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European Hotel
Ranked #908 of 1,088 Hotels in London
Derby Uk
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“basic hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

stayed for two nights for hubbys birthday, wen we arrived the room was busy , we ad aterriable journey down and just wanted to chill b4 we went round london , any way the girl in reception was good she rang to the chambermaid and ask them to clean ours nex t, so we went to the pub wen came back it was done , it was clean but very small not really good wen ur big people , we was in block15 room 79. 36 steps up to room as no lifts ,we didnt complain as only there for 2 nigts , tele was a small 19 inch really u couldnt see u got a small wardrobe, and two sets of drawers , and a double bed tea ,coffee ,our room look over the park wat wat nice , didnt see much of the staff really , just night porter and breki staff , breakfast was ok buffett breaki , im not really a food person in am , but hubby liked itwand said its was better then sum oplaces weve been too unlimited coffee and tea too , we payed through tarvel stay .com 149 quid for two days me and my husband we loved where we was as not far from station and pubs, wasa tiny noisey , but ur in london and if udun as much walking as us u b a sleep , we add private bathroom , shower u ave let it run for bout 10 mins to get hot water , ua ve agot fans in bathroom and in bedroom and heating too , we felt the hotel needed updateinga bit but other wise ok for price and brekii would probo go again if on a buget, breakfast is 7-30 to 9-30

Room Tip: there ground floor rooms , they seem best but dont no if there private bathrooms in them , the rest...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Firstly on the positive side - for £40 per person for an hotel so close to Kings Cross/St Pancras (literally just across the road) I suppose it doesn't sound too bad - especially if you compare other bigger hotels in the area. Also, despite other reviews to the contrary, we did receive a pleasant and helpful reception on arrival. Our room was on the first floor, so not too bad for hoiking cases upstairs (no lifts). The décor is abominable - tiled walls up the staircase (none of the walls seem to match) - threadbare carpets - no paint on the doors etc. The room itself was overlooking Argyle Square - complete with winos who seemed to be there most of the day until they were locked out later at night. The bathroom was tiny - in the shower the tiled floor seemed to have had a hole hacked in it where the drain was - sharp edges to the drain. The shower was very good despite that. Toilet rolls were located on a shelf high above the toilet - impossible to reach in an emergency ! Small freeview TV - quite adequate. The kettle provided didn't match up with the electric kettle base - had to locate another plug to boil kettle. The plug behind the bedhead was literally hanging off the wall - Health & Safety inspectors would have had a field day ! Breakfast was served - sorry, provided, down in the basement - again flights of threadbare carpeted stairs - tea & coffee via thermos jugs, only cereal was Corn Flakes, then an assortment of fried or scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, tinned tomatoes and toast. We never heard an English voice in the breakfast "area" - either from the guests or the harassed looking staff who were attempting to keep the bain marie stocked. The walls were again tiled - we sat next to a radiator that was absolutely filthy with years of old paint peeling off it. Dirty bottles of ketchup and brown sauce on the table with a small bowl of marmalade - uncovered and looked as though it had been there for weeks. If you are at all queasy, I would recommend foregoing the breakfast and going out for something to eat instead. One other thing to mention - if you do stay there, take some earplugs - the walls are paper thin and you can hear every sound from adjacent rooms.
Taking everything into account, I would never stay there again, although I can imagine that anyone on a limited budget may throw caution to the wind and use this hotel as just a bed for the night.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stayed for 2 nights in March. Room was very small and basic but it was clean. Beds clean and comfortable. Did not stay for breakfast as had really early starts so can't comment on that. The phrase you get what you pay for really is made for this place. I would stay again if necessary as the location is very good for Kings Cross/ commuting. Shower not great but worked and the water was hot enough. Staff not extreamly friendly but were not rude to me either.

Room Tip: No lift and narrow staircases so if you have lots of or heavy luggage ask for a ground floor room!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Best hôtel in london it's the only one I recommend! The wake up call was on time and the staff really helpful! Everything was perfect!!! Tropical showers in every room 5* rooms for 3* prices. On a scale of 1 to 10 -> 51!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Good central location, although not in the best area. Stayed in a single room with very small separate WC and shower. Water was only Luke warm and facilities very cramped and tired. Walls also very thin between rooms. Single bed very comfy and overall very clean. A budget hotel that was simply just somewhere to put my head down at night for a last minute trip to be able to meet up with an old friend, without breaking the bank. Will plan in advance next time to pay the same price for a better hotel.Didn't try the breakfast, so can't comment on that

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is the second time I have styed here in the last 6 months. Was clean and bed very comfortable. Provided with an extra pillow and hairdryer on request. Breakfast very good and staff accomodating. Will use this in the future. Sure.....rooms are not very big but appropriate for a bed for the night and a breakfast..........

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

Stayed one night.
I got lost and ended up down quiet dark backstreets!, although that was my fault.
When I eventually arrived I quickly found out the reviews about the VERY rude lady on reception were true.
She was argumentative and sarcastic all because she couldn't understand my name.
She tried to say that I was lying about my name!!
Was very sarcastic about paying for the room and then pointed down the hallway and said to go up some stairs. I did not want anything further to do with this lady.

When I located my room I was pleasantly suprised.
YES they are very small but perfectly adequate for one night and also my room was very clean.
One other thing is this is a red light area. I only stayed one night and was approached by two prostitutes at the end of the street the hotel is on.

Good:
Excellent location for visiting london
Relatively cheap
Clean room.

Bad:
Terrible customer service on reception
Red light area

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Property: European Hotel
Address: 11-15 Argyle Square, London WC1H 8AS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #908 of 1,088 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — European Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a bed and breakfast hotel located in a central location in London. Located on a quiet and peaceful square tucked away from the hustle and bustle of London but within 2 minutes walking distance to Kings Cross St Pancras station. We have a fantastic free wifi connection in all rooms. A Full English buffet breakfast is served every morning. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities and flat screen tv's with all the freeview channels. We re open 24 hours and have a luggage room for those checking in early or those who want to explore London upon checking out.There is easy access to all of Londons Airports from Kings Cross and all the tourist attractions such as Leicester Square, Picadilly Circus and Covent Garden are all within easy reach from Kings Cross Station. ... more   less 
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