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Alhambra Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17-19 Argyle Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8EJ, England (Bloomsbury)   |  
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Ranked #236 of 1,055 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Gosport, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Why pay more?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Looking for a bed for the night with a good breakfast included then this is just the place. We were in London for one night to see a concert and all we wanted was a comfy bed at a sensible price. Having used another place in the same street before getting the Eurostar we liked the central location and thought we'd give this place a try.

OK so the room isn't large, it was big enough; there's a dressing table, a TV, a shower room and a toilet. We had a good nights sleep and a tasty breakfast in the morning.

Check in/out was very efficient, the staff are very pleasant; all told it's hard to fault it.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the recent comments on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to hear that you were satisfied with your staff and that you found the staff EFFICIENT and PLEASANT.

We look forward to welcome you back again with us.

Kind Regards

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed for a night before an early Eurostar train. The hotel was very clean, the bed comfortable. As we left very early we did not stay for breakfast and so cannot comment but it was there if we wanted it. The reception was friendly and helpful. I would most certainly stay there again for an early Eurostar train as it was excellent value for money.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor.

We are glad you have enjoyed your stay and that you found the Hotel EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY, with FRIENDLY STAFF AND A CLEAN ROOM.

It really makes us happy!

We hope to see you again on a future occasion.

Kind Regards

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Chaudfontaine, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel near St Pancras station. The situation is ideal to visit London. We had a very good welcome and the rooms are clean and large enough to stay 2 nights. I recommend this hotel even with a child. The breakfast is very good. We will come again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to hear that you found the HOTEL LOCATION IDEAL, with a GOOD WELCOME and CLEAN ROOMS. As a small family business for over 40 years, our mission is to provide a CLEAN ROOM and a GOOD BREAKFAST at a GOOD VALUE.

From all the team at the Alhambra Hotel we thank you for your comments

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Short distance from St. Pancras. Pleasant and helpful staff. Excellent and substantial breakfast served upon order.Basic expectations met but room rather small. Good stay. Clean and comfortable. Unfortunately there was no lift.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear valued Guest,

We thank you for placing your feedback recently on TripAdvisor.

We are very happy to know that your found the staff FRIENDLY and HELPFUL and that you had a GOOD STAY with a CLEAN and COMFORTABLE ROOM.

We hope to welcome you again soon.

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Calgary, Canada
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We did read several reviews before we booked for our two week stay at Alhambra. We had two rooms ( 4 & 5 ) in building 20 so we had a long enough time to give a decent review.

The things we liked: staff were very friendly and always willing to help or assist. Rooms were always kept clean, breakfast was made to order and fresh, seating was never really an issue, for the most part the patrons of the building were quiet, a computer in the lobby to access the internet or print off your boarding passes. Close to the train stations and really not a long walk to Oxford Street, Convent Market, or several good little restaurants such as Kalpo or Cassa Mama.

The thing we didn't like, and in fairness we know before we booked; small rooms ( we had toilets in both rooms ), small stairwells, noisy streets ( we had the ground level # 5 ) and it never stopped!!, and inconsistent WIFI which is important to most travellers these days and the reason why we did not rate the hotel higher.

Having stayed for two weeks, our family struggled to get consistent and fast WIFI for the two weeks we were there making it difficult to use maps, communicate with our tour representatives and do research. Although the staff were willing to look into the problem, there is a persistent issue with the WIFI in the two rooms we occupied.

However, if you looking for a modestly priced hotel, The Alhambra should be your choice in the area. The service and friendly staff is the key ingredient to offset some of the complaints and concerns that you read about this hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for placing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you found the STAFF FRIENDLY WITH A GREAT SERVICE. Our English Breakfast is freshly cooked every day and therefore the food is served hot. You also found the hotel to offer a GREAT LOCATION, CLOSE TO OXFORD STREET and all major tourist attractions.

We are sorry that the WIFI caused some issues during your stay. We have since looked into it and repaired the problem.

Once again a big thank you from all the team at the Alhambra Hotel

Kind Regards

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stayed here en route to an early Eurostar train and it was excellent and supplied breakfast early enough for us to leave in good time. A bit noisy but so close to St Pancras that was to be expected. We will stay here again in future.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for placing your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you found the Alhambra Hotel CLEAN, GOOD VALUE and that you will consider staying with us in the near future.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Room was tiny and basic (in a property across the road) but clean and had everything we needed. Only stayed 2 nights but had unexpected room service (which was excellent). Very noisy but we had windows open because of the heat, and the location meant it was always going to be noisy. Breakfast couldn't be faulted even though it was across the road - overall good if a little claustrophobic and lacking the personal touch.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for placing your opinion on TripAdvisor. We welcome all feedback.
We are happy to hear that you are satisfied with your stay at the Alhambra Hotel. Eventough you found the rooms to be on the small side, you found them CLEAN.

Unfortunately, and because of the excellent location, rooms are not very large but CLEAN and BRIGHT.

Once again we thank you for the feedback.

Kind Regards

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Address: 17-19 Argyle Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Hotel Style:
#181 Business Hotel in London
#212 Family Hotel in London
#231 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alhambra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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