Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Banquet room
Photos of Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock
TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn London - Camden Lock
Holiday Inn Camden Lock is just OK. Nothing really special, just normal. OK service, tidy rooms. I just dont understand that at this day and age when WIFI is a necessity , they still have to charge you for it. 2 Pounds for 1 hour, 5Pounds for 4 hours, 12Pounds for 24 hours. Considering our standard room is priced at 299Pounds/day. Our 2-star hotel in Saigon provided free WIFI, so why cant a popular hotel at a very cosmopolitan city provide too? And oh breakfast isn't included also, 12Pounds/person if you go straight to the dining area in the morning. Or buy a breakfast voucher from the front desk for 10Pounds/person. I'm gonna repeat what the American guy said after we've purchased WI-FI, "RIP-OFF!"
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock
Great business hotel
No complaints about this modern bright hotel, big comfortable bed and furniture. Location is great for Camden and perhaps as a base for the rest of London. Overlooks trendy Camden Lock area with nearby restaurants and bars. Bathrooms are very modern and well designed with a deep bath.
I thought the hotel was ok, smaller rooms than normal Holiday Inns but the staff were ok and we saw The Darkness staying there! What more could you want!
For the younger crowd?
The hotel is a bit away from the main attractions in London. Camden Marked is outside the hotel and London Zoo it is within walking distance. The streets nearby are packed with younger people, visiting the markets. There is a main street with most type of shops and an underground station close to the hotel.
The hotel is nice (brand new) with a very expensive breakfast (did not test it).
There is a gym, which only contain running equipment. The minibar is automatic, and charge you if you remove any item. There is a note from the manager stating that any personal food found in the minibar will be removed. That is an insult. If we rent a hotel room, it should be up to us how we arrange our belongings. A modern traveller today has bottled water, juices etc which need to be kept chilled. Most hotels let you use the minibar as your personal fridge (Thistle Hotels for sure).
It is very, very difficult to find a vacant taxi on the streets.
Would recommend this hotel for younger people and Kensington High Street and the Bayswater area for mature tourists.
Good location, nice hotel
I found this to be a good hotel for a short stay in London. The location is excellent, being in vibrant Camden Town. The rooms are nicely arranged, with a boutique feel and excellent air con. Only two drawbacks: 1. There's no business centre, and the staff were frankly clueless about where I could get some printing done; and 2. Breakfast is stupidly expensive (£15), but there are good options elsewhere at a fifth of the price.
Ideal location, I'd definitely go there again
The Holiday Inn, Camden Lock, is about 5 min. from the nearest tube station, round the corner from lots of eating + drinking places + the fabulous Camden Market. The hotel is located on the lock, very quiet thanks to soundproof windows. Really clean, lovely rooms, enough space. Staff friendly + professional.
Only drawback: £14.99 extra for a full English/£9.99 for continental breakfast, which is a totally unnecessary + ridiculous rip-off. Go round the corner to The Olympic Patisserie on Camden High Street for a breakfast + great coffee for a fraction of the price.
I'd definitely go again. Do shop around on the internet for good rates.
Cozy, but keep your expectations low.
Our 6 days here were spent in very comfortable frustration. The staff were all quite amused by the junkies nodding out on the sofa, and took 25 minutes from "welcome" to "here is your room key." The Free Wireless Internet Access In All Rooms was only up for minutes at a time, and then at an exorbitant cost for access vouchers, which the front desk could never find.
The room came with two comfy chairs, a desk and an unexpected bonus view of the canal (with this view comes a wake-up call from thebeer trucks delivering to the bar next door). The location is great, if you like glammed up goth dallies and leather-clad mohicans (and, really, who doesn't?). Restaurant staff were consistently pushy, but they do stock single-serving packets of Marmite. the housekeeping staff were incredible; they almost made up for the inept egoists at the front desk.
Fantastic hotel and what a view
Everything about this hotel was superb. Arriving late at 10pm meant we were tired and a bit short-tempered. The view from our hotel window really cheered us up - directly overlooking the canal and Camden market! The hotel is only 5 minutes from Camden Town tube station, and literally a couple minutes walk over the canal to the markets area (footbridge just behind hotel).
Hotel staff were very accomodating and the room was pleasantly furnished with minibar, sky channels, etc. I would definitely stay here again as general location in London is also very good (just outside Zone 1, but only 1 stop from Kings Cross on tube). Full room price is high but I got a half-price deal through Priority Club website.
Great location, great service, rock stars...the lot!!!
Had a wonderful stay at this hotel even though it was sadly only for one night. Got into the room at 9am early check-in which so many hotels cannot accomodate (joining the holiday inn club - free - might help this) and also got a late check out till 2pm. Booked this on totalstay.com at a brilliant rate of 78 pounds for the room with breakfast. The breakfast was wonderful, the gym which was small but had three state of the art machines and a tv was great and met an american punk rock star in the lift!!!! So handy for buzzing camden town and the tube to all locations....would stay there again in a minute!
The Holiday Camden Lock was a great place to stay - the hotel is beautifully located directly on the canal, and the famous markets are only a couple of minutes away. The rooms are extremely clean and well furnished, and the staff were particularly helpful in accommodating all my needs. The wireless internet service is also really neat. Would definitely recommend this hotel.
Nice new hotel
We were skeptical about a Holiday Inn but wanted to be in North London not far from relatives. This new Holiday Inn (opened summer 2003) was modern, clean, and right on the canal at Camden Lock. For those who like shopping, it's also right in the middle of the Camden Market area, which is nice to experience during the week when it's not busy.The hotel rooms are comfortable and well-appointed. The breakfast buffet is excellent with lots of choices. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Camden Town tube station and from numerous bus lines.
TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn London - Camden Lock
Travel Blogs from London
... but no luck.
We went to the top of Wellington Arch and also tried to see her in the Buckingham Palace gardens, but she wasn't even home.
On our walk through Hyde Park we saw so many squirrels, and had a play for awhile in a playground.
The Natural History Museum was great. The highlights were Dippy the dinosaur skeleton in the main foyer and the huge blue whale, true to size ...
... to believe that I could have easily made this trip on my own-- without a tour guide and a crowd of mono-cultural, trend-obsessed people to hold me back. I would have been perfectly happy to tackle all of these things on my own.
This morning and opted to skip the guided tour and instead slept in and then took to the city on foot. I walked the Riverside Thames Path, saw the London Bridge (which ...
... spending couple of days outside at the end of November? xD
It got a bit better after I got a coffee. I walked around a bit, got my Oyster card and had a lovely conversation with the guy selling it xD He asked me about my "I <3 <3 Doctor Who" button, we talked about Torchwood and how he used to love the Doctor when he was a kid... talk about British stereotypes.
I took ...
... National Gallery. The square was lively with people sitting on the gallery steps or by the fountain, and a street performer was playing bagpipes with a sign that read "saving for an engagement ring" by his money box. From there I went by Covent Garden, where I strolled inside Apple Market - quite nice but not as nice as Borough, and walked by the Royal Opera House and the London Transport Museum. I'll bookmark the Transport museum for another visit - I've been so impressed ...
... After lunch I took a walk to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, which are basically just across the road:
Big Ben (the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster) is an iconic image of London. It was amazing to stand in front of this historic location and realise just how big it is (the tower is 96 metres high) and how close it is to the famous Thames River. Big Ben is not open to the public but ...