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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This hotel was in the a really perfect location for where I was spending a few days at work. It was clean enough, the reception staff was friendly. It's not brand new or modern but it works. Price was ok for London but that also means you can't have super luxury. I got a really large room, shower had good...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

In fact, this hotel is fine. Even though rooms are very small and old, they are clean and okay. Besides, location is really good and unbeatable. Consider price of this hotel, I will recommend to budget travelers.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

It depends on what you need/want really, very hand location and I guess quite cheap for London but it's all very much run down, twin rooms have very small single beds, but in fairness I didn't have any problems while staying here and what I saw of the staff no issue there either. You get what you pay for.

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Thornton le Moor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stayed here one night as close to St Pancrass and had a Eurostar in the morning. You get a room, small room and small bathroom with cramped shower. This is really fitting you in as small a space as possible. Main problem is the noise, it seems everyone with a large motorbike without an exhaust has to give it the...

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Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Like many others I imagine, we were a bit worried about the quality of this hotel after reading online reviews, but were actually pleasantly surprised when we got there. You absolutely cannot fault the location; it is a 3 minute walk to kings cross and there are plenty of cafés, restaurants and grocery stores in the vicinity. In terms of...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Good location...but very very basic, could really do with a Complete renovation. If you just want some where to lay your head for the night...and not fussed about a very basic hotel it would be ok, its also very hot and noisy.

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malta
Reviewed 30 September 2016

it has an excellent location. for the price we payed it was a really decent hotel and we liked it. not far away from the station which could easily be reached by walk and lots of restaurants in the nearby. GOOD!! we will be back soon.

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Lahore, Pakistan
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This hotel is near the Kings Cross Station on about 10mins walk. Initially we got a room on the first floor, double bed. But our booking was of twin bed. After discussing our booking with the receptionist we got our room on the ground floor which was a twin bed room. The hotel is a standard hotel. The room didn't...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Old style hotel but clean. Had a bit of a musty smell about it.... I think they need new carpets, but otherwise very clean. A few minutes walk to St Pancras International station. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

For the money you spend on a room i wasn't expecting the ritz. It was a place to sleep after a night out and it worked for that purpose. the room did smell like moth balls, and the bathroom smelt even worse. The heat in the room was so hot we had to have the windows open the whole time,...

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Staying in Clerkenwell

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Clerkenwell
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: RM314 - RM975 (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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“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
“Avoid rooms at the front - it's a busy road outside”
 of 5 bubbles PeterTYork, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Front facing rooms very noisy with constant traffic all night”
 of 5 bubbles bwitcheduk, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
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