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Short stay: The Landmark, Marylebone, London, UK

The Landmark London is one of London’s most popular 5-star hotels. It occupies an excellent, central location with easy access to the Underground network – a one minute walk from Marylebone station (literally just across the road at the rear of the hotel) and just 5 minutes’ walk from Baker Street. For leisure stays, you are well positioned for Regents Park, London Zoo and Madame Tussauds, not to mention the shopping opportunities at Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street. landmark The welcome As I was going to be in meetings all day, I arranged to drop my luggage off in the morning and check-in at the end of the day. This proved to be a straight-forward process and, when I returned to the hotel, a gentleman went to fetch my luggage and take it to the room whilst I dealt with the formalities at reception. Check-in with Filipa was genuinely welcoming, swift and efficient, and I was asked whether I would like an alarm call (and a reminder call) and offered a complimentary copy of The Times newspaper each morning. The room Filipa showed me to the room in person – room 424, one of the Marylebone Suites with a separate lounge and bedroom, each with flatscreen TV. These suites can be anything from 55 to 66 square metres in size landmark-marylebone-suite The living space and the bedroom are divided by some sliding doors. landmark-suite The bedroom has a super-comfortable king size bed, all but guaranteeing you a good night’s sleep. landmark-bedroom The additional space afforded by a Marylebone Suite makes a huge difference. landmark-living-space The room comes equipped with a Nespresso coffee maker, safe, minibar, complimentary fruit and some magazines. landmark-magazines-and-fruit The bathroom The luxurious marbled bathroom has twin basins and a bath and shower. landmark-bathroom It’s a deep bath and separate walk-in shower. landmark-shower Robes are provided, as are Molton Brown toiletries. landmark-toiletries The facilities Unusually for a London hotel, The Landmark has its own 15-metre swimming pool, as well as a spa and gymnasium, in addition to a number of bars and restaurants. Sadly I didn’t get to try these on this visit since I was busy with work. I did however sample room service each night. This was brought up on a table with a hot box underneath, the table fully laid and all beautifully and efficiently presented. Pictured below are a few of the dishes I sampled to give you an idea of what to expect. Prawn cocktail landmark-prawn-cocktail Spaghetti with crab landmark-crab-and-spaghetti Chicken green Thai curry landmark-thai-curry Breakfast each morning was served in the hotel’s stunning Winter Garden – an open plan area on the ground floor, close to the hotel’s main entrance. landmark-breakfast Other nice touches Every detail has been thought of – even an umbrella in the wardrobe in the room, along with a clothes brush, shoe horn and more. No stone is left unturned and, should you be missing something that you needed, I am sure they would be only too happy to oblige. Cost Rates start from £280 per night for a superior room, when purchased in advance. This is a room only rate but represents a 10% discount on the Best Available Rate.  On the same terms, the Marylebone Suite is available from £475.20 per night. The best bit For me, the best bit was the care and attention to detail that was consistently found throughout all aspects of my stay. The final verdict One of London’s best hotels that, in terms of location, could hardly be more convenient. I genuinely couldn’t find fault with any aspect of my stay – staff are attentive, rooms luxurious and the sense of grandeur from the moment you enter the building is undeniable. Disclosure: Our stay was courtesy of The Landmark London.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. As a perfectionist I have to agree that attention to detail is so important. Without it things just start to unravel. Based on your review I will hope to stay at this establishment on my next trip to London.

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