This is a very large hotel with 670 rooms, but only 4 elevators to transport all the guests up & down 12 floors. Waiting time for the lifts can, during weekends, be as much as 10 minutes. Not to mention waiting in line to get into the breakfast restaurant (which resembles a school cafeteria), then wait in another looong line to get the actual breakfast. If you eat what is offered, you will at least not leave hungry.
It’s officially 3* rated, but is (with Scandinavian standards) a tourist class hotel.
Due to the insufficiency of lifts and the presence of stairs, the hotel is not suitable for wheelchairs and disabled people.
The staff is somewhat uninspired, but not unfriendly.
We stayed in a reasonably sized twin room on the 1st floor for 4 nights. The bathroom was good and appeared to be newly refurbished. The room itself a bit "tired" with a stained wall-to-wall carpet. Luckily the room faced one of the quieter streets, so we were not disturbed by noise from the main street (Tottenham Court Rd).
You have to pay for WiFi, both in the room and in public areas. (Nicholson's pub, The Tottenham, corner Oxford St/Tottenham Court Rd, have free WiFi).
The advantages with this hotel are the location near Oxford Street and the room prices. But you get what you pay for…
If you want some nice restaurants, visit nearby Charlotte St.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location Location Location! The St Giles London (A St Giles Classic Hotel) is arguably one of the most central hotels in the capital. Guests can walk to many major attractions and places to visit. Located in the heart of the West End, only 50 yards to Tottenham Court Road Station. Rooms are compact but well appointed, with a range of standard, deluxe and executive rooms for all budgets. ... more less
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