With all the travelling I've done over the past year, including staying in beyond your average accommodation (I've become rather spoilt), I'd like to think I'm a pretty good judge of hotels. Hell I could easily be a professional a reviewer - now there's a thought!
As a frequent traveller on the Eurostar (read: I practically live on it), the Great Northern Hotel is the most conveniently located, beautifully designed and affordable place around! Sat just opposite Kings Cross St Pancras station, it couldn't be better situated - I barely stumbled out of the train, before stepping to the hotel - maybe 20 steps? Next time I'll count.
I stayed in the Cubitt room, which like all the rooms was tastefully furbished in a minimal, calming palette of creams and green. And in the evening I dined at the hotel's restaurant Plum & Spilt Milk (named after the livery worn by the dining cars the Flying Scotsman first pulled out of King's Cross), which even if you're not staying in the hotel I urge you to book a table. With a menu concocted by acclaimed chef and served in the plush surroundings of cream leather, wood panelling, polished black table tops, brass detailing and hand blown lamps, you could easily wile away hours there. I opted for the crab starter and scallops for main - both equally as delicious.
You can book it here.