I booked into this Holiday Inn Express at about 9pm the night before my stay, as I had a last minute meeting crop up. I wasn't expecting much as it was the only hotel available under £300 in zone 1 at such short notice - but I was pleasantly surprised.
The hotel is a couple of minutes walk from Old Street tube (exit the underground via 'Subway 1' towards Old Street North) and is in a really up and coming part of the city, with so many great eateries nearby (try Red Dog Saloon, Meat Mission, Breakfast Club, either Vietnamese restaurant or the Korean take away - all great!)
The hotel itself was very clean and seemingly newly decorated, staff were very friendly and helpful, and they have a left luggage service which is great, and a free breakfast - not great quality but free none the less!
My room was on the 3rd floor and was quite large, with lots of handy facilities for a budget chain. The air conditioning works by putting your key in there wall, but it has a fault so it can be quite noisy at random times, it woke me up once at 3am but I popped in the complimentary earplugs next to the apology notice about the noise and I was back to sleep in a flash - it's testament to the hotel that they care enough to provide a professional explanation and earplugs.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay again, even if it isn't my only choice next time!
- 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