11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Really nice hotel. Very basic rooms. Cle...
"Really nice hotel. Very basic rooms. Clean facilities. Very friendly staff always to hand to point you in the right direction. Immediately close to Kings Cross Station and the Underground, good fast food outlets in close proximity for late night snacks! Highly recommend this hotel for visiting London on a budget. Hopefully visiting again in Sept for a longer stay!"
- Travel date: 30th April 2007
Loved The Place
"Surprisingly I remember this place always when I am in trouble. I stayed there in 1998 when could not get reurn flight in time. And in January 2006 when I stayed one night in one so called 3 star hotel, with a small room in front of a busy noisy road where I could not sleep whole night. And then I reminded my old choice. This Hotel looks small from outside and have smaller and simple rooms but have all facilities and is very close(2 minutes walk) to Kings Cross Tube station. So you save for taxis. And is at a very safe location but on a quiet location so you can have good sleep. What else we need???? It is great place. -R V ARORA(India)"
- Travel date: 26th December 2006
Worst Hotel we've stayed in
"Even as a budget hotel this leaves so much to be desired. The room was tiny, the furniture barely functional and the cleanliness dubious. The radiatior was much too large for the room and its controls were broken off - it turned the room into a sauna. In the morning we found the shower either dribbled tepidly or went off altogether. There was no plug in the tiny wash hand basin, so washing was problematic to say the least! Next breakfast - sausages with no obvious meat content - bacon with more salt than bacon and eggs with more grease than egg. We were there for two nights and didn't even attempt breakfast the second morning. Our advice - STAY AWAY."
- Travel date: 12th November 2006
pure and simple
"great location right near king cross station which is very near the center there was no place over a 30 minute ride.quiet at night, clean rooms bathroom and shower-it may be some what small but its enough, nice staff very helpful, across the street there was a tesco (a supermarket) lots of fast food places (fish and chips, subway, starbucks, mcdonalds, kfc...) and also safe to walk through at night. the breakfast was fine but since it was the same every morning it got a little boring plus hardly any choices for veggitarians. there was also a tv with a good selection when we got a little bored. did my booking through booking.com and got a great rate for a double room. its small and simple has all the basic needs we didn't need more since we where out all day and came back only to sleep and shower."
- Travel date: 21st September 2006
Very low standard but cheap
"This hotel is cheaper than some of the other budget hotels in Kings Cross but standards (escpecially of the rooms are much lower). I would rate it only slightly above a hostel. Our twin room was very tiny, with no tea/coffee facilities. The rooms and most of the corridors have bare light bulbs. The furniture and fittings are very shabby. There was no hot water for 24 hours of our stay and in the shared showers you are expected to hang your towels etc. on upturned nails attached to the wall! On the plus side, the building overall and bedding was clean and the staff quite helpful. Breakfast was also good, if lacking in choice. If you don't mind very basic accommodation at hostel prices, this could be the place for you."
- Travel date: 28th August 2006
The Perfect Value Short Break Hotel
"This Hotel is value for money, clean, a large English breakfast, and the staff are superb. Its not a five star Hotel its basic, well located for tranis and buses, it is located opposite Kings Cross and the British Library. We will stay again and again. Give it a try. at the price its unbelievable,"
- Travel date: 28th September 2005
Terrible - worst hotel ever!!
"Avoid at all costs - especially if single female traveller. Staff were unfriendly and the locks on the doors & windows left me felling very insecure and unsafe in my room (or should I say box). The toilet leaked and there was no plug in the sink. The best thing for this hotel is to knock it down."
- Travel date: 28th September 2005
Clean and Cheery! and cost efective!!
"Alright it wasn't the ritz, but for the price of Â£50 for a double bed and a single, for 3 nights, I certainly couldn't complain. The room was absolutely spotless, we had a small toilet and a small shower cubicle, which was more than adequate when you are out all day and just want to freshen up. The breakfast in the morning was wonderful and again everything was spotless. The staff there were so helpful and told us exactly how to get anywhere we wanted, but to be honest being directly across from Kings Cross, you had unlimited advice on the doorstep. You could pay a lot more and not feel as comfortable, remember this is London and I wasn't expecting a great deal for that price."
- Travel date: 1st July 2005
Bad Bad Bad - Stay Away
"Do not waste your time and money on this place - the rooms were dirty, unappealing and claustrophobically small I booked for the weekend 11th December took one look at the room and left and booked elsewhere (IBIS Stratford). The defining factor was the piece of string to pull on the light in the bathroom - or should i say cubicle and the scaffolding outside the window - theifs help ourselves... Now got a bit of a complaint procedure to go through as they still charged me for two nights when I didn't stay."
- Travel date: 16th December 2004
the belgrove was just fine!
"i needed a place to sleep for just the night before taking the train to stansted for a flight. i found this little place from the "london ahoy" newsletter, as a reliable cut-rate hotel. my room was a 4th floor walk-up. it was clean. the bathroom was spotless. the room had a small tv, with coffee machine also. there was a shower stall in one corner. it too was clean and inviting. i had a fine sleep. breakfast in the morning was a full english breakfast buffet, with 2 very helpful waitresses to offer any assistance as needed. it was way beyond my expectations! it was not the savoy or dorchester obviously, but it was a fine place to crash (and eat in the morning). there was a pay-for-use internet terminal in the lobby as well. for 40 pounds sterling, it was a relative bargain, with no negative downside! the folks behind the desk at check-in and departure, were bright, alert every-day folks with smiles and splendid attitudes! the location is about a 4 minute walk across the street from king's cross."
- Travel date: 11th December 2004
Uh, oh... stay away!
"Definitely not recommended. The good thing I can say about this "hotel" is its location, next to King's Cross. Stayed there for two nights, in a single room with bathroom. Room was tiny (even for a London budget hotel..), the bathroom.. tiny too and had a "eau of sewage" smell (which was made worse due to the fact that the bathroom door wouldn't close, so the smell was everywhere. No cold water, only hot and scalding. Try having a shower with scalding water..! Window would not close completely, all through the night a constant buzzing noise (aircon maybe?). Sheets stank of "I don't know what", yuck. The TV did work, at least. Stay away from this one, fellas. The owners of this establishment should be forced to spend some nights there as a fitting punishment. Looking for a good budget hotel in London? Try Hyde Hotel, near Paddington station. Cheaper than Belgrave and I had a nice stay there last week."
- Travel date: 8th September 2004