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Arriva Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   55 Swinton Street | Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NT, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
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Ranked #808 of 1,069 hotels in London
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideally situated for sightseeing as it is close to major tourist sites and transport. Breakfast is simple but unlimited and is good value for money. The Triple room was in the basement, simple and clean, the beds comfortable, the toilet clean, but no chairs. As far as the view was concerned, it was better to draw the curtains. Tea and... More

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Lohja, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there for 3 nights. Staff was really friedly. Breakfast was adequate. Fresh orange and apple juice, tea, coffee, toast, ham, cheese, cucumber and tomato slices, joghurt, fruitsalad and 2 types of cereal (I couldn't eat more). Bed was comfy, and room was clean. I would recommend for a person who wants to have place to sleep with low cost.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to highlight the booking policies of this hotel, I booked a room checking in Monday 24th march for three days through Booking.com, I had to cancel the booking because of personal reasons and asked Booking.com to let me know what refund I would be receiving, Booking.com got back to me to say that the booking was non-refundable... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As has been said you get what you pay for, that said I would stay again without a second thought. The room was comfortable and clean and situated on the ground floor, a reasonable and acceptable traffic noise experienced, it is the centre of London after all. The staff on reception were friendly and organise cabs to get around the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stayed at hotel July of 2004. Booked this hotel because of location and price. Am only reviewing this hotel today because noticed the exorbitant rates they now charge. This is at best a 1.5 star facility. Room was extremely small. Had one small window that only opened 6 inches high. Room was so uncomfortably hot that after first night we... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Arriva Hotel is located 3 min' walking from Kings Cross. The hotel is very functional, small rooms, great breakfast and helpful stuff. It is not romantic or fancy in any way, but the price for this hotel is so low and so unusual to London - that's what makes it so attractive offer for those who just looking for a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The hotel was most definitely a place to be. I do recommend to a friends and families or even couple to visit the site. The location was great, and I was amazing place to be Therefore from now I will be my favourite hotel in london king cross

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The Arriva is handy for Kings Cross and thats its most redeeming quality, that and the fact that the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel stuck me as clean but certainly not spotless and not as clean as I would have liked. It needs some money spending on the decor and someone with a steady hand to go round... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Location is fine, but hotel is more hostel than hotel. We complained first room smelled of smoke and had dirty sheets, second room was marginally better. Cheap wood open wardrobe, none locking loo door, one socket, dirty carpet, must have been painted by a five year old. We are not fussy people and use a hotel just to sleep in,... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Booked this hotel for its location which was it's only redeeming point. The room was small, it was really run down, the bed was too small and uncomfortable, the carpet looked like it had never been cleaned, no side tables, very poor light above the bed, the bathroom was so small - hardly enough room for 1 person, the curtains... More

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Additional Information about Arriva Hotel

Also Known As:
Arriva Hotel London
Arriva Hotel London, England
Address: 55 Swinton Street | Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Islington / Clerkenwell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #808 of 1,069 hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Arriva Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This central London hotel just 5-minutes from King’s Cross rail station, offering well-maintained reliable facilities and an attentive, professional service. Compact, practical rooms with standard interior design throughout, complement excellent public transport links with tube, bus, taxi and regional rail links to every essential London destination on your doorstep. A short stroll from the British Museum and fashionable Bloomsbury, this hotel is a convenient, welcoming location for your London trip, be it for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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