Great location for walking to the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras - 1/2 mile away, and literally 100 mtrs from Euston station. Really clean and functional Hotel and at a great price.
I stayed here for 2 nights in December 2012. My friends and I made last-minute changes on our New Years celebration plans, and this was the only hotel in the city center that had rooms available. I wanted to be generous and commend them for their accommodation, but I just can't.
I zipped my luggage bag but did not lock it. I had my Banana Republic and Ann Taylor blouses STOLEN! My friends and I left for the day and asked for the room to be made up. When I came back, those blouses were missing from where I had put them.
The bathroom was also tiny and not very clean. This hotel is disgusting in every sense!
This is a really classy hotel. Spotless, with small, comfortable rooms.
It's right across the street from the Euston train and a Tube station. It's kind of an awkward path. You go thru a kind of side door.
They are a little stingy on the towels. And I have two words for all European hotels: Ice Machine
I'd like to knock off half-a-star for the lack of free wi-fi. It should be a given in any hotel these days, especially one as nice as this. They said they're planning on adding that soon, whenever that is. You can get free wi-fi across the street at Euston station, but that's kinda a hassle.
didn't stay here but did use the bar for a business meeting..
Spacious, not rowdy, prices just below what you would expect for a hotel in this area, all in all OK ;)
- I stayed here for almost two weeks.
- Check-in was fast, check-out was fast.
- The location is great in a fairly central part of London in zone 1, the hotel is right across from Euston tube station where you can access lot of different lines. Inside the station there's a lot of options for shopping and food, pasties, fast food, fish and chips, coffee shops, etc, also Sainsbury's and M&S Foods here.
- There are a lot of restaurants in the area, especially Indian restaurants.
- Most of the staff seem to be from France, most are very young. The service was usually friendly. But sometimes when we called front desk, the attitude was a bit pissy.
- Service was prompt most of the time.
- The rooms are neither very large, nor very small, the room size is decent and just what you can expect in a location like this.
- The room was cleaned well most of the time, but sometimes they didn't wash the coffee mugs. And the shelves were usually dusty.
- Just like in other Ibis hotels, you don't get shampoo and conditioner. But you can buy it for a pound or so across the street.
- You only get one towel each, not hand towels, but if you ask the front desk they will give you extra towels.
- Asked for a room where we would not hear any noise from traffic or the trains. We got that, but instead there was minor noise from the back of the hotel where trucks came and bottles were emptied.
- Only the basic tv channels. At 08:30 am the tv alarm went off saying happy New Year on New Year's Day, the sound was extremely loud and you could hear it even from other rooms across the hallway. I appreciate the Happy New Year greeting, but it was a bit annoying to get it blasted super loud through the tv when it was turned off and you're trying to sleep in...
- Breakfast was good and it's good value for money for the 7,5 GBP you pay. Hot and cold items, fruit, yoghurt, croissants, scrambled eggs, bacon, hash brown and the other stuff you would expect at hotel breakfast.
- Had dinner at the restaurant on Christmas Day, it was the only place in the area I could found that was open. It was a nice experience, the restaurant is cozy. Was thinking to get the turkey, but it was served without mashed potatoes, can you believe that??! I couldn't. The staff seemed very inexperienced, but they were friendly and polite. Went for the seabass instead of the turkey and it was amazing. The best seabass we had in a long time. The bar area is also a nice place to hang out.
- Internet is not free, which is something we missed and you can't even access it for free in the lobby.
- The beds are comfortable.
- The price is reasonable for such a good location.
I stayed in this a few times and it's a good hotel for business trip. Spacious reception and bar area, which is open for guests till late.
Found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Rooms are decent sized and clean and same goes for the bathrooms.
The only issue is their wifi setup -- you need to buy an orange wifi package -- for wifi access, while this is not really expensive, it's not that cheap either (works best if you stay for a few days if you buy a monthly package rather than pay daily or weekly, however this does mean you're only going to use a few days of the whole 30 days subscription). Also, I would expect as a business traveller for this to be set up by the staff and added to my hotel bill, as it makes it much easier to set it up and expense it.
Other than that, great location -- within short walking distance to both Euston Square and Euston tube stations -- and a few others further down the road too.
Really recommend it for business travellers to London, if you have to be around the Euston/Kings Cross area.
Overall, this hotel is reasonably price, very clean with comfortable beds and roomy rooms. I was lucky enough to get one of the rooms with a bathtub, so I gather the bathroom was more roomy than most. Also, it seems that the higher numbers don't face the busy Cardington street, so there was no street noise. The facilities worked well, and I was very impressed with the value for a London hotel in the heart of the business district (near the Wellcome Collection, University College, the BT tower and Oxford Street).
I would have rated this 4-stars if not for the following:
1) Poor internet - As a business traveller, a few amenities have become a necessity during my trips. The most important is internet. I know in Europe I often have to pay for access, and this was no different. Wireless was 10euros per day or 15euros for 10 hours of access over my stay through Orange France. Wired was 10pounds - clearly I chose the wireless access.
The internet was TERRIBLE! Constant need to log in again from different devices, and it was completely UNUSABLE on Friday and Saturday evenings (was ok on Wednesday and Thursday - I was even able to watch Netflix). This made things very difficult for a business traveler.
2) Very thin walls - Better control over loud noises in hall and other rooms. This includes maintenance staff who were very loud at 8pm or around 9-10am - difficult for jetlagged napper.
I think this hotel is bargain compared to some others, is clean and in a very good location. BUT, beware of the internet access and be prepared to spend time in coffee shops if you need to work!
I had a nice stay here.
This Hotel is just a few steps from the Tube station Euston, so you can easily reach any part of the city.
My room was clean, spacious, with every comfort, (bathtub too).
The Hotel was quiet at night, so no disturbing noises or buzz from the neighbours.
I loved to listen to the weather report on tv every morning drinking my welcome coffee and getting ready for the day.
I can't talk about the breakfast, cause I had mines in the cafès nearby, anyway prices are fair.
A remark: the impression remains that here you're nothing but a number.
I was pleasantly surprised by this Ibis it was a bit more impressive than those I have used in France and Belgium; and for London, my twin room was surprisingly spacious, with twin beds and a bathroom with a bath/shower, and was spotlessly clean seems to have been recently refurbished. The main draw has to be the location: it is just a few minutes' walk from Euston station, and about ten minutes' walk from St Pancras/King's Cross. The area is fairly quiet at night, but Drummond Street has a good selection of Indian Restaurants, including Diwana and Chutney's both well known South Indian vegetarian restaurants which are good value for money and a couple of decent pubs. Just inside the station is a late-night branch of Sainsbury's which will sell any toiletries etc you may have forgotten. For an Ibis it also has a large lobby and reception area, which is on Cardington Street (not Drummond Street Cardington Street is the continuation of Melton Street). I paid £100 for the twin room and managed to get a breakfast deal too. The buffet is OK but a bit limited but there are both hot and cold items as well as cereals. (Coffee is from a dreaded automatic machine, though.) Pleasant and helpful staff at reception. The only downside was that my room was at the back and there was a constant, low rumble of an air-conditioning unit from somewhere. But there was no real noise from the corridor or adjacent rooms. The room was a bit chilly, but I found the room temperature control (behind a stand with the remote control, next to the bed) after a bit of hunting. I'd happily use this hotel again.
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