This is the second time I've stayed here, purely for convenience as my partner was placed here on business. The room was much better on the second visit, much bigger! Still old fashioned decor though, they really could do with updating the carpet and chairs and it would make the world of difference.
Location is great, right by Marble Arch and perfect for tourists or anyone staying on business. Taxi was about £8 from Paddington station in rush hour traffic.
We had room service breakfast which was ok, nothing special and the hotel seemed to have a shortage of butter and condiments which made the toast inedible. Cooked breakfast was very nice, with the exception of the unbuttered toast!
Speedy check out and nice bar too, although not very friendly or helpful bar staff. Costs £20 for a bath robe so bring your own....
To be honest, for the price, you may as well stay in a 5* boutique hotel rather than an outdated chain like this. The Thistle is clean and comfortable but it wouldn't cost you much for an upgrade to a much nicer hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Thistle Marble Arch Hotel
- Thistle Hotel Marble Arch
- Thistle Marble Arch London
- Thistle Marble Arch Hotel London
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thistle Marble Arch hotel, located just off Oxford Street, takes its name from one of London’s best-known landmarks. Originally built on the Mall as a new gateway to Buckingham Palace, the Arch remains an exclusive thoroughfare as only members of the royal family and the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, are allowed to pass through it.As the name implies, the Arch is made from Italian white Carrara marble, a favourite material of the Art Deco movement in the 1920s and 30s, when Thistle Marble Arch was built. Today, the hotel is one of the few genuine Art Deco buildings left in London.It is also one of the few larger Oxford Street hotels with 692 bedrooms, including 281 deluxe and executive rooms and Suites. We also have our own Just Gym workout facilities on-site, an alternative to a brisk stroll around nearby Hyde Park. ... more less
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