Hotel in Detail:The Arriva hotel Kings Cross is part of a row of nineteenth century Victorian houses.
Each room at the hotel has a private bathroom, flatscreen TV, direct dial telephone, heating, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities plus a refrigerator and a sink.
Bedrooms have WiFi access and a fee applies. Wakeup calls can be requested. There is a limited room service. All floors are served by a lift. Daily maid service. Ground floor rooms available.
Onsite there is a breakfast room with breakfast served daily. 07.30 till 09.30 (till 10.00 weekends).
A safe deposit box is available at reception. The front desk is open to guests 24/7 and there are also luggage storage facilities. There is an area for business services.
Please note there is no parking onsite at this hotel although there are facilities nearby to the hotel at a charge. There is also no smoking allowed in any part of the hotel. WiFi in public areas for a charge.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: King"s Cross Thameslink 316 yards (288 metres), Railway Station: London Kings Cross 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.3 miles (3.7 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.6 miles (9 km). 3 tube (underground0 stations and 3 major national rail stations all within just half a mile of the hotel (0.8 km).
The Arriva Hotel London is situated close to Kings Cross mainline station and the international Eurostar terminal at St Pancras. This location is on the borders of both central London and the business areas of the City of London being situated between the two. Just to the south of the hotel is Farringdon where a decent selection of bars can be found. Just over half a mile to the east is Islington High Street. This is a major shopping area, quite fashionable with restaurants, bars and shops. There's also a market that can be found in Chapel Street just off the high street. Kings Cross itself does have amenities such as bars and restaurants but is somewhat downmarket compared to the more central areas. The West End and main nightlife is starts around Covent Garden at just over 1 mile to the south west. Nearest attraction include British Library (0.3 miles), Dickens House (0.3 miles), British Museum (0.8 miles), Design centre (0.8 miles), Petrie Egyptian Archaeology Museum (0.8 miles) and Oxford Street (1 mile).
Bedroom Numbers: 75 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.3 out of 5 by 6941 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 3.4 out of 5 from 6037 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 949 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 2.5 out of 5 from 904 reviews)
Parking:No parking available.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 66% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 2 star hotels is 70%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 767th from 865 London hotels, and 45th of 71 two star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.3 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 2 star Generator Hotel, where rates start from £16 and which has a 74% guest satisfaction rating. The Generator Hotel also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Smart Hyde Park View Hostel. 3.0 miles away (4.9 km), has scored 70% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £14 (theres free WiFi too).
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 3 Star Premier Inn Kings Cross is potentially a good choice for you. The Premier Inn Kings Cross is only 0.2 miles (0.4 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (55 Swinton Street, WC1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.8 miles (1.2 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 3 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 78%), 8 two star hotels (average rating 70%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 61%). Top 2 star hotel is Crestfield Hotel at 77%. The highest rating in the isa goes to Montague On The Gardens Hotel (4 star) at 98%.
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £101 per night. The lowest rates are at £16 at Generator Hotel (2 Star, 74%) and highest base rates of £222 at Renaissance St Pancras (5 Star, 90%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £193, Four Star average: £118, Three Star average: £94, Two Star average: £51 and One Star average: £53.
We rank hotels based on our own proprietary algorithm based mainly on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors. We rank Arriva Hotel 45th of the 50 local hotels and 7th for the 8 two star hotels in the area. The hotel is 2nd of 50 (2nd of 8 two star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 14th of 32 for sheer bang for buck (Generator Hotel was top).