Albion House Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
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Good value for money. Solved the purpose. For a single night's stay, required to be close to St Pancras International, I could nt have asked for more, for the price. Its very walkable from the station.
Horrendous. Firstly my bed is literally made of ply wood and batton. The sheets are dirty, there was a tissue and half eaten biscuit under the bed alongside rubbish under the other bed. The room was FREEZING, with the only source of heat being a storage heater (not PAT tested I may add..) if you lay on the left side of the bed you can feel a breeze through the window. The bathroom is VILE there's mould everywhere for starters and hair in the drain, nowhere to hang your towel, the water took at least 10 minutes to heat up. I had to call and ask where I could find the wifi password (which as as good as the room!), I can hear every single word the people next door to me are saying to each other, and every footstep the people above me make. The refreshments are old coffee, Costa sugar sachets and stirrers crammed in a metal tin, no teabags. I asked if I could change rooms and they said they were fully booked, in all three of their hotels (how I do not know!!). My room has a door to outside that is so thin and frankly makes me feel incredibly unsafe. I would NEVER stay here again. Roll on the morning when I can get the hell out of here!!
Owned by Kings Cross Hotels who have a lovely group of hotels literally 5 mins walking distance from the St Pancras/Kings Cross station. Check in was quick and easy. The rooms were big and really clean. So much space for things and a nice tv. A lovely green outside for picnics and a tennis court. Only negative - no breakfast facilities but you are a stones throw from a few McDonald's and cafes. All in all a great place to stay. Should I return to London I will be going back to this hotel.
I stayed here on Tuesday night. The pictures on the website are of the reception of another hotel, probably owned by the same people, which is where you collect your key from. The bed was clean and the location is very handy for Kings Cross. Other than that, I have nothing good to say. The service, cleanliness and facilities are, at best, a risk health and safety risk. Even with no natural light due to my basement room, the dirt in the toilet/shower room, was evident in all areas. Unsurprisingly, there was no hot water to ice my miserable cake of a stay. I can't recommend strongly enough not to stay here.
I've awarded Albion House a rating of 2, however, if the room was clean I would've happily awarded this hotel 3 or 4! Good Points- Brilliant Location (4-5 min walk to Tube) Quiet Area. The staff were very accommodating on arrival. We turned up a little early and we were told that our room would be ready very soon and shortly after we were escorted to our room. Clean bed sheets and fluffy towels. Tea and Coffee provided. Fulfils basic needs. Average single beds. Television. Heated Towel Rail. Ceiling Fan. Funky Zebra Chair and White French Style Shutters. Fairly good water pressure and hot shower. Bad Points - Tiny Twin Room (although not unbearable), Super Small Bathroom. Unclean stained tea cups. Hairdryer didn't work. Beds were not fully made. Dust everywhere. Hairs, drips, scum and dust on the toilet, sink, floor, shower and shower surround. Rusty wall mounted mirror and cupboard. Corners and edges had scum and hairs collected. (don't really like seeing what colour hair the previous 5 occupants had before me) Limescale and drips on monochrome handles and surrounds. You can hear everything above and next to you. We wore ear plugs at night. The more you looked the more you saw and it was unfortunately filthy. Its such a shame because this hotel could be a great little basic lodge and its a fab location. I have been a respected housekeeper at a Country B&B for a year now and I have never had a complaint about cleanliness. I don't care if its The Ritz,Travel Lodge or Hostel cleanliness standards should never slip. It is paramount. Maybe your housekeepers need longer to thoroughly clean between occupants because it seemed as though they were in a constant rush. Not only that they have alot of windy stairs to get equipment, linen and products up and down. The dirt we saw wasn't just a previous occupier, it was weeks of build up. I would have waited or got a coffee for another hour if it meant a spotless room. I am given 30-45 mins per room, in fairness the rooms I clean are about 6 times the size. But it has to be a thorough job. No room for mistakes. Not one hair! Consistent cleanliness also means its easy to maintain. Get the cleanliness standards up to scratch and this little hotel would be brill!
I was quite late checking in, which I admit was my own fault, however, when I got there I was told that my card "was not authorised" and so my room had been taken by someone else. This left me, at late at night, with no accommodation. I ended up paying 5x the price in a local hotel using the same "not authorised" card. Clearly, hotel made up excuse to give room away and no attempt to contact me to sort out any issues was made.
Awful basement room with a small window . One bed had definitely not been changed after previous guests as they were dirty and had hairs inside the bed sheets.Basically I would not recommend to stay .
Bed sheets were dirty and there were holes in them. I'm pretty sure they weren't changed in between occupant because there were a lot of short black hairs on one pillow and I have long blond hair. Little hospitality (it says free breakfast but nobody mentioned where the restaurant was?) and my room had everything in it to make tea...except the kettle. Location is perfect. All hotels on Argyle Square are owned by the same hotel group, so maybe the others aren't as bad.
Room was small but comfortable and had the basics. My mum and I had booked a twin room. Beds were comfortable and appeared clean. The worst thing was the bathroom - the washbasin was dirty, it hadn't been cleaned from previous occupant(s) and the toilet was dirty around the toilet seat, splash back/tiles around the washbasin were also dirty. No hand towels but there were clean bath towels. Having travelled for hours by train from the North I was too tired to complain and was only there for one night. We won't stay here again. Sorry.
We stayed at the Albion House on the weekend of 10th March. It took a while to check-in, but not too bad. We knew it wasn't expensive so we weren't expecting much... When we got to the room, we were shocked at how small it was. The pictures must be of their best rooms - ours was no more than 1 metre extra in each dimension beyond the dimensions of the bed itself. The bathroom was tiny - the shower was literally on top of the toilet (so, the toilet gets soaked when you have a shower, as does the entire bathroom). Although, this isn't what made the stay our worst stay in any hotel ever.... We went about our day in London the next day, got back (evening) to find our sheets had been made (great), although the room-cleaner had for some reason taken our toilet roll (?!?!). No bother - he/she must have been having a stressful day - nothing to pull our hair out over. So, we called the hotel to tell them, and were told we'd get some more brought up to us. 20 minutes past and nothing. I called again - and was told they were "oh we have your toilet roll but we're super busy with a check-in" (it was 10.30pm) so we had to go down and get it ourselves. By this point, I was in my pyjamas - and, by the way, the reception is across the road so I had to walk on the street in the freezing cold at 10.40pm. I was getting irritated. When I arrived, they did not have the toilet roll. There were no other guests there. There were actually three members of staff, one whom seemed to be doing nothing, the other was slouched on the chair in the main lobby watching the football, and the other looked at me as though I had offended him by even being there. I asked about the toilet roll, and he said someone has gone to go and find it (so, they did not have it 'ready'). I was waiting for 10 minutes, and finally got my loo-roll. No apology, nothing. Got back up to the room and tried to sleep it off. In the morning when we checked out, we asked to leave our bags whilst we went around London before departing in the afternoon. They charged us for this service, which was just ridiculous as we were obviously already very unhappy with how they'd treated us. Oh, and the room was up 4 flights of stairs - no elevator. No offer to help with bags. AVOID.
Albion House Hotel places you in London City Centre, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as British Library and University of London. 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 King's College London and St. Paul's Cathedral.
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. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.
Albion House Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and a garden. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has a porter/bellhop.
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44% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 271 reviews