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Arriva Hotel

55 Swinton Street | Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NT, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although the staff were polite and friendly the hotel was rubbish to say the least. We booked a room for 3 myself, husband and 5 yr old, the room wasn't big enough to swing a cat they pushed two beds together to make a big bed (so the person in the middle fell down the gap). The bathroom was pathetic,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked this room at the last minute (day before), and we're lucky to find somewhere on a bank holiday Friday. The room was clean, bed comfortable (could have done with done with more or firmer pillows) and the bathroom was functional. We would recommend this hotel on the future and may well use it ourselves again. It's really handy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were originally looking at hostel dorms but found a last minute deal for Arriva on a twin room that would cost us not much more. The location was great as I needed to be near Kings Cross. On arrival we were greeted by a lovely man who promptly checked us into our room. He was also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to be close to St Pancras station for an early start. The hotel is about 10 mins away. We stayed in a family room which slept 4 in a double & 2 singles which was a reasonable size ,ok the bathroom was a little small but practical. The only problem we had was that the road outside is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my elderly grandmother wanted a couple days away and we came across this hotel. We were very stupid not to look at the reviews but anyway we booked this hotel. When we got to the hotel first impressions were "it's alright" and "it will do" we go to the desk and the first thing he said was "money... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good point for this hotel is the central location. It is not a budget hotel because the price is relatively high. The beds are old and there is a lack of cleaniness. I had to complain about bed bugs, but I was told that this is not too seldom in London. After my complain the bedrooms were sprayed with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

were given room 30, it had a double bed in it, 3 sides of the bed were touching the walls. pillows were thin. no light in the room, it was like a squat and very dim. i went to complain and was given room 41. this was bigger and brighter, but was on the road side. the noise from traffic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ah the arriva hotel. First off its a basic hotel, it's not fancy and it's not shabby. It is ideal if you are looking for a place to stay in London if you are out and about most of the day. The rooms are ok, the one I stayed in was clean, although the room looks somewhat of a slap... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest I took one look at the front and judged it by the appearance before even going in. The reception was small but clean, polite and friendly staff. Room small but big enough for twin beds and big enough for us. Kettle didn't work which the hotel staff immediately replaced with a new one when I told them... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well booked this hotel for its closeness to kings cross and underground station so ease to get anywhere in London. It was my son in law to be stag do was very central, rooms were basic but ok only slept for one night breakfast was good plenty to eat but get voucher when checking in

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