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Arriva Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed as it was convenient to the train station. Room was on the main road with traffic noise all night. Buses ticking over outside and traffic and sirens. Staff seemed unattentive and uninterested in engaging with you. Shabby hotel with typical worn out decor. Try other B&Bs in side streets nearby.

We arrived, was allocated our room and left immediately. The room was sparse, dirty amd full of flies. The manager refused a refund and was rude and abusive. Disgusting and reported to the environmental health team.

This hotel was good for 1 or 2 night stay no longer. It is situated 6 min walk from Kings Cross which is great. The area at night is a bit scary. The hotel was clean very basic the room was at the top it was very hot but they did supply a fan. There was tea and coffee making facilities in the room. The room was small ideal for 1 person but very cramped for 2. The bathroom was tiny but did its purpose a bit tatty round the edges. It was only £60 as so good value especially in London. We paid extra for breakfast but don't bother its terrible a cuppa and toast cereal a choice of 2 and yogurt. Round the corner 2 min walk is a pub called The Water Rat it is perfect for breakfast.

Incredibly noisy and unbearably hot. The room was sparse and grotty and the door to the bathroom didn't work. The only redeeming feature is its proximity to St Pancras It'l. But I didn't sleep a wink.

Was in a handy location for Kings Cross . Room was on top floor so very hot but given a fan when requested. Had all that was needed in a small space Breakfast simple but as expected . Staff were happy to freeze our ice blocks .

The location of the hotel is convenient as it is 7 minutes walk from the Kings Cross Station. The room is ok as i feel hot in the summer. This hotel has no air conditioned but given a fan. The breakfast is simple with ham, bread and juice served

Hotel is very close to Kings Cross Station which is good for transport links. We arrived early in the morning and the reception staff let us leave our backpacks behind the desk. They were very friendly and helpful and were happy for us to return any time after 2pm to check-in. We checked in that evening. Our twin room was on the 3rd floor. There was a small elevator. The room was small with enough storage, 2 beds and a small dressing table area with a mirror. The bathroom was small but also had everything needed. Fresh towels were supplied daily and the room cleaned and tidied. The breakfast room was small but comfortable with plenty of basic foods and drinks to choose from. Staff were all friendly and welcoming. The reception staff gave us a wee gift box (with snacks and juice) when we checked out which was a nice touch. This was our first visit to London. I would stay at the Arriva again. It's not fancy but for the price it does the job.

The only great thing about this hotel was the location. The reception staff was friendly and quick. The corridor stank and the room was super hot so we had to sleep with the windows open. Also my skin felt itchy the morning before. The pillows were huge and hard. The noise from the street could be perfectly heard. But the worst thing that decided me to write this was the breakfast. Ham and cheese looking scary on toast. You could tell all the cheapest in the supermarket. And only fruit but those peaches that have been conserved in water and sugar. Also jam. Poor choice. The breakfast room also had no space they were many people standing waiting. The staff there was not wearing proper aprons or something to keep their hair away. So still if the food did not want to make me puke I wouldn't have stayed. Also there was shampoo but no body soap....

This was perfect for our first stay in London. Close to the tube, nearby restaurants and pubs. A grocery store to pick up water etc. Very helpful staff, overall a great place. Shower is a little on the small side, no road noise, clean, tv worked. A good place to lay your head and sleep after a long day.

Booked this hotel to the fact its very central to the Kings cross station with better prices than most of others situated in the same area. THe rooms are bit small, but being in London means to travel and look at places not in the room. Service was nice and very helpful too especially when we had problems with the train. Very well served and recomended. THe only thing I will complain is the small space and limited choice of breakfast.

47-55 Swinton Street London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to British Library
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas

Located in Camden within a short walk of British Library, Arriva Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as University of London. The 75 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. Located centrally in London, it's also close to St. Paul's Cathedral and London Zoo.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 75 rooms have coffee makers and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Arriva Hotel have access to free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff can help secure valuables, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

27% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 705 reviews