This hotel was a great base to explore London. Only 10 mins walk to nearest tube, but really it is so close to the centre of town that we (family of 4 - with children aged 10 and 13) walked back from Covent Garden on a lovely evening. Hotel was of a good standard. There was a queue for breakfast, but this was to be expected as the hotel was packed for half term and the queue moved quickly and the food did not run out! Helpful notices were placed in lifts detailing less busy times for breakfast. Room was very clean and quiet. We will definitely return.
The overall feel of the hotel was amazing. My wife and I like the older architecture of the outside and how homey it felt inside. It was in a fun part of town and only about a five minute walk to the nearest underground station, and about a fifteen minute walk to kings cross, which will get you anywhere in the city.
The only real complaint was the bed was a little hard, but it wasn't enough to really effect my overall experience.
Mike from Indianapolis IN
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The hotel is close to kings cross station but is on a loud and busy street that has cars all day and night. The rooms are right near the street and the windows do not lock and you can hear the cars and traffic through them very loudly. Hard to sleep. Random construction also. Hotel staff is bizarre and not very helpful. Maids do a nice job of cleaning. Internet is poor. Overall too expensive for what you really get staying in this hotel.
My room was small and basic, but that was exactly as advertised. What set the Swinton Hotel apart was the attention to detail - toiletries, tea, biscuits and a bottle of filtered water in the room every day, the provision of a folding table and chair, the included breakfast, the courtyard out the back... The list goes on. The location close to Kings Cross and St Pancras was very convenient, and the staff were absolutely fantastic, incredibly helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
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This hostel is in a brilliant location, approx 5 minutes walk from King's Cross Tube station. The facilities are very clean and modern, and excellent value for the price paid (prices start from as little as £13 per night). I stayed in the Bird's Nest room for women only, for only £16. Bed and room were very clean, and comfortable. Women's only shower room was spotless and modern, and toilets were clean and well stocked with loo roll (I've been to many hostel's that aren't!) Service was brilliant, from friendly, helpful staff who seem to show a genuine interest in you and your visit. They provide an all-you-can-eat and drink breakfast to fill you up before you go out exploring the city, with excellent communal areas and a basement bar and kitchen.
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