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“Excellent location”
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Hotel Melville
Ranked #804 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Edinburgh
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Excellent location”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

The Melville is minutes from St Pancreas yet has a quiet garden location. There is some noise from local youth in the evenings which was slightly bothersome. Room small - but this is normal in central London at this price. Very clean and everything worked! Luggage storage is properly organised and secure - not the sticking it behind reception that you sometimes get. We were on the top floor in a heatwave - and it was very hot up there. The fan didn't make a lot of difference. Something to bear in mind depending on the season.

Room Tip: Be aware that top floor will be very hot in warm weather.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

the staff were wonderful nothing was too much trouble. this is my second stay and it was better than the first. they were so welcoming.the hotel is in a good location for the underground we visited so many places in the four days we stayed there. room was cleaned everyday, tea and coffee supplied everyday if we ran out all we had to do was ask for more it was no problem

Room Tip: room 42 was very large and sunny
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

I visited Melville hotel recently, i was very happy with excellent service provided by the staff they were very friendly and always willing to help with any problems, they made me feel very at home. My room was very clean it was much to my liking and to my surprise the hotel had offered free WiFi in all areas of the hotel which i found was very useful. The hotel was easy in a great location only 2 minutes away from kings cross station, I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

ALL of the staff at this hotel were amazing, they fell over themselves to make sure we had an enjoyable stay, I couldn't thank them enough! Weather was red hot in London and they lent me the office fan as we couldn't sleep with the heat... Rooms were small but nice,... Noisey with locals playing football outside, but too hot to close the window! The location was a little bit far out of the way for what we went to see, but if you use the underground (kings cross) at the end of the road, it's easier.... Fantastic time... Would rate the hotel for the wonderful staff alone! Thanks so much ☺

  • Stayed July 2013
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Liverpool
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Agree with the comments about the size of rooms in this hotel-booked it after reading reviews on TA, but the room was cramped, the double bed was pushed up against a window, therefore only one side to get in and out. Resulted in several spilled cups of coffee!There was no wardrobe to speak of, just a sort of half cupboard. The location is good, however the street outside was full of youths in hoodies hanging around the garden opposite making a lot of noise, until quite late. There is obviously no air conditioning- it is a budget hotel, but we were there in sweltering temperatures and would not leave the window open for reasons as above. All in all disappointing, would not stay there again

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the front entrance which overlooks the gardens.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mr Patrick P, Manager at Hotel Melville, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Dear Guest

Thanks for your review ; rest assured we are working hard to improve in all aspects of our hotel so we can make sure you have a memorable stay.

All information is clearly displayed on our website : approximate room size and size of bed . We want you to know this before deciding on your hotel. Our rooms are compact ; clean and tastefully decorated and have many free services and facilities in them. The wardrobe is sufficient for guests staying for a few nights - We have cut down on available floor space so that we can give you bigger beds which is essential for a good nights sleep.

Apologies for any noise at night ; there is a public park in the square which is open until 7 pm and then it is locked. The square is normally very peaceful all the time and our " erratic " weather helps to keep the streets empty and quiet ! However from time to time when we do actually get some sunshine - it does get busy as argyle square gardens are very attractive and open to everyone .

Thanks for your e mail

Manager

Patrick

We thank you for your time
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

I have been staying in this hotel several times because of the friendly staff that will go out of their way to help and the perfect location for the whole of London but on my arrival this time I was in for a shock as it has had a refurb and it looks amazing, I was shocked and in awe of the quality of this hotel and the reasonable price, the same friendly staff, same warm welcome and brand new everything else. See the photo's and you will not find a better hotel at the same price in the whole of London. Rooms are clean and comfortable. A 5 star rating for a budget hotel in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Easy access to train stations 5 minute walk to Euston, 2 minute walk to Kings Cross, St Pancras International so you can come from anywhere and be in your hotel in minutes, perfect.

Room Tip: All rooms and comfortable and clean at great rates.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Booked the Melville Hotel but was put in the Excelsior next door. My room was on the 3rd floor up narrow stairs and I was glad my suitcase was small and I'm fit.

Any room under £100 per night in London is going to be small and this room was but it had a comfortable bed, TV.

Shower room was compact but was very clean. Shower was not particularly powerful but there was plenty of hot water.

Housekeeping was not up to scratch.: dirty glass, dirty armchair, broken clock radio and very dirty amenities tray.

WiFi on the 3rd floor was intermittent.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Mr Patrick P, Manager at Hotel Melville, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Dear Guest

Thanks for your review

We have attended to all issues ; and are really focused on providing spotless accomodation at an affordable rate.

If there is anything that requires attention please tell us immediately so we can put it right for you

Many thanks

Patrick
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Property: Hotel Melville
Address: 38/39 Argyle Square | Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #804 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Melville 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Melville was re opened to our guests in April 2011 with our first phase of 9 brand new bedrooms , the second phase was delivered on October 2011 with another 9 bedrooms. We have totally rebuilt the hotel and everything is brand new. The hotel has undergone an extensive £1 million rebuild. We are located directly opposite Kings Cross train station and St Pancras international and are moments from Oxford Street; London eye; British Museum , British Library and hundreds of other attractions .We hope you come and stay with us. We wish you a warm welcome and great stay. Our motto is location, cleanliness and service all for less than £50 per person . All prices include VAT, breakfast and Wfi and Lan access.We are Modern Budget hotel ... more   less 
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