I was amazed by the sheer size of the room and the bed. The room has a fancy wardrobe, dressing area and a gigantic mirror! The location couldn't have been better as it is located bang opposite Kings Cross station (all the tube lines connect from this station). The bus stop is right outside the hotel and there are lots of restaurants and tourist attractions around this area. It is also a short walk to London Euston station if you are taking the train.
This definitely is one of the best boutique hotels I have stayed in. It is unique in everyway. Extremely big and spacious rooms for a Central London hotel, great cafe with gourmet food, funky bar downstairs and I have to say that I am in love with the waterfall shower! The staffs are extremely friendly and helpful and to top it all they offer a very good price, which definitely wouldn't pinch your wallet.
I was so impressed with their service that I came back again to stay with them when I came for a trip with my friends to London and my friends loved me for booking Megaro.
The staff, including the GM, were very accommodating. Sadly, that was the only positive experience at the Megaro.
My wife and I checked in and, after traveling all day, were looking forward to relaxing for a bit before heading out to see the city. Unfortunately, we opened the door to the most poorly-maintained room I've seen outside of a hostel. I would have been able to set aside the dim lighting, odd furnishings, and pigeons roosting outside our window, but I am not able to overlook dirt. Our room looked like it had not received anything resembling a good cleaning in weeks (or longer); the walls and floors were noticeably dirty even under poor lighting, and the couch... I'd rather not go into detail, but there were stains.
As I mentioned, the front desk were understanding of our concerns & offered a new room. We declined and requested a refund and a taxi call, which they obliged. The GM later contacted my wife, apologized, and informed us that the suites are being upgraded; perhaps, then, there is hope that future guests won't run into the same issues we experienced?
This is a bloody fine place indeed. It was more than adequate to clean me bum after the long flight from Chicago. Took the tube and got here with little or no fuss. Had to wait for the room but showed up at 9 so that was expected. Me and me mate took a walk to the library and British Museum which ate up three or four hours. Good times. Cheers to the staff. A successful stay was had...and it's across from the Eurostar train station. A smashing success!
Big big big fan of this place. Funky, warm, and ridiculously convenient to transport (there's practically an underground tunnel leading directly from Kings Cross St Pancreas to the very front door.) The decor is fabulouso, and you certainly do get a feeling of being in a boutique hotel, rather than the budget-mid range it actually is.
There's free chilled water and milk in your mini-fridge, a coffee machine, a couple of flat screen TVs, and a lovely touch of a free newspaper awaiting you when you rise each morning.
I'm not gonna gloss over it; occasionally the hotel's budget roots do occasionally come through, hence the four not five stars. My biggest issue here has been the WIFI which can be very patchy at times. However, if I have had problems with connection, a staff member has been straight up to sort things out with a direct cable while the system gets rebooted (presumably switched off and on. If only all life's problems could be sorted as easily...!)
My favourite things here are the showers. They are amazing. They've got nozzles all over the place; ain't no place those jets can't reach! It really is an amazing touch of luxury. My advice however, is to have your shower just before you leave for the day, as the protective glass panes are massively unworthy opponents of the fearsome power jets. Your bathroom will be absolutely soaking, and you may, just may have to swim outside.
Overall, taking into account value for money, friendly staff, five star location and luxury touches, I would highly recommend the Megaro Hotel.
Well... lets think about this. You come to London, the weather is an absolute letdown, you get out of Kings Cross Station and then Tadaaaaa... There it is. Glancing in the middle of grey old houses. The colourful building right across the road. The entrance was a little hidden, but hey, as soon as you are in there, holiday begins.
The rooms are spacious, with a cozy feeling. Standards like flat screen, hairdryer etc CHECK
Wooden bathroom with lots of glass CHECK
Best mattress you can sleep on in a Hotel CHECK
Well, did I mention the balcony? Might not be in every room, but once you got one, it is quiet entertaining watching the London folk passing with their umbrellas :D
You want a good stay in London, better be central and good connections and you feel like looking for an oasis...well you just found it.
Are you lost!? Don't worry...find Barclay's Bank (on the corner) and its just the next door over, away from Euston Road. The address reads Euston, but the entrance is on the side street. There, saved you 1 minute of "lost" time!
I had a lovely 5-night stay at Megaro Hotel! One really gets a feel for a place after five whole nights...so I am here to vouch, Megaro is a great option.
Lying somewhere between budget and boutique (skewing towards boutique!) Megaro Hotel is perfectly situated in direct access to King's Cross train station, the British Library, many quick and easy food shops, etc. It's a traveler's paradise...there is even a Barclay's bike rental station right outside the front door, magic! (note: I didn't use them, but people do...they are quite popular for getting to and fro...just watch out for traffic!).
Karpo is the restaurant downstairs (separate review). I liked!
The staff was always quite friendly. The lobby is small, but all you might need to sit and wait for a friend or taxi, etc. Fresh papers in the morning.
The rooms aren't huge, but nicely sized. My bed was extremely comfortable (I slept like a baby), and I enjoyed the use of the coffee/tea maker. Extra bonus, each day they stock your fridge with complimentary bottles of still and sparkling water AND milk for your coffee. Now, that is service...and certainly a perk I enjoyed!
The room was neat and tidy, of course. I didn't watch any TV, but a flat screen was there. Internet access was reliable and free of charge. A paper delivered to my doorstep each morning. Housekeeping reliable. Shower with great water pressure, and fluffy towels. Gils bath products, a deep soaking bath (win!) and a hairdryer...what else might a girl even need!?
The only slight downfall was my room location on the second floor allowed a flood light to filter into my room, easily solved by a black out shade once I figured it out. AC was easy to control as well, as the room got rather stuffy. Easy to fix though.
Check-out was just as easy as check-in. They are a bit old school (print out all the records ready for the day!) but didn't miss a beat.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again...
A nice hotel option if you need to be near Kings Cross or St Pancras Station (for the euro-rail). It's a bit hard to describe but essentially the Megaro straddles the gap between a budget hotel and a trendy boutique. Don't be fooled by the tiny lobby, the rooms are much nicer than you would expect.
There are many things to like about the hotel...awesome bathroom...great rain forest shower with a pebble mosaic floor...good size flat panel tvs, free wifi, comfy bed. On the flip side it is not aging that well (the floorboards in the bathroom and bedroom were warped and not well fastened), carpet was stained, and the rooms are tiny (at least mine was the size of a small cruise ship cabin).
Location is mixed. It is next door to the tube, which is handy, and Kings Cross has several tube lines....you can be anywhere in central London within a few stops. However, this part of London is not very nice, with lots of drifters...don't walk alone here at night. No great food options nearby (the hotel is adjacent to a Burger King and within 1 block of 2 McDonalds).
Overall this is a clear 3 star establishment....reasonable price for a bit of luxury and is adjacent to a major tube and rail station.
Has to be one of the most amazing hotels I have ever seen, let alone stayed in!
Let's start with the lay out of the hotel. Unique. The whole set up is lovely and you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere as amazing. The design of the hotel is done up very art deco and it looks incredibly trendy. It's located directly opposite the main entrance to both kings cross station and st. pancreas international station. You have tones of shops and food outlets around to ensure that you are never with out.
The staff here are very friendly, some of the nicest I have ever met at a hotel and were extremely helpful. They alone would get 5 starts for their can do attitude.
The room is super clean, the bathroom is super nice and the bed is like a wonderful fluffy cloud, which makes the 11am Check out THAT MUCH HARDER!
Just one night here and I want to move in!
You cannot be better located in London! Right opposite Kings Cross and a few minutes walk from St Pancras means no cumbersome dragging of cases on tube. I've been booked here a couple of times when in town for business. The first time I was upgraded into the apartments around the corner, used generally for long term guests. I had a kitchen with oven but alas, no handy microwave or coffee machine. There aren't any instructions here either, indeed not even a leaflet to tell you what time breakfast is so it really did feel like I was in an apartment, all be it a studio with little kitchenette. Mine is the only one with a balcony although no time to enjoy that when on business!
The next time I was in the regular hotel and it was a joy to see the coffee machine, alas clunky to work and with terrible coffee. There are little issues apart from those mentioned but pluses outweigh the little minuses. In the apartment, the bathroom is gloriously luxurious looking but it took a while to figure out the taps! In the hotel proper, the coffee machine is in a cupboard with no light which probably didn't help in trying to use it but they sent someone up at 11pm at night within 5 minutes who got it started for me.
The 4 stars are for that the hotel is well equipped, perfectly located and has 5 star service. The staff are all excellent!
Megaro Hotel is the most pleasant commuter hotel I've ever stayed. It's neat, tidy and comfortable enough for the very reasonable price. The location is extremely convenient for travelers as it's right across the street from Kings Cross / St. Pancras station. Although the neighborhood leaves much to be desired, the proximity to nearby tube stations makes local logistics a snap.
The bathroom is huge. Like, nearly the size of the room. Although a nice perk, this feature may have drawn more excitement if I was say, throwing a party in there.
I had a wonderful stay here last Spring. Was Perfect! & i don't say that often about hotels. it is located near the tube, so easy to get anywhere you'd like. The street noise was there, but it was not so much that is kept me awake. the comfort of the room & hotel in general are exceptional. I had stayed the previous summer in a place not far from this location for about the same price that was a closet compared to the room i got here.
( Avoid The Excelsior, it was horrible! they even painted right out side my room while i was there!)
The breakfast choices at The Megaro were ace! the place was packed & busy for breakfast, so it took a bit to get my food, but it was perfect when it arrived. Looking forward to a return stay!
I love being in hotels in case Im not very often. And I really loved to be in the Megaro Hotel! I had not much sleep during the 4 days I spent there. I wanted to enjoy the time to the full extent. As a girl I was - of course - excited about the big bathroom with its glass doors and the big bathtub.
Additionally, I had such a cozy couch standing at the window with a view all over Kings Cross.
Ok, cause the hotel is so close to this big place its a bit noisy but in case youre hanging out in this nice room it is absolutely tolerable. Besides the metro station is very close. No long walk!
I was absolutely happy about the staff as well. So nice and ready to help every time!
Free Wi-Fi that works quite good... aaaand... ah, the food: I did not eat at the hotel so I cannot tell wether its good but I guess so.
So, nice holidays at the Megaro Hotel :)
I am amazed! I certainly expected something else, but I got an amazingly big room and the bathroom was incredibly big as well. Pretty much one of the best hotels I have stayed in for a while. The staff was very friendly and helpful, no matter how many requests or questions we had.
The location was convenient being right opposite King's Cross, but notie that the entrance to the hotel is around the corner. Right opposite King's Cross is only the entrance to the downstairs located restaurant, which was a little confusing upon arrival. A small sign guiding the guest to the hotel's entrance around the corner would have been helpful. The police sirenes were very audible at night times but besides the street noises there is absolutely nothing to complain about. I would recommend this hotel anytime and I will return for sure for my next stay in London.
I ate here with my mum, doing the good value lunch. I had a very very rich risotto, which I think was a bit too thick to be a real risotto. It was a bit like treacle. My mum had some kind of chicken thing which looked very nice. There aren't many seats, so you may have problems getting one when they're busy.
There are a couple of better restaurants than this located in St Pancras station, so they probably rely more on the hotel business to survive.
PS Walking past the other day I noticed the main restaurant downstairs in the basement where we didn't go. Now I understand. One more step on the path to enlightenment, fellow travellers.
Recently I took part in a charity Jailbreak which meant in teams of 3 we had to travel as far away from Liverpool and back again in 60hrs with out spending a penny on travel, food or accom. After a long day of trying to blag flights and ferries we ended up at Kings Cross Station and needed to find somewhere to stay for the night.
The reception staff at Megaro we amazing and had no problem finding us a triple room in their rather exclusive hotel. The interior was amazing with the room including a huge LCD tv/computer screen, large luxury shower and possibly the most comfy bed I've ever slept in!
Thank you once again to all the staff who helped us.
A hidden gem just opposite Kings Cross station in central London, a simple entrance, secure away from the people that line the streets.
A very smart modern hotel, decorated to a high standard, with lots of those nice added extras you like in a room. What originally attracted me was the high rating on laterooms and at £100 a night for 4-star it was worth a try!
Huge bed, luxurious bedding, air conditioning, large flatscreen TV, expresso machine, safe, all the nice things. Walk in bathroom with rainforest shower (large showerhead in other words!) and bath.
Polite staff there all the time, and free newspapers on Sundays!
Really nice hotel. The rooms are modern and the staff members are friendly. I forgot to bring a adapter for my phone charger, but I got one from the front desk. Kinda difficult to find the place though, because the sign is quite small. All in all, had a good time and slept like a baby.
Eeeehm I know that everyone is really happy with this hotel, and perhaps we started off on the wrong foot here.... but I'm not too happy actually.
The place looks gorgeous and is very convenient I must say; situated across from King's Cross so tube / busses / taxis and train right in front of you.
However, there was a power fail for a day... I know it's not their fault, but the reaction we got was simply "eh, no nothing is working, so why are you standing in front of me and asking about the lift?!". Maybe it's silly, but I do expect an offer like "oh, the lift isn't working, do you need help with your suitcase" (bringing it up 3 floors), or "i'm so sorry there is no wi-fi, would like you like a coffee and you can go the this-and-this-cafe which has wi-fi". Or something.... I was getting breakfast, and I had to wait really long to order a coffee. The poor waitress was stressed out that she was alone, which I totally understand. But still.... I was still waiting very long and every time I wanted to ask her, she immediately stated "not right now, I will be back". All of these things just make me give it a OK, because I know a lot of my colleagues have stayed here and they love the hotel.But for me.... I'm just not so happy
Love this place... Arrived to find a bright funky coloured joint with a funky interior and uber friendly check in staff. The rooms are really nice, spacious, bright, comfortable and well finished. With free wifi, big ass tv, cute little coffee maker and a lots of other nice wee touches, my stay here was comfortable and a tad luxiourious. Win!
Fun luxury hotel and great amenities for the price. Spacious rooms, restaurant in hotel, pleasant service. The only drawback for some may be that it is across the street from the construction at Kings Cross but I think the all the positive things this hotel offers definitely outweighs the construction noise during the day.
Loved it! Clean, directly across from kings cross, easy to get everywhere from there, free wifi. It's so cute and comfortable, and perfect and I'd recommend it to anyone, young, old. It's really cheap for such great accommodations.
hands down the best hotel i've ever stayed at in London. The room i had was HUGE, which, as a solo traveler in Europe, never happens. I got in about an hour before check-in but my room was ready so they let me in, awesome. the bed had a really cozy duvet quilt and four fluffy pillows, just like at home, awesome. the closet had ample room for me to unpack my weeks wardrobe and also stow my boots and suitcase, awesome. a mini fridge in the room to let me keep some small groceries and save on my food budget, awesome. throw in free wireless internet, a bathtub built for soaking and being not five steps from the tube station entrance and i'm now a loyal guest for life. next time i'm in London and need a hotel, i'm going here.
Very good bed, clean, charming interieur, the expressomachine in the room is amazing. High class hotel, individual. Always again.
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