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Howard Winchester Hotel
Ranked #763 of 1,081 Hotels in London
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ideally located 5 minutes away from King's Cross Station, the Underground and the Eurostar. The rooms are fairly basic, but the bed was comfortable and the rooms are very clean. For the price you can't go wrong. There are a wealth of pubs and restaurants nearby for all budgets. The staff are also very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Only stayed one night, for easy access to St.Pancras and a trip on the Eurostar to Paris. That said, the location served us well, but I'd never stay there for extended time. It's a lovely small hotel on the outside, across from a park, near some interesting areas of the city, and the lobby and other interiors are quite stylishly decorated. However, the bathroom is an example of all the wrong design decisions. It has a flimsy frosted glass door (might as well be a gauze curtain) and there's no shower enclosure, just sloping floor and drain, no hand-held shower nozzle, just a high fixed outlet up on the wall. No shelves for toiletries, clothes. What a nightmare! And a huge closet/cabinet stuck in the corner of our room took up way too much space. What were they thinking?

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Hi
Stayed one night whilst visiting a conference. Lovely staff, very friendly and helpful. Single room was small but cosy, and had everything you needed. Modern bathroom and room was spotlessly clean and fresh.
Definitely recommend and will visit again.
Thanks

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I stayed for two nights at this hotel and chose it for its location. It's two minutes walk to Kings Cross/St Pancras Stations and is ideal if you have an early train to catch.
It's an older style hotel but has been re-furbished. Our room was clean and a reasonable size with an on-suite bathroom. (Apparently some of the rooms are quite small, so I'd check when booking, particularly if you have large suitcases.) The staff were very helpful and assisted with bags, advice and directions. Breakfast was included and this was served in a central dining room downstairs. Although crowded and often at shared tables, the service was efficient and quick - and the food tasty. This is perhaps not a hotel where you would choose to stay for a couple of weeks but its location is very convenient if travelling by train and need an overnight stay.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed here for one night last weekend while visiting London simply because I was looking for a cheap room at short notice. This was the cheapest at £65 but even then, that's not value for money for this place.
Given the key for the top floor, there's no elevator so trudged up 5 flights of stairs with luggage.
There's a potent smell in the stairway which could be related to the old carpet or stained walls, I'm not sure.
Opening my room I was ok with the small size of the room...at least the bed looked clean. The smell was still in the air, the loo roll was half-used; a pleasant reminder someone else had recently been there.
The walls are thin and the water system is loud.
Waking in the morning very early due to the holes in the curtains, which don't fit the window. The window itself had seen far better days as well.
Unwelcoming and not good value for money.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed here with a friend for two nights and after having to climb to the very top of the hotel (approx 5-6 flights) was very disappointed with the room.

We had a twin room and there was literally just enough room for two narrow single beds with a table between. The room was hot (although you could open the window) and dark and very cramped. The decor was old and shabby and the curtains were different lengths and didn't close properly. There was a shower and toilet, but it was a sliding door, which slowly opened and didn't lock. Shower was pretty good and hot. The handbasin was in the room and the light above it was broken.

The decor in common parts was ok and looked recently redecorated. Was horrified to see the fire doors propped open with fire extinguishers though.

Breakfast was ok once the Eastern European girls acknowledged you (approx 10 minutes). I'm not sure what one of the girls was there for as she didn't seem to be serving anyone. The breakfast was a full English and you got loads of toast and tea or coffee.

All in all its not the best budget hotel I've stayed in in London, but at £85 a night and close to Kings Cross, you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great location. Room and bathroom very small - you would have trouble if you are any bigger/taller than average. Our room was up 4 flights of steep stairs so you need to be pretty fit too. Saying that though it was clean and comfortable - there was nothing really to complain about.

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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 #763 of 1,081 Hotels in London
Price Range: $92 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Winchester Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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