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Great Cumberland Place

4.5 out of 5.0

Great Cumberland Place

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed at Cumberland Hotel for past 15+ years. Lately 17-20 April during major conversion to Hard Rock Hotel. Cheerfully put up with climbing stairs to room via circuitous routes changed daily; cling-filmed carpets and other inconveniences during renovations when assured that the new look would be worth it. Booked for 3-6 May. At no point was I told I'd be in the 'Boutique' Great Cumberland Hotel nearby in a different building. (The same entrance we had to use and hike underground to the reception area the month before.) No service. No restaurant. Very little other than a somewhat 3rd class room. Dreadfully disappointed.

Great location, good sized rooms, and clean. A little on the expensive side however

We might stay again in this hotel, hopefully they will improve the service.

Rooms are exceptionally small and have significant signs of wear, water damage and stains. Stains on everything. I have no idea how this hotel has managed to maintain its star rating.

Plus. The Deluxe King room was a good size for Central London. Well located right next to Marble Arch Tube. In the heart of things. Beds comfortable. Room was large enough for a rollaway bed too. Great location. Would stay again. Just eat out. Negative. Room service was extremely slow and on several occasions our food arrived cold. That when you could actually reach someone. Check out was a nightmare. We waited 30 min for an elevator to get to the lobby only to find a que of maybe 60 people trying to check out. We called for express check out but still needed to see reception to ensure the cold food delivered was removed from our bill.

The Cumberland was very convenient for us. With the Marble Arch Underground literally at the corner of the hotel, we were able to get everywhere we needed (including Wembley Stadium for the Seahawks NFL game) with great ease. Although we walked through scaffolding to get into the lobby, we never saw anything on our floor and enjoyed a great night's sleep the entire time.

excellent location! and very friendly staff. Nice ....................................................................................

People were cool and the hotel looked nice. The A/C went out our first night so there were a few hot nights. At least we could open the windows.

My flight arrived early on my check in day. I traveled wiith my husband and 2 children. After flying for almost 11 hrs we were exhausted. As soon as I arrived at the hotel the doorman welcome me and my family with a big smile. I was ready to leave my luggage in storage but the friendly front desk attendant saw how exhausted we looked and told us we can check into our room immediately and that we were being upgraded to a suite with a living room and kitchen. The suite was huge clean and impeccably clean. Because of this we were able to freshen up and explore London right away!!! The hop on hop off red bus was 1 block away. We took the subway station from the airport to the hotel it is 1 block away too!! There’s a lot of good places to eat and shop too in the area.

Seemed a lot quieter this time. The front desk ladies were amazing and very helpful.

Our stay was on a very warm spell in April. For three nights, we had no air conditioning and our room was hot. We asked for ice several times before it arrived. Maintenance was also called many times. Not happy

Front desk not friendly, I asked to get a higher floors because I need a quiet room, he refused to help me, I went to Concierge to asks to speaks to the manager, he was able to get me to a higher floor, they have fire drill every Monday and alarm will went off, it would be nice if they front desk will tell the customer when they checked in so they don’t freaked out. I didn’t know... it scared the xxxx outta me. When I checked out I told the front desk as well, she said they have signs on the elevator. Come one if the elevator are super busy and have a lot of people who have the time to check out your small sign? I didn’t asked for morning calls but I got a morning call at 6am.. come on!! Bathroom is small, the sink is sticking out.. so you will hit yourself when you are trying to get to the toilet. Bed is comfortable and pillows are nice and fluffy which is a plus. Poor WiFi !! I think they are doing renovations so you will hear drilling and banging on the wall 9am sharp! Elevators are slow and long waiting.

When we arrived they told us the hotel was fully booked and moved us to another building, "a better one". The room was underground and the only view was a wall. We came back and after we insisted they "found" a room (surprise!!) in the main building. Not a great beginning.

I would never stay at this hotel again. Check-in took forever, once we did get our keys, elevator didn't work. The room was dreary -- bare walls, dark brown curtains. Housekeeping left extremely unpleasant surprises in my toilet both days. When we tried to get bottled waters at the front desk in the evening, staff was very unhelpful even though they could have easily directed us to the store across the street.

Nice location , easy transportation , good view (Hydepark)

First room had a double bed against the wall for 2 people. Fig did not work. Moved to another.Matresses were so old one would roll out of bed.

This hotel is more hype than substance. I was there for three nights in May. I was very surprised at how old and outdated this hotel is. The hotel is a hub for large crew ships, as they dock for a day or two before their next departure. As such, the hotel is overwhelmed, and did not have enough staff to accommodate all of their guests. The staff could also be better trained. I was consistently provided with inaccurate information from the hotel's concierge's desk. After the second mishap, I decided to ignore their advice and guidance. Lastly, I was really insulted by one staff member after I complained that a rowdy group of men (not hotel guests), in the dining area, were taking video of me without my permission. Instead of the manager escorting these individuals out of the hotel, he started to interrogate me. This was not only perplexing, but extremely insulting, and eventually, the authorities had to be called. The culprits eventually left the hotel, after being told by the waiter that the authorities were called. The hotel is conveniently located around the corner from Hyde Park and Oxford Street. Other than that, there are no other redeeming qualities. I would not recommend this hotel, not only is it overpriced, but the service is horrendous.

Stayed here because my stepdaughter was here on a group tour. A good experience overall. Very close to the tube, Hyde Park and shopping and dining options. Staff were friendly and efficient. WiFi was free and easy to access. Room was small but comfortable. Only small complaints about room were a lack of electrical outlets, and no sports channels on the TV. Would definitely consider staying here again if the price is right.

Very good location , near everything , very good view , few rooms with large windows are the best

20 Great Cumberland Place London England

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Oxford Street and Marble Arch
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in London City Centre, Great Cumberland Place is next to popular attractions like Oxford Street and Marble Arch. This 119-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a computer station, and dry cleaning/laundry services.


Rooms

A TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a laptop-compatible safe, and a phone.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1929, Great Cumberland Place offers free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and laundry facilities. If you drive, self parking is GBP 50 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours/tickets and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a ballroom, a TV in a common area, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Great Cumberland Place

Everyone (18) Couples (30) Business (16) Family (18) Other (18) Friends (12)
2
Families

Stayed at Cumberland Hotel for past 15+ years. Lately 17-20 April during major conversion to Hard Rock Hotel. Cheerfully put up with climbing stairs to room via circuitous routes changed daily; cling-filmed carpets and other inconveniences during renovations when assured that the new look would be worth it. Booked for 3-6 May. At no point was I told I'd be in the 'Boutique' Great Cumberland Hotel nearby in a different building. (The same entrance we had to use and hike underground to the reception area the month before.) No service. No restaurant. Very little other than a somewhat 3rd class room. Dreadfully disappointed.

By on May 11, 2019

Review comment responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Guest, On behalf of our team, please accept my sincere apology that we fell short while in our care and for any inconvenience you experienced. Your feedback is very important and allows us to review and fine-tune what the hotel has to offer to better attend to you and other guests in the future. I have personally shared your comments with the responsible departments and we are working to create a better experience for you. We would like to regain your trust and hope you will consider our property in the future. Kind regards, Guest Relations Team

4
Everyone

Great location, good sized rooms, and clean. A little on the expensive side however

By on Feb 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 8, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your online feedback following your recent stay ta The Cumberland Hotel. Our location certainly does have the best of all worlds. A lovely little tranquil haven with the most fantastic views in the Capital, but only a few minutes walk away from the numerous attractions and events London has to offer. We are also delighted to read that you liked your bedroom. We are very proud of the service and standards we offer and having the facilities and amenities available ensures that our guests have an unforgettable experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, The cumberland Team

2
Everyone

We might stay again in this hotel, hopefully they will improve the service.

By on Jan 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 30, 2019

Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback following your recent stay. Your comments have been shared with applicable department. We are taking action steps to address the concerns you kindly mentioned. Our focus is our guests and our priority is to improve our guests stay. We look forward to welcoming you again and Hosting You Brilliantly. Kind regards, The Cumberland Team

5
Everyone

By on Jan 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for awarding us 5*. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Cumberland Hotel for another unforgettable stay in the near future. Kind regards, The Cumberland Team

2
Everyone

Rooms are exceptionally small and have significant signs of wear, water damage and stains. Stains on everything. I have no idea how this hotel has managed to maintain its star rating.

By on Dec 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 7, 2018

Dear Guest, It is always disappointing to receive a negative feedback. We would like to assure you that we take all guest comments into consideration and would sincerely apologise for the shortfalls in service and standards that you received. We have reviewed your comments with the relevant Heads of Department to investigate further and rectify. We are so sorry that you did not like the bedroom allocated to you on this occasion. Due to the building being a Grade Two listed building and not a purpose built hotel we have several bedrooms and bathrooms of differing, unique shape and size. On your next stay with us please let our Reception team know if you are unhappy with your room and we will do our utmost to re-allocate you to a different bedroom to ensure that you are comfortable. Referring to your comment about the rooms being wearing off all of our rooms have been refurbished recently can you can get in touch and let us know the room your were staying in order for us to investigate the matter further. We would like to regain your trust and hope you will consider our property in the future. Kind regards, The Cumberland Team

1
Everyone

Plus. The Deluxe King room was a good size for Central London. Well located right next to Marble Arch Tube. In the heart of things. Beds comfortable. Room was large enough for a rollaway bed too. Great location. Would stay again. Just eat out. Negative. Room service was extremely slow and on several occasions our food arrived cold. That when you could actually reach someone. Check out was a nightmare. We waited 30 min for an elevator to get to the lobby only to find a que of maybe 60 people trying to check out. We called for express check out but still needed to see reception to ensure the cold food delivered was removed from our bill.

By , from Virginia on Oct 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 29, 2018

Dear An, Thank you for your online feedback. It is always disappointing to receive negative feedback and I sincerely apologise for the poor service that you received from our Housekeeping department. Please be assured that I have shared your feedback with our F&B Manager and Front of House Manager regarding your experience. Please feel rest assured that your comments have been addressed accordingly with the team in order to prevent this from happening again. On a lighter note we are delighted to read that you liked your bedroom. We are very proud of the service and standards we offer and having the facilities and amenities available ensures that our guests have an unforgettable experience. Thank you for confirming you will return. We look forward to have you back. Kind regards, The Cumberland Team

5
Everyone

The Cumberland was very convenient for us. With the Marble Arch Underground literally at the corner of the hotel, we were able to get everywhere we needed (including Wembley Stadium for the Seahawks NFL game) with great ease. Although we walked through scaffolding to get into the lobby, we never saw anything on our floor and enjoyed a great night's sleep the entire time.

By , from London, England on Oct 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 19, 2018

Dear Joan, Thank you for giving us your valuable feedback. We are truly delighted to hear that the Hotel's central location perfectly suited your requirement. We certainly hope that it will not be long until your next visit to The Cumberland Hotel. Kind regards, The Cumberland Team

4
Everyone

excellent location! and very friendly staff. Nice ....................................................................................

By on Jul 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fabulous feedback following your recent stay at The Cumberland Hotel. We are thrilled to hear the staff gave you excellent care and attention from the very beginning; it is our highest priority to make every guest feel welcome and well looked after. ​​Indeed we are perfectly positioned in the heart of the city with London underground stations close by making travelling a breeze when getting around London. Alternatively we do have taxis outside of the hotel for a quicker option when travelling. We hope this is one of many great visit. We can not wait to have you back soon. Kind regards, The Cumberland Team

4

nice hotel

Everyone

People were cool and the hotel looked nice. The A/C went out our first night so there were a few hot nights. At least we could open the windows.

By , from D.C. on Jul 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2018

Dear Steve, Many thanks for taking the time to share your short yet sweet review of your experience at The ​Cumberland Hotel. We are delighted your expectations were met on all fronts and your kind words have been shared and celebrated with the entire team. Rest assured that your comments regarding the Air Conditioning Unit have been addressed by our Maintenance team. We hope that the next time your travels take you to London you will choose to stay with us again, and in the meantime, wish you well. Kind regards, The Cumberland Team

5
Everyone

My flight arrived early on my check in day. I traveled wiith my husband and 2 children. After flying for almost 11 hrs we were exhausted. As soon as I arrived at the hotel the doorman welcome me and my family with a big smile. I was ready to leave my luggage in storage but the friendly front desk attendant saw how exhausted we looked and told us we can check into our room immediately and that we were being upgraded to a suite with a living room and kitchen. The suite was huge clean and impeccably clean. Because of this we were able to freshen up and explore London right away!!! The hop on hop off red bus was 1 block away. We took the subway station from the airport to the hotel it is 1 block away too!! There’s a lot of good places to eat and shop too in the area.

By , from Los Angeles, California on Jun 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 22, 2018

Dear Sgoir, Thank you for your lovely 5* review. We are delighted that you felt welcomed from the minute you entered our majestic doors, greeted by our friendly team members with their infectious smile. We always strive to deliver the best experience for our guests and we are pleased that you found our team members attentive and courteous. A comfortable stay ensures an enjoyable and exceptional stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Cumberland Hotel for another unforgettable stay in the near future. Warmest regards, The Cumberland Team