My colleague and I travelled up Sunday night to be refreshed for a meeting at the stock exchange the following morning. We have used Crown Plaza hotels on many occasions and the hotel itself didn't disappoint although in places in the room itself was looking a bit tired. There was a cracked tile on the bathroom floor and a chip on the bath and the paint was wearing off the door. But by no means bad. We wanted to have dinner but the only restaurant open in the hotel was Chinese so we asked for any recommendations within walking distance which there aren't on a Sunday as being the business district it almost shuts down at weekends we were told. We found this odd at the hotel was packed.
Returning from dinner elsewhere we adjourned to our rooms around 10pm. At 11pm the smoke alarm started. Being a seasoned traveller these usually stop after a minute or so when someone has had chance to turn them off but this one persisted and we were soon on the pavement for close to an hour. Chatting to a fellow traveller he said the same thing happened the previous week. Luckily it wasn't raining. Returning to our rooms I watched TV and managed to drop off around 12:30. I'd asked for no wake up call but got one courtesy of the smoke alarm at 2:55 waiting a couple of minutes it went off, back on again five minutes later this time I got dressed. Just in time for it to go off. Back into bed for it to start again. I had to be up at 6:30. To say I was cross by the following morning was an understatement but staff attitude although apologetic was more a less a shrug of the shoulders. No offer of a refund or free night. So much for a good nights sleep which Crown Plaza go all out to advertise I'd have been better staying on the pavement !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel provides perfect accommodation in central London near local attractions such as The London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. This luxury hotel also offers meeting rooms, gym, spa facilities and a Michelin star restaurant. The Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel is a modern central London hotel, located in the heart of the city. This deluxe London hotel is just a stone's throw away from Blackfriars mainline train station, with a direct connection to the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras International. For tubes, the Crowne Plaza hotel is equally well located: just a short walk to Temple & Mansion House on the District & Circle Line, or St Paul's on the Central Line. Whether you're in London for business or sightseeing, this London City Centre hotel is ideally located, minutes away from some of London's most famous attractions: The London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern & West End theatres. Crowne Plaza Club rooms, King Studios and Suites are available at your request. And all rooms are air-conditioned and have High Speed Internet Access. There's also a Fitness Club with sauna in the hotel should you wish to work out and wind down. While you're here, don't forget to eat at our Rosette awarded restaurants; Diciannove offers authentic Italian food including a variety of freshly made pasta, whilst and at Chinese Cricket Club you can enjoy fresh dim sum and Sichuan specialities. The easiest and most exciting way to do some sightseeing in London city centre is to take a trip on the London Eye. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Queen's other residence, Windsor Castle! The Crowne Plaza London City Hotel is only minutes away from the London Eye. ... more less
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