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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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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel because it was close to Saint Pancras and also the rate was affordable. The pictures looked nice: it is clearly fake pictures. Maybe they have some renovated rooms but the one I had was small, badly furbished, no taste, very uncomfortable... Even the wifi did not work! A big disappointment...

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is an easy walk from Kings Cross so those with suitcases should be fine with the walk. Rooms are not brilliant , but it is well priced. Rooms do not have air conditioning so it does get quite warm. Rooms are on the small side which is common in many of the hotels in this area. If you use... More 

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Cahors, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A comfortable, clean hotel - small rooms but well equipped with new TV and shower rooms. Not luxurious but perfectly adequate for a weekend site-seeing. A friendly welcome and well-priced breakfast. A great location, down a side street some 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross station with a choice of many tube lines. Easy access - approx 15 mins -... More 

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Leigh Lancs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in London for just the one night, booked a few days previous, needed somewhere to stay for one night near to either Kings Cross/Euston. Easy to find & was surprised how near to King Cross it was for the money we paid (about 5 mins walk) Got there before 2pm (official check in time) but there was a slight... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only suspect that the 'good' reviews for this hotel are done by family or robots because it was the greatest tip of a place I've ever visited. Dirty room, filthy bathroom, dust and rubbish around room, couldn't swing a cat. Could barely lift arms in tiny shower. Dust all over doors and on vents. Wifi never working. Headers... More 

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County Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to London for a concert and needed somewhere to stay for one night near Kings Cross. We arrived before 2pm and there had been a mix up with our booking but the man on the Reception sorted it out. We had a twin bed, ground floor room which was clean and bigger than I expected. The shower had instant... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Came here for the night with my friend, the hotel is quite small but nice. The rooms were clean, the bathroom needed updating but apart from that it was good. Nice sleep, clean sheets. We could arrive back at the hotel any time we needed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This hotel was booked for me for a business trip - I should say that having read other reviews, I would not have chosen to stay here. I was here with colleagues, otherwise I would have left on site. My room was on the 2nd floor and there is a lift. The room was small, which is to be expected... More 

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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