Thistle Euston

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Average rate: $104 - Hotel class: 4 stars
Cardington Street, London, United Kingdom

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All I Ask For Mar 05, 2017
In London I ask for 2 things. A good mattress and a good night’s sleep. These are separate issues I can assure you. I have had comfortable mattresses, but cleaners, automatic door closers and neighbours/traffic from Hell. Just about every Hilton in London springs to mind. Please note, Hell is a very noisy environment 24 hours a day. And full of taxi drivers. The Thistle at Euston managed to not only give me both magical requirements – they managed the most revered of all extras – a fantastic location. This is only a stone’s throw from Euston Station (they told me to stop throwing the stones), it is also an easy 4­5 minute walk to the joint St. Pancreas/Kings Cross mega­transport hub. They only need to add a heliport and submarine base to have every transport option available to you. Except car parking. Leave that bad boy at home. You can save the planet and some time and even money getting here by train. Now just add in hundreds of fantastic restaurants and dozens of cuisines for all 3 meals a day – and pubs/bars – on your doorstep almost. 99% perfection. To be fair, the Thistle has done what every large hotel in London has done – chop big rooms in half. Yep, my room was a bit small. What they have not done – like every bad hotel – is put in noisy laminate flooring and cheap mattresses. Also known as discos, you can forget sleep in these chop jobs. The Thistle has put in carpets all over and maintained reasonable furnishing and modern bathrooms of a good size. This is also known as a virtual miracle here in London. When I arrived I was greeted by friendly and keen young people from several countries. I was checked in, shown the complimentary coffee/pastries in the Lobby and provided with a local map. Nothing was a problem and I was always greeted whenever I walked through the lobby. My room was a good walk from the lobby, but a quiet one. With the room door closers (automatic) and the carpets, this means doors shut quietly. When I went inside to explore, I realised my giant suitcase was a bit of a struggle, but manageable. I stayed in room 149 and I had a nice desk, lots of electrical outlets, steam iron, ironing board, 2 chairs, TV, phone, air­condoning, lots of closet space (lots) and a modern bathroom with toiletries. I then took the ‘sit on the bed test’. This simple test indicates either 1) Sleep or 2) No Sleep. PASS! This just really made my night and I was ready to shower, change clothes and go for a nice meal. I did explore around and discovered the hotel had a nice bar and an upscale restaurant. Great stuff. I already had plans for a nearby restaurant, but it did look nice. The only downside to my room was that you have to put a key card in the slot to keep on the electricity. Just ask for 2 at check­in and everything is great here. They even have a small park on one side of the hotel and at night the road outside is deserted. Just in case, ask ahead of time for one not facing the road. All in all – top marks here!
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german_eagle says:
Looks like an excellent find. Noted for the future.
Posted on: Mar 06, 2017
AdamR3723 says:
Great, entertaining, and informative!
Posted on: Mar 06, 2017
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651 reviews
Thistle Hotel, Euston - only if someone else is paying! Jul 08, 2010
I stayed in this hotel for work when the normal hotels that work uses were full. We don’t usually use them, and at first I was puzzled why not. The hotel is more comfortable than many closer to the centre, with larger rooms and very pleasant décor. It has very nice staff and is right next door to Euston station, so the location seemed fine too. Although the corridors were a little tatty, there is a nice bathroom, free mini toiletries and an ironing board, which is more than you can say for my usual London haunt, the Strand Palace. The mattresses were good too. The best thing about this hotel is that the rooms are a nice temperature – the last few places I’ve stayed have been like saunas and it’s nice not to need a fan to sleep.

The hotel has serious drawbacks, though. The first is ignorable. The area to the North and West of the hotel is full of tower blocks and looks a little run down. I don’t think it’s a bad area, particularly, though – it didn’t feel like a rough estate and there were nice garden squares and flower boxes. And you don’t have to go North and West for any reason, either. The second is that the rooms are only refurnished on the surface. When I turned on the shower the ceiling leaked, and although the girl on reception was perfectly polite, her reaction was pretty much “sorry, there’s nothing I can do.” If you don’t get a discount (my employers get quite a big one) this is a £200 hotel room. The ceiling shouldn’t leak, and if it does, there should be a more helpful reaction than “oh well!”

I also have no idea whether the breakfasts are nice or not. They were playing panpipe moods when I went down. Not any old panpipe music, either – loud panpipe versions of Take That and of the scenes in films when someone dies and the sad music comes on. This I did not need. I ate a grapefruit and left as soon as possible. I really wish hotels would just leave the music off over breakfast. That said, the breakfast room was nicely enough decorated and apparently serves as a Bistro at night (don’t eat there – the station has a Nandos and there are genuinely good restaurants on Chalton Street just next to the British Library). There was a small bar that I didn’t go to, but it looked fine, and a souvineer shop too.

All in all, this hotel was not too bad, but there is no way I would advise anyone to spend their own money on it. In fact, the only reason to stay here is that you are getting a hotel room on expenses and have an early or late train out of Euston. Other than that, no.
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almond72 says:
Sheesh, they installed a ceiling rain shower head and you complained ! hahahaha.
Posted on: Jul 12, 2010
fransglobal says:
Loud panpipe versions of Take That for breakfast! I'm on my way. Must tell Christophe and Nathan.

I've stayed in a couple of Thistle Hotels in London but not this one. They were fine but very expensive.
Posted on: Jul 09, 2010
unfettered unfetter…
13 reviews
Friendly Hotel for Affordable Price Nov 10, 2008
If you need a nice and warm bed for the night and hostels are filled already. Stop and check out the chain of Thistle hotels. The one in Euston is good. Close by is a bus stop, hop on it and walk for a few minutes and the British Library is there or you can walk to Covent Garden which has many shops and restaurants for any palette. You can borrow an adapter for 2GDB and once you return it you get your money back. The front desk was very helpful in helping us with booking tours and getting around.

Thistle Euston Overview

This modern city hotel is located directly in the centre of London between Regent's Park and the New British Library. Euston and Euston Square tube stations are just a stone's throw away and it is just 50 m to copious shops, restaurants and bars. The nearest nightclub lies 200 m away.
The conference hotel was built in 1976 and renovated in the year 2000 and consists of 362 rooms on 5 floors of which 74 are singles and 278 are doubles. The hotel also has a sizeable garden (10 m²) for guests to relax in. The hotel is well equipped with a lobby, a 24-hour reception, a safe, a currency exchange desk, a lift, a cafe, a newspaper stand and a shop. There is a welcoming in-house bar and an air-conditioned a la carte restaurant with a separate non-smoking area and highchairs for children. Business guests may make use of the conference room and the Internet terminal. Guests may park their cars in the hotel car park or in the garage. The laundry service and room service as well as medical assistance round off the hotel's offerings.
The carpeted rooms are all en suite and equipped with a hairdryer, a telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a radio, Internet access. air conditioning, central heating and a safe as standard.
Guests may either select their breakfast from the self-service counter or have dishes served by the hotel staff. At lunchtime and in the evenings dishes may be ordered from a set menu or from the a la carte selection. Special dietary requirements are catered for.
The hotel accepts American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA.

Thistle Euston Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Garden
  • Water Activities
  • Surfing
  • Laptop
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Highchairs
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Executive Floor
  • Shops in Hotel

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