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Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock
Ranked #232 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 July 2009

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Camden town for 1 night although I wish we could have stayed longer! As a Platinum Priority club member we were upgraded to an executive room on the top floor wth a balcony which was fantastic to enjoy the lovely weather. It was also very quiet on this floor, didn't hear any noise from the streets below and it was a Saturday too.
We ordered room service to eat on the balcony which I have to say was fairly reasonably priced for a London hotel, although I did have a problem trying to make the person on the phone understand my order but this was soon resolved by contacting the duty manager.
We were offered breakfast for £9.95 pp when we checked in, its £12.95 if you dont pre book, but to be honest there are plenty of places in Camden Town where you could get a cheap breakfast.
We love the area around Camden, very trendy and lots of great places to eat. We went to a Lebanese restaurant called Mezza Express, great value and tasty food.
Would definitely stay here again especially if we can have a balcony room!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2009

Our flight from Los Angeles was early (!), so we arrived at the hotel around 10:00AM. Without checking to see if any rooms were available, the staff made it perfectly clear that we would not be allowed to check in until at least 2:00PM. That was a bit of a drag, as we had not slept on the plane.

Once we were allowed in, the hotel was fine. The room was adequate, the bathroom nice although small. The lobby was plain and the bar area limited, but we didn't really care about those. We'd rate the hotel as three rather than four stars.

On Friday and Saturday night, the noise from the pub across the street was intense until the wee hours. (We're not light sleepers, but this kept us awake.) Noise was not a problem on weeknights.

Like others, we had booked through Hotwire, so we were pleased with the rate. We also liked the area, which we had not visited previously. It was colorful and interesting. Our overall rating of "Very Good" is significantly premised upon the locale. Wagamama (across the street) had good food at reasonable prices.

We would definitely recommend this hotel for stays on Sunday through Thursday nights. On Friday and Saturday nights, we'd look for something quieter. We also wish the staff were a bit more accomodating.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2009

Like many others, we booked through hotwire and stayed two nights. Rooms are small but very very very well maintained - immaculately clean and ours seemed newly remodelled, especially the bathroom. I like the wall dispensers instead of those tiny bottles that are so bad for the environment.
The area is great - so close to Camden Lock with a great variety of food and neighborhood restaurants (we had excellent Indian at the Masala as well as market selections for everyone); the towpath is a great, pretty, cut through to Regents Park and parts south as well as Primrose Hill etc. We loved being so close to the park.
Note - there is an excellent Morrisons supermarket off the towpath in the direction of Regents Park - go up at at the Pirates castle and follow in the Primrose Hill direction. I think it's closer than the Sainsburys.
I don't think the northern line is the most convenient for the tube, but the tube station is close.
Excellent friendly front desk service.
A great deal and a great place to stay for the price.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 July 2009

Had 7 nights exploring the area and loved it. Modern hotels are not the norm in London but this had all a leisure traveller could/want. Cannot understand why I got it so cheap through Hotwire ($79+charges), but it's worth lots more.
The breakfast at £9.95 (if bought at reception) is nicely presented, although coffee is atrocious - hard to find good coffee anywhere in Britain. Wi-fi at £15 per day was outrageous - I cannot believe they have many takers at that price. I bought a 3G SIM for my iPhone and had most of what I needed for £1 daily.
I had a view on the first floor on the outside. I was worried about the noise some reported, but soundproofing was fine.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2009

All rooms have a safe in the wardrobe, a hair dryer, a small ironing board and iron, an electrical trousers press, a writing table and office chair.
The hair-dryer, iron and trousers press only work after you have switched on the electrical socket, and in the case of iron& trousers press, also 2 buttons on the trousers press
There's a big Sainsbury supermarket at 17 Camden Road, about 150m from the tube station "Camden Town".

Twin room:
- two double beds
- faces inner courtyard and has view of a wall 3m away
- window is relatively small, about 0.6m x 1.2m and does not open properly, you can only tilt it to open about 20cm
- if you don't really need the 2 beds, try to avoid these rooms

Double room facing outward:
- 1 double bed (1.50m x 2m)
- big floor to ceiling window (1m x 2m), which you can open completely

Executive room:
- big roof terrace
- 1 big double bed
- about twice the size of a normal room
- separate walk-in shower and bath tub
- bath robe and slippers provided
- weighing scales in bathroom
- collection of little shampoo bottles, shower cap

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 June 2009

This was the last 4 nights of our 3 week roaming trip through England and Scotland. Maybe we were extra impressed just by staying put for 4 nights. We too used Hotwire, (isn't everyone??) and booked further ahead so payed a little more than rates quoted inother reviews but still great value. Camden is VERY noisy at night and the glass dumping/recycling seems to start about 4:00 AM, just after the last of the drinkers has finally fallen in the canal. The canal is a great walking route. Nearby food offerings are mind-boggling. The shopping is very eclectic and entertaining as are the regulars in the neighborhood. Hotwire always drops us in a new place and this time it was a huge success. BTW, I'm impressed that the manager monitors these reviews and responds. Wish I had something to complain about..... Room 407, June 11 to 14. Cheers.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2009

We stayed at the Holiday inn - Camden Lock in London for one night as part of a three night London trip to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary. We booked via Hotwire and were astonished to get this 4* rated hotel for $49+fees (total $63), an absolute steal for London.
I contacted the hotel a week before the trip to ensure we got one double bed, and also gave them our Priority Club number which although we would not accumulate points as the hotel was booked via a third party, normally affords the opportunity of getting a better room or a view. I received a reply almost immediately from the Duty Manager on that day, Aurelio, informing me that we had been upgraded to a Deluxe Lock View room with their compliments. Outstanding service, especially as the room was booked via Hotwire.
We arrived at Camden Town underground station late morning, and soon found the hotel which is only five minutes walk from the station. As it was a Sunday, Camden was extremely busy but it was an easy walk.
On arrival I asked very nicely if we could check in early (it was 11.30am, check in is 2.00pm) and although initially there was a doubt, after I mentioned we had email the hotel, she was more than happy to check us in. I can't remember her name but she was very bubbly and welcoming, as were all members of staff we met during our stay. She wished us a nice time, and off we went to the room.
The room was very nice, with the aforementioned Camden Lock view, which was stunning. It was a double bed, very firm but comfortable, and there was also a desk and chair, and two chairs around a table. The bathroom was modern, if a little on the small size but all in all it was a lovely room and extremely clean.
We headed off to Primrose Hill and the Camden markets for the rest of the day, all of which are a very short walk away (especially the markets). On our return to the room, we received a phone call, and were extremely impressed to be told a bottle of sparkling wine was on the way up with the hotel compliments!!! Another fantastic touch. Superb.
We did not eat in the hotel, either for dinner or breakfast the next day. It was £9.95 for a buffet breakfast if you pre-ordered, or £11.95 if you paid on the day. It was a little expensive for us to be honest, so we headed to the Lloyds Number 1 next door (which is a Wetherspoons) and had two large breakfasts for the cost of one at the hotel. Very nice, highly recommend and also for a beer or two as well (probably not for breakfast though!!!).
Camden was as I remember it from visits many years ago. Very busy, especially on weekends but with an amazing vibe. The food at some of the market stalls smelt so good, and it was nice to sit and have lunch overlooking the canal, watching the boats going up and through the Lock.
We ventured out for some beers in the evening, and despite hoardes of people being there during the day, I was slightly disappointed that Sunday night was very quiet. Still it was good to get around a few of the local pubs, and after a takeaway pizza we headed back to the Holiday Inn for a nice relaxing sleep.
I cannot recommend the Holiday inn enough. Obviously the Hotwire rate was amazing, but I would pay more for the hotel. Location is second to none for Camden, and it is an easy journey on the tube and only a short walk away. Add into that, amazing attentive staff and you have a winner. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 30 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7BY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#169 Romantic Hotel in London
#173 Luxury Hotel in London
#188 Family Hotel in London
#213 Business Hotel in London
Price Range: £108 - £246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock 4*
Number of rooms: 130
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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