Malmaison London  4 stars

18-21 Charterhouse Square, London, United Kingdom, EC1M 6AH  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Across from a picturesque leafy square in Clerkenwell, the chic 97-room hotel Malmaison London is within walking distance of the city and bars and restaurants. The public areas have low lighting and the rooms are color by number.

Verified Reviews:

  • Well placed in farringdon - Lovely bars - Good food - Good service - Bar staff were really nice
  • Room was no clean - Furniture was dirty - Decor of the lobby is pretty amusing - Bathroom was lovely
  • Hotel is very clean - Hotel staff checking in was excellent - Great for walking to city offices
  • Location is great - Really quiet - Dinner was a delightful experience - Room was large and tastefully decorated
  • Lobby lacks the chic - Will be back - Rooms were pretty small - Staff were certainly extremely pleasant


Centrally located, the four-star Malmaison enjoys close proximity to the key heritage sites in London.

This traditional hotel boasts of free wired internet and public parking.

All 97 elegant rooms are complete with flat screen TVs and mini-bar.

Brasserie serves classic regional dishes, while bar serves signature cocktails.

The nearest tube station is a three-minute walk away.

Number of rooms   97.

City Center London - 1.6 mi
Airports London City Airport (LCY) - 6.6 mi, London Heathrow (LHR) - 15.7 mi
Train Stations City Thameslink - 2700 ft, Blackfriars Station - 3700 ft
Underground stations Farringdon - 1400 ft, Barbican - 700 ft
Bus stop - 1400 ft
Restaurants St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield (cuisine: British) - 300 ft, Le Cafe du Marche (cuisine: American, French) - 200 ft
Beaches Shell Beach - 1.5 mi, Rushy Bay - 1.5 mi


All rooms are elegant and luxurious featuring flat screen satellite TV, mini-bar, CD player with a music library, shower and luxury toiletries in every private bathroom.

Dining options

Brasserie serves regional dishes in its classic environment.

Bar features modern design and a selection of drinks to enjoy late in the evening.

Private dining is possible.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of GBP 15 per person per night. 


Free wired internet is available.

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The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Wedding Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • CD player



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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All rooms are elegant and luxurious featuring flat screen satellite TV, mini-bar, CD player with a music library, shower and luxury toiletries in every private bathroom.

Standard Double Room
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Malmaison London Standard Double Room
Malmaison London Standard Double Room
Malmaison London Standard Double Room
Malmaison London Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed

The elegant room created by the understated décor of lilac, dove and earth fabric tones includes Double bed. Guests have a power shower and luxury toiletries in every private bathroom. The room is for two persons.

Room facilities
    Standard Twin Room
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    Malmaison London Standard Twin Room
    Bed type: Double Bed

    The elegant room is calm, has yet fresh milieu that created by the understated décor of lilac, dove and earth fabric tones. The room includes Twin beds complete with two Single beds. Guests have a power shower and luxury toiletries in every private bathroom.

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      Superior Double Room
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      Malmaison London Superior Double Room

      The spacious, family room is calm, has yet fresh milieu that created by the understated décor of lilac, dove and earth fabric tones. The room includes Double beds. Guests have a power shower and luxury toiletries in every private bathroom.

      Luxury Suite
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      Malmaison London Luxury Suite

      The spacious with private lounge area room is calm, has yet fresh milieu that created by the understated décor of lilac, dove and earth fabric tones. The room includes a King size bed. Guests have a power shower and luxury toiletries in every private bathroom.

      Malmaison London LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      London Zoo is located in Regent's park that is near the hotel

      Buckingham Palace, a royal residence offers guided tours

      Botanical Gardens are also located nearby

      Kensignton Palace with adjoining gardens is also in the nearest vicinity of the hotel

      Conti Italia Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd, 100 m, a world-renowned centre for actor training

      Saint Bartholomew the Great Church, 200 m, an Anglican church located at West Smithfield

      William Wallace memorial, 300 m, devoted to the Scottish patriot and freedom fighter

      Tourist attractions
      • Barbican Art Centre
        2000 ft
      Places of interest
      • Saint Bartholomew the Great Church
        700 ft
      • William Wallace memorial
        1000 ft
      • St Peter's Italian Church
        2000 ft
      • Saint Pauls
        2300 ft
      • St Martin Within Ludgate Church
        2300 ft
      Train stations
      • City Thameslink
        2300 ft
      Shopping areas
      • Hatton Garden
        2000 ft
      • Newgate Execution Scaffold
        2000 ft
      • Museum Of London
        1400 ft
      • Conti Italia Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd
        400 ft
      • Barbican Hall
        2000 ft
      Business areas
      • London Stock Exchange
        2000 ft
      Underground stations
      • Barbican
        400 ft
      • Farringdon
        1000 ft
      • Saint Paul's
        2000 ft

      Local Attractions

      • British Museum
        1.2 mi
        Great Russell Street, London
      • The Monument
        5100 ft
        Monument St., London
      • The Courtauld Gallery
        5200 ft
        Somerset House, Strand, London
      • Dennis Severs' House
        5100 ft
        18 Folgate Street, London
      • Bankside
        5100 ft

      Near the hotel

      • Church of St. Bartholomew the Great
        700 ft
        West Smithfield, London
      • The Museum of the Order of St John
        800 ft
        St John's Gate, London
      • Museum of London
        1500 ft
        150 London Wall, London
      • St. Etheldreda's
        1800 ft
        Ely Place, London
      • Barbican Gallery
        1800 ft
        Barbican Centre, London
      • Old Bailey
        1900 ft
        Newgate Street, London
      • St. Paul's Cathedral
        2600 ft
        St. Paul's Churchyard, London

      Restaurants Nearby

      • St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield

        60% likes this, based on 350 reviews
        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: USD 41 - USD 41

        300 ft
        26 St John Street

        Phone: 020 7251 0848

      • Le Cafe du Marche

        65% likes this, based on 129 reviews
        Cuisine: American, French
        Price Range: USD 68 - USD 132

        200 ft
        22 Charterhouse Sq.

        Phone: (020)-7608-1609

      • Malmaison Brasserie

        68% likes this, based on 80 reviews
        Cuisine: French, European
        Price Range: USD 25 - USD 41

        100 ft
        18 - 21 Charterhouse Square

        Phone: +44 20 7012 3700

      • Fox & Anchor

        60% likes this, based on 92 reviews
        Cuisine: European, British

        200 ft
        115 Charterhouse Street

        Phone: 44 0 20 7012 3700

      • TART

        85% likes this, based on 21 reviews

        200 ft
        117 Charterhouse Street

        Phone: +44 207 2533003

      Getting around.

      Barbican Station is within 300m.

      From Barbican turn left on Aldersgate then first left into Carthusian Street - Charterhouse Square is on the right.

      Farringdon Station is also within 300m.

      From Farringdon turn left along Cowcross Street then left on Charterhouse Street - Charterhouse Square is on the left.

      Kings Cross Station is within 1.6km.

      Public parking is available at a charge.

      Malmaison London Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Malmaison London

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 39 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers

        Location of the the hotel is excellent - a real hidden gem in a fascinating square.The hotel is special, and because breakfast was brought to our room too early (as opposed to too late at most hotels) they did not charge us for it - their suggestion not mine. Would stay again

        I would like to be able to switch the fridge off at night - sleeping in the same room means there is a constant background electrical noise. We are light sleepers and notice such things. It would be great if hotels catered specifically for light sleepers and offered rooms that didn't back onto car parks, air conditioning units, kitchens or had paper thin day maybe, and to be fair we did not mention this to the people at Malmaison - we were only there 2 nights so put up with it.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The immediate position was very pleasant, and the ambience very easy going. It didn't feel like being in the middle of a big city, which we liked.

        The pub nearby had loud music on a Saturday night, but not for too long. Some noise from passers by in the early hours.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        I really liked the fact it was so quiet, being in the square made all the difference. Midday checkout was also helpful and the hotel is very close to a number of great resturants and pubs as well as public transport.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Comfortable - easy access by public transport - quiet location

        Being disturbed by noisy guests late at night and then again as they left very early the next day

        • Average rating
      • Single

        A nice quiet hotel in a busy area. My wishing for late check out was kindly accomodated for, very much appreciated.

        Comfortable bed, but a little on the hard side. I would have liked to have access to a internet connected PC to use in the lobby.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        General feel of the hotel and friendly staff

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        It was good however there were two things that were a bit of an issue. The bathtub was quite a high way up from the floor so it was difficult/slippery getting in and out. Particularly for an elderly person. The sink also came out quite far from the mirror so it was difficult shilst shaving for one of the staff members that stayed in the hotel. Other than thaose things, the hotel was sufficient. Thank you.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Location ; ambiance; restaurant esp breakfast. Very pleasant room.

        Tried to charge is rack rate, not rate agreed through Staff did not respond well to this being pointed out.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The location of the hotel for London is great. Parking outside is handy. The room was very comfortable.

        The room service charges were extremely expensive. £9 for a club sandwich + service charge??!!

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Comfort & cleanliness of room. Ideal location.

        As a solo diner I had to request that the spare place setting be removed so that the table was for one and not one plus a non existant guest.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        location is excellent. Good quality room and bathroom

        very expensive price for the room, and an extra £18 each for breakfast is outrageous..

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Excellent food, and staff.

        All Malmaisons tend to be too dark in some public areas. Bed was too hard for me.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers


        It was over priced and unexciting. Room very small and not sure what was "superior"about it. Have stayed in better and cheaper in London. Malmaison is trying too hard to be hip and trendy when in reality its overpriced and under invested. Very disappointing I will not return to any of their hotels

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Loved everything

        Bed was quite hard but that's personal preference

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Love the Malmaison , we have been staying there for years & will continue to do so

        I was burgled & very upset so tried to cancel my stay past the cancellation time & was refused . I was shocked as we have stayed there many times over the years, not very understanding or helpful which disappointed me Room was cold , the room service lamb was dry

        • Average rating
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