BOUTIQUE HOTEL REVIEW: NO. TEN MANCHESTER STREET, MARYLEBONE
Tucked away down a peaceful and pictuesque road in the heart of London's Marylebone Village lies No. Ten Manchester Street, a beautiful boutique hotel with 44 bedrooms and suites. This stunning and well-kept Edwardian townhouse has retained traditional period features, which are cleverly combined with striking modern interior design touches throughout the restaurant, rooms and cigar lounge / terrace.
I arrived at the hotel one afternoon in March, following an exasperating Mother's Day shopping trip on the ever hectic Oxford Street. The hotel is extremely well-located in terms of proximity to popular shopping destinations, cafes, bars, restaurants and attractions, so I am pleased to report that it did not take me long to reach my destination on foot. The check-in process was seamless and fast - perfect for those looking to throw themselves on the bed after a long day working, travelling or exploring the city.
I was led up to an bright and beautiful junior suite adorned in red and gold, boasting street views at the front of the hotel via large bay windows. I was immediately taken aback by the quality and decor of this attractive suite, a feeling that was accentuated by the soft buzz of Classical FM and a tempting plate of macarons, cupcakes and fruit on the coffee table. What more could you possibly ask for on a quiet afternoon in Central London?
- The Conde Nast Traveller magazine? Check.
- Chilled Laurent Perrier Champagne in the fridge? Check.
- A caffeine hit from a Nespresso machine? Check.
- A bath and walk in shower? Check.
- Two large flatscreen TVs with full Sky TV package at either end of the suite? Check.
- A delicious room service menu? Check.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel? Check.
- In-room spa session with a selection of massage treatments? Check.
- Guest gym pass for Fitness First on Baker Street? Check.
The hotel gives guests a HANDY smartphone to use throughout their stay, located in each room and allowing complimentary local and international calls to select countries, plus 3G data internet free of charge. For those travelling to London for business or pleasure, this is an ideal way to stay connected!
After a couple of hours of finishing off editorial tasks at the desk in my suite, the lovely lady at the reception called my room to announce the arrival of my writing buddy, Melissa. We chose a seat by the window in Dieci Restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel and got to work ordering beautiful food and mocktails/cocktails for dinner. With a relaxed atmosphere and fabulous evening mood lighting, Dieci is the ideal spot to enjoy really great food and good conversation with a friend, colleague or loved one. Fresh, seasonal ingredients and very informative staff ensure that guests receive a most delicious and memorable dining experience.
If you are partial to a cigar when the moment permits, look no further because No. Ten Manchester Street will soon become a firm favourite on your list of London hot spots. Renowned in the area for being one of London’s finest cigar venues, the much-loved Cigar Lounge and Terrace offers connoisseurs the opportunity to try some of the world’s most exceptional cigars. The hotel’s walk-in humidor contains an unsurpassed range of meticulously maintained, hand-rolled Havana cigars that can be enjoyed on the terrace all year round. Cigars to experience include: Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Trinidad, Bolivar, Hoyo de Monterrey, and Davidoff.
It was a joy to discover No. Ten Manchester Street. My stay was incredibly comfortable despite the fact that I watched The Exorcist before bed, which could have destroyed my peace mind! The hotel was noiseless at night and the rooms are blessed with fantastic mattresses. The next morning, I decided to grab my usual coffee with poached eggs on toast from the hotel restaurant, whilst I caught up with some writing. There was a fun buzz in the restaurant as guests excitedly discussed their London itineraries, the staff were cheerful and lovely and the coffee was strong, which was really encouraging for a notorious non-morning-person like myself. I checked out of the hotel after breakfast and explored Marylebone on foot, starting with the Wallace Collection and juice from Joe & The Juice, both located very close by. Who said you can't holiday in your own city? No. Ten Manchester Street offers the perfect opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and explore.
- 24 hour check-in service
- Check-in from 2:00pm, check-out by 11:00am
- Fantastic breakfast options
- Airport pick-ups and drop-offs, theatre and musical bookings available via the hotel concierge service.
- Rates: from £220 per room per night, including VAT
- Nearest tube stations (all within a 10 to 15-minute walk): Marylebone (Bakerloo line) and Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines) and Bond Street (Central and Jubilee lines)
- Marylebone train station: 5 minutes by car / 15-minute walk
- Paddington train station: 10 minutes by car / 25-minute walk
- Heathrow Airport: 45 minutes by car / 40 minutes by public transport
- Car parking is available just a 3-minute walk from the hotel for a discounted rate.
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