I'll stay here again, and I can't say that about others I've stayed in, even on the same street. This hotel is one of a few independent hotel/guest houses bunched around this area and in my opinion is better than the others.
One of the reasons is the location/aspect - it sits on a corner not too far into the crowded street and not bunched onto a terrace and another is that, although it has a few faults, its is very clean and friendly.
My room was OK-ish in size. A double, and I've certainly stayed in smaller but more than ample for one. The window opened nice and wide on the hot day I was there. The small shower/toilet was small but well-done and clean.
What made the difference was the little touches - the map with the Fish and Chip shop marked on it, the comfortable bed, the fact that the receptionist had time for a chat and looked after my case all day.
To be honest the Full English was a bit small but the waitresses were polite and efficient - and when you consider you could easily pay twice as much and end up in a dump you don't mind so much.
I travel, mostly on my own, to London for business and also for hospital visits and this place is PERFECT for the lone traveller arriving knackered at Kings Cross/St Pancras - it is less than 3 mins walk from the door of the train to your bed. LIke I said, highly likely i will be back.
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