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December 20, 2019

Holmes Hotel flawlessly combines tradition with contemporary style

We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Holmes Hotel in Chiltern Street London. The reception is very unassuming but once through the doors what a lovely surprise a well designed and welcoming hotel greets you, elegant and beautifully styled.

With the Sherlock Holmes theme carefully chosen memorabilia is placed and displayed throughout the hotel. The staff were warm and very accommodating. The furnishings in the lounge were contemporary with a twist and very tasteful.

Holmes Hotel perfectly straddles classic architecture and plush, modern interiors throughout, in the restaurant, the reception, the bar and in the loft rooms and suites, comfort and style are in abundance.

Once checked-in we were shown to our spacious loft room, what a lovely surprise, it featured a well-equipped luxury bathroom with all of the usual smellies and more, a relaxing seating area, tv, excellent coffee making facilities, a minibar and a great retro turntable with a fabulous selection of albums, yes vinyl albums, we had great fun reminiscing with the super music choices. Then up an oak staircase with glass balustrade to the loft bedroom with a very comfortable super king bed with large tv etc. The room was excellent, thoughtfully designed to make the most of the space. It was quiet and perfect following our hectic day of Christmas shopping. The soft furnishing were sumptuous and the colour scheme relaxing with shades of grey and accents of soft yellow.

After a short rest in our room we sauntered to the bar for cocktails, the friendly experienced staff took care of us, plying us with a fabulous selection of the hotel specialities. The bar had a warm atmosphere and a comprehensive choice of music was played by the resident DJ, we had a really fabulous hour here prior to our meal in ‘Kitchen’, the hotel restaurant.

We enjoyed a wonderful meal in Kitchen, the menu inspired by Head Chef Stefano Motta catered for all including meat, fish, vegan choices, salads and specials featuring seasonally-inspired cuisine. Again experienced staff helped and answered any questions we had. The food was cooked to our liking, each of our choices was perfect, we had a selection of starters including Tuna Carpaccio with avocado and Aubergine Fritte, both delicious and presented with flair. We both opted for the fillet steak, cooked medium rare with fries, mushrooms, bok choi and wilted spinach. Cutting through the steak was like cutting through butter. We asked as special favour if the chef could prepare a pepper sauce for us, which he did, it was absolutely sublime.  We then had a little break, we were really quite full, but we love a dessert and we couldn’t resist, but we held back a little and shared some sorbets.

After a  great night of peaceful sleep, we ventured downstairs to the Kitchen where a wonderful was served (between 7.00 am – 10.00 am). A choice of continental hams, cheeses, cereal, juices, pastries and a cooked breakfast. I recommend the full English. It is quite clear that the produce for the cooked breakfast is specially selected for its quality, the sausages and bacon were delicious and the eggs fresh and rich.

This hotel is situated in the heart of central London minutes from all major attractions, two minutes walk from Baker Street tube station, convenient for the theatre, shopping and dining.

A: 83 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 6NF
T:  0333 400 6136
W: Holmes Hotel

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