Ben Pundole

Great Northern Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:A Cheeky Night in Kings Cross.
  • When:End of 2013
  • Who:Me...
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Great Northern Hotel The branding of the Great Northern Hotel is spot on, just enough railway throwback to give it a sense of place (Literally 10 yards from Kings Cross).

The branding of the Great Northern Hotel is spot on, just enough railway throwback to give it a sense of place (Literally 10 yards from Kings Cross).

Great Northern Hotel Nice little touches like the stamped luggage tag ‘Do <br data-src=

Nice little touches like the stamped luggage tag ‘Do
Not Disturb’ sign.

Great Northern Hotel With a nod to a sleeper carriage from yesteryear, the rooms are modern, compact and functional.

With a nod to a sleeper carriage from yesteryear, the rooms are modern, compact and functional.

Great Northern Hotel Everything you need, nothing you don’t with great branded GNH items to take with you.

Everything you need, nothing you don’t with great branded GNH items to take with you.

Great Northern Hotel Each floor has a pantry offering tea, coffee and cake... I wish every hotel had this amenity. I loved this.

Each floor has a pantry offering tea, coffee and cake... I wish every hotel had this amenity. I loved this.

Great Northern Hotel More of the pantry.

More of the pantry.

Great Northern Hotel Small man, large chair.

Small man, large chair.

Great Northern Hotel The hotel has two bars and a great restaurant called Plum + Spilt Milk, the bartenders and cocktails at this bar are excellent! And the restaurant deserves all the accolades it has received too!

The hotel has two bars and a great restaurant called Plum + Spilt Milk, the bartenders and cocktails at this bar are excellent! And the restaurant deserves all the accolades it has received too!

Great Northern Hotel A Great railwayish moment in the lobby. The design overall by Dexter Moren with interiors by Archer Humphryes is very cool, warm inviting and timeless.

A Great railwayish moment in the lobby. The design overall by Dexter Moren with interiors by Archer Humphryes is very cool, warm inviting and timeless.

Great Northern Hotel The Great Northern Hotel, a stones throw from Kings Cross station, originally built in 1854, a Grade 2 listed building that almost got replaced by a Eurostar terminal in 1987, thankfully rescued and restored to represent some of the 19th Century glamour <br data-src=

The Great Northern Hotel, a stones throw from Kings Cross station, originally built in 1854, a Grade 2 listed building that almost got replaced by a Eurostar terminal in 1987, thankfully rescued and restored to represent some of the 19th Century glamour
of Railway travel.

Highs & Lows

  • Great location if you’re getting off the Eurostar or need to be at Kings Cross. Also, the area has some great new shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance.

  • Affordable and fun. The rooms aren’t huge, but the price is right, the restaurant’s fantastic and you feel like you’re part of something about to take off…

  • Love the branding, all the railwayish stuff really works.

  • I don’t think I ever eat breakfast in a hotel restaurant and I don’t always want to wait for room service, so the pantry in the morning is genius!

  • Although the rooms are silent, GNH is on a very busy street and I could really sense the hustle outside.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel

  • Vibe

    Euro-curious and ‘Londoners’ on a night out.

  • Location

    I mean…couldn’t get any closer to Kings Cross, which is experiencing a total positive transformation.

  • Rooms

    91

  • Music

    Loud and trendy in the ground floor bar…perfect in the restaurant (maybe I’m just getting old).

  • Year Opened

    2013

  • Designed By

    Dexter Moren with interiors by Archer Humphryes.

  • Health & Wellness

    A little fitness...

  • Restaurant

    Yes, Plum and Spilt Milk...whether you’re staying here or not, worth a visit.

  • Bar

    Two bars, the one on the ground floor was a little ‘Boutique hotely’ for me, but the bar at the restaurant is excellent.

  • Children

    Bring them I guess, but don’t expect kids club.

  • Price

    Affordable.

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Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross St Pancras International Station, Pancras Road, London

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