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“Comfy, clean, cosy, convenient” 4 of 5 stars
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Howard Winchester Hotel
9 Argyle Square, London WC1H 8AS, England (Bloomsbury)   |  
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Ranked #671 of 1,049 Hotels in London
Leicestershire
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“Comfy, clean, cosy, convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Stayed one night as simply "somewhere to sleep".Very convenient to Euston (max 15 mins walk), Kings Cross/St Pancras (max 5 mins) and for my dinner in Holborn (20 mins walk). Importantly, location is quiet (I had 1st floor room at back). Rooms, like most London hotels are not spacious: my twin room was roomy enough for a simple base for my pupose or as a tourist "doing" London for 1 - 2 nights. It was clean and comfortable (personal preference but I need 2 pillows so took the one off the other bed: not sure if spares are available).
Breakfast was ample and fresh (full English) and better tasting than many more expensive hotels I've used. The only minor (to me) quibbles: some rust marks on the metallic ceilng in the en-suite. Some decor was, on close inspection, a little "tired"
4 stars reflects the performance against my "wishlist" for this type of hotel i.e. not comparing it to "luxury" hotels. You can easily pay more in London for this type of hotel and end up getting a lot less. Much better value than any of the equivalent chains

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Obviously great location, yet quiet and peaceful, slept like a baby. Sure, room is small but has everything you need, nice big bed, closet and bathroom. And it's all very clean. Good breakfast. Perhaps a room tip...mine was on the ground floor and reeked of english breakfast in the morning, smell lingering in my clothes...so try something higher up, maybe it helps. Anyhow, enjoy your 55 pounds stay;)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I reserved this hotel via booking.com and did not need to pay anything in advanced. It was a nice surprise as normally all the hotels in UK charge the first night when making the reservation.

Hotel is located just around the corner of King's Cross station, only 1-2 minutes walk, very handy. Size of the room was adequate with comfortable bed, small tv, sink and shower, wardrobe, and the main thing: it was very clean. English breakfast was served from 7-9 and it included an fried egg, 2 slices of bacon, a sausage, 3 toasts, coffee/tea and a glass of orange juice.

I consider this a very good option for short stay, single room cost only £55 per night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Very clean bright newly decorated hotel conveniently placed for Kings cross. Unfortunately there were some bad points lumpy pillows and mattress, they did change pillows couldn't be bothered to tell them about mattress after it took them over 5 hrs to change a light bulb so we could have some light in the room. The guy who was on reception couldn't be bothered to do it and thought his suggestion for us to sit in a room lit by a shaving light was acceptable! No routes on the back of doors to show the fire exit route, ladies beware no sanitary bins in rooms, breakfast staff polite but would only offer toast or cooked breakfast, bowls that had packets of jam in were full of hairs and crumbs not nice! If you are put in room 1 take ear plugs with you as every congregates outside the window from the hotel next door until about 1am every morning we were there, not great when you have a little one.

The plus points though were the extremely clean rooms

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed for one night at Howard Winchester Hotel in London. Had a single room. The bed was quite big, small room, ensuite with a toilette and shower. Clean room. Breakfast was ok. For the price, 55 pounds it was fine.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Good hotel I have stayed in many times on Argyle Square which is clean and leafy. Its a few minutes walk to the end of the street to the underground entrance where there is a McDonalds and other outlets. The rooms are small but clean however I only sleep in the room and don't spend any other time here. Which is how you should use London hotels. Breakfast is a traditional full cooked English to order.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is brilliant. I have stayed in 3 times now, and I'm also staying in it for 4 nights next week for Paralympics, some of the rooms maybe small but they are very clean & tidy & the sheets & towels are changed every day. The owners Samina and Tom are fantastic, I feel that we are like old friends now as ive stayed so many times, they are very friendly, helpful & nothing is to much trouble. Very safe place to stay as its locked at night & you have to ring the doorbell to get in, and I have stayed on my own for 3 nights and then 2 nights. The location is fab, about 2 mins walk to kings cross tube. Would highly recommend this lovely hotel to stay in

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9 Argyle Square, London WC1H 8AS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
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Ranked #671 of 1,049 Hotels in London
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Number of rooms: 49
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