HOTEL

The Mentone Hotel is a bed and breakfast situated on beautiful Cartwright Gardens in the Bloomsbury area of Central London. The hotel has been owned and managed by the same family since 1972 and has long been a popular choice with tourists and business travelers due to its pleasant surroundings and convenient location. We are just a stone's throw away from The British Museum, University of LondonThe British LibraryOxford StreetEurostar, the West End Theatre District and the neighbouring areas of SohoHolborn and Covent Garden.

The hotel occupies three townhouses on a Georgian crescent and consists of five levels (lower ground floor, ground floor, first floor, second floor and third floor). The townhouses are Grade II listed and the hotel has no lifts (elevators). We are a non-smoking establishment. 

Hours
Check-in
13:00 

Check-out
11:00

Reception
Monday-Friday     7:00 to 23:30
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays     7:30 to 23:30

Breakfast 
Monday-Friday     7:30 to 9:00
Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays     8:00 to 9:30


ROOM TYPES AND AMENITIES

All of our rooms offer the following:

  • Private bathroom with shower 
  • Complimentary Full English Breakfast/Continental Breakfast Buffet (served in our dining room)
  • Free WiFi
  • Landline telephone
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Flat screen television featuring Freeview Digital TV Services 
  • Hair dryers
  • Iron and ironing board available to use on ground floor (by request)
  • 24 hour front door access
  • Access to tennis courts in Cartwright Gardens
  • Luggage storage available at our reception

Single Room with private bathroom
Includes one single bed (sleeps one guest)

Double Room with private bathroom
Includes one double bed (sleeps up to two guests)

Twin Room with private bathroom
Includes two single beds (sleeps up to two guests)

Triple Room with private bathroom
Includes one double and one single bed (sleeps up to three guests)

Quad Room with private bathroom
Includes two double beds or one double and two single beds - specify your preference (sleeps up to four guests)

BOOKING

You may book with us on the Rates & Reservations page of our website, by e-mail, or by phone. 

Payment
A valid credit card or debit card is required to make a booking. We run a pre-authorization on your card for the amount of the first night's stay but you are not charged until you arrive. If you wish, you may pay with an alternative method upon arrival. Please note American Express carries a 3% surcharge. 

Terms and Conditions/Cancellation Policy
Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival, to avoid a penalty charge of the first night's stay. This policy also applies to guests who are already staying at the hotel and change their travel plans.  In case of a ‘no show’ the first night's accommodation will be charged.

Group Bookings
If you require more than five rooms, please e-mail us a detailed request to info@mentonehotel.com. Please note that rates, terms and conditions, and cancellation policy may change based on group booking. 

HISTORY

Built in 1810 by James Burton Esq., Cartwright Gardens was originally named Burton Crescent and is part of an estate owned by the City Guild of Skinners.  Cartwright Gardens has a tradition of progressivism and was renamed in honour of Major John Cartwright (resident between 1820-24), the political reformer who campaigned for universal suffrage, vote by the ballot, annual parliaments and the abolition of slavery. There is some suggestion that the renaming may have been prompted by the unsolved Burton Crescent murder of Rachel Samuel. Among the Crescent's other notable residents were Sir Rowland Hill (1837-39), originator of the penny postage system, Edwin Chadwick,  the social reformer who fought the water companies to provide Londoners with clean water and Sidney Smith (1835-39), who was an Anglican clergyman and philosopher who protested the restrictions on Roman Catholics.

Bloomsbury has a significant literary tradition and Cartwright Gardens figures prominently in it.  In Trollope's The Small House at Allington, John Eames lodges in Cartwright Gardens and is the object of the landlady's daughter's affection. Cartwright Gardens features in the writings of the contemporary French poet and mathematician, Jacques Roubaud.  In The Cartwright Gardens Murder  (J S Fletcher),  a resident of Cartwright Gardens witnesses a man collapse and die from poisoning and embarks on a search for the murderer, with not entirely honourable intentions.

Address: 54-56 Cartwright Gardens, London,  WC1H 9EL, United Kingdom   E-mail: info@mentonehotel.com   Phone: 020 7387 3927   Fax: 020 7388 4671