Elmwood Hotel is a small hotel with an excelent location, only 3 min walk from the stations (King's Cross and St Pancras), in a quiet park square filled with hotels and residential apartments. The area is quiet and safe.
The hotel itself is a small old ex-house building, set on many levels. The owners wanted to make as many rooms as possible so the hotel feels a bit cramped and it has a lot of stairs. We got our room in the basement, so no view from our window, which was fine for us as we intended to sleep there only. The room was on the small side, but it was comfy enough, well fitted (everything worked fine, including the heating - and it's only the beginning of October), and most important, it was clean.
The staff were friendly, very polite and helpful, they gave us maps and indications. The breakfast was ok for us (I suppose after a few days it get's boring to eat the same thing), the ladies serving were fast. The downside is the size of the breakfast room, which can get very crowded and with people waiting outside to get in. We found a table everytime, but we couldn't stop noticing guests just hanging there after finishing eating, even though there were people waiting to come in. So it's not only the hotel's fault.
The hotel has more of a hostel feel to it, so I don't recommend it for seniors/disabled people, or people who have high standards of comfort or quietness. This was the only thing I really disliked : it's and old building, with almost no sound proofing, so you can hear squeaking and craking as people moved along on higher floors, as well as water running through the pipes. But after a day of sightseeing, we slept as babies :))
We also used their luggage storage facilities (5 pounds / bag / day - cheaper than at the station where you pay 9 or 10 pounds /bag/day)
Overall it's a good hotel for a short stay and if you don't plan to linger inside the premises for too long. I think it's a good value, even though it's very expensive for what you find there. But London is insanely expensive and this was the only hotel I could find in central areas under 100pounds/night with ensuite bathrooms. So you pay mostly for the excelent location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elmwood Hotel is convenient for all London Travelers, leisure or Business travelers, The Elmwood hotel is located just few minutes walk from kings Cross International,National and local under ground station,where is the Euro Star Train & the Direct connection to Paris, and all the UK cities and Towns, also the very central Location of the Elmwood hotel gives you a special experience and saves your time,The hotel close and 15 minutes walking to the British Museum, and Library, also to Euston train station, and few stops to Madam Tussaud's Museum, and 10 minutes by tube to the west end, Piccadilly, Covent garden and Trafalgar Square, nothing else you need when you are in London to be in a very central location such our Location, we are proud to provide this family run business of 35 en-suite bedrooms, budget clean and nice accommodation,with free WIFI,and breakfast. All our rooms with private en-suite shower and toilet, LCD & DVD TV, coffee and Tea facilities in the room,24 hours central heating,room safe deposit,and 24 hours front office.if you think of arranging a sightseeing tour in or outside London or having a trouble to manage your trip in the City, you will find us helping you in organizing your trip and planing it for you via our helpful front office staff and our reception desk, we will great you since the first minutes of your arrival with your free London city map, and up to your departure with our shuttle bus and the direct connection transfer to your airport.Our Job is to please you and seeing you smile and returning back to us, with out 12 years hotel experience we trust and ensure that your stay is trouble free with Elmwood hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elmwood Hotel London, England