The cutest little spot in Covent Garden…
So last week we were lucky enough to be invited to have an overnight stay in St Martins Lane Hotel, a hidden gem in Covent Garden – and it was not what I expected to say the least… I was planning a little city break to London earlier this year anyway, as I wanted to get away but I didn’t want to the hassle and planning of going abroad so I settled for a little staycation instead and I managed to incorporate this little luxurious visit into the same week. I hadn’t heard of St Martins Lane before Chelsea introduced me to it, I didn’t even know it was a 5* until I got there so I was very pleasantly surprised – not that I know London overly well anyway, but it wasn’t a hotel I’d ever come across online and it’s quite well hidden away in the midst of Covent Garden. I had a little browse of their website and instagram page and saw how lovely it looked so it got me super excited, thinking of all the pretty photographs I could take when there – little did I know that it would be so much more gorgeous than it looked on photos. I can honestly say that their website and instagram do not do it justice at all, the room we stayed in was so, so stunning. We actually got told we’d been upgraded at check in which was even more exciting, and I believe we stayed in the deluxe room. If you want to find out more, keep scrolling to see allllll the photos.
I mean we’ll start off with the huge bed plonked in the middle of the room. It was a dream to look at and sleep on, I could have stayed in it all week. Ru happily jumped away on it and he was constantly climbing on and off it despite it being quite high for his tiny legs, it was like a little slide to him and he found it hilarious! We took lots of cute photos together in our matching dressing gowns which SML very sweetly provided for us. They supply all guests with one of these lovely gowns but I thought it was super cute that they had folded up a tiny one for Ru and left it in the corner of his cot. It’s all about those little touches isn’t it?! Reuben had a travel cot set up for him in the corner of the room and it had the comfiest little mattress and blanket for him, even he slept on a bed of luxury whilst we were there! It’s really lovely because I would never have thought a hotel like this would cater much for children but they really did and I didn’t find it any more difficult than usual with him. Probably less if anything, the only thing he kept getting his naughty mitts on was the alcohol in the cupboard haha, but fortunately a stern word stopped him from smashing anything. I could have moved them out the way if necessary too, or I’m sure you could ask for anything like that to be removed before you arrive!
The fluorescent lighting around the bed was pretty sweet, you could change it to any colour you liked to suit your mood, but of course I stuck with pink for all my photos. So typical of me right? I switched it to dark blue at night time so I had a bit of light but it was still nice and dark once Ru had fallen asleep, it’s a snazzy addition to the room. I also fell in love with the huge mirror in the room, I wanted to take it home with me! Is there anything better than a mirror so large that you can take the best outfit selfies in it?! Me and Ru took some v cute lil pics together. As for the rest of the room… well it literally had everything you could possibly want in a hotel room. There was tea making facilities as well as a whole darn coffee machine, as well as all the sockets you could need including USB ports so I was able to charge my phone next to the bed without even using my plug. Genius. And of course a big screen TV that rotated to wherever you needed it to be, which was a life saver so that Ru could watch good ol’ CBeebies from his cot before bedtime.
The floor length windows that surround the rooms are an absolute bloggers dream, not only are the views insane but they let in so much light. It’s perfect for getting your makeup on point as well as being able to take perfectly lit photos. Reuben thoroughly enjoyed them as he constantly stands at our window at home watching people go by and cars drive past and London is a whole new world to him compared to our quiet little street. He was tapping away on the window and peering out almost the whole time we were there – he spent the rest running wild around the room enjoying all the space! Every window had blackout curtains too so it was easy to block out the street lights when we wanted to sleep, but I had them open at the crack of dawn as there’s nothing I love more than daylight!
The bathroom was absolutely huge! It had a bath the size of a swimming pool in as well as a separate shower area that was ginormous. We didn’t use the shower because yano, I’m all about that bubble bath life, however me, my sister and Ru had the best baths. I brought half a lush comforter bubble bar with me and had the most dreamy big hot bath, the bubbles were insane. My sister laid in one afterwards for about three hours, she fully indulged more than me which is saying something! I picked up a bunch of flowers in a local supermarket and gave Ru a really cute flower bath. He wasn’t keen if I’m honest but I think he was a bit freaked out at me putting him in this massive bath tub he’s never been in before and then surrounding him with colourful floating objects… at least we got some pretty pics?
After a lovely long sleep (excluding the part where I had to get up in the middle of the night with my teething babs) we woke up and got ready to head down to our complimentary breakfast. If the room wasn’t already fantastic enough, we were welcomed into the restaurant area by a massive table full of bread, fresh fruit, cereal, pastries and everything you can think of as well as a menu of hot dishes you could order. We grabbed a bit of fresh fruit and some pastries and then ordered ourselves some breakfast, juice and coffee. I had a delicious cappuccino with eggs benedict, Ru had pancakes and maple syrup (they also came with bacon but he couldn’t have that) and my sister got the avo on toast which looked DELISH. Reuben clearly tucked into his pancakes, he almost ate every last one. Everything was super duper lovely and we left fully prepared for a long day of exploring London.
Overall I couldn’t rate SML any higher if I tried really, it’s such a gorgeous little discovery and for a short luxurious night away or even a few days to weeks, they have you covered and I’ll definitely be going back to enjoy those views and that bath again. Knowing that it’s somewhere that catered so well for both me and Reuben just really sold me on it if not for all of the other amazing things. If I ever fancy some relaxation and a night in London, this will 100% be the first option on my list. And of course a huge thank you to the babe Chelsea and St Martins Lane for having us for the night, we had the best time!
Have you ever heard of or stayed at the beautiful SML?
My stay in SML was complimentary for review purposes but all opinions are my own.