Stayed two nights (Saturday and Sunday) in July 2012, two weeks before Olympics. Check in staff quite pleasant. Offered to sell breakfast vouchers. Did not have to buy immediately but it seems to be necessary before the day they would be used. After settling in the room, I bought one for the next day, a Sunday. It cost 9.50 pounds for the fairly good buffet breakfast. Weekday breakfast vouchers are more expensive and the purchase at the restaurant would cost more. After asking about the restaurant, I was told at reception that the hotel reception offers a voucher for dinner: 2 courses and 2 drinks (wine, beer, softdrinks) for 20 pounds per person. I bought one the first day and then I bought another the second night. It's a good value. The food was fine, not superb. Friendly staff in the restaurant; few customers.
Though the room was quite small and lacked a fridge (though there was an obvious cabinet for it), it was clean, quiet and well appointed. 25 or so channels on the TV. Four pillows on the bed, soft and firm. No in-room safe. There is a fairly high charge for internet access. Many underground stations in London now offer free wifi, courtesy of Virgin Media.The hotel is just a 2 minute walk from Russell Square station on the Piccadilly line. That makes this hotel quite desirable. And the hotel is across from a small mall with a large Waitrose supermarket and various inexpensive restaurants and an outside ATM, near entrance to Waitrose.