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4* boutique hotel near Marble Arch - Guess what hotel

4* boutique hotel near Marble Arch - Guess what hotel

Old Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:48 AM
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4* boutique hotel near Marble Arch - Guess what hotel

Trying to figure out what hotel this is... it's one of the lastminute.com "top secret hotels" - does this description sound familiar to anyone?

This landmark hotel sits in the heart of the capital overlooking Marble Arch.

A thriving cosmopolitan atmosphere awaits you at this fabulous boutique hotel. Located next to the green expanses of Hyde Park and just moments from the hub of activity and glamour that is the West end.

The hotel has a fine dining restaurant, as well as a brassiere, a bar and 24 hour room service
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Old Mar 22nd, 2005, 06:58 AM
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The Sofitel St. James London *sort of* sounds like that description...but not sure. Here is the hotel info:

If it is the Sofitel, it's a very nice hotel, well reviewed on sites like Trip Advisor. If you do find out which hotel it is, please let us know!
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The hotel has a brassiere? Is this something that wraps the building, ala Christo? Or is it a loaner for guests who have forgotten to bring one, kinda like a loaner umbrella?
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I'll bet it's the Cumberland, which is a recently refreshed hotel that is part of the "Guoman Group", which is a partner of Thistle Hotels. http://www.guoman.com/guoman/hotels/

There were some mixed reviews of the old Cumberland and the "in-progress" Cumberland. I'd check out recent reviews for it on tripadvisor.com to find out whether the constructing/teething problems are continuing.

What kind of price is last minute offering? You can get 130 pounds directly from the hotel (and you'll know what you're getting).
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I also think it is the Cumberland because I know they have a restaurant and pub. When we stayed there in 2001, the hotel restaurant was under renovation so we had breakfast in the pub each morning. It was amazing how they could get it transformed each day!

Can't offer any info on the current state of construction, but the location was great!
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There are a lot of good hotels in that area, including the Marriott Marble Arch. It has both a cafe and "Mediterrano" dining spot, and the hotels is said to be trying for a "boutique" feel. Seems a stretch, though it features West End packages.
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