12/12/2011 12:50 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Hotel Review: Ten Manchester Street Hotel, London

Ten Manchester Street Hotel exterior Courtesy of Ten, Manchester Street Hotel

With the shopping mecca of London's Marylebone on its doorstep, and Bond Street and Oxford Street just minutes away, no wonder boutique hotel Ten Manchester's proving so popular.

The USP: Edwardian townhouse from the outside, ultra-chic boutique hotel styling inside, this place was designed with the fashionista in mind thanks to its perfect location: Marylebone High Street is on its doorstop, Bond Street and Oxford Street just a bag-laden, 10-minute walk away. Despite this, the side-street spot means it's peaceful and quiet, ensuring you get a good sleep before hitting the shops. For the boys, the all-weather cigar terrace and humidor (that's the place they keep cigars, FYI; yes, I did have to ask) is a big draw, too.

Book now if: You're tired of gargantuan, faceless London hotels, but still love the idea of waking up just moments from the shops.

Bedding down: There are just 45 rooms, ranging from 'petite doubles' to the 'grand suite', with its 36" plasma-screen TV and kitchenette.

Feed me: If you're not in the grand suite and need someone else to do the cooking, downstairs you'll find the intimate Ten Lounge Bar, serving a range of immaculately presented dishes (bar snacks this is not). We adored the watermelon, heirloom tomatoes & feta salad and a main of spinach and ricotta gnocchi with slow-baked tomato sauce, while gourmet burgers or posh fish and chips are available for those who want something more traditional.

Ten Manchester Street Hotel bar area Courtesy of Ten, Manchester Street Hotel

Easily bored: Did we mention there are some nice shops nearby?

What's the damage: Rooms start from around £170 per night. If you're celebrating something special, we love the sound of the 'Romeo & Julieta' package, with champagne in your room, dinner, bed and breakfast (plus chocolates or cigars), from £240 per room per night.

Point me in the right direction: Ten Manchester Street Hotel, Marylebone, London W1U 4DG (020 7317 5900,