Architecture and Services are Excellent. Food is great. Staff is A+. Elevators need a tune up. Bathrooms are slippery.
Bar was nice Room was small and underwhelming consider g how much we paid.
The hotel is right across from King's Cross train and tube station, so it was a 20-30 minute or less tube ride to all of the sights. Buses were right outside too. The front desk was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and spacious. There are places closeby to eat, even late at night (5 guys is across the road along with some Indian restaurants). There was a huge variety in the guests staying there, from middle aged couples, so seniors to young families. It seemed like I was the only solo traveler there at that time. There was a dank smell in my room that I couldn't get rid of. I don't recommend it for folks with mobility problems because there are steps everywhere. It it on a busy street so if you need silence to sleep this isn't the place. I live in New York City so it didn't bother me, but I could see how it may bother others.
New bathroom was nice. I sorted the rain shower out as it was spraying everywhere, but with a quick wipe of the nozzles, perfection. Shouldn't be the guest's job though should it?! No electricity at night. Now this may have been due to a power cut, which I don't blame the hotel for, but I walked through the darkness past two people at reception who didn't even tell me - oh, by the way, the electrics are out. Would have thought it was a common courtesy. Also, the noise from upstairs was like a marching band, and could hear the talking and general noise from room across hallway, so soundproofing non-existent. It is also over the tube lines, so can hear them tumbling every few minutes.
The fantastic customer care by Antonio (manager) and his staff and the fabulous designer atmosphere and art in the hotel.I was on a week's vacation with friends who were staying nearby and wanted to stay somewhere a bit "different" and quirky. Rough Luxe definitely fitted the bill! The bed was extremely comfortable with lovely bedlinen and there was a ready supply of handmade bath products which smelled delicious.The breakfasts are excellent and the soda bread and other produce are freshly delivered every morning. Antonio and Leo are a mine of information and delighted to advise guests on whatever they need to know, providing maps/ names of restaurants, galleries, exhibitions, routes etc. Nothing is too much trouble. I was loathe to leave! Absolutely nothing - it was exactly as described on the website. It is worth noting the building is Grade B listed and the space for hanging clothes is limited. Carry a few extra coathangers!
cool design, great breakfast, friendly service very small room, road noise, no mirror. No hanging space beyond the one coathanger. no hair conditioner.