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Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Ranked #155 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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“Amazing night at bar!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Visited the bar on Saturday the 10th and was amazing at the atmosphere and music quality.
We were only intending on staying for one drink and ended up not leaving at all! There was an absolutely excellent acoustic singer who did two sets, and in between a female dj who was really setting off a great vibe in the place! Everyone there was friendly and happy!
If every Saturday night is like this, will be sure to return!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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anthony_thwaites, Director of Rooms at Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you for posting a review after your visit to the G.N.H. bar at the weekend. I am so pleased you had a good night and enjoyed our live music session. Keep an eye on our website or join our mailing list to hear about other live events coming up at the Great Northern! Thanks again, Anthony.
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were "upgraded" from the fifth floor to a room that was said to be nicer on the first floor. Turns out it was right over the bar and a disco and the d.j. Played non stop until one in the morning. We called the front desk and the night person in charge said they would ask them to turn down the volume but we heard no difference. It wasn't just loud....the vibration of the music could be felt. In the morning they made an adjustment in price and apologized. This is a nice hotel and we were sad this room was a disappointment.

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  • Stayed May 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, 13 May 2014
Thank you for recently staying with us and naturally I'm disappointed to hear about your disrupted nights sleep. I have contacted you personally to address your feedback and do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Best regards, Anthony.
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

This was a very convenient location for a hotel close to pubs, trains, busses. The staff were so helpful & when checking in she showed us to our room & let us know how everything worked. The "pantry" on each level was great if we just wanted a tea or coffee in the morning & the cake they put out each afternoon was nice. The room was quiet small but nicely furnished & had everything we needed for our 3 night stay. It was a bit noisy but nothing too bad!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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anthony_thwaites, Director of Rooms at Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Annette, thank you for taking time to post a review after your recent stay with us and I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at the Great Northern. I do hope we get chance to see you again when you are next in town. Very best wishes, Anthony.
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

After a long overnight flight we stopped off at the Great Northern Bar - the coffee shop & restaurant that runs into Kings Cross station - before our onwards train journey. Service was excellent, polite and efficient. The refreshments were fine - all to a high standard. The prices were even higher! Two latte coffees, one fresh orange juice and two pastries set me back GBP21.75 (about US$36). I was not expecting a cheapo-service but the bill did take my breath away!

In short - excellent location, a santuary of quiet amid the bustle of the rail station, excellent service ad first rate food & drink - but with prices to match!

  • Stayed May 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, 13 May 2014
Steve, thank you for popping by and visiting us at the G.N.H. bar recently. We appreciate your kind words about the service you received and the quality of our food and drink. I do hope you get chance to visit us again when you are next in the area. Best wishes, Anthony.
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This was our second stay in a matter of months and again it did not disappoint. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble especially in the bar and restaurant. As far as London prices are concerned this hotel represents excellent value for money and is very convenient for rail connections especially Kings Cross which is just accross the street.

  • 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, 9 May 2014
Stuart, thank you so much for such a lovely review......it was great to have you back with us. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Great Northern and we appreciate your kind words about the hotel and team. I do hope that I get chance to say hello when you are next in town. Best wishes, Anthony.
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The perfect location if you are going to be traveling by train from any of the three train stations in the area.
The rooms are comfortable and surprisingly quiet, especially the ones on the backside of the building next to the train station!
Unlike most major hotels, Great Northern Hotel does not guarantee that they will give you the best rate. (You will get the best rates if you first check on discount websites like Hotels.com).
The staff was very good and made every effort to ensure our stay was perfect.

Room Tip: The quietest rooms are on the backside of the hotel overlooking the Kings Cross Train Station.
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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, 8 May 2014
Thank you so much for such a great review after your recent stay with us and I'm delighted to hear that you appreciated our amazing location and sound proofing. I would always recommend contacting the hotel direct or via our website for the best rates and offers. I do hope that we get the chance to welcome you back to the hotel when you are next in London. Very best wishes, Anthony.
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Perfectly situated on the door step of Kings Cross St Pancras Station. Staff were attentive. This lovely boutique hotel provides luxury bedrooms which are furnished to a very high standard. We stayed in a Wainscot room on the fifth floor with a great view over Kings Cross Station & London. On each floor there is a pantry which has a Nespresso coffee machine, Teapigs and fresh sliced cake, sweets, newspapers and magazines which you can help yourself to. The only down side that we found was that the hotel bar charged a 10% service charge! However overall we highly recommend this hotel and we are planning to visit again next month

  • Stayed May 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, 8 May 2014
Nicola, thank you so much for such a lovely review after your recent stay with us and I'm delighted you enjoyed your time at the Great Northern. We really appreciate the recommendation and do hope that we get chance to welcome you back to the hotel some time soon. Very 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #155 of 1,063 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
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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