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“Very nice small Hotel”
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Alhambra Hotel
Ranked #249 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Very nice small Hotel”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Hotel was small as usual in London but it was very nice and clean. The breakfast room was very busy and therefore could be bigger other than that everything was perfect and the service was really nice.

Room Tip: We got a room on the first floor which was really good as the halls are really small and carrying th...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

An ideal location, beautifully clean and comfortable; rooms are small, as you might expect from the very reasonable price, but breakfast is above average. After our first experience of staying in this area,when the cosy- sounding family hotel turned out to be more like a scruffy backpackers' hostel, The Alhambra is a delight.

Room Tip: Some street noise at the front.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Excellent hotel, just across the road from Kings Cross. Spotlessly clean, great staff, freshly cooked breakfast.
Tea making facilities, TV, free Wifi, comfy beds, ensuite shower and loo. You can get a cheaper room with shared facilities. No lift.
Rooms are very small, but everything you need. No air con could be a problem in hot weather.
Must b the best value hotel in London.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Friendly and professionally run hotel in excellent location within stones throw of Kings Cross/St Pancras. We found the hotel was great for catching early eurostar.
Better hotel than many in the area we have stayed in. Compact rooms but clean and simple. Breakfast was of
high quality, well presented and served with a smile.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Rooms are small, but knew that going in and was very pleasantly surprised by everything else. Booked online and check-in was seamless and accurate. On the tail end of a two-week trip with many stops in Europe, Alhambra was by far, the best internet we have experienced in-room. Each room has its own log in password (does this mean separate router for each?) and we got three computers and an iPhone logged on within seconds of arrival and it never failed. Very speedy. We are traveling with luggage and proximity to Kings Cross St. Pancras is conveniently a literal stone's throw. For location this was a fantastic bargain. Bathroom, while small, was exceptionally clean. Note that not all rooms have an en suite bathroom -- we had breakfast with a couple that was surprised to learn they had a shared bath. However, when I booked, this was not a hidden fact and the price structure, I believe, reflects this. Our room did not face the road, and was extremely quiet. Only slight annoyance was that halls are narrow and the flow of visitors across the hall sounded like they were at our door. Included breakfast was a bonus -- full English or continental offered to each guest. Plentiful staff to serve breakfast and we were in and out quickly. Breakfast room was very busy with tourists and business travelers, but did not feel crowded or hectic. Hotel always as a "FULL" sign posted, so if available, we would not hesitate to book in advance and return to Alhambra for cleanliness, decent full English breakfast, very good value, location, and wifi. (Note that their cancellation policy is very fair, as well. They even have comment cards in their rooms, breakfast tables, and lobby. Many hotels can't afford to ask for comments. I believe this is a fair and honest establishment that has been in business for years and really takes pride in their what they do).

Room Tip: Back of hotel (not facing road). Request en suite bathroom if that is important to you.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our family of 4 spent the first 5 days of a 3 week vacation here. Yes, the room was small, and the bathroom smaller. However, it was pretty much what we expected so we weren't surprised or particularly dismayed. We were only sleeping there anyway. The location, a block away from St. Pancras station, was fantastic and with an Oyster card we only only had to walk around the corner and be on our way. A full English breakfast was included and both food and service was great every day we were there. The folks in the office were quite helpful with directions, and helped us print out some things we needed at 11 pm one night. My only comment to the hotel would be that while I have no problem reusing towels (do it at home), I do wish you would provide some racks to hang the towels to dry on. Would have been helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

The location is superb, it is just right opposite of St. Pancras station and Kings Cross Station which connects you to national rail, underground tubes and even Eurostar. I got a basement room but surprisingly quite comfy. The room is quite small but cosy and clean. The only down part is the noise level of upper floors. The breakfast served was simple but nice. Staffs are helpful. Enjoyed my stay.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Alhambra Hotel
Address: 17-19 Argyle Street | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Hotel Style:
#219 Business Hotel in London
#229 Romantic Hotel in London
#242 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alhambra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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