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Howard Winchester Hotel

9 Argyle Square, London WC1H 8AS, England
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Howard Winchester Hotel
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Ranked #678 of 1,060 Hotels in London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pokey little room, cramped, narrow stairs, WIFI was useless, breakfast was spartan, no accessible power points in room, shower was an appalling, feeble trickle and it sounds like there was an industrial laundry in the need room. Stay away.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel on a recent business trip to London and I will not be coming back. Reception staff rather unfriendly, I paid in cash and had no documents to sign and no written confirmation of my payment. My room (35- which I have read from previous comments was one of the worst) was situated right next to... More 

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

The greeting at reception was indifferent. To say the least. We eventually found our room, which was the most basic room I have encountered. The bathroom was so small that a shower is just about possible. The shower leaked which made the entire bathroom wet. The walls are so thin that you think that other guests are in your room.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The location of the hotel is great, just a few minutes away from the tube. The room, although minuscule, had everything necessary and was not too dirty as compared to the standard of the city. However, my stay has been very uncomfortable. The bed was excessively soft, the walls so thin I could hear every movement and noise in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

HOD A GOOD TIME IN HW HOTEL , the room was very clean though very small ,3rd floor under the roof ,nice full English breakfast , but you have to be there before 9 AM , otherwise you'll loose your breakfast ( the first day ,arriviig at 9 AM I finally managed to have tea and toasts) , the guy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Have you ever been camping? Its a cost effective way to enjoy some time with nature. Sure it stinks, you don't get a decent sleep, a decent shower, access to the internet, access to electricity, or basic comfort, but hey, you get to be close to nature and try something different. This hotel is essentially the same as camping, except... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

very basic, but receptionist staff very helpfull I found the rooms basic but clean the breakfast was good and was able to leave our luggage till we departed later that day the only downside is there is no tea and coffee facilties so you have to take your own or use Mcdonalds at end of the rd . I would... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We used this hotel for an over night stop before travelling on Euro Star. It is a short walk from the station and tube and is in a good location. The hotel is clean but has no frills, which was fine for us. Breakfast was of a reasonable standard. The room was small, but clean the bed was ok for... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

stayed here 31st dec 14 1st jan 15 room 38 basement room. very little sleep as sounded like a heard of elephants above us all night and during the day, room dirty thick dust everywhere plug sockets not working no toilet roll holder so toilet roll left on the floor.beds ok, breakfast very communial and not very nice!! corridors smelly... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights 20th-20th December with a friend to visit winter wonderland, the shard & to do some shopping. 2 females aged 22/23. Was apprehensive to visit here at first because of some of the reviews on here! We paid £165 and I thought this was value for money! Especially when they feed you breakfast. ROOM: we had... More 

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