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Swinton Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   18-24 Swinton Street, London WC1X 9NX, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Ayr, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staye for one night after concert local venue. All Tho Wasn't not expecting sheer luxury in the heart of London for £76.. to say i was dissapointed is an understatment....having worked in the hotel industry for over 25 years i haven't even came across staff acomodation as poor as the room i paid for.. Room was tiny..if you (dared) lay... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My New Year resolution is to avoid staying in small hotels around King's Cross. For the second time recently I have booked a hotel at the last minute and, needing something relatively cheap I opted for this one. The place is dirty and unloved. The stair carpet was disgusting - stained and looking like it had not been cleaned in... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I was planning to stay in this hotel but would now discourage everyone from doing so. My booking and Customer Service experience was terrible. I was informed via email that my credit card details may have been compromised during booking at Swinton. Email showed contact details of other customers (!), in the era of privacy policy this is unacceptable! I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Not particularly pleased with this hotel, the staff weren't the politest of people, the lift didn't feel very safe at all either. I was on the 3rd floor so for people that aren't able to walk very well beware as the stairs are quite steep. The bedroom was very basic, bed which was uncomfortable (pillows were hard), small TV which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice and quite!not too big but perfect to stay in London a couple of days with the partner. The building is quite old and the rooms small,but fine for two people for a weekend. With TV and WI Fi!it has the elevetor to get to the higher floors.The bathroom in the room was very small, but new and very clean!... More 

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Whitefield, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This hotel was okay,breakfast very basic ,room basic but clean,but the hotel needs a bit of updating ,but very handy for Kings Cross, Euston, and St . Pancras I don't think I would be in a hurry to go back.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Having read the reviews entered the hotel with some trepidation. However, receptionist was very polite and attentive and we were given key to our room even though we arrived well before the stated check in time. Room was clean, sheets and towels were clean and fresh. Plenty of toiletries and tea, coffee, biscuits etc. we had a ground floor room... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My best advice is to stay away from this hotel. Room was charged at a higher rate when I arrived, than when I booked online with no explanation and the attitude of " well this is the price, do you want to stay here or not" from the receptionist. The room was basic, as you would expect from a budget... More 

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

another hotel in london, this hotel is only 5min. walk from kings cross- st. pancras, great location, right in the heart of london, staff were excellent, friendly and polite, continental breky, which we liked, 30 min walk gets you to the river, clean and tidy, would highly recomend,

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Baltimore, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wow. Words cannot describe the depths of disappointment I have for my Swine-Town experience. Were I to have been incarcerated in the local jail, I might have had a better night's rest, with probably more living space. My parking space at work is larger than my room was. The room was ridiculously tiny, about 5ft x 8ft with a window... More 

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Address: 18-24 Swinton Street, London WC1X 9NX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Islington / Clerkenwell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Swinton Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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