Comfortable and Convenient
I regularly travel to London on business and rarely spend much time in the hotel room. Normally I stay at The Caesar since the prices are so low and it is definitely a bargain for London. This past April I spent a little more money and stayed at the Novotel Euston - it was a great experience. The staff were very friendly, I ate dinner in the restaurant and had the breakfast buffet every morning and it was very tasty. The hotel is clean, seems safe and not far from the City, a short walk to the tube. I was in a room with a comfortable single bed, the bathroom was spacious and clean. The gym is also pleasant with a view over the neighborhood and sun deck (whatever sun there is in London). The walls are not completely sound-proof so I could hear my neighbors at times but overall it was a very good experience. Their wake-up call service needs improvement (they missed 2 wake-up calls) so I suggest using an alternative method like the TV alarm. I've stayed all over London and this was definitely worth the expedia price.
Nice place, bring earplugs
I stayed 5 nights in 2 rooms at the Novotel Euston with my family on vacation. We took a double and a triple, booked online for 99 GBP per room per night including breakfast. Considering London hotel prices this summer, that's a pretty good deal. The rooms were reasonably spacious and nicely appointed. There were a few issues on check-in: 1: The a/c in the triple (a queen with sleeper sofa) didn't work. The staff's response to this issue was polite but not very helpful, as I was asked to fiddle with the thermostat. After a few more complaints, someone told me that the a/c in that room didn't work and wouldn't be fixed, so we were moved to another room, with a great view on the 14th floor. 2: The sleeper sofa in the 14th floor room was broken, but one complaint and it was fixed (or replaced?) promptly.
My chief complaint, however, is noise. Euston road is busy day and night, and even with the windows closed, it still sounds like they're open. Several nights, we could even hear (loud) conversations in the street from the 14th floor, at 2 in the morning. There's a lot of sirens, too. They need double-paning on those windows...or something. Bring earplugs if you want a good night's sleep.
The glass bathrooms are odd, and not terribly functional. As other reviewers have noted, you have to carefully close and/or position the shower doors and panels to avoid a flood, which is probably why the bathrooms have floor drains. But there's plenty of water pressure, and the shower itself felt great.
The staff was generally friendly, although sometimes their command of English wasn't the best (many are foreign-born, it seems). The English breakfast buffet was full-on, lots of choices and very tasty.
One other caveat if you're from the US: On checkout, without asking me, they did me a "favor", and ran the transaction though my credit card in US Dollars, at a less-than favorable exchange rate (3%). If you're smart, you're using a card that only charges 1%, and you're better off having them process the transaction in pounds. Unfortunately I didn't notice until after we'd left (it was early in the AM). I believe that if you see this before you sign, you can request that they process the bill in GBP, and refuse to sign until they do. Otherwise, if you're like me, you've just given the hotel a $50 tip.
Great Hotel; OK Location
Stayed here with my girlfriend in December and had a great stay. The upsides were nice staff, big room(for london), nice furnishings, warm comfortable bed, decent rate, and proximity to the tube. Downsides were things of interest within walking distance, lack of activity at night, and small bathrooms. I recommend if you are not afraid to use public transportation to get to the sights and excitement
Good Location & Good Value
Stayed here a couple of times in December 2004 and Jan 2005. On both Occasions we were pleasantly suprised at the quality of the rooms and service. The rooms were clean and newly decorated, bathroom was also very clean and modern.
Overall a good value hotel, great location between KK and Euston.
Good location, nice modern clean room, good view
This hotel is very nice if you get a deluxe room on one of the upper floors - the views over London are great. The location of the hotel is excellent if you have business in Bloomsbury or wish to visit the various academic institutions.
The bed was very comfortable and the room bright and, most importantly, very clean. One exception to this is the light coloured carpet, which shows up an array of stains! Another picky criticism is the awful quality of TV reception (with little choice of channels) - a four-star business hotel should be doing better!! As usual, room service is exorbitantly overpriced but a Marks and Spencer food store is located very near at Euston Station.
The price of the hotel rooms are average for a nice 4 star hotel, however, don't pay the rack rates.
Hairdresser near Novotel St Pancras Euston Road, London
Hello, can anyone recommend a hairdresser around Euston Road, London as I will need to have a colour when visiting London. Many thanks.
Re: Hairdresser near Novotel St Pancras Euston Road, London
Well if you want to tube it to Bayswater there is Jon. salonW2@HQhair.com
(looks like an email address) I last went there 2007 but he had been there for a long time. Just checked my diary. There were 2 tube stations near salon
020 7229 0563 2836
He is relatively young well not ancient and can give you mod or more sedate.
Price reasonable for London
One time I looked at prices in Oxford Street or somewhere there and ran back to my hotel and put in rollers!
Maybe a bit far but just in case for what it is worth. Marg