We booked this hotel based on a special available through bookings.com, the rate included 3 nights accommodation and continental breakfast each morning. This was our last stop of our 5 week holiday before heading home to Oz and I wanted to treat us to an extra special stay. As a family group traveling on a budget, this stay in London was our one super extravagant splurge and it couldn't have been more perfect. We had a family room which had two double beds, which our 11 year old thought was fantastic and made the most of. Our only complaint was lack of space for storage, but hey we're in London not Australia - so don't expect rooms to be overly big. On the plus side for me this meant that the husband and son had to make sure they didn't just dump things willy nilly as they are wont to do. Tucked into a side street opposite New Scotland Yard, St Ermin's couldn't be more conveniently located. Less than a minute from two entrances to St James underground, within 5 minutes walk to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Parliament House in one direction; and 5 minutes walk to Buckingham Palace in the other direction.
For me the hotel was something out of a story book, and when our taxi pulled up into the courtyard on our arrival it just took our breath away. We were all entranced. We were met with extremely warm and friendly welcomes from all the staff and check-in was a breeze. I couldn't speak more highly of the staff, especially our two doorman - who couldn't have been more helpful answering our questions and providing advice. Thanks ever so much!
My husband always turns his nose up when he sees the words "continental breakfast", because as far as he's concerned that's what he has at home. However "continental breakfast" here is nothing like that. Offerings included cereals, yoghurts, fruit, pastries, breads, cheeses, cold cuts, muffins and the list goes on. So if you're having to pay for the breakfast it was great value and there would be no need to upgrade to the full breakfast.
I highly recommend staying here for a luxurious treat and I can't wait to experience another MGallery Collection hotel as they have now become my favourite.