35/37 Argyle St., London, United Kingdom
Doubles from: $83
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located just two blocks south of Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations, the Princess Hotel is a sweet, old fashioned B&B that offers room with and without private bath at very low rates.
Pros: Homey feel. Friendly staff. Great value. Close to stations.
Cons: Small rooms. No online booking.
A 32-room guesthouse run by a friendly “Britalian” family of Sicilian origin, the Princess Hotel B&B maintains a good budget-friendly standard that will satisfy bargain-hunting visitors to London. Rooms are pretty, yet very simple, with floral-patterned comforters and rich cherry wardrobes and bed units.
All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen television and free Wi-Fi. Light sleepers, note that even though Argyle Street is fairly quiet, windows are double-glazed for that extra measure of insulation.
The Princess Hotel offers rooms with both private and shared facilities. Private bathrooms are small and attractive, with black-and-white tiles. One shared bathroom sports a mint green bathtub—with matching toilet—that we hope never gets renovated out of existence. Each room is outfitted with a hair dryer.
The Aronica family has been managing the Princess Hotel since 1976, and they’re great at what they do. The hotel is clean and cozy, and the service is friendly. Wi-Fi is free throughout, and an English or Continental breakfast is included in the room rate.
Reserving at the Princess Hotel
As we point out above, the hotel does not offer online reservations. You will need to call or email the hotel directly to reserve a room (see below).
Those looking for a hotel that can be booked online will find a variety of options in this guesthouse-laden area. One of our other favored London picks, the Alhambra Hotel, is located on the same street as the Princess Hotel, and we also love the simple and sweet Hotel Meridiana, which is not far away.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Cable TV
About the Princess Hotel neighborhood
While many Londoners will warn you to stay away from the streets around King’s Cross and St. Pancras stations, the area is in fact only seedy here and there. There are oodles of small (and affordable) B&Bs in the area, as well as upscale restaurants, and a real range of shops.