Hotel Review: The Marylebone, Marylebone in London
In the heart of cosmopolitan Marylebone, London, lies the aptly named The Marylebone from the Doyle Collection, a must for those looking for a hotel stay infused with character and flamboyant interior design with an added touch of elegance.
Boasting 257 rooms including 22 suites, 3 with private roof terraces and the option of 6 conference suites, The Marylebone can cater for both leisure and business visits. The roof terrace suites provide incredible views across the London skylines skimming the rooftops and Chimney pots of Marylebone to Mayfair and even as far across as iconic building, The Shard.
Stepping through the entrance you are greeted with an eclectic designed entrance lobby with various artworks by local gallery owner, Rebecca Hossack, scattered throughout the lobby and the ground floor seating areas, embracing its location with locally sourced products used throughout the hotel. Abundant with seating areas in varying décor from luxurious deep reds contrasting with zebra print or light and airy seating in the lobby, there’s an area to suit all styles.
Greeted by friendly and personable staff, my guest, Stacey, and I were impressed at the attention to detail taken not only in the decoration but in the attention of the staff to each individual guest as they passed through.
During our visit we stayed in a twin studio suite located in the east corner of the hotel with views spanning across the cosmopolitan cafes and boutiques of Marylebone. The seating area comprised of two incredibly comfortable tub chairs, dressed in a sumptuous plum material located in the bay window, encouraging us to relax and take in the contrasting vibrant nature of the streets outside. Included in the seating area was a separate dressing table with a large feature mirror, providing us with everything we needed to prepare for the remainder of the day ahead.
Heading into the bathroom, we were pleasantly greeted with a stunning, spacious Arabascato Marble styled bathroom. Without a natural light source, the dark aesthetics could be perceived to be a poor choice however the adequate bright lighting ensured this creative design could be appreciated. Our favourite feature of the bathroom was the heated flooring, which, following a long day, helped to soothe our aching feet. With complimentary Aromatherapy Associates luxuries abundantly provided, we enjoyed indulging in the various products throughout our stay, however, with only a shower over the bath, the choices were reduced but the bath element added to the relaxation.
In-room complimentary amenities also included a Nespresso coffee machine, bottled water and chocolates upon arrival (followed by a top-up later in the evening) displaying the extra element of care shown for the guests. I must say, throughout our stay the staff were exemplary both in the hotel and the restaurants with each request dealt with immediately and with attention to detail.
The inclusion of sound-proof walls came into their own as the night drew closer, ensuring that tranquility and relaxation were second nature throughout our stay, which, considering the lively streets surrounding us, was particularly impressive. We both slept without stirring and whether that was assisted by the complimentary “Sleep Well” pillow spray or not, our stay left us recommending the suite to those looking for a vibrant haven.
Facilities: The Third Space
Following a busy day in a blustery London, it was a welcome addition on our tour of the hotel to discover The Third Space health club located below the reception. All guests receive complimentary access to the 18m ozone-treated swimming pool, traditional Swedish sauna, fitness centre and the spa and wellness centre, and I must recommend using the facilities. Both Stacey and I enjoyed a dip in the heated swimming pool followed by a visit to the sauna in the immaculately maintained facilities. Most impressively however, were the changing rooms. The attention to detail was impressive, from salon-quality hair products and technology to the salon-inspired styling area, ensuring that you leave feeling pampered and prepared for the day ahead.
The 108 Brasserie, Bar and Pantry
Situated within The Marylebone are the 108 Brasserie and the Pantry, providing British influenced dishes with locally sourced products. I had the pleasure of dining at the 108 Brasserie on the eve of our stay, which can be read about here.
Breakfast in the Pantry completed our stay with a traditional English breakfast in a vibrant and colourful environment bursting with energy to kick start your day. To complement my breakfast I sampled a Vine Juice, from the Expert Goodness collection at The Juicery, which sat centrally within the 108 Brasserie. Founded by New York based Cindy Palusamy, The Juicery is based on the concept of ‘expert goodness’ and offers a wonderful menu using locally sourced organic ingredients ‘with choice, delicious flavours and nutrition in mind’. Combining the flavours and exuberant colours of celery, cucumber, apples, spinach, lime, mint and avocado; the Vine Juice certainly gave me a boost to head out into the heart of London.
Incorporating cosmopolitan styling into a luxurious and relaxing environment, The Marylebone will provide an enjoyable and unforgettable stay in London’s “most glamorous urban village” for both business and leisure stays.
Location : 47 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 8DN / +44 20 7486 6600