Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 344
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LotF Noisy and Crowded
First, I am a loyal IHG customer with Elite status. I travel around the world and have experience in many Holiday Inn and HI Express hotels. The London-Kings Cross Bloomsbury Holiday Inn is by far the worst I have ever stayed at.
Although it is of no fault of the hotel, the proximity to the popular tourist attractions as well as peak tourist season made this hotel seem overly crowded and noisy. As a perk, the hotel holds luggage for guests. Unfortunately, the luggage is kept in the center of the lobby, making the crowding seem worse.
The reception, concierge and restaurant / bar staff are excellent. However, the cleaning staff is excessively loud. The housekeepers begin cleaning rather early and make no effort to not disturb resting guests. For hours every morning, my wife and I were disturbed by slamming and pounding on both side walls and our door to the hallway. I have never experienced such a disregard for guests by any housekeeping staff, from any brand hotel before.
Additionally, the toilet required work and required multiple attempts to flush. There are no electrical outlets near the bed or nightstands, so forget about charging mobile phones or using laptop computers in bed.
Overall, this was a poor experience and we will not be staying at this Holiday Inn again, nor will we recommend it to our friends.
August 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by marsshuttle family stay
We had a 2 night stay at the hotel and were very pleased. Short walk from st pancreas station. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms, although small for a family room. Unhurried and plentiful breakfast. Spa facilities OK, great value for money- particularly for kids. Definitely return!
August 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ken999 Comfortable room
Minimal noise from other rooms.
Ventilation system operates smoothly.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by leslie14 Perfect location and comfortable, quiet rooms
We really enjoyed our 4 night stay at the Holiday Inn London - Kings Cross Bloomsbury. Great location, and fairly close to Tube and subway. We normally walked but hopped on the bus (which stopped only 1/2 block away) a few times. Hotel was great for my son and I - just disappointed with the limited pool hours as we'd hoped to use it in the evenings and found it was closed for kids after 7 pm.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yorkshire12 Good service pleasant surroundings
Really enjoyable stay, hotel was busy but staff were friendly and helpful, pool facilities excellent.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Coll46 Comfortable and clean
Good location, and the added bonus of pool and spa.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by twinkle39 Our 2nd stay
The Hotel is right where we like it to be, its easy to get to, its on a bus route from Kings Cross. The West End, and the Thames are easy to get to as well. Hotel is clean, food is very good. I think the cost of staying there is a little high and especially as you have to pay for breakfast separately, although its cheap enough and you get a good cooked breakfast, self service. Beds were very comfortable and the air con is very good. We will definitely be going back, and would go back even more if it was cheaper.
August 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sl4y great location, spacious rooms
I stayed with my two children ages 15 and 11 and we enjoyed the spacious room, the TV programs, the breakfast service, and especially the great location. However, the internet worked very poorly in the rooms. One could get a decent signal only in the lobby.
August 16, 2014