Pullman London St Pancras
What We Love
- Handy location close to three of London's major train stations (Euston, King's Cross and St. Pancras) and the revitalized Granary Square, for hip restaurants and bars
- Stylish decor incorporates arty light fixtures and rock-and-roll photography
- Impressive selection of top-notch wines and a 200-plus whiskey menu
What To Know
- The restaurant is closed for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays
- 24-hour room service
- WiFi is free
- A DJ spins tunes on Friday night in the lobby
- Eurostar trains to France and Belgium depart from nearby St. Pancras station
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- Free WiFi
- Room Service
This contemporary crash pad manages to seamlessly cater to a corporate crowd without sacrificing the kind of stylish aesthetic hip weekenders expect. Funky light fixtures made from bowler hats and high-back armchairs in deep red and mustard sit next to a library-style business lounge in the vast open-plan lobby-cum-restaurant-cum-bar. Slate-gray walls, dark wood floors, graphic print wallpaper, mirrored columns and arty lighting create a buzzy vibe on check-in. Take a ride in the great glass elevator for a glimpse of the London skyline, or head to the upper corridors to peer over the red brick British Library, just next door.
Bed and Bath
There’s plenty of slate gray kicking around in the 312 guestrooms, but it’s broken up with pops of color (teal, mustard or fire-engine-red, depending on the room type). Plush striped carpets, scatter cushions and leather-look wall panels add warmth, and creature comforts include extra-wide platform beds with memory foam pillows, tea- and coffeemaking facilities (Nespresso machines come standard in the Deluxe Rooms) and a handy array of electrical sockets on either side of the bed. Arty photos depicting East London scenes dot the bedroom walls, and the corridors showcase impressive shots of British musicians including Morrissey and the Cure. The sleek bathrooms feature chunky slate-effect tiling, square rain showers and Roger & Gallet bath products.
The sprawling open-plan ground floor is divided into a series of zones in which to wine, dine, lounge and work. Breakfast and lunch are served from an open kitchen surrounded by gray leather booths. Chandeliers resembling giant dandelions dangle from the high ceiling and are reflected in the mirrored columns that divide the tables. In the evening the space transforms into the Golden Arrow restaurant (named for a luxe Pullman train), where you can tuck into a largely Anglo-French menu (moules marinière with Scottish mussels, Cornish chicken marinated in garlic) and meat dishes cooked over charcoal in a Josper oven. The restaurant’s centerpiece is a nifty cylindrical wine contraption that dispenses top-notch wines by the glass, and the sleek bar serves an impressive selection of more than 200 whiskeys. There’s a small fitness center with a sauna on the fifth floor.
In the Area
The revitalized King’s Cross neighborhood is home to a number of top bars and restaurants. Walk behind the train station to Granary Square for the pick of the bunch; Caravan is an industrial-chic all-day dining spot in a converted grain store; Bruno Loubet’s Grain Store sits just next door and serves an eclectic brasserie-style menu spanning everything from Polish pierogi to Vietnamese salads; and Shrimpy’s is a hipster hangout in a former gas station that dishes up signature soft-shell crab burgers. The area is very well connected for travel to just about anywhere in London — and even Paris (the Eurostar train departs from St. Pancras Station). But there’s plenty to see within walking distance: stroll to Camden and Regent’s Park via a pretty canalside route, head to Islington to browse the boutiques along Upper Street, or you can walk to the British Museum in about 25 minutes.
How to Get There
My husband and I have just returned from a 3 night break at this hotel. We had a classic room which I had booked through a booking website a few weeks earlier. Hotel is in a great position, only a short walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras. Room though quite small was spotlessly clean and modern with great bathroom and facilities. We ate one night in the bar which was really nice and good value.
Nice hotel, friendly staff and excellent service. Rooms really well appointed and busy vibrant bar. Meeting rooms a little disappointing as downstairs and no windows, but food was very good. Will come again.
Have stayed here before. Not too far from the train and tube stations. Clean room with nice walk in shower and comfortable bed. Hadf a room on the back which was very quiet. Staff very friendly and helpful.
In terms of location location location this hotel can’t be faulted if you want to be near Euston station as we did. Rather than staying in a premier inn we thought we’d pamper ourselves, as it was my birthday, in the Pullman, where superior rooms cost more than £400 per night. For that price you supppsedly get the likes of a separate seating area and luxurious toiletries. In reality what we got was a narrow room with a tiny bathroom sandwiched between a king size bed and a small sofa bed. The alleged seating area was just a space where a normal sized hotel bathroom should have been. Furthermore the so called luxury toiletries were in short supply and the few items in the room were just your standard small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. Nothing luxurious at all. We had a great time in London seeing friends but this was nothing to do with the hotel accommodation which fell way short of our expectations. The hotel entrance and bar/restaurant area did look lovely and Christmassy though.
If you arrive by tube, you have step free access from King Cross St Pancras station all the way from the tube to ground level. However, there is no step-free access to the hotel, which means you have to climb up the stairs with your luggage to enter your hotel. Nice staff at check in.
Room is clean and bed is comfortable. Caution when you can taking shower as the floor is angled, ie a little slope which make it very slippery. Two bottles of water for free each day.
A long queue for breakfast on Sunday. No plates and bowl available at the buffet area during busy period. Plenty of food choices yet not being refilled. Inadequate manpower in the restaurant area.
The hotel overall look aging and need refurbish.