We spent 5 nights at the Melville Hotel this Summer during the Olympic Games. Actually I booked for the Excelsior but we slept in this instead and it was a problem at all as long as we had a place to sleep!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Melville. Before leaving we read on this sites and other some recensions and there were so many people complaing for the space and other services.
I think that for what you pay (think about £) it is really a competitive price.
The position is just perfect. You have everything around you. Place to eat (McDonalds, Restaraunts, Starbucks Coffie,...) the King Cross Station and also the Tube at less of 5 minutes walk (and the Underground Station is one with all the connections to the main attractions of London and Heathrow Airport.
It is true that the room is little and you don't have a lot of space. But for people like us, visiting London all day and spending time in the room just to wash up and sleep that wasn't really a problem.
We left our things in the suitcase and put it under the bed when we didn't need it.
The place is really clean and the forniture is modern. You also have the wi-fi connection. Sometimes I had difficulties in catch the signal but if you have patience it works perfectly.
I read people complaining about the towels. It is written on the bathroom door what to do if you want them to be changed! We didn't care if they were changed everyday. We don't do that at home, so why do we need it in a hotel where we spend just 5 nights?
Anyway they were changed everyday.
About breakfast. You have to go to a basement at the Albion Hotel. True that there's not a lot of space also in the breakfast room but we didn't find any problem. We got there everyday around 8.30 and then left to enjoy the beauty of the city.
I really suggest you this hotel if you are a couple, travelling with friends or alone. If I am going back to London someday, I will book here again for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Melville was re opened to our guests in April 2011 with our first phase of 9 brand new bedrooms , the second phase was delivered on October 2011 with another 9 bedrooms. We have totally rebuilt the hotel and everything is brand new. The hotel has undergone an extensive £1 million rebuild. We are located directly opposite Kings Cross train station and St Pancras international and are moments from Oxford Street; London eye; British Museum , British Library and hundreds of other attractions .We hope you come and stay with us. We wish you a warm welcome and great stay. Our motto is location, cleanliness and service all for less than £50 per person . All prices include VAT, breakfast and Wfi and Lan access.We are Modern Budget hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melville Hotel London
- Hotel Melville London, England