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Mike's Guesthouse

1 Birkenhead Street, London WC1H 8BA England
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#184 of 859 B&Bs / Inns in London

Welcome to Mike's Guesthouse, your London “home away from home.” Mike's Guesthouse aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at Mike's Guesthouse, visitors can check out Covent Garden (1.3 mi) and Coca-Cola London Eye (1.9 mi), some of London's top attractions.

The small hotel offers a concierge, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out, to make your visit even more pleasant.

While in London be sure to experience local crab favorites at Coppa Club - Tower Bridge, Duck and Waffle, or Aqua Shard.

London is also known for some great military museums, including Churchill War Rooms, Imperial War Museum, and Royal Air Force Museum London, which are not too far from Mike's Guesthouse.

Mike's Guesthouse puts the best of London at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Debiy wrote a review Oct 2017
Wirral, United Kingdom106 contributions11 helpful votes
I have one wall with peeled wallpaper and one wall with red ponyskin wallpaper......this place may not appeal to those who like shiny new and characterless hotels HOWEVER if like me you like character, style and a soupcon of wacky you will LOVE it here! I was greeted by mike who told me this is his place and made to feel very welcome. My room is in the attic wih a view overlooking Kings Cross. My room is.......well check out the pictures, its wacky and wonderful and i bloody love it!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled on business
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GeorgeSeaton wrote a review Jul 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
Appalling. Just appalling. Booked two rooms for a five night stay via Airbnb but checked out early as a mouse was running around one of the rooms in the small hours while water (Clean? Dirty? Sewage? Don’t know) from an unknown source was dripping from the ceiling of the other. Owner ignored all requests for information/refund since checking out. Airbnb body swerved any responsibility by claiming they were only the platform used for the booking. By far the worst hotel experienced I have ever endured. Recommend the Rough Luxe Hotel? I wouldn’t wish it on an arch enemy.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Traveled on business
Bird4589 wrote a review Dec 2016
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom350 contributions92 helpful votes
We stayed here last night for my husbands birthday it's brilliant eclectic mix of fine art and fabrics and no wallpaper and carpet makes for an interesting assault of the senses Rabihs day beds are amazing and if I can save up I am going to buy one. Located in the heart of Town it really is a great location and a good quality stay There are only nine suites and I would recommend that you starch the hotel before you stay, snobs drive pass as you just won't understand It's dog friendly and we shared a sumptious breakfast with a wedding party and whilst communal eating would not be my husbands first choice fantastic coffee, hot croissants, fresh orange scrambled eggs ham and cheese rounded off a superb weekend break We will definitely go back
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Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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angelinaballerina wrote a review Dec 2016
Brixham, United Kingdom177 contributions89 helpful votes
Booked this primarily due to its location to Eurostar and it is ideal for that and has plenty of nice restaurants close by. I get the "rough" part that's very obvious but not so sure on the "luxe" I think as a concept it is very clever but you have to work equally hard on all parts of the concept - torn sheets ,lamps that don't work - these are basics that should always be up to scratch - neither was. The rooms really are small but you are forewarned, I would have appreciated some help being offered to carry my case up the steep and windy stairs - I struggled but anyone to ask had already disappeared. If you have a room at the front - particularly at a weekend take some earplugs, it is incredibly noisy. Toiletries very nice and shower good too. If you like different and want something unique then you might just enjoy this, personally I found it a little depressing , too much rough and not enough luxe.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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Paul R wrote a review Oct 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom84 contributions19 helpful votes
I can only assume that this is a long term renovation project as most of the walls are bare plaster and the door frames stripped ready for something. Having said that the bed was clean and comfortable, the bathroom completely renovated looking very new. There was barely enough space in the room to walk around the bed whilst an old black and white portable TV and snakes & ladders game I assume were to give the room a retro feel. I think it will improve as renovation progresses and the owner needs paying customers to fund the works. It is a great location for access to London Kings Cross station but be warned that's a very busy and noisy junction particularly with single glazing in the rooms. And finally, if you need to leave early as we did, there are no breakfast facilities (which we were warned about to be fair) there are no staff in the hotel so you just need to push your key under the office door.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: I don't think there is much to choose from between the rooms
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mike's Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Mike's Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include British Library (0.2 miles), St. Pancras International Station (0.2 miles), and King's Cross Station (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mike's Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and kids activities.
What are some restaurants close to Mike's Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Union King's Cross, Indian Lounge, and Aux Pains de Papy.
Does Mike's Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mike's Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Mike's Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (2.0 miles), Tower of London (2.5 miles), and Houses of Parliament (2.1 miles).