I recent stayed at the BoTree hotel Marylebone. Being a new hotel, which opened in September 2023 at the top end of Marylebone Lane and on the former site of The Angel public house, this hotel is the first opening for Place III Hotels and in a great location being a few minutes’ walk from Bond Street Station, Mayfair and Soho.
The hotel’s façade blends in with the traditional architectural of the area but inside the ground floor has been designed by Dutch architects, Concrete, with funky glass walls and great use of colours injecting fun and personality into every nook.
The lobby is stylish and modern and filled with plants and flowers. It was nice to check-in sitting surrounded by plants with a welcoming glass of champagne instead of a cold reception desk. A key factor for the hotel is sustainability using eco friendly and natural materials and products throughout from vegan leather furniture, artwork from recycled materials to bamboo loo paper.
The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful, from the door team to the check-in staff to the floor host (yes, they have a host for every floor who personally welcomes and orientates the guest). The hotel has its own values which are “Truth, Love and Compassion. These values keep us focused on minimising our impact on our planet and creating an environment in which our guests, our team and our community can connect, be inspired and flourish”. They treat each guest and member of staff as family.
My room was spacious, elegant and very comfortable with eco bedlinen, a sofa, a desk, a flat-screen TV, and a coffee machine. The room also had a touch screen panel that controlled the lighting, the curtains, the temperature, and the music. The bathroom was luxurious, with a walk-in shower, a bathtub, and Jo Loves toiletries which were replaced daily together with a Dyson air wrap. I loved the little extra touches in the room especially the Jasper Conran Wedgewood tea set.
Housekeeping was very discreet and flawless. The room was very quiet for saying where the hotel is situated and a lovely view of the city from my window. I had to ask about the suites and apparently the ultimate suite to stay in is the BoTree Suite which has its own guest entrance, balcony space and can be combined with other suites to create one large wing.
The hotel has a restaurant and a bar on the ground floor, both operated by Tao Group Hospitality (known for Hakkasan and Yauatcha). The restaurant, Lavo, which is the Los Angeles-born restaurant and frequented by the likes of the Kardashians has landed in Marylebone. The Italian restaurant whose Head Chef is Stefano Lorenzini serves Italian cuisine with a coastal flair and is very glamorous, lively and chic. The bar, BoTree Bar is the perfect hangout for drinks with friends. A beautiful teal marble bar curves round the room with golden walls highlighting the bottles of spirits behind the bar and serving the best cocktails ever and apparently an addition coming soon of a rooftop terrace.
Overall, I had a wonderful stay at the BoTree hotel although it was expensive (around £660 per night), I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a luxury and stylish hotel in London. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.