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Central Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you are in London for business when you are out almost the whole day and need a hotel to just to sleep in, then this is that kind of hotel. I stayed for 2 nights. It's really close to King's cross, the price is reasonable and the hotel was clean. The en suit single room was really small but ok for only 2 nights. I didn't have breakfast in the hotel but it is included in the stay. Overall an acceptable stay .

Hotel staff very friendly but there's no getting away from the fact this place is cramped. My room was so tiny the bathroom door couldn't open fully because of the hinge bracket on the room door. Bed up against the wall and a squeeze to use the chair at the 'desk'. You couldn't pull the chair out very much because it was up against the bed. Breakfast meant a long queue at peak time because the downstairs room was tiny and too full. Food options were half Englush, bacon and eggs, or continental (toast!). Location is convenient for transport but for £85 pounds for the night I expected a lot more. I won't stay here again.

Hotel is just in front of Kings cross station and have friendly and helpful staff. Hotel and rooms are very small with shared bathrooms. I booked the En-suite room with private bathroom facilities however this was small as well and was separately located outside which i thought was a bit strange. overall an average hotel.

My family (2 adults 2 kids) stayed in a family room, it was very small but fine for our needs. For the price we paid we found it good value. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The breakfast team were very friendly, it is a small eating area and can get busy so it is best to book an early slot. There was plenty of food on offer and the hot food (eggs, bacon, beans & toast) was fine. Lots of cereal, fruit and juice. The location was great for all the sites & theatres (eg 25 mins to British museum, Drury lane 45 mins, West minster 50 mins & £11 private hire to the Tower of London) we like walking. On the last day the staff looked after our bags so we could enjoy more time in London before train home. When we returned to collect them and say good bye we were offered freshen up facilities before journey back. Kurt, Rea and all the staff we met were very friendly & helpful. It is not the Ritz but we found it excellent value and we would come back again.

After reading a bunch of reviews about this place, my expectations were pretty low. However, I'm happy to report this is a great little hotel that I would stay in again.. I booked a single superior room which means you have your own bathroom.. room was on the third floor so it was quiet. Only issue is no elevator so you have to lug your bags up and down two flights of stairs. That could be a problem for some people but the staff did offer to bring my bag to the room. The only other negative is the size of the room. Yep, it's small but not an issue for me. If you have lots of luggage, it could be a problem finding a place to put it. No AC but they did have a table fan in the closet, so once I had that plugged in, all was good. Bed was comfortable.. Bathroom was refurbished and modern although again quite small. No bathtub, just a shower. Included in the price is an English breakfast served in the basement. It's basic but hits the spot.. staff was very friendly and helpful.. I believe it's family owned. It's also just a block away from st pancras and kings cross station so easy to get to the underground, Eurostar, etc.. lots of other attractions within walking distance like the British museum.. Book through their website and you will get a discount.. I will definitely stay here again on my next visit to London!

I regularly stay in hotels around this area, so am familiar with what to expect from hotels in this price range around Kings Cross. Firstly the good points: reception was friendly and helpful, the room was quiet, spacious and clean. On the negative side, the room had shared (and cramped) bathroom facilities, the public areas could do with refurbishment - for example the stair carpets had several holes with some covered in gaffer tape). I didn't have breakfast, so can't comment on this, though it was included in the room rate. Overall, the Central Hotel is fine and the quiet location means that you should get a good night's sleep, though other hotels nearby offer much better value for money.

The location is great, easy to get around everywhere from. The room we had was like something I'd never seen before, a dungeon. No air conditioning and we couldn't leave window open overnight as it was raining and the drain kept us wide awake. Well first night it did as well as the really noisy people that checked in! 2nd night we kept window shut and couldn't sleep as it was uncomfortably hot. Tiny tiny room. Pretty disappointed but it's not close to some of the terrible rooms we've had on holiday.

Stayed once, never again. I have tried to advise this establishment of what happened but received a barrage of denial and blame despite photo evidence. The wonderful George Hotel is just 2 mins walk away and way better.

Great hotel very accessible. Warm friendly atmosphere very helpful. Bed was a bit hard but breakfast good quality. Lots local places to eat. Nice quiet area so peaceful at night. Had a great visit.😊😊😊😊

I recently stopped in London whilst I was completing the marathon. I was looking for somewhere that was centrally located and reasonably priced, I have to say this hotel ticked all the boxes. The room I stayed in was fairly small but perfectly adequate for my needs. The breakfast offering was very good quality. From the moment I entered the hotel to the moment I checked out all of the staff were friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stop again when I'm in the area.

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
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in London City Centre, 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 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. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). 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

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 572 reviews