St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London Review…..
London is full of decadent & delightful 5* hotels, however, The St. Pancras Hotel by Renaissance is an extra-ordinary, exceptional and totally unique property I’ve ever visited.
This hotel oozes history and has undergone a 15 year renovation taking it from the old Midland Railway building to one of the most beautifully restored, modern, historic, atmospheric and sophisticated properties in the world.
This is the epitome of decadence, indulgence and classic glamour!
It is Celebrity Radio’s favourite hotel IN THE WORLD – by a mile!
It maintains it’s Grade 1 listed status in the heart of London…..
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The entire renovation of St Pancras cost a reported £800 million – and it was worth EVERY penny!
From the moment you arrive into this temple of decadence you cannot fail to be impressed by the grandeur, importance and glory of the St Pancras Hotel.
Treat yourself to a Chambers room and enjoy the most wonderful private lounge in London.
Every part of this enormous building has been beautifully restored, decorated and respectfully modernised to be one of the most advanced in the business.
Renovating a building of this importance is notoriously difficult, especially considering that there were only 5 bathrooms on the entire first floor.
Each room is now obviously en-suite and has all 5* facilities and modern amenities.
With elegant touches throughout he property you cannot be unaffected by the elegance.
I personally loved the rubber duck – very nice touch & made me smile on arrival. What more can you ask?
The rooms are beautifully decorated, even the curtain ties are a work of art;
The rooms are fabulously designed bringing a perfect synergy between the history of the building with modern day traveller requirements.
High Speed WIFI is available throughout the hotel for £15 per day (free in Chambers rooms / Marriott members).
I personally love the Junior Suites (around £400/£500) with access to the lounge. Stunning and spacious with remarkable views of the façade…
Breakfast is a very decadent and fun affair.
You can enjoy a Full English Breakfast or simply a continental. There’s something for EVERYONE!
From cereals, fresh fruit, bagels, croissants, waffles, omelettes, salmon, fresh breads to bacon – it’s the best breakfast in London…
Nothing is too much trouble at St Pancras. Naturally this is one of Marriott’s most luxurious hotels in the world and they want to keep it that way!
When you stay at the St Pancras Hotel you are not only getting 5* luxury and decadence you’re getting pure history.
The Grand Staircase is stunningly magnificent and has been breathtakingly restored….
I highly recommend you enjoy the splendour of a Chambers Club Room which will allow you access to the beautifully designed lounge.
The Chambers Club offers a delightful & extensive breakfast, Afternoon Tea from 3pm and pre-dinner canape’s from 6pm.
There’s free alcoholic drinks included from 5.30 – 7.30pm.
Afternoon tea has just been upgrade in the Chambers lounge – a glorious experience…
The service in the Chambers Club is tremendous. It’s the perfect venue to host friends or clients with 5* service.
There’s wine/beer from 3-11pm and snacks and drinks available all day. Spirits served from 5.30pm-7pm.
Breakfast is served until Midday on weekends. It’s pure indulgence and relaxation and worth every single penny….
The St Pancras Hotel gym is situated downstairs from the lobby within the Spa and has everything you will need from numerous running machines, cross-trainers to free weights.
The Spa offer treatments from £60 for 30 minutes and £110 for the hour.
You’ll love the stunning pool. It’s small but the perfect place to relax…
There are obviously fresh towels, water and magazines throughout the spa area….
There’s showers with razors etc for men and if you use the spa you’ll get a dressing gown and slippers.
Here’s the sensational pool at St Pancras Hotel:
If you’re staying a Barlow room at the St Pancras Hotel you can enjoy ‘The Booking Office’ for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Breakfast is 50% off for Marriott Rewards members.
Breakfast is served until midday in the Chambers Lounge.
This restaurant & bar is open 21 hours a day filled with an incredible atmosphere with those enormously high roofs.
The original ‘Booking Office’ counter is Grade 1 listed itself, therefore it could not be altered or moved. It’s been restored spectacularly.
So, the very clever people at Renaissance have incorporated it into the restaurants main & stunning feature – the bar.
This bar is a true asset to the property. It has Live entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Be sure to try one of the original recipe Rum Punch during your visit.
The food in the Booking Office is fun, fresh and very well presented.
This dining experience is one of the most unique, exciting and impressive in London;
Alternatively you may wish to try St Pancras’ fine dining restaurant – The Gilbert Scott.
This is a glorious restaurant relatively reasonably priced.
Located left of the grand staircase, it’s the ultimate decadent dining experience…
Overall I cannot sing the praises of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel enough.
It is without a doubt the most characterful hotel in London, and maybe even the world.
It embraces and celebrates its unique history & glamour whilst remaining ultra-modern throughout.
Here is Caroline Drayton, the St Pancras Hotel Director of Public Relations in an Exclusive interview about the history, £800M restoration & renovation…
I’ve finally found my favourite hotel in the UK.
How could you not be impressed by the impeccably renovated Grand Staircase?
Worth a visit in itself. Totally breath-taking.
The St Pancras Hotel deserves every one of its 5*****….if not more.
Review by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio updated November 11th 2017.