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“Very simple but well located hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Swinton Hotel
Ranked #926 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Paris, France
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very simple but well located hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

I stayed two nights in this hotel. I was a little bit afraid after reading some comments about this hotel. It's true that the room was very small and very plain, and that it was really very noisy.
However my room and bathroom were clean, and there was towels, soap, shampoo, a hairdryer, tea and biscuits... And it is well located, near Saint Pancras station (the main reason why I had chosen this hotel). The staff was nice (when I left Sunday morning the guy at the reception reminded me that the hour had changed) and the breakfast quite good.

Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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142 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

For £70 a night this is a really good find for 5 mins from Kings Cross station. The room was not huge, but not problem small, everything was clean and a few small pack of biscuits is always appreciated. No complaints and the best of several hotels I have tried in this area.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

Myself and a few of the boys stayed here, we were expecting something from the film Hostel but were pretty surprised. It wasn’t the Taj Mahal but no one was expecting that. Place was clean enough, had a nice kettle, few bickies, towels and stuff were changed even though we were only there for two nights. Hardly a place to bring the wife and kids but if you are just a bunch of lads you’ll have no problems. Staff were all good bant as well and seemed pretty down to earth and friendly, sure there was no bloke In a top hat to take your bags, but again, I wasn’t expecting that for the price.

Would totes stay there again

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FLexington_12
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New York
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

So we booked this "hotel" without really looking into more details and trusting their website pictures... What a mistake! We arrived late and when we came to our room we did not know what to do - everything, from smell to the sheets was so disgusting! After checking the sheets closely we found spots of blood on them! It seemed like the room was not cleaned since the building was built. The management said they did not have any other rooms available, which at the end of the day we did not even want any!

In the middle of the night we started looking for another hotel as we could not stay a single minute in this kind of place. Thankfully, there was another bed & breakfast style hotel a few houses down, which was less expensive and clean!

We requested our money to be refunded, but the management refused and returned only the partial payment. That's how they probably make their money - by tricking tourists with their "beautiful" room pictures on the website and not returning the money. We later read other reviews and people had to find another place to sleep as well. It really is a scam and I hope people will think twice before booking it.

If there was an option to give a negative rating, we definitely would!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

Clean, basic rooms for close to budget price. Location a little further from Kings ross than other budget hotels in the area. Breakfast was very basic, only cold croissant and some toasts but the coffee was excellent. If it was £20 cheaper it would be great.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

Stayed here mid wk due to work in London - AWFUL EXPERIENCE. The hotel is situated on the one way system around kings cross just after a set of traffic lights, i was staying in one of the rooms at the front of the hotel, between the window not closing property and the single glazing , all i heard all night was the revving of truck/bus/car engines pulling of from the traffic lights=no sleep, beside that the room in tiney, u step side ways in the actual bedroom door, and hav to back up into the bathroom...no joke, paper thin walls, sounded like a porno was being filmed nxt door at one point. i asked to move rooms the nxt night due to all the noise (remember the truck revving....) ther was only one other room available....down in the dungeon...i mean lower grd floor, i thot i was entering a 'Saw' film set....horrible, i declined and checked out the nxt morning......The breakfast was fine - juice,coffee and cornflakes...cant really go wrong with that!

Room Tip: stay at your peril.....ask for room at back of hotel...for the extreme budget traveller!
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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london
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

This place looks great value but actually isn't. I'd have been better off spending a few more pounds so I didn't feel depressed and claustrophobic in this very poor room... never ever ever again will I believe laterooms.com

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Swinton Hotel
Address: 18-24 Swinton Street, London WC1X 9NX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #926 of 1,089 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Swinton Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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