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“Good, clean, basic accommodation in brilliant location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Civil Service Club

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Civil Service Club
Ranked #132 of 567 London B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good, clean, basic accommodation in brilliant location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Lovely building on relatively quiet street near to Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and the Embankment. The room was a good size but basic - I would liken to student accommodation - though the colour scheme wasn't to my taste. Small bathroom (shower room) with not much control over the temperature of the water. Good supply of tea, coffee and milk, clean room, wi-fi and flatscreen TV with good Freeview reception. Friendly and helpful staff on reception. A good bar downstairs. Breakfast OK. Good value if you are happy with clean but basic.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Curly_helmar
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stay in the Club for a weekend every January it is in an excellent location in Great Scotland Yard just a few hundred yards away from Trafalgar Square.
It is only available to club members.
Membership is open to serving and retired Civil Servants

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank h0mejames99
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

I assumed the hotel part of the club would be dilapidated and old, happily I was wrong, air conditioning, clean and modern bathrooms, fantastic breakfast, great atmosphere in the bar area. Clearly a very well looked after club. Highly recommended, a great stay....

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank fareappraisal
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
144 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

I have used the Civil Service Club for post parade events for 3 years. The management is extremely flexible, staff always helpful and courteous. Bar food is good and bar prices are very reasonable for central London.

An unhesitating recommendation for those entitled to join.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Paul Q
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Derbyshire, UK
Level Contributor
50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

First off I will say this is a private club rather than hotel as such but wow what a location, and a nice cheap option for a London club for anyone in the civil service or working for a company that was once civil service! Working in Whitehall, just at the end of the street, want to visit the National Gallary and Trafalgar Square, about 2 min walk around the corner. Coming by train? Charing Cross and Embankment tube at the other end of the street. London Eye, The Mall, Houses of Parliament all within a few minutes.
Rooms fairly standard London budget hotel (thinking Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express etc) a bit cheaper but as I say way better location than most of those. Air con in all the rooms which was certainly welcome as London was well into 30s when I was there.
Only ate breakfast there but everything was freshly cooked to order rather the usual London offering of luke warm buffet. Staff very pleasant and helpful and certainly treat you as a member rather than a customer.

Room Tip: The lift only covers 4 of the 5 floors so let them know if you find stairs difficult
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank davkt
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

My daughter is a civil servant and booked this hotel for me for my week in London. I was given a large double room. My package included 4 evening meals, which I didn't need, but the helpful receptionist explained that it was still cheaper to take the package than book room only. In the event, I was able to take those prepaid meals at lunchtime. The place is a little dated, but that adds to its charm. An ideal base for sightseeing, within walking distance of a lot of places. The Met horse stables are a couple of doors away, which means that you will often get the chance to see the beautiful horses returning from work. The staff were friendly and helpful and the reasonable bar prices make it a good choice fro lunch. My only minus is that I returned from the Stones concert before midnight, only to find the gate locked- had to ring for the porter to let me in. Otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable stay

Room Tip: Only 1 lift, so may be a wait around mealtimes
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Janet O
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Tavira, Portugal
Level Contributor
179 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

The hotel is in a very good position near Trafalgar Square, The Mall, The London Eye (across the river), Charing Cross Station etc. Inside the building is showing signs of its age; there is only one four person lift to the fourth floor, and if you are on the fifth, then you have to climb a narrow staircase. Rooms are a bit on the small side - fine for a couple of nights, but not much longer - a little claustrophobic! Food is fine, no complaints. Service is good.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Stuart B
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Property: Civil Service Club
Address: 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, London, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
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Ranked #132 of 567 B&Bs / Inns in London
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Civil Service Club Hotel London

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