Albion House Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Great location, very handy if you're coming by Eurostar. The staff was friendly. It was warm when I was staying here, and the room on the first floor was terribly hot. The fan didn't work, so we got a mobile one. Didn't get the tv to work either. Overall, very basic, very small, don't do anything but sleep here.
The room was clean, in good repair and small. This is the kind of room Americans complain about. We had 3 beds for two adults and two teens. It's perfect if you spend your time exploring London and only use your hotel for sleeping. Not much in the area but Casa Tua is an excellent Italian restaurant nearby.
I shall begin with the positives. The location is amazing, central London and close to King's Cross and St Pancras for an extremely reasonable price. The limited interaction I had with the staff was polite and pleasant. What it doesn't tell you is that it's not a single hotel but several houses across a street split into rooms. This was not a problem as the road is very quiet but as this isn't apparent online it's worth mentioning. Our room was in the basement, our view was someone else's room and a tiny courtyard. The room was small but functional with a monsoon shower. Sadly it didn't drain well so had to be used on the lowest setting. The signal on the television was very poor and kept cutting in and out. There's a kettle and cups but no tea bags or coffee. This is offered as an extra. The double bed itself was extremely hard and not entirely pleasant, leading to interrupted sleep. We didn't stay for breakfast but this is offered. If not for the poor quality bed I would have considered staying here again, as the location is fantastic and I'd just bring my own teabags.
We've stayed at this hotel before, as well as their sister hotel, the Melville Hotel, just across the road, and in the same lovely quiet square, We were not at all disappointed by anything. Brilliant service, lovely clean room, and a stone's throw away from the Eurostar station. Both hotels are great! We can't understand why some people want to criticise this hotel. Unless these negative comments are by their competitors! We come down to London quite often. We've stayed at neighbouring hotels with a similar star rating, but they aren't a patch compared to this hotel group, The Albion House Is a great place to stay, and we can't fault it for anything. All we have is praise, praise, praise. Thank you one and all!
Booked a 'superior room' at £55 for day use through dayuse.com. Check-in and check-out time was 10 am and 6 pm, respectively. I however checked-in around 2 pm. This hotel has no reception and guests have to check in at the Melville Hotel (38 Argyle Square). Room given was on the 2nd floor which was not an issue. It was the room that really disappointed me. Calling it superior was a disgrace. It was in fact a box room where a double bed was stuffed in leaving no space to move around. The bed itself was craggy. Attached shower/toilet was too small with no toiletries at all. There was no intercom/phone in the room, so If you want to contact reception you will have to go to Melville as. Electric kettle was there but without tea, milk pods and sugar. I went to Melville to ask for tea bags etc but told that the hotel was out of stock. I had a bottle of wine so asked for wine glasses but to my utter dismay told " sorry, we don't have any kind of glasses since we have closed our kitchen for good". I would say the "superior room" was smaller than a prison cell and the service was third-rated. I was on a date that was ruined.
Booked to be near Kings Cross as I was on a flying overnight visit to London for a memorial event. Pleased to find a large single bed and the room was spotlessly presented with comfy duvet and pillows. It pays to read the joining instructions as check-in of on the other side of the square! There's a very good Indian Restaurant called Euro Tandoori on Grays Inn Road, a five minute walk. This was excellent value, for London, and I recommend without hesitation.
First time stopping at the Albion Hotel. Got a little confused to finding the reception at Melville but that was just my poor sense of direction. Room was modern, clean, pleasant. Yes, it was a little small but there was only me there so was just fine for one person, a couple, might find it a squeeze but as I say fine for me. Shower was great, bed was clean and compfy. Location great too, close to everything you need. I would happily stop again, infact, I'm looking to for my stay in October. My only snag stopping me from hitting 5 stars is the tea and coffee facitlies. You get a kettle and a mug in the room. But if you want a drink you have to walk across to Melville and buy a "tea pack" which costs £5 for, two tea bags, two coffee sachets, four sugars four milk. I found this way overpriced and is something I would have expected complimentary anyway. So I wandered over to starbucks lol!
It was the third time de was at that hotel. I sent a request for a room on the ground level as I have large troubles with hips. We have got a room on the second level without any elevator. It has been a nightmar for going to that room. The quality is also lower. Previous time there was teabags or cofee in the room this time nothing. Of course the location is still very well.
So firstly some positives- great location about 5 minutes from kings cross, staff were very friendly. Now for the bad points! Only stay here if you are stick thin and on your own. The room is so small the bathroom is a joke. This hotel is ideal for one person for one night and only if you don’t expect to stay more than a few hours in it. Walls were paper thin so you can hear all of the activities in the rooms around you. Television didn’t work as the aerial had been broken previously. One other positive it was clean as there was a strong smell of bleach throughout the room!!
The hotel is in a good location, convenient for travelling around London. The room was clean and well maintained. Overall good for the price. My main criticism was on leaving fairly early we handed the key back to the person in the main building. On answering the door we were greeted with a grunt, an unhappy look and no other words. No thank you or a goodbye. I stay in many hotels and I'm realistic about what you get for your money, however I do expect manners and civility as these cost nothing from a hotel to provide.
- Walking distance to University of London and British Library
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
Albion House Hotel places you in Kings Cross St. Pancras, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as University of London and British Library. Each of the 40 rooms at this 3-star hotel includes an iPod dock, a coffee maker, and a TV. Located centrally in London, it's also close to University College London and London Stock Exchange.
Albion House Hotel's 40 rooms are individually decorated and provide iPod docks, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.
Guests of Albion House Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a garden. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with concierge services and luggage storage.
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44.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 305 reviews