The Wardonia Hotel in Kings Cross in London is a perfectly functional hotel very close to Kings Cross station and St Pancras and ideal for a short stop over. While I wouldn’t call this hotel luxury in any way, it was better than I expected and well worth the money.
The Wardonia Hotel
I booked The Wardonia hotel through Expedia as it seemed to be the best value hotel that I could find which was a short walk from St Pancras. It was easy to search and book, and there were no problems checking into the hotel. The system worked!
Our room was a basement room. To get it we needed to navigate a fairly narrow and quite steep staircase, but we are fit so we were ok. If you have mobility needs, best speak to the hotel before you book.
The room was typically London (i.e. small) but perfectly formed. The bathroom was reasonably clean and had a very good shower in it. Towels were provided, as were a hairdryer, and shampoos.
The room had a TV with remote, and tea/coffee making facilities. The two beds were quite comfortable.
We had a window, which is always useful, and not always available in hotels of this size in this location. We had a basement room so looked onto a wall, but we only had one other room to worry about so we opened the windows as much as we could. Trust us to go down in the middle of the recent heatwave!
There was some chatter from the pub next door, but thankfully no music, and the chatter stopped at a reasonable hour. Our room was under the stairwell and I really did expect much more noise and disturbance, but in the end, we hardly got disturbed at all, and considering the location and the stifling heat, we slept pretty well.
Wifi was included and available but quite intermittent. Check-out in the morning was easy and it took all of three minutes to walk to St Pancras station. We would definitely stay here again, especially for the location and the price.