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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 #231 of 1,071 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my mom last year. I don't even know where to start. When we arrived the receptionist was unfriendly and unhelpful. We were in a building across the street separate from the main building, and far from the reception. In the evenings it just didn't feel safe. Our room was on the top floor and my mom... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst on a short trip to London in April 2014 I stayed two nights at Alhambra Hotel. Location to rail services was ideal. I had a single room which I was quite happy with. The bed was comfortable, although the pillows were a little on the soft side, the linen, room and en suite were all clean. The windows opened... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in April 2014. Unfortunately we were give a room in the basement. The sounds from the trains was there till after midnight. Sounds from adjoining rooms were also too obvious. On a positive note,the location is very central. Breakfast was also good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a joy to be welcomed back to this hotel for our recent overnight stay. The staff here are so lovely. Our requirements are: location, basic facilities with comfortable beds, clean room, good night's sleep and good breakfast. We are absolutely delighted to have found the Alhambra, which suits us in every respect, including the price. If you are... More

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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the positive opinion on TripAdvisor and sharing your experience. We are happy to hear that you find us to be your FIRST CHOICE hotel in London and that you found the rooms to be very CLEAN and all staff very FRIENDLY. We also hope to welcome you again soon at the Alhambra Hotel. Kind Regards Hotel... More

Echt, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Alhambra Hotel for two nights in April 2014. The check-in was quick and easy, the staff friendly. We had booked a triple room. There were one double bed and one single bed in the room. The single bed was of reasonable size, the double bed was too small! The room had it's own toilet and shower.... More

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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the valuable feedback. We are sorry if you have not fully enjoyed your recent stay with us. We take all comments seriously and we always look at ways of improving our standards. With regards to payment and in order to facilitate the service, we normally request guest to pay on arrival. With regards to the... More

Lewis Center, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at The Alhambra for a week. I chose it based on the price and the location, as well as positive reviews. I was NOT disappointed! It is very near the underground and train stations. The neighborhood is safe and there is shopping nearby. Although my room (a single) was tiny, it was clean and had everything I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night after an international flight back to the UK and paid over £100 for what we were not told at the time of booking was in an annex across the road from this small-ish hotel. The room (No2) was down a small tight staircase in the basement and we had difficulty getting suitcases through doors... More

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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to place a review on TripAdvisor and share your experience. We are sorry if we have not met your expectations. As a small, independent Family Business for over 35 years, we do try hard! With regards to the ladder found in the back yard of the hotel, may I assure you that... More

Crowell, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Alhambra Hotel for three nights in December 2013, just after Christmas. We chose Alhambra because it was about half the cost of just about any other hotel we could find on Booking.com. Yes, the toilet and shower are not in the room, but we never really had to wait on anyone to use them, the rooms... More

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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent feedback. It is great to hear that you found the Alhambra Hotel an amazing VALUE-FOR-MONEY hotel with CLEAN Rooms and a GREAT LOCATION. Our English Breakfast is renowned among guest reviews for being FRESH, FILLING and FAST. Once again thank you for the positive review. Kind Regards Hotel Manager More

Coventry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was taken to London as a surprise by my wife to see a show, and we stayed in the Alhambra for one night. Lovely location, friendly staff, clean and adequate room, free wifi and a nice breakfast but we had a terrible nights sleep - we both thought that the room we were in (Room 16) was uncomfortably warm -... More

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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the recent feedback which means so much to us. We are sorry if you have experienced some issues with the room temperature. There seems to be a problem with the plumbing. We are looking into it at the moment and expect to have it sorted very soon. Kind Regards Hotel Manager More

Kent
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19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Alhambra several times. It provides clean and comfortable accommodation, providing you don't have a large amount of luggage. The rooms are small but adequate for a short stay. The staff are friendly and helpful. The freshly cooked breakfast is so much better than those buffet style ones in far more expensive hotels. And, above all,... More

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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments with TripAdvisor. As a return guest it is good to know that we met your expectations once again. Great to hear that you found our staff friendly and our breakfast is generous and fresh. We look forward to have you staying with us again soon.. Kind Regards Hotel Manager More

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Additional Information about Alhambra Hotel

Also Known As:
Alhambra Hotel London, England
Address: 17-19 Argyle Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
Hotel Style:
#102 Best Value Hotel in London
#193 Family Hotel in London
#208 Business Hotel in London
#245 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alhambra Hotel 3*
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