – located on Baker Street it is only a couple of minutes away from the Baker Street tube station and this station has a couple of good subway lines to get around London. It is also possible to walk to Oxford Street in like 10 minutes. There are lots of places to eat in the area – we did not have breakfast included in the hotel but we could get breakfast at places like Eat, Starbucks, Pret a Manger, Canteen etc.

But I also have to mention things that were not that great. The room was quite warm when we checked in but I adjusted the air-con to 15 degrees as I thought that would solve the problem – but at night we woke up and we were soaking wet and the air-con did not seem to have any effect to the temperature at all. Some friends of ours also stayed in the hotel and they had the same problem and on Gowalla I saw a comment about the same thing (and that comment was given in the middle of winter). So in the end we have to turn off the air-con and open the window but that resulted in a bit of noise from the street. I see this is a problem noted several times in other TripAdvisor reviews and the hotel has an explanation but it doesn’t really matter – if you have an air-con you expected to work not to turn the room into a sauna.

The squeaking noise that I have mentioned already was also a bit annoying.


All in all this is a pretty decent hotel and the room looked quite new and fresh. The location is also quite good and it is easy to get around from here. But I’m not sure I would stay there again – the sauna experience in the room combined with the fact that it was kinda pricey for a room with no breakfast. Note that the frosted bathroom door can be a bit of a problem if you want some privacy from your fellow roommate. But kudos to General Manager Pascale Fioretti for taking the time to give feedback on reviews posted on TripAdvisor.

I paid 710 GBP for 5 nights (including taxes but excluding breakfast) – that is about 235 USD per night.
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Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London Overview

Located on the famous Baker Street, the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel London is near the tube station. It is also only a few meters away from Madame Tussaud's, Regent's Park, Sherlock Holmes's Museum, the London Zoo, and the West End theatre district, providing easy access to London's famous shopping venues.

The 119 guestrooms at the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel London are individually furnished, all have high-speed Internet access; plasma screen TV-s, minibar, laptop safe, private bathrooms with mosaic tiles, wooden furniture, and raised-bowl basins.

The Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel London's guests can enjoy the award winning Sherlock Grill`s specialties ,all prepared from the freshest organic ingredients or relax by the bar's open fire, or enjoy a cocktail in the outside seating area on warm evenings. The hotel also offers meeting and business facilities as well 24 hours room service.

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • News Stand
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Modem / Data Port
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Laptop
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Ticket Service
  • Facsimile
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Disabled Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Steam Bath
  • Beauty Salon
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Cots
  • Highchairs
  • Executive Floor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Bedding/Pillow Choices

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