I spent some time searching for the perfect hotel for a birthday surprise for my partner and boy did I find the perfect hotel! Everything about St Martins totally surpassed my expectations and more. Upon arrival you are greeted by these huge revolving doors which are lit up and although the hotel did not appear to have a sign informing of their name, I'd already received directions from the hotel staff and it was easy to find. The reception area is spacious and very modern, with tasteful artwork scattered around. We were welcomed by a friendly member of staff on reception who dealt with our check-in very efficiently and smoothly.
Inside the lifts ambient music was playing with little tv screens on the walls inside the lift which was different. The corridor to the rooms were lit up by little spotlights providing a very atmospheric feel even before you've seen what the room is like.
As for the room itself - wow where do I begin?! We were very lucky to have been upgraded to the queen superior which featured a bath tub and shower. The bathroom was a great size, there were plenty of towels and great little complimentary bathrooom treats such as body lotion; shower gel; shampoo/conditioner and vanity pack of shower cap and cotton buds etc.
Included in the wardrobe were bath robes and slippers plus ironing board; hairdryer etc. They have basically thought of every extra that a guest may need. The bed was extremely comfortable and the mood lighting was such a great feature. Another cool feature to the room was the tv cabinet which was housed the tv and mini bar. There were two huge floor standing mirrors; the furniture was tasteful and modern. The floor to ceiling windows provided a great view, we were on the 4th floor.
The actual location is perfect for theatreland, we went to see a show at the lyric theatre and only a short distance away. Staff were helpful in providing us with a map to get there too.
One of the reasons for booking this hotel was for a birthday treat for my partner and prior to our visit I had the pleasure of dealing with Steffi who I must say, went all out to ensure our stay was truely memorable. This included decorating our room whilst we were out at the theatre which included fresh rose petals; candles; cupcakes and ordering in other extras. I cannot state enough how helpful; kind and thoughtful Steffi was to help me with this surprise. St Martins is extremely lucky to have this special member of staff on board.
I honestly cannot say anything negative about St Martins, the only thing to mention was that housekeeping did knock quite early (around 9am I think) which did wake us up but it wasn't a problem. I could go on and list every little detail about this hotel but wouldn't want to spoil the surprise for all of you who are considering staying here.. all I can say is that you won't be disappointed, you will be amazed and made to feel special. I would recommend this hotel for anyone who wishes for that extra special something to their trip and would most certainly stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the bustling Theatre district in London’s Covent Garden, St Martins Lane is a dramatic and daring evolution on English luxury. This boutique hotel retains all the youthful, unexpected charm of a London hideaway, at the very heart of the art-loving, energetic West End. St Martins Lane is truly a hidden gem – a newly renovated lobby welcomes guests into high-concept design with the sophistication of a modern museum and the joy of a carnival light show. The soaring and theatrical space, a reinterpretation of Philippe Starck’s original lobby, plays with colour, proportion, and movement in a way that energises every guest and inspires active self-expression for the duration of the stay. Guests can begin their journey in the Den, a modern gathering place and decompression zone. Situated just off the lobby, the Den is the perfect place to enjoy Afternoon Tea, play a game of backgammon or sip on a Gin & Tonic. The decor is warm and sophisticated with a tongue-in-cheek British flair – even the art on the walls is irreverent, animating the space with larger-than-life portraits and visual puns. Embrace the journey with a striking new look from London’s finest hairdressers at the neighbouring Jones & Payne salon. Luxurious treatments and innovative vision make this salon a place of new beginnings and creative expression. At night, guests will find a hidden entrance to Blind Spot, an innovative cocktail bar, behind the tea counter’s posh facade. Blind Spot is a golden cocktail sanctuary designed like a modern hunting lodge and inspired by the colours and aromas of exotic tea leaves. Light and colour continue to enhance the guest experience in every corner of St Martins Lane - interactive light displays brighten each room, transforming them into spaces of youthful excitement and changing mosaics of colour. Special garden rooms offer private patios and floor-to-ceiling windows that invite the vibrancy of the city into every room. At the newly renovated Asia de Cuba, concept chef Luis Pous joins restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow to offer a dynamic Latin-Asian fusion menu in an inspiring space. Guests can explore all the unpredictable delights of London and end the day with an invigorating workout at Gymbox Covent Garden, London’s most unorthodox fitness experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St Martins Lane London Hotel London
- Hotel St Martins Lane