It's hard to miss Holiday Inn Kings Cross. It sits on the corner of King's Cross Road, identifiable by its red brick design and long panels of windows, which give it an unusual stripy pattern. The hotel itself is a large property and part of a successful hotel chain, which values quality service and has an extensive range of facilities fit for travelling guests and those in the city on business.
The hotel has two on-site restaurants; Rasa Maricham and Carriages Brasserie. Rasa Mricham is open for dinner, serving Indian cuisine, but specialising in dishes from the Kerala region. Carriages Brasserie, on the other hand, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a contemporary continental cuisine, which ranges from seafood to pasta, and steak to vegetarian dishes. The hotel bar serves exotic cocktails along with all of the popular alcoholic beverages and is a great place to meet friends or socialise with the other guests.
The extensive fitness facilities will prove ideal for guests who like to keep in shape. After a workout in the gym, swimming pool or even one of the many exercise classes, the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi will prove to be a relaxing wind down for those who like their exercise with equal parts relaxation.
For business guests there is a business centre at Holiday Inn Kings Cross, providing all of the facilities and services that one needs to keep up to date with work. There is also a conference facility with a capacity of 250.
As its name suggests the hotel is located close to King's Cross St. Pancras, which is near the West End area close to many of the city's theatres as well as The British Library, The British Museum and The Charles Dickens museum. King's Cross is serviced by the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines and is little more than a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Meanwhile, Russell Square, which is roughly equidistant, is on the Piccadilly Lines. This allows guests to get to the city's most popular tourist attractions and business districts in minimum amounts of time.
Kids under 12 eat free in the hotel restaurants.
King's Cross, central London. Nearest tube stations are King's Cross St. Pancras (Circle, Hammersmtih & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly Line).
business centre - photocopying facilities - faxing facilities - printing facilities - limousine service - leisure club - indoor pool - sauna - steam room - Jacuzzi - gym - spa - exercise classes - laundry/dry cleaning service - safety deposit boxes - restaurants - lounge - bar - meeting room
The hotel has 15 parking spaces, which are available on a first come, first served basis, though guests are unable to make reservations. The car park is open 24 hours a day and costs £20 a night.
WiFi - en-suite - television - cable/satellite channels - pay per view - telephone - hair-dryer - tea and coffee making facilities - free morning newspaper
Guests arriving from any of the city's airports should take the appropriate Express service to the city centre. The Gatwick Express runs to Victoria station with a journey time of just 30 minutes, whilst the Heathrow Express takes just half of that to get to Paddington. From Paddington guests can take either the Circle, District or Hammersmith & City Lines to King's Cross. Those arriving via Victoria can also take the Circle or District Lines to King's Cross. From King's Cross station all guests need to do is exit onto Euston Road and walk down Grays Inn Road, which is just opposite. Guests should then take the fourth left onto Acton Street followed by a right onto King's Cross Road, where they will shortly come across the hotel on the corner. Alternatively taxi services are available from any of the city's airports and major train stations.
Those arriving to Holiday Inn Kings Cross by car will find that the most direct route through central London involves exiting the M25 at Junction 16 and taking the A40 and subsequently the M40 towards and through central London. Guests should stay on the A40 until it becomes the A501 Euston Road, turning right onto the A201 King's Cross Road shortly after passing King's Cross St. Pancras. The hotel is a little way along the road and there is limited on-site parking.