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Central Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was small but clean. Bathroom was extremely cold and very dated. For £125 a night they use paper bath mats which are obviously useless. Then you leave the bathroom onto wooded floor and I slipped badly. The full and hearty breakfast really wasn't. The staff were extremely friendly. But the hotel is incredible noisy and you can hear trains all night. I would not stay there again or recommend it. It was over priced for what you get. And due to the noise you don't sleep and they start hoovering at 6.30.

Photos of the family room didn't reflect the ones we were given. Rooms tiny, poor bathrooms and very very noisy. Room 14 was tiny with no storage at all and totally unsuitable for 4 people. Moved to room 14 in basement which was even worse. Blood stained soiled broken mattress, pillows and duvet. Stained curtains, damp walls and so so noisy from the underground below, road outside, reception above and breakfast early noise next door. It was the worse hotel we have ever stayed in. Manager didn't care and refused any refund even though the room clearly unsuitable . How can a family run hotel put children in damp rooms with blood stained broken mattresses.....a total disgrace....avoid at all cost or check your bedding on arrival. Sadly we only noticed on check out.... appalling! I would attach photographic evidence if I could as recorded it for the complaint....we still shudder thinking our family stayed in such squaller.

First of all, the location of this hotel is just about as perfect as it gets. I was also pleasantly surprised by the staff, who were more welcoming and friendly than in many of the small hotels I have stayed in during my travels to London. The room was small (of course), but it had everything that I needed, and the bathroom was great.The breakfast room is so small that one has to select a 30-minute slot each morning. I didn't have the English breakfast, but the continental one was a little too simple. Some yogurt and wholegrain bread would have made all the difference. But in general, a very pleasant stay at a very convenient location.

Very small rooms. Tired decoration. Breakfast room cramped with allocated times. Poor choice and “full English breakfast” only had bacon, egg and beans. Not worth the money unless you are a hamster. Location was good for St Pancras and Kings Cross stations.

I chose this hotel because of its position near St Pancras (near the King's Cross Underpass) as we needed a place to stay after traveling from Berlin and didn't want to be roaming the streets with our luggage at 10pm. Apart from that all I really cared about was cleanliness and not counting the stair carpet we certainly got that but much more. The staff were all charming, friendly and helpful. Our twin room didn't have much floor space but it was freshly decorated, beds were very comfy and we had everything we needed. I suspect the hotel is a work in progress because after the tasteful decor of the bedroom the wetroom with red floor and shabby peach panelling was quite a shock! Shower was good though. I said I didn't need beans with my English Breakfast so I found two extra rashers of bacon on my plate. All round a good experience.

Location was the best thing about it. The room was supposed to be a superior room but it was awful, tiny , no floor space round the bed, no duvet on the bed, bathroom was tiny, needed refurbishing and the shower head was disgusting. Breakfast was a complete joke, we were given a time and when we got there no tables were available and it didn't look like anyone was near finishing there breakfast. We waited about 10 mins and then gave up and went elsewhere. That happened both mornings. Definitely not value for money at £115 per night we were disgusted that the owners are allowed to charge that for a less than average hotel.

This hotel is located one block from St. Pancras and King's Cross stations. The staff are friendly and helpful. My room was small but it was clean, included wifi, and had a coffee machine so I was happy with it. The shared bathrooms down the hall were tiny but they were also clean. There is no elevator and the stairs with the worn-out carpet are a bit of a tripping hazard. The breakfast room is also small (about five or six tables) and reception books guests staggered breakfast times so that not all guests show up for breakfast at once. The included breakfast is a little bit on the basic side but it is decent (cereal, eggs, beans, deli meat, cheese, tomato, toast, and jam). I would stay here again.

Close to the railway stations. Helpful staff on reception. Clean but small room with tiny shower room. Ok for our two night stay but if staying longer with large bags storage would be a problem. Comfy bed and warm room. No lift which didnt bother us. Quiet overnight untill the kitchen staff arrived in the morning but our room was next to the kitchen. Breakfast choice was reasonable,cooked food was hot as cooked to order - dinning room very limited on space so you book a time slot to avoid a wait. For London prices all in all good value for money. Would happily stay again.

The location is ideal for St Pancras and Kings Cross stations. The room and shower were tiny; only 1 towel provided. However it did have all the amenities advertised.The room was on the second floor, very worn stair carpet, but the receptionist helped with my suitcase. The dining room was equally tiny and breakfast was only adequate. I wouldn't want to stay any length of time as I found the room claustrophobic.

I stayed here for one night. I was on the 2nd floor, and was able to take a small bag up to my room for the night and leave my bigger bag in the lobby. Carpeting on stairs could use replacement. My room, as described by others, was really tiny, but lean and functional, with tiny en suite bathroom. It is on a busy street, so the street noise was appreciable. Breakfast was either continental or British. Continental is adequate with cheese, tomatoes, bread, cereal. British was unimpressive. Coffee was not great - it should not cost that much more to serve decent coffee.

16-18 Argyle St London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to British Library and University of London
  • Free English breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas

Located in Bloomsbury, Central Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of British Library and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like University of London. The 30 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers and flat-screen TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast. It's in central London and also close to St. Paul's Cathedral and ZSL London Zoo.


Free English breakfast is included with your stay.


The 30 rooms are heated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

Property features

At Central Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and free newspapers. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Superior Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 595 reviews