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“Decent room at a decent price”
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Crestfield Hotel
Ranked #546 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed 24 March 2012

I chose this hotel for convenience and value. It is just across the street from St Pancras station, which is also where you will find the Green line stop of Big Bus Tours. This made it very simple to get around London (warning - last bus of the Green line to bring you back to St Pancras is at 5 pm)

The hotel itself is consistent with reviews I read before I left. Somebody said that the rooms are so small that one person has to be on the bed if the other person is to move around the room: this is true! The bed takes up most of the room, there is some room around it so you can place your luggage, and the bathroom is very crammed (if you sit down and close the door, your knees almost touch the wall in front). Overall, it was a simple room that looked clean and was good value for money we paid. I was happy with the TV and variety of channels in the room.

There is no elevator. There are many stairs, the staircase is very narrow and it's hard to get suitcases up. The building has an "old building" smell and felt very stuffy. We slept with the window slightly open (in January) to prevent our throats from drying up. This was not a big deal for one night but it would have been an issue if we had to stay longer. Breakfast is included in the price but I don't know what it entails as we slept through it.

Unrelated to the hotel: if you are looking to eat something in the area, you will be disappointed. Maybe this is not reflective of all British food but food in the area of St Pancras station was absolutely awful. We discovered a normal breakfast place the following morning that was a miracle after a full day of wasted food and money.
Cross the street (coming out of the hotel) and keep right on Euston/Pentonville Rd, pass McDonalds, take the first left (on Caledonian Rd) and pass a supermarket. You will find the breakfast place on the left hand side.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

Ideal central location for sightseeing in London. No frills hotel but good value for money. It was clean, staff were friendly, continental breakfast was great. Its 5 mins walk (tops) from Kings Cross Station. 4 of us stayed in one room and although small, it was adequate for somwhere to lay our heads at the end of a busy day. The bathroom/wetroom was small but functional. Would definately stay there again and recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in London and who is on a tight budget.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank VicLancashire
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

If you want large rooms with room service and cooked breakfasts, then book somewhere else for 2x the price. The Crestfield is a cheap, clean option with free wifi, a stone's throw from Kings X, the British Library, British Museum, walking distance from Bloomsbury....

Staff are really friendly, and the kitchen staff in the mornings - what can I say? I asked for strong coffee and I got it!

Some travellers may be disappointed by what you get for your money - but this is London, and this is as cheap as it gets for having your own room. You really can't beat the Crestfield for value... frankly, I am almost loathe to share the secret, as I will be using the Crestfield again and again for my working London stopovers.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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4  Thank senti2comun
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

Booked this hotel as was travlling to France the next morning , the staff are fantastic and friendly the room was not a fantastic room but what u are paying cab you complain , the breakfast was ok . Not hot but didn't matter . The only fault I have was the people above our from was a family of elephants that kept us up most of the night . Would def stay again x

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Kirstie09
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

If you are looking for a central, reasonably priced (for London standards), simple hotel in London, and do not plan to spend much time in your room (and why would you as you are in London?) this is a good place to stay. I was here for 3 nights and found it a pleasant enough place, very near St Pancrass/ Kings Cross station, ie well connected by tube to Heathrow (about 1 hr 15 mins) and great for the Eurostar train too (4 minute walk). Admittedly, although I'd booked a single room, I got a double in the annex at the back, small but pretty quiet. Free wifi worked fine on the third floor and breakfast was ok (think toast and cornflakes).

From the tube/metro station follow the signs for the exit "Euston Road". The hotel is located on the opposite side of Euston, in a street with a McDonalds on the corner (be careful, there's another McDonalds on the other side of Kings Cross).

I would stay there again if I was in London.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank MissMloves2travel
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

Location was very convenient to tube and Eurostar station. Direct tube lines to Heathrow and central London locations. Stayed in the 4 person room which consisted of 4 single beds. Room size was adequate for 2-3 people. Very limited desk space (one bed was in front of desk/outlet station. Free wi-fi was a definite plus. The wc - toilet, sink and shower combination, was small and entire floor would be covered with water after showering. The room was moderately clean - corners behind bed were not vacuumed, mold along bottom edge of shower and shower curtain. Bedding and linens were freshened each day. 1 towel provided for each bed. Extra blankets were available though we found we didn't need them (though the low was around freezing at night - room was quite toasty, even with window open. The price was a bit steep for size of accommodations, 110-130 GBD per night. The breakfast adequate: cold cereals, hard boiled eggs, cheese and ham slices, toast, juices and coffee/tea. Breakfast was available from 07:15 until 09:00. We stayed on the first floor - narrow halls and door so would be inconvenient to carry large luggage up several flights. On other hand, can hear every footstep from the room above us. Staff was accommodating to the few requests we made. Beds were comfortable.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank Cheryl W
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

Really good location just across from Kings Cross station, but this is more of a b & b than a hotel. The room is small but it does included a wet room also.Good customer service and the bed was comfy If you want a bed for the night while your in london to visit places of interest then this is good for you. If you want luxury then this is not for you.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank tessabellej
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Address: 3-4 Crestfield Street, London WC1H 8AT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
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Ranked #546 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Price Range: $110 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crestfield Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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