• Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

Cool: The 5-story townhouse at Hyatt Great Scotland Yard

ByRandall B. Phelps

Aug 3, 2022

Great Scotland Yard is a Hyatt Unbound Collection hotel in London, located in the historic London Metropolitan Police Station building. The hotel is popular with World of Hyatt loyalists, and it’s a property I plan to visit next time I’m in London.

The hotel has officially launched a unique concept that I didn’t know about before, 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 one good deal available for it right now.

Townhouse No. 1 at Great Scotland Yard

In addition to standard rooms and suites, The Great Scotland Yard also has Townhouse No. 1, which is a private Georgian residence. The townhouse measures 2,153 square feet and spans five stories.

Great Scotland Yard townhouse exterior

You are literally booking a townhouse adjacent to the hotel, with the benefit of still having access to all hotel amenities and services. You can access the townhouse directly, or there is a secret hotel entrance directly into the townhouse.

All guests staying in Townhouse No1 receive a full English breakfast served in the townhouse or in the hotel restaurant, Fortnum & Mason gift basket, fully stocked kitchen fridge, laundry services packing and unpacking and free transport to and from London airports or train stations. .

Below is a floor plan for Townhouse #1, which includes a basement, kitchen, family room, dining room, office, living room, and two bedrooms.

Great Scotland Yard townhouse floor plan

Here are some photos of the very cool townhouse.

Great Scotland Yard townhouse kitchen
Large Scotland Yard townhouse cellar
Great Scotland Yard Townhouse Family Room
Great Dining Room in Scotland Yard Townhouse
Great living room in Scotland Yard townhouse
Great living room in Scotland Yard townhouse
Large Scotland Yard Townhouse Study
Large bedroom in Scotland Yard townhouse
Large bathroom in Scotland Yard townhouse

How much is the Great Scotland Yard townhouse?

As you might expect, the price of the No1 townhouse varies quite a bit. Generally speaking, it looks like 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 usually has a flexible 24-hour cancellation policy, which you don’t usually find for specialty accommodation like this.

Flexible rate at Great Scotland Yard No1 Townhouse

However, there is 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 Townhouse) at Great Scotland Yard. Note that the Hyatt Privé rate would be equal to the published standard rate, which is not the same as the advance purchase rate, member rate, etc.

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

Sure, it’s pricey, but it’s about what you’d pay for two standard rooms in most of London’s top hotels, and for that you get a townhouse, World of Hyatt points and more. Obviously it’s not for everyone, although I know it will be of interest to some.

Ford and its team are happy to help you with Hyatt Privé reservations at Great Scotland Yard for all room types, and can be contacted at [email protected]

At the end of the line

I’m always intrigued by unique lodging options at larger 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 devotee), this is a pretty impressive lodging option, if you can rock it.

What do you think of the No1 townhouse concept?