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“Nice boutique hotel in London”
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The Sumner Hotel
Ranked #146 of 1,067 Hotels in London
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“Nice boutique hotel in London”
Reviewed 4 June 2009

Very nice and helpful staff. The room was not too small for a small hotel and it had a king side bed. Good breakfast and the internet was available in the lobby. It was about 10-15 minute walk to Marble Arch tube stop. I would recommend this hotel if your are in London. We also got a discount by mentioning Rick Steves' book.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2009

The staff were so incredibly helpful!! They advised us daily on travel routes and other info. They were incredibly polite and patient as well. The location is very good, a few blocks away from the tube. Fantastic sandwich shop a couple of blocks away. The room was spotless ( although quite small). The bed was the most comfortable bed I've stayed in. It was hard to get up in the morning to go out and tour!!! The hotel itself was clean, neat and quiet. The breakfast was hearty and wonderful. If I went back I would stay here again and I would recommend it to others as well. Congratulations on a job well done!!

  • Stayed May 2009
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Reviewed 3 June 2009

We completed a transatlantic cruise and ended up in London. We chose the Sumner Hotel based on other reviews. When we checked in early on a Sunday morning, Mark at the desk said our room as not ready and recommended a nice pastry shop for coffee and sweets. Returning about an hour later, our luggage was already in the room. The room was bright and cheerful and so immaculate! For London, this room was fabulous! Breakfasts were outstanding.... they opened the breakfast room for us early because we had to catch a tour bus at 7 am. There is a small pub down the street (said to have been a stopping point for criminals before executions). In addition, there are 3 or 4 Middle Eastern restaurants as well as a wonderful Indian restaurant all located within a 3 block radius. Hyde Park is down the street and the hotel for tour pickups was nearby. Easy to find currency exchanges within the area. While departing, again the hotel was so kind in finding us a reputable way of getting to Heathrow. Mark, if you read this.... thanks for all your help. We will be back next year!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2009

We booked the Sumner Hotel after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. The hotel is a small boutique hotel located near the Marble Arch. The room was very clean, standard-sized for London, and had all of the amenities including free internet. An excellent market is down the street and the Marble Arch tube is nearby. This hotel is in a residential area, and we felt very safe walking in the evening. The Masons Arms pub, next door, had excellent food that was reasonably priced.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 May 2009

This is a great, boutique, hotel. After a long flight from Australia, we arrived at the hotel at about 7.00am and we were made to feel very welcome, even at that early hour. We were given access to their cosy lounge (& internet) without a problem and they allowed us to leave our bags at reception whilst we freshened up, checked emails etc and then went around the corner to Oxford street to find breakfast. By the time we got back from breakfast and a quick walk around the area, ie about 10.00am, our room was actually ready - which was a great advantage. it is clearly not a big/commercial hotel, with bars restraurants etc - which actually adds to its charm, but it is placed in one of the best parts of London, so finding good bars & restaurants is not a problem. Room was excellent, breakfast too - highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 31 May 2009

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Sumner Hotel, on a combination business/vacation trip to England. We chose the hotel after reading all the great reviews on Trip Advisor, and the Sumner certainly met our expectations. The staff was always friendly and helpful, the room was immaculate and comfortable. (We had a room at the top, which meant taking our luggage up a few stairs after exiting the elevator, but the manager immediately offered to help us with this.) We were happy to find that we could open the window in our room, since we like to have fresh air. And even with the window open, it was very quiet, so we slept well. The breakfast was good, served in a very cheerful room in the basement. And there was a computer available for use in the lovely sitting room on the ground floor. The location can't be beat, with easy access to the Tube and buses. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sumner and will be returning soon. We have already recommended the hotel to friends who frequently go to London.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 May 2009

In January, we made a decision to visit London (our first time) in May. We browsed TA for good small hotel. The Sumner was at #6 in the rating at that time. We liked everything we read about it.
FF, we returned home after spending 7 nights at the Sumner. We were happy with everything: room, services, and location. We stayed on the top floor (room 109). The room is quite big for big city standard. The bed is king size, very firm, and comfortable. Since one bed sheet was used over two beds, the beds did not drifted apart during the night.
The receptionists were very professionally polite and helpful in every requests. They booked the coach trip for us so that I don't have to take care of it. When I came back at the end of the day, the tickets were ready for me to go the next morning. The evening girl printed out directions for me to go to restaurants out of the way.
I am not complaining about breakfast. It was better than what I have at home everyday. At least it was hot and I did not have to cook. It made a good start of the day.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Sumner Hotel
Address: 54 Upper Berkeley Street | Marble Arch, London W1H 7QR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Marylebone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#71 Family Hotel in London
#94 Romantic Hotel in London
#117 Business Hotel in London
#123 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sumner Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Sumner Hotel. The Sumner has the intimate charm of an elegant hotel. Located in the heart of London within strolling distance of Oxford Street shopping, the bright lights of West End, and the tranquility of Hyde Park. The Sumner is a brand new townhouse hotel located in the heart of London and features award winning management. Part of an 1820s Georgian Terrace the hotel has been fitted to the highest standards whilst also preserving many of the buildings historical characteristics. About The Sumner: The Sumner is a townhouse hotel located in the heart of London, and features the same award winning management as its sister hotel, Five Sumner Place. Part of an 1820s Georgian Terrace the hotel has been fitted to the highest standards whilst also preserving many of the buildings historical characteristics. Tradition is combined with modern comfort, and all rooms are designer decorated and luxuriously appointed. They all feature air conditioning, widescreen LCD, LED/3D TVs, free Broadband, as well as all traditional amenities. For those guests wishing to indulge in something extra special, we provide in addition to our standard rooms a number of larger Deluxe rooms that have been custom designed with Italian Ligne Rosset furniture. The hotels centrepiece is an intimate and elegant sitting room with an original fireplace and timber flooring, the perfect place to enjoy a drink before or after any excursion into the centre London, which literally lies on the hotels doorstep. Located less than five minutes walk from Marble Arch Tube station and Oxford Street, a five minute taxi ride from Paddington station from which the Heathrow Express service runs, and five minutes walk from the tranquility of Hyde Park the hotel is positioned so as to provide you with the choicest mix of excitement, convenience and comfort. The Sumner is at the centre of all that is great about London, and our knowledgeable staff will be able to advise you on all the best places to go and the best things to see. The Sumner is a brand new townhouse hotel located in the heart of London. Part of an 1830s Georgian Terrace the hotel has been fitted to the highest standards, preserving many of the buildings historical characteristics and combining contemporary luxurious design with warm friendly and attentive service. Sumner Hotel Location: How to find us: By tube: The nearest London Underground station is Marble Arch. From the station turn right on Oxford Street and go first right into Great Cumberland Place. Then turn third left into Upper Berkeley Street and continue for approx 100 m - we are at number 54 on the left. By car: Marble Arch is conveniently situated close to the A5, A40(M), A41 and A4(M) and can easily be reached from the Heathrow, Stansted and Luton airports. The Sumner Hotel is 9.0 Miles away from the London City Airport. ... more   less 
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