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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
We each had a complimentary bottle of water…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.