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Arriva Hotel - London

47-55 Swinton Street - London

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from £ 65 .00
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The Arriva hotel is situated just a few minutes' walk from Kings Cross rail and underground station in London, with excellent travel connections to both the West End and the City.

Oxford Street and Leicester Square are within 10 minutes bus ride. This location makes the property suitable for both businessmen and tourists.

The property has been fully refurbished in November 2002 and presents brand new furniture and facilities.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.0 Good
Based on 411 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Facilities at Arriva Hotel

  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

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Check-in: after 1:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

INCLUDED/NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Breakfast is included in the price.

Arriva Hotel is also known as

Arriva Hotel London
Arriva Hotel

7.0

Clean

6.9

Location

6.4

Quiet

5.8

Spacious

6.4

Service

Arriva Hotel reviews

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

I thought it was very good quality for price- especially for a en-suite room in Central London. Obviously not going to be flashiest hotel in London, but sensible, and perfect for haring in and out at strange hours. The staff were perfectly friendly, and the place was clean, if a bit basic. The only complaint I could have is the confusion between the cleaners and the reception- we were sent up twice with the message that our room was ready, only to be sent back down- or wait for the room to be finished. All in all, however, I would certainly go back as it was quiet and convenient with polite staff.

5.0 Ordinary
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Bare bones accommodations. The bedding was clean. The shower was in working order, but the water was tepid. The kettle was operational. No chair in the room, or alarm clock either, and a wall-mounted phone near the door. It is convenient to St Pancras and Kings Cross stations, however.

6.3 Fair
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very close to the station and easy to reach. The choice of food for breakfast is very poor: if you prefer not to use sugar you have no chances. The hotel is on a road, therefore some noises can easly reach you from the surroundings

7.8 Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Superb hotel, the room was really nice and clean, a lot of space, breakfast was perfect. Hotel was located near the St Pancras International Kings Cross train station and bus stop which gave us a great and easy access for getting to Oxford Street etc. Would be staying again. :)

3.6
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

No warm water on the morning :(

7.4 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

nice hotel compared to what you can find in this area... stqyed 8 nights, lqst floor very quiet.

6.4 Fair
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

not the best hotel i've seen, but if u want to stay in london without spending too much is ok. the best quality is the location: less than 5 minutes walking from king's cross underground station and 10 minutes by tube from the city centre. non il miglior hotel che abbia visto ma se volete passare qualche giorno a londra senza spendere un patrimonio è perfetto. la cosa migliore è la posizione: meno di 5 minuti a piedi dalla stazione della metro di King's cross e 10 minuti di metro dal centro. ci tornerei.

4.1 Ordinary
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

water presure and heating very poor

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Full respect of description. Only breakfast was very very poor, but you are in London, and you can eat everywhere :-)) Rooms are functional, even if very small. Good but small the bathroom. I will reccomend this hotel !!!!

4.7 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Not such a great hotel and pretty expensive considering the cleanness of the room and the offered services. Nevertheless it's London (expensive by definition)and the location of the hotel is perfect being so close to the underground

4.9 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The only good thing of the Arriva Hotel is the position.

7.9 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We appreciated the location and the price.

5.5 Ordinary
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

... per una notte e via può andare bene... Nota positiva è la vicinaza con la stazione della Metro.

3.7
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

The hotel is 7 minutes walk from King's cross. The prices are good because it's not far from the center of london but the hotel is on a highly frequented road and is horribly noisy specially at night. The room was too hot (with heater off) and the walls not so clean

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Clean and very convenient for St Pancras International Station.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

The room was quite clean altough there was little space to between the bed and the wall. The barhroom was also clean but with few shampoo/gel or shaving sets. No english breakfast but continental one, the service was o.k. Very close to Kin´gs cross station.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Tubbo bene ; consigliabile agli utenti cui serve una buona ed economica base d'appoggio per visitare Londra.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Uruguay

Good hotel according to the price.

5.9 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

the hotel is located in a strategic place to move easily everywhere. We were given a double room so tiny that was imposible to move. When I complained about it they changed us to a comfortable one. We had no complains about attention and service in general.

6.5 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Close to new San Pancras Intl train station. Located in mostly residential neighborhood. Room could have been much better, but good for our need. Not great at night due to fact that doors are hollow and management seems to allow the constant slamming of doors at night. Much better options would probably have been Ashlee House or Premier Inn. Market also within walking distance and good to buy most items at reasonable prices.

2.1
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • gf

The continental breakfast war too poor. Some cornflakes, 1 kind of yogurt, 4 slides of bread. The table cloth was dirty... Regards

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

very small rooms, very basic breakfast; quality/price ratio however seemed good compared to other places in London. as a tourist very positive closeness to kings cross station

7.2 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Portugal

Breakfast was a disappointment.

1.2
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

My husband and I arrived at Arriva at 11 am. We were told that the check in won't happen until 3:30 pm. At 3:30 we get back and get the key to our room. Our room was literally a BOX. I was getting clastrophobic by being there, so we stayed in the room as little as we could. I'll start with the bathroom. 2 people cannot be inside the bathroom at the same time. They had a tiny sink, very small shower. Once you got into the shower you couldn't do anything else but wash your hair. I couldn't even bend to shave my legs because my head would hit the door! I couldn't put my things anywhere, because there was nothing to put anything on. So needless to say showering was a whole process. As far as the room itself goes, the bed we slept on was probably the most uncomfortable bed I've ever been on. You couldn't get around the bed because there's not enough room. We had trouble bringing our luggage inside the room because there was hardly enough space to get it through! They had this tiny little TV in the upper left corner, near the ceiling, just to give you a neckache. It was really hot in the room, so we had to keep the window open at night (and this is at the of November). We couldn't sleep at night because of all the noise neighbors were making. I don't blame neighbors as much as the room walls being too thin. Overall it was a disaster. And to add insault to the injury, they charge 5 BP a day for the internet!!! As if they don't charge enough for the room! I would not recommend this hotel to ANYONE. The service is poor, rooms are horrifying. You should only go to this hotel if your only other choice is sleeping on the street.

6.0 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Direi che per gli standard londinesi questo e' di qualita' medio alta. Le nostre stanze erano "grandi" il necessario, molto pulite e credo ristrutturate da poco. Abbiamo avuto un problema di letto aggiunto (tipo brandina) che abbiamo risolto immediatamente. Ci hanno dato una singola ovviamente allo stesso prezzo. Mi preme insistere sulla pulizia. Consigliato se intendete scegliere quella zona (che non e' il massimo).

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

L'albergo è a due passi da uno dei principali terminal della metropolitana e della ferrovia (King's Cross) e solo per questo vale il prezzo. Inoltre le stanze sono pulite anche se molto piccole (almeno la matrimoniale perchè quella per tre pesone è molto più grande). Insomma, il rapporto qualità-prezzo è eccezionale. Consigliatissimo

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Good surprise in terms of commodities (frigo and hair-drier not expected!). Room small as expected in London. After few days the smell of dust starts to get into you...Overall recommended for the price.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

l'albergo dispone di ottime stanze, per quello che costa.la zona è tranquilla unica pecca dista 5-10 minuti a piedi dalla metro, e la sera quando si torna sembrano interminabili(sarà la stanchezza o forse sarà il fatto che per strada non c'è nessuno)sufficiente come votazione globale.si puo pagare in euro è qsto è un ottimo vantaggio.

5.0 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

We had no problems finding the hotel, the reception was helpful and friendly. Budget hotels are certainly unappealing in London, knowing that: superficially the bathroom seemed clean but the room had some dust, the wc didn't seem disinfected. The tea-maker inside the room was suspiciously yellow inside and our cups were not washed daily. Having reserved through "Venere" I would say this particular 2 star hotel was O.K. for the price... We would have expected more (at least a full English breakfast) if we had payed the "booking-directly-at-the-hotel" room price. After midnight I suggest to take a taxi since it is a rough area.

2.0
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Assolutamente sconsigliato!!! Non è vicino alla metro come dicono, la strada è una coda continua di macchine e camion fino a tarda sera, con conseguente rumore e smog tale da rendere l'aria irrespirabile. Le finestre non si potevano aprire più di un quarto (ma tanto se si fossero aperte saremmo morti dalle esalazioni!), e senza aria condizionata il caldo era insopportabile. Il bollitore era pieno di un acqua putrida stagnante!!!! Il ceck-in c'è stato fatto alle tre, contrariamente a quanto indicato. La scortesia e freddezza degli impiegati è stata sconcertante. L'unica cosa che si salvava era la disponibilità delle cameriere nella prima colazione. Infine della paventata ristrutturazione non c'è nemmeno l'ombra! L'albergo è economico, è vero, inoltre a Londra con questa fascia di prezzo non si può pretendere molto, ma ne abbiamo provati diversi prima di questo e vi possiamo consigliare decisamente di lasciar perdere.

7.9 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very good quality versus price if you ask for a room which is not on the side of the road (we were given another room because it was too noisy). Very close to the city center.

7.7 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

We spent 4 days/ 3 nights in London, and we just got what we expected from a cheap hotel in central London. The situation is perfect, as we arrived to Luton airport, and the transfer train arrived to King's X (where the hotel is). There are more metrolines, wich are good for tourist (Piccadilly, Victoria, Circle), so we reached the important places within 15 minutes. The rooms were quite clean, and just enough spacious for this short staying (tough our friends' rooms were in the -1 floor, and that ones were really tiny).The breakfast was continental, wich is rather nothing (two toast/person with butter and jam), but there are sandwich bars in the neighbourhood, so we survived. Conclusions: I can recommend Arriva for everybody for a short stay, it's really cheap in London (65 Ł/double/night), and anyway:you won't keep party in your room, when visiting London for a few days.

6.2 Fair
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

The hotel was very clean and comfortable. The only comment I would like to make is that nowadays it is not very appropriate to charge an amount because you´re paying by credit card. I think they should at least say it in the reservation process. When we arrived at Arriva hotel, they never said anything about it. On the contrary, they sent an authorization message to our bank to see if we could pay the price for the room 6 nights, but they did not include a 3,5% for paying by credit card. On the last day, when we were about to pay, they said they had to charge us that quantity. I think they should have said it before. I complained because I did not know. The man in the reception desk understood my complaint and did not charge us. It is strictly necessary to know how much you are going to pay. However, it is not usual to carry a big amount in cash, so, why charge for a payment by card? Increase the price for the room, but do not make the customer pay if he/she did not know about that condition!

7.8 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

The hotel, the room and the service were ok. Employees attitude and service was ok. Kingcross station is really close. The elevator was out of order and it was difficult to reach the second floor through the stairs.

7.4 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

mio marito ed io ci siamo trovati benissimo rispetto a quanto ci avevano detto degli hotel a Londra camera piu che decorosa bagno pulito molto calda (abbiamo spento i caloriferi) colazione discreta zona tranquilla comoda per le escursioni in città - abbiamo girato Londra a piedi è favolosa a due passi dall'hotel c'è un pub (the Lucas arms) dove abbiamo mangiato bene e a poco prezzo quando tornerò a Londra andrò ancora ad Arriva hotel

3.3
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

The quality of the rooms is correct, both bathroom and bedroom wide enough, and a very useful fridge in the room. But the employees, mainly one of the receptionists were unpleasant or directly stupid! The breakfast room is very small for the people in the hotel and probably you'll have to wait for your turn, the coffee is horrible and the employees not very inclined to help you.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I travelde with my girlfriend, the price of the hotel was Ok for London Zone 1, the area is quiet noise but is rally close to the center, good service by bus and tube! Maybe the rooms are small but you have to live London so... Ho viaggiato con la mia ragazza, il prezzo è OK per Londra centro, molto buoni i servizi offerti dall'area anche se rumorosa. Io lo consiglio, per una 5 giorni londinese, a chi vuole vivere la citta e non rilassarsi troppo in camera!

6.6 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

ottima sistemazione per brevi soggiorni. Posizione centrale e ben servita. Complessivamente buon rapporto qualità/prezzo.

5.7 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The room was very small, and there is a useles kitchen in the room. It's in a quite area, close to the station.

6.2 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

Hotel muy muy bien situado, dentro de la zona abarcada por el metro circular, por ello que se encuentra bien servido por 5 lineas de metro, a 4 minutos del hotel. Junto a las lineas de metro se encuentran Sant Pancra's i King's cross una de las estaciones más importantes de Londres (estación de Harry Potter). Por lo cual se envuentra muy bien conectado con los puntos de interés de la ciudad. Para los amantes de la noche, se envuentra en una zona no turística pero habitada por las rarezas de la noche londinense, con locales de mucho interés i típicos de la movida Londinense. El hotel como en todo londres, con habitaciones muy pequeñas, pero muy muy limpio y con el desayuno tipicamente británico (debe de gustar) incluydo. La recepción poco atentos i con marcado carácter inglés, poco esfuerzos para hacerse entender y para comprenderte. Valoro positivo por la situación y la higiéne

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Although the room was not very spacious, it was very clean and well fitted out. Hotel very convenient in terms of location. A bargain for the price, considering you are so close to the centre. Will definitely stay there again when in London.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

i think the Arriva is a good hotel. there is a good relationship between price/quality. however my roon was little, but confortable. it is near the station and the tube, quickly accessible.

5.3 Ordinary
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Bathroom indecent and room very noisy. Table for breakfast dirty.

4.2 Ordinary
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! On balance, the rooms were clean but a redecoration would be sorely needed. Also, the courtesy of the reception staff left much to be desired (in one instance both myself and another person waited over 3 minutes for our room keys while the reception person dealt with largely unimportant matters on the phone!). On balance, while the price is reasonable for a room with bathroom in cental London, I have found much better value for the money and better surroundings in West London.

7.4 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The previous quest was a smoker. I slept in a room smelling like a pub in the morning after a party.

2.8
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Room was not very pleasant, looked more like a run dowm bedsitter than an hotel room, bathroom was decrepid and not particularly clean clean

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Quite good

7.8 Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

A parte la colazione che lascia seriamente a desiderare, le stanze erano in buono stato, pulite e ben tenute

4.8 Ordinary
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Pretty Grim. - You could do a lot better for the same price elsewhere. The key is to get a discounted room in a better hotel rather than paying full price in a mediocre place like this. And there are always discounted rooms available in London, if you search the web a bit.

3.2
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

Le camere sono poco pulite e minuscole. Il personale sbadato e disinteressato a tutto. la colazione ridicola! per quantità, varietà e servita in tazze scheggiate, lineate...ed ovviamente affidata a personale che si direbbe lì per caso o perché costretto con la forza!

3.8
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Sweden

A very short and unprofessional welcoming at check in. The staff in frontdesk behaved very sour and dull. The girs in the breakfast room were a bit politer and had a more serviceminded attitude. Every morning someone had to wait to get a table, thougt all the five or six tables were occupied. The room were a bit dirty and especially the bathroom had sign of recent guest, a bit disgusting i think. One doesn´t have to big expactations when the price is as low, but one will allways expect clean rooms and bathtooms.

6.1 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

All acomondations in London have a bad relationship between price and quality. They renovate nothing even they are abort-ripely. In central europe they wouldn't get any stars in a hotel category.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Poland

I stayed there for 4 days,location suprasingly quiet,v.good comunication access,friendly,competent staff.Good value for money

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Il rapporto qualità/prezzo, considerando i prezzi di Londra, è ottimo. Tuttavia preferirei la prossima volta spendere un po di più e avere un ambiente migliore. Interni delle camere e il bagno sono fattiscenti, letto matrimoniale sembra una piazza e mezza. La piccola cucina che era in camera non si poteva usare, invece ottimo il frigo e il bollitore elettrico per l'acqua. Portarsi la riduzione per la presa elettrica (da acquistare nei negozi in aeroporto) perchè in reception non era mai disponibile e dovevamo lasciare di caricare la macchina fotografica e la cinepresa nella reception, dove però tra l'altro sono stati disponibilissimi. Gli asciugamani cambiavano ogni giorno. Ma la camera era molto calda. La sala per la colazione è piccola e si consiglia di arrivare la mattina all'apertura alle 7,30. Il pagamento: abbiamo pagato in contanti perchè con la carta di credito si tengono 3,5% in più, inoltre abbiamo potuto pagare in Euro al cambio favorevole che prendono direttamente dall'internet e quindi è il valore medio del cambio del giorno (niente come nelle exchange office "we sell-we buy". Molto comodo per chi arriva da Gatwick con il treno "Thameslink" è praticamente dietro l'angolo. La zona di King's Cross è però molto rumorosa e piena di trafico. Ci sono delle "tavole calde" dei gestori turchi dove si può mangiare bene e a buon prezzo con porzioni abbondanti.

7.7 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

camere un po' troppo piccole idem per i bagni abbastanza pulito per essere a londra e per il prezzo pagato nell'insieme da prendere in considerazione per una prossima volta

7.9 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Taiwan

Not quiet,but you can close the windows,it will be OK. Good location.

3.1
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The rooms are tiny, very small. One day it started draining water from the lamp. The beds are bad quality, the service impolite, and the breakfast extremly poor.

4.8 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The room is very tiny. The third bed is a couch with torn cushions and uneven springs, gave me backache for a week. The shower hook fell off and the management did not bother to fix it. The breakfast room has 3 tables, I had mine sitting on the steps.

7.4 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

Pregi: La pulizia delle camere è accurata. Rifanno i letti, svuotano i cestini e cambiano tutti gli asciugamani ogni giorno, lasciando saponette nuove sul lavandino. C'è un frigo ed un locale cucinino (senza fornelli). Bagnetto e doccia ok. Ascensore e moquettes dappertutto. Il locale breakfast non era eccessivamente spazioso ma non era un problema serio aspettare qualche minuto. Personale sufficientemente disponibile. Difetti: La ns. stanza (n. 44) era molto rumorosa per tutta la notte (ce ne sono altre però che non danno sulla strada). TV senza telecomando, in posizione altissima. Lavandino otturato per 2 giorni. Abbiamo pagato il 3,5% in più per il pagamento con carta di credito (e questo ci è stato detto soltanto l'ultimo giorno, quando dovevamo correre all'aeroporto con le valige in mano!) La consiglierei a chi (come noi) stava tutto il giorno fuori, in giro per la città, preferendo spendere di più per altre cose durante la vacanza.

5.8 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

The employee was almost always on the phone. Rooms are not fully refurbished as described (especially the bathrooms). Rooms with view at the street are very loud.

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

very bad ventilation of the room

7.6 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

fair price/quality ratio for London. Perfect location. Be ready to pay extra 3.5% for using credit card

7.4 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

We had an enjoyable stay at the Arriva Hotel. My first impression of the reception area and the hallway was very clustered and claustrophobic, but once inside the room itself it was quite spacious and pleasant, if not a little bland. The area itself can be a quite noisy, especially during the night, since it is situated near the main road. However, being just two minutes walking distance from King's Cross station makes it handy to travel to the centre, airport etc. The breakfast area is small but what they have available is nice and the service is good too. For it's price I would reccommend Arriva if you are intending a short stay in London, but if any longer than a week there might just be better offers out there available.

4.4 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

deçu par cet hotel. chambre a deux lits alors qu'il etait demande un lit double. Tres bruyante et soit disant refait recemment :-(. De plus au moment de payer, le lecteur de carte ne fonctionnait plus et il a fallu payer en cash. Bref, decu.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

quite distant from the center but very near to king's cross tube station!!! not very silent...

6.7 Fair
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Portugal

The employees seem not to like what they're doing, they didn't show ANY simpathy. We get to the breakfast room 15 minutes (our fault)late after the closing time and the lady denied to serve anything even looking to my pregnant wife. Don't let them call for a taxi, I guess they have any percentage on doing it, because the taxi is not a London one, is private and expensive. The room's kitchen is disgusting. The room, which faced the street, was extremely noisy.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Nice place, room bigger than expected. Rooms on the street are noisy during business days (mon-frid) early morning, no problem during WE

6.8 Fair
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Lithuania

Exelent location, few minnutes from King's Cross underground.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Norway

We were very satisfied with our stay at Arriva. Low prised, good room, not too far from the central London scene. Can safely recomend this hotel to anyone going to London on a low budget.

6.3 Fair
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

The hotel has a big problem to serve breakfast. They only have one small room so people have to wait more or less 15min, and tables are not clean enough, cause other people had take their breakfast before. Another thing is that they don't mention us about changing time for spring(one hour), so we all arrive late for breakfast ant flights.

7.9 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Sweden

Small breakfast room (only 20 seats), be there early or late. The phones did not work. The room was clean and the beds good. Silent, both internally and externally. The location is perfect, near the King´s Cross railway/underground station with almost all tube lines in London. The manager, however, did not keep his promise of discount because of a trouble the first day. However, we can recommend this hotel.

6.9 Fair
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

There were only 6 breakfast-tables for all hotel guests. Every morning we had to stand in a long queue in front of the breakfast-room entrance in order to wait to be seated.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

It was to be here. Everything was like scheduled and there're a tv, a good (even if small) bathroom, a sink with a boiler and the breakfast was very good (the waiting was exellent). The price is very low considering the others hotel all around London. It's near King's Pancross station and well connected to the rest of the city.

7.6 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

stanza piccola ma c''è tutto il necessario e a questa cifra a londra e tutto sommato in centro e ok

7.0 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • France

Rien de catastrophique, mais pas luxueux pour autant. On a eu très froid dans la salle de petit dej, une odeur pas très agréable dans la chambre sinon, et les sanitaires en mauvais état. Sinon que du bon, petit dej assez copieux! Calme. Propre. A recommander pour les tous petits budgets.

7.7 Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

sono rimasto soddisfatto dell'alloggiamento più di quanto mi aspettassi.

6.3 Fair
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Direi non male, gli asciugamani vengono cambiati giornalmente, la colazione è a base di toast e marmellata (a volontà), non vi aspettate un albergo italiano perchè non c'è paragone. Se dovessi tornare a Londra sicuramente tornerei all'Arriva.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Ireland

The rooms have been cleaned every day, which is excellent and the price vs quality is very good. I liked the location - close to Tube etc. Can defenitely recommend this hotel for everyone who is on a budget.

5.5 Ordinary
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

When we checked in, we were told they didn't have us booked in for our second night...we had to re-check with them in the morning to see if we could stay in our room! There was a queue for the breakfast room on both mornings of our stay; on the first day we just couldn't wait as we had things to do, so we missed the breakfast. At check-out time, their credit card machine had broken, so we couldn't pay by card. We were forced to go and find a cash machine at that instant as they wouldn't allow us to come back later to pay (even though we were coming back anyway for our bags!), so that wasted at least 45 mins. The breakfast consisted of toast, cereal orange juice and coffee/tea - nothing special there. The room was spacious, as if it used to be a studio apartment, and even had a strange type of laundry/kitchen area which was not usable. The fittings/painting/furnishings were quite dated. 10 minute walk from Kings Cross/St Pancras station. Overall, a bit disappointed.

7.6 Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

a parte un vago odore di muffa e la pulizia non proprio accurata della stanza(forse una verniciata sarebbe appropriata), il resto e' ok se consideriamo che nella stanza c'e anche il frigo e ipiatti.

3.8
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The room was double, and we've asked for a triple. The third person slept on the sofa, where the matress was of very bad quality. The bathroom was very small, and with no hot water. The room was full of dust, even the telephone machine was black from dust instead of white. Overall it was very dissapointing, we had to find another hotel. P.S the coffee served with the breakfast is awful, try the tea instead.

7.1 Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Norway

I went to London with 2 kids (10 and 14 years). The trippelroom was spaceous, but the bathroom was small, and dirty. The dininingroom was not "delightfull" (as written in a leaflet), and we had to que every morning for an available table. We paid £ 59, and I believe this is one of the cheapest hotel in London. The location was great, since we went to and from Gatwick airport by Thameslink. We would love to come back

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Germany

An excellent accomodation for less money. I had a very spacious, quiet and clean room. The bathroom was a bit old but very clean. the bed was comfortable. I would recommend the hotel to everybody who's looking for a affordable place to stay in London. The staff was friendly. The breakfast room is situated in the basement and has no window, which is not so beautiful.

6.5 Fair
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

"Bellino". Sicuramente va bene per chi come noi era piu' interessato alla citta' che all'albergo. Per cui la porta del bagno che era una tavola di legno con 2 cardini e senza maniglia, la camera che si trovava al piano interrato, la sala per la colazione cha ha le stesse dimensioni della nostra camere non ci hanno spaventato. Quindi se vi serve solo un letto e volete spendere poco e' il posto ideale, altrimenti trovate un altro posto! Nonostante tutto ci ritornerei.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • New Zealand

Good value for money, helpful staff.

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Sweden

Bathroomsdoor was out of order. One of the bathrooms lamps was out of order. The reservation of the room where not correct even we have called the hotell the day before arrival.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

The hotel is really easily reached with public transport. You can get everywhere pretty fast. Of course, it wasn't a huge room, but for its prize it was quite spacious. The furniture of course didn't look posh and new, but it was all clean and nice. It was the first English hotel where I stayed and wasn't freezing at night. Quite remarkable. Also, I asked the receptionist for a hairdryer at 6.30 in the morning. He was very friendly and brought me one at exactly 6.30. Only problem was that my room was on ground floor so I could hear the traffic, but it wasn't too loud. I slept well. Definitely recommendable for its prize!

7.9 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

In effetti i commenti degli altri utenti sono molto attendibili: le stanze sono davvero molto piccole (soprattutto i bagni) xò sono dotate di tv, di frigo, piatti, bicchieri e posate ed uno scalda acqua (così se avete necessità come la mia amica di viaggio di scaldarvi qualche buona tisana nn avrete problemi!). Anche la sala x la colazione è piccola, dispone di 7 tavoli... e nn è molto ricca! scordatevi di poter mangiare nuovamente dopo parecchie ore!! La locazione è ottimale ed io mi sono spostata anche sola di notte senza alcun tipo di problema ... Lo consiglierei a chi come noi si "accontenta" di uno standard non proprio elevato ma di sicuro rapporto qualità/prezzo + che soddisfacente.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

La stanza era spaziosa e dotata di ogni comfort si potesse desidere.La trovata del lavello e del frigorifero in camera è davvero azzeccata.I complementi del bagno erano tutti funzionanti,l'unico neo era rappresentato da una vistosa macchia nella vasca da bagno.Gli asciugamani venivano cambiati giornalmente.Nel complesso siamo molto soddisfatte del nostro soggiorno ed abbiamo deciso che,qualora dovessimo tornare a londra,alloggeremo nella stessa struttura.Abbiamo già consigliato a diversi amici di prenotare in tranquillità.

7.1 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Switzerland

This property works more like a B&B than a hotel. The first room we got had no curtains and was so small that we had no place for our luggages. The bathrooms need to be refreshed. The breakfast room has no windows however the service is efficient. Price vs service is OK but next time I'll be happy to spend more to be more confortable.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

location is not the most pleasant in london yet very well connected through underground and buses.sorroundings very poor, you need to move (close or far) to do anything.we had asked for 2 double rooms while one of the two was a twin. beds are quite comfortable but pillows seem to have potatoes in them. rooms are not very spacious but this is absolutely common in london, but above all they are a bit poor and very poorly refined, no aesthetical appeal. breakfast is continental type but room is too small for all guests: you need to wait most of the times. personal note: employees are all foreigners. they speak english but that's all they know about england and london. they cannot indicate or suggest any activity to invest some time in or any restaurant (so take a guide with you if you are tourists). in conclusion, if you consider the price of 48 pounds per night on a double room the quality you are given is more than acceptable (london is very expensive), but if you can afford more, get something better (at least 3 stars). personally i will not be returning to arriva

6.4 Fair
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

We were in London at the beginning of August. Even though the room was very spacious (we had 2 rooms in the suite), it was very hot and difficult to sleep at night. I do not think I would go to this hotel during Summer. Breakfast is very light, just coffee, bread and jam. Location is very convenient, easily accessible to subway and major bus route. Overall rating is good.

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

das hotel ist sehr zentral gelegen, war echt super. hatten erst ein 3-bett-zimmer (geräumig), dann aber, durch einen "fehler" ein anderes bekommen. diese war leider sehr sehr klein (umfallen unmöglich). das bett war durch spürbare fegern recht mitgenommen. frühstück naja - es ging so. postiv war der kühlschrank im zimmer, die sauberen handtücher sowie der kaffekocher mit geschirr und zutaten (tee, kaffee...)! FAZIT: für eine nacht war es ganz ok auch wenn der preis schmerzlich war.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were pleasantly surprised. The staff was friendly and helpful. The Arriva is located close to the Kings Cross underground which was great! We will definitely return to the hotel when we visit London again.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

albergo consigliato...il migliore fra i bed & breackfast dove sono stato a Londra. La colazione lascia a desiderare... non ti scaldano il latte, quindi te lo bevi freddo. per il the non ti procurano il limone.se ti fai chiamare un taxi nelle ore notturne x arrivare alla stazione dei bus come è capitato a noi, occhio che non è un vero taxi, ma qualcuno che lo fa in nero... per il resto quando tornerò a londra tornerò in questo albero.

7.7 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

Pros: Very good quality/price ratio for London average prices, rooms clean, very well connected. Cons: Rooms and breakfast room very small, quite noisy because of traffic.

7.9 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Il rapporto qualità prezzo è veramente ottimo, nella carissima Londra un eccezzione, se tornerò a londra andrò di nuovo qui.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A pleasant place to stay. Considering that it was so close to the subway (King's Cross station is within 5' walk) and located literally in the heart of London, the place is highly recommended. Do not expect luxurious rooms, but they are clean, have a small kitchenette and own shower. The staff was friendly.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

Very good relationship quality vs price, close to train, underground and bus stations. I recommend this hotel if you want to visit London.

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Room Details

Arriva Hotel offers 75 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as safes and direct-dial phones during their Kings Cross - St. Pancras visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include coffee/tea makers.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • TV
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Arriva Hotel

By train From Waterloo International station: take the Northern subway line to King's Cross St.Pancras. By airplane From Heathrow airport: take the Piccadilly subway line to the King's Cross/St. Pancras stop. From Gatwick airport: take the Gatwick Express to Victoria station. Then take Circle subway line and get off at the King's Cross/St.Pancras stop. From Luton airport: take the Thameslink to King's Cross St.Pancras station. From Stansted airport: take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station. Then take the Metropolitan, the Circle or the Hammersmith & City subway lines until the King's Cross St.Pancras stop.

Distances from Arriva Hotel

British Library - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
London Canal Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Dickens House - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Cartwright Gardens - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Great Ormond Street Hospital - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Sadler's Wells Theatre - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Angel Building - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Russell Square - 1 km / 0.6 mi
University of London - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Bloomsbury Theatre - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Bloomsbury Square - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
London Senate House Library - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
University College London - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
University College Hospital - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
The British Museum - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
The closest major airports to Arriva Hotel are:
London (LCY-London City) - 12 km / 7.4 mi
London (LHR-Heathrow) - 23.8 km / 14.8 mi

The preferred airport for Arriva Hotel is London (LHR-Heathrow).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.