London hotels are not cheap and one of the reasons we chose the Holiday Inn for our two night stay was value for money. We booked via Superbreak and the 2 night offer included breakfast both mornings and also evening meal on the first night.
It is a very modern hotel, located adjacent to the Westfield Shopping Centre in East London and just across from the Olympic Park. There are great transport links into central London, most notably via the Central or Jubilee Lines from Statford. This is a sizeable station so is a good 10+ minutes walk away by the time you have got through the station to the platform. You can also get a mainline train into St Pancras from the also adjacent Stratford International, a journey which I believe only takes about 5 mins on the actual train.
The inclusive evening meal was ok but instead of giving you a fixed allowance, you are actually restricted to a very limited choice on what I think was their Table D’hote menu. Breakfast was a fairly basic selection of hot and cold items but the quality was pretty good. On the second morning, the weather was really nice so we well able to eat outside. There are many restaurants located right outside the Hotel entrance so there is an excellent choice right on your doorstep.
Bedroom was nice. Window did not open which I would not normally like. However, the air conditioning/ventilation must be excellent as this was not a problem in the slightest. Although looking across to the Casino at the shopping centre opposite, we were not aware of any particular noise.
The only issue was on the final day, one of the 2 lifts was not working. The hotel is above shops so apart from the entrance is all on upper levels 3 to I think 8 (Staybridge Suites occupy all the higher levels above that). Reception itself is on the 3rd floor, 2 levels up from the entrance. This meant the only operating lift could bearly cope and long delays were experienced.
Overall, a really pleasant modern hotel in a good location in East London offering excellent value for money.
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