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“Cheap and Cheerful”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Macdonald Hotel

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Macdonald Hotel
Ranked #43 of 573 London B&B and Inns
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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“Cheap and Cheerful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

I needed a single bed in north London for a night. This was cheap and I decided to book as I would only be using the room for about 9 hours. The bed was comfortable enough, the room was warm, and the en-suite was Ok. However, balancing the temperature in the shower was a bit a challenge - hot then tepid than back to scalding - so a quick shower before it changed again. Breakfast was very busy and there was a queue to get a table, but I had a reasonable, cooked meal on a quality formica table. Mixed opinion - some good things, some Ok. It was clean, extremely well located and the staff are very friendly and there is a good speed free internet service. In sum, I would stay again as it was such excellent value.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Excellent B&B Hotel. I stay here quite regularily, whilst visiting London. I know all the friendly staff by name and vice versa, so feels good not to be a number. Spotlessly clean and excellent, eat as much as you want, breakfast, with great choice. Kings Cross is an excellent hub for transport, both local, national and international. Excellent prices too, for central London. Located in a quiet square, with a small park, you don't get the noise of the busy Euston Road, just down the way. Can not recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Huddersfield
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Macdonald is an excellent bed & breakfast hotel. I stay at this friendly hotel whenever I visit London and have always found the staff to be very walm and welcoming. Their customer care and service is excellent, their rooms are comfortable and their breakfast is very good. It is conveniently located near Kings Cross. I certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Barrowford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

I stay on business in London quite often and I have had better on a budget.

It located ideally next to Pancras station and in a nice area facing a small park.

However the decor was awful and the shower was a nightmare (hot cold, hot cold).

The breakfast was good and the chap behind reception was ok, but I think if you book ahead, you could get better for your money.

Stay here if.... you want budget and are not bothered about the bits I mentioned above.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Really well located near King Cross station and underground.
Very clean room, friendly staff and good breakfast.
I'll return to this Hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Macdonald Hotel

Property: Macdonald Hotel
Address: 45-46 Argyle Square | Kings Cross St. Pancras, London WC1H 8AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 573 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,482 - ₹ 11,370
Hotel Class:2 star — Macdonald Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 150 metres from King’s Cross St. Pancras, this bed and breakfast is 5 minutes’ walk from St. Pancras International Rail Station, which offers Eurostar services to Europe. Euston Rail Station is within a 15-minute walk. Oxford Circus, with Oxford’s Street’s shops, is a 5-minute tube journey away. Regent’s Park is just over a 10-minute journey from King’s Cross. Buckingham Palace and its gardens are less than 3 miles away. A full English breakfast is served at the Macdonald Hotel. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. A TV, tea and coffee facilities and a hairdryer are included in each simply decorated room. Some rooms also have a private bathroom. ... more   less 
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