The Mandeville Hotel
What We Love
- The Reform Social & Grill restaurant has a great, reasonably priced menu
- Etro products in the bathrooms
- Head Chef Serge Neil's Vintage Afternoon Tea
What To Know
- Central London can get pretty busy at the weekends
- Free WiFi is available
- Interiors are a little on the girly side
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Perfectly placed between the leafy confines of Marylebone Village and the shopping mecca of Oxford Street, the Mandeville Hotel is a 142-room boutique crash-pad within easy reach of Selfridges and Liberty. Decor errs on the feminine side with towering vases of white roses, scented candles and damask walls in some of the bedrooms (plus the occasional floral bedspread). However, the Reform Social & Grill pulls back the masculine factor with a zinc-topped bar, leather banquettes and a hearty menu. Check out the Vintage Afternoon Tea with locally sourced eats, such as John Ross Scottish smoked salmon and goats’ curd from Thornby Moor Estate in Cumbria.
In the Area
Located just a five-minute walk from Oxford Street, guests will be perfectly placed to shop ’til they drop. Find everything here from high-street fashion favorite Topshop to independent-boutique-filled side streets like the quirky Carnaby Street. Further down the road is Selfridges, one of London’s best-loved department stores. Housed in a grand building by the Bond Street tube, it mixes designer fashion with high-street brands, and the hallowed Food Hall is not to be missed. For more food fixes, Rhodes W1 is the brainchild of celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, and even if you’re on a budget (or have blown it in the shops), you can get an impressive prix-fixe dinner here at an excellent price.
How to Get There
Very good location , just one block away from St Christopher's Place, and a 2 min walk to Bond Street tube station. Nice staff who are always willing to help. Clean and neat room. Comfy bed. Ask for a room further away from the street will give you the best, unless you are okay with noises from cars and drunken people.
We found the Mandeville to be quite charming. Room was nice, bed was decent (not the best, but have seen worse), maid service timely and efficient. The only issue is that half door in the shower, I think was missing a piece of the rubber seal as water was quick to make its way all over the bathroom floor. Not a deal breaker by any means, just a heads up. lol Otherwise, we only visited the onsite restaurant/bar for a night cap (never ate there), but it was nice otherwise. I used Hotwire to get the room and even if you do or dont, i think they charge some sort of service fee (10 lbs a day or so it seemed???). I didnt think much of it as we got in real late, but did hear somebody complaining about it the next day as we walked by the front desk. The location is great, well, we dont know London all that well, but we were able to get to the things we needed to rather easily and quickly. Seems to be in more of a neighborhood, which was actually pretty nice. Great stay overall, would definitely return.
This hotel was a very welcoming and friendly experience.
Really enjoyed staying there and made the total London experience very memorable. Fantastic staff behind desk and concierge accommodated everything we needed.