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Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Ranked #152 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
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“Superb”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Stayed the weekend at The Great Northern Hotel. Loved it. Friendly staff, great bar scene and cocktails and The Food in Plum + Spilt Milk was fantastic. Loved the Pantry at the end of the hall with coffee, cake, bickies and sweets, nice touch. Very comfy beds and beautifully appointed rooms. Clever bathroom mirrors that don't steam up as they're heated - nice touch. Will definately be back very soon - thank guys.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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anthony_thwaites, Director of Rooms at Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Thank you so much for recently staying with us for the weekend and I'm delighted you enjoyed your time at the Great Northern. Thank you for your kind words regarding the bar and restaurant and I do hope that we get chance to welcome you back to the hotel again very soon. Best wishes, Anthony.
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

I visited the Plum and Spilt Milk (GNH restaurant) in summer and the best waitress ever extolled the virtues of the hotel's and its multi - million pound facelift. Normally, it's rates are out of my price bracket - but needing a hotel for a Sunday night - was pleasantly surprised that price-wise it was only slightly dearer than the one promoted by Mr Henry. Its a lovely hotel - with the added advantage of being in Kings Cross Station.

Yes my room was small - but as I was only there for one night - and alone - this wasn't as issue. The standard of the bed, fixtures, fittings etc. was great. Be prepared for one or two delightful surprises - the first being The Pantry - a DIY refreshments station on each floor with state of the art coffee machine, high quality teas, biscuits, sweets, books to borrow, newspapers magazine - and best of all home made cake in a magnificent cake dome.

Next surprise? The mini bar. G&T - £3.00; box of Malteasers - £1.50; full sized coke - £0.80. So fairly priced - it forces you to be honest about what you're had!

The Mr Henry Hotels in the vicinity both suffer from being noisy - especially the one on Euston Road. I honestly could hear no outside noise from what is one of the busiest roads in London.

My only quibble - as the room was small with only a small window - the purple décor and beautiful wood panelling did make the room quite dark, despite the large, most beautiful mirror I've ever seen in a hotel room.

Will I be back - definitely if I can secure a room in the same ball park price range as the other hotels in the same vicinity.


Smashing toiletries; bathrobes etc. and great service. ,

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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anthony_thwaites, Director of Rooms at Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Thank you so much for recently staying with us at the Great Northern and posting such a wonderful review. I am delighted that you appreciated all the things that we think make us special too and please keep an eye on our website for more offers, including Sunday night deals. As you were in a Wainscot room in the roof of the building last time maybe try one of our Cubit rooms on your next stay with us? Many thanks and best wishes, Anthony
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We stayed here to meet our daughter off the train at St Pancras; she's at University in Nottingham. We stayed in a superior room and benefited from a pantry on the floor and other extra bits and pieces. The room was a little small but it's an old listed building so it was to be expected I guess. The buiding itself has been recently refurbished and is beautiful and all the public areas including the bars and restaurant were very nice. The service was very good and the meal we had in the Plum and Spilt Milk restaurant was excellent. All in all it is a good choice if you are in and around the Kings Cross area and whilst it isn't cheap it is reasonable value for quality of the establishment.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Steve, thank you so much for recently staying with us at the Great Northern and I really appreciate your very kind words regarding your time at the hotel. I'm delighted you enjoyed the experience and do hope that we get chance to welcome you back when you are next catching up with your daughter. Best wishes, Anthony
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Milton Keynes, UK
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Stopped here on our way to Brugges via Eurostar. Certainly from a location perspective you could not be any closer. it really is just over the road.

We had one of the standard rooms which are quite snug but just fine for what we needed. Hotel is certainly a bit quirky; very small corridor type reception nice bar and the pantry on each floor was different and certainly a talking point with us.

Nice and quiet night's sleep too.

Best deal for us was Expedia via Quidco so we got another 12% off

Room Tip: Go high and ask for a view over the station roof - opposite side to the main road
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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anthony_thwaites, Director of Rooms at Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Richard, thank you so much for posting a review after your recent stay with us at the Great Northern. I'm delighted you enjoyed your time at the hotel and our 'quirkiness'! I'm pleased that our location opposite the Eurostar terminal worked so well for you and do hope that we get chance to welcome you back very soon. Best wishes, Anthony.
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We stayed here the night before we went to Paris on the euro star, so was perfect location. The rooms were awesome and the pantry was really cool, we helped ourselves to coffee, fresh cakes and chocolate bars. Great hotel, want to stay again!!

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anthony_thwaites, Director of Rooms at Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Thank you for such a lovely review after your recent stay with us at the Great Northern and I'm pleased to hear that being just across the road from the Eurostar terminal worked so well for you. I'm delighted you enjoyed your time at the hotel and do hope that we get chance to see you again vey soon. Best wishes, Anthony.
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Thank you to the staff at GNH for make our stay so memorable, we were thrilled with our Cubitt room on the 4th floor and especially with the wonderful bath! Everything about the decor at the GNH oozes a sense of quality and thoughtful design. Perfect location for the Eurostar and much better value (and character) than the St Pancras Renaissance! Superb, very highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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anthony_thwaites, Director of Rooms at Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Thank you for recently staying with us at the Great Northern and for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and we all appreciate your very kind words. Thanks again and I do hope that we get chance to welcome you back to us very soon. Best wishes, Anthony.
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Property: Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Address: King's Cross St Pancras Road, London N1C 4TB, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #152 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 91
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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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