Swinton Hotel

18-24 Swinton Street, London, WC1X 9NX, United Kingdom
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Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Cheap and Cheerful

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 26, 2011

As I like to go to London every couple of months I was looking for a cheap and cheerful hotel near to a tube line. The Swinton hotel is just that.
The room is basic although it does have tea making facilities [with complimentary packets of biscuits] and a TV.
The staff are friendly and always on call 24 hours.
Breakfast is basic, Tea, coffee, toast, cereals and croissants.

Directions: A short walk from Kings cross station

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Convenient for the railway stations & underground

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 3, 2010

The hotel is in Kings Cross, Central London, and a short walk from Kings Cross Railway Station. The rooms are ensuire and there are a variety of rooms with comfortable beds available for everyone. I would recommend reserving a room at the back of the hotel because Swinton Street is always busy and noisy even during the night. I had trouble sleeping because of this but would recommend the hotel as a convenient base for exploring.

Unique Quality: The hotel is convenient as a base because of the proximity to Kings Cross Railway Station and the Underground. Continental breakfast is included and you get a nice selection and generous portions. There is a left luggage storage facility and a safetly deposit box available at recpetion to store your valuables. There is a 24 hour reception so there is no need to worry about being locked out if one decides to have a night out on the town!

Directions: Swinton Street is the 4th road on the left from Grays Inn Road.

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Cheapish, central hotel with free internet

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 12, 2009

Compact hotel close to Kings Cross station, the big bonus for me is the free wireless internet access, invaluable these days in the big city! Swinton Hotel is pleasant enough for me to return there on several occasions. Rooms are clean enough and come in a variety of sizes and furnishings, some soul-less and basic, others with some character. I wouldn't trust the photo on the website! I read that the single rooms were tiny and booked a double room for myself as a treat! Fortunately my rooms have been very quiet at the back of the hotel, though there is a busy, noisy road at the front. Sound-proofing between the rooms is fairly minimal however. Good supply of scalding hot water in the bathrooms.

Useful to have a reception staffed 24 hrs per day. Breakfast was also very adequate, no fry-up thankfully, just a plentiful supply of cereal, toast, croissants, cheese and ham, washed down with juice and tea/coffee. Lots of take-aways and restaurants nearby for evening meals.

Altogether very straightforward and bearable experience, from what is evidently a respectable hotel, and considerably cheaper than the chain hotels nearby.

Directions: Busy one-way street approx 8 mins walk south from Kings Cross railway station

The Swinton Hotel in London

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 19, 2006

The Swinton Hotel in King's Cross.
This hotel was a bit nicer (and more expensive) with a better food/dining experience vs. the Apollo Hotel.
They switched our room after the first night which was mildly inconvenient, but the 2nd room was a better room. Rooms were clean, bed was OK. Staff were pleasant. The drawback here is that it was several blocks away from the King's Cross tube stop. 8-12 minutes which was a bit of a hike with bags. Not dreadful, but not great either. I'd consider staying again. But I'd probably look for somplace in the same price range a bit closer to the tube.

Unique Quality: None really.

Directions: King's Cross

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