Search for cheapest prices: Cumberland Hotel
The Cumberland Hotel is an achingly stylish hotel situated next to Marble Arch, ideally located just a few seconds' walk away from Oxford Street, Hyde Park and Mayfair. It is one of the coterie of exclusive hotels situated near Park Lane.
The Cumberland Hotel is one of London's largest, with over 1,000 rooms and offers guests cutting edge contemporary style. From the moment you walk into the lobby to find some strange yet intriguing works of modern art and sculpture, to the industrial chic of the Carbon Bar, laid back Kua Bar and the W1 restaurant and W1 Brasserie (originally conceptualised by celebrity chef Gary Rhodes), tourists will find themselves immersed in the best of modern British design.
Bedrooms at the hotel range from Single Guest rooms to Suites and self-contained apartments, including the psychedelic Jimi Hendrix Suite, inspired by one of nearby Curzon Street's most rock and roll residents. Rooms are fitted with elegant contemporary furnishings in calming mint greens and bright reds, with little fuss and restrained design features, creating a relaxing ambience. Amenities include a hairdryer, LCD TV, tea and coffee making facilities, heated bathroom mirrors, complimentary toiletries and 24-hour room service, for those peckish after a night on the town. Free Wi-fi is available in Executive rooms only, but a connection is available at a charge throughout the hotel. If you don't wish to pay extra, the Prêt a Manger café close by offers free Wi-fi and a cheap breakfast option.
Staff at the hotel have been praised for their friendliness and hotel facilities are state of the art, including a gym, with the option to hire a personal trainer; a Golden Keys recognised concierge service, who can organise anything from theatre tickets to limousines; a club lounge for those in Executive and Suite rooms, with complimentary papers, magazines and refreshments; and an airport transfer service at a charge. For those who want to experience London’s nightlife without setting foot outside, DJs from London’s achingly hip Shoreditch area perform in the Cabin bar; so you can take advantage of the hotel’s mixologists and listen to the most current music.
Centrally located in the heart of London’s West End, the Cumberland Hotel is near the shops, theatres and restaurants of Oxford Street, Piccadilly and Mayfair, including Selfridge’s department store, Fortnum & Mason food hall and the Topshop flagship store. London institutions such as Buckingham Palace, where the Queen resides in the city and Madame Tussaud’s famed waxwork museum are both within ten minutes' walk of the hotel and are well worth a visit. Hyde Park also offers a wide range of outdoors activities for London's sunnier days, including horse rides, solar-powered shuttle boat rides, tennis courts and jogging routes.
The hotel is also well located for transport; just a few minutes walk away from Marble Arch tube. Marble Arch services the Central line, which will swiftly carry you to London's other sights and attractions. The station is just a few stops from Oxford Circus tube, which services the Victoria, Bakerloo and Central lines and has direct links with Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates); and King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates). If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated just off the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. To park overnight, your best option is the NCP Car Park at Great Cumberland Place; just a few minutes walk away from the hotel.
The convenience The Cumberland offers alongside luxury makes it a superior choice in West End hotels, and it's one of the best looking hotels in the area. If staying here, guests should note that only disabled access rooms have baths, so if that is a deal breaker for you may wish to request a bath on check in.