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"totally mesmerising hotel - a world of grandeur, luxury and fantasy"
A Victorian masterpiece restored, Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure "too beautiful and too romantic to survive" in a world of tower blocks and concrete. Its survival against the odds will cause wonder; the building itself will take your breath away.
"public areas are a 21st century version of Hogwarts"
After years of devoted restoration, the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel is being hailed as London's most romantic building. Its glorious Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, hand-stencilled wall designs and the grand staircase are as dazzling as the day Queen Victoria opened the hotel in 1873. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott to receive travellers through St Pancras Station, the former Midland Grand Hotel offered its guests a world of grandeur, luxury and fantasy behind its fairytale red facade. Innovations such as ascending rooms (elevators) and revolving doors heightened the sense of awe. In 2012, those doors are still spinning, sweeping guests into a world where modern luxuries mingle with the extravagance of rail's golden age.
"chic contemporary styling in bold colours and sleek furnishings"
The hotel's rooms bring the traveller bang up to date, with chic contemporary styling in bold colours and sleek furnishings. Offered in Queen and King sizes, with a range of sumptuous Suites, the hotel's 38 rooms boast high ceilings, large windows, all the modern comforts today's traveller needs and even a personal butler service for those staying in suites. All rooms come complete with soundproof windows, newspapers delivered on request, air conditioning, a lighted make up mirror, coffee and tea making facilities, bathrobes, slippers, a hair dryer, in-room safe, a work desk, ironing facilities, an alarm clock, 37" flat-screen TV with cable and satellite channels, pay per view movies, phones with voicemail and high-speed wired and wireless internet for a fee.
"restaurant overseen by celebrated chef and Michelin stars holder, Marcus Wareing"
The hotel has very helpful staff and a range of other facilities are offered for guest convenience, including a concierge, valet dry cleaning, on-site laundry, 24-hour room service and bookstore, beauty and bath shop and much more. The hotel also has three dining options for guests; The Booking Office Bar offers breakfast, dinner and lunch with a traditional British menu and has a special level where you can eat overlooking the Eurostar terminal. The Gilbert Scott Bar and Restaurant is overseen by celebrated chef Marcus Wareing and offers classic food in stylish surroundings. The Hansom Lounge is housed in a former taxi rank and provides a filling afternoon tea and light snacks throughout the day.
"Stunning Victorian tiled pool and spa"
Guests can work out in the hotel's Health Club, which contains cardiovascular equipment, free weights and a wellness system, or you can take a dip in the hotel's heated pool, a rare find in London hotels! If that al sounds a bit too active for you after a hard day of sight seeing, you can de-stress and unwind in the hotel's tranquil spa space. With design influenced by international style, you can enjoy massages, facials, special male grooming packages and Ayurvedic treatments.
"a 5 minute cab ride to the West End"
King's Cross and the St Pancras area of London once had a notorious reputation for solicitation and salubrious late night behaviour, but since the shiny new Eurostar terminal moved here from its Waterloo location, it has cleaned up its act immensely and a slew of new restaurants and bars have been built to impress our international visitors. In the surrounding area you will find The British Library, home of fascinating events and exhibitions, Sartorial Contemporary Art gallery, and The Scala, Lexington and Mondo Water Rats for live music and club nights. The British Museum is just a ten-minute walk away, as is Regent's Park, a large green space with flowering beds, a boating lake, open-air theatre and London Zoo. The area is also great for shopping, with Oxford Street a 20-minute walk away, Camden's markets and quirky shops just ten minutes away and the affluent Angel area, with its selection of vintage and designer stores just a stroll up Pentonville Road.
"On the doorstep of the new Eurostar terminal to Paris"
Located practically within King's Cross St Pancras Station, this hotel is an excellent choice for international visitors, as those embarking from the Eurostar only have to walk a few steps to the door. From King's Cross St Pancras, you also have a direct link to Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line, and you can reach many other areas of the UK via the overground trains. King's Cross also services 6 tube lines, so you can reach almost any part of the city from there.
"a fabulously refreshing 5 star choice - right on track!"
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is a fabulous choice for those visiting London, and with the extra amenities, high level of service you would expect from a Marriott hotel and superb transport links, it is worth spending the extra money for a room here. If staying here it is recommended to upgrade to a Chambers room, which allows access to an exclusive guest lounge and guests can choose between the older rooms at the front of the hotel (which cost a little extra) if you prefer to enjoy some old-world charm, or rooms overlooking the Eurostar terminal, which, with most stations would be a downside, but with such an elegant one as this it's a rather remarkable sight.