The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
What We Love
- Every homey detail, like the hot water bottles with hand-knitted covers in guest rooms
- Getting a taste of chef Bruno Loubert’s meals by day, and master mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s concoctions by light, at Seymour’s Parlour
- The in-room mini-bars stocked with pre-mixed cocktail bottles and a shaker set
What To Know
- Lear’s Loft, on the top floor, has its own private terrace with a claw-foot bathtub
- There’s no parking onsite, but taxis are more than in abundance
- Two Tube stations—Marble Arch and Bond Street—are both five-minute walks away
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Like its sister property in Clerkenwell, this 24-room townhouse and former home of poet Edward Lear, on a gritty street in Marylebone, has been transformed into the maximalist dream of a fictional resident—in this case, worldly magpie Uncle Seymour. Designer Russell Sage has blanketed every surface with wallpaper, stenciling, hanging maps, and other antique souvenirs (vases, grandfather clocks, bowler hats, Persian rugs) one might have amassed while on a Grand Tour. The place to be is the Parlour, where guests cozy up by the fireplace for daytime light reading before nightfall, when outsiders trickle in for a taste of creative cocktails from a menu designed by famed mixologist Tony Conigliaro.
In the Area
Despite being sequestered on a lesser-known street in lesser-known Marylebone, the Zetter is close by some incredible diversions. Dig into brasserie-style fare at 35 New Cavendish, or, for a typically English breakfast or Sunday Roast, at the Grazing Goat, just around the corner from the hotel. Wash it all down with a pint at Kensington Street Social or most elevated cocktails at Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social. Two lanes away from the Zetter, you’ll find the soon-to-be-pedestrianized Oxford Street, a shopping strip home to high-end brands and department stores like Selfridges, while to the west is Hyde Park, your verdant gateway to sights beyond including Buckingham Palace.
How to Get There
We stayed here after a fantastic day celibrating in London. The room was excellent, well presented and very clean. Bed was comfortable and drinks were on hand !! We had cocktails in the room and enjoyed a peacfull nights sleep. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Amanda had the continental breakfast which was very good. I had the English which was also great. My only comment is that the plate should have been warm. Would definately stay again.
Heather & I stayed for two nights at the Zetter, Marylebone and what a treat it was. The room was large with two sofa lounges and the best king size bed I've ever slept in. The Zetter is full of old world charm and these values are reflected in the very professional and friendly service of all their staff. Highly recommended if you wish to have a 5 star stay in a beautiful area of London
I stayed at the Zetter for three nights in late September. I was meant to meet a friend there but his flight from the states was cancelled due to weather. The hotel did not refund his room. That was a bummer!
I arrived really early in the morning after an overnight flight from the Middle East. The hipster millennial staff was neither overly helpful nor overly friendly. They were almost too cool to care. But the place was so perfect, their obnoxious attitudes were easy to overlook. My favorite was when the girl at the “front desk” arrogantly informed me that “they walk” in London. As if I didn’t know that or was opposed to it?? She did this after I’d asked directions to a spin class to kill time prior to checking in, because they’d offered me no breakfast or coffee as a way to appease me whilst I waited. Anyway....
My room was perfect and large for London. The Union Jack canopy only frightened me the first morning I woke up. After that I was used to it! The bathtub was massive!
This hotel is worth it for the location alone. The bar/restaurant staff were far more friendly than the kids that worked check-in.