To celebrate our wedding anniversary in August Dan and I decided quite some time ago that we would go back to the place where we spent our wedding night – The St Pancras Renaissance. This hotel is something pretty special, designed by Gilbert Scott and opened in 1873 this building is a London icon.
We decided to book into the Chambers Club room again this time as we loved having the access last time. By booking a Chamber Club room you are served breakfast, afternoon tea, wine and beer and dinner canapés. All of this for just over £100 more than a standard room which we thought was a pretty good deal for two people.
Our room wasn’t ready when we checked in but we were quickly showed to the Chambers Club and served some champagne to kick of the celebrations. Thank to the lovely staff for this.
We then went to the St Pancras Renaissance spa for a swim in this beautiful pool. The room is situated under ground and you can even hear and feel the tube. The pool room is very calming with music playing, soft chairs to sit back and relax and read magazines, a steam room to get all hot and sweaty in and of course a pool. There is also a hot tub at the end with bubbles and all. We spent a lot of time down here over the next day. I also loved how children can only visit at certain times of the day.
We then got into our room, it was station facing so we were graced with this view. I know it’s not a sea view or a view over a skyline but to me it’s not bad!
We then headed down to the Chamber Rooms for our afternoon tea to be served. The Chambers Club is quite big so it never feels too busy. It is a buffet afternoon tea but there is always someone there to serve drinks and check that everything is going well. I couldn’t fault the staff in the Chambers Rooms, they were so attentive throughout the whole stay.
The afternoon tea was delicious, I started with scones with cream and jam before tucking into the sandwiches. There was salmon and ham and both were yummy. I have actually had a traditional afternoon tea at St Pancras Renaissance before when there was a Cloudy Bay afternoon tea. The sweet treats were my favourite, macarons and a lemon meringue tart. The lemon meringue tart was literally melt in your mouth goodness.
After getting comfortably full on afternoon tea we took a walk around the hotel. The architecture of the interior is beyond beautiful. The dome roof at the top of the grand stair case is what dreams are made of. This was the perfect place to take photos on the go pro. I refrained from belting out ‘Wannabe’ whilst on the grand stair case.
We also found the ladies smoking room where there is a lovely balcony over looking the beautiful hotel with the famous clock tower. This is a great wedding reception location.
After a nose around we headed back to the room and I took a bath before we headed back to the Chamber Club to have our dinner canapés. This duck has his own instagram account!
We thought we would have a few and then go to the Booking Office for dinner but then we realised how good it was, we stayed and were soon filled up. They were more like tapas than canapés. We sat back, I drank some wine whilst Dan sipped on the St Pancras beer.The canapés were sweet potato, spring rolls, chorizo salad, meat balls and deep friend brie.
We then moved onto dessert, the sweet treats were beautifully presented and of course scrumptious.
I sunk into bed to enjoy my sleep at the St Pancras Renaissance. The bed is without doubt one of the most comfortable I’ve ever slept it.
Breakfast were served in the Chamber Club again, I didn’t take any photos (shock horror, bad blogger) because we had agreed to no phones at breakfast. But it was a mixture of scrambled eggs, bacon, bread and cheese.
After check out we headed back down to the pool to spend the afternoon there, swimming and steam rooming up a storm. I sat back on one of their comfy chairs and read the Conde Naste Traveller magazine which was complimentary from my room.
What we loved the most:
- The attention to detail – we were given champagne on arrival to celebrate as well as a cake with ‘Happy Anniversary’ written on it.
- The sweets – seriously these sweets situated just inside the Chambers Club were amazing!
- The staff – always smiling and they couldn’t do enough for us
We absolutely loved our second stay at the St Pancras Renaissance. The staff, Chamber Club, food and drink were exceptional. Now I’m wondering if this will become a tradition for our wedding anniversary? I hope so! Sometimes it is nice to splash out on a bit of luxury and the St Pancras Renaissance is the perfect place to do so.
After we left we popped to MI + ME just outside the Booking Office but still part of this establishment for the best cheese toastie I’ve ever had in London, it is a big call I know but I do love my cheese toastie’s. Do check it out if you find yourself with a bit of time in St Pancras.