Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Tottenham Court Road 211 yards (192 metres), Railway Station: London Euston 0.7 miles (1.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.5 miles (4 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.7 miles (9.2 km). You know you are looking a truly central London hotel when there are 6 tube stations in a half mile radius (0.8 km). Wonderfully located if you want to be close to the hub of London is the St Giles Hotel. On the Eastern edge of Oxford Street which is the side closest to the City of London the hotel is walking distance to Soho and Covent Garden. Bedford Avenue itself is just off from Tottenham Court Road which is famous for its electrical/computer/hifi shops. Nearest attractions include Trocadero Centre, Piccadilly Circus, Nelsons Column, Madame Taussauds, Houses of parliament, British Museum and the London Transport museum.
The St Giles Hotel Central London is one of the largest hotels in the capital with over 700 rooms.
All rooms come with private bathroom facilities. Bedroom amenities include Direct Dial Telephones with Voicemail, modem connection, Hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, In-room digital safe, satellite TV with Pay Movies.
Deluxe doubles have a lounge/seating area and are air-conditioned. All deluxe rooms come with a desk area with a lamp.
Executive Rooms are all air-conditioned, have a seating area (not singles), desk space, LCD TV, mini-fridge, Ethernet high speed internet access and hospitality tray. Bathrooms have toiletries from 'The White Company'.
Some suites have a bath tub, Bathrobe & Slippers and a Bathroom Splash TV.
Dining Options:The Il Grasso Restaurant: licensed Italian Restaurant, serves Starters, Pasta's, Main Courses, Char-Grilled Dishes, Side Dishes & Salad's & Pizza using fresh ingredients.
Open: 3:00 till 22:30 weekdays.
Hakuba Restaurant & Bar: Serves Japanese cuisine using fresh ingredients. Actually next door to hotel with separate entrance. Stylish setting with an innovative Japanese menu. The bar is informal and serves cocktails and saki along with a range of drinks.
Open: 11.00 - 15.00, 17.00 - 23.30 (Closed Sunday).
Breakfast and Coffee shop: Dedicated breakfast room on the Mezzanine Level where guests can enjoy a self service European breakfast buffet or continental breakfast. Selection of hot and cold choices including pastries, croissant and snacks along with tea and coffee. The area has a WiFi internet access.
Breakfast: 06.30 till 10.30 (weekends 07.00 till 11.00).
The Lazy Dog Bar: Informal cosmopolitan bar with large screen TV's showing sports events.
Open: noon till 01.00, (till 02.00 Thursday till Saturday).
Chikara Restaurant: Asian restaurant with varies menu. Dishes include Chinese and Malaysian Cuisine.
Open: noon till 15.00 (not Sunday), 17.30 - 23.00 (17.30 - 22.30 Sunday)
Beneath the hotel is a Leisure Club with 25 metre Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, Fitness Studio, Dance Studios, Free Weights Room, Squash & Handball Courts, Sauna, Sun beds, Massages, Exercise Classes and Various Clubs & Activities and are all available subject to charges. Under 16's are not allowed access to the leisure facilities. Swimming pool closes in April for maintenance. The leisure centre is owned and run by the central YMCA and hotel guests can gain access at a nominal charge (payable locally) during their stay.
There is a fully equipped ironing room on the 6th Floor. Vending Machines are also available in the lobby area and on every other floor. Meeting and conference facilities are available along with Equipment Hire, Secretarial Service & Business Support.
Beneath the hotel is an NCP pay car park. The Concierge desk is available 24 hours a day, offering porterage, luggage store, car hire, taxi bookings and general information.
Bedroom Numbers: 705
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £25 per day.
Internet:WiFi can be picked up throughout. Fee is £5 per 24 hours.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 74% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 535th from 816 London hotels, and 167th of 318 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 3 star Travelodge Covent Garden, with base rates beginning from £70 and which has a 75% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the St George Hotel. 1.2 miles from here (1.9 km), has been rated at 61% by past guests and has rates from around £37 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 4 Star Bloomsbury Hotel may be one too look at. The Bloomsbury Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.1 km) away. The Bloomsbury Hotel is one of the top rated London hotels with a 91% guest satisfaction rating.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (Bedford Avenue, WC1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. The 50 consist of 8 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 24 four star hotels (average rating 83%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 77%), 2 two star hotels (average rating 74%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 59%). Top 3 star hotel is Arosfa Hotel Bloomsbury at 90%. Of these hotels the highest rated is Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) at 96%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £112 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £20 at SoHostel (2 Star, 81%) to a high of £320 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 94%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £226, Four Star average: £105, Three Star average: £80, Two Star average: £37 and One Star average: £45.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank St. Giles Hotel 43rd (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 11th for the 14 three star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 13th of 50 (6th of 14 three star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 40th of 50 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (SoHostel was top).