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Hotel with Rhodes flagship restaurant
The Cumberland Hotel (London)
Member Name: lynsey78
The Cumberland Hotel (London)
Advantages: Lots of facitlities, nice rooms, amazing breakfast
Disadvantages: The restaurants in the hotel are expensive and hard to get a reservation
The Cumberland hotel hosts a great location on Great Cumberland Place. Based at the end of Oxford street; it's a great location for shopping and access to the rest of London.
Getting to the hotel is easy enough.
From Paddington it costs about £5 in a taxi.
There nearest tube station is Marble Arch and is about a five minuet walk away if that.
When you walk into the hotel you will be met with what looks like an art exhibition, there are sculptures, paintings and different lit up flooring to give it a modern contemporary feel.
There are plenty of checking in desks so you never have to wait long and the concierge are very helpful with bags and hailing taxi's for you.
When I checked in I was given two room key cards and some other information and pointed in the direction of my room.
The room was facing out onto the street and consisted of two large twin beds (was visiting with a friend).
There was a large plasma screen television on the wall and there was also internet access points for wi fi.
Plenty of storage space in the room, wardrobes, chest of drawers and a dressing table.
The bathroom had a large power shower cubicle, a bath, sink and WC.
There were plenty of Molten Brown freebies in the bathroom also, consisting of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath and soap which were all very lovely.
The hotel has 1,019 individually styled rooms all at different prices and catering to different needs.
The hotel has four restaurants:-
Very stylish and renowned Gary Rhodes restaurant in London, his flagship restaurant proves very popular and serves a selection of impressive meals, getting a reservation can be quite difficult.
This is a small relaxed brassiere, serving light lunches and evening meals, coffee and drinks. Getting a reservation is very easy here and can quite often just turn up if only after something light.
Serving the most amazing breakfast. The market is a self service restaurant, once you are seated you just go up and get what you want and as much as you want.
On offer are full cooked English, continental, cereals, porridge and juices.
Hot drinks are served to you at your table.
The breakfast is included in the price of the room and is fantastic.
There are also two bars in the hotel:-
This bar is designed as an industrial chain room and is host to some of London's top DJ's. A very popular and in place to go. There is also a separate champagne room within the bar.
A quiet relaxing bar with comfy sofa's and a cool décor. The perfect place to catch up with friends over a glass of wine.
The hotel also has conference facitilities and seems very popular.
The hotel offers many facilities aside from the bars and restaurants, there is a laundry and dry cleaning service and in the rooms they offer room service and a mini bar - both of which are expensive.
The hotel is a lovely place to stay, I found the rooms very quiet and comfortable and enjoyed the food and the staff friendly - customer service is brilliant.
There are lifts to all floors making the disabled access brilliant.
The prices of the rooms vary, I think the cheapest is £160 but the prices obviously vary from date to date and room to room.
If you're looking for a hotel in central London then I would totally recommend The Cumberland Hotel.
Summary: Classy modern hotel at a reasonable price?
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