Holiday Inn Express London City
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Rooms were comfortable and clean. The hotel staff was exceptionally friendly. A little far from the nearest tube station, but manageable, and there are bus stops right outside the door. An easy cab ride from Kings Cross (we paid 10 pounds).
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express London City
Our First week in London
My wife and I and our 2 kids (12 yrs and 9 yrs) enjoyed our stay at this hotel. We wanted a place to stay that would have a continental breakfeast, it helps to simplify the morning with the kids, and the breakfeast was great.
We had a room on the fourth floor and the road noise was very noticable. Get a room away from the road.
The area is not the most glamorous, but there is some good cheap eats in the area, and the tube station is less than five minute walk.
The staff was friendly and helpful.
We would recomend this hotel.
My wife and I stayed 4 nights at the Holiday Inn Express London City in the middle of January 2005. We got a rate of 48.51 pounds at the prepaid rate on Holiday Inn's corporate website. Note that, though it seems from the website that when you book the prepaid rate that they will only charge 1 night initially (with the balance at your checkout), the hotel actually charged all 4 nights right off. While that wasn't an issue for us (esp. since the price was so awesome for London), you should know that.
We were there first week of december 2004 for 4 nights. My husband had conference nearby is why we chose it so he could walk there instead of taxi and because of the price. Lots of restaurants down Tabernacle then go around.
I've stayed at this hotel several times. However the last time was so bad i will NEVER stay here again nor stay at a Holiday Inn EVER again in my life.
The hotel charged me for the same room twice. I had booked online but changed the date and somehow they didnt receive the date change and charged me 2 nights. I even have the booking change but they would not refund me. I asked to speak to the manager but she refused and they would not refund the money.
I am so disapointed at how I was treated that i will NEVER stay at this hotel again. I've stayed here about 6 times in the last year and now I am on the search for another London Hotel.
Be very wary! Don't give your credit card to them and try to pay cash.
Stayed in this hotel for 8 nights. Good location, tube only 2 minute walk, hotel is clean and new, rooms are nice, staff is helpfull, continental breakfast was good, the only problem is that the Old Street is very noisy 24/7, so if you get street side room it's going to be hard to sleep. Next time I'm in London will stay in this hotel again.
Seven days in London
First time in London for me and my girl-friend, I found this hotel on internet between a thousand of similar hotels. The location is very good, very near to the tube, on the northern line, the hotel is only two minutes from the metro station. The first sight was negative, Old Street is dirty and noisy. But at the hotel we have found a friendly and helpful staff. Our room was spacious, with an adeguate bathroom. My suggestion is: ask immediately for a room on the quiet side of the hotel, otherwise you will be wake up in the middle of the night by ambulances and police cars. Continental breakfast is fantastic! In the neighbourhood there is a plenty of pubs, take away and markets. If I come again to London, you will surely find me there.
Good value, good location
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, London City , for 4 days on my recent first time visit to London. The hotel was pleasant and clean and the rooms were fairly spacious. This was one of the few hotels that could actually accomodate 4 persons with the availability of its pullout sofa. The continental breakfast was more than adequate with a good selection of cereals, breads, yogurt, fruit, etc. The tube was less than 5 minutes walk, and from the tube station one could be anywhere in London within a short time. I recommend it highly.
On my first trip to the UK, my husband's company supplied the hotel. We were really quite lucky, as this location was superb for our needs. As he was there on business and I was there to sightsee, we both needed to be near the tube, which we were. Breakfast was provided in the morning, which was quite adequate. In fact, on the last morning, we were up so early that breakfast wasn't being served yet, but the gracious desk clerk opened the entire breakfast an hour early just because we were there. Now THAT's hospitality. The room was a normal Holiday Inn room, complete with two double beds, a good selection of television channels, and a relatively spacious bathroom. I have absolutely no complaints about this location, and that is saying a lot considering that back here in the States, hotels are my profession.
quite simply, it's the most useful hotel I know. We use it when on business in the City, on a big night out in London where the thought of having to catch the last train home just doesn't appeal (and nor do the pay-by-the-hour hotels in King's Cross...), when we want an excuse not to stay at my parents' when in London... in fact, quite a lot. Don't expect frills, fancy toiletries or chocolate on your pillow, but the service is unerringly good - we've never been woken by a maid, however long we've slept, and when I left a necklace there by mistake they posted it on, recorded delivery, within days. The breakfast is unlimited but unremarkable and stops serving at 9am. However, there's a splendid caff (not a cafe, a caff) round the corner that does breakfast all day every day. And it's right near the tube. Really, I can't recommend it highly enough.
Whilst searching for hotels for my Boxing Day arrival in the UK, I had become rather frustrated with the lack of affordable hotels that are clean and in a good location. Luckily I found the Holiday Inn Express London City in Hoxton at the Old Street station. This hotel is perfect for the sightseer; the rooms are CLEAN with nice beds and en suite facilities. The staff is helpful and the FREE continental breakfast is just right, but be-sure to get there early as the queue gets long fast. The Old Street station is on the Northern Line and many of the sights are easily reached with few changes the area around the Old Street station is ok, with plenty of pubs and take-away stands close by. While the area seems to look a little run down (it is the East End after all) Hoxton is the sight of tremendous rebirth, and is quickly becoming the new Chelsea, ripe with super trendy clubs and restaurants, Jamie OliverÂ s Seven is nearby. Making reservations through ****will be the highest price I suggest **** or ***** to make the booking