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Swinton Hotel
Ranked #928 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The photos look good on the website but in reality not so good.... No parking... Price was good get what you pay for don't think you'll get 3 star at all... Big down fall TV was rubbish in terms of signal could only watch channel 5 and ITV 2 which you don't except these days.... Also the traffic noise was too much.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
Thank Hywel D
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Everything was great, the price is very good for the location. We were a group of five in one room, the room was big with a backyard. The only disadvantage was the mess at the backyard it was dirty, but useful to go out for a smoke. Breakfast included, great location for good price. We are glad for staying there.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank evb0
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It costed $240/3nights included breakfast, private bathroom. It's good deal in that area.
• reception is 24 hours open and staff are kind.
•location is not so bad for London sightseeing. It located near by the station and also London city has huge bus connection. But, Kings Cross are it's quite dangerous area. You have to care for this point.
•breakfast is as the photo.
•bathroom is passable.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
Thank Yukari K
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We arrived late and were very tired after a long journey and were told our bedroom was down in the basement. Booked because of location and reviews/photos on another website. Clearly, those photos are of some other, nice, place.
We squeezed down the tiny corridor into the room which was dark, dingy, humid, had no ventilation other than a door that led out to a courtyard which was covered in disgusting rubbish.
The wall had a hole in it that looked like someone had punched it, the brown carpet had questionable stains and I was so tired, I was too scared to look closely at the bed linen. It was so warm, neither of us slept at all.
The toilet was another level. Basically you can have a shower as you pee if you want. No space for storage.
When we complained that this wasn't what was presented in the photos, the response from the receptionist was "this is London". We booked another place first thing in the morning and got the hell out of there, never to return.
Neither should you.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Rosie M
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Omg where do I begin. I booked this hotel for myself, my husband and 3year old son. The site said the room and bed would be big enough for 2 adults and a child sharing. My 3year generally co sleeps with us at home anyway. Perfect I thought, it's one night!!! Thank God it was only one night. We were given room 7 in the basement, apparently it's a nice room the guy at reception said. Nice if your used to sleeping in a tip. The room was no wider than a super king bed and the bed was a standard double. Quite a tight fit for 2 adults and a toddler. There was a patio door that led out to the garden, no windows which we didn't notice till we were baking in the 30°c during the night. The garden clearly had someone sleeping in it as there was a double bed dumped right by our door, maybe he too was hot during the night. We couldn't open and wouldn't want to leave the patio door open during the night, so we suffered until the morning. People were constantly in and out smoking and chatting in the "garden" which again near our non double glazed door was quite annoying.

The bathroom was that small you could actually sit on the toilet and shower if you wanted at the same time. It was grubby and the wood round the door was starting to rot.

The WiFi signal in our basement was so bad it kept cutting out and sometimes didn't even pick up the hotels signal.

We decided not to even give breakfast a go the next day. I understand you get what you pay for, but cleanliness and accuracy when describing a room should be a given.
Safe to say I won't be here again...

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank ssimpson978
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Address: 18-24 Swinton Street, London WC1X 9NX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #928 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Price Range: RM257 - RM656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Swinton Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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