Enjoying a London city break in style, we recently stayed at the luxurious Marylebone Hotel, delighting in delicious food, innovative design and a very warm welcome.
A beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of stylish city hub Marylebone, the hotel’s chic exterior awaits you before stepping into reception. Attached to 108 Brasserie, within this lies a restaurant and bar area which is a huge SN favourite and perfects the entire hotel experience.
Shown to our stunning Luxury Studio Suite, the contemporary décor shines and brilliant details include a slide-out partition between bedroom and living area. This is ideal for maximising space during your visit, and truly offers that bespoke home-from-home vibe. On the living room side there’s a large mirror which transforms into a TV (and definitely has the wow factor). Clever storage joins other in-room facilities such as a Nespresso machine, mini bar and delicious selection of tea, while Malin and Goetz toiletries grace the marble-finished bathroom. It is wall-to-wall on-trend luxury.
Plus, within each room there’s a complimentary shopping booklet, providing offers at selected Marylebone high street stores like LK Bennet and Aspinal of London. Located close enough for a walk along to iconic Oxford Street, there’s also something really special about being able to lap up the Marylebone community feel. You can dip into each take on London, and this fashionable part of town is one to relish. Should you wish to explore, there’s a complimentary blue badge guided walking tour of Marylebone village every Friday at 9:45am, offering you the chance to immerse yourself further within local life.
Part of the Doyle Collection hotel group, fellow fabulous destinations include The Kensington, The Bloomsbury, The Bristol, The Dupont Circle in Washington DC and The Westbury in Dublin. And as quoted in their Slice of the City magazine, “In every location our curators and concierges know their city like an old friend- the better to share its secrets with every one of our guests”, further highlighting signature Doyle Collection touches which make such a difference to your stay.
Other room options cover Cosy, Classic Twin, Classic Queen, Classic King, Deluxe Queen and Deluxe King, while you could also go for a Studio Suite with a queen or king-sized bed. All beautifully decorated in signature Marylebone style, there are further accommodation showstoppers- The Harley and The Wimpole Terrace Suites or The Marylebone Suite.
After a coffee and admiration of the people-watching view from our window (we spotted an Instagrammer on location taking some shots), it was time to have a look at the rest of The Marylebone. One big point I noticed about the hotel was how beautifully the different areas blend, while each also being presented as standalone features. There are breath-taking lounge areas all part of The Cocktail Bar, flowing from one to another and decorated by season. You begin with the fresh bright tones of spring, before meandering through to summer with its own terrace, then enjoying warmer interior notes in autumn and finally, absorbing a cosy fire for winter. Hands down the most intricate and enjoyable hotel lounge areas I’ve ever seen, it works well to meet friends or read the papers.
Not forgetting, the nearby and Conde Naste award-winning meeting space. And trust me, this is the place to have a meeting- super chic and jaw-dropping to boot, fashion brands regularly hold events there and you can see why.
My husband then hit Third Space, an expansive and extremely high-tech gym, of which all hotel guests have complimentary access to. Covering training classes, weights areas and innovative Watt Bikes, Third Space is a premium members-only gym which often graces the pages of magazines such as GQ.
Not far from this is a spa and 18 metre swimming pool, which is such a treat as a luxurious pool can be rare in an inner-city hotel, let alone one of this size. Within the spa, brands include Murad, Elemis, Jessica, Xen Tan and Lycon, with a vast treatment menu and super relaxed feel.
Back up to 108 Bar for a drink, I loved luxuriating in this stylish venue to meet friends or enjoy an evening, with food also served. Whether you fancy a coffee or a cocktail, you’ll appreciate the atmosphere too. And, excitingly, they’ve created their own 108 Gin too, with the “Isabella” gin distillery found beside the bar. Never have I seen a more beautiful teeny tiny distillery, might I add, and of course aesthetically she needed to blend seamlessly with the rest of the beautiful furnishings.
We headed down for dinner at 108 Brasserie that evening (returning again for lunch the next day too, I love it so much), lapping up their new summer menu and excellent service as always. Standout moments were the yummy food including Burrata with seasonal tomatoes, pesto and seeded crackers, Heritage Rib Eye Steak from the Josper Grill and an outstanding Crème Brulee. Back to our room with happy hearts and full stomachs, it had been a day and evening to remember.
After a refreshing night’s sleep in the air-conditioned room which we partitioned off to maximise our Luxury Studio Suite perks, it was time for breakfast back at 108 Brasserie. Buffet options such as fresh fruit and tempting pastries join an a la carte menu, fruit juice, tea, coffee and toast too. I ordered a WelleCo Super Green Smoothie from The Juicery, which began my day with a reviving sip. Alongside, I went for Eggs Benedict on gluten-free toast, while my husband chose The 108 Traditional English. Other picks include an Acai Bowl, Waffles, Toasted Banana Bread and the Superfood Egg White Omelette. Plates as attractively presented as dinner the night before, the flavours and 108 Brasserie back-drop made for a perfect and somewhat unbeatable breakfast.
Back to The Marylebone Cocktail Bar for a morning meeting before check-out, each aspect of this elegant and on-trend hotel boasts huge bonuses. From the extremely friendly and helpful team to the stunning interiors, and intuitive features, I can’t rave about The Marylebone enough. Enjoying our stay hugely, it was a real standout StyleNest review and I can’t wait for us to return again one day (hopefully) soon.