No one said hotels in London would be cheap, but Holiday Inn Express has redefined "minimal" in this property. Here's the list: the "welcome tray" was nothing more than a coffee pot and cups, there were NO drawers, the total of FIVE hangers for your clothes meant most things stayed in the suitcase (which, by the way, had to remain ON THE FLOOR), the space between the wall and the door meant you could not use the hair dryer without banging elbows into the shelf (and the hair dryer is NOT in the bathroom), the room is so small that two people can't pass each other around the beds, if you want an extra towel you must go down to reception to get it, if you sit at the desk, you can't get to past the bed, if you want to change the room temperature you have to have the staff come to the room to do it (you are not given permission to set the temperature yourself), there are no notepads, you are provided with ONE towel and the "power shower" is a hand-held normal shower head. All in all, this is a room for someone who really isn't traveling. You could survive ONE night if you don't mind having none of the usual hotel expectations, but, this is London. Who knows what people actually expect for their money here? As for me, I'll go to Genoa where the Best Western Metropolie does a superb job for less money.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage Hotel London
- Holiday Inn London