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St Martins Lane London Hotel
Ranked #69 of 1,078 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Wow! Too good to sleep even after long haul flight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

You could not get a better location in London, just around the corner from Trafalgar Square. The staff are so obliging and helpful, nothing is too big a hassle for them to help with.

And the room....well small but it is London.

The restaurant is brilliant. Seriously great food, a fusion of Cuban and Japanese (I think) sounds odd but works.

A very funky place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peta S
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victoriastewart, Hotel Manager at St Martins Lane London Hotel, responded to this review, 1 November 2011
It is great that you so enjoyed Asia De Cuba and its unique fusion concept. Let us know next time you are back in London
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Glasgow
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

I stayed here with my siser for her 30th birthday and we both loved it! The staff are very friendly and really made an effort - free birthday cocktails, champagne AND a happy birthday teddy in our room. We stayed in a Double Double room which was perfect for our needs. The bathroom is huge and spotless, the minibar has loads on offer and the concierge was able to get us on the guest list for Whisky Mist which was fantastic.
We ate in Asia de Cuba which was excellent (another complimentary cocktail here!) and also had breakfast one day - I would say this is a little overpriced at £25 per person but we did try it and had no complaints!
Overall I would have no hesitation recommending this hotel - and make sure you tell them if it's a special occasion as they go all out to make it even more special.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor and were not disturbed at all
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Luizeph
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victoriastewart, Hotel Manager at St Martins Lane London Hotel, responded to this review, 1 November 2011
We love celebrating special occasions with our guests and delighted that your sister enjoyed her special day. We hope you’ll have a chance to celebrate with us again, whatever the occasion.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

St. Martins Lane is one of the most beautiful boutique hotels I have ever stayed in. The attention to detail is what makes this hotel special. Everything from the room keys, the illuminated panels on the wall, the lighted desk in the rooms - the modern design and feel of the entire hotel is great. Easy walk to Piccadilly Square, plenty of things to do near the hotel. Only loses points because there was a water leak from an upstairs room running down the wall behind the bed, but that type of thing doesn't seem to be common.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank djmargrave
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victoriastewart, Hotel Manager at St Martins Lane London Hotel, responded to this review, 1 November 2011
Thank you so much for such lovely comments, we’re so pleased you enjoyed the style and ambience of the hotel. We hope you’ll have a chance to enjoy the hotel again (without the water feature!) and please let us know when you are booked to stay again.
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

My husband and I just spent 5 nights at this hotel and loved every minute of our stay. It is located in Covent Garden in a wonderful neighbourhood with lots of restaurants, shops and tube stations close by. The rooms were very clean - large bathrooms - unusual for London - beds linens were great quality (all white). The hallways are very dark but when you enter your room you have floor to ceiing windows making it extremely bright and inviting. We will definitely stay here on our next visit to London. Front desk staff were very pleasant and accommodating and concierge made great dinner recommendations - you must have the fish and chips at Sheeky's - just a short block away.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BWFCCalgary
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victoriastewart, Hotel Manager at St Martins Lane London Hotel, responded to this review, 1 November 2011
After such a lovely review, we are counting the minutes until you return! Thank you for the great feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to London.
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

This hotel is certainly above average but then, considering the price of the room (we paid £310ish), I wanted more than 'above average', I wanted an incredible stay. So let's start with the positives first:

1 Staff incredibly friendly and helpful
2 The reception area is beautiful and quite unique
3 We had a Deluxe Room with Private Patio. A little haven in the centre of London
4 Lovely towels, linen, toiletries and the bed was incredibly comfortable
5 A well stocked fridge and plenty of things (to buy) in the room you may have forgotten - a lot of thought had gone into that.
6 iPod docking station (although remote control didn't work).
7 A wonderful wet room with a powerful shower.
8 It is certainly contemporary - it's white, white, white!

The negatives:

1 We were in room 110 which was right above the bar which, on a Thursday night, was playing dance music until gone 1am. This didn't disturb our sleep but it was definitely audible.
2 The lighting was all over the place. So many lights, even 'mood' lighting but none of it really set a relaxed tone. It seemed to be lots of bright lights or none at all. Kind of killed the mood.
3 No tea/coffee making facilities. I fear this is becoming the norm in 4*/5* hotels and I just feel it's a greedy way of making you pay inordinate amounts for room service.
4 The quirky layout soon became more quirky than practical. Toilet in one room, shower in another and the sink in a common area overlooking the patio. Just a bit impractical.
5 Don't bring a Range Rover to the carpark, the height limit is 1.82metres.
6 The lighting on the patio wasn't working so I had to get an engineer out - neither light was working due to blown bulbs. This should have been checked and not left to a customer to discover.

All in all it was definitely a stay I'm glad I've experienced. I've attended a few business functions at the St Martin's so was keen to stay in a room for the night. Would I stay again? Not in a hurry as it has huge competition but its location and quirkiness certainly is appealing.

Room Tip: As per my profile, room 110 had a lovely private patio but was directly above the noisy bar on the g...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Charlotte D
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victoriastewart, Hotel Manager at St Martins Lane London Hotel, responded to this review, 1 November 2011
We really appreciate the feedback and we will continue to work on the positives and negatives. Whilst we have not historically included tea/coffee facilities in the rooms, we take our guests’ comments on board and we have been trialling some options to fit in with design and space. We hope the location, quirkiness and the positives will bring you back to stay with us again and please let me know when you’ve booked a future reservation.
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Property: St Martins Lane London Hotel
Address: 45 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4HX, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Covent Garden , Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Family Hotel in London
#58 Business Hotel in London
#62 Romantic Hotel in London
#63 Luxury Hotel in London
Price range (per night): $338 - $781
Hotel Class:5 star — St Martins Lane London Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the bustling Theatre district in London’s Covent Garden, St Martins Lane is a dramatic and daring evolution on English luxury. This boutique hotel retains all the youthful, unexpected charm of a London hideaway, at the very heart of the art-loving, energetic West End. St Martins Lane is truly a hidden gem – a newly renovated lobby welcomes guests into high-concept design with the sophistication of a modern museum and the joy of a carnival light show. The soaring and theatrical space, a reinterpretation of Philippe Starck’s original lobby, plays with colour, proportion, and movement in a way that energises every guest and inspires active self-expression for the duration of the stay. Guests can begin their journey in the Den, a modern gathering place and decompression zone. Situated just off the lobby, the Den is the perfect place to enjoy Afternoon Tea, play a game of backgammon or sip on a Gin & Tonic. The decor is warm and sophisticated with a tongue-in-cheek British flair – even the art on the walls is irreverent, animating the space with larger-than-life portraits and visual puns. Embrace the journey with a striking new look from London’s finest hairdressers at the neighbouring Jones & Payne salon. Luxurious treatments and innovative vision make this salon a place of new beginnings and creative expression. At night, guests will find a hidden entrance to Blind Spot, an innovative cocktail bar, behind the tea counter’s posh facade. Blind Spot is a golden cocktail sanctuary designed like a modern hunting lodge and inspired by the colours and aromas of exotic tea leaves. Light and colour continue to enhance the guest experience in every corner of St Martins Lane - interactive light displays brighten each room, transforming them into spaces of youthful excitement and changing mosaics of colour. Special garden rooms offer private patios and floor-to-ceiling windows that invite the vibrancy of the city into every room. At the newly renovated Asia de Cuba, concept chef Luis Pous joins restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow to offer a dynamic Latin-Asian fusion menu in an inspiring space. Guests can explore all the unpredictable delights of London and end the day with an invigorating workout at Gymbox Covent Garden, London’s most unorthodox fitness experience. ... more   less 
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