Ibis London Excel Docklands
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIbis London Excel Docklands
Ideally situated very close to the Excel Exhibition centre, and very reasonably priced for a stay in such interesting surroundings. The rooms are well planned to provide easy living conditions and it is good to have a restaurant onsite, offering good food.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis London Excel Docklands
Lack of standard Facilities!!
Stayed for one night - room was fine and clean, but did not have a hairdryer. When I asked for one at reception I was told I could only have it for one hour maximum! Apparently they only have THREE hairdryers for 278 rooms. Pretty poor service!
Sehr gutes Preis-Lestungs Verhältnis
Ich übernachte ca. 6-8 x im Jahr in London und habe in letzter Zeit immer das Ibis Excel gebucht, da das Preis Leistungsverhältnis einfach unschlagbar ist. Wenn man über London City fliegt liegt das Hotel sehr verkehrsgünstig. Vom Flughafen aus kann man sogar am Dock entlang laufen und die letzte Abendsonne genießen. Die DLR von dort fährt direkt zum Tower Gateway.
Das Hotel ist sauber, die Zimmer ebenfalls und die Lage ist für Londoner Verhätnisse traumhaft ruhig. Da das letzte Flugzeug von City aus nicht wesentlich später als 21 Uhr fliegt und das erste auch nicht vor 06:30h verbringt man eine ruhige Nacht sogar bei offenem Fenster. Inzwischen haben auch zwei bis drei Restaurants in der Nähe eröffnet. Das Restaurant im Hotel kann ich leider nicht empfehlen aber in der Nähre gibt es zwei recht gute Asiaten und im Nachbarhotel Novotel eine wunderbare Dachterasse mit annehmbarer Küche.
Unbedingt um Zimmer mit Blick auf das Royal Vitoria Dock bitten - die sind ruhig und haben eine tolle Aussicht.
Perfect hotel poor receptionist.
Having one young man at the reception who is booking in a lot of people at once does not work. The employee has NO people skills and fails dismally at multitasking. Booking in was a nightmare.
All other aspects of the stay deserve a ten out of ten.
I stayed here for 4 days in March 2005. This hotel is exremely good value for money if you are willing to take the train into the centre of London. The train station is less than five minutes away and the journey into london takes about 25 minutes. The trains run regularly (every 10 minutes) from early 6am to about 12pm and the walk to the station is well lit and safe. The hotel itself is very modern with comfortable rooms with a good view of the docklands. I wasn't overly impressed with the resturant but it is reasonable for what you get (remember that London is generally very expensive). Overall this hotel offers the best value that i have seen in London.
I was extremely satisfied with the hotel. The rooms spacious, clean, and new. The building is very new as well. Although the location is a bit far from the attractions, the hotel's close proximity with the Docklands Light Rail make all the attractions accessible. I would definitely come back to this hotel next time I visit London.
Sleep well here
I found the room spacious and very comfortable. It's only a short walk to the Docklands Light Railway station and was well lit etc as it was by the Excel centre. My tip is to get a day pass for the DLR, Tube etc then it's cheap and easy to get around. I would definitely stay here again.
A Great Hotel
I stayed at this hotel with my high school tour group after we had already spent two weeks traveling through Italy and France. The Ibis London Excel was exactly what we needed at the end of our trip! The rooms were clean and nice, the breakfast buffet was great (especially the various croissants and hot chocolate!), and the staff was very friendly. There were also some nice extras, such as lavender sachets available at the front desk, and hotpots along with tea and coffee in the rooms.
I had never ridden on a subway before, but found the tube system very easy to learn. The nearest tube station to the hotel is Royal Victoria, which is roughly a five minute walk. The Docklands are a bit of a distance away from downtown London, but we didn't have a strict time schedule so I didn't really find it to be a huge inconvenience.
My advice when going to London is to definitely check out the Covent Garden area! It has awesome shops (Thorntons chocolate shop and Whittards tea shop should not be missed), an open market, and a square that usually has magicians, etc.
Clean, new, budget
This hotel is great if you're on a tight budget, but also want clean, modern accomodation with decent facilities. Our room offered a view of the docklands, and Canary Wharf, which was a surprise (although a new building going up might block some of the view). The bathroom is clean and new - the shower is spacious, and the water pressure's fantastic, although there's not much room otherwise. The beds are foam, and not proper mattress, but that's to be expected in a budget hotel. You can ask for a hairdryer at the front desk as well.
When we discovered that our phone didn't work, we were immediately moved to the room next door. Although, the air conditioning wasn't working in the new room, but we couldn't be bothered moving again - A bit strange for a new hotel.
The internet specials on their website are great (although we had some trouble convincing reception on the way out - apparently we accidentally got the low price on their higher priced 'event' days)
Also, don't expect too much customer service. Some staff were fairly surly and looked like European backpackers working in the UK. And we were made to feel like criminals when they tried to charge us the higher price, despite being quoted a lower price.
It's fairly close to the Docklands light rail, although it can take a good half hour or so to head into the city centre, so it's not the best place if you have a tight schedule (or if there happens to be a tube strike!)
Nice, new chain hotel with a great breakfast. Rooms have tea/coffee maker but no hairdryer. Clean ironing room is available at no charge. Some of the rooms overlook the Thames. Staff was helpful and friendly. Access to the metro is a five minute walk, and it takes about 15 minutes to get to Tower Bridge.
A lovely new hotel
Me and my Boyfriend stayed at the Ibis London Excel hotel for three nights over valentines weekend and were really pleased with this hotel.
It was only opened in January 2004 therefore, everything was new. It has a bar and restaurant (however, the restaurant lays on a buffet at meal times, which if you want a snack or something specific this is no good as there is nowhere near by to eat). Breakfast-only a continental breakfast served, but it is available til 12noon.
Hotel is located right opposite the ExCel centre at the Docklands near the Millenium Dome. Its approx a 5min walk to train which makes all sights of London easily accessible.
Overall would recomend a stay here it represents good value for money!