The Good: Hotel Alhambra is right across from the Kings Cross train station.
Now on to the BAD… the trains run almost all night and you know this because of the close proximity to the station, you hear and FEEL the trains ALL NIGHT! Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT stay here if you are a light sleeper!!! BTW, did I mention do NOT stay here if you are a light sleeper.
The front desk staff was ok. The older woman was friendly enough. The young gentleman at the front desk seemed a little impatient as though he didn’t want to be bothered.
My room was in a small building across the street . They offered to bring my bags to my room. When I go t to my building and saw the staircase to my room, I saw why: the staircase was like a death trap! The gentleman didn’t bring my bag over with me. A legal observation: this is definitely a liability waiting to happen.
When I came out of my room later, I saw my luggage just sitting outside in the hall by my door. Guess I’m lucky no one took it since they didn’t even knock to let me know it was there.
The room was old and small. It looked like they ‘may’ have remodeled it 10 years ago because it was not ancient looking but definitely NOT modern!!! The carpet was dingy which is always a bad sign to me. The bathroom was TINY and the TINY shower drained slow like it was clogged!
There was a whole in the window with this little built in fan which I guess keeps fresh air coming in, but you can’t close it so cold air came in the entire time, which defeated the wall radiator heater. I also smelled cigarette smoke from the people next door to me who I presume were coming outside to smoke or were smoking in their rooms and the smell just seeped through.
My pics are attached: angel_esq.
I guess this is a lesson of you get what you pay for: but for almost $200 America, I’d expect a little more. I paid less than that for my hotels in Amsterdam and Paris on this same trip and received a WHOLE lot more!
No, I wont be going back.
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- Also Known As:
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