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The St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel is easily one of London’s most identifiable hotels, but it’s not just the exterior that’s notable. Inside you’ll find plenty to squeal over, including these five bests:
1. The history. How often do you stay in a classic Gothic Victorian hotel that originally opened in 1873? This property oozes Old World style and draws in tourists who simply want to gape at the restoration.
2. The train style. Yes, the uniforms on the staff look strikingly like conductor’s uniforms. And indeed, the one-time booking office of the train station has been converted into a bar. The St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel embraces its ties to the trains in fun and unexpected ways that you’ll continuously be discovering during your stay.
3. The location. If you’re traveling from London on the Eurostar train, there’s no place closer to the train station than the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, since it’s literally attached. Simply walk through the Booking Office restaurant and you’re on your way to Paris, Brussels and beyond.
4. The preservation. At every turn in the restored portion of the hotel you’ll run across impeccable craftsmanship and dramatic Victorian details that will leave you in awe and transport you to the golden age of train travel.
5. The spa. There’s truly no reason to leave the property once you check in. Prepare for a long train journey — or recover from one — at the St. Pancras spa. Six treatment rooms offer an array of services, and you’ll also have access to the Moroccan pool.