Designer Philippe Starck conceived St Martins Lane London as a surrealist wonderland viewed through the looking glass of classic British eccentric taste. Cheeky and daring with a touch decadent, the lobby and social spaces are signature Starck style. It’s fitting that the hotel is situated in the bustling theatre district in Covent Garden – it is pure drama. Just ask the garden gnomes; this is classic London with a seriously seductive twist.
45 St Martin's Ln Chring Cross London WC2N 4HX United Kingdom
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Location is ideal if you plan a theater heavy trip. If not, a less frenetic area might be preferable. The property was very pleasant - contemporary rooms, good bed and bath, friendly staff. Room was small but serviceable, wifi was strong, outlets plentiful and well located. A few challenges - the TV didn’t work despite repeated efforts and swapped out equipment - not a big deal, but weird. Housekeeping could use some improvement - amenities not replaced when used, bathroom floor and particularly shower shelf needed a good scrubbing (floor sticky and mold in shower). Patrik Romano, the concierge went out of his way to help me with an issue - despite initially looking at me like I was an idiot tourist. NB - I suppose anyone out of their hometown is a tourist, but I expect I have more travel under my belt than most …. Finally, my personal and perennial hotel gripe - stall showers need a stool or bench or ledge. I’m convinced most hotels are designed by men who have never tried to shave their legs in a shower with no place to rest a foot …! Overall, would recommend.
This is the best high-tea I have Experienced! I was traveling solo while my husband was working. I always enjoy going to tea, but their festive holiday tea was amazing. I got to enjoy the traditional savory options which I always love, but their holiday desserts took this one over the top. Great service too. Ask for victoria and Manuel!
We picked St. Martin's for the location and reviews and were very happy with our choice. Our reservation included breakfast everyday - the choices and food were terrific. There is a great "hidden" cocktail lounge on site - open on Friday and Saturday- reservations suggested.