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“fairway/central” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fairway Hotel
Ranked #79 of 567 London B&B and Inns
London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fairway/central”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Fantastic for overnight stay and early eurostar. Takes less than 5 minutes from Kings Cross. Would definately stay again

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

I have read some reviews saying that it was value for money. The problem is, it wasn't value for money AT ALL for us. We paid 210£ for 2 nights.
The room was like a shoebox. They had this one chair that was disgusting. See the pic i sent. Seriously, change that chair, can't be so expensive!
The light on the room was blickering all the time. Soo annoying. The reception is on the other side of the road so it wasnt worth it to go get someone when on my PJ's.
The bathroom was soo tiny and it smelled soo bad!
However, on the positive, the sheets and towels were clean, the floors were clean. The chair ruined it. For real, change it.
The breakfast: It was a full british breakfast which i am sure its appreciated by many.The problem with breakfast was the breakfast room itself. It was tiny and was sooo warm and smelling of fried food that made it unbearable to sit there and eat. We didnt eat in the second day. the smell was awful and it was too warm.

I have stayed for MUCH CHEAPER in other hotels central, with much higher standard than this. But this is what you are left with when you book last minute. Next time i will pay more or stay a little bit further away from the city.

I have to add, the STAFF on reception was nice and helpful. Specially Wilson (i hope i remember his name correctly) was incredibly helpful and always had a smile on his face. Such places need good staff to compensate for their flaws.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

As someone who regularly stays in budget hotels around the King's Cross and Bloomsbury area I can say with experience that this is a very good place to stay. In general I prefer to avoid the hotels that offer breakfast as I end up paying for something I know I won't eat - hence why I tend to stay at the Wardonia down the end of Argyle St. The breakfasts in these hotels tend to be very cheap and not so cheerful, plus there is little flexibility with time, and you are forced to watch other people forlornly poking some [--] sausage around on a plate. People, please take my advice: Book yourself into somewhere where you do not have to pay for breakfast, and then head out to find somewhere amazing for some brunch in the Covent Garden and Soho areas of London. There is so much incredible food in London, it is madness to fill your stomach with the dreadful cheap hotel breakfasts.

With regards to the room, it is difficult to judge as I put in what was clearly a double-room en-suite, rather than what I booked, which was a single-room with a shared bathroom. Having seen the travelers photos I can tell that the single rooms are very small, which is typical and expected for this area at this price. So I was very happy with my room, that seemed spacious and well equipped, plus it had a kettle and cups which useful. The other bonus was that, despite being on the ground floor, the room was remarkably quiet, with none of the through-wall shouting, and stair stomping vibrations that you get at some places.

This is a well placed hotel, that is both clean and quiet. It was better than most of the budget hotels I have stayed in around the King's Cross area (the Euro hotel in particular), and I would say that it was generally better than the Wardonia. I don't like that I had to pay for a breakfast I never had, but that is the way things go in this part of London. I would certainly stay here again, but I'm not sure if the single room would be too cramped.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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California
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

I have to agree entirely with the previous review, only stay there because it's close to Saint Pancras/Kings Cross. Wouldn't stay more than one night, actually wouldn't stay there again unless I couldn't find anything else. The room was way too small, the bathroom door didn't open fully because the bed was in the way. Didn't get to sample breakfast, train left too early.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Springs, California
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194 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

But the room was horrible. Very small (to be expected in London). A wierd step up to the bathroom where the toilet leaked from the bowl into the shower. So you had to step in it because that was where you had to stand for the sink too. The bathroom was really really bad. But the employees were all very cheerful and the free breakfast was good. I would never stay more than one night here...and only because it's so close to the Eurostar.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth Uk
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

This excelent hotel, with its sister hotel ( Central Hotel) on the other side of the road, is opposite King Cross, St Pancras station making it an ideal place to stay prior to going to France via the Eurostar train.
The Hotel is a little old fashioned, but clean and tidy and plenty of signs of on going improvements and re-furbishment. It is obvious that the owners try hard to keep this old building up to scratch.
The rooms are adequate in size and ours had a really nice on suite shower room.
The beds were comfortable. There was tea and coffee making facilities and a flat screen TV in the room - and the remote worked too.
Great breakfast
Great value for money.
I would recomend this hotel to anyone looking for a trip to London and somewhere to stay without feeling ripped off.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank grabearPortsmouthUk
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Tampa, Florida
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275 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

Room is small (like most non-chain budget hotels in this area, its a converted house) but clean, location is great, just across from Kings X / St Pancras, and breakfast and (sometimes slow) Wifi are included. The breakfast is one of the better ones, even if the ladies serving seem to spend more time inside the kitchen chatting than actually catering for their guests. But this is a UK anti-service phenomenon in general, I think. Reception staff were great though :-)

I have stayed in several hotels in London in this area, and would certainly recommend the Fairway and Central for cleanliness of the room and location. It is a bit pricier than others in the area, but slightly less of a lottery in terms of what you get for your money.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Fairway Hotel
Address: 15 Argyle Street, London WC1H 8EJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 567 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Fairway Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean and comfortable family run B&B hotel. Excellent location in front of Kings Cross, St Pancras international stations. Direct links to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton airports. Rooms en suite or economy include English breakfast, tea/coffee making, free wifi. ... more   less 
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