my boyfriend was given a "red letter day" voucher for he's birthday at the beginning of august. their was a huge choice of things we could do but we thought we would go to London and stay in a hotel over night. at £170 for a Saturday nights stay, dinner and breakfast included, we thought we got a good deal! we planned to see a show and tour London both Saturday and Sunday. the week before staying at the hotel i checked trip advisor reviews to see what i was letting myself in for. after reading numerous horrific comments i was slightly concerned and told my boyfriend. he reassured me we would be fine! i asked my boyfriend to ring up and ask what time dinner and breakfast started so we could get organised prior to our stay. my boyfriend rung red letter day to find out and they gave us the hotel's number and said we would have to ring them. my boyfriend rung the hotel and they had no recognition of our booking, which we had booked 3 months ago!!!! we rung red letter day back and they said that cannot be possible as they have the confirmation of the hotels booking. the girl my boyfriend was on the phone to from red letter day told us she rung the hotel to explain and they were rude and uncooperative to her and refused to take blame for anything. i know its the hotels fault because of all the muck ups iv seen on here with other people! thank god we didnt turn up on the day because that would of been our whole weekend ruined! red letter day have found us a better hotel to stay in right in the centre of London and have apologised plenty, which is more than i can say for the old [--] inn! if you ever plan to stay here ring hotel prior just incase this happens to you or just avoid it all together
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Above is our ten bedroom hotel A stylish British inn set above a pub in East London's trendy Hackney neighbourhood. ROOMS All rooms have free WiFi and are ensuite. There are complimentary tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms. There is also an option to add a cooked breakfast to your stay. Accommodation has 24 hour access with the bar opening until 1am on weekends. Downstairs you can grab 241 burgers on Mondays and Tuesdays and we have an excellent range of craft beers and ales. TRANSPORTATION Getting here couldn't be easier with Hackney Central a 2 minute walk away. From there, you can catch trains to Stratford (Westfield shopping centre) and Dalston Kingsland in around 10 minutes. If you want to venture further into Central London you can do so by heading to Highbury & Islington to switch on to the Victoria Line which goes straight into Soho. Alternatively, you can hop on the 55 bus to Oxford Circus via Shoreditch. London Fields station is also around a 5 minute walk away and takes you straight into Liverpool Street (The City). AROUND US Daytime The ongoing developments in Hackney Walk provides the opportunity to visit a number of designer outlets less than 5 minutes walk away. Shops that can be found there include Burberry, Nike, Aquascutum & Pringle with many more on the way. Locally, there is an abundance of small shops and restaurants all within short walking distance — in particular we recommend heading to Broadway Market, which has a varied selection of boutique cafes, restaurants, pubs/bars, as well as the renowned Food market on Saturdays. Take a picturesque stroll through London Fields Park on your way to this local gem. If your stay falls on a Sunday morning there is also the ever-popular Columbia Road flower market. Here you can find a global range of flowers and plants as well as vintage shops for furniture and clothes. Fancy a stroll through one of London's biggest Park? Head further East towards Victoria Park and enjoy a picturesque stroll. Here you can rent pedalos and there's plenty of room for sports activities. The area also hosts the annual Lovebox, Field Day and Citadel music festivals in the summer and Winterville in the months leading up to Christmas. Nightlife Looking for a lively late night bar, trendy speakeasy or perhaps you want to experience a club until the early hours? East London nightlife can cater for all needs. Hackney contains a number of venues with DJs and live music running in to the early hours. Dalston has a larger selection of restaurants, bars and clubs and is a quick 10 minute train journey, or 15 minutes on the bus. Bethnal Green Road (train and bus, 15min), Shoreditch/Old Street (train, 20min; bus, 25min) and Angel (train, 30min; bus, 40min) all have a great selection of pubs, eateries and vibrant nightlife on offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Ship Hotel London