Great Northern Hotel
King's Cross, London, England
Great Northern Hotel
The Great Northern Hotel first opened doors in the 19th century, but has recently been renovated and reopened with great success.
It was known for being the first hotel in London to be located in a train station, but today, in addition to an excellent location, the hotel gained a new modern decor and became one of the most important boutique hotels in Kings Cross and throughout London.
As I mentioned earlier, the hotel is perfectly located, literally in the middle of St Pancras (where the Eurostar departs) and King’s Cross stations(where the trains to Edinburgh depart).
Including the fact that the hotel is just a few blocks from another important train station, Euston Station.
In addition to all these train stations, practically on the hotel’s doorstep, there is the King’s Cross – St Pancras metro station.
As a relatively small hotel, there are 91 rooms spread over 5 floors, the movement in the elevators is quiet. The rooms are divided into only three types: couchette, wainscot and cubit.
I had booked the simplest room (couchette), but at check-in, I received an up grade and went to the wainscot room.
The wainscot room is more soberly decorated, with lots of wood. In that room I stayed in, I had a double bed and a larger side table on only one side. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
I thought the bathroom was relatively spacious. The products offered are from the American brand in New York, Malin & Goetz, which I had never heard of before, but I liked it a lot.
Oh, and for those who are traveling with someone else, the bathroom has two showers, so both people can bathe at the same time, which makes the process a lot faster.
But there you must ask yourself: In the mini-bar, only the water is courtesy? Yes! Yes!
But I think the idea they had is great. On each floor, there is a kind of “pantry” at the end of the corridor, where greedy guests have cakes and biscuits, and drinks at will (tea, water and coffee) free of charge to.
The guest just has to go over there, make the sandwich, get the drinks and that’s it. And even then, they always put the newspaper of the day, but they also have some magazines.
I thought it was a great idea! I’ve never seen in other hotels before.
As a modern hotel with technology, the elevator and the entrance door to the corridor, where the rooms are, can only be accessed with the same card that opens the door to the room. This seems to me to be a very good solution, because it allows only the guests who actually stay there to move through the corridors of the rooms.
It has free wi-fi internet, which works very well.
The room could have a desk. This is not because I need one to use my laptop, when I travel, I try not to take anything beyond my cell phone. But it would be good to have a bigger space to put the suitcase and all the bags and things that people end up carrying during the trip.
Another thing I noted missing, was a trash basket. In my case, at night, I like to throw away all those papers and garbage that I collect during my daily trips: papers, water bottles, food wrappers, etc. And I didn’t have a basket to throw these things away.
In the bathroom you could have a bigger space next to the sink to put the creams, toothpaste and other things like these. The only place for that was a small closet next to the glass, which I really thought was not practical.
Another detail I can mention against it, but which is nothing serious, is that breakfast is not included in the daily rate. And for those guests who want to eat something, at both train stations (St Pancras and King’s Cross), there are several dining options.
The hotel has two restaurants, one is more elegant (but with good prices), the Plum + Spilt Milk (which is the same for those who order room service) and the Kiosk that serves quick snacks. There is also the GNH Bar, where you can enjoy a quick snack as well as some drinks.
Google Guest Reviews
It isn’t cheap compared with other similar hotels nearby, but it’s worth every penny.
Excellent hotel with beautiful rooms, super friendly staff, lively bar in a great location. I had some problems with the AC in my room, however my rating is 5 stars anyways assuming that was a one-off.
Small but charming rooms. Luxurious service in a great location.
professional service well decorated rooms. we really enjoyed ore stay, the staff are very friendly and helpful. highly recommended.
Great location right next to the EuroStar, Underground and many bus lines. Rooms on the top floor are smallish but great for a business or leisure traveler not spending a lot of time in the room. I loved my room (512) as it was very cool, dark and comfortable. The decor is a mix between an elegant train car and something out of Harry Potter. Loved my seven night stay and would definitely return.
Lovely place with great service. Loved the location.
Set in Central London, this trendy hotel provides free Wi-Fi. It is a short walk from Kings Place, the Y Touring Theatre Company and the British Library, and boasts views of Holborn and Kings Cross.
The hotel has 91 rooms and has been recently refurbished.
The rooms feature an elegant décor and superb 5-star facilities. After settling in to their room, guests can explore the area with use of St Pancras Railway Station, which is within a five-minute walk of the hotel.
On-site dining options include a restaurant, which is a convenient place to enjoy a meal. In the evening, guests are able to relax in the comfortable lounge bar.
London’s popular tourist spots are within close proximity to Great Northern Hotel A Tribute Portfolio Hotel London, with Camley Street Natural Park only a five-minute stroll away. Guests can also visit University College London and Institute of Education.
Great Northern Hotel Features
Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Air Conditioned
Tour Desk, Elevator / Lift, Safe-Deposit Box, Ticket Service, Luggage Storage, Express Check-In/Check-Out
Wireless internet on site.
From 2:00 PM
Prior to 12:00 PM