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“Very Good Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marble Arch - Gloucester Place Hotel

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Marble Arch - Gloucester Place Hotel
Ranked #702 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very Good Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We stayed at the Gloucester because we needed to be close to Harley Street and not as a tourist. This is a typical London terraced property within walking distance to Marble Arch and Oxford Circus/Street. Check in was very simple and this hotel owns the property next door which is used in conjunction with the main hotel. Our room (No.25) was next door and although we only booked a double we were placed in a room with a double and single bed. This did make the room feel quite small and although it was clean it did seem to look a bit tired. The en suite had a corner bath which again was clean but tired looking. Our room had an air conditioning unit which was free standing and the outlet was through the window. Hence no windows could be opened and we had to have the unit on all night which was very very noisy.

Breakfast (in the basement) was a surprise as we only expected a typical continental breakfast (a full English was an extra £3.00 each) however, there was scrambled eggs, omelettes, cold meats and cheeses, fresh fruit and various yoghurts.

I rated this hotel very good purely on the price we paid and the location. I am not sure that I would spend more than 1 or 2 nights. The staff were very helpful too. Whilst there is free wifi in the rooms I was unsuccessful in managing to get any even though I tried on 2 phones and 1 tablet. In fairness to the hotel I did not speak to reception about this as we were only there for 1 night. The tea and coffee facility was exceptional, generally you only get a couple of sachets of coffee and tea bags but there was about 5/6 of each.

Room Tip: A room at the back would be quieter as this hotel is on a busy main road.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Lovely place, Old fashioned basic hotel - a bit noisy but the central loction made up for it. Friendly and efficient staff - great breakfast and service.... Worth going back to next time I am in London.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

I quite enjoyed my overnight stay in this hotel, I was allocated a family room at the front of the building, so it was very spacious, but a bit noisy due to traffic. Overall the decor is a bit old, but reasonably clean and the hotel is in a great location. The continental breakfast was surprisingly good.

Room Tip: A room towards the back might be quieter, but it is a busy area.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Stayed here on a recent business trip to London. This is typical London old style hotel. The room was clean and the breakfast amble. The biggest issue I had was with noise, all night long I would here other guesting coming and going slamming doors. I was also on the very top floor, there is no lift in this hotel. I paid 100 for this room and in my opinion there are nicer hotel in the Bloomsbury area of London.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mauchline, Scotland
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel was in a top location in Mayfair close to Selfridges (walking distance). The rooms were very clean, well maintained and spacious. The breakfasts were also more than adequate. The only negative to my stay is I would have suggested the staff could have been friendlier - all in all I would be more than happy to stay here again in future.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Geilo, Norway
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90 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

A few years since I stayed here, and I have recommended it to others. Lovely spot. Beautifull flowers outside the entrance. We went up the steep stairs to our room, and my aunt was given a nice room on the first floor. Breakfast and service good. Clean and cosy. Near Hyde Park, a couple of good pubs and Oxford Street, and bus tours. Would definetly come back for another visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

The pros: Very handy location to Oxford Street/Baker Street areas. Big, quiet room at the back of the hotel on the second floor- (Room 30).
Friendly, helpful staff. We had a continental breakfast included in the price but as we were early for breakfast the kitchen staff kindly made us an omelette to order. Good coffee.

The cons: It cost us £163 for a double room with breakfast which is pricey for a three star hotel.
Basic and old-fashioned fixtures and fittings. Plastic flowers in the breakfast room. The curtain had been pulled too hard in our room and was hanging down. This hotel could do with some decent secondary double glazing to keep the heat out. Our room was very hot and although there was a portable air-conditioner in the room the hose had somehow come detached at the back so that the hot air from the machine was blowing back into the room. We had the window open all night and it didn't seem to do much to cool the room down.

Room Tip: Back of the hotel away from the main street
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Marble Arch - Gloucester Place Hotel
Address: 55 Gloucester Place | Marble Arch, London W1U 8JQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Marylebone
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #702 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marble Arch - Gloucester Place Hotel is a Georgian Bed and Breakfast hotel in Central London. English Heritage has Listed the building as it was once occupied by members of the French Royal Family who had fled the French Revolution of 1789. The hotel offers a variety of en-suite rooms with private facilities and Discounted Basic rooms with shared facilities to cater for all budgets. All rooms have free Wireless internet, Portable Air conditioner Units, tea/Coffee & Biscuits. Situated in an ideal location in Marble Arch; close to London’s most famous sites such as Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, London West End Theatres. It is a perfect venue for business and leisure. The hotel is also located next to the main Airport Bus stop and several underground stations serving all of London’s major destinations, and within easy reach of St Pancras Eurostar station. Also just a short walk from Madame Tussauds, Regents & Hyde Park and the shops of Oxford Street. The hotel is a Georgian listed building. There is no lift. However, staff will be happy to carry your luggage to your room on request. Alternatively we can try and book you a room on a lower floor if requested well in advance at the time of booking. Discounted NCP Parking is Available next to the hotel. The hotel offers good value central London accommodation with clean, tidy and cozy rooms in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with many modern comforts needed to make your stay enjoyable. ... more   less 
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