On my second visit in a year ( the first was a free night on my priority points) I turned up dressed like a tramp after a long trek at 23:40 and was welcomed warmly, identified as a priority club member and, as there was an upgrade availble, promply upgraded to a suite on the top floor, overlooking the lock and Jongleurs with an awesome balcony and a very nice room indeed. I nearly cried because it was already time for bed before I had really made the most of the situation.
However, previous stays were in the standard room solet us be objective.
The rooms are pretty standard holiday inn UK rooms, not to be confused with US style rooms, but are large and well equipped, very comfortable, in fact my friends on the last trip slept five in their room with no problems.
DO NOT open the fridge and poke around, it is all computerised and you will have to pay for anything you move, unless you sweet talk the very understanding duty manager who was the most helpful such employee I have met in ages.
Parking is tight and very rare but there is a good indoor car park a few streets away and it isn't a fortune, blue pass holders are quite correctly given a space in the hotel yard, when there is one available.
Camden lock is 20 yards away and the London Underground is less than 250 yards away (it is in zone 2). The markets, the street stalls are all within a short walk, but not one you will be wanting to take late at night.
Sunday is the best day to visit as the whole area comes alive and the hotel is an oasis of calm in the middle of the madness.
The staff here are very well mannered and really helpful and it is now my favourite London hotel.
Book online and save a few bob and pay no more than £130 for bed and breakfast, if you cant get that price, join the priority club, thern phone them and tell them you had that price last time you booked, they can't always do it though so be nice and try next time, but a bit earlier.
Going back next week and I can hardly wait!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock. This modern, stylish central London hotel is located in the heart of fashionable Camden Town & directly overlooking Regent's Canal. Camden Town, Euston, St Pancras & Kings Cross Tube & Rail stations are located only minutes from the hotel with easy access to the Eurostar International Terminal at St Pancras. There are regular links to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and City airports via King’s Cross, St Pancras, Paddington & Victoria rail stations and the Underground. The hotel is located outside the congestion charge zone. The Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock is sitting by Camden Markets and within walking distance to Regents Park, London Zoo, Lords Cricket Ground, Jazz Café, Koko & The Roundhouse Theatre. Make yourself comfortable in one of our 130 well-appointed rooms; with 1 or 2 double sized beds, plenty of room to swing a cat, hi-speed WiFi internet access (FREE in all public spaces) and also terraces for our fabulous Penthouse rooms! The Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock now offers all-day dining menu throughout for your anytime and 24Hr munchies. The hotel also boasts 6 function rooms including the Glasshouse on the Lock with floor to ceiling windows can accommodate up to 350. The additional 5 conference rooms accommodate 4 to 180 delegates perfect for all occasions. See our event page for more and do look us up here, on TripAdvisor! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock Hotel London
- Holiday Inn Camden Lock
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