City Hotel

Address: 12-20 Osborn St, London, England, E1 6TE, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Spitalfields area of London, is near Old Spitalfields Market, Jack the Ripper Tours with Discovery Tours, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and The Women's Library.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews City Hotel London

    Excellent value


    I stayed again in the City Hotel, but now for the first time in summer. All the good facts stay the same (excellent price, very large and clean room, friendly staff, very short walk to the Underground, large Continental Breakfast Buffet) - only one thing was different from my stay on New Years Eve: as it was very warm in June we opened the windows during the nights and it was quite noisy on the street.

    That was not at all a problem for me as I am not very sensible on that matter, but I could imagine that it could be problematic for people who do not sleep that well...

    Overall, I would definitely stay there again, even in summer!

    Not recommended for families


    2 adults/2 young teenagers stayed here for 3 nights at London City Hotel on Osborn Street. Attached photo is view from our room. Not a pleasant picture of London and you won't find it on the hotel's www page. Very noisy from Club Lane below making sleep very difficult. Hotel did offer 20% off to visit club at check in but we just wanted quiet. Club played very loud music till 0100 in morning (Staff said it would stop at 1030). When club was closed, very loud city traffic and/or Islamic music filled air. Neighborhood is mix of young Londoners and Islamic community. Did not venture far at night. Aldergate East train station across street with easy access to all of London. Room was AC or fridge. Family rooms are on the street side so staff could not accommodate moving us to another room for quiet. Hotel could not provide more than 1 pillow per person. We did not sleep well at this hotel. Breakfast was, tea, juices, canned fruits, 3 types of cereal, rolls, butter, jam, meat and cheese. Osborn becomes Brick Lane and is filled with Indian/curry restaurants. Dinner for 4 20-30 pounds. Restaurants always filled with locals. Biegel (Bagel) store located on Brick Lane is very good. 2 stores next to each other compete for business....always a good deal. Enjoyed salted beef bagel sandwich at both. Turn right out of hotel and walk appox. .5 to .75 miles. Store is on left. Brick lane also becomes a market on Sunday morning. Worth a visit as is Spitfields market and Petticoat lane market. Don't see this in the states. Appox. 30 min walk from Tower of London from hotel. Saw many couples of all nationalities at this hotel for breakfast so the other non family rooms may have the quiet we lacked. Will not bring my family back to this one.

    Excellent Value for money hotel


    A group of 3 of us stayed at this hotel while on a theatre break in London. Before we went we were very sceptical, to the extent of having nightmares. We were going to stay in the middle of London for an amazing 25 per person per night - what was it going to be like? Well, our scepticism was unfounded. It was excellent! Large rooms - which is most unusual for London - you usually end up in a shoebox! The service and food were perfect and better that a lot of other hotels that I have stayed in at much higher prices. The single best thing about the hotel was its proximity to the tube station - Literally around the corner. What makes this hotel such great value is that it's not located in the traditional tourist hotel area. It is located in the business district. This means that they are busy Mon-Fri but they have plenty of rooms to offer at cheap rates over the weekend.

    Two words of warning however - Shop around. Several sites offer accommodation at this hotel (search on Google) but the prices vary enormously. I have seen the same room -on the same night- offered at rates that vary from 50 to as much as 150!

    Hen Nights Made welcome


    A crowd of girls (7) went on a hen night to this hotel. It is in a bad area and the hotel looked as if it was on its last legs. The rooms were very good and clean. We were quite shocked as the saying goes 'you get what you pay for! we paid 25 per person B&B per night and there was 4 of us per room. One double & 2 singles, a TV and a fridge. The staff were very helpful and the Lane Bar was lovely you wouldn't think it was attached to the hotel as it very modern. Petticoat lane & Spitafields markets were on the door step about 200 yards. Not many hotels take in hen nights and to this hotel it was no problem at all. I would recommend this hotel as the tube was on the corner as was KFC & Burger King a great little find!!

    Great hotel not so good location


    I booked the city hotel last minute for three rooms. We arrived at Aldgate East station, thirty seconds from hotel. We left the station to the view of a building that looked as if it was ready to be demolished and so were a lot of other buildings around the area, so do not expect a tree lined street. As soon as we entered the hotel our view on the area changed, the hotel was clean, spacious and had a warming atmosphere. We arrived at the hotel at two oclock and our rooms were ready, great after a long morning traveling. My room was on the third floor, the corridor was nice and roomy and was clean. We opened the door to the room to walk into a kind of porch, which led into the main room, we had booked a double room but got in our room a double and a single. The room was very clean, spacious and had plenty of storage space and still enough room to walk around in without bumping into anything. The bathroom was spacious and had a bath with a shower over the bath and the sealent around the bath was white. Everthing in the room worked and the fan was of great benifit as the hotel was warm. Even with the area being rough there was not much noise at night even with the Lane bar and resturant at the ground floor of the hotel, they must have sound proofing in. Breakfast was served in the Lane Bar and was very good everything required to fill a hole in the belly.

    The other rooms were the same. My parents had a room on the second floor and it had a sofa and a writing table in it and still plenty of room.

    I would recomend this hotel.

    Good family value


    As others have said, much more spacious than other London hotels. We stayed in a family room in March 2005 which was big enough that the 4 of us never felt cramped. There was loudish music played outside at night and, if you don't want Indian food, it's hard to find a place to eat. Other than that a good value. I would stay there again.

    Very good hotel


    I fully agree with the previous opinions. I spent 2 nights there in February 2005. The room was very spacious and clean, the staff (mostly Polish) very friendly. Good location close to Aldgate East metro station and Brick Lane with lots of Indian restaurants and bars.

    Very good value


    We stayed at this hotel from August 16th to 18th in a family room. The room was spacious, very clean.

    Hotel staff was very friendly.

    Definitely a very good place in London.

    Excellent value


    I stayed here for two nights last week.The whole experience was positive - from the friendly reception staff to the spacious rooms,excellent bathrooms and buffet breakfast. All this for 40 in London!There was also a modern spacious bar adjoining the hotel and the choice of countless curry houses on exotic Brick Lane.Very handy if flying from Stansted.I wouldn`t stay anywhere else!

    TripAdvisor Reviews City Hotel London

    3.00 of 5 stars Good

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