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“Don't expect much” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of London Carlton Hotel

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London Carlton Hotel
Ranked #917 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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137 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Don't expect much”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Let me start from what is good: location. That's it. A place to stay when you need to be close to the international train station. All the rest sucks, horrible bed and bathroom, a LOT of noise, mainly from other bedrooms, terrible lift and a very dark atmosphere. Never coming back.

Stayed April 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Ok, so the location is great, the price was very good. So I cant complain too much. However double beds are on the small side and not the most comfortable in the world. The bathroom could have smelt a lot more fresh ! If your on a budget and not planning on spending a lot of time in your room, then its fine, if you want home comforts, then pay more and go else where. But for someone visiting London then how much time do you actually spend in the hotel ?

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Halle, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

The hotel is located at 200 m from the Pancras Station. So it's always easy to get back to the hotel after visiting the city.
Room are small but everything is present: a clean bed, towels, a clean bathroom, teafacilities, little TV, good heating,...
Our room was located just above a bar => we heared oriental musical till late at night... Isolation for noise isn't super also...
But for this fair price a budget hotel with easy acces from whole Londen.
The breakfast was typical English: scrambled eggs, saucise, bacon, baked eggs, beans, tomatosauce, toasts, cornflakes, jam and butter.
TO drink: Milk, coffee, tea, juice and water.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Truro, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

3 nights stay at the Carlton in Kings Cross, Very clean and good breakfast each morning. Wonderful atmosphere, my regular place to visit and sure will continue in staying here.
Excellent ! Many thanks in making my stay enjoyable.
Cheers

Room Tip: If you have issues, speak to the managers...they are friendly and very approachable and very helpful
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Apart from the central location, this hotel rated very poor. We booked one room for two people and although I expect that this compromises on space, this room was definitely not suitable for two double beds. The room itself was smelly, stuffy and not clean. Beds were extremely uncomfortable. The bathroom was horrid; the shower screen glass was broken, making it quite dangerous. There was a tap especailly for drinking water mounted directly above the other taps, which was inpractical. There were black damp stains and a window that didn't open. Allthough the breakfast was ok, the dining room was too small and staff could not keep up with supplying the food, cleaning the tables and providing clean crockery and cutlery.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Malta
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

We stayed for 7 nights in Carlton Hotel. Towels were changed and room was done daily. Breakfast was good. One day on our stay we had to get the Eurostar very early so we didn't had any worries to be there on time coz we had just to cross the road. No frills and all, but the location is perfect. One thing I was unsatisfied was the internet in room. In the mornings it was extremely slow and in the evenings I couldn't connect at all. Internet in the lobby was quite good, but definitely not in the room.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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York, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

We paid £69 per night, which is not too much for London. We needed a place near to Eurostar. Clean and warm (after reporting the lack of heating), quite noisy. I think it was music from the pub near by. Service... nothing to be delighted with but nothing to complain either. For an overnight stay I think it is a good option if you find it for this price.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: London Carlton Hotel
Address: 1A Birkenhead Street, London WC1H 8BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #917 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — London Carlton Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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