I have found it difficult to write this post about the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel because to be honest I have found it hard to put this magnificent place into words.
I’m not a luxury traveller, I’m more of a flash packer. I’m past the hostel stage in my life but not quite a five star girl either but for the very special occasion of my pre wedding night and wedding night I knew from the start it had to be the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. I have a real passion for this station and the location and Dan and I share this so it really was the only option for our wedding night.
From the moment we checked in on Friday afternoon I just knew the weekend here would be fabulous. We were warmly greeted, shown to our room which wasn’t quite what we wanted and were swiftly moved to a larger room overlooking the station and the incoming Eurostar’s. The statue of the man and woman embracing was right in front of us and has been used as a landmark for Dan and I for some time now so it was extra special to have that there. I have loved the outside of this building for so long it was really exciting for me to finally see the inside! It is total old glamour and if the walls could talk I bet they would have some fantastic stories from the past.
We were so lucky to be upgraded to the Chamber suite at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel which included lots of a little bonuses.
Use of the pool and sauna
Access to the Chamber Club lounge
Wet shave for Dan
Snacks throughout the day
Wine and St Pancras own brand beer
Bed turn down service
After checking in, we had some afternoon tea – delicious macaroons, cream tea and sandwiches accompanied by white wine and the boys had St Pancras beer (which they were most pleased with).
After fare welling my husband to be my sister and I had dinner and headed to the pool which was located underground! It was small but big enough to get a few laps going, the attention to detail with tiling was immense and it was such a calming vibe. We got changed into our robes and slippers and headed back to the room where my bath ritual was awaiting me.
Photo via Google
Don’t know what a bath ritual is? Neither did I! Basically whilst you are out of the room someone comes in, fills the bath with lovely oils, puts calming music on the ipod speakers and dims the lights so you are totally relaxed, it was just what I needed the night before my wedding. Before I knew it, it was time to get some beauty sleep. The bed had also been turned down, this means my pillows were fluffed, the duvet was open so I could crawl in and there was slippers waiting for me at the end of the bed. The bed was huge and the pillows were super soft and I fell asleep instantly.
The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating the day of the wedding, they fetched everything from ice, champagne flutes, toiletries, brought up the flowers, checked in to see how everything was going. It was a totally personal experience and on my wedding day I really appreciated it. They allowed us to take a few wedding photos before heading off the ceremony as well which was really kind of them as lots of people have their wedding at the hotel venue.
Once my husband and I arrived back after our wedding we were greeted in the room with candles and cake saying congratulations! It was such a lovely touch and I couldn’t think of anywhere better to start married life. The following morning I devoured the breakfast and enjoyed every last moment I had at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. I could stare into those ceilings, walls and domes for ever but unfortunately it was time to leave after they gave us a late check out and it was there and then we left the hotel but vowed to return soon as it was just too special a place to not come back to.
We loved the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel – it’s glamorous, unique, special and worth every penny! You cannot beat these views.
Wedding photos via Sarah Morris photography
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