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Aloft London Excel
Ranked #274 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 June 2014

A really comfortable enjoyable stay in a very modern hotel. Whilst ideal if visiting London Excel it's certainly not a Central London location but with easy access to this hotel from the DLR (Docklands Light Railway). The hotel room was very well laid out with a huge bed, with free access to safe/WIFI. A hot and cold Buffett style breakfast was included in the price and was very tasty with plenty to chose from. Whilst the hotel is a stones throw from London City Airport, I never once heard the aircraft taking off from my hotel room. Hotel staff very polite and friendly.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Terry R
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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

Hi Terry,
Thank you for leaving a review here. I'm very happy to see you had such a nice stay with us. Our Fede buffet breakfast already was really tasty, but we have recently made some further improvements so please do come back for another try!
Have an easy breezy day,
Martijn Mulder

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

quick in and out during a recent visit to London

+ cheap in comparison
+ newly opened and hence the hotel is in good shape
+ functional rooms
+ good internet connection

- crowded check in area makes dealing with reception a pain during "rush hours"
- disappointing gym for Starwood standards
- although fairly central in London, completetly isolated location with nothing around other than the city airport

all in all, not a bad choice for the business traveller. would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank 2013sas
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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

Hi 2013sas,
Thanks for your review! It's always good to know what our guests think. It's great to see you would be happy to return to us - it would be cool to see you again.
With regards to our Re:charge fitness centre, I would be interested to know what facilities you would have liked to see in addition to the current setup. This would really help us to look in to potential improvements.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Martijn Mulder
martijn.mulder@alofthotels.com

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Booked this as we were going to the O2. Very modern and very clean. Easy parking-extra cost but very reasonable-and easy to get to. Bed big and comfy, huge shower room. Easy access to DLR and the cable cars to the O2. Highly recommended and a great price.

Room Tip: High floor gives better view. River side view rooms will get some aircraft noise from the very close...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Hello there,
Five out of five, thank you! I will make sure to share your comments with our team, it's really nice for them to read you enjoyed your stay.
Have an easy breezy day!
Martijn Mulder

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed on Friday 16th May as we were attending the comedy Gala at the 02 Arena.

Pros
Really modern hotel, rooms are decent size and clean and this place oozes class for the price we paid (£85 including breakfast) we couldn't complain
- Easy access to tube service
- Decent swimming pool

Cons (Me being nit picky)
- Car parking is a bit more expensive than envisaged at £14 a night
- Bar was expensive (But I am midlands person and was astonished at £24 for 2 beers and 2 shots)
- Walking distance to emirates cable car wasn't as close as I thought (My fault)
- Nothing really close by walking distance apart from a pub next to the premierinn

Would I stay here again. Yes for the price I paid and factoring in the car parking charges.

Room Tip: Try and get one that overlooks the river
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank BalUK
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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Hello BalUK,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. It makes my day reading we exceeded your expectations! We are all about style at a steal here at Aloft and it's great to see you were able to enjoy that. The Emirates cable car is a 10-15 minute stroll along the riverside, or alternatively you can take the DLR for two stops and get dropped just two minutes away. It's a very cool way to get to the O2!
With smiles from the Docklands,
Martijn Mulder

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Stayed one night at this lovely hotel. Was amazed at its modern appearance outside, and even more so inside. Its located right next to the Excel centre, and 1 minute walk from Prince Regents DLR station.
The rooms, lobby, bathrooms etc were all clean and modern.
The room was slightly smaller than expected, but compensated by the lovely overlook of the Thames river. There's free wifi (a rarity nowadays) and a good sized TV in the room (better than most hotels). There's tea making facilities, hair dryer and iron in the room.
Enjoyed my sleep thoroughly, helped by the blackout curtains.....didnt wake uo till 10minutes to checkout.
Will definitely recommend and stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Kreely
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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Hi Kreely,
Thanks for leaving a review! It's great to see you were impressed by our unique style and sassy design. We love our space and I'm happy to see our guests do too.
If you're looking for another relaxed lie in you are always welcome to return!
We hope to see you soon,
Martijn Mulder

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Booked this after booking a concert at the 02.Very modern hotel with car park ,rooms and bed were excellent and very comfortable would definitely book at the price we got with breakfast included.Easy access to the tube service.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank petercharl
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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Hello Petercharl,
Thanks for your review - happy to see you enjoyed your stay!
We hope to welcome you again soon,
Martijn Mulder

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Straightforward place right next door to the ExCeL centre, so great if you're in East London. I didn't use any of the facilities other than the room but it was a calm, comfortable and decent value stay. Bed was huge, no problems with the room at all (windows are rather small but it's fine for sleeping). Didn't make any use of the bar, gym etc - strictly in and out quickly, but they all looked great. Staff were efficient and attentive. Very close to DLR so very easy to get into London or across the river via cable car or Jubilee Line. Overall definitely recommended as a good place to consider.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank MajorVoid
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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Hi MajorVoid,
Thank you for leaving a review here. It's great to see you had such a nice sleep. I hope next time you'll have the chance to use some of our other facilities! Our Re:charge gym and Splash swimming pool are great for relaxing.
With smiles from the Docklands,
Martijn Mulder

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Address: 1 Eastern Gateway, London E16 1FR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#164 Romantic Hotel in London
#176 Business Hotel in London
#200 Luxury Hotel in London
#217 Family Hotel in London
Price Range: £70 - £270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aloft London Excel 4*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only hotel directly connected to ExCel London International Convention Centre (ICC), Aloft London ExCel features 252 Guest Rooms and Suites, a w xyz(SM) bar, re:fuel by Aloft(SM) where guests can grab a snack 24/7, and the re:mix(SM) lounge. Complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet access is also available throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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