London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch
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Historical Traveller Reviews of London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch
Very upsetting experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
awful, overpriced foodfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room itself was adequate and clean, if a little on the small side and the staff on the whole were friendly and courteous, apart from the concierge who demanded that I present ID one evening before letting me back in my room when I had mistakenly locked myself out whilst putting my roomservice tray outside. I was barefoot, in my pyjamas, and quite clearly did not have ID on me - it being locked in my room. He was rude and condescending - a real "Jobs Worth".
On the subject of food... I wouldn't recommend eating here. I did so 3 times in my fortnight stay but then after that, the thought of eating more overpriced mediocre food depressed me so much that I was forced to eat out at some of the local Lebanese-owned establishments. Again, something of a mistake as the food was poor... and, being a female alone, I found the atmosphere on the Edgware Road intimidating, particularly at night. By the end of my two weeks I had resorted to eating raw carrot obtained from the local supermarket.
The toilets in the lobby were often dirty and untidy and the lift to the gym and pool was not working for the duaration of my stay, meaning that I had to walk outside of the hotel and then down through the dank and desolate car park in order to reach the leisure facilities. This is not ideal at 6 in the morning. I also had to endure 2 cold showers as the boiler apparently packed up 2 days running.
The only upside was that it was a relatively short walk to the nearest tube station and to the shops on Oxford Street... needless to say, I cheered myself up and spent some of the money I'd saved not eating at the hotel with some good old fashioned retail therapy
d expectfrom GodErnst
That being said, I thought this was a great area. Marble Arch/Edgemare Rd. is an excellent example of how international London is - and there are many GREAT middle eastern restaurants there. The hotel is also a 5 minute walk from Oxford St./Hyde Park.
Amenities are what you'd expect from a standard Marriott - good room service, clean hotel but no frills that some of the more fancy London Marriotts (Chancery Court, Park Lane) have.
relaxing, away from the hustle and bustle of the cityfrom A TripAdvisor Member
This Area is Safefrom alliebdive
Excellent, comfortable, friendly - Great Value!from SergioC-PhD
Fantasticfrom A TripAdvisor Member
OKfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great hotel , great food, close to shops, bad surrounding areafrom A TripAdvisor Member
The most annoying about this hotel is it´s surrounding. It´s a completely arab-dominated area, so there´s no diversity in food and as a woman you could feel slightly intimidated by a men-dominated area. I hardly ever saw a woman on the street in the evenings...
I recommend it for short-stay as weekend rates are allright ( the staff isn´t...) and as food is excellent.
Very nice indeed!from A TripAdvisor Member
From outside, the hotel looks big and impersonal, but inside it's lovely. It has recently been refurbished and has been well looked after. We had an executive room on the 10th floor. Compared with other London hotels, the room was positively big - there was a king size bed, three-seater sofa, large coffee table, tub chair, desk & chair, and still plenty of room to move around in. The room was bright even on a cloudy day, due to the huge windows along one wall, and the bed was very comfortable. Thick curtains provided total blackout and double glazing meant we were not disturbed at all, day or night. The bathroom was small, but the bath was a decent size. All staff were very friendly and the breakfast was top quality - they even fry your eggs on the spot to your exact specification! The executive lounge was OK, but the selection of snacks and drinks was poor, so we spent most of our time in the hotel bar.
The hotel is a leisurly 10 minute walk from the top of Oxford Street (Hyde Park/Marble Arch end) and the nearest tube station (Marble Arch on the Central Line). It's a pleasant walk, with lots of shops, cafes and eating places along the way, and there are 2 banks (HSBC and NatWest) nearby. If you don't fancy walking, you can catch a bus practically from outside the hotel and we also saw plenty of taxis.
It's true that the hotel is situated in the heart of London's "arab-land", in fact several of the guests were arabs. Obviously if it bothers you to see shop signs written in arabic, you may not enjoy staying in this area, but it's perfectly safe (I know this for a fact because I used to work nearby a couple of years ago, and we always went out to local restaurants and cafes after work). If anything, that area's safer than most other areas in London as it's always busy until late. My husband and I walked back from Hyde Park at 11:30 at night and felt perfectly safe.
All in all, a friendly and comfortable hotel which offers a high standard for moderate rates (for that part of London). Not as plush as the Park Lane hotels, but highly recommended to anyone who doesn't mind paying less for the "misfortune" of having to walk an extra 10 minutes to get to their hotel.
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Other names for London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch
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- Address: 134 George Street - London - England - W1H 5DN - United Kingdom
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