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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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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.
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