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9 Random Acts of Kindness Everyone Can Do During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Because this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is kindness, our hotel in London has decided to share some random acts of kindness that anyone can do whilst still staying safe. Research shows that kindness and our mental health are closely connected, and that kindness can even boost our immune system and improve blood pressure! 

 

Take a look at 9 of our favourite random acts of kindness and if you can, give them a go. You might just make someone’s day. 

 

Write a letter to a friend or family member

 

Writing a letter is something of a lost art, but now is a better time than ever to write some heartfelt words and send them to a loved one. It’s bound to put a smile on someone’s face and is something special they’ll be able to keep forever.

 

Text someone three things you love about them 

 

This one’s easy peasy and can be done in less than five minutes! All you need to do is pick up your phone and text someone three things you love about them. It could be anything from their taste in music to how supportive they are. Either way, as long as it’s positive, it’s a lovely thing to do and to receive.

 

Pick up litter 

 

During your next walk, if you notice any litter - pick it up and pop it in a bin bag. It’s an incredibly kind gesture and helps the environment as well as protects animals, too. Make sure you’re wearing gloves though! You don’t know where litter has been.

 

Have a pizza delivered to a friend 

 

Now, this doesn’t have to stop at pizza! If you know your friend’s favourite takeaway, why not order their favourite thing off the menu and have it delivered to their house? You could always order yourself something too and enjoy it together over FaceTime or Zoom.  

 

Send someone an e-gift

 

Show someone you love them by sending a gift voucher online. The amount isn’t important - it will just be a lovely surprise to land in their inbox!

 

Leave some books outside your house 

 

A lot of people are choosing to leave items in boxes outside their homes with a little sign advising others to help themselves. So, why not leave some of your favourite books at the end of your drive or outside your door for people to take home with them and enjoy themselves. 

 

Do something for charity 

 

Captain Tom Moore has inspired people across the country to do their bit for charity - and while £33m is a bit of a difficult target to match(!), you can certainly do your bit by either donating some of your own money to a charity of your choice or raising money yourself. Remember, every little counts.  

 

Leave a small business a positive review 

 

Have you ever had a positive experience with a small or local business? If so, head to Google, Trip Advisor or their website and leave them a positive review! In times like this, it might be just what a small business owner needs. 

 

Send flowers to someone for no reason 

 

Flowers are the universal gift of love. And you don’t need a reason to send them. So, pick someone you care about or someone who might just need cheering up and have a lovely bunch delivered to their door. 

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our favourite random acts of kindness. We are all in this together and at this time, our London hotel urges you to stay alert and stay safe.

 

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Comfort Inn Kings Cross Reviews

Sarah,

London

I stayed here in December on business and it was really good, excellent location near Kings cross. It's on a quiet street has excellent security and the room was great. It was one of the comfiest beds I have stayed in for a while! Great pillows, warm but not too stuffy and plenty of storage with a large walk in shower.

It's a old building and I had a basement room which was really good, very clean, big bathroom and great attention to detail. It was a very good price which had worried me but honestly I can't recommend it enough. Would absolutely stay again and would recommend it as a good option for business and leisure.


Helen,

Heacham, Norfolk

We required a hotel for a one night theatre visit, we found this and were very happy with both the price and quality. The room was excellent with the breakfast more than adequate. The hotel is about five to ten minutes walk from Kings Cross Station with its excellent underground facilities. The hotel allowed us to drop off our overnight bag during our trip so we were free to walk around unhindered, overall very good. Would certainly use again.


Joanna,

Coalville

I stayed in this hotel with my daughter when she needed to catch the Eurostar early in the morning. The room was clean and comfortable with a good shower en suite. Unfortunately my daughter was not able to have breakfast before she had to go and check in for her train, but the hotel is so conveniently close to St Pancras station that I was able to go back for my own breakfast once she had left. There was a good variety of food on offer. Overall, I was very pleased with this hotel for the price I paid.


Penelope,

Vancouver

Good price, clean and smart room with a decent continental breakfast. Very quiet location. Very close to King's Cross / St Pancras stations so very handy for getting to Scotland or the Midlands. The Tube runs from Heathrow directly to king's Cross. Easy to get around London from here, by bus or Tube.


Leslie,

Manchester

I was expecting something basic for the price but was pleasantly surprised. For £70 per night this was very good, not easy to find a decent room for this price right in the middle of London. The room was spotlessly clean and very nicely done out with modern, good quality fittings. There were all the extras you need including hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, TV, alarm clock and even a fan, which was very welcome given the temperature. Their was also AC in the room so this wasn't essential but a nice touch. The room had all the other usual things you would expect, TV, good shower and very comfortable bed.

Breakfast (continental) was functional but very good with plenty on offer. It was clean and an attentive waitress was watching over to make sure everything was regularly topped up and cleaned. Reception staff were very friendly and for some reason I was upgraded to a double room which was a pleasant surprise. All in all a very good find and I will definitely be using this again for business or short trips to London.


Sarah,

Lincolnshire

We stayed at this hotel for one night following our return from Paris via Eurostar. I had been a bit confused by the name 'Comfort Inn', thinking it would be a modern building, but in fact it is a conversion of several old terrace houses in St Chad's Street.

Our room was comfortable with a window that thankfully opened. We can never understand why some places seal their windows shut - we like to get some air into our room. So that was a plus. Also the tea and coffee making facilities and the excellent shower. We liked the (included) breakfast, too, and would definitely stay here again.


Bush,

York

Stayed for one night with my son for a sight seeing weekend. Reception staff were more than helpful and very polite. The twin room had everything that was needed and was exceptionally clean. Less than 5 minute walk from Kings Cross. Would definitely stay here again.


Gemma,

Blyth

£90 for a single room including breakfast 2 mins walk from Kings Cross station, complete bargain. The room was very clean, newly decorated, and had a comfy bed, large shower, blackout curtains, air-con, TV, tea/coffee/biscuits and a hairdryer. For the price I was very impressed and would recommend highly. Front desk staff were top class too even when confronted with a slightly tipsy check in at 12:30 at night!


Ann,

Hartlepool

Myself and eleven others stayed here in six twin rooms in February. We were all pleasantly surprised by how nice the rooms were. Modern, clean and everything we wanted.

Breakfast was self service continental down in the basement with a good choice. All in all could not fault it. Ideally situated near Kings Cross.


Christoph,

Hong Kong

This hotel is very friendly and has helpful receptionists. They will also look after your luggage after check out. You can pick up your stuff just before departure with Eurostar.

The room is very clean and comfortable. The breakfast is excellent and the staff in the breakfast room are quick to serve you in a friendly manner. In summary the hotel is excellent for a short term stay!

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