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The Sumner Hotel
Ranked #231 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 August 2009

We stayed at the Sumner in October (2008) and had a very enjoyable stay. Our return visit was just as good. The room was a little larger than the "standard" London hotel room, the bathroom compact but very serviceable. The only negative being the stairs on the landings to the room - if you are unsteady on your feet - thread carefully as the stairs are narrow and not always perfectly level (they do have lifts, but to access some rooms you do need to negotiate a few sets of stairs). Otherwise no issues.

The breakfast - generous and fresh. The service excellent - the same waitress (from last year) who remembered tea and coffee preferences on days 2-4. The internet facility in the lounge was a plus.

This time we ate locally and found the fact sheet that the hotel provided an excellent guide. After a couple of nights of expensive meals elsewhere we were delighted to eat at reasonably priced (by London standards) neighbourhood restaurants, all within a couple of hundred metres of the hotel.

The hotel is perfectly located to transport and shopping.

Excellent price value - for London.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2009

Just back from our second stay at the Sumner.. Very nice ,again.
Location is great , you can walk through Hyde Park to Harrods,Buckingham Palace or Victoria Station. Also, Oxford St and the tube at Marblearch.
Nice restaurants in the area and a few local pubs.
If you can get a good price--take it.

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Reviewed 21 July 2009

We stayed here for two nights, having booked tickets to see a Westend Play and do a bit of shopping in London.
The hotel was lovely, bright, friendly and small. Our room was on the second floor, facing the street and although it's a busy part of the city, the noise level was very low inside. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was good. Breakfast was served in the basement, with lots to choose from and the staff were very pleasent. Reception guys couldn't have been more helpfull.
We never got a chance to relax in the lounge, but it looked very relaxing.
Will book this hotel the next time I'm in London. Fab

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

Very pleasantly surprised. Room was spacious (for inner-city London), quiet, location close to paddington and st pancras stations, metro, buses and shopping walking distance. Staff were pleasant and helpful.

The breakfast is basic, but included in rate.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2009

We stayed at the Sumner for 8 nights and enjoyed it very much. The hotel is very clean, the complimentary breakfast is very good and helpful especially when a full day of sightseeing is planned.

We had two rooms, a king and a double. The hotel is very quiet and comfortable.
The location is about 2 blocks from the Marble Arch tube station. There are many shops and restaurants within a short walking distance.

Bus tours leave from the Cumberland hotel and the On and Off Bus tours have tickets booths across the street from the tube station.

We would stay her again..loved it!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2009

My husband and I just returned from spending a week at this hotel and we loved every minute of our stay. Everything was lovely, very clean, very modern. The staff was very helpful and did a fantastic job of cleaning our room each day. The location is terrific, right off of Marble Arch. This was our first time staying in the Marylebone area and I would definitely recommend the neighborhood to anyone who wants to stay someplace central, and is looking for something a bit less touristy than some of the other central areas. Great restaurants in the surrounding area (Marylebone High Street has so many), great hotel, just a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2009

We stayed 3 nights at the Sumner from June 22 to June 25, 2009. The Sumner is a great place for London visitors to stay. The room and bathroom were large and well decorated and supplied. The front desk personnel were very helpful in answering all our questions. The breakfast was great. Breakfast was not scheduled to be served until 8:00am but we were able to get everything they offered except the hot food items at 6:45am so we could catch our tour bus at 7:15. On the last day when we were not going on a tour, the breakfast included all the hot food items and was very good. The place was very well located, close to bus stops and the Tube at Marble Arch, and in a good neighborhood. The Premium Tours' bus stops at the Cumberland Hotel to pick people up for their tours. The Cumberland is about two blocks from the Sumner. There were plenty of places nearby to eat and places to buy almost anything a visitor would want. The Internet is available at no cost. We would definitely recommend this hotel. Be sure to ask for the Rick Steve's discount when you make reservations.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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
#172 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £135 - £224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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