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Alhambra Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17-19 Argyle Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8EJ, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #251 of 1,065 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ideal location for national, inter-national and local transport. Very clean and well managed by efficient and courteous staff. Rooms small, but well appointed. Very good breakfast with a wide choice; very well cooked and presented.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently spent a night at the Alhambra hotel, prior to an early departure the next morning from King's Cross station. I was more than pleasantly surprised to find myself in a cosy little room with full facilities - and the cooked breakfast served to me the next morning was the best I had had for many a year. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at the Alhambra Hotel to attend a Training Course near by. I was very impressed with the value for money offered and the Hotel is very close to great public transport connections. Although as I was expecting from previous reviews the rooms are basic and quite small, but they are comfortable, have good heating adjustment and provide... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stated here for one night on business. The location of the hotel is excellent - right in the city centre near st pancras and kings cross. From the outside the hotel looks very good but inside once you head to the rooms the interior is a little dated. The room I stated in was also very small and did... More 

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Tivetshall St. Mary, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Alhambra Hotel has an amazing location, just opposite St Pancras station. It is spotlessly clean and I really do recommend it as a value for money hotel experience in London. The breakfast was excellent with fresh products and sausages from the butcher. The room was small but very tidy - the only small downside was that it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here on Saturday for one night for a little trip away they were 4 of us we arrived at 9 30 and the hotel let us store our bags before our check in which was really helpful .The reception is very welcoming as was the receptionist who was at the desk we met 3 altogether and we're all... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Alhambra on six different occasions over seven weeks in November and December 2014. I had different rooms so, hopefully, can give a part overview of this hotel. I had previously stayed there in August. (See my 8th August review.) The location was particularly suitable for me and surprisingly quiet so I slept well. On each occasion... More 

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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, First of all THANK YOU for your continuous and return custom at the Alhambra Hotel. We are so happy to hear that on every occasion you stayed with us we have managed to deliver a quality service with WELCOMING, FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF and met your expectations. We are also delighted that you consider the Alhambra Hotel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In London on my own for one night, so this was acceptable. happily I ended up with a double, which I hadn't expected but it's a good thing I did because the double was only a little bigger than a standard single, so the single would undoubtedly have been too small. It's a bit of a pain having to leave... More 

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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent opinion on TripAdvisor. We are sorry if we have not fully met your expectations on this occasion. We really want guests to enjoy fully their stay. We offer as you mentioned Accommodation that is CHEAP VALUE FOR MONEY together with a FRIENDLY AND CHEERFUL SERVICE. Kind Regards Hotel Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in January. With my wife and our daughter. The hotel was good located near Kings Cross. The staff was helpful, the room was small but no problem for us three to sleep and change clothes, (we were in London to shop, not to stay in the room....). The room and the rest of... More 

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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We hope you have enjoyed your recent stay at the Alhambra Hotel. Thank you for considering the Alhambra Hotel a NICE AND CLEAN PLACE to stay in London. We are also aware that the rooms are generally small as in most Central London Hotels. Kind Regards Hotel Manager More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After Eurotunnel has closed and all Eurostar trains were cancelled on Saturday the 17th, I had to quickly find a place to stay. I asked for a room in this hotel totally randomly and I was surprised by its cleanliness and its brightness! In the end, I stayed for 2 nights and I never slept so well except in my... More 

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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so delighted to know that you have a good experience at the Alhambra Hotel! As a small, independent family business for over 35 years our aim has always been the same: CLEAN AND BRIGHT ACCOMMODATION, DECENT BREAKFAST TO START THE DAY AND MOST IMPORTANT A HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY SERVICE. Once again a big thank you from... More 

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Address: 17-19 Argyle Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alhambra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Alhambra Hotel London, England
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#190 Business Hotel in London
#213 Family Hotel in London
#254 Romantic Hotel in London

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