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Durrant's Hotel is a very quaint, hotel situated in a quiet street in London's Marylebone district. The Miller family has run it for over 100 years so has a very homely feel and a welcoming atmosphere for travellers. Set in a stunning Georgian town house, Durrant's is an arbiter of classic British charm, with tasteful traditional-style fittings, a wood paneled dining room and the odd, sympathetic contemporary fixture.
The hotel has 92 guest rooms, ranging from Single and Double rooms to Suites. All reflect a calm, quintessential British elegance, with cosy armoires, chintz flourishes and comfortable beds in a muted colour scheme. Despite the antique furniture, the rooms have all necessities for the modern traveler to ensure you stay connected. Rooms include LCD TVs, L'Occitaine toiletries, a Wi-fi connection and a mini bar.
The hotel includes a state of the art gym and has a variety of spaces for eating and drinking, including the Restaurant, which uses seasonal ingredients and offers an extensive wine list; the Spy Room, where you can enjoy afternoon tea until early evening, or a coffee with friends; and the Wallace Room, a sumptuous lounge where you can relax with a cocktail. The hotel also offers a concierge service to help make your stay special.
Durrant's is very well located for sight seeing, located close to many of London's main attractions. The Wallace Collection's 25 galleries of traditional paintings, sculptures and crafts by Old Masters are just on your doorstep. Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum and the Sherlock Holmes Museum are both ten minutes' walk away and introduce you to some of London's fictional and real-life celebrities. London's greatest shopping districts, from the shockingly expensive clothing in Bond Street's designer stores, to Oxford Street's mile and a half of shops are all within walking distance, so you can indulge in some very high-class retail therapy. You can also take advantage of London's picturesque outdoor spaces with Regent's Park and London Zoo a fifteen-minute walk to the north and Hyde Park, with horse rides, tennis courts and The Serpentine Gallery to the south.
The hotel is very well located for transport, with Baker Street, Bond Street, Edgware Road and Marble Arch tube stations all within walking distance. Each station will allow you to explore London further, but Baker Street, six minutes' walk away has the best connections for international travel. Servicing the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo lines, it has direct links to 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 hotel' location and price, combined with traditional British decor and very friendly service make this a good choice for your stay, especially if you are travelling with a family as the hotel is very family friendly and provides toys in room for children. The only slight downsides to staying in this hotel are the high price of the breakfast, which you might wish t avoid and use local cafes instead, and some rooms are being refurbished, so the quality of the room varies, with some single rooms eschewing baths for showers only.