Central Hotel - London

16-18 Argyle St, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 8EGshow map
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Overview

Central Hotel, located off Grant Museum of Zoology, boasts 30 modern rooms. The building was renovated in 2011.

Location

This 2-star venue, in Hackney district, is about 20 minutes' walk to Covent Garden. Madame Tussauds London is about 25 minutes' walk away. This business accommodation offers easy access to Leicester Square.

The hotel lies near a bus stop, for the tourists to begin exploring London.

Rooms

A mini bar, a heating system and ironing facilities are featured in certain rooms. Foam pillows, feather pillows and linens along with a hair dryer and bath sheets are also provided.

Eat & Drink

An English breakfast is available daily at the Property. The bar's menu offers various types of tea and coffee. The Gilbert Scott is set 200 metres from the accommodation.

Leisure

The venue boasts a swimming pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Maltese.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   30.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

TV

Flat-screen TV

Lift

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Single Room Private Bathroom
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Room size:

    7 m²

  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Shower
  • Heating
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Twin Room Private Bathroom
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    12 m²

  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
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Standard Suite Private shower toilet
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
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Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Room size:

    9 m²

  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Heating
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Economy Single Room Toilet
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Room size:

    7 m²

  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Heating
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Standard Twin Room Toilet
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    9 m²

  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Heating
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
London Canal MuseumLondon Canal Museum500 m
British LibraryBritish Library260 mThorpe Arch Park
Bloomsbury SquareBloomsbury Square690 mLondon WC1
King's CrossKing's Cross210 m21 Caledonian Rd
Pizza Union King's CrossPizza Union King's Cross320 m246 Pentonville Road
Burger KingBurger King60 mBarrier Line Euston Station
Skinners ArmsSkinners Arms150 m114 Judd Street
McGlynn's Free HouseMcGlynn's Free House100 m1-5 Whidborne Street Kings Cross
McDonald'sMcDonald's130 m13\u002F21 Euston Road King's Cross
Upper CrustUpper Crust130 mKing's Cross Station
Lola's CupcakesLola's Cupcakes130 mEuston Road King's Cross St Pancras Station
Marks & Spencer Simply FoodMarks & Spencer Simply Food170 mSt. Pancras Station Euston Road Unit 46
Best Mangal Kings Cross BranchBest Mangal Kings Cross Branch210 m323 Gray's Inn Road King's Cross
Five GuysFive Guys210 m287\u002F297 Pentonville Road Kings Cross
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Getting around
Airports
London City (LCY)12.4 km
London Heathrow (LHR)23.7 km
Train
Kings Cross Station200 m
Underground
King's Cross St. Pancras tube200 m
Bus
Bus stop200 m
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
Reviews
6.8
Nicebased on 381 reviews
  • 6.2
    Nice

    The stay was good and very convenient to go around London city as it was right across the Kings Cross Station. However, the rooms were very small. We got the room on third floor and there were no elevators. Imagine lifting 4 big bags of a family three floors on your own...If you are there with a bag-pack then its fine. Also, we didn't receive any help from hotel staff to carry the bags upstairs. Otherwise the hotel was not bad and the best thing was the location.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Very closed to St Pancras Station. Very good. Room incuding bathroom. Very rare

    Expensive. But normal in London.

  • 6.6
    Nice

    The hotel (even though it would be better to call it hostel) is very well located exactly in front of King's Cross station. It is quite clean and they change towel every day. Breakfast is good and huge: having English breakfast you can skip lunch, saving money. Staff is very nice, they waited for us until 00.40 because our flight was delayed.

    Rooms are very small, the smallest I've ever seen in my travelling life, but if you just use them to sleep and have a shower, they are ok. The bed is small, as well. Sometimes the bathroom is noisy at night. Breakfast room is sometimes too small for the amount of guests they have: the first morning we went downstairs for breakfast and there were no seats for us, we had to wait for about 15 minutes. However on the second and third day we didn't have this problem.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Central hotel is well located, right near King's Cross station so you can travel pretty much anywhere in London easily. Breakfast staff was very friendly. Good location for the price.

    The rooms are extremely small, in desperate need of an upgrade. But, everything was very clean and worth the price. Some of the desk staff was not very friendly. When we asked for some directions, the staff did not provide any information.

  • 7.8
    Very good

    very clean, surprisingly quiet and comfortable

  • 8.2
    Great

    We were taking the Eurostar the following morning so this was a great location - and relatively cheap for London. We left too early for breakfast, but could help ourselves. The room was clean. The bathroom was clean, but small. Staff were helpful and, typically, we were able to leave our baggage early in the day before we checked in.

    We were at the top of the house. There was no lift.

  • 8.2
    Great

    The top floor single room was very small but it was also clean and efficiently laid out. Location can't be beat. Very close to transit and sites.

    The bed had a very simple foam mattress which lacked support. Ok for a short stay. Breakfast staff could benefit from customer service training, a bit dour.

  • 8.2
    Great

    location & friendy staff

  • 7.4
    Very good

    very close to kingscross station

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Very convenient to transportation. Good value (room good-size, comfortable bed, good lighting.)

    Bathroom. Hook on door to hang towel/etc would have been helpful.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Close to St. Pancras station and to the underground (King's Cross).

    Extremely small room, not particularly clean. The bathroom is the smallest I've ever seen in a hotel — the wash basin is partially above the toilet (!) so you can't sit straight. Water temperature in shower changes constantly. Furniture is old, paint was falling off the wall. Breakfast only till 9 am, and the breakfast room is far too small. I've seen youth hostels which were much better and cheaper than this hotel. I wouldn't recommend it.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Nothing but close to St Pancras and kings Cross Station,

    Very noisy location, Hot stuffy very very small room, dirty carpets, I dropped some thng on floor and when I rang my hand across carpet to pick it up I also picked up lots of dirt and hair from other people!!!! Yuk All foriegn staff yelling in breakfast room firts day!!! No help from staff if you have question, no information in room at all. I booked in to central and they pu me in tiny room in Fairway hotel across road!!!! Photo's are not what hotel looks like beware!!!! Much better hotels around. would not stay here ever again, I am a world traveller with over 35 years experience!!!!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The Convenience and its value for money.

    Not really a complaint for short duration of stay but there were a number of items in the room in need of repair ie. shower sliding door , sowwer hose, mirror light and no plug in basin.

  • 8.2
    Great

    It was very inexpensive for a quad room with its own bathroom and shower. It was right next to the King's Cross Underground exit so very convenient to get around to places. Full English breakfast was included in the price.

    You could hear people walking in the room above us.

  • 6.2
    Nice

    The staff was very co-operative in every matter that was in their control, like providing ironing gadgets, heating food and safe keeping luggage.

    I had asked for vegan meals at the time of booking which was 4 months in advance of the stay. But the dietary requirement was not catered to. There was nothing that I could eat except baked beans. Consequently I had to buy soya milk for the next day so that I could atleast have tea/ coffee. The staff was not even aware of the booking for vegan meals.

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 15 km of London City airport.
Can I have breakfast on site?
Yes, an English breakfast is available for guests.
Does the property offer facilities for business travellers?
Yes, the hotel offers meeting rooms and a photocopy machine.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 14:00.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 11:00.
How far is the city centre from the property?
The city centre is 3 km away from the hotel.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers room service and laundry room.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at Indian Lounge, Isla and The Megaro located about 50 metres away.
How much does it cost to stay here?
The prices start at £191.
What room types are available here?
Such room types as a standard room and a twin room are available on site.
Is there any public transport in the area?
Yes, there is Russell Square tube station within 850 metres of the hotel.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
London City (LCY)12.4 km
London Heathrow (LHR)23.7 km
Train
Kings Cross Station200 m
Underground
King's Cross St. Pancras tube200 m
Bus
Bus stop200 m
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