Positive points are the Leisure Centre below the hotel, the location close to Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Leceister Square, Shaftesbury Ave (theatres) etc (West End is well served). It is next to an NCP car park and hotel has a discount arrangement to £20 or so per day. There are plenty of cafés and bars close by serving nice, affordable lunches and snacks. The room was satisfactory. I had a triple and athough tight, it was suitable as a base. The TV was small but had plenty of channels. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We ate in two of the restaurants; Chikara serves chinese and is okay, the Hakuba serves Japanese and is excellent.
Negative points: wireless is poor, so internet access is not good, and is expensive. The hotel clearly serves a lot of people including groups and in the morning is packed with people checking out and in. The impact on the four lifts available is huge, meaning that most mornings people were regularly skipping the lifts to go down the stairs. This is a problem that they can't really do much about but be warned you will have long waits for the lifts. We stayed in a first floor room; the smell of curry from the restaurant below was very strong most of the day. I would say that this is a good hotel for tourists; affordable and well located. I would not book it for business. It is not really suitable for that. Final point: access to the Leisure Centre is not free. you need a five pound token from Reception, which makes it a consideration with a family of three to get a workout (£15 per session).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location Location Location! The St Giles London (A St Giles Hotel) is arguably one of the most central hotels in the capital. Guests can walk to many major attractions and places to visit. Located in the heart of the West End, only 50 yards to Tottenham Court Road Station. Rooms are compact but well appointed, with a range of standard, deluxe and executive rooms for all budgets. ... more less
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- London St Giles Hotel
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