Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
MARRIOTT HOTEL GROSVENOR SQUARE: LONDON
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT:
- The fancy central Mayfair location
- To indulge a cocktail or afternoon tea in the hotel's secret bar, The Luggage Room
- For the spacious rooms with four poster beds
- To enjoy a great breakfast to start the day just right
Staying in the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square was a perfect treat at Christmas time last year as it was fantastic to stay so close to Selfridges, with its wonderful festive displays, and the many shops of Bond Street.
We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and witnessed an Indian wedding taking place at the hotel, which was a treat to see as the outfits were full of colour and detail. We were offered a glass of red or white wine or water whilst we checked in and since our room wasn’t quite ready, were taken to then private hotel lounge to wait. It was a secluded large room in the hotel with complimentary tea and coffee and savoury and sweet snacks and was a nice area to relax in.
Once our room was ready, the hotel manager took us up to our suite, which featured a modern four-poster bed, with TV opposite, and a lounge and dining area with sofa, chairs and dining table. We were left a nice welcome treat of cheese, biscuits and grapes, a box of biscuits from Selfridges and a bottle of sparkling wine - which we got stuck into straight away! The room was spacious, clean and modern but I felt the bathroom was slightly old fashioned and let the suite down a little.
Aswell as the hotel’s bar, it was a treat having a secret cocktail bar, The Luggage Room, situated in the hotel and we of course had to sample a cocktail in there. Our writer Ellie visited for afternoon tea at The Luggage Room last year and you can read her review here. Going back to the cocktails, we tried a French 75 and a Bee's Knee's and they were both delicious. The cocktails are more on the expensive side (at around £16 a drink) but the quirky surroundings and intimacy of the place made it a cool place to experience.
After a good nights sleep in our four-poster bed – the room was surprisingly quiet despite it’s central location as it’s tucked away on a picturesque side street – we got dressed and headed downstairs to breakfast.
Breakfast is served in the hotel's Maze Grill restaurant (Gordon Ramsay's Maze is also part of the hotel) and the room was light an airy with pretty views out onto the greenery of square opposite. We were seated at a table for two and helped ourselves to delicious breads, cereal, fruit and pastries before ordering cooked items. I opted for a Cheese and Ham Omelette and Steve chose a Full English, which were both cooked just right and tasted delicious. It was a really relaxing place to enjoy breakfast and we could have easily sat there sipping coffee and fresh orange juice all morning.
The Marriott Grosvenor Hotel is a really central place to stay and perfect for a shopping trip in London, due to its close proximity to Bond Street and Selfridges. Being able to drink in the quirky The Luggage Room whilst staying at the hotel is a fantastic treat.
Dotty Dishes was a guest of The Marriott Grosvenor Hotel.