This is a beautiful hotel with a rich heritage. The St. Pancras was threatened with demolition when the Marriott group stepped in and restored and updated the building. What is there now is a gorgeous, historical treat of a hotel.
We were greeted quickly when we arrived in the lobby and were soon on our way to our room. As it turned out, there was a tour starting in about 5 minutes of the hotel that was led by a blue badge guide. This was free of charge and the concierge put my name quickly on the list so I was able to enjoy it with about 10 other people. We were taken all around the hotel, even to parts that were limited to viewing. There are only about 40 rooms of the old part of the hotel that are available to rent, so we were lucky that we could see them, even if we were unable to stay in one. We were taken also into the Royal Suite (impressive) and into another one, named for the architect, that was being renovated where we could see the gilded ceiling and the fabulous wall paper. The tour is only on certain days and times, so make sure and ask about it when booking so you can see this if you're interested in architecture.
As for our room, we were placed in the modern wing of the hotel. It was big, comfortable, with wonderful bedding, excellent amenities. As platinum Marriott rewards guests, we received entry into the Chambers, which is their private club area, and it was lovely. We had tea there in the afternoon and breakfast in the morning. There was no porridge on the buffet but when we asked about getting some, a very nice man brought us some from another restaurant.
They took very good care of us and it was very convenient for the Eurostar the next day. They allowed a late check out too so we didn't have to wait too long in the station.
We highly recommend this hotel and we would love to go back the next time we are in London.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It was with great excitement that St Pancras Renaissance Hotel re-opened its doors on 5th May 2011, after an extensive six-year restoration. Widely recognised as one of London's greatest Victorian landmarks the 245-room hotel now boasts not only one of the most majestic staircases in Britain, but two bars & restaurants, a spa, a gentleman's grooming salon as well as some of the largest and most beautiful suites in the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London England