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4 or 5* hotel recommendation - Marble Arch/Oxford St. London

4 or 5* hotel recommendation - Marble Arch/Oxford St. London

Mar 19th, 2012, 11:00 AM
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4 or 5* hotel recommendation - Marble Arch/Oxford St. London

Greetings chaps,

Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely spring weather. My relatives are visiting LONDON, UK for a few nights next week.

They want to stay in the Oxford Street/Marble Arch area as they have been to that part of the city before, want to stroll along some of the stores in the area and not have to deal with traffic, subways etc.

I have visited that part of town before but am not too familiar with the accommodation options.

They are looking to spend 200-300GBP a night, and would prefer breakfast to be included.

Basically, they are looking for:

1) Location convenient to Oxford/Regent street
2) Nice rooms, preferably spacious, 4 or 5 star
3) Polite staff - e.g. to help them with their luggage, shopping bags to the hotel room (they will tip of course)
4) Clean, modern toilets, easy for senior citizens to use
5) Safety and a pleasant ambience in the hotel

Chain hotels are fine e.g. Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental etc. or boutique hotels. They have not status or membership affiliations.

What would you chaps suggest?
Thank You,

Andy
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Mar 19th, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Here's Venere's take.

http://www.venere.com/uk/london/#p|1...|r6-c|all_rate

You can plug in the section of the City you want, and how many stars you want. Even if you don't use Venere, make sure to read the reviews of each hotel before you book.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Since they are going at such short notice - look at londontown.com and laterooms.com

£200-£300 won't get a 5 star property
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Mar 19th, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Just a thought - One nice hotel you might want to check that would probably be w/i their budget w/ a pre-pay booking, is the Cumberland.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Since I don't know your dates, I entered 3/26 - 3/29 in Marriott's Marble Arch property.

Using a AAA rate or a Senior Discount code (age 62 or older), you can get:

1 King bed room for 212.00 GBP
2 Double beds Room for 220.00 GBP

There's also a breakfast package:
1 King bed room for 259.25 includes breakfast

For 237 GBP, you can get Executive lounge access with 1 King or 2 Double beds.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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I actually really enjoy that area, and years ago found this little converted mansion on Bryanston Street called the Mostyn. It's changed hands and has been completely updated and refurbished since my hungry years, and I have heard really good things about the place.

I went online and found the cost seems to be around what your relatives would need, and there are ADA accessible rooms if need be.

My recollection from the old days is that there was no lift -- don't know if that's still the case; and the rooms were not very large. However, to the extent either of those still applies, it is absolutely loaded with charm, and the location couldn't be better.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 05:12 PM
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You may be able to get rooms within budget at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, depending on dates for next week. The Marriott Marble Arch is a very nice hotel, five star and is within your price range.

Radisson Blu Portman Square is also convenient to Oxford Street.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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That is not the price of a 5* hotel in London unless you are bidding on Priceline. For that price you may get a deal at a 4* business class hotel.

And sorry - Marriorr hotels are not 5* (they may be european 5* - but are not real ones - that would be aRitz Carlton or Mandarin Oriental or similar. Marriotts are 4* - usually business hotels.)
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