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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at Arriva Hotel just for one night, the room was small but absolutely clean with all the necessary staff. In the morning the breakfast (we had it include on the price) was amazing, a kind of buffet with a lot of healthy choices. We left the hotel so happy, the only 'bad' thing that we find was he...

Thank Izo1
Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel Room was absolutely unlivable, it had not been cleaned. There were curly black hairs on the pillows, dust in the corners. The curtains were ripped and there was a musty moldy smell in the room. I travel often and I have never been so disgusted with a hotel room. Upon asking the merchant for a refund they denied...

Thank nrwise788
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for a weekend recently. Reasonably priced for London but small, tired and in need of some basic maintenance. Friendly helpfull staff. The worse part was that the restaurant is too small for the number of guests. We true three times on the first morning before we could find a table to sit at, we gave up on the...

Thank Squipper P
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is extremely bad and should be avoided. Its good location is what tricked us into booking here, unfortunately the location is the only thing positive which can be said about this hotel. The rooms have a serious heating problem. Even though the radiators are off, it still gets heated extremely due to heating pipes which go through the...

Thank ericdelmario
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

They have the smallest tv that isnt even centred to the bed. But have a old sun bleached phone and a fancy mobile not sure the purpose... the bedding all needs chucked out. Its so old 1 pillow per guest and based on how flat they were i coulda done with 3. Saw 3 different check in/out staff, 2 very...

1Thank Conker360
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Hotel is 10 minute walk from St pancras/K Cross stations which is convenient for public transport to many places. Clean and comfortable room and continental breakfast was nice. Friendly staff and can say nothing negative about the stay.

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Grotty, tiny and falling to bits. Wifi was hopeless. Walls paper thin. But hey it is 2 star, 90 quid a night and close to the Eurostar at St Pancras. You get what you pay for. More to spend on Eating Like Kings.

Thank EatLikeKings32
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Just the one night here. The location is fine. 400 yards to Kings Cross transport hub. If you are after a cheap no frills room with a half-decent bed and shower this is worth considering. If you are after a swish hotel with all the extras look elsewhere. I was just after a bed that I could fall into after...

Thank Stephen B
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Arriva hotel is situated close to Kings Cross railway station but as for the hotel rooms you couldn't swing a cat & there is very little comfort to be had in the room, it is clean & tidy but very small & the shower heads need cleaning as Poor water flow. On arrival I was given room 9 but...

Thank John G
Whitby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Cheap & cheerful, but staff were extremely friendly & helpful.Room was very small and quite basic but asked for extra pillows and iron and staff were more than happy to accommodate. Great location for links to both kings cross shops and central London

Thank Dennis G

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Staying in Clerkenwell

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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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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 

Additional Information about Arriva Hotel

Address: 55 Swinton Street | Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Price Range: $92 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arriva Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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“Don't choose a room”
 of 5 bubbles nrwise788, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Be prepared not to be able to get a breakfast due to no tables free.”
 of 5 bubbles jonp616, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this hotel if you want space in your room and toilet/shower area.”
 of 5 bubbles johngQ102DV, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are street facing and no room is quieter than the other”
 of 5 bubbles Devaas, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“if possible check size of room and if decorated in recent years as some rooms are .”
 of 5 bubbles 452majellaf, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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