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The Melville Hotel, London

3 stars3 stars
38-39 Argyle SquareLondonEnglandWC1G 8HlUnited Kingdom
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2.7 / 5
Room needs to be improved
Great location
Decent vibe
More comfort would be nice
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The Melville Hotel, London

from $76
  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Signature Double Room
  • Family Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Recent reviews

2.7 /5 from 47 reviews

The Melville Hotel, London
Poor1.0 / 5
Basement room, shady clerk, no A/C
I didn't stay. I prepaid on when my train was canceled and walked over with my daughter to be horrified by the sketchy hotel I paid over $100 for (non-refundable). I determined it wasn't safe enough for two women traveling alone and left for another hotel. I am out of pocket for the money but my daughters safety is paramount.
1 night family trip
The Melville Hotel, London
Excellent4.0 / 5
clean room close to the public transportation
We stayed four nights. There is no elevator. The room is tiny, but clean. Close to the metro. The hop on bus is leaving from the station but the last one leaves the city too early. Good value for the money.
Romance trip
The Melville Hotel, London
Poor1.0 / 5
Close to station, far from safe
I booked here because it was close to Kings Cross station and I had a very early train to catch. However, I will not return. The room was dirty and had resident insects, the neighborhood was not safe - even the taxi driver warned me not to walk around. There was no air conditioning so windows had to be left open to hear the young men doing business outside on the street. I got up and left after 20 minutes.
Business trip
The Melville Hotel, London
Poor1.0 / 5
What else is there to say? My bed was infested with bedbugs.
Business trip
The Melville Hotel, London
Fair2.0 / 5
Not what it says on the Tin!!
This is the first review I have felt needed to be made regarding my stays using This of course isn't the error of However, I feel it necessary to highlight that this hotel does not have a bar, restaurant, breakfast facilities or good standard sized rooms, which are stated in the script. The room itself was extremely uncomfortable, the bathroom was the size of a tiny garden shed and had several lights not working. To my amusement, at nearly 5pm whilst checking in, the room cleaners were still cleaning rooms and I had to be moved to a nearby room due to this. There is also no lift to accommodate a 3 storey building for people with luggage. This wasn't an issue for me but disabled people and children would find the stairs extremely difficult. Luckily, I only had to stay for one night as my second work day wasn't required so I could leave early. Overall, not a very pleasant stay.
2 night business trip

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The Melville Hotel, London

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