Me and my partner stayed in this hotel as I had a conference in London and we planned to make the most of it by doing a bit of sight seeing in my free time.
The hotel was easy to get to and about 10 mins walk from both Euston station and Kings Cross St. Pancras (overground and underground). Russel square tube station was about 5 minutes walk away. There was convenience store over the road, and Brunswick shopping centre 2 minutes walk away. Lots of places to eat and the hotel is within walking distance from the British Museum (10 minutes) Madame Tussauds (20 minutes) London Zoo (30 minutes) and the British Library (5 minutes). We also visited The Natural History Museum and Science Museum which were both 15 minutes on the tube from Russell Square. The hotel location made it easy to access these sights. We had no problem navigating the streets and the tube - much easier than expected! The Natural History Museum, British Museum and Madame Tussauds are a must-see!
We stayed in the double room in the main picture on this page. It was small but very, very clean and nicely decorated. The ensuite bathroom was bigger than expected when you see the size of the room, and spotless. The cleaner was in everyday and we had fresh towels. There are a few negative points though, there is a busy street and a pub over the road so there is some street noise (although it is a lot quieter than you would expect it to be). The street noise did not bother us that much, but the walls and ceilings of the room seemed painfully thin. We could here every movement from the room upstairs and we had a particularly noisy guy in the next room who kept us awake one night. I think it was a combination of thin walls and the guy being unusually loud. If you're a light sleeper this may be a problem. However, the staff were great at dealing with this and asked the guy to keep the noise down. Another negative is that the lock was broken on the window to our room. Not such a major issue as we were on the first floor but still enough to make us weary of leaving belongings in the room.
The location is great, the hotel itself looks nice although a bit small. The breakfast room is pleasant and the food was OK. The full english consists of 1 sausage, 1 rasher of bacon, 1 egg, a grilled tomato and beans which sets you up for the day. There is also a wide choice of cereal, toast and spreads, fresh fruit hot drinks and fruit juice. The staff were really, really friendly and helpful. They gave us a city map which gave us 20% discount at many sights and attractions. They were also happy to oblige when we needed extra tea bags, milk, sugar etc for our room and offered to look after our luggage on the last day.
Overall, I think I would prefer a bigger room if in future if I was staying more than 2 days. But the room was spotlessly clean, which is the main thing and staff were friendly and helpful.
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