My boyfriend & I stayed here three nights. Our 3rd night was 2 days later as we went to Cotswolds in between. They allowed us to leave our luggage at the hotel so that we could pack a small bag for our Cotswolds trip. The prompt and clear communication prior to arrival gave me the assurance the Mgt was reliable and indeed they were.
Darren is a co-owner. He invited us to have breakfast when we arrived at about 8am though we were not entitled to it. That was a great start. He was also real helpful in giving us directions, travelling tips etc. The service from one young lady staff, on the other hand, was only lukewarm.
There's no lift. Our room was on 3rd storey facing the road. If you've been to London, you'll know it's hard not to get a room which faces the road so what you need is a quiet road and the area where JD is located at, it's mostly quiet. There were ocassional sounds but nothing so bad I couldn't sleep (I'm a light sleeper). Do bring ear plugs anyway just in case. The bed was very tiny and soft on the edge and a few times I nearly rolled off when I slept near the edge.
Bathrooms are on certain floors only. I saw only two bathrooms, maybe there are more I'm not sure. Despite only 2, it was always vacant when I needed to use it. Body/hair soap gel was provided. You'll get fresh towels too.
Breakfast was good and the serving staff were nice. They allowed us to put our cold food overnight in their fridge.
If you need to wake up at an ungodly hour to take the train at St Pancras , you really should stay here because it's just a 5 minutes walk. It's also centrally located with tubes and lots of buses nearby. Area felt safe at night.
I'd recommend this hotel because the Mgt was kind and accommodated our random requests to make our stay comfortable. There's a personal touch and we felt we were taken care of.
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- Conveniently located across the road from Kings Cross St. Pancras International. The Jesmond Dene is a 3 Star family run bed and breakfast hotel which has an excellent reputation. Our high standards in cleanliness and service make us a number one choice for your visit to London. Read from over 1800 reviews online to hear from our many happy customers! ... more less
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