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Reviews - ELMWOOD HOTEL

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19 & 20 ARGYLE SQUARE, KING'S CROSS , LONDON, WC1 H8AS
The Elmwood hotel is situated on a quiet side street, just moments from Kings Cross and Euston Road. The hotel offers easy access to Kings Cross tube and railway station and also to the Eurostar Terminal.

The Elmwood hotel is within a row of 19th Century Victorian houses. The Elmwood Hotel offers modern facilities fused with original Victoria features such as high ceilings and large windows. The hotels 24 hour reception provides a peaceful waiting area for other guests or friends and the Elmwood also offers a cosy breakfast room. The reception can also help arrange airport shuttle transfers and theater tickets. The hotel reception also features a safe deposit box service, for hotel guests.

On offer are over 35 en suite guest rooms, each with private bathroom including towels and a hairdryer. Bedrooms are brightly decorated, and are well maintained, clean and with large windows. Guest rooms are available as Single Rooms, Double Rooms and Triple Rooms.

All rooms feature a television showing local channels, and also tea and coffee facilities.

The Elmwood Hotel serves a light continental breakfast in the hotels breakfast room. Breakfast is served from 07:30 to 9.30 and includes items such as toast, cereals, ham,cheese and light drinks and fruit juice. The Elmwood hotel only offers guests breakfast and lunch and dinner can be taken nearby in on the many restaurants or wherever you choose. Kings Cross offers many cafes, restaurants and bars and there are also many grocery stores and supermarkets nearby such as Tesco. The friendly staff will be glad to offer assistance and recommend restaurants for you.

The Elmwood hotel is a very good choice, when choosing a hotel for sightseeing or to be near to Kings Cross. Within one kilometer of the hotel is Tuffnell Park, Camden market, Kings Cross Station, Euston Station, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, Farringdon and Clerkenwell.

The nearby Kings Cross station offers a quick connection to all areas of the city center, with access to five tube lines at the station. Journey time to Liverpool street is just 8 minutes, to Cannon Street is 10 minutes, Covent Garden would take 5 minutes and Arsenal, just 6 minutes.

People traveling to London visiting hospital, will be located very near to the Royal Throat and Eye Hospital, The Eastman Dental Hospital, The National Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital aswell as the School of Nursing. and UCL Hospital.

The location, between Liverpool Street and the Kings Cross station, makes it very accessible to Elmwood Hotel guests flying to Luton and Stansted Airports. Stansted offers an express train service to Liverpool street, whilst the Thames Silverlink service, travels from Luton Airport to Kings Cross. Kings Cross station also offers mainline rail services to the North of England and Scotland, making the Elmwood Hotel an ideal choice if you are traveling on from London, especially if its an early train!
The Kings Cross Thameslink train also offers a direct connection to London Bridge, Moorgate, Farringdon, Sutton and Wimbledon to name just a few.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Euston Station, St Pancreas,Russell Square, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury Square, Coram's Fields, Foundling Museum, Senate House, Great Oxford Street , British Museum, Brunswick Square, Dickens Museum, St. George's Church

the hotel offers free WIFI internet connection in all rooms.

coffee and tea facilities, Local TV chanals, central heating, continental breakfast and city map in all rooms prices.

3.50% extra charges for paying by credit cards. or Amex
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65% recommended this accommodation to a friend 71% would stay again
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Claustrophobic room
Have stayed at the Elmwood several times before and would usually recommend it. I was unfortunate this stay to get the smallest room I have ever stayed in. I do not usually suffer with claustrophobia but this room was tiny. The toilet and (tiny) sink were near the head of the bed, but the door would not open because the bedside cupboard was in the way. The plug of the sink was held open with sticky tape, so I had to hold onto a piece of wire to open and close the plughole. If you only wanted a wash this sink was tiny, and right above the toilet. There was a narrow passage between the bed and the dressing table to move up and down in. There was one chair, but it blocked this gap when you pulled it out to put anything on. As it rained hard while I was there, trying to dry things out in this space was a nightmare. The room was clean, the staff helpful, the breakfast fine. I would certainly stay there again, but would not want this room again. I have paid less for better rooms there.

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C Martin

From UK
Who stayed in February 2013

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A Viable Option with No Shocks
This place was generally tidy with clean sheets and bathroom, and a fairly professional standard - in a good location it is a viable option as a place to spend a night or even two. In the basement room, there was (is?) some rather regrettable evidence that an animal had made its presence known behind a dresser (a distinctive smell and a dubious stain); it looks like some neglected rooms need a going over.Yet generally the standard of cleanliness of sheets etc. was perfectly fine if you are just on the way between cities or meetings - this wasn't a place that I regretted booking.

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Jessica F

From UK
Who stayed in January 2013

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It's London so...
Small, compact, heated and central. It did what it should.

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Angie R

From Harlow, UK
Who stayed in January 2013

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Good hotel
The hotel is nice for people who need to find a cheap place. I booked a single room and got a triple room. People are very nice and helpful.
It is very simple but very practical because it is close to King's Cross-St Pancras.

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E Dufour

From France
Who stayed in January 2013

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The room wasnt very clean and the bed was too small to fit two people.

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T Van de put

From Netherlands
Who stayed in December 2012

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ELMWOOD HOTEL
Brilliant value!

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H Callanan

From Harrow, UK
Who stayed in December 2012

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Cheap and convenient
The location - close to Kings Cross railway station - was ideal for me and the receptionist was very polite and efficient on check-in. At £40 for the Sunday night, it offered excellent value for money.
A minor gripe would be that the breakfast is a little basic; otherwise, I was very satisfied with what was on offer here.

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Nick E

From Leeds, England
Who stayed in December 2012

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Barely fit for purpose
Room was dingy on lower ground floor but clean. The safe didn't work, the TV didn't work and there was no hot water in the morning for a shower. I can understand why they take payment up front.

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Christopher T

From Edinburgh, UK
Who stayed in December 2012

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The last two times the milk was not fresh - it tasted like UHT.

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Paul Hughes

From Yorkshire, England
Who stayed in December 2012

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cheap central
convenient, inexpensive, very quiet square. Easy parking, but beware congestion charge

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James Colvin

From Taunton, UK
Who stayed in December 2012

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