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Arriva Hotel
Ranked #885 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Hotel room very small and very basic. Location was good. Breakfast very poor but overall cheap and cheerful and great location.If you are looking for a cheap hotel with easy access you could do worse.

Room Tip: Take a room to the rear as road is noisy
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

The best attraction for the hotel is its' location 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross Station. We were using it as a stop over before taking Eurostar to Paris the next morning and made this a convienient hotel to book. The hotel is pretty basic with small rooms which needed a bit of touching up and a a bit of money spent on it. The continental breakfast the next morning was in a small room which had to cope with too many guests so waiting for a table was the norm and again faIrly basic fare. It does what it says on the tin but not much more.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Wanted accommodation near the tube and train station as well as British Museum. Clean and cheap. Our room was at the back of the building so no noise. Breakfast was ok as a continental style. The breakfast room was on the small side. Staff very helpful.

Room Tip: As for a room at the back of the hotel
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Very basic bed and breakfast .... Oops but there are more breakfast option outside the hotel. Chose to eat out on day 2 though had already paid for the breakfast. The room is noisy... Sounds like there is housekeeping in middle of the night. Most of the staff are not helpful and certainly not a place for long stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We wanted a place near the train station, and this being a 2 minute walk away from Kings Cross was definitely a bonus.

The room was a little small but clean and tidy, but the toilet and shower was truly cramped. You could occasionally hear people walking or talking in the hallway but that never really disturbed our sleep. Reception was always friendly and ready to offer advice if needed. Also had to borrow a hair dryer but got that from reception with no problems.

Good if you're on a budget and want to be close to transport links in London and just need a place to rest for the night.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I stayed for one night to catch an early train at kings cross and wanted something cheap. I was happy with the room and hotel at the discounted rate I paid for it but I would have been disappointed if I paid full price. The room and beds were clean and comfortable and so was the showroom which is functional but on the small side. Basically the stay was fit for purpose but I won't hurry back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

after we booked this hotel we saw the reviews on trip advisor regarding the hotel being very dirty and staff very unhelpfull. but after visiting the hotel our expectations were exceeded. the staff was very friendly - there was only one receptionist and 2 gentle ladies who prepare the breakfast and then clean rooms. it is a few metres away from the tube so travelling should not be a problem. breakfast was in the basement in a small room, which was crowded at times and had to wait before entering and included milk, coffee, 2 type of cereals, bread, butter and ham. - continental breakfast. the only thing which we did not like is that the shower is hanged on the wall very high and can not use the shower as it is fixed. this is not good if you did not want to wash your hair or until you regulate the water. i would recommend this hotel due to its cheap price. i would go again.

Room Tip: the twin room is bigger than a double room
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Terence B
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Additional Information about Arriva Hotel

Address: 55 Swinton Street | Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #885 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Price Range: $63 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arriva Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This central London hotel just 5-minutes from King’s Cross rail station, offering well-maintained reliable facilities and an attentive, professional service. Compact, practical rooms with standard interior design throughout, complement excellent public transport links with tube, bus, taxi and regional rail links to every essential London destination on your doorstep. A short stroll from the British Museum and fashionable Bloomsbury, this hotel is a convenient, welcoming location for your London trip, be it for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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