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“In The Triangle”

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Holiday Inn Express London City
Ranked #500 of 1,089 Hotels in London
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“In The Triangle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Travelling by London Midland first class rail from Northampton where a new station is in construction on the site of Northampton's ancient castle on Thursday afternoon, 23rd. January,brought me punctually and comfrtably to Euston station which was the starting point
of my Triangle, Euston - Old Street - Moorgate, with each point of the Triangle part of my
visitor's package for two days. A black cab from the rather smelly underground taxi rank
took me on a straight run to 275 Old Street, Holiday Inn Express. Fare: £11.30p. A very swift
check-in, room 538, and then off on the next part of my Triangle, namely, Armourers & Brasiers' Hall, 81 Coleman Str., opposite The Globe pub, Moorgate. The Hall is the H. Q. of one of the oldest guilds in London, Founded over 550 years ago. The Hall survived heavy
bombing during WWII, where neighbouring buildings all succumbed to The Blitz. A photo
records the scene. MY visit was to attend an annual dinner in their excellent dining hall.
The reason for my Triangle is that a visitor can walk from 275 Old Street to Morrgate at
a leisurely pace within twenty five minutes without a taxi, or bus. Importantly on the route
to Moorgate the visitor passes the John Wesley founding church, which is well worth a visit
as it brings complete silence from the busy Old Street traffic. It is a place for peace and
quiet thought during one's busy life style.
I did the reverse of The Triangle by taxi from Moorgate - Old Street in the late evening then
on check-out a taxi to Esuton to complete the last leg of that Old Triangle I have used for
over a decade, or so. Each visit reveals changes to London City, but one thing never
changes and that is the heavy traffic, but it is still nice to chat with the Black Cab drivers, who
have a wide knowledge of London City and its immediate environs.
I can thorughly recommend the Holiday Inn express for anybody who wants things to be
handled professionally with speed. Breakfast was good value for money and was included in
my price of £149. per night. A late night beverage cost £7. for a brandy night cap. Staff are
pleasant, smile, and know their job. A good breakfast is always a good start to a day when
travelling on the Old Triangle, with Time of the Essence. My return journey to Nortthampton
was punctual and comfrtable during bad weather. No delays. Ticket price £63. first-class.
I look forward tom using the new railway and bus stations at Northampton. A good hub
for doing business and for ongoing travel to the Midlands, or East Anglia.
Geoff Hamilton, editor, anglo-nordic-times? LOOK NORDIC. THursday/friday 23-24. January
2014.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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City_General_Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear Geoffrey D,
Thanks very much for your review on the hotel from your recent visit. I am really pleased you liked the hotel and the staff. It is always nice to read and I'm glad you had a fun and enjoyable time in London - Please come back and see us again soon!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

Stayed for a night, the room is well presented for a short trip. Very good shower/bathroom. Clean, tidy.

Bed could be a bit bigger, and the mattress a bit less "roll together", but these are minor quibbles for excellent location and good vfm

Room Tip: get a room on the fifth fllor, facing towards Hoxton Sq, away from the main Rd (Old St)
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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City_General_Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear BrayTowers
Thanks for your fab review - we are so so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

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?

Room Tip: Rooms on a high floor or at the back will be quieter
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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City_General_Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear gvh67
Thank you for your really nice and positive review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back and see us again soon!
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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

Again, A holiday Inn Express offers excellent value in the heart of a city. Good size rooms, clean, warm (or cool if required), comfortable, lovely service and a great breakfast. 5 mins from the tube station and 15 mins walk to Brick Lane.
As club members we got a top floor room at the back of the hotel which was quiet.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel. Main road at front v busy.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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City_General_Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Hi Margatemum - Thanks for your feedback - I'm really happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us.
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cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

It was a very good choice of hotel in London.
We were there in 28th of December -01/01/2014.
The hotel is not in the centre but there is a metro station 500 m away.with metro is 10 min from the centre.There is also a bus root opposite the main door of the hotel.
The room was small for a family of four but clean.
Breakfast was good but with a lot of people waiting for a table.
Staff friendly and helpfull.
It is surely a very good choice to stay in London.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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City_General_Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear marinosCyrpus
Thanks for really good positive feedback, I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Breakfast was busy over these dates. it is always better to come down a little earlier in holiday time for breakfast to try and avoid the ques! - see you next time
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

When arrived at the hotel asked for a quiet room not near the main road. What I ended up with was a quiet room with AC so loud I had to be moved rooms. The reception staff took ages to get it sorted and was not what I needed at 10.30pm. This is possibly one of the worst hotels I've stayed in. Never again!

  • Stayed January 2014
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Dear MrsMCorcoran,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay with us. It is regrettable you were not satisfied with the service you received. I would like to address this with you further. I have sent you a private message to obtain more information about your stay. I look forward to hearing from you and being of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Connie D
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Denver, CO USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We were very pleased with our choice of this hotel. It was a very busy time of year but the staff remained friendly, helpful and efficient. The price for our stay was very reasonable. The hotel is located within a few blocks of the Old Street tube station and is right on a bus route. There are also a few restaruants, bars, a Sainsbury and convenience store right across the street.

One staff member told us that the hotel was "full up" for the week we were there and the only time we noticed a large number of people was at breakfast. The staff did an excellent job at keeping the breakfast items stocked and on several mornings kept the breakfast open a little longer due to the number of people.

Our room was clean, comfortable and well appointed. One thing to bear in mind is that we did not have any drawers to store our clothing. We had to leave our luggage open on the floor and dig through it every day for fresh clothing. This was not a deal breaker just an inconvenience. My only complaint would be the availability of hot water for showering. I think this would be a reflection of the hotel being at capacity during our stay.

There is a small bar in the lobby for a night cap and a place to visit with other guests. We met numerous people in the lobby and enjoyed our conversations with them.

One thing I will always remember is that when our car arrived to take us to our next destination Maria one of the day managers (I believe) came outside to wish us a safe journey and tell us that it was a pleasure to meet us. A gesture that was unexpected and very much appreciated.

We have family that lives nearby this hotel and we will (without doubt) stay at this hotel again upon our return to London.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Express London City
Address: 275 Old Street, London EC1V 9LN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Shoreditch , East End / East London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #500 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express London City 3*
Number of rooms: 224
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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