Ibis London City

Address: 5 Commercial Street, London, England, E1 6BF, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Whitechapel area of London, is near Jack the Ripper Tours with Discovery Tours, Petticoat Lane, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and The Women's Library.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsIbis London City

    Reviewed by m.arch

    Made it here

    by (3 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Day 1

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    Reviewed by traveleasy

    Good location

    Reviewed Jun 30, 2014
    by (15 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    Very centrally located and provides tea-making facilities. Modular bathroom and economic with supplies, only one towel (no hand towel) and no tissues. Single beds are quite small.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis London City

    Great Quality


    We have stayed in this hotel twice. Both stay were excellent. Nice and clean rooms, very good ambiance in "le bar" and most of all great staff. Try if you are looking for great quality for small price....



    Very good price for an excellent service and comfort.You cannot expect more from this range of hotel.Ideal location, brand new hotel and especially great food at the French restaurant. You should try it.

    Truly hated it!!!


    Let me begin with the positives:



    Now for the much larger list:

    When I checked in I inquired about internet access. The gal said, no problem if you have wireless on your laptop. As with most biz travelers, I do, so I proceeded to my room on the 4th floor. No signal - not even a weak one. Called down to reception. The person answering the phone explained that wireless is only on the seventh floor. After extensively quizzing me about whether I had "messed" with the room, I was invited to the desk to get a new key for a room on the seventh floor.

    This time - a single bar appeared on my laptop. Could not launch the browser. Tried going to the small area next to the elevators. No change. The only place I could connect was at the lobby bar. If this had been explained, and I hadn't being playing musical rooms, I might not be as irritated, but they didn't and I was (am).

    I asked the front desk to arrange a cab for me. Adding that they needed to know a bit about the area as I didn't have the address. The fella who showed up was clueless. The place I was going had been at the same location since 1543 So it wasn't that it was a new address. After driving around aimlessly for fifteen minutes he dropped me off in the rain, claiming we were at the correct location. It was five blocks away. Granted, the cabbie doesn't work for the hotel. But when you make arrangements for a guest you assume a certain amount of responsibility.

    The hotel is not in a particularily great area to get to things. While it is inexpensive, I would submit that you can save a great deal of time and effort by being more centrally located. In addition, there is an abundance of trash on the neighboring lots, and the neighborhood is pretty rough.

    The most ironic thing? I was acosted by a person doing a marketing survey in the lobby. Quite aggressively. I declined having been been on the road for several hours. The woman said, "What could five more minutes hurt?" Don't know about others but initially I could think of nothing to say that didn't involve cursing or do that didn't involve violence. Settled for a civil but stern "no thanks" as I walked away. Here's a marketing idea - don't have people pester guests who attempt to decline a survey. Revolutionary!

    If you just want a roof over your head, and aren't particular about where you are in London then I suppose it would be fine.

    However, if you have any preconception of service or assistance, or enjoy working (computer) within the comfort of your room, or would like to walk out the front door to do some sightseeing - forget it. Stay away. You've been warned.

    Great Basic Hotel


    This hotels does exactly what is says on the tin, simple, clean and comfortable.

    The reception staff where great even asking if i would be using Wifi (i did want to) to ensure i get a room with good reception.

    The attached restaurant is quite reasonable for the price, not the best place to eat in the area (try spitalfields just up the road) but if you dont want to go out its defefintly acceptable.



    Ibis London Hotel is absolutely over average of medium-low priced hotels in London. Spacious room, enormous shower, very friendly staff, good buffet breakfast, close to underground... Good value!

    Great base for london


    My partner and i stayed at the London City Ibis for two nights, from the 30th Dec 2005 to the 1st Jan 2006.

    Whilst researching hotels for our stay over the new years eve weekend i was expecting hotel rates to be sky high. However i was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable rates at the London City Ibis.

    On arrival at the hotel i found the staff and the foyer to be extemely welcoming. It was very obvious that the hotel was fairly new, about 6 months old or there abouts, as the decor was fresh and bright.

    Our room was quite spacious for a hotel room in London and although it was basic it was ever so clean!

    The bathroom was emaculate and i was amazed at how big the shower was!!

    Aldgate East Tube station is right next door to the hotel, handy for when your carrying alot of shopping bags!

    All in all i would definately stay at this hotel again!

    A Pleasant Surprise


    We were moved to this hotel after our original choice was overbooked. The immedidate area by the hotel is not exactly picturesque so we were not thrilled on arrival. However, it is right next door to the tube & relatively close to Tower Hill.

    On entering the hotel I was pleasantly surprised. The staff on reception were welcoming & the lobby & bar area is spotless.

    Rooms are fairly basic but very clean & fine for a night or two. There are coffee making facilities, but no hairdryer, fridge or safe in the rooms.

    Bathroom was excellent with a fab shower.

    At weekends breakfast is served until noon for the late risers.

    The bar is pleasant & not at all expensive by central London standards.

    All in all a fine hotel.

    Clean, modern hotel


    You are here in very standard Ibis hotel like you can find in France. If you don't expect a very warm and personal atmosphere but if you like clean, ergonomic, spacious room, you should be pleased. In November 2005, the hotel was brand new. It is a really good opportunity in the expensive city. By Tube, it will take you 20 minutes to reach Oxford Circus and 15 minutes by foot to go to Tower Bridge. There is a restaurant at the ground floor where you can have a continental breakfast. To enjoy great English breakfast, just walk towards tube station where you will find many coffee shops. My wife and I have appreciated the one called Arena.

    Very nice stay


    We spent a weekend in London and stayed in Ibis London City. The hotel is new (opened in june 2005), the room was very clean and the service was good. The price is reasonable. Nothing to complain about. As the hotel is really only 100 m from Aldgate East tube station it's perfectly situated. We would stay there again without any doubt.

    Good value


    Stayed at Ibis London City at the beginning of July. Nice hotel. Good value. Next door to Aldgate East tube station and five minutes walk from Aldgate tube station. Ten mins from the tower of London and very close to the famous Brick lane.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Ibis London City

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from London


    A travel blog entry by m.arch on Aug 15, 2015

    2 comments, 3 photos

    Plane trip went surprisingly well. No issues. Took an hour and a half to clear immigration which was unpleasant. Waited another hour for the hotel transfer to round up the passengers and then we were off. A long drive it was too. The driver was really nice though and the sun is shining. I found it. I was chasing it and already I have it. Go …

    Day 24: London again

    A travel blog entry by creeky on Jul 29, 2015

    ... room, the dressing rooms, media box, and a few of us snuck onto the ground for a selfie. As we finished the tour at the shop it was a great chance to get some memorabilia. After I found mum in the pub it was time for a drink before heading off to Covent garden for Matilda. When we got to the station it was very crowded, and there was a queue for the lifts, so Mum decided to take the stairs, which was a ...

    Week 1

    A travel blog entry by hillaryandcase on May 25, 2015

    24 photos

    ... I downloaded a white noise machine :)

    May 28
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    May 29
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    Days Eight & Nine - London to Dubai

    A travel blog entry by romney39 on Apr 16, 2015

    ... and using the free wifi to catch up on not having much time or connection on the previous couple of days.

    As we walked to our seats on the plane our hearts sank. Directly behind us was a family with three kids under five. The youngest, a baby, was happily screaming it's head off! After takeoff, it was still screaming it's head off, and I was thanking the headphones I had from the ...

    Maureen London Day 1

    A travel blog entry by sportsmedicine on Jan 14, 2015

    Today we left Ireland and went to London. Once we arrived at Heathrow airport we took the tube to Russell Square which is the stop nearest our hotel. We were able to drop our bags off at our room then hopped back on the tube to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We split into two groups with one group doing a walking tour of the facilities and the other group doing a biking tour around the Olympic park. I was able to do the biking tour. The main arena that ...

    Traveler Photos Ibis London City

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    Inside the pod ;)
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