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Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage
Ranked #276 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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345 reviews
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“Good Location Fair Price”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

It is a Holiday Inn Express. The location is excellent for getting out and around London. As I had arrived from the USA, I elected to take a cab from Paddington and it cost 15 pounds with a tip. The staff is friendly and very helpful. My room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast is much better than any other HI Express I have visited. Free wifi is good. If you do not need to stay in central London, this HI Express is worth considering.

Room Tip: I recommend a room that does not face the main road.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We booked 4 rooms at this hotel over the New Year period. Check in was good, but we ended up with rooms on all different floors and although we asked for road facing, we ending up getting the lousy view of the wall behind the hotel. The room itself is extremely tiny, hardly any room to move. Bathroom was clean. 3-in-1 cleansing liquid provided in bathroom which serves as a Shampoo, Shower Gel, Soap.

Breakfast was simple with the same variety everyday, not good for a 5 night stay. Staff can barely speak ENGLISH for a UK hotel. I was astonished. It was beyond me, that I came to England and the front desk staff both could hardly get a basic English word out. This was dissapointing as they could not assist with transport or simple subway questions.

On the plus side, wifi was free, breakfast was included and the lobby is quite clean, neat and welcoming. Location is perfect as its a 3min walk to the Finchley stop on the Jubilee Line. Connects to Madame Tussauds museum in just 1 stop which is Baker Street. You can also catch the hop on hop off bus in Baker street.

All in all, a decent stay but my next trip to London, I'll be looking for a better hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Just returned from 5 night stay at this hotel. In response to previous comments about road noise,sent e-mail requesting 'quiet room', which was acknowledged with reply and on arrival we were allocated a clean and comfortable room at the back of the hotel on the 6th floor. All staff were very friendly and breakfast was plentiful with a good choice. Free Wi-Fi is also available. Finchley Road tube station is a 10 min. walk away with direct access to central London and there is also a very regular bus service. Across the road from the hotel is the O2 centre with Sainsbury's supermarket, cinema, eating places and an excellent 'Wetherspoons'.
Would highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting London

Room Tip: We asked for a room at the rear because some previous reports had remarked about traffic noise in fr...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We were recommended this by family members who had stayed here previously.
We booked 2 - 3 weeks previous to our stay and paid £85 for a night. An extra £20 for parking to the rear of the hotel due to it's location (there is extremely limited parking so I would advise asking about this when booking).
Free wifi in the hotel, and breakfast comes in the price also, basic but fresh breakfast produce and just what we needed.
The room was clean, but basic.
The bed was comfy, and I even managed to sleep, which is rare in most hotels for me.
Only a 3 - 4 minute walk from Finchley Road tube station, and the bus stop is right outside. Only 20 minutes on the tube to Covent Garden.
The hotel is situated on a very busy main road which is serviced by night buses so can be noisy.
The staff were friendly and we would certainly stay here again

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Stayed here for three day trip to London. Perfect for this sort of trip. Staff hard working and attentive. Room clean and comfortable. Breakfast plentiful and variety of good choices. Excellent access to central London; Tube with Jubilee,+ Metropolitan line 5 mins away. Main line station 10 mins other way. I walked to Regents Park in 20 mins slow stroll. Plenty places to eat drink shop, open til midnight, right opposite hotel.

Room Tip: rooms on rear quieter.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Lahore
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 4 days. Excellent location right next to the Finchley road station on Jubilee line. Smooth and easy check in. Very comfortable room with tea/coffee facilities. Good breakfast in the morning. we requested a room away from the street and it was very quiet. Very courteous staff.

Room Tip: Room away from the street, higher floor
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hasina B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Dear Sabafaisal,

Thank you for posting your 4- Star reveiw of our hotel.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the location and facilities met your expectations. We constantly strive to give a high standrard of customer service and are glad you experienced this during your stay.

Kind Regards,
Hasina. B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

The hotel is very good, location a bit far out of London but tube 5mins away.Rooms very clean, our bedroom on front of hotel, but we were not troubled by traffic.Breakfast free but very good. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Room Tip: Very good hotel, location not too good but tube 5 mins away, if you are driving there, there is park...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Hasina B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Dear Chrisrees100,

Thank you for posting your 4- Star review.
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the service and location helpful. We are glad to get the positive feedback for the staff at front desk as we strive to keep up the high standard of customer service.

Kind Regards,
Hasina.B
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Property: Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage
Address: 152-156 Finchley Road, London NW3 5HS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#128 Family Hotel in London
#220 Business Hotel in London
#255 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the enjoyment of a warm welcome & benefit from convenient location at the Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage – 7 minutes from central London.This newly renovated, contemporary hotel, has excellent transport links being adjacent to Finchley Road Tube station. Finchley Road & Frognal overground station is also only 3 mins walk from the Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage. National Express coaches serving Stansted & Luton stop directly outside the hotel. Enjoy sightseeing & the culture London has to offer by hopping on an 82, 113 or 13 Routemaster bus.Attentive, friendly & multi-lingual staff are waiting to welcome you 24 hours a day to make you feel comfortable and at home by providing you with information about the local area & beyond.Begin & end your day in friendly, sociable surroundings - Start your day with our compliments with free Continental Breakfast & a selection of hot items from the buffet.Relax & unwind after a day’s business or sightseeing in our Cocktail Lounge by enjoying a leisurely drink or one of our speciality hot beverages.42" plasma screens keep you up to date with current affairs and sporting events.Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage has one naturally lit, fully air-conditioned meeting perfect for business meetings for up to 25 people. Our lobby area with wireless internet serves as a break out area for lunches and offers secluded areas suitable for private meetings.The Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage is two train stops from Lord’s Cricket Ground, 4 stops from the West End, Theatreland & central London. It is one train stop from Wembley and with excellent transport links, Westfield (White City & Stratford), Earls Court, Heathrow Airport, Hampstead, Camden Market, Kings Cross St Pancras (Eurostar) and Euston are all in easy reach.When travelling by car, the Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage is conveniently located outside the congestion zone. Our hotel has limited on site parking. ... more   less 
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