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“A decent enough hotel to stay and value for money” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Britannia International Hotel

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Britannia International Hotel
Ranked #898 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A decent enough hotel to stay and value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

I had a weekend in London with my husband. It was last minute plan and concerned about this hotel because there were not many happy reviews. BUT...it is a convenient location with Jubilee line by 10 minutes walk or DLR, very quiet neighbourhood, Waitrose & Tesco nearby if you desire, yes, it is an old-ish hotel with dark wood furniture, our (double bed) room was on the 8th floor with a good water front view; a good sized room for budget travellers like us, with working air conditioner, shower & bath (!), an iron & ironing board, trouser press and tea/coffee facility, good storage etc - could not ask more!

We recommend having cocktails in the lounge - reasonably priced with good selection (cosmopolitan & Britannia Magic are delish!!). Also, there is a curry restaurant which is again reasonably priced so if you are too tired to go out and searching for somewhere to eat, why not try there! If we were staying longer I would have tried the spa facility. Breakfast is also good and offers choices (except grilled sausage was cheap quality).

We would use it again (^_^)

Room Tip: There is DLR train so lower floor may be affected by its noise. We actually paid a little extra for...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Online booking through hotels.com failed - website issue so arrived at hotel to be told I had two bookings for same night same room made two minutes apart - an obvious issue. Hotel did not want to know about it and hotels.com just fobbed me off with "Of course we will get back to you" that was two weeks ago ! Any advice to go to consumer affairs in UK - they simply would not get away with it in Australia!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nigel J
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Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I bought a 2night deal from Groupon which included breakfast, 1 evening meal and a bottle of wine. This was brilliant value, however I am certainly glad I did not pay the full advertised price.
Our room was comfortable, but very warm. There was an air con control on the wall but it didn't seem to cool down the room. A lovely big whirlpool bath certainly made a good impression. Some aspects of the room and hotel were a bit uncared for. A knob on the dresser was lost, the plugs in the sinks are missing, in the lobby the lift lights on some floors were missing too.
Breakfast was OK, a good selection of cooked items and a smaller range of continental items. Although most of the food seemed to be of cheaper quality. Evening meal in the pizza restaurant was again, OK. We chose to eat elsewhere on our 2nd night.
The hotel was a 2 minute walk from a tube station which was perfect for us.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Reception area and lounge/bar are bright and spacious. Reception staff are polite and welcoming, we arrived very late due to a problem with our train. The decor in the rooms is outdated; stripy wallpaper and floral curtains but the place is clean. Cleanliness is more important to me than decor for just one or two nights. We were on 10th floor with a great view of the O2 but it is not within walking distance because it is the other side of the river. Walk to Canary Wharf tube station (5 mins though the shopping mall) then one stop to North Greenwich. Breakfast was not included in our deal booked online; the choice and quality was good but the price was extortionate £13.50!! Breakfast has to be paid for at the time, they will not add it to your bill which could be awkward - not everyone takes a wallet to the dining room. I agree with previous reviewers, the toiletries are inadequate.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Genepy
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

My boyfriend and I fancied a weekend in London to get away and explore the city. Britannia International Hotel was ideal for this. It is in walking distance of the tubes and shopping areas at Canary Wharf. We were on the 11th floor and had a great view of the O2 and the Docks.

We the hotel staff were really friendly and helpful. The room was a little outdated but comfortable. The windows were unable to open, but this wasn't a huge issue as the air con kept the room cool. We did have a slight issue with the room keys as they kept dis activating themselves. The staff were very apologetic and were able to sort it quickly for us.

Overall, we found the hotel to be a lovely place to stay. We would definitely stay there again when we are next in London.

Room Tip: Try and get a room in a corner suite. The view we had was lovely.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night the rooms are a bit outdated but it didn't bother us too much the bed was comfortable we were on 12th floor had a smoking room which was good as most hotels haven't these days. I agree with some reviews I read b4 staying the shower gel yes it wasn't enough for one person let alone 2 but we popped to reception and they did give us a few more plus extra coffee so ask it's not a problem. We ate in the overstuffed pizza and enjoyed the food also staff are very attentive and quick! We then retired to the small bar/lounge and sunk into their armchairs for the eve lol we overheard a group of American talking about eating as it was late we did tell them food was good in pizzeria they did go in and hopefully they enjoyed it lol

Stayed July 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Stayed here during a conference in central london. Venue was ideal as only 10 min on Jubilee line to Westminster, but felt completely separate and calm.lots of restaurants and shops nearby too. Yes, the rooms are very dated and wel l overdue a makeover, but at this price i could not complain:- the bed was comfortable, the tea/coffee supplies endless, and the hotel spotless.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Britannia International Hotel
Address: 163 Marsh Wall | Docklands, London E14 9SJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#397 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Britannia International Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 442
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern Hotel situated in Canary Wharf, London's popular Docklands area. Canary Wharf, Jubilee line underground station is a 5 minute walk away. DLR stations South Quay and Heron Quay are within 5 minutes walking distance. Enjoy the shopping and lively atmosphere of Canary Wharf. ... more   less 
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