We booked a three night stay here for under £90 per night B&B. We requested, and were given, a quiet room on a high floor - facing the main road but almost no noise at all. Good sized room with comfortable bed (choice of pillows), sofa, desk and flat screen TV (24 free channels). Only criticism was lack of drawer storage space - be prepared to live from your suitcase.
En-suite was modern, fully-tiled and spotless. Fair sized shower (easy to operate) but otherwise quite cramped. Light for shaving could have been better and the 'hot' water was sometimes only lukewarm but no major problems.
HIE win hands down over their main competitors by including a buffet breakfast in the room rate. Don't expect a huge choice but you should find sufficient options from the range of juice, cereals, fruit, yogurt, bread, rolls, and a limited cooked selection. It's all self-service and you can go back for more as often as you want.
Whatever your reason for visiting London the location is ideal. Less than 10 minutes walk to Old Street tube station and numerous bus routes close by, including two to Oxford Circus and Waterloo right across the road.
Add to all this the bright friendly staff at reception and in the breakfast room plus two reasonably sized lifts that never missed a beat and you've got a London base that we'd have no hesitation in recommending. What's not to like?
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express London City Hotel London
- Holiday Inn London City