I was going to the rugby with some colleagues and it looked like a late night so I booked in there so I could get the first train out back to Newcastle on the Sunday morning. I chose it as it was directly opposite Kings Cross and didn't really expect that much but it was fabulous!
You can leave your bags with them in advance of check in which if you are doing something early in the day like I was is great. No fuss they check your name and whisk your bag away after making sure you have everything you need and the service is really friendly - they put a note on their system to say I would be checking in later in the evening.
Check in was again a great experience friendly and warm which many hotels just don't get right and within a couple of minutes you are in your room. I had the cheapest one and the receptionist told me she had put me on the quieter side of the building as it was usually lively on a weekend.
I didn't use either the bar or restaurant although I did pop my head around to have a look and they both looked fabulous. You can get room service from both. I popped out for a takeaway to eat in my room and you are very well served locally.
The room was much bigger than I expected for the price with a fabulous bed, coffee machine a really interestingly stocked mini-bar iron and some of the fluffiest towels I have experienced for the price. The shower is great (if not a little complicated) and the only issues I had were I could not get the heating to work but there were two electric heaters in the wardrobe which solved that problem and also the only television channel I could get was BBC 2. I'm sure both problems would have been resolved by reception but as I was only there and awake for a couple of hours I left it.
The bed was great with a snugly duvet and also amazing pillows. The only reason I give it 4 not 5 stars was the noise. There were people outside clearly very merry all night only stopping at around 6am when the refuse trucks came to empty the local bottle banks which did not make for a settled night. So if you are a light sleeper it may not be right for you.
However, I loved it and even though I work in the city centre when I am in London I will be staying here again as it is great value for money and so accessible due to the location next to the tube and station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You're a curious chap/lady. You want to stay somewhere central, in the most resurgent, vibrant part of London, ideally opposite a couple of stations that can take you just about anywhere in the city, the country or the continent. We don't blame you. Welcome to Megaro. We are more than a place to stay in the very heart of London; it's a hub of London culture and your personal gateway into what is, in our opinion, one of the coolest places in the world. ... more less
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