As I delayed some reviews after I saw that Covid-19 will have a significant impact on us and our travel behavior, there are still some outstanding experiences in the Flyctory.com backlog. Based on a stay in February 2020, however, this review of Pullman London St. Pancras, a hotel located right next to the equivalently named train station, is the last hotel review of pre-pandemic times outstanding. Hope you enjoy my view on a trip to the British capital.
Pullman London St Pancras – Location
The hotel is located some five minutes walk away from St Pancras Station. It is right across the street from the British Library. Thus, it also has some quite nice connections to local transport as well. St Pancras is connected to Gatwick Airport directly by Thameslink.
By that, the location is lovely, you have a lot of options for dining and shopping, also in St Pancras Station itself. This is also reflected in the views from the hotel. I took the pictures before either from the elevator area of the level our room was at or from our room itself – we really enjoyed it.
Pullman London St Pancras – Rooms
We had booked a three night weekend classic room (Thursday to Sunday), prepaid rate including breakfast, for 544 GBP (i.e. an average of 181 GBP per night), which is a very reasonable price regarding the location and level of the hotel. We received a limited upgrade of the room due to my Accor Gold status, as the hotel was quite packed with bookings. The room had a nice view over London – we especially enjoyed watching the Euston Road traffic from a high level. We had sufficient space, even though the room was slightly compact. It felt very modern and cozy. I was not really sure what the remark on the mini bar was pointing on – but in fact it was not complimentary.
The shower bathroom was compact, but absolutely sufficent. All necessary amenities have been provided. The water tap, however, made me feel that I will never be able to run a hotel – it would just mentally ruin me how hotel guests can run down hotel environment in destructive ways (you may not recognize that on the picture, but the metal is not dirty, but really defected by other peoples’ actions). In addition, Sarah struggled with the strange make-up mirror, which you see on the fourth picture.
Pullman London St Pancras – Breakfast / Food
Breakfast has been served as buffet breakfast in the lovely lobby area. Our first morning was the best one, just as the other mornings have been quite crowded. The hotel offered a lovely variety to start the day, so that it definitely was good.
The breakfast area was also used for dinner. In addition, the bar of the hotel was open in the evening, sometimes even supported with live music by a DJ. I unfortunately did not check out the bar, though they offered a nice variety of different gin and tonics.
Pullman London St Pancras – Service
The staff was very welcoming. The place was always clean and the housekeeping has been very good. The WiFi could have been a bit speedier, though.
The hotel also offers a quite nicely equipped gym with a nice view of the city. The place looked really good in their fitness options. I just took some snaps through the window as using the gym required pre-registration at the reception. There is also a theatre in the same building.
Pullman London St Pancras – My View
You may argue that the price might be rather on the aggressive side, but the booking situation of the place (with a lot of French clients) already showed a strong popularity of the Pullman London St Pancras. The place is a beauty and it is also a great location to discover London, as the connection provided by St Pancras and the Underground system are very practical. If you want to have London in a more posh way, the Pullman might be a good option for you.
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