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Victory Services Club
Ranked #6 of 956 Speciality Lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I have stayed at the VSC a number of times over the years and it is always an enjoyable experience. The staff are friendly and professional from the moment you enter the front door to the moment you leave at the end of your stay. It is highly convenient to Oxford Street and the entire "West End" experience as well as being good value for money.

There is an ongoing programme of improvements. By a pure coincidence we stayed in the same room (660) as we had stayed in a couple of years earlier. The decor and facilities are probably due an upgrade in the near future, but we had a flat screen television in the room, were able to turn the central heating on and off as required, open and shut the windows etc. The bathroom facilities were spacious with excellent hot water and shower facilities and unlike some hotels I have stayed in we had room to move and spread ourselves out a little. Each morning the friendly cleaning staff came through to service the room and were always happy to work around our requirements so we were not disturbed.

We were on a "bed & breakfast" tarriff and the breakfasts in the dining room downstairs provided any sort of breakfast you required from "full English" to "Continental" but the fruit selection was a particular highlight for me given that we stayed in the middle of winter when fruit selections are always a bit more challenging for caterers.

Under points for improvement I would mention two specific items. 1. The WiFi signal tends to be rather weak at this end of the VSC so I didn't bother with it. 2. The extractor fan in the bathroom needs servicing so that it works when the excellent hot showers are flowing. But these are minor points and overall I am once again delighted to have had an enjoyable time staying here.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

You can share the experience of staying at the Victory Services Club if you are military retiree and become a member or are a member of the Marine Memorial Club in San Francisco. Don't forget to bring proof of service. Joining the Victory Services Club is cheaper. My husband and I have stayed there before and are headed back this spring. The location is fabulous - right by the Marble Arch/Hyde Park and the 'Tube'. Walking distance to most everything (as are many major cities in Europe).

There is a new wing called the Centenary which has some air conditioning (not a must in Europe) and more upgrades. The older Memorial wing is not air conditioned but still has many en-suites and more than adequate.

This is not super luxurious but lovely enough by European standards and is the best deal you can get in London. Ask for the great local pubs to eat and drink. At the bar you can meet many WWII vets from the UK who have great stories to tell.

REMEMBER - you must be either retired or active duty from a NATO country (includes the USA). Check out their website www.vsc.co.uk

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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

As a woman who often travels solo I know that unless you pay a king's ransom London hotels can be pretty lacking in soul, so I value the Victory for its safety, its friendly and welcoming staff and the security which comes from knowing that it's members only.
The newly refurbished rooms are spotlessly clean, there's free wifi, an open, relaxing lounge with long sofas and a Scandinavian-style fireplace, plus a quiet reading room where you can get a few hours' work done. I have stayed in the outstanding-value 'shared facilities' rooms, and found the spotless bathrooms two steps from my door - and I seemed to be the only person using them. Breakfasts are generous (there's even porridge). An absolute haven if you're lucky enough to be eligible to join this club. What are you waiting for?

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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5  Thank Hanna_Diana
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

The Victory Services Club is one of life’s little secrets and what a gem it is.

The club is not pretentious, and being an all ranks you have a wonderful mix of people who all have one thing in common, they have served their country.

The rooms by London standards are spacious, always clean and well appointed. Not all rooms have en-suite facilities but you will know this at the time of booking, remember it is a club, not a hotel.

Food in the restaurant is variable from good to exceptional, but never bad. More importantly if you are on your own you can dine alone without feeling awkward, something I value when staying away on business. Breakfast is a feast to behold and food in the bar area ticks all the boxes.

As a club, there is an air of civility and friendship you rarely get in hotels and the prices as you would expect are hugely competitive.

I have been a member of better clubs in London but have paid a King’s ransom for the privilege. The VSC ticks all the boxes and if you qualify for membership and need to stay in London, you will not find a more enjoyable, friendly and well-appointed place to stay for the money.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

You have to be a member of this club. I stay here regularly and love it. Spotlessly clean rooms. A great bar and more than adequate restauarnt. Fantastic location near Marble Arch. The staff are friendly and seem to like their jobs because I always see the same faces. It is nice to be welcomed back like an old friend.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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5  Thank rbaileyhughes
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Additional Information about Victory Services Club

Address: 63-79 Seymoor Street, London W2 2HF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 956 Speciality Lodging in London
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Victory Services Club (VSC) is a Tri-Service, all ranks, Members Club for retired and serving members of the Armed Forces. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Victory Services Club Hotel London

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