We came for a 4 nights stay, booked a deal through their website for a Deluxe Double Room.
Total was 515gbp so about 130gbp per night (just the room, no food), at April 2012.
Room number we got is 212 which is second floor and it faces the dental clinic in the main street (Chiswell).
Price wise - For London it's not too expensive from the little research I've done.
Though my personal feeling is this level should really cost around 100~110gbp per night.
Couldn't find something like that in this quality and location.
There's some confusion about this hotel location/name, seems it's part of the Montcalm Brewery hotel, by the photos seems like it's actually the exact same hotel only they price it differently (this one is cheaper), but London City Suites isn't mentioned anywhere in print or in the hotel, so tell your cab driver to look for the Montcalm Brewery, there's a big flag with that name.
Stuff I liked and also made me choose this hotel:
* They responded real quickly to my few email inquiries, usually within an hour or so, while other hotels took 2 days and lost me as a customer.
* I asked for the Minibar to be emptied in advance and so it was.
* We arrived quite late at night (around 1:45am) and there's was no problem checking in, there was even a doorman to carry our bags.
* Free internet (WiFi and Lan too for laptop) - it was also surprisingly fast, I got rates of 2000-4000kb/s from newsgroups servers. No hassle of protected WiFi, just free as it should be.
* The safe is big enough for the laptop, it even has an electrical outlet and a led inside.
* You have the TV connectors on your work desk, including HDMI, so if you have the proper cables you can connect your Laptop / Phone or other gadgets to the tv easily directly from the desk near the bed, and see your own content on the TV, just like you do at home - Worked quite well. There's also an outlet which isn't in the UK standard if you don't have an adapter.
* Room design - top notch.
* CLEAN - No issues there, room was made each day with fresh new towels replaces.
* There's a free teapot and tea supplied. A good hair dryer.
* Temperature was comfortable inside although it was quite cold outside.
A few quirks that could have been nicer and cost it the 5 points:
* SIZE - The room (again 212) is smaller than expected, I knew it might be so though, I think it's the smallest room I ever had in a hotel, and I've traveled around the globe. For the price/location though I guess it does the job.
* NOISE - Street can be a LITTLE noisy, doesn't seem like they replaced the original windows there, it wasn't too bad though, didn't bother our sleep. We didn't notice hallway noise either.
* LIGHTS - I like my room to be pitch black when I go to sleep, there were a few lights I couldn't shut off in the room (green leds and the LG TV) and also there's a gap under the entrance door so the bright hallway leds also shine in - Solved that by putting a towel each night at the door.
* BED - Mattress is quite soft and the bed is real high - it didn't feel so safe, and I've had better beds, still it wasn't a deal breaker.
* BATH - Again kinda small to put all your products. And the 3 knobs at the shower can be confusing (and I'm a VERY logical person) seems quite redundant, water pressure seemed weak (plenty of water but with no strength to it) - Though always plenty of hot water.
As for the location:
Close to the Moorgate and Barbican tube stations (5min) which can connect you easily to most important locations.
It's very business oriented location, so you won't find places open late, we tried finding a place to eat Thursday at 11pm after seeing a play, and were declined at all places we found open nearby. The hotel does offer room service, but we didn't try it. During normal hours you can find a few places around to eat in, there's also an "Eat" food chain down the road on Chiswell where you can find a decent breakfast for a normal price (about 5gbp).
There's a Waitrose supermarket right around the corner (on Whitecross St), where you can stock up with all your food/drink/fruit needs.
A relative of mine ordered a package on my name to the hotel and it was received and given to me without any issues.
We didn't check other hotel facilities and didn't need their assistance with anything, but they seemed always willing and available.
In short, it makes for a very nice experience and good choice for London, I'm just picky that way :-)
212 has some street noise as these are old windows and sits above Chiswell st.
Maybe it's bett...
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