The Treehouse Hotel

Continuing City Countdown's series on London's best hotels. Today we present the breathtakingly bold Treehouse hotel. Peter Gray reports.

There is a thrilling consistency of theme running through Marylebone’s Treehouse Hotel that should delight all those who visit the venue. Entering through the Backyard – the Treehouse’s ground level coffee and wine bar, guests ascend (through the trunk of the building) coming out at the 15th floor reception, in the heart of the hotel.

The reception area has a delightfully refreshing outdoors-in vibe, alongside a quirky collection of childhood keepsakes. Exactly the kind of trinkets that you might find in a real treehouse, in fact.

If visitors ascend one more floor, they come out in the Nest. Comfortably one of London’s best rooftop bars, the venue continues the hotel’s natural theme with a wealth of greenery and organic materials. What sets the Nest apart, however, are some breathtaking 360-degree views of London.

The look

It’s the look of the hotel that really thrills, however. From the exposed wood in the Backyard, to the luxuriant greenery in the Nest, the interiors at the Treehouse hotel continually strike just the right balance between outdoorsy and luxurious.

The Treehouse hotel concept

The owners of the venue, the US based SH Hotel Group, have said that the hotel was founded on the ideas that inspire a child to build a treehouse. “Adventure, independence, cosy spaces and repurposing crafty things are what make a place warm and special. That’s why every Treehouse Hotel celebrates found objects, nostalgic tunes, handmade details and locally sourced treats.”.

The rooms

Ok, but what of the rooms? The Treehouse hotel has 95 rooms & suites which are classified according to the size/type of bed. There are queen size, king size and twin room options,  along with a selection of studio suites, or, for those who really want to push the boat out, a frankly palatial Clubhouse Suite.

Each room comes with a breathtaking view, with guests able to specify exactly what they want to see when they look out of the window. Shopaholics will probably want one of the Lookout rooms as they face shopper’s paradise Regent Street. The Cityscape rooms, meanwhile, look out over Fitzrovia, the BT Tower and Wembley Stadium. Just as instagrammable, however, are the Skyline rooms, which offer guests stunning views of The Shard, Canary Wharf and the London Eye. 

you can see all of the Treehouse hotel’s rooms here.

The Studio Suite at the Treehouse hotel, London

Food & Drink

Food and drink is well catered for too, with a top class in-house eaterie (Madera), light options (The Nest) and quick bites, coffee and wine (The Backyard) .

Madera complements it’s fabulous views of London with a tantalising mix of Mexican cuisine. A sibling of Toca Madera, the Los Angeles-based eaterie, the restaurant offers all day dining with a delightful range of breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch options.

Madera restaurant photography by Simon Brown

The Nest complements the fare offered at its big sister Madera with a range of bar bites and market-driven cocktails. The venue also boasts a fabulous selection of wine and beers.

The Backyard, meanwhile, is a great place to grab a coffee or to enjoy a glass of wine (or two). With coffee beans from Workshop Coffee, a range of teas and fine wines, the Backyard is a great place to take a pit stop at the beginning or the end of the day.

City Countdown Says:

Marylebone’s Treehouse Hotel offers visitors the best of both worlds. With the top class facilities and amenities you would expect from a hotel of this class/star rating, the hotel goes one step further, bringing the city inside, via a stunningly realised outdoors-in theme and some of the most breathtaking views you will find in any hotel in London. 

The Treehouse Hotel reopens on the 4th of July 2020.

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-London's Best Hotels-
What: new hotel
Reopens on: 4th July 2020
Where: Marylebone
Website: Treehouse hotel