St Martin’s Lane Hotel Review

Not to sound smug, but I’ve had the most blissful weekend ever! The Boy surprised me with a little weekend away in the town I call my playground – London. Stay with me here, it wasn’t your average weekend jaunt to London, oh no, it was 5*, luxe London and every minute was perfect. We stayed at the sumptuous St Martin’s Lane hotel, which is owned by the Morgans Hotel Group – the inventors of the boutique hotel. They also own The Sanderson hotel but I prefer St Martin’s Lane as it’s a little more under the radar than its glamourous big sister hotel. Situated on the lovely St Martin’s Lane, the hotel is ideally situated for pretty much everything, it’s nestled between Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Leicester Square but the hotel itself is so quiet, you could hear a pin drop…on the thick, plush carpet.

st martin's lane hotel room

The room was incredible; it honestly took my breath away. I’d seen a snapshot as the hotel was featured in Layer Cake, but it did not prepare me for how breathtaking the room is. The room was a palace compared to the usual shoebox-sized rooms in London hotels. The high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows AND doors further heightened the feeling of space. The bed was exactly what you would want from a hotel bed: massive and super comfortable. The unique part of the room is that you have your own coloured lighting controls so you can alter the whole ambiance of the room. The decor is white so it’s the perfect blank canvas. 

St Martin's lane hotel room

st martins lane hotel lobby

I know some people tend to avoid boutiques and 5* hotels as the staff can be a little snooty but honestly, the staff at St Martin’s Lane were so friendly and helpful, they really went the extra mile to ensure we had a special stay. I felt a little poorly on the second night and they even bought up some DVDs with our room service order, which was delicious by the way. The hotel is also home to the famous Cuba de Asia restaurant, perfect if you can’t bear to tear yourself away from the hotel. All in all, I had such a great time at St Martin’s Lane hotel, it’s only been a couple of days and I’m dying to go back. I’d thoroughly recommend it to anyone for a special weekend in London. 

The Breakfast

breakfast room service at St Martin's Lane Hotel

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Pratishtha Durga
    December 10, 2008 / 11:12 am

    Wow. The place looks amazing. Sounds like you had a great time.

  2. WendyB
    December 10, 2008 / 3:11 pm

    I stayed at St. Martin’s Lane a few years ago. Fun hotel.

  3. Myriam
    December 10, 2008 / 5:15 pm

    My god!! This looks so nice! I’d like to have that breakfast for dinner right now!

  4. Susanna-Cole
    December 10, 2008 / 6:10 pm

    Aw sounds like a fabulous weekend, glad it was just what you needed! :)And thank you so much for your comment, and for sharing your lovely insights! <3xoxo,S-C

  5. Bella
    December 10, 2008 / 8:03 pm

    This looks and sounds incredible. Hoping you had the time of your life. xxxx

  6. ♥ fashion chalet
    December 10, 2008 / 8:19 pm

    Thanks :)haha, yes I am a tad Audrey obsessed! <3Can I have your breakfast? That chocolate muffin looks soverygood!xx

  7. Savvy Mode SG
    December 10, 2008 / 8:49 pm

    sounded like you had loads of fun… i love the all white hotel room.

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    December 10, 2008 / 8:50 pm

    Yes, I recived Influence last week and I was so excited!Do you have it too?Your blog is so nice by the way,I’ll follow you 🙂

  9. nikkimoose.
    December 10, 2008 / 9:59 pm

    ah incredible!!

  10. nikkimoose.
    December 10, 2008 / 10:00 pm

    ah incredible!!

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    December 10, 2008 / 10:03 pm

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    December 10, 2008 / 10:28 pm

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  13. Anonymous
    December 10, 2008 / 11:03 pm

    Gosh the hotel looks so plush! And I love the food pics too – so delicious!

  14. Siljesfashion
    December 10, 2008 / 11:29 pm

    That looks amazing! Looked like you had a wonderful time.

  15. Annie
    December 11, 2008 / 4:02 am


  16. Song of Style
    December 11, 2008 / 7:12 am

    i heart good interior pictures!!! love the interiors.

  17. Sharon Rose
    December 11, 2008 / 7:45 am

    Hi there-It sounds like you had a lovely weekend, hope everything works out just fine for you, you deserve it!

  18. Romeika
    December 11, 2008 / 2:42 pm

    What a delicious looking breakfast, you made me hungry:)

  19. dapper kid
    December 11, 2008 / 10:20 pm

    The restaurant looks AMAZING!!! And that hotel looks delightful 🙂 Hope you had fun!

  20. May Kasahara
    December 12, 2008 / 1:46 am

    amazing ♥I need a second dessert now

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