Dorset Square Hotel

Set in an attractive Regency town-house, this is definitely one of my favourite places to stay when I’m in London.  To me, it feels like you’re in a beautifully decorated home rather than a hotel and this is what I crave when I travel.   

I love the location in Marylebone – it’s a very upmarket area, opposite leafy Dorset Square, close to Regents Park (great for a morning walk or run), a 20-minute leisurely stroll to Selfridges (my favourite department store in London), nearby to train stations and walking distance to excellent restaurants, cafes and shops in Marylebone High Street.

The staff were outstanding – personable, friendly and welcoming. 

The basement restaurant ‘The Potting Shed’ is the perfect spot for breakfast (or dinner) and offers a delectable array of treats to start the day – and good coffee! 

I really love the super comfortable beds and good quality bedlinen in all of the Firmdale Hotels.  The hand-cream or room spray you find waiting on your pillow every evening is also a lovely touch. 

I understand this area was home to the first ever cricket club, and it’s just down the road from Lord’s cricket ground. Kit Kemp (Designer) has taken this as inspiration for the tasteful and quirky interiors, with cricket references wherever you turn such as framed cricket bats as artwork and cricket ball wardrobe door handles – I loved these touches and so did my cricket mad son!

 39-40 Dorset Square, Marylebone, London NW1 6QN, UK

stayNicola Dethridge