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The Montcalm Hotel, London is an elegant Georgian town house on a quiet side street near Marble Arch, at the northeastern edge of Hyde Park and close to Oxford Street and Mayfair. The Montcalm offers 106 bedrooms, 8 unique duplex rooms, 4 Junior suites and 2 charming penthouse suites, where attention to detail and warmth of welcome are gently confirmed.
The guest rooms reflect the hotel's luxurious five-star status. Spacious, bright and airy with a refined colour palette in calming lemon and cream, the modern fixtures such as rain showers and marble bathrooms create a sophisticated atmosphere. In-room amenities are thoughtful and well catered for the modern traveller, including LCD TVs with cable and satellite, complimentary Wi-fi, climate control, direct dial phone, iPod docking station and a digital music library.
There are two spacious and stylish restaurants, recent addition The Grill, and The Crescent, which is flanked by tall windows on each side and featuring an idyllic English country-garden mural. A relaxed atmosphere and expert service provide an ideal complement to the memorable modern British cooking of the talented chefs. The restaurant bar also offers comfortable seating and stylish surroundings, with talented mixologists who will create a bespoke drink for you if requested. The hotel also includes a spa and a small pool for guests who require a little extra relaxation.
The hotel is very well situated for local attractions, just a few minutes away from Marble Arch monument, the original gateway to Buckingham Palace and now the gateway to London's most exclusive district, Mayfair, which houses Savile Row tailors, Michelin starred restaurants, Fortnum & Mason food hall and Bond Street's designer shops. You are located just ten minutes' walk from the Queen's London residence, where for a few months in the year you can tour the opulent state rooms, original paintings and antiques. Art lovers will be thrilled as the William Wallace collection of Old Masters, The Serpentine's contemporary collection and the Royal Academy of Arts are all within walking distance, as well as Mayfair's exclusive galleries. If you are travelling as a family, you can easily reach Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum, The Sherlock Holmes Museum, the Trocadero and Ripley's Believe it or Not, as well as London's largest toy store Hamleys. Or if the weather is sunny, you can explore the delights of nearby Hyde Park, with horse rides, shuttle boat rides and tennis parks available.
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.
With friendly service, a host of great facilities and a fantastic location, the Montcalm is a good, if pricy choice for a London stay and has proved popular with previous guests. Club rooms overlooking the mews are quiet and bright and also offer access to the Club Lounge where you can enjoy complimentary drinks, canapés and breakfast; so it is worth spending extra if you can stretch to it.