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“Great location and excellent value” 4 of 5 stars
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The Harrison Gastro Pub and Hotel
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   28 Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JF, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)   |  
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Ranked #88 of 535 London B&B and Inns
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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77 hotel reviews
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Great location and excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

We stayed for two nights and had a thoroughly fab time, So close to Kings Cross but also very close to a little community of delightful pubs cafes and restaurants. The small french pattisserie 5 mins away served the most delicious food. Room clean and bed comfy - a little noisy but it was lovely hot weeked so had windows wide open. Fruit and yogurt for breakfast was superb. I agree that coffee was awful.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

Don't be put off by the location. The approach from Kings Cross station doesn't look great but the pub was well kept and we really enjoyed our stay. Nothing negative to say.

The staff were really friendly & welcoming.

Food. Whilst we only ate breakfast, that was excellent(fresh fruit, proper sausages & bacon) and the other food we saw being served looked great. We arrived lunchtime Friday and the place we full, the majority eating.

Rooms. The room we stayed in (including bathroom) was small, but OK when compared to other similar hotels/B&B's in the area. It was recentl decorated, clean and the bed was comfortable.

It was alittle noisy at night but it was from isolated individuals and could have happened anywhere.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northern Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2010

The hotel was handy and in a realitively quiet location, very central and easy to get to. We went to explore the area and the friendly staff were more than willing to hold our bags for us until check in.

The hotel was fresh and clean, very welcoming and inviting. The service was friendly and the staff were very willing to do anything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. I found the room to be comfortable and clean. However the stairs would not be suitable for anyone with mobility problems.

The breakfast was second to none, and if you wished you could have it served in bed for no extra charge. Had a drink in the bar in the evening and enjoyed the atmosphere without it feeling too crowded.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone booking on a budget and I will definatly be visitng this establishment again.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

I found this through trip advisor and thought it looked like an interesting modestly priced alternative to the other London hotels. I was very disappointed. It is located in a side street opposite a block of flats. Its style is retro - if retro means bare wooden floors and tables. There are lots of pubs in the area with lovely Victorian glass etc - this is the opposite. Our room was modest but at the top of two flights of narrow stairs up which i had to carry a 25kg case! The shower was almost impossible to adjust properly and the shower stall was minute. Officially the worst of many awful showers on this trip.
It advertises itself as a gastro pub and we had breakfast 2 mornings - most of the food was from a packet. The toast was white bread with no option. Everything arrived at once and the coffee was lousy. Still it was cheap and the girl who booked us in was friendly.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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santiago
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

First, the hotel is so good it should get more business, but I don't want it all booked next time I'm in London.

I stayed at the Harrison two nights on my way in and one on the way out of Britain, mid-July and early August. I was there with my wife, and some friends going to the same event stayed there too.

The hotel, third floor, four rooms, with a pub on the ground floor, is run by the owner, who had no trouble with our arriving early and quite late respectively on both bookings. The staff, which is minimum, and himself, are very helpful and friendly. They will also tip you on London stuff if asked. When our friends had some trouble to leave on time for Heathrow, the owner was ready to help them with all the arrangements needed

Breakfast is enormous, filling and delicious, it kept me going for the rest of the day. We had the veggie option. A banquet. And you can order it to your room at no extra cost.

The rooms are very spacious compared to similar places, clean, not hospital-clean, but in really good shape, the beds are great and the bathrooms are small but not at all tiny. There is a TV with a DVD player, and a small number of movies available if you want to see them. You can make tea or coffee in your room.

Location: It's a short walk from Kings Cross, in a completely residential neighborhood, really quiet, I even got to see a red fox on the lawn in front. It is a healthy walk, maybe 20 minutes, to the British Museum (if you are a commited walker).

In all, I should compare the Harrison with other places I've stayed at in London. In common with others, steep stairs, small bathroom. Everything else is better. Best toilet paper ever, toiletries are excellent, Neutrogena, not the detergent like stuff I've seen elsewhere. The rooms are, again, really big for London standards. And it has a cozy, homely air that helps you rest better. Bedsheets, towels perfectly clean.

Mmh, you can tell I loved it.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2009

Stayed here recently and found it a pleasure -- lovely staff, very pleasant, clean and simple accomodation with a fab breakfast served in your room if you want it. The pub itself is in a quiet residential street about five minutes walk from King's Cross/St Pancras or 10-15 minutes from Russell Square tube. The rooms are two flights up above the pub itself. Not the place if you are disabled or have dificulty with your mobility, but otherwise great. The room was very simply but beautifully furnished and larger than I expected. Wifi access was free and easy to access throughout the building. Staff were really friendly and helpful and the breakfast which is included in the price was good. There was quite a lot of noise from the downstairs pub in the evenings, but it quieted down after 11pm and it didn't bother me, but might make it trickty for people with small children. Overall good value for the area -- you'd pay at least as much if not more for accomodation in a hotel which was nowhere near as good. Recommended for short stays or weekend breaks.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

We stayed for one night on a Saturday and were very pleased. The room was small but clean and modern, bathroom nice and clean, and best of all a huge breakfast was included in with the price which, if you wanted, you could have in your room.

Located 10 mins from St Pancras and 5 mins from Russel Square tube we found it an ideal base for a weekend in London. The rooms are above a pub in a residential area so we were a little concerned about noise but we had no problems. The pub is actually only open for private parties on Saturday nights and by the time we returned at 12.30 it was shut up, and noone is aloud outside with drinks after 10pm so they are very considerate landlords.

We had a warm welcome, our bags were looked stored after we checked out until we returned to collect them and we had a great Sunday roast (served until 7pm on Sundays). We will return!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 28 Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 535 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Harrison Gastro Pub and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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