At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

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 Tony Casemore / ... (32 episodes, 2006-2009)
Martin Marquez ...
 Gino Primirola (32 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Ben Trueman (32 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 James Schofield (31 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Tanya Mihajlov (28 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Anna Thornton-Wilton (27 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Charlie Edwards (22 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Jackie Clunes (21 episodes, 2006-2008)
Billy Burke ...
 Porter (21 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Rebecca Mitchell (16 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Emily James (16 episodes, 2008-2009)
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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

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hotel manager | concierge | hotel | See All (3) »

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19 January 2006 (UK)  »

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Hotel Babilonia  »

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Martin Marquez was born on October 8th, 1968 and Michael Obiora was born on October 8th, 1986. See more »

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Rebecca Mitchell: [about Tanya who has a black eye, due to a run in with a guest] Good God what happened to her?
Charlie Edwards: One of the guests attacked her
Rebecca Mitchell: Which guest?
[long pause]
Rebecca Mitchell: Was there anything broken?
Charlie Edwards: Maybe her jaw.
Rebecca Mitchell: No I mean fixtures and fittings, do we have a viable insurance claim?
[Tanya starts speaking Serbo Croat]
Rebecca Mitchell: Do we need a translator for this? My Serbo Croat isn't very strong.
Charlie Edwards: [to Tanya] In English.
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Referenced in Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live: Episode #1.0 (2008) See more »

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The dark side of the rich and the famous
3 July 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I always had the idea that the BBC just made endless adaption's of Jane Eyre and other costume dramas. How wrong I was! In the new millennium the BBC has the same status as the American HBO. They spend their dough on innovative, well crafted and highly enjoyable drama of the highest level. ''Hotel Babylon'' is a little pearl, together with ''Life on Mars'', ''State of Play'' and many, many other BBC-productions.

In Holland they aired Hotel Babylon together with Desperate Housewives. A nice combination, both shows do have much things in common. They both have a trendy atmosphere combined with a dark sense of humor, witty dialog and a cast of colorful characters. Hotel Babylon is slightly more deep because it shows the world of the rich and famous as a rotten world; one that is corrupted by preposterous needs, adultery, prostitution, crime, arrogance, the using of others, etc. Every episode has a moral message in it for anyone who wants to see it, cleverly hidden so it doesn't feel like its writers want to push their opinions down your throat.

I must say that the romantic tension between Max Beesley and Tamzin Outwaithe is another huge plus. Both actors are really the kind of charismatic actors that carry any show to a higher level, most certainly this one.


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