Alhambra Hotel
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Alhambra Hotel

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#370 of 1,130 hotels in London
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Why stay at the Alhambra Hotel, St Pancras? . Located in Kings Cross, St Pancras, about 1 minute walk to St Pancras International ( Eurostar ) . Has a family tradition of over 45 years . Provides Clean and Comfortable Accommodation, together with a Friendly Service . It offers a very Central and Convenient location with a great Transport network served by Tube, buses and trains . Close to the British Museum and British Library with many chic cafes and restaurants . Close to Euston Station and Oxford Street which is London's Shopping haven
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Value
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Czech and 3 more

Location

17 - 19 Argyle Street, London WC1H 8EJ England
Getting there
Great for walkers
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London City Airport
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Heathrow Airport
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King's Cross St. Pancras
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Tony G wrote a review Jan 2022
Rotherham, United Kingdom73 contributions104 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This nice little hotel is situated directly across from Kings Cross, so for most visitors, it's a mere five minutes walk from the train to the hotel. I prefer to stay around the Kings Cross stroke Bloomsbury area which I have on many occasions as I find it a great base for striking out on the tourist trail, with Kings Cross being handy for the buses and tube.
I looked on Trip Advisor and found this nice little hotel, which was very reasonably priced and opted to share toileting facilities, I was not expecting much and after reading some of the reviews on here I began to regret my booking, but I have got to say here and now and without fear of contradiction that this little hotel as far exceeded my expectations. Clean, in fact, spotless so, quiet, friendly staff, no complaints at all. Also, I could have up-rated my room for twenty quid a night extra, but I elected to stick with my original booking.
To recap it irks me to say this because I would like to keep this nice little hotel a secret to popularise thus may lead to me having no room at the inn next time I re-book because I would definitely stay here again and I, therefore, award the Alhambra top marks. Nice little hotel that has not disappointed this guest.P.S I'm still here and enjoying it.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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drpaigec wrote a review Mar 2020
Wellington, New Zealand188 contributions116 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hard to beat location only 2 min walk to St Pancreas International Station and 5 min walk to Kings Cross Station. If you’re heading on the Eurostar to France or beyond this is hard to beat. Well priced, Very helpful and great service. Take the 8.54am to Calais and you’ll have time to enjoy the awesome breakfast buffet at this great accommodation. We took a room with a bathroom in it, small but all we needed. The hotel rooms actually span houses on both sides of the street. Only a one hour stroll to Trafalgar Square. Terrific.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , General Manager at Alhambra Hotel
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such wonderful review. We really appreciate it. We do offer a fantastic location in London, just next door to the famous St Pancras International, and a fresh breakfast in the morning. Thank you for considering the service HELPFUL. We hope to see you again in London on another occasion. Kind Regards Hotel Manager
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ChelvisGeo wrote a review Jun 2023
Northfield, Minnesota58 contributions41 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a relatively inexpensive hotel in a very expensive neighborhood. Keep this in mind when creating your expectations. Like many of the nearby hotels, this is a converted row house. The rooms are very small with, in my case, the toilet and shower in two separate rooms down the hall. This is not a destination hotel, but is a great option if what you seek is a safe, clean place to sleep and use as a base for exploring London. The front desk is staffed 24/7 and I enjoyed my interactions with them.

The room had a comfortable bed and an adequate set of towels. (Americans, please note there was not a wash cloth included.) My room was on the third floor (4th floor to Americans) with no lift. The staircases and hallway were very narrow so hauling up my luggage was an adventure. I do not recommend this hotel for people with mobility issues. For me, I absolutely loved the fact that the double hung window fully opened, both top and bottom. My room also had a small fan which was a life saver during the warm weather happening while I was there.

There are many restaurants and shops with a wide variety of fare in the immediate neighborhood. King's Cross and St. Pancras stations are literally one-half block away.

To summarize, for those with minimal needs and expectations, this clean, safe and professionally run hotel is a good choice in an excellent location. If you want expensive luxury, try somewhere else.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from , General Manager at Alhambra Hotel
Responded 8 Jul 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for placing your comments on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear you had a decent stay with us with a CLEAN, COMFORTABLE ROOM and an EXCELLENT LOCATION, just next to St Pancras. As you mentioned, the hotel offers a great base when exploring London. For over 50 years, we pride ourselves for offering GOOD VALUE BUDGET ACCOMMODATION together with a FRIENDLY SERVICE. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards Hotel manager
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Neisha D wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia63 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is a stone’s throw from Kings Cross station, down a quiet side street. We were first placed in a room on the ground floor which was very compact for the three of us. I am a very light sleeper and found that I could feel the vibrations from the trains on the tube through the night. After two nights of no sleep I asked to be moved to a higher floor which was easily accommodated. The second room was a bit larger and more comfortable. Breakfast is good with bacon, eggs, pancakes, cereals, yoghurt etc. Good, central location.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Dear Neisha, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Alhambra Hotel and for your recent opinion on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear you had a satisfactory experience at the Alhambra Hotel, Kings Cross, with a GOOD CENTRAL LOCATION, very close to St Pancras International, and a COMFORTABLE STAY. We are delighted you also enjoyed your breakfast every morning, providing a selection of hot and cold foods, such as FRESH MADE PANCAKES, GRILLED BACON, CROISSANTS, ETC. Once again, THANK YOU from all the team and the wonderful comments. We hope you give us another try in the near future. Kind Regards Hotel manager
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Steve O wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is conveniently located on a quiet alley that is a mere four minute walk to the King's Cross subway station. The hotel is cozy and all of the people we interacted with were friendly and helpful. Katarina, at the front desk, was extremely helpful and answered all of the questions we had about travel around the city. The breakfast was great; even though we were there for six straight days, we never got tired of it since there was so much variety. I guarantee that if/when I return to London, i will stay at the Alhambra.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: request a room that is not in the basement (unless you don't mind a basement)
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Response from alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent comments on TripAdvisor. It is great to know that you were happy with your stay at the Alhambra Hotel ,with a FRIENDLY yet PROFESSIONAL service from Katerina, and also that you found the daily breakfast to offer GREAT VARIETY. We are also ecstatic to know that you will return to the Alhambra Hotel again. We look forward for that. Kind Regards Hotel manager
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Tasha S wrote a review Nov 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall we had an ok experience, and might consider staying here again in future if we're on a tight budget. The hotel is perfect location wise, being only a few minutes walk from King's Cross train station, which was ideal for us when we went in August. The stairway to get up to the 3rd floor on which our room was was quite narrow, so just be aware if you have larger luggage that you might struggle. The room itself was nice and clean, but the bed definitely was not a double size as advertised. I have a double at home, and it was definitely smaller. Struggled to fit 2 adults in it lying next to each other, made for a pretty uncomfortable night's sleep. It was very warm both nights that we stayed, so they would definitely benefit from having a fan in the room or on the wall somewhere. There is a small sink in the room, but the water pressure from the tap was hardly enough to wash toothpaste down so was pretty useless. The shared bathroom facilities were nice and clean, but the toilet was extremely small and cramped. Not much room at all to sit down comfortably. Security was very good, with a key to get into the main entrance and a fob to open the YALE lock on the door to the room. Reception is also available 24/7 which is a good perk. This hotel offered a very competitive rate compared to the majority of others within the area, and we managed to get a good deal for the 2 nights that we stayed.
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Date of stay: July 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just be aware that there isn't much space. Narrow stairways, very small shared bathroom and...
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Response from , General Manager at Alhambra Hotel
Responded 19 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear your expectations were not met. If you decide to stay with us again, we would suggest to reserve an Ensuite Room with offers more space and comfort. Thank you for considering the Alhambra Hotel a SAFE PLACE with GOOD SECURITY, with a 24/7 reception service. For over 50 years the Alhambra Hotel is proud to offer a GREAT LOCATION with CLEAN FACILITIES, FRIENDLY STAFF at a COMPETITIVE GOOD VALUE. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards Hotel Manager
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zippygeorgeandben wrote a review Mar 2023
8 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I normally stay at a friends house when I visit London, however, with the tube strikes affecting travel, I decided to stay in a hotel.
From start to finish, this was a really pleasant experience. The check in at reception was friendly and smooth (I like the opal fruits on the counter!) and my bedroom/bathroom was clean. It provided just want I wanted - close to Euston station and walking distance to where I needed to get to. Tea/Coffee making facilities in the room were a welcome addition. The cost of the room was roughly £130 and taking in the fact that normally I'd have spent £50-60 on Uber's if not staying central, it was worth the money. It also meant I could leave my luggage at the hotel and not carry it around everywhere.
I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Perhaps ask for a room facing the school playground because during the evening, there is not much...
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Response from , General Manager at Alhambra Hotel
Responded 21 Mar 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such kind comments. As a family business, we are delighted you had a PLEASANT EXPERIENCE, with FRIENDLY STAFF, and for considering the Alhambra Hotel a GOOD PLACE TO STAY, offering GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY. We look forward to welcome you back again in the near future. Once again a BIG thank you from all of us! Kind Regards Hotel Manager
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NS-2011 wrote a review Apr 2022
Pinner, United Kingdom25 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed at the Alhambra Hotel for one night in April 2022, as we had an early trip on Eurostar the following morning. The hotel is perfectly located, just a couple of minutes' walk from St Pancras Station.

The Hotel is maintained to a high standard. It is well decorated, spotlessly clean and all staff were friendly and helpful. Even though there were no phones in the room and we stayed in the building across the road, someone kindly knocked on our door at 6.00 am as requested, and extra pillows were supplied when asked for.

Our stay was comfortable and enjoyable and we would definitely stay again.

Thank you very much.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from , General Manager at Alhambra Hotel
Responded 18 May 2022
Dear guest, Thank you so much for reviewing the Alhambra Hotel on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you had a good experience during your stay, with a GOOD LOCATION, FRIENDLY STAFF and WELL MAINTAINED PREMISES. We are also proud to hear that you would STAY AGAIN on a future occasion. Once again a big THANK YOU from all of us! Kind Regards Hotel Manager
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alfcr wrote a review Jan 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel217 contributions147 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This small hotel is practically across the street from King's Cross-St. Pancras transport hub, including the Tube, National Rail and Eurostar. Apart from being superbly located, it's a modest yet clean and comfortable place: rooms are in the smallish side, but if you're in London you're probably not staying at the hotel the whole day, anyway. There's a decent breakfast included in the room rate, and the staff was unfailingly polite and nice. The rates are quite good for awfully expensive London. I would return.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from alham1974, Manager at Alhambra Hotel
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for considering the Alhambra Hotel a CLEAN and COMFORTABLE PLACE to stay in London, St Pancras, and for offering GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY compared to other hotels. As a small family enterprise for over 45 years, and from the very beginning, our aim has always been the same: offer CLEAN ACCOMMODATION, CONVENIENT LOCATION and a VARIED BREAKFAST together with a FRIENDLY SERVICE. We are so proud to hear we have managed to achieve it on this occasion. Thank you from all the team at the Alhambra hotel. Kind regards Hotel MANAGER
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Christine K wrote a review 5 May
Port Talbot, United Kingdom4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for two nights in May 2024. The room was exactly what we needed, clean, fresh, a very comfortable bed, had a good shower, and was so quiet, which is surprising because the location is right next to St Pancras and King's Cross, just off the north circular road. The reception is 24hrs, and the staff are friendly and approachable. It was easy to walk to local cafes or bars, and very well located for the tube to get further afield. Would 100% stay here again, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. The only reason it isn't 5 stars is because the rooms are quite small and there wasn't anywhere to put suitcases etc without climbing over them, but it was perfect for somewhere to put your head down for a comfortable night's sleep if you plan to be out and about during the day.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ingrid1124 asked a question Jan 2022
Swansea, United Kingdom14 contributions11 helpful votes
Was the hotel named northern hotel previously
Answer from Jet300702
I dont know, sorry
jaykmagan asked a question Feb 2020
Durban, South Africa
How many share the bathroom
Answer from Keswick7b
Leeds, United Kingdom60 contributions61 helpful votes
Some rooms en-suite - these are the only ones we have stayed in. Others have shared bathroom- possibly between 2 rooms.
Answer from Carol B
Haydock, United Kingdom4 contributions
Hi there, my double room was very clean with a comfortable bed and a private bathroom. However, the room is quite small and the bathroom will be a very small shower room. I knew to expect this, so it wasn't a problem. Location, cost and breakfast made it acceptable for a trip to London.
crazysoccer wrote a tip 7 May
Hong Kong, China180 contributions107 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request for a room at the ground floor if you are carrying a big luggage because there is no elevator in the hotel."
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Jill S wrote a tip Dec 2023
Ontario, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't expect a gigantic north American standard room."
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Tasha S wrote a tip Nov 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just be aware that there isn't much space. Narrow stairways, very small shared bathroom and pretty small room/bed. "
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SalliJune A wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's such a great value, you'll need to book early!"
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zippygeorgeandben wrote a tip Mar 2023
8 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perhaps ask for a room facing the school playground because during the evening, there is not much noise (and it isn't facing the main road)."
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PRICE RANGE
$180 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonBloomsbury / Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alhambra Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Alhambra Hotel?
Nearby attractions include British Library (0.3 km), King's Cross Station (0.3 km), and St. Pancras International Station (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alhambra Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and complimentary tea.
What food & drink options are available at Alhambra Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Alhambra Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indian Lounge, Pizza Union King's Cross, and Choppaluna.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alhambra Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Alhambra Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (3.3 km), Tower of London (4.0 km), and Churchill War Rooms (3.0 km).
Does Alhambra Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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