The Thanet is an excellent value and location for staying in London. The hotel is very convenient (3 blocks) to 2 tubes stops, one which has multiple lines. It made it very easy to get around to other parts of the city, and not worry about walking very far at night back to the hotel. There are shops and restaurants close by as well, and two parks if you do have nice weather.
We requested a room on the top floor in the back, and we received just that (room 10). The bed was comfortable and nice bedding; there was more space than I expected to lay our suitcases on the floor, and a good sized closet. The bathroom was small by U.S. standards, but very clean and worked just fine. The steps up to the top floor were quite a workout, but not a problem to do once or twice a day. I sacrificed this for squeaky floors, since I am a light sleeper. Although we did hear a few squeaks in the morning from neighboring rooms on our floor. It's an old building people, just bring earplugs! Wifi was a little sporadic on the top floor, but we just took our devices to breakfast or sat at the bottom of the steps when we needed connection.
The breakfast was always delicious with a good variety of choices. We enjoyed the option of a hot meal that kept us going for hours until a late lunch. I had boiled eggs in the little egg cups, something you don't see much over here! The staff were all friendly and helpful. DHs luggage was lost for days and the staff had no problem letting him use the phone in the office multiple times to call the airport. We had a chance to meet the owners, Richard and Lynwen, who were very friendly. They also arranged a taxi for our transport to St Pancras through a cheaper service than just calling up a cab.
We would definitely stay at the Thanet again if we were to visit London.
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