“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
“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”