A Luxurious Staycation at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London

There’s nothing worse than rushing around before you travel; making sure you’ve packed everything and waking up every hour on the hour to ensure that you’ve not overslept and missed your flight. 
With that in mind mum and I decided to check ourselves into the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel for a night of 5* luxury before an early morning Eurostar to Paris. 
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

We arrived at St Pancras station and were immediately greeted by the huge, seasonal Disney Christmas tree! I know it’s not exactly what you’d usually find in a hotel review but I had to share a snap of this tree as it’s such a beautiful idea! 
St Pancras International

Check in was simple and we felt taken care of from the moment we stepped into the hotel, as our luggage was taken care of and we were told how to find our room.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

We were staying in a Superior Twin Room in the Barlow Wing of the hotel, which we were told had a lovely view of the British Library, but as it was pitch black since it was as late as 4pm, we couldn’t see much at all!

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

The beds themselves were like fluffy marshmallows; to the extent that even though I was so excited to go to Paris the next morning, that, well, I really wasn’t that keen on getting out of mine!

I loved the large coffee table book all about the hotel and its history; though I didn’t read it cover to cover it certainly made for an interesting skim read. If you’re really interested in the history of the hotel, these books are available to purchase at reception.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

In addition to the two twin beds, there was the most gorgeous and comfortable chaise longue. Though the beds were comfortable, I always prefer sitting on a different piece of furniture otherwise I feel as though I’ve not left bed all day!

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
It was covered with a gorgeous throw; an example of the high standards the the St Pancras Renaissance gives its guests in each aspect of the room. 
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

It’s obvious even from the amount of furniture in the room that this wasn’t a small room, as you can sometimes find in some London hotels.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

We each had a complimentary bottle of water…

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Though I loved the decor of the room itself, it was that of the bathroom that I really loved. The clean, neutral tones and the high quality fabrics really were as luxurious as you would expect.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

A little pet peeve of mine is when luxury hotels don’t leave any wine glasses, but that wasn’t a problem here as two very fine glasses had been left for us. In what I thought was a really great touch as this is obviously a hotel that a lot of people use for traveling, instead of having coffee mugs, they provided to go cups for us to make our coffee and take it straight to the Eurostar.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

The only disappointing thing about the room was that the shower wasn’t very powerful, but as we were only there for the night and the rest of the hotel and our room were beautiful, it wasn’t a real issue.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

There’s something magical about getting all snuggled up in a hotel dressing gown, but these were even better; the gowns here are beautifully soft and ones that I didn’t want to leave behind!

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

The corner desk would have made the perfect blogging or work desk and even doubled up as a make up station for mum and I. I really loved that in this part of the room there are sockets for international plugs; a touch that really shows that this hotel knows its customers.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

After enjoying our room and getting reading for dinner, we headed to one of the hotel restaurants MI + ME for dinner.
We had a really wonderful dinner, though next time I really want to try The Booking Office bar or The Gilbert Scott for a meal and some drinks. Maybe even afternoon tea in The Hansom Lounge; the area where check in is dealt with, which happens to be the old taxi rank for St Pancras station!

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Though we loved our room, mum and I really wanted to experience The Booking Office, so sat ourselves down to enjoy the live music and a glass of wine before going to bed.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

It’s got a really lively atmosphere, and on a Thursday night it was jam packed. Though it has a casual dress code, it really is the perfect setting for a luxurious meal or drinks.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

I loved that the history of the station oozes from every aspect of this hotel at the same time as maintaining a clean, modern and fresh presentation; I can see that it’s going to become one of my favourite London hotels as I can see myself returning time and time again!

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Though we weren’t in the hotel for long, sadly, as we had a 9am shuttle the next day, everything about this stay was so enjoyable. The rooms, the staff, the restaurants… Just everything!

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

After a delicious meal of comfort food and a very enjoyable glass of wine in The Booking Office, we headed back up to our room, popped our slippers and robes on, and watched a little TV as we drifted off to sleep.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
I already can’t wait for my next staycation at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, a gem of a luxurious London hotel! 



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