The Landmark London
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I was a bit sad to check out of the Grand Plaza hotel with all its luxuries. I know that the food and rooms provided by the Kings College Hospital for staff cannot possibly be as comfortable and luxurious. I took the London underground to the hospital, which is located in Camberwell, south London.
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... down as people wouldn't have been able to find them underneath the feet.
Finally we burst into the open and there is a drunken crowd of about 50 people clustered around the map. It is now 7:40 p.m. We can't even get close to the map and we can't remember which way to go so we just turn and walk down the street to try and get out of the crowd and find another map. Nope, not to be. Hubby pulls out his phone and speaks in the address and it points ...
... well Fortunately I'm having indian food for the 3rd day in a row, so it's not all bad. Also some crazy people left 11 krispy kremes in the fridge yesterday. There are now 8 slightly stale KK's in the fridge. If i get really drunk, i may come back and do the 8 stale krispykreme challenge See comment above about being sick ...
... as it was a very narrow to the edge. It took a quarter of the time to get to the bottom.
Afterwards, we caught a tube to London Bridge. We headed to the Old Operating Theatre. When we finally found it, we noticed once again we had to CLIMB ANOTHER SET OF SPIRAL STAIRS.. Thank goodness, this set of stairs were only small.. Once inside, we handed our London Pass and then CLIMBED ANOTHER SET OF STAIRS. At the top, we entered the attic of the venue ...
Another rest day....I like rest days! Jo had an appointment at 9:30 so i was left all alone I the windmill while she drove off to Datchet. For a little while I watched a tennis game happening in the court right next door, i watched while I drank a cup of tea. It was raining a little but not cold, I was still managing in my singlet top and pants. It was pleasant on the balcony. I also watched a bee buzzing in the honeysuckle out the front of the windmill. I stepped out ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Landmark London
On Marylebone Rd 10 minutes from Buckingham Palace sits "The Landmark". A very fine hotel with a courtyard like no other. Massive Palm trees-(fake-but hard to tell), impeccable service-large spotless rooms and 2 blocks from the most famous Fish & Chips establishment in London.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Landmark London
Lovely but some rooms better than others
Originally given superior room on 6th floor. Very nicely furnished but rather long and thin with the roof reducing the headroom on the long side. Felt a bit cramped so asked to be moved. No other rooms available in the same catergory so upgraded to a suite which was utterly fantastic and only £45 a night more. Complimentary overnight shoe cleaning service nice added touch.
Should be the No.1 hotel in London
I just arrived back from a 5 night stay at this hotel 2 days ago. It location is super and the tube station to the back of the hotel is litrally only a 5 second walk! The winter garden is so picturesque and I suggest that you request a room overlooking it (the odd numbered rooms), as the view is great. The rooms are huge and furnished to a very high standard and the bathrooms are also massive and very well equipt. The staff at the hotel are very attentive and the John Burton Race restaurant is delicious. Even though I arrived at 12 and I wasnt expected til 2 my room was already ready and the staff said it was no problem at all. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone going on a luxury break to London, as even though it is quite expensive you certainly get everything you pay for and more.
Landmark Hotel surpassed expectation
We arrived at the Landmark on Saturday and were greeted very professionally, as we arrived at 12.00 and not due to check in until 14.00, the hotel upgraded us for free to a suite. The overall service was fantastic and would recommend this hotel to all, as i booked the deal through Octopuss travel and obtained a fab deal. This made our stay a memorable one and enhanced our Engagement to a life time memory.The staff serviced our every need and the cleaniness, attitude, surroundings, food, drinks etc... were excellent.I have stayed in many 5* hotels and must state this is one of the better ones, well recommended.
Very Good Place
We stayed at the Landmark the week between Christmas and New Year's. I picked it largely because of the glowing reviews on this site. We were not disappointed. Its a lovely place. Though out of the way a little, there are tube stops out the back door of the hotel and 2 blocks away.
The neighborhood is nice and a few great pubs withing a few blocks. The service was very good and, while expensive, the breakfast we had at the atrium was excellent. The only reservation I have is the fact that we arrrived with 3 children, sometimes a little loud and crazed, and there definately were a few raised eyebrows at times. Perhaps its a tad too nice for a gaggle of kids in tow. If my wife and I went back I would definately stay here again. If we went back with the kids I might find something a little more laid back. The health club is nice and pool much appreciated.
My family stayed there for 6 nights between the last week in July and the first week in August 2003. We booked 2 rooms for 4 people.
When we arrived, the rooms were not ready. For the inconvenience, the hotel gave my wife and me a deluxe room. My daughters room was large for a London Hotel but the deluxe room was a bit larger with a sitting area. The deluxe room has a large bathroom with separate tub and shower. For a large bathroom, there was not much shelf space to put our personal toiletries. We had to move some towels on the shelf around to put our toiletries. The deluxe has a fancy closet that lights up when the door is opened. The bathrooms are equipped with hairdryers but not up to the heat capacities of US hairdryers.
The Airconditioning works! We stayed there during a scorching summer.
The rooms stayed cool and the atrium dining stayed cool. It was always a relief to be able to get back into the comfort of the hotel. A big plus is the swimming pool. My daughter and her schoolfriend would get into the pool at every opportunity.
There are some conveniences that are missing. Where some hotels might have a small coffee machine or a small ironing board and iron - these are missing. You order in the coffee and request the ironing board and iron from Housekeeping. This could lead to a panic situation when you are trying to get ready for a show and realize that you need to iron something. I guess a higher class 5 star - send eveything out in advance?
Housekeeping draws the shades at night and pulls the bedcovers. Nice touch. But in comparison, other 5-stars will do the same and leave a small fruit basket or chocolate.
There is not much to view from the windows. The choices were the atrium view or the outside view. There is not much to see on the street or the atrium.
Dining at the atrium or the downstairs bar is good but could be expensive. The daily continental breakfast was quite good since it was part of our travel package. It would have been prohibitively expensive if purchased separately. They have a jazz champagne brunch on Sundays at the Atrium- about 50 pounds a person. We were not able to try it because we were off to catch a tour. We saw the preparations and it looked like an elegant affair. Snack wise, instead of using the minirefrigerator stacks, just walk across the street to Marylebone tube station. There is a Marks & Spencer where bottled drinks, juices, snacks, treats and sandwiches can be purchased. Get the snacks and stuff it in the minfridge. This kept my daughter happy with her snacks in their room. This was a better deal.
The Marylebone tube station, at the rear of the hotel, has the Bakerloo line. It is only 2 stops to Paddington. Without transferring, you can get to Charing Cross (Trafalgar Square) or Embankment (River Thames).
The hotel is within walking distance to Madame Tussauds. Or take a one stop tube ride to Baker Street and a shorter walk to Mdm Ts. And while at Baker Street, there are a few good places to eat around the area.
The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. My family has stayed at several 5-star London hotels and this is one hotel of the few that we would come back to.
This hotel is just amazing, everything about it is perfect! It may be quite expensive but believe me it is worth it!! And even better its got a train and underground station opposite the rear of the hotel; so great transport links too!! The rooms are massive along with the bathrooms, and the staff are there to cater for your every need! I loved it so much im going back in a couple of weeks! Definitely rocommended!!
The Landmark Hotel
We visited London in August 2002 and, booking a special internet fare, stayed in The Landmark Hotel for around $700 for 2 nights. The hotel was beautiful and luxurious, the staff incredibly attentive, and the conciere got us great seats to Mama Mia on a moment's notice for a Sat night. The tube station was conviently located just outside the back of the hotel - If you want to go first class and can afford it, this is a great place. One suggestion - if you eat breakfast, be sure to have the special fixed price otherwise you will end up paying a fortune ($75 for 2 a la carte)
Truly Amazing Hotel
This is by far the best Hotel i've EVER stayed at! The staff are so welcoming from the moment you walk in and the Winter Garden is just gorgeous. The guest rooms are huge and and luxuriously decorated, and the health club is fab and if you go down early you get a complimentary breakfast! Opposite the back of the hotel is Malybrone Station, which has excelent train and underground links to the rest of London! What more could you ask for!!?
I visited the Landmark in August 2002 with my 2 kids. As we entered the lobby we felt as though we were thrown into the lap of luxury. For the price, I felt that I had gotten way more than what I was spending. Our room was a Junior Suite it was massive. The bathroom was stunning with Crabtree and Evelyn Toiletries. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The facilities were clean the spa and indoor pool always had complimentary continental breakfast in the mornings. I would definitely recommend this hotel !!
Take me back
My just teenaged son and I stayed here upon our arrival from the USA to Europe. We were haggared, worn, and clearly not upper class. From the person at the desk to every single person in the hotel, we were treated like visiting rich relatives. I can imagine no better place to call home while away from home. There are certainly many wonderful hotels in London, but you cannot regret this choice.