While on a break from our digital nomad adventure we took a trip down to London. We got the train down to London from Wakefield using our 16-25 Railcard. And found a hotel a stone’s throw away from King Cross making it perfect for us to get around, we stayed at the Hub by Premier Inn.
- Location - 92%92%
- Room - 95%95%
- Facilities - 85%85%
- Value For Money - 85%85%
I couldn't say a bad word about this Hotel, I was pleasantly surprised with the great use of space and layout of the room. While the bed against the wall wouldn't work for everyone, I loved the space saving idea. The hotel staff were friendly and happy to help and everything was easy. The location was great being near Kings Cross station and the tube for getting around.
2Dates: 21st September 2017 – 23rd September 2017
Price We Paid Per Night: £62
Room Type: Double with Ensuite
Booking Platform: Premier Inn Site
The Hub by Premier Inn was a perfect location, don’t get confused with the Premier Inn that is a 3-minute walk back towards the train station. The Hub is in a great location with everything to offer from transport links, restaurants and bars.
There are bus stops down the street leading to different parts of the city, at the very bottom of the street is the main entrance to London’s Kings Cross as well as the underground that can lead you pretty much anywhere. Along the street next to the station are bars and restaurants and if you struggle then you can always run into the station and find everything you need.
We stayed in a double room with ensuite on the 3rd floor, the room was bright, clean and stylish offering you all you need while you are there. We also had a floor to ceiling window offering up a view of the back of the train station. While that may not sound Instagram worthy, you would struggle to get a view in any other budget hotel in London.
The bed was really comfortable and definitely gave me a good nights sleep. Usually, we frown upon only have one pillow each but we couldn’t complain after resting our head on the plump but soft pillows here, definitely made me want to stay in bed all day.
The room had ample storage which was really handy travelling with 2 bulky backpacks, the storage options were really innovative and space saving. With a luggage rack located underneath the bed and a larger draw to keep your clothes in was a great way of making the most of a compact room.
The ensuite bathroom was very clean and had a multi-way shower with a normal shower head and the above fountain head adding that extra luxury. The bathroom was fully stocked with towels and shower gel.
What really made it for me where the small extras such as the little notes attached to bottles of water and to your towels. This was a lovely little touch that doesn’t cost the earth to do and adds more personality to a room. The wardrobe space though wasn’t huge was nicely designed into the room to make you feel you had the storage without losing space.
Our favourite part of the room by far was the control panel installed into the headboard of the bed, this controlled everything from the lights, the fan, temperature and the do not disturb sign. But it didn’t stop there we loved that there were multiple settings for the lights such as full lights, reading lights, low-lit atmosphere.
The temperature gauge was completely under your control, from 3 different fan options and different temperatures you couldn’t complain. All from your bed, what could be better? Especially for Helen as she is the one of us to usually turn the lights off.
The hotel had a dining area for breakfast, that was used as a lounge and workspace for the duration of the day. The reception was clean, tidy and very welcoming with bright colours and a cool feel with a large map on the entry wall.
The lounge offered breakfast from 7-11 and light snacks, alcohol and drinks for the rest of the day. The lounge offers up newspapers, magazines and a range of board games for those gloomy days in.
Spending a couple of hours in the lounge working, it was clear that the area was set out for casual meetings with plug sockets and wireless charging spots at every other table.
This is definitely a place I would stay again and recommend to friends and family for their trip to London. I really enjoyed the small details of the notes on the towels to the headboard remote for the lights. I think the small details and great use of space really made this hotel for me, I liked that you felt you had the luxury and quality of service without having the large price tag attached.