Hotel in Detail:The Gyle Hotel is a row of heritage-listed Victorian townhouses, built in 1850 on Argyle Square. should you experience any sensory displacement while in residence, stay calm and have a cup of tea or hang out in the TOAST B&B lounge, a true British institution (thats Booze & Breakfast). Served are fine single malts, regional wines, craft beers, marmalades, cheeses, smoked fish and charcuterie.
Some days the house cook will prepare something impromptu and leave it in the pantry.
There are just 33 rooms making for a cosy community of originals, seeking a personalised travel experience. All rooms are different spaces but designed with a common thematic scheme.
The interior design reflects a private residence that has stood here for over 170 years, evolving with each new generation. So in every room, you will find solid oak flooring, vintage mirrors, fluted glass, bespoke English joinery, tactile Scottish textiles, metal industrial lamps, crisp comfy bedding, upholstered headboard with Argyle pattern stitching. All brought together in an elegant palette of greys, charcoal, black and pewter with the occasional moss green accent.
Your luggage can be stored in drawers under the bed. Your coffee table is on an original Victorian cast-iron coal hole cover. An airline trolley is repurposed to hold your bathroom toiletries. The wardrobe stands as a whimsical homage to two British fiction writers: C.S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll. The lambswool bed throw is a conceptual graphic art piece to wrap yourself into Time and Space. A lion head knocker is the same as on the door of 10 Downing Street (prime ministers residence).
Each bedroom features a bathroom, Smart TV, toiletries, wardrobe, High speed Wifi and air conditioning in every room.
The Gyle features a 24 hour reception and free WiFi. There is luggage storage, wakeup service and garden area.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: King"s Cross Thameslink 246 yards (224 metres), Railway Station: London Kings Cross 246 yards (224 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.4 miles (3.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km). The 5 tube stations and 4 railway stations in a half mile radius (0.8 km) of the hotel means transport links are excellent.
The Gyle Hotel is located on the northern edge of central London. This is between Kings Cross, Angel Islington and Russell Square. Despite the hotels name the hotel is NOT anywhere near the Excel exhibition centre but is within the heart of Kings Cross. This might be considered one of the more dowdy parts of central London but you are still within a mile walk from the major tourist areas such as Oxford Street and just a little further (1.5 miles) to the swanky fashion shopping in Bond Street. The restaurants and adult clubs of Soho are within 1 mile. Of course by far the biggest plus for the Montana's location is being just 150 yards from the Eurostar terminus of St Pancras with services direct to Paris in France. There are actually 12 tube stops within a mile of the hotel. Then of course the hotel sits just off of the A501 Euston Road. This gives great road links out of west London (and Heathrow airport) as well as into the City of London (financial district) which is just 1 mile and a half to the east. Some places of interest within a short walk include the British Museum which is just 200 yards away.
History: Was called the Montana Excel till 2019.
Bedroom Numbers: 33
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.4 out of 5 by 593 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.4 out of 5 from 172 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 806 of 1136 for Hotels in London and rated 3 out of 5 from 421 reviews)
Internet:WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 68% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 777th from 865 London hotels, and 323rd of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Montana Excel and not too far away (0.6 miles, 1.0 km) would be the 4 star The Wesley, where prices begin from around £115 and which has a 78% guest satisfaction rating. The Wesley also offers: free WiFi.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Britannia International Hotel. 4.6 miles from here (7.5 km), has been rated at 66% by past guests and has rates from around £49 (theres free WiFi too).
Prefer a tried and tested hotel close by judged by its guests ratings? We think the 5 Star Renaissance St Pancras stands out in that regard. The Renaissance St Pancras is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (16-18 Argyle Square, WC1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.7 miles (1.1 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 3 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 77%), 8 two star hotels (average rating 70%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 61%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Montague On The Gardens Hotel (4 star) at 98%.
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £98 per night. Rates range from £16 at Generator Hotel (2 Star, 74%) with top rates of £222 at Renaissance St Pancras (5 Star, 90%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £193, Four Star average: £117, Three Star average: £87, Two Star average: £56 and One Star average: £53.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks The Gyle 44th of the 50 local hotels and 19th (last) for the 19 four star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 4th of 50 (1st of 19 four star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 26th of 33 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Generator Hotel was top).