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
Central location to my destination. Close to Kings Cross Station. Pleasent welcome recognising my previous visits. Room is good size with all the facilities needed. TV channels are fewer in number than a domestic TV. Prices are expensive in mini bar but plenty of shops close by. Breakfast was excellent and vegetarians well catered for.
Stayed one night recntly with work. Room was well appointed and large. The room was lovely and quiet for a busy London hotel.
Breakfast was n8ce though very busy and a little cramped, hence 4 not 5 stars.
Since staying there on many occasions, dining, having coffee, or "chilling out time" I have not thought about giving a feedback on two wonderful (doormen) who I think deserve recognition.
Andrei (since I stayed there on many occasions) has been a first-class Doorman. He quickly remembered my name and it has constantly been a delight to be greeted firstly when I arrived at your hotel.
He has always been so helpful every time and made sure he swiftly take my suitcase up the stairs. Also when I had to leave my suitcase at the concierge, he swiftly took on this task when it was very busy at the Reception, so that I could return later for the check-in.
Tomacz is also the second Doorman who I admire as I have known him about the same time as Andrei.
They are both hard-working people, as I have observed them whilst waiting at reception, when it was quiet or very busy. They have a wonderful work ethic and this should be recognised. They make the first impression to any hotel and this should be taken into consideration.
They both always give me a warm welcome any time I get to your hotel and it is a joy to see that they both love their work but also make sure the guests are well looked after.
People tend to send complaints but hardly ever when people work well.
My thank you for both for making my stay or visits always pleasant.
Location is great for seeing London. Rooms very clean. Breakfast was excellent.
Service was very professional and all staff very friendly. Would stay here again and recommend it highly. One of the lifts has a scenic view, so make sure you go up in the right one.
Great place to stay if you're coming in to London through Kings Cross. Excellent service and very good food selection at breakfast. Cant't fault this hotel and we almost always stay here when we visit.