London, United Kingdom

Covent Garden Hotel

Rates per night from$304.21

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP230.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Low-key London luxury

Setting

West End world

The Covent Garden Hotel is perfectly situated for all that the West End has to offer. A tasteful bastion of civility for the well-heeled traveller, the hotel also works hard to create a comfortable and laid-back home-away-from home atmosphere, all just steps away from theatre, galleries, shopping, dining and clubbing. The public spaces have a traditional club feel, with dark wood panelling and antique furnishings and the wonderful cosy bedrooms are a welcome respite after a night out too late on the town.

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Cocktails for two in the hotel bar

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Fifty-eight.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $304.21 (£230), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast. Order hot food from the a la carte menu and take your pick from the buffet breakfast for £28.50 a person.

Also

Book restaurants and theatre tickets well in advance.

At the hotel

Gym, beauty room (book treatments in advance), library, state-of-the-art cinema and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TVs, iPod docks, Kit Kemp's range of Rik Rak bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The Loft Suite is where Armani’s fashion entourage often stay.

Packing tips

Opera glasses.

Also

Classic films are screened on Saturdays at 8pm – tickets are £40 a person and come with a two-course meal.

Children

Welcome. The hotel can arrange babysitting with advance notice and cots (free for children two and under) or extra beds (£65) in parents' rooms.

Food and Drink

Photos Covent Garden Hotel food and drink

Top Table

Ask for a table away from the entrance.

Dress Code

No jacket required.

Hotel restaurant

Brasserie Max serves fabulous Modern European. Breakfast is from 7am to 11am.

Last orders

11pm in both restaurant and bar.

Room service

24 hours.

Location

Photos Covent Garden Hotel location
Address
Covent Garden Hotel
10 Monmouth Street
London
WC2H 9HB
United Kingdom

Planes

London Heathrow is a 40-minute drive from the hotel.

Trains

Tube stations are within easy reach – there's Covent Garden (on the Piccadilly line) and Holborn (on the Central and Northern lines). The overland stations at Charing Cross, Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras (for the Eurostar) are around a 10-minute taxi journey away.

Automobiles

You're in the heart of London's theatre district and a motor is unnecessary. Stick to your legs, buses and Tubes.

Worth getting out of bed for

The West End's best theatres are on your doorstep, as is the Royal Opera House. The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are a short walk away, as is the quiter Courtauld Art Gallery and Sir John Soane's Museum. See the city from the London Eye, or on a riverboat cruise from Embankment all the way down to Greenwich (or take a cheaper tour on the Thames Clipper – you can even buy a bottle of champagne on-board). There's always something on at Somerset House; from ice-skating in the winter, outdoor films in the courtyard and concerts in the summer.

Locally, Neal Street is the neighbourhood's main shopping thoroughfare, make a pit stop in colourful Neal's Yard to stock up on fine cheeses and herbal lotions and potions. Rummage around in Jubilee Market Hall and pause by the Actor's Church (AKA St Paul's) to browse its big-name memorial plaques.

For more things to do in London, check-out our private, insider-led SideStory experiences.

Local restaurants

Le Caprice is fantastic for people-watching. Hakkasan has some of the best Modern Asian fare in London. Celebrity favourite the Ivy Market Grill is right in the heart of Covent Garden. Head to the Savoy Grill on The Strand for the best in Modern British. Mon Plaisir on Monmouth Street is the oldest French restaurant in London and a fun place for a pre-theatre meal. The city outpost of Richmond's immensely popular Petersham Nurseries, the Petersham serves farm-to-table dishes in a space bedecked with flowers and eye-catching modern art. Rules is one of London's oldest restaurants and has an indulgent traditional menu (with a section dedicated to game), Margot serves excellent Italian fare, Clos Maggiore has a romantic blossom-showered dining room (book far in advance for Valentine's Day), Frog by Adam Handling flies the flag for British produce, the Oystermen have a way with molluscs… You're in London's culinary heart, so whatever you're craving you'll likely find somewhere to sate your appetite. 

Local bars

Salvador & Amanda is a DJ bar with tapas at 8 Great Newport Street; and Eve Bar, tucked away in the Frog by Adam Handling, has a playful cocktail menu and interiors fit to pose on. You might miss Freud, a basement bar reached by a set of metal stairs on Shaftesbury Avenue, but keep your eyes peeled because there's a reason it's been packed with punters since it opened in the 1980s.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

There’s no feeling to match that of being slap bang in the heart of it all, with swinging London on your doorstep. The Covent Garden Hotel couldn’t be better located for every kind of West End experience: galleries, shopping, theatre, clubbing – or just watching the world go by. It’s a hop and a skip from the Seven Dials roundabout on Monmouth Street: an excellent vantage point for seeing all manner of London life strut or crawl past. Monmouth Street itself is on the edge of Covent Garden’s main shopping area, and has some very enticing shops, such as CoCo de Mer, Kiehl’s, I Love Voyage, Koh Samui and the Loft, just waiting to gobble your plastic.

Checking into a swanky boutique hotel in London is always going to have a touch of the film star about it; the wonderful thing about this hotel is that while it certainly caters for the well-heeled and deep-pocketed, it also works hard at a genuinely laid-back, home-from-home atmosphere. The entrance has a smart and formal English appearance, softened by down-to-earth staff (the concierge, Nicky, is a trouper who can sort out anything, from umbrellas to show tickets). The decor of our bedroom is more traditional than the lobby areas: tapestry and paisley fabrics, and the CGH’s signature dressmaker’s models feature in all the rooms – very Establishment, and charming for it. We find the usual facilities, from an extensive minibar to VCR, with unexpected touches such as the quintessentially English Roberts radio next to the bed.

Once checked in, we set off for lunch ‘all the way’ over in Marylebone, wanting to check out the Orrery – apparently the jewel in Terence Conran’s empire. It takes us barely half an hour to walk there; we Tube-dependent Londoners forget that so many areas are within walking distance of the centre – Hyde Park, Green Park, the Embankment. From Monmouth Street, you have the option of any number of outings, with the promise of a return, every time, to the calm sanctuary of the hotel (and the daily pick-me-up neck massage offered free to guests).

Before heading to the boudoir for a bath and a roll around on the very roomy bed, we drop by the sitting room for a G&T from the Honesty Bar. Mr Smith sorts out the drinks, and I sink into an armchair built for two to check out the company: foreign families, businessmen, fashionistas and media types – and, oh my goodness, it’s an actor from Hollywood’s A-list. I sidle up to Mr Smith as casually as I can and proudly whisper my celeb spot. We turn around slowly, looking at our shoes, the ceiling, in a vain attempt to conceal our true intent of celeb staring. Mr Smith sounds as though he’s having an asthma attack, and turns me back the other way, gripping my arm frantically. ‘No, it’s Boromir.’ I nod enthusiastically. Well, he has watched Lord of the Rings 16 times.

Once washed and coiffed, we proceed to the 54-seater private cinema (complete with state-of-the-art THX technology and vast cream leather seats). Saturday night is Saturday Film Club, which combines a two-course dinner with the film of the week for the bargain price of £25 a head – the fun bit being you can arrange your dinner around the film: starter beforehand; main course and pudding as a chaser. It was certainly an intimate affair – just six of us watching The Maltese Falcon. We ate in the hotel’s restaurant, Brasserie Max, which serves Modern British food in an airy art deco room.

Next we’re off out and about the buzzing streets of Covent Garden and Soho. The Lab bar on Old Compton Street is a great place with hip folk sipping swish cocktails, right in the thick of it all. After veering into Bar Italia on Frith Street for a steadying latte stop, we headed back to the hotel, picking up the Sunday papers on the way. We head straight to the honesty bar and, topped up with double vodkas, emerge into the smaller of the two lounge areas.

There’s a party of eight celebrating an engagement: will we join them? Smiles all round – yes – and, again, a sharp intake of breath from Mr Smith. Another great celeb spot. Twenty minutes later, and I am singing my heart out solo to ‘Streets of London’ (no reason, it was just that time of night) as a famous comedy actress hushes the ensemble with cries of ‘Go on, girl!’. That’s another great thing about this place – you never know quite who you’ll bump into next.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Covent Garden Hotel’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Being at the heart of Covent Garden.

Don’t expect

Not to be remembered. Staff are on hand to attend to all preferences, remembered from previous stays.

Rating

Stayed on 9 Nov 2018

We loved

Good location, in Covent Garden but away from the busiest parts. The bed was gorgeous, so comfortable and beautiful linens.

Don’t expect

For London, the bar shuts very early…

Rating

Stayed on 7 Sep 2018

We loved

The room – fabulous! Wish we'd had more time to check out the cinema and the lounge, both of which looked great. The house champagne is also excellent.

Rating

Stayed on 1 Sep 2018