On arrival: indeed walking distance from Old Street undergroud station, but hotel stating 200m, make that more than 500m. Still OK. Then check-in. Done via the hotel´s website, but still trouble to find the reservation and assigning a room quickly. Luckily when entering the room I was pleasantly surprised. The refurbisched room is nicely decorated, decent size, a good bed, quiet, and a nice, although small bath room. And after all that is the most important. However, more flaws present themselves when leaving your room. Lifts are not working properly, ignoring buttons pushed. Front desk is not too much bothered by this. Then internet: why charge? Why so much (GBP 15 per 24hr)? And why is it so slow at peak times? Then breakfast: you only value English clients by serving only English breakfast? No cheese, no cold cuts, as only alternative sweet bread spreads or cereals? I will only come back when other hotels of the same type and value are full or when reading here that you took notice and improvements have actually been implemented (and that is not only renovation of the hotel).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Express by Holiday Inn London City. Our hotel is ideally located on the doorstep of the City of London, with the financial districts of Broadgate & Bishopsgate just minutes away for our business guests. We have excellent transport links for the London Underground and Kings Cross & Liverpool Street National Rail terminus not to mention St Pancras International Station for the Eurostar. We sit on the gateway to Hoxton Square, Shoreditch & Brick Lane, whatever your reason for visiting London we are an ideal base for exploring this vibrant area of London. If culture & history mixed with London s coolest restaurants, bars & shopping is what you want then you have just discovered East is the new West! Fear not, for we are also ideally located for London s attractions such as Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Bank of England, Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral & South Bank to name but a few. We have just undergone a full refurbishment of our Lobby, Reception, Bar, Restaurant and Meeting Rooms to reflect the cool, contemporary urban location we reside in. We have 224 purpose built bedrooms, all of which are light and spacious with large desk space all rooms are en suite with refreshing power showers as well as a newly installed state of the art interactive television & in room movie system. All of our guestrooms, meeting rooms & public areas are equipped with high speed wi-fi internet access. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, HotelQuickly, 5viajes2012 S.L., HotelsClick, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Holiday Inn Express London City reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express London City Hotel London
- Holiday Inn London City