Cool: Hyatt Great Scotland Yard’s 5-Story Townhouse

Cool: Hyatt Great Scotland Yard’s 5-Story Townhouse

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Great Scotland Yard is a Hyatt Unbound Collection hotel in London, located in the building of the historic London Metropolitan police station. The hotel is popular with World of Hyatt loyalists, and it’s a property I’m planning on checking out the next time I’m in London.

The hotel has officially launched a unique concept that I wasn’t previously familiar with, which I wanted to cover in this post. While it’s not cheap, there aren’t many hotels offering something like this, and there’s at least a good offer available for it right now.

The No1 Townhouse at Great Scotland Yard

In addition to standard guest rooms and suites, Great Scotland Yard also has the No1 Townhouse, which is a Georgian-front private residence. The townhouse is 2,153 square feet, and is spread out over five stories.

Great Scotland Yard townhouse exterior

You’re quite literally booking a townhouse adjacent to the hotel, with the benefit of still having access to all the hotel’s amenities and services. You can access the townhouse directly, or alternatively there’s a secret entrance from the hotel straight into the townhouse.

All guess staying in the No1 Townhouse receive full English breakfast served either in the townhouse or the hotel’s restaurant, a Fortnum & Mason gift hamper, a fully stocked kitchen fridge, packing and unpacking services, and complimentary transportation to & from London airports or train stations.

Below you can find a floorplan for the No1 Townhouse, which features a cellar, kitchen, family room, dining room, study, lounge, and two bedrooms.

Great Scotland Yard townhouse floorplan

Below are some pictures of the very cool-looking townhouse.

Great Scotland Yard townhouse lounge
Great Scotland Yard townhouse lounge
Great Scotland Yard townhouse lounge
Great Scotland Yard townhouse study
Great Scotland Yard townhouse dining room
Great Scotland Yard townhouse dining room
Great Scotland Yard townhouse kitchen
Great Scotland Yard townhouse bedroom
Great Scotland Yard townhouse bedroom
Great Scotland Yard townhouse bathroom

How expensive is the Great Scotland Yard townhouse?

As you’d expect, pricing for the No1 Townhouse varies a bit. Generally speaking, it seems that the advance purchase rate starts at just under £2,000 per night, while the flexible rate starts at just over £2,500 per night. Rather impressively, the hotel generally has a 24-hour flexible cancelation policy, which you don’t typically find for a specialty accommodation like this.

Flexible rate at Great Scotland Yard No1 Townhouse

However, there’s a way to do better. For stays through April 30, 2023, the Hyatt Privé program is offering a third night free on all room types (including the townhouse) at Great Scotland Yard. Note that the Hyatt Privé rate would be equal to the standard published rate, which is not the same as the advance purchase rate, member rate, etc.

It seems like most nights the standard rate is £2,550, so with a third night free, you’d be looking at paying an average of £1,700 per night. On top of that you’d receive the standard Hyatt Privé perks, including a $100 property credit to use during your stay. Breakfast is also included with all bookings of the townhouse, plus airport transfers, as mentioned above.

Obviously this is pricey, but it’s in line with what you’d pay for two standard rooms at many of London’s top hotels, and for that you’re getting a townhouse, World of Hyatt points, and a lot more. Obviously that’s not for everyone, though I know it will interest some.

Ford and his team are happy to help with Hyatt Privé bookings at Great Scotland Yard for all room types, and can be reached at [email protected]

Bottom line

I’m always intrigued by unique accommodation options at major points hotels, and I’d say this one qualifies. Great Scotland Yard has a five-story townhouse adjacent to the hotel, which guests can book directly with Hyatt. I think for a certain type of consumer (and especially a World of Hyatt loyalist), this is quite an awesome accommodation option, if you can swing it.

What do you make of the concept of the No1 Townhouse?

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  1. 9volt Member

    Just what I always wanted. Hiking 5 flights of stairs to get to my bedroom every night.

  2. 23H Guest

    The Rosewood in DC (Georgetown) has similar townhouse options.

  3. Emily Guest

    I was surprised to learn that it only costs GBP2500 per night. I would not call that pricey for the floor space in return.

    The décor on the other hand...

    1. Lone Gunman Guest

      If you look at VRBO pricing for a three-bedroom flat in Mayfair, you will find similar pricing.

  4. Stuart Guest

    The Como's Metropolitan has had similar for a few years in adjacent owned townhomes and apartments. They have far better options of multiple layouts and pricing with the same amenities from the hotel. I booked it once with some friends and was fun. Of course, no points with Como, but they are still a wonderful little boutique brand.

  5. Carrie Member

    The rates appear reasonable, even moderate, when compared with other London options of similar ilk. I am eager to sample this offering but lament the interiors are not a little more 'daring'.

  6. Malc Member

    A typo: "All guess staying in the No1 Townhouse..." > should be "All guests..."

  7. Merv Guest

    So basically an Airbnb but with a Hyatt brand name that allows it to charge 10x the price.

    1. Lukas Guest

      Please provide us wirh the London 5 story townhouse incl breakfast, airport transfer, etc. that you’ve found on Airbnb for £170 a night. Thanks!

    2. Eve Guest

      You are not paying for 5 storey of building!!!

      Also you can find many Airbnb in high rises and “townhouses” even in expensive areas like Chelsea and Kensington for £200-700 easily

      Also airport transfer is barely £100 with a Uber, so I don’t see the point in complaining

    3. Bratty Guest

      You failed reading comprehension and math?

    4. Lone Gunman Guest

      The place in the article is in Whitehall. WHERE is the place you have mentioned?

    5. Antonio Guest

      In Jack the Ripper's townhouse I guess. For sure its cheap as well as dull.

  8. Mike Guest

    I've stayed at the 'normal' hotel here and the pictures don't do it justice. The hotel is kept in exceptional shape, but more than that, the service is above and beyond for the hotel category. It's a great hotel and I look forward to going again soon.

    Management and team seem to be really on their A Game, so I imagine this will also be a great experience.

  9. Julie Guest

    My husband and I stayed in the Sherlock Suite for a week in February 2020. It was so beautiful, quirky, fun, and well run that I can't wait to stay there again. The daily breakfast was always outstanding and the afternoon tea is highly recommended. The decor is fabulous. Location is perfect, right around the corner from Trafalgar Square.
    Like many of you, we've been lucky to travel to and stay at some awesome...

    My husband and I stayed in the Sherlock Suite for a week in February 2020. It was so beautiful, quirky, fun, and well run that I can't wait to stay there again. The daily breakfast was always outstanding and the afternoon tea is highly recommended. The decor is fabulous. Location is perfect, right around the corner from Trafalgar Square.
    Like many of you, we've been lucky to travel to and stay at some awesome places---this is one of the most interesting and fun places we've been.

  10. Mark G Guest

    The modern decor inside is a bit of a let down.

  11. Petri Diamond

    I want to try it. So typically British decor. But I'll probably wait until your review.

  12. Anthony J Naro Guest

    I didn't see a life/elevator in the floor plans. Is there one?

  13. Don Kedick Guest

    Looking forward to having loud sex with my wife in this townhome rather than a standard room where we would disturb our neighbors.

    1. Lone Gunman Guest

      If it is your wife who is loud, please open the windows. If it is you who is loud, please keep them closed.

    2. Super Member

      So kind of you to spare your neighbors hearing you last 15 seconds

  14. Steve Diamond

    Looking forward to the future review Lucky!

  15. Ed Guest

    Did they get Carrie Johnson in to do the decor? there are some horrendously tasteless choices.

    1. Bagoly Guest

      Family Room is indeed awful.
      But my biggest problem would be those TV screens.
      I'm sure they would remove them for a stay if one asked in advance, but did they think to make it so that things looks sensible once they are removed?

  16. FNT Delta Diamond Guest

    There is no such person as “HRH The King of Scotland.”

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Ed Guest

Did they get Carrie Johnson in to do the decor? there are some horrendously tasteless choices.

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Don Kedick Guest

Looking forward to having loud sex with my wife in this townhome rather than a standard room where we would disturb our neighbors.

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Emily Guest

I was surprised to learn that it only costs GBP2500 per night. I would not call that pricey for the floor space in return. The décor on the other hand...

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