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Arriva Hotel
Ranked #880 of 1,088 Hotels in London
London
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“Good for price”
Reviewed 13 September 2012 via mobile

We staye on a superbreaks trip £120 for train & 2 nights. The location was main reason to stay. Minutes from the station easy access 24/7.

Rooms are small but very clean & beds comfy. Everything you need + a fridge.

Breakfast is enough to keep you going.

This is a value place to stay. If people are critical they need to increase their budget its Idea for those running in their rooms & getting out in london & crashing after a long day.

Its not for those who expect the ritz service for nothing.

Book, stay & enjoy!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed 6 September 2012 via mobile

Arrived at the Arriva for a 3 night stay this week. Upon first impression, our room was clean and tidy, kept to a good standard, although maybe a little small. The staff were friendly but after asking on our second day for extra pillows we were told there were none and that house keeping would put some in for us for our final night, no such thing happened. The breakfast was very basic, and not in a good way! There was a small choice of poor quality items available. The hotel's only redeeming quality is the location, but all in all, it wasn't a horrifying place to stay in the least, and (for the most part) suited our needs during our stay.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at the Arriva Hotel. First, it is only a 10-minute walk from King's Cross/St. Pancras International Tube/Train Station, as well as the transit hub for several city bus lines. This part of central London is inner city, but I felt safe at all times. The Arriva was minutes on foot from great English food as well as ethnic food and small stores to buy food to consume in my room, as well as a Post Office and money exchange establishments. There is no guest laundry (nor did I locate a laundromat nearby) but there is a nearby dry cleaner that also provides laundry service. The breakfast buffet, which included ham, cheese, yogurt, juices, and other items, was included in my room contract and served on linen in the basement with the morning news on television, making the most of a modest offering. The staff was friendly, and there is a coin-operated public internet terminal in the lobby. The room and bath were very small, but clean, and I enjoyed fresh air from a large window. I had a double room that I would find too cramped for two persons. It was a quiet hotel with respectful guests, and I recommend it for the money and its location, but not if you require ample space. The property has an elevator but does not appear otherwise wheelchair accessible.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Just stayed at this hotel. Despite previous reviews, we didn't find anything major to complain about. You get what you pay for and if you just need somewhere to crash after a night out in London, this place is ok.
Our room was at the front and yes, it is a busy road and can be quite noisy. Solution.....shut the windows. We did and the noise was cut down by about 95%.
Lady on reception was very cheerful and also very helpful.
Can't comment on the breakfast as we never made it down :)
One thing though, you pay on arrival. Pay with your debit card if you can as there is a 3.5% charge if you pay with a credit card.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

I went on the Arriva hotel website with a view to book one night for myself and my two daughters. The pictures of the rooms looked very neat and clean and as it was during the Olympic period in London, and they had availability, I went ahead and booked. When we arrived at 10 pm at night, exhausted from a long journey, we entered the room to find it vastly different from the pictures on their website. No lovely blue quilts, brown marks on the walls, three cracked tiles in the bathroom, a cheesy smell in the room, curtains falling off the tracks, windows wouldn't close properly, no soap in the shower, kept awake all night by the people above our room. The room was definitely not the one advertised on their website or anything near to it. A definite no no, I would not even put my dogs in this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Arriva Hotel

Property: Arriva Hotel
Address: 55 Swinton Street | Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #880 of 1,088 Hotels in London
Price range (per night): $127 - $265
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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