“Although on first impressions the Marylebone hotel may appear architecturally uninspiring, once through the doors, the property conjures up much more character and appeal. The drab exterior gives way to funky mosaic work in the lobby, zebra print chairs in the Drawing room, and a cool zinc topped bar. Bedrooms are more muted in design with a contemporary classic feel and neutral hues, and penthouse suites enjoy private terraces with wonderful views over London. 108 Bar & Grill champions fresh local produce and modern British cuisine. The atmosphere is very chilled whether you’re here for afternoon tea, a pre-dinner cocktail or full dinner. The hip vibe continues in the Third Space health club and spa (free for all hotel guests) where you’ll find a state-of-the-art gym, 18 metre indoor pool, and treatment rooms for pampering. Location wise you really can’t beat it, if you’re looking to be close to the shops (Marylebone village is on the doorstep, plus Oxford Street and Bond Street are within easy walking distance), green spaces (Regents Park is close by), and major sights. An ideal choice for leisure or business travellers looking for chic accommodation with friendly, helpful staff, in the centre of London.”
Written by Charles Villiers
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
People love to stay with us because of our service levels and the welcome they receive on arrival. Our superb gym, pool and spa built over three floors is a big attraction as is our location in Marylebone Village neatly tucked behind Oxford Street and only a few minutes’ walk to Mayfair and Bond street. Marylebone Village provides an opportunity to experience life as a Londoner, the unique charm of Marylebone Lane and High Street where the locals spend their free time to the spectacular Selfridges department store literally around the corner.In addition, our typical guest is very aware of what they want from life and is confident enough to choose a hotel that has not got a big brand name hanging over the door, they want to experience London from more unique local perspective. We have a large number of guests that stay with us both for business and leisure repeatedly throughout the year.
What is there to do in the area?
Marylebone Village provides an amazing local experience in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world. We have everything from the best restaurants, the best shopping on our door step to the little pub (The Golden Eagle) outside our back door on Marylebone Lane where they pull out the piano every evening to entertain the crowd, I have even witnessed a few of our guests singing on occasion. Run, walk in Hyde Park or Regents Park, pop in to the Wallace Collection, do some late night shopping on Oxford street or have a meal out in the open in St Christopher’s Place.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Pantry at 108 serves the best breakfast offering in town with fresh pastries an extensive continental breakfast experience with an amazing menu prepared freshly in our kitchen.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Our Pantry, Grill and Bar 108 Marylebone Lane serves great food that is locally sourced where possible, The Juicery at 108 provides great nutritionally led juices freshly prepared and created by leading health advisors. Pantry at 108 is famous for our gluten free, low sugar afternoon tea offering alongside our more traditional classic afternoon tea, all served with a glass of Nyetimber an amazing and award winning English sparkling wine.www.108marylebonelane.com
Locally we have some great restaurants that include the best new burger restaurants, famous fish and chips from the Golden Hind, great pasta from Caldesi’s own cookery school on Marylebone Lane. On Marylebone High Street we have the Providores serving great tapas, Nuno Mendes at Chiltern Firehouse (if you can get a table) and the new Fischer’s cafe and konditorei from the people behind the Wolseley.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
We have 257 bedrooms and can cater for most needs and budgets, starting with our entry level standard rooms that are great for individual travellers in town for a night or two to our Terrace Suites on the 7th Floor with great views of London and superb balconies. All our room types are versatile with many options available, interconnecting and inter-leading rooms for families, our Studio Suite category of room at 30-35m2 is perfect for a great stay while exploring what London has to offer.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Marylebone Village both as a locality and as a staging point for a London visit has to be experienced by anyone that wants to see London from not just a tourist but a local resident perspective.”