Carlton Hotel

Star Travel Rating

5/5

Review type

Accommodation

Location

Carlton Hotel

Date of travel

Apr, 2014

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Product country

Product city

Travelled with

Solo

Reasons for trip

Business

If you like 4* plus accommodation, this isn’t for you, but if you are looking for a budget hotel in an ideal location for travelling around London on public transport, the Carlton Hotel is fine. It is just across the road from the main entrance to Kings Cross Station literally a 2 minute walk. There is the original hotel with the Reception area and you might stay in this section or the newly-refurbished section two doors down. The rooms are small but the shower room/loo is not as bijou as the Etap, although you need to be a bit of a gymnast in the 2 foot by 2 foot shower cubicle! So, a bit cramped if there are two of you but still acceptable and the bed was comfortable with clean white sheets. I don’t think it is disabled-friendly but they may have specific rooms available. There is tea, coffee and biscuits in the room but no shampoo or hairdryer. In the original section, there is no double glazing so it is a bit noisy outside occasionally, and the included breakfast is the basic “English breakfast” in the downstairs canteen style dining room. However, for £75 a night B&B as a single occupant, I think it is good value for London and perfectly placed for the rail and underground lines or even to walk into central London.

 

Jacqueline Jeynes

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