The Sumner Hotel
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... chat, then we went out to find Soho Square, to find a place that Tamu and Alex both knew and liked. They got lost again so we ended up just going to a pub that said Happy Hour out the front. That's always a good sign! From there we decided we would do a few more stops on the monopoly board, so we headed off to Marlborough street which was close by. On the way we stopped at an ice cream shop where Darren and I shared a cone and we all got a delicious macaroon ...
... completely ready to be in an English speaking country where you instinctively understood how things worked and of course you could also put toilet paper in the lavatory! I was lucky enough to get the window seat draw for the Athens to London flight, we always went by the way they were punched out on the boarding passes and this was the first window seat I'd gotten but oh what a one to get! I was amazed to see the outskirts of Athens airport fields covered with solar panels; ...
It was up early this morning for Mum and I, as we participated in the 'Alzheimer's Society - Memory Walk' 10 mile. Our starting point was at the bandstand at Battersea Park. We caught the tube to Sloan Square (which is very close to the town of Chelsea) and walked 1.5 miles along Chelsea Embankment, across Albert Bridge, which may I add, is a beautiful bridge through the park to the bandstand. A great warm up, I may say. Alzheimer's ...
... and when I woke up the next morning, well day is more accurate, I was a bit parched. Wasn't I so smart to grab 2 1.5 liter bottles of water??? I just hope that fridge got cold enough to keep my yogurt fresh. I open my little white box to reveal 2 completely FROZEN bottles of water, a solid brick of frozen butter, fresh fruit-now popsicles AND six frozen eggs! Oh Kristen, that's the last time you think you're smarter than an appliance! I ...
So today started out a bit wet. Helen had to work but Mat had the next two days off & we decided to go to the transportation museum. We met up at the tube station & rode it together to Green Park where we got off the Jubilee line & got on the Piccadilly line to the Convent Garden tube stop. We got out & walked over to the Transportation museum right by Convent Garden.
The older children each received a kind of treasure hunt where they had to find 13 different ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews The Sumner Hotel London
Great small hotel
New location -- friendly staff, brand new rooms, flat screen TV,s thoughfully designed bathrooms. Room approx 15' x 20'. Excellent boutique hotel. Location near marble arch subway station makes transportation easy. Located in quiet neighborhood with 3 local pubs and many Lebanese resturants available for good food and drink at reasonable prices.
We used to stay in South Kensington area but all hotels there are so expensive now it is not worth it anymore. This is the first time we decided on a hotel more centrally located and we have discovered a REAL gem!
Love the Sumner
If it is possible to love a hotel, we do, we have fallen in love with The Sumner Hotel. Top drawer! We are already considering our next trip to London and there is no question as to where we will stay. The staff is courteous,friendly and totally professional. Clean, comfortable room with lovely attention to detail. This boutique hotel is best in class !
This is a very nice hotel in a great location (just 2 blocks from Marble Arch). Our room was quite large and comfortable. The included breakfast was very filling. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Lovely Hotel, just a stones throw from Hyde Park and Marble Arch Tube Station. Great location for access to all of London.
My wife and I stayed at the Sumner Hotel from September 6 to September 10 and we have nothing but praise for the staff, the accommodations and the value.
Stayed at The Sumner property on Upper Berkely during our first trip to London September 16-19, 2006. We booked the hotel after reading about another Sumner property, taking a chance on this one. Our first contact with the hotel was by phone in July, 2006 when we called to have some questions answered. The staff was helpful and answered our many questions with ease. After we booked, we also checked it out on tripadvisor but because it was so new, there were limited reviews. When we arrived, we were quite surprised and pleased. This hotel is everything it claims to be on its website. We booked a room with two twins that could be moved together easily. It was spotless and remained that way throughout our stay. The bathroom was clean and fresh. Both areas are of course, european small but we did not visit London to stay in the rooms.
I was very pleased with the quality and service that I found at the Sumner Hotel. Service was excellent, and my room was spotlessly clean & comfortable. I had a queen room, which had air conditioning and a plasma screen TV, good wardrobe space, comfortable beds and good lighting. I lacked a decent view, but I wasn't there for a long stay. The bathrooms are a decent size and, again, spotlessly clean. The water pressure in my shower wasn't great, though, and may disappoint those who are used to American showers.
I was a bit nervous to book this hotel because it had just opened and I could not find a lot of infomation about it, but I was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. It is a small hotel, about 20 rooms, somewhat modern -boutique style. Extremely clean. The front desk people were very nice. When we arrived there were welcome chocolates in the room. There was free use of a computer in the lounge. The hallways are a little weird though. To get to our room we had to take the left elevator to the third floor and then walk down a staircase. Also to get to the breakfast room we had to take the elevator to the ground floor cross the lobby and then take a separate elevator to the lower floor. Breakfast is free & buffet style. Small breakfast area about 8 tables but no one had a problem finding a table. Breakfast was okay. They had eggs scrambled(somedays they were a bit runny) or poached, sometype of meat, sausage or bacon, cereal, fruit, muffins, coissants, orange juice and of course tea or coffee. You have to ask for toast, we didnt figure that out until the 4th day we ate there. Service was very friendly.
This hotel replaced the 5 Sumner Place hotel in South Kensington. It has been opened less than a month and is still working out some of the kinks. However the staff is very friendly and the rooms are very nice and clean. The hotel is conviently located, a 2 1/2 block walk to the Marble Arch tube station. A nice touch is both 110V and 220V receptacles available in each room. We stayed for 9 days and felt it was a very pleasant stay and reasonably priced. I would recommend it highly.