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“Shocking, filthy, terrible.”
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Swinton Hotel
Ranked #909 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Cleethorpes
1 review
“Shocking, filthy, terrible.”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

Avoid this hotel. It is dirty, smelly and disgusting. Avoid this hotel at all costs. Stay in travelodge across the road. Location not too bad. Never stayed anywhere like this in my life!!!!!! It is like faulty towers.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We arrived at the hotel (booked by the company I work for) and had to pay for it up front, we went to our rooms after fighting our way over all the dirty laundry bags in the corridors and found that our rooms were both dirty and smelly after returning to the reception to ask for our money back we were told they couldn't because the manager was not there, which is interetsing because when our boss called today he said he was! We then stayed at the Holiday Inn Regents Park, cleaner, friendlier, better located actually all round a nice holiday for a reasonable price unlike Swinton Hotel which is a disgrace.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

I stayed here because the price is pretty good and the location of the hotel is close to Kings Cross - A decision I am regretting after managing about an hours sleep due to the abysmal sound proofing in the room I am in, the window may as well have been wide open for all of the traffic noise it stopped.

Aside from that, the room is small (expected), the floor is at an angle (unexpected!) and the shower is cold. The ONLY plus point is that the wifi is free. This is the ONLY plus point.

If you want a clean, quiet and comfortable room with a nice hot shower in the morning - DON'T stay here.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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foley
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is a budget hotel in a very expensive part of England so don't expect a lot. if you don't, then there is really nothing to complain about. it's a small comfortable bed, warm shower and free wifi (something other budget hotels make you pay for. the room is very small but that's what can be expected in London. The staff were friendly and helpful. i actually arrived two hours early and my room was available. you do have to pay at arrival. of course you can go to the north of England and get a four star hotel for less but if you have to be in London then it's not too bad. it's clean and not as loud as others reviewers claim. it's kings cross anyway so some noise will be there. breakfast is your average continental but included in room rate. basically expect crap and you won't be too disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Based on my one night experience in this hotel, I think I can clearly mark my bottom line of hotel services (in Europe). The group of 8 of us had booked 6 rooms in this hotel for one night. First sign that something is wrong is when they declare payment to be done in full amount before you enter the room. And when you enter the room you find:

Room size: 4 m2
Toilet: 1,5 m2 - no hot water!
floor of the room: tilted by 4 degrees

Beside two young persons from Romania, who were very nice and friendly (boy at the reception, girl - in the kitchen), the old fart at the reception in the morning was clearly ready to demonstrate that you can end up fighting early in the morning for no reason.
It is shame for all hotel industry and I really don't know how they got the license to operate as hotel

P.S. Under no, NO REASON, do not book "4 star taxi service" offered by the hotel. The two crook drivers (we ordered two taxis) will make all their best to steal your money.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We booked 3 rooms on the lateroom.com website for this hotel for business purposes.
On arrival one of my guest checked in to his room, only to find that the room was deffinately not as advertised on the website - there was a strong smell of sewage/toilet in the room, on checking around the room the carpets were all worn and marked, the hall way and other rooms were also in the same state! the other 2 guests arrived and didn't even get past reception as the appearance of this hotel is nothing like the pictures advertised. All 3 guests went and stayed at the Travelodge for less money. One of my guests was told by the gentlemen behind the reception desk what do you expect for £79.00 it's only a 2 star, it's overpriced mate!!! OMG...
The staff at this hotel are the most unpleasant and unhelpful...They do not like you to complain, they will not deal with your complaint... IF I was you .... Stay somewhere else...

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side are quieter" •"Corner suites are large and sunny" •"...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Wahran, Oran, Algeria
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Hi Folks
I have just been to this hotel for sevent nights. I was kind of unsure what I would expect after reading reviews by other people. But I must say that the Hotel was quite decent. Rooms are a bit small but clean. New towels everyday. The hotel is really about five minutes walk (or less) to King's cross station but when you leave the hotel you should turn left then left and keep on walking. If you turn right when you leave the hotel, then it will take more time to reach King's cross. There are a lot of different restaurants nearby where you can eat at a decent price. People at the reception (I've met 6 of them), most of them have been very very nice unlike what people said about them. If I go back to London, then this hotel will be in my list of hotels to go to. Finally, if you turn right when leaving the hotel then you find a htel called "T**e": It is about £75 a night and some of the rooms (believe or not) arejust without windows!! Mohammed Hichem Mortad.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Swinton Hotel
Address: 18-24 Swinton Street, London WC1X 9NX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #909 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Swinton Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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