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Safety index

62 out of 100

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Safe area

Luxury

Historic

Shopping

Boutique

Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London

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8.7

Good (4,056 ratings)

London, United Kingdom - 

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210 m The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4

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350 m British Library

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490 m Coal Drops Yard

Hotel Overview

Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London, receives numerous mixed reviews from its patrons. While many guests have praised various aspects of their stays, others have expressed concerns or encountered issues during their visits. Below are summaries of the commonly cited pros and cons based on user feedback.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Location

Service

  1. Location: Guests often compliment the hotel's central location, making it convenient for exploring the city and accessing public transportation.
  2. Historic Charm: The hotel's historic and elegant design is frequently admired, adding a unique character to the guest experience.
  3. Comfortable Beds: Many reviewers highlight the comfort of the beds, ensuring a good night's sleep for guests.
  4. Friendly Staff: The hotel staff is often mentioned for their friendliness and helpfulness in assisting guests with their needs.
  5. Quality Dining: The on-site dining options receive positive remarks for the quality of food and service.
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Area for improvement

Accessibility

  1. Price: Some guests find the hotel's pricing to be on the higher side for the value received.
  2. Room Size: Complaints about the smaller size of some rooms are common, making it uncomfortable for guests with more luggage or those seeking more space.
  3. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, noise from the street and surrounding areas can be an issue for some guests, affecting their sleep quality.
  4. Basic Amenities: A few reviewers have noted that the hotel could improve by offering more in terms of room amenities.
  5. Check-in/Check-out Procedures: Delays and inefficiencies in the check-in and check-out process have been pointed out by some visitors, impacting their overall experience.

Amenities

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Laundry

Laundry

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Score icon8.7

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Total 4,056 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.8

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8.3

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8.6

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4.3/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

24 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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booking

559 Reviews

8.3 / 10

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expedia

1,001 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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google

902 Reviews

4.3 / 5

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tripadvisor

1,570 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location

Bar

Dining

Breakfast

Transit

Atmosphere

Cleanliness

Sleep

Room

Bathroom

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Gym

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Property was mentioned 256 times

14% Negative77% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Louise3 months ago
3/5Google icon

The hotel building is beautiful and in a great location. Ishia at reception checked us in and was warm and welcoming. We managed to check in early which was helpful. The room itself, was tired. The cream carpet rug was covered in marks and stains. If a hotel is brave enough to use a cream carpet, it should be spotless. Leather furniture in room was warn and torn in places with foam showing and some of the wooden furniture was scratched. The TV was quite dated. Enjoyed the electronic blinds and curtains and the shower was good. I understand beds are relative to wether you prefer a hard or soft mattress but the mattress did not comprise for both parties...it's a hard mattress. We found the pillows to be too soft, almost half filled and a stark contrast to the hard mattress. The bedding instself was high quality but there were a couple of ingrained stains. Breakfast was delicious. There was a mixup in communication and we attempted to eat breakfast after checking out. We were not meant to do this, but we weren't advised. They handled if very well and sat us down without any fuss or embarrassment. We found all service we received throughout the hotel to be excellent. If the room wasn't so warn I would have given five stars. They describe the hotel as a luxury boutique 5* hotel but the rooms condition did not reflect this and certainly didn't reflect the price bracket they put themselves in.

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Pati Taylor5 months ago
5/5Google icon

The staff here go out of their way to help. The rooms are small, but exceptionally well appointed. It's a wonderful use of this historic building. I would stay here again and again!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 88

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Number of floors 5

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1854

WiFi Quality

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Idle

14

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63

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32

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4

210 m

British Library

350 m

Coal Drops Yard

490 m

Regent's Park

2 km

Camden Markets

2 km

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Getting around

St Pancras International Station

140 m

King's Cross & St. Pancras Underground Station

210 m

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Airports Nearby

London City Airport (LCY)

20.5 km

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Restaurants

McDonald's

210 m

GNH Bar

210 m

Chambers Club

210 m

Booking Office Bar & Restaurant

210 m

Burger King

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

65 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

39 out of 100

Unsafe

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Safety

Crime

62

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

62 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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54

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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63

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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59

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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76

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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69

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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50

54

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

54 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

58

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Mugging or robbery  57/100

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Car theft  43/100

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Car break-ins  50/100

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Home break-ins  48/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

57

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Physical attacks  54/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

High

63

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  38/100

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Drug problem  62/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $2.3

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Coffee

$2.9 - $7.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $3.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$16.2 - $38.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $5.8

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.3 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$57.9 - $162

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$8.1 - $17.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.1 - $11.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.5 - $3.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$138.9 - $309

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$11.6 - $35.9

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$28.9 - $115.7

Weather In London

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Precipitation In London

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.512

PM1023

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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