Stayed at this hotel 3 times, its great. Perfect location for shopping, breakfast is great, rooms are big and clean. Decent sized bathroom. Room has all the facilities needed for a great stay! :)
- Free Wifi
Right next to Marble Arch tube on the Central line, and on the end of shopping Mecca Oxford st, the grand old Cumberland Hotel stands. Apparently Jimmy Hendrix spent his last night on Earth here; he could of done a lot worse.
The entrance foyer is really modern, and the staff were attentive and helpful. There was some mistake with our booking, which I believe was with the travel agent not the hotel. We went and had some dinner while they sorted it out. The wash up was we were upgraded from what was a tiny standard room, to an apartment. This was great, although I'm glad we didn't have to pay for it as it was pretty expensive, then again this is central London. I noticed a few airline pilots stay here so it must be ok.
The room had a pretty funky color scheme, and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was pretty standard but ok. I'd recommend this place if you can appreciate the location
Stayed here for one night before a meeting. It's a very large hotel, but the staff are friendly and the rooms are comfortable and quiet. I got a deal on their own website, and got an executive double room, which is a very good size, for a good price. Having subsequently checked the usual prices, it was a very good deal indeed! It's pricey, but you pay for the location and the convenience. I'm not planning to go there for a leisure trip, but it was fine for a business meeting.
Stayed in the Cumberland for 2 night as my husband was doing the London Marathon...
we were concerned that the hotel was almost too central from a noise point of view but were pleasently surprised. We had a 6 floor room, (which was in an adjacent building easily accessible through an underground corridor from the main hotel.) and the windows were tripple glazed, so we had a great nights sleep in a comfy bed. Only negative point about the room is it was TINY... as in the bed is shoved up against the wall, and the bathroom is two steps from the bed. Then other areas are excessively large ie lobby, corridors to restaurant, bar etc. Bad planning perhaps.
Staff were generally plesant and helpful. I was allowed a late check out with no extra charge.
Overall we had a very plesant stay, and will return.
I stayed here for a conference in April. The booking was made through their special services as we had a rebate for the conference. I double checked this upon arrival just to find there was no such mention in their system.
The room was decent, mostly good except for a sloooow TV, the lack of a real bathroom door (just a glass door which didn't cover the entire door frame) and no toilet brush(?). Staying in the same room as your coworker does mean you get to know them more intimately but there are limits to what you want to share. Beds where comfortable and the in-room safe came in handy (fits a 13" laptop). Wifi was not included in the price and sadly did not work very often once purchased. To be fair this was probably partly due to the amount fo people trying to use it but it is still beyond me how this could be an issue 2012. Staff was very friendly and the breakfast bufé was plentiful. All in all in all a very mixed experience with some definite highs and lows.
I stayed there for a conference. Unfortunately, my room was not in the main hotel building but the guest house just down the street. The two buildings are connected by an underground tunnel. Breakfast was very good - huge selection. Best thing: Marble Arch tube station just around the corner.