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Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse

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469-475 The Highway, London E1W 3HN England
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#485 of 1,157 hotels in London
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Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse hotel, 5 minutes' walk from Limehouse DLR and 5 miles from London-City Airport. The modern Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse lies just outside the City of London and the Congestion Charge zone in the East London district of Limehouse. It's just a short walk to Docklands Light Railway(DLR) links for 20-minute journeys to central London and London-City Airport. The Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse's 4 meeting rooms can be tailored to meetings for up to 20 people. You can hop on the DLR train for 5 minutes to Canary Wharf and Bank stations, and get to exhibitions and conferences at ExCel exhibition centre in just 13 minutes. There's wireless Internet throughout the hotel. Drive just 10 minutes to The O2 arena in Greenwich for live music and entertainment. You can buy a London Travelcard to get to the city's sights.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jarko2015 wrote a review 6 Jan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,699 contributions3,014 helpful votes
If you don't mind me fractionally outside of central London, you cannot go wrong with this real gem of a hotel. Very friendly, helpful (multi lingual) staff in a really great location, makes it an excellent spot for visiting or working in London especially in the challenging COVID era. It's very close to the Limehouse DLR stop, which is two stops from the Bank underground station. Or you can connect with the Jubilee Line in other directions. It's actually only about a 20 minute walk to Tower Bridge if you feel energetic. They also have parking on site. You'll get the full, regular Holiday Inn experience, even in the midst of the COVID crisis. They are operating safe, COVID practices, yet everything is almost as normal, something that clearly proves all the other hotels placing daft restrictions on their services are simply using the crisis to offer less. Masks are compulsory in all public areas for staff and guests alike. Rooms are disinfected in between guests. The bar is closed, the lounge is closed, but that's all COVID compliant. First of all, the rates are incredibly low during the crisis. They're running about 1/3 of the normal price. Yet you get more-or-less everything the hotel would normally offer. Sure, it's quite a basic property, but nonetheless very comfortable and clean. They could do with a refresh, but they're well maintained. Basic rooms, but with ample space for luggage and clothes, an iron, ironing board, hairdryer, kettle, tea & coffee, flat screen TV, cable channels, free reliable WIFI, desk, seating, black out curtains, very good heating, clean, fresh linens. For what's on offer for what they're currently charging, it's close to a 5 star experience in terms of value. Bathrooms are small, with only shower stalls, but they're clean and the hot water pressure is excellent. Towels are clean and fresh. Like almost every property currently open anywhere, they are not providing daily house keeping, but all you have to do is ask and they will service your room and you can get clean towels any time. What makes this property stand out particularly is that breakfast is included in the rate and they are offering FULL breakfast. Proving once again that all those hotels just handing you a bag of packaged pastries are just cutting corners because they want to. The HIE Limehouse is offering two buffet lines of food, served to you under strict COVID rules. All the normal hot food is available, but it is covered and served to you by one staff member, who packages it for you to take to your room. Or you can have cold buffet - cereals, fruits, yogurt etc - all pre-sealed. You help yourself to those and again, take them back to your room. Full self serve coffee is also available. The hot breakfast includes bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns, beans, toast, tomatoes. If they can do it, fully COVID compliant, so can everyone else. This for me gives this property 13 out of 10 stars. It's only fair to record that I did have some issues with the room on check in, but the staff immediately rectified the problems with no delays. Don't be afraid to ask if there's a problem. Just because of COVID, you don't have to put up with room issues. Again, this hotel proves that. There is some room to room noise for sure. But this is a 3 star rated property, so that's more than likely. It wasn't particularly terrible other than one guest who was only there one night. I guess she was just an insomniac who likes shouting at a TV on full blast. Badly behaved guests aren't the hotels fault, but sound proofing is weak here. I come to London for business often and I will be seeking out his hotel always in the future. After the COVID crisis ends, it probably won't be such an affordable option, but they've earned the loyalty of all their guests through their 'can do' attitude compared to the 'can't and won't do' excuses laid on by a lot of their higher priced and higher rated competition in London during this crisis. The staff alone make this property a very friendly experience. They're great people.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Ru b wrote a review Dec 2020
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Bad stay for us. Paid £50 for a night of uncomfortable stay. The bed was so uncomfortable couldn’t sleep and not to mention cleaning 7 in the morning all i heard was banging of walls and loud hoover sound in corridor. The toilets clearly need refurbishment they are so old we had to wait ages to flush each time it would get blocked. Will not return.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse
Responded 20 Dec 2020
Hi 215rubina, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your most recent stay. I'm sorry to learn that your experience was not fulfilling. I've learned about the noise from our cleaning staff and the issues with the bed and lavatory. I've sent you a private message to get more details to help you further. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We're looking forward to your prompt response. Regards, Virgil N. Case Manager IHGService
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HonestMan999 wrote a review Nov 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom142 contributions79 helpful votes
The staff are so helpful. An asset to the group . Clean tidy room. Well cooked and plentiful breakfast. Parking on site. A 3 star hotel with 5 star staff. Would highly recommend this hotel for an overnight stay
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jethaj wrote a review Nov 2020
India52 contributions7 helpful votes
Visited the hotel last week and spoke to a lovely lady at the receptionist called Aline. Had a long discussion with her about checking inn for 22-29th Nov and she provided me with a rate on the business card and advised I could email her or call her anytime to confirm this rate. Today when we called she was not working and her colleague said they will not honor the same rate she had mentioned. Being loyal Holiday Inn customers we are so surprised with this behavior. Did not expect this kind of response from the team.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lovemore phiri wrote a review Nov 2020
Bradford, United Kingdom2 contributions
Its quite easy to get to, close to pubs and restaurants, the staff are just awesome, Monica, Aline and Pritesh just to mention a few. When you stay here you will be treated with respect and dignity !!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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US$78 - US$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse?
Nearby attractions include Escape London - Shadwell (0.3 miles), The Craft Beer Co Limehouse (0.2 miles), and Jamboree (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kirvem, La Figa Restaurant, and Yurt Café Limehouse.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Hindi, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (3.7 miles), Tower of London (1.4 miles), and Houses of Parliament (3.6 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Express London-Limehouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.