Well we've chosen this hotel because of it's high rank here in TripAdvisor and it's location.
The main first objective on this trip location wise was shopping for the ladies, and I had to find a decent hotel that is close enough to Oxford St in walking distance. I saw that the price level of some hotels in the area is about the same, at around 1100gbp for 4 nights (June 12).
As we were travelling with a semi-handicapped person that can't walk too much, location was the top priority and price wasn't much of an issue.
The hotel itself is very nice, staff seem real great, it's about 500m walk to Marble Arch at the end of Oxford St, so also pretty close to a subway station.
You get free WiFi internet (Got about 600kb/s from newsgroups which surely isn't slow but could be better), in room safe big enough for a 14" laptop, and free soft drinks (cola, apple, orange, water) and even a coffee maker and milk for no charge. Air condition was great.
Showers were real great.
Rooms, like many others in London are quite small for the price you pay. Here even more so considering it's quite pricey. We stayed in Deluxe rooms as the standard ones weren't available at our dates. Our room numbers were 204 and 209.
As for value for money it depends on what you're looking for and how mobile you are. As I said we had to be close to Oxford and had a person that couldn't be too mobile and take the tube all the time so we chose here, but in my last stay in London on April we stayed at the Barbican area, which is just 6km away, I had a room which was just as modern and nice with very similar facilities and amenities, but the cost was about half as much! even when I check now, the price is just 517gbp there compared to 1100gbp at the Arch (both deals just rooms without other costs). So yes, it's not at the dead center of London, but it's right near a tube. So since we booked 2 rooms it means we paid about 1160gbp more than what we would pay near the Barbican, quite a HUGE sum considering the main difference between the too hotels is just the location. and the distance is just 6km, that's a 15min cab drive, or a 25min tube ride.
But as I said that's the price range in this area near Oxford and Hyde Park, if you want to be at the center of things, and still be at a quiet area, you have to pay more for it. Is it justified? In my opinion it isn't, even though the hotel is lovely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Arch Hotel London is a luxury lifestyle hotel just a stone’s throw from Marble Arch, Marylebone and the West End. Spanning 7 Georgian townhouses, this urban hideaway offers a unique combination of English heritage and contemporary style. With 82 individually designed guestrooms and an inspiring restaurant and bar, The Arch London provides the best in comfort and service with Free Internet Access and complimentary soft drinks mini bar in every room. Imaginative British art, rich fabrics, colours and honest, hearty food, add to the spirit of this creative new hotel. ... more less
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