Great Nothern Hotel Kings Cross
Great Nothern Hotel Kings Cross
Great Nothern Hotel Kings Cross
Great Nothern Hotel Kings Cross
Great Nothern Hotel Kings Cross
Great Nothern Hotel Kings Cross

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.

Great Northern HoteL Kings CrossAs 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.

Great Northern HoteL Kings CrossI 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.

Great Northern HoteL Kings CrossOh, 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.

Great Northern HoteL Kings CrossBut 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.

Great Northern HoteL Kings CrossI 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.

Great Northern HoteL Kings CrossThe 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.


It’s sophisticated and grown-up, so not ideal for families with young children.

Kings Cross St Pancras, Pancras Road, London, N1C 4TB, England.

Google Guest Reviews

My favorite hotel in London. Amazing location, you can anywhere in London in minutes being this close to major stations. Even if they are small for American standards, rooms are well decorated and furnished. Hotel has good amenities for business travelers such as a micro kitchen in each floor and a business center. Room service menu is top notch and there are many good options around if you aren’t feeling lazy or tired. Gym is modern and includes classes at nearby clubs like Barry’s at no extra cost.
I can’t really complain about this hotel, it’s a bit pricey but it delivers beyond expectations, I will definitely be returning to it in the future.
It was an unexpectedly pleasant experience staying here. I was upgraded and while the room was still small, it didn’t bother me because it was only me staying in my room. There is a kitchen in the hallway that has really delicious cake, candies, and coffee/tea. I’ve never had that at any hotel and I’m a SPG Platinum. The location was super convenient-by the tube and shopping. If anyone is taking the Eurostar this is even more convenient. There is also a Michelin restaurant that’s part of the hotel-too bad I didn’t get a chance to try!
Stylish and surprisingly quiet for such as busy location.
Rooms are great, impeccable service and the ‘pantry’ on each floor with hot drinks, cakes and sweets 247 is a really nice quirky touch.
It isn’t cheap compared with other similar hotels nearby, but it’s worth every penny.
Beautiful hotel, although the rooms are a bit small. Location is absolutely outstanding with easy access to anywhere in London. Service is nice but lacks the free bottled water I get at other SPG hotels.
Lovely property, well done renovation and styling, super convenient. But be aware, only bathtub, no shower in some rooms.
The biggest win for this hotel is the location. It’s smack in the middle of the whole King Cross Station with easy assess to public transport and food. It’s about 30mins walk to Camden, which is a big bonus, and within the same distance to Tottenham Circus where the start of Oxford Street are. Biggest setback is the size of the room, it’s “cosy” as they call it, is nothing more than a bed at a corner, enough moving room for 2, but the toilet seems to be more generous in relation to the space infront of the bed.
Nice clean room. The room was quite small, but it was perfectly fine for 1 person during two nights. The safe is too small, doesn’t fit a laptop. They made it up with a daily restocked pantry with u limited candies, coffees, pastries and fruits to keep you happy.
Thomas Oertli 5/5
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.
Eric Kuxhausen 5/5
Small but charming rooms. Luxurious service in a great location.
laura robert 5/5
professional service well decorated rooms. we really enjoyed ore stay, the staff are very friendly and helpful. highly recommended.
Traci Cappiello 5/5
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.
Rico Gade 5/5
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.


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