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London, United Kingdom (UK)|www.durrantshotel.co.uk|
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A beacon of old-fashioned British hospitality, family-owned and managed by the Miller family for almost a century, this hotel is a welcome antidote to the big corporate chains.
True to its location in genteel Marylebone, it’s quietly grand but ever so discreet. Spruced up for the London 2012 Olympics, bedrooms are traditional without being chintzy – though the olde worlde vibe also means trad’ plumbing, so don’t expect wet rooms or power showers.
Public areas have a country-house feel: linger over malt whisky in the snug, wood-panelled bar or feast on a Sunday roast served on monogrammed cutlery.
Sat amid a patchwork of London’s poshest postcodes, Marylebone is a central but peaceful location where you’ll feel like a local.
On the fringes of Fitzrovia and Mayfair, this Marylebone hotel is surrounded by leafy squares, lined with gorgeous Georgian townhouses, and a patchwork of central London’s poshest postcodes.
The esteemed Wallace Collection of 18th-century art is just across the street, and the bright lights of Selfridges, Oxford Street and Bond Street‘s boutiques beckon just to the east. Marylebone High Street’s refined village vibe and high-end consumer treats are a few minutes’ walk north.
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