Attached to Kings Cross station, The Great Northern was recently refurbished in April 2013. The room I had was on the 3rd floor, and despite the overlook to the main street and the busy station area, the double windows blocked 99% of the sounds below. Comfortable bed, nice bath and shower area with "rain" type shower head as well as a wall mounted wand. Plenty of lighting. A small sofa and table were provided. Free snacks and bottles of water, as well as a real-world priced mini bar stocked with drinks and sweets (only 80p for a Coke). A small safe, and a hairdryer were included in the room, inside of a small closet.
Everything in the room was brand new. The bed was very comfortable. Large flat-screen TV with many channels and radio stations. A common kitchen area was located at the end of the hall, which included complimentary tea and coffee, local newspapers, pastries and candy. A microwave and fridge were there as well.
Reception was friendly and efficient. A bellhop showed me to my room and explained how the secure entrances worked. I needed an iron and board and these were delivered within 5 minutes of my call to the front desk.
Since it's attached to the station, you can go through the bar downstairs and into the station without going outside. There you will find train connections, a few shops (M&S food, Boots among others) and some restaurants.
Nice easy access to the Camden area shopping, 2 underground stops away to Camden Town.
Excellent hotel, a bit pricey but a fine stay. Recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of London's finest luxury hotels just 25 metres from Eurostar at St Pancras International and actually within Kings Cross Station, offering a 24 hour front desk, free 500mb Wi-Fi and a complimentary comprehensive in-room entertainment package. Befitting the GNH's rich architectural heritage, the hotel's bedrooms have been sensitively restored with a design that exudes elegance and grace. Free from unnecessary clutter, the rooms are expertly proportioned, with high ceilings and an abundance of natural light through large 'six-over-six' slash windows. Walls, floors, ceilings and windows are acoustically lined, creating a peaceful cocoon. The mechanical and electrically systems are state of the art, furniture is bespoke designed and hand crafted by Italian and British artisans, and only the very best fixtures and fittings have been used - Loewe LCD HD televisions, top of the range Hypnos beds and Lefroy Brooks bathroom furniture. The hotel is home to one of London's finest destination restaurants, Plum + Spilt Milk, which is overseen by Michelin star winning chef, Mark Sargeant, a protégé of Gordon Ramsey. On the ground floor sits GNH Bar a destination cocktail bar, with a stunning interior and serving the very best food, champagne and cocktails. ... more less
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