Hotel in Detail:Threadneedles Hotel London was the very first luxury boutique hotel in the Square Mile (City of London centre). The hotel was originally a Victorian Banking Hall built in 1865, with solid oak doors and impressive marble columns. The centre piece of the hotel is the beautifully hand-painted glass dome abobe the lobby, which epitomises the Threadneedles hotel and dates back to 1856. Reception features a marble floor and glass dome roof. The leather armchairs help to give something of a gentleman's club feel. The hotel itself can be said to have both a discrete and stylish feel.
Soft tones and clever lighting create a relaxing environment in the 70 contemporary air-conditioned rooms and suites. Bedrooms are furnished with wood furniture while elegant Egyptian cotton and duck down duvets adorn the beds. In-room you'll find a range of amenities including personal business cards, tea/coffee facilities (filter coffee machine), hairdryer, laptop size safe, iPod docking station with radio and alarm clock (Music library available), trouser press, ironing board, minibar, satellite flat screen television with pay movies, CD/DVD player, telephone with private number and voicemail, free wireless high speed internet access and a dataport. Rooms have key-card access.
All rooms at the Threadneedles Hotel have Limestone bathrooms with frosted glass sliding doors, chrome and glass accessories, bathrobe and slippers, top brand toiletries and mini-TVs.
Deluxe doubles have a small sitting area while executive rooms have a larger sitting area and innovative lighting. Suites have a separate lounge area.
The Terrace Suite and The Loft combine to create a four-room apartment with private balcony overlooking St Paul's Cathedral.
The Penthouse, with its unique interior, private access and private balcony overlooks the city life below. It even has its own lift.
Room service is 24 hours. Turndown service and complimentary newspaper.
Each floor has lift (leather clad) access.
Dining Options:Marco Pierre White Wheeler's of St. James's Oyster Bar & Grill Room: Created by the renowned Marco Pierre White one of the founders of contemporary British cuisine. The dishes have flair with options such as Wheelers fish pie, a choice of steaks (from rib of beef to entrecote of veal) and grilled Dover sole a la salamander.
The long wooden bar, used as a counter when Threadneedles was a bank, is dedicated to the finest oysters and Champagnes, in addition to a distinctive gin selection, extensive wine list and cocktails.
Restaurant is closed on weekends but the bar is open everyday.
Breakfast: Served daily including weekends. A full and flexible menu be it black pudding, extra bacon, full English, poached eggs on toast or continental. Traditional table service or served in your bedroom.
Afternoon tea at Threadneedles Hotel: Served in lounge under the stained glass dome. Sink back into soft leather chairs and enjoy an English tradition, afternoon tea and Champagne.
Champagne Bar: The bar is the original old banking counter. Pull up a stool and enjoy light lunch or late dinner along with Champagne and freshly shucked oysters.
Dome Lobby Lounge: Located in the former banking hall with its glass dome being the central area of the hotel with dollops of natural light. Low leather chairs for comfort. The lounge is open and available for hotel residents 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
There are 3 meeting rooms suitable for up to 35 delegates.
WiFi is accessible in all parts of the Threadneedles Hotel and is complimentary. In-room spa treatments and massages can be arranged through the hotel.
Please note you are not allowed to smoke in any part of the Threadneedles Hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Bank 316 yards (288 metres), Railway Station: London Liverpool Street 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.6 miles (0.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7.4 miles (11.9 km). Rail links are great, there are 3 national rail stations and 8 underground stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km). The Threadneedles Hotel occupies a location in the heart of the City of London, known throughout the world as the main district for financial services and companies. This is actually one of the oldest parts of the City as you will see in the narrow winding nature of the surrounding streets. This part of the City was once the home to the Royal Exchange (a centre for commerce) which today is a luxury shopping centre with a large number of stores and restaurants. The Royal exchange is just 100 yards from the hotel between Cornhill and Threadneedles Street. At the western end of Threadneedles Street, just after the Bank junction, is Mansion House, one of the grandest surviving Georgian town palaces in London and home for the City of London Major. The hotel is opposite both the Bank of England the London Stock Exchange. 10 tube stations within half a mile with the major rail station of Liverpool Street just 0.3 miles to the north. From there you can take a direct train out to Stansted Airport, the Stansted Express, with a journey time of 45 minutes. The Barbican arts and entertainment complex is less than half a mile to the north west. The main tourist areas are 2 miles to the east around the West End and can be reached in 15 minutes by tube and 15-20 minutes by taxi. Other local places of interest include Monument (0.3 miles), Petticoat Lane Market (0.5 miles), Museum of London (0.5 miles), Royal Armouries and fusiliers Museum (0.5 miles), St Pauls Cathedral (0.5 miles), London Dungeon (0.6 miles) and HMS Belfast (0.6 miles). The hotel has a good choice of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area which are busy weekdays and less so weekends.
Bedroom Numbers: 70 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and charges apply.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainOf course you may well prefer to stay with the Marriott chain take a look at these hotels close by:
Marriott County Hall Hotel: is 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £221.
London Edition Hotel: is 2.2 miles (3.6 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £335.
St. Ermins Hotel: 2.4 miles (3.8 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £153.
Marriott West India Quay Hotel: 2.8 miles (4.5 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £99.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Marriott Hotels across the chain average 83% so this hotel is one of the better rated Marriott hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 114th from 862 London hotels, 3rd of 22 Marriott Hotels, and 55th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.3 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 5 star South Place Hotel, with rates that start from about £176 and which has a 91% guest satisfaction rating.
As the Threadneedles, Autograph Collection is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the Batty Langley's. This is also a boutique hotel and is (0.6 miles, 0.9 km) away. Rates start from around £157 and is rated by guests at 95%.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Grange City Hotel. 0.4 miles away (0.7 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 82% from its past guests with base rates starting at about £99.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Rosewood London Hotel seems like a possible option being 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from the Threadneedles, Autograph Collection. The Rosewood London Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (5 Threadneedle Street, EC2 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.8 miles (1.3 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 16 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 12 three star hotels (average rating 82%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 80%). Coming out as the top rated hotel is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 98%.
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £121 per night. Starting from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) up to £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 92%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £170, Four Star average: £111, Three Star average: £81 and Two Star average: £49.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Threadneedles, Autograph Collection 14th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 9th (joint) for the 16 five star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 35th of 50 (7th of 16 five star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 9th of 43 for sheer value for money (Batty Langley's was top).
Parking: not onsite.
Bonds voted as the City's number one restaurant for breakfast (CityAM 2007)
Background:Bought by Malaysia based YTL Hotels for £9.9 million pounds.
Hotel opened in 2002. Was called the Threadneedles, The City's Boutique Hotel till 2014 when it became a Marrioott hotel.