Spanningover seven grade two listed townhouses is the rather arty boutique hotel, The Arch. Smack bang in Marble Arch, conveniently located for shopping trips the hotel has 82 guestrooms and suites designed by RDD Interior Architectural Design and features installations from emerging British artists throughout the hotel. The cosy London bolthole also features a slick restaurant and bar, the Hunter 486 brassiere which takes its name from the 1950s dialling code for Marylebone and a gym, which although on the small side is fully stocked with the latest high tech machines and open 24 hours.
We recently spent the night in one of the spacious Junior Suites with four poster bed, sofa and flowery wallpaper it has the feel of a country house hotel. Whilst the rooms are attractive and comfortable the added extras are really where The Arch excels. The room features a Nespresso machine, complementary soft drinks from the mini-bar, free WiFi, Malin + Goetz products and all the technology you might need and more.
First things first we decided to tackle the bathroom which came with a rain shower and huge bath with a widescreen TV conveniently placed on the wall. So we filled it full, whacked in the bubble bath and watched the whole of Teen Wolf in the tub. Seriously does life get any better? After the soak we robed up, put on our slippers and got ourselves ready for dinner in Hunter 486.
The Hunter 486 Brasserie is set in a room split into two, one half is tailored more towards eating with an open plan kitchen and the other, named the Le Salon de Champagne is perfect for pre/post dinner drinking with booths and comfy chairs. The decor like the rest of the hotel is inviting, the kind of place you’re quite happy to sit over a long dinner with plush fabrics, trendy lighting and quirky touches. Food wise an a la carte style menu is available offering European dishes as well as a dish of the day section, luckily we were there on a Sunday so got to try the beef roast which was top notch! Whilst other highlights included the Shrimp and Avocado cocktail served in a jam jar on a wooden board and the mini Pavlova.
Breakfast is also served in Hunter 486 and not only is there a good buffet selection the hot dishes are well worth a look and huge. For a cosy hotel in the center of London you’d be right at home in The Arch. What’s more if you book now the hotel are offering 3 nights for the price of 2 on weekend stays with a complimentary upgrade and why the hell not?
Rooms from £205
The Arch London, 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, W1H 7FD