The Arch London (Bayswater)

“A chic townhouse conversion just off Oxford Street. Original features meet bold contemporary design and effortlessly cool interiors. Every effort has been made for comfort and style, from the private terraced bedrooms to the lively glass chandeliered bar. Knockout British cuisine to boot.”

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“This luxury hotel is artfully designed from a row of townhouses near Marble Arch, perfect for shopping forays during the sales. It's not grand, nor could you call it boutique, with its 82 bedrooms, but it's cleverly pitched at those who take their comforts - and gadgets - for granted, and who will enjoy the 'buzz' of the public areas. Smart, comfortable, good sized rooms and plenty of light on the first floors and above. Busy brasserie Hunter 486 is lively and hits the spot for both families and those having an intimate dinner, lunch or even tea. A popular destination for locals as well. Charming and well trained staff, who know their stuff.”

Written by  Hugh Graham-Watson

They say

“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
The Arch is a stylish yet friendly London hotel and once discovered guests return time after time. The bedrooms are elegant, light and quiet with bountiful amenities, the welcome is very warm and the restaurant and bar a chic venue to relax in. This combined with its residential location yet only steps away from West End shopping and Hyde Park seems to be loved by our guests.

What is there to do in the area?
The well-known local attractions are Selfridges and Hyde Park, but explore a little off the beaten track and you can discover the Wallace Collection, Portman Village and the eclectic shopping in Marylebone.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We have an extensive breakfast buffet every morning and a la carte dishes to order.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Hunter486 serves food throughout the day. The new menu has been carefully developed by Head Chef Gary Durrant at Hunter 486, with Henrietta Green; food and hospitality consultant, award-winning food writer and broadcaster.

The new menu is inspired by ‘best of British’ recipes, ingredients and produce, with hearty dishes featuring quality ingredients prepared honestly and simply. Dishes include delights such as: Salad of crispy oxtail with cream of horseradish; Peppered loin of venison with beetroot puree, turnip and potato gratin; and Sticky toffee pudding with caramelised banana ice cream. The crowning glory of the new menu is the use of the stone oven. As it operates at a very high heat, meat and fish are produced with astonishingly succulent results.

Our concierge can also recommend restaurants and we are always keen to support our local neighbourhood eateries – guests particularly enjoy The Grazing Goat or Trishnan a local Michelin-starred indian restaurant.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Our Deluxe Rooms are popular and offer spacious rooms, families like the Executive Rooms as they take an extra bed, we can also offer excellent connection rooms right up to a 3-bedroom suite.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
We have a children’s menu in Hunter486, ‘Archie’ bears for little ones, lots of connecting rooms and can fit extra beds in Executive Rooms and above.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
If you are looking for the perfect London base with a relaxed and stylish atmosphere in an eclectic central area then try The Arch, we look forward to extending our warm welcome to you”

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The Arch London

"It retains many of the original features, such as staircases, and architectural flourishes, but also incorporates some very contemporary designs with stunning artworks from British artists."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

What's Nearby

Facilities

Parking
Public parking is nearby, charges applicable.
Business Centre
Free wifi
Wifi
Four poster beds
Bar
Car not required
Good wine list
Pre-loaded ipods
Library
Also available for private parties.
Meeting Room
Walking distance restaurants
In room DVD
Fireplace
In room music system
Satellite / Cable TV
Child friendly
Pet friendly
Pets welcomed for an extra charge.
Gym
Restaurant
Sitting Room
Concierge
Suites
Disabled access
24 Hour room service
Room service

Activities

Museums
British Museum and The National Gallery are just around the corner.
Close to nightlife
If you can drag yourself out of the hotel bars, nearby Soho hops with activity at night.
Hotel Entertainment
Pamper yourself at the Martini Library, with cocktails, good books and pasteries all at the ring of a button.
Great walks
Next door you'll find Hyde Park, a perfect spot for a post breakfast stroll.
Designer Shopping
Located at one end of Oxford Street, it is the perfect spot to base yourself for a shopping spree.
Sights nearby
Check out Marble Arch, a 19th century white marble faced triumphal arch.

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82 rooms from $480 per night

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Recommended for

City Style
Bespoke hand-painted wallpaper, orginal staircases and floor to ceiling windows, just up from Marble Arch and Hyde Park.
Foodies
The sophisticated open-plan kitchen, Hunter 486 serves up mouthwatering organic, sustainable, and local cuisine.

Activities

Museums
British Museum and The National Gallery are just around the corner.
Close to nightlife
If you can drag yourself out of the hotel bars, nearby Soho hops with activity at night.
Hotel Entertainment
Pamper yourself at the Martini Library, with cocktails, good books and pasteries all at the ring of a button.
Great walks
Next door you'll find Hyde Park, a perfect spot for a post breakfast stroll.
Designer Shopping
Located at one end of Oxford Street, it is the perfect spot to base yourself for a shopping spree.
Sights nearby
Check out Marble Arch, a 19th century white marble faced triumphal arch.

Other highlights

Lively
Gourmet
Downtown
Free wifi
Romantic
Four poster beds
Luxury
Good wine list
Full of character
Charming
Child friendly
Pet friendly
Pets welcomed for an extra charge.
Gym
Chic
Historic
Boutique
Artworks
Restaurant
Townhouse
Business Hotel
Contemporary
Traditional
Wellbeing
Disabled access

Hotel size

82 rooms
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