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“Very poor experience”
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Elmwood Hotel
Ranked #377 of 566 London B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Pros -
Good location near Kings Cross
Cheap price
Clean

Cons -
Scuff marks on the walls and broken flooring
Double bed mattress was worn with ridge down the middle
Room was cramped
Radiator was on at full blast upon entering room and at first was unable to lower it
Shower was freezing cold with no heat
The plugs didn't work, had to pull back furniture to charge phone
Noise disruption from corridor and walls
Old smell on furniture

I stayed at this hotel for a night for a practical and cheap stay. I wasn't expecting much for the price, granted it was clean, but all other aspects were extremely disappointing. If a hotel has a shower with no hot water and usable plugs then even for a low price it is not worth it.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

London hotel rooms are very expensive. So this was a good price, but it was a very small room and small bed for 2 persons. Breakfast room was also very narrow.
Location was oké, near to the station and subway. Service was okay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lia S
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night in December 2013. The place was clean and comfortable, and five minutes walk from King's Cross. At £70.00 for the pair of us in a double room, including continental breakfast, we felt that it represented good value for money. We shall certainly stay here again. Be warned though - there are a lot of stairs!

Room Tip: Can;t really say, but our room (24) was fine.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank RichardG-L
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

My experience at Elmwood Hotel is positive: good staff, centrally located (just one minute on foot from the underground station), affordable price (about 100 pds for a triple room), very good breakfast. Rooms were small, but clean.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank TIME80
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stayed in a triple room. The staff were really helpful and friendly, the room was clean and tidy and the rate was brilliant - £110 for a triple room. No time for brkfast so don't know what it was like.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Laura O
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John G, Manager at Elmwood Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2014

Thank you for your very positive review
In trip advisor website
I am pleased to inform you that we are looking forward
To welcoming you again in the bear future
From all the staff at the Elmwood Hotel
We offer you our regards.
John Girgis

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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Location near Kings Cross was main draw for this hotel combined with the price. Help accommodating my wife and keeping me in the same room for rest of stay. Very noisy bathroom fan that was not fixed when asked for. Whole selection of Freeview channels not working. Dark miserable room. I would advise this is OK for one night, but beyond that it's a bit tiresome.

Room Tip: Don't go for the basement
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Thank SuttonCTravellers
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John G, Manager at Elmwood Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2013

Dear our client
Thank you very much for your part positive review towards your recent stay at the Elmwood hotel.
I would like to offer my apologies for the inconvenience caused any for any small issues you had.
Please note that you need to convert the TV to a digital TV by pressing DTV bottom n your
TV remote in order to covert the TV to digital, if you have experienced a problem with this issue
Then you should have asked our 24 hours reception.
For any other issues, I have taken a written note now of it and it will be reported and fixed.
I hope to welcoming you again in the near future at the Elmwood hotel.
John Girgis

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Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

If you want to stay in a not expensive hotel near king's cross, it is ok for a few nights. But booking in advance you'll probably have better options. The location is excellent and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The breakfast is nothing much, without many options - even brown bread was difficult to get. The single room was very, very small. Don't stay there if you have a big suitcase. You won't have enough space to open it.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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John G, Manager at Elmwood Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2013

Dear Miss Christine ,
Thank you for your recent review on tripadviosor website towards your recent stay at the Elmwood hotel,
We are very pleased of your first part of your review , towards the hotel location the staff & the service, and you are always welcome to stay at our hotel.

Your truly ,
John Girgis

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Additional Information about Elmwood Hotel

Address: 19 Argyle Square | Kings cross London, London WC1H 8AS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #377 of 566 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range: $79 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elmwood Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elmwood Hotel is convenient for all London Travelers, leisure or Business travelers, The Elmwood hotel is located just few minutes walk from kings Cross International,National and local under ground station,where is the Euro Star Train & the Direct connection to Paris, and all the UK cities and Towns, also the very central Location of the Elmwood hotel gives you a special experience and saves your time,The hotel close and 15 minutes walking to the British Museum, and Library, also to Euston train station, and few stops to Madam Tussaud's Museum, and 10 minutes by tube to the west end, Piccadilly, Covent garden and Trafalgar Square, nothing else you need when you are in London to be in a very central location such our Location, we are proud to provide this family run business of 35 en-suite bedrooms, budget clean and nice accommodation,with free WIFI,and breakfast. All our rooms with private en-suite shower and toilet, LCD & DVD TV, coffee and Tea facilities in the room,24 hours central heating,room safe deposit,and 24 hours front office.if you think of arranging a sightseeing tour in or outside London or having a trouble to manage your trip in the City, you will find us helping you in organizing your trip and planing it for you via our helpful front office staff and our reception desk, we will great you since the first minutes of your arrival with your free London city map, and up to your departure with our shuttle bus and the direct connection transfer to your airport.Our Job is to please you and seeing you smile and returning back to us, with out 12 years hotel experience we trust and ensure that your stay is trouble free with Elmwood hotel. ... more   less 
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