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CityStay Hotel

94 Bow Road, London E3 3AA, England
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Ranked #790 of 1,052 Hotels in London
  • 2.0 of 5
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A quite worn down place in a noisy area that is ok for a couple of nights. Breakfast included, which in this case means that you have to prepare it yourself out of what's available. If you’re happy with instant coffee, bread and marmalade, boiling your own eggs and make the dishes by hand afterwards you’ll be fine. Public transport... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed a place to stay in East London for 10 days. This was the nearest hotel to where I was frequenting. I was expecting much worse considering the price and reviews but thought I must endure if I am to stay near to the places I needed to go to. Turned out to be quite a decent place. I had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with my wife this weekend, it wasn't fancy or anything but it was fine and the staff were very pleasent. You get your own keys so can come and go as you please anytime of the night or day. Room was a bit shabby but didn't smell and was clean. It had a communal kitchen downstairs where you... More 

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Sibiu, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The problem with this hotel is neither the location, nor the facilities, but the staff. They do not seem to like what they are doing, they are completely unprofessional and it is useless to talk to them, especially to one of them, about what goes wrong during your stay, because he is totally ignorant and arrogant. The light in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

An absolute awful experience. The staff were rude, the rooms were just terrible, the heater didn't work, the lights in the bathroom didn't work the towels which were provided were dirty, there was a horribly strong smell of urine in the en suite which travelled through to the room. I left after the first night to stay in the travelodge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Low-quality hotel, but it is affordable price in the insanely expensive London. The room was poor and worn, but clean. The heater is hot, hot water is also constantly. The self-service breakfast quickly sold out, but the staff filled up the kitchen with the first request. The transportation is very good. The bus to Stansted Airport and the DLR have... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I spent 9 nights at the hotel and had no problems. The room was small but the space was enough, shower was great with hot and cold water, room was warm in winter, breakfast was free and complete and food was available 24/7! The location was great: very close to the metro station, there were supermarkets and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Not worth the money paid. We stayed for two nights and they didn't clean the room. The staff is not helpful or friendly. They are not welcoming and don't smile to the guests. They insisted on taking 10 pounds in advance for a late check out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I stayed quite late in a meeting and had to start with the next quite early. It was not worth heading home at the time so I decided to take a room. It is quite basic, yet the room was well appointed and clean. The option of having the kitchen available at any time was quite convenient. I would recommend... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stayed here for one night. The Hotel is adjacent to Bow Church station which is a plus. The rooms are very basic, but to be fair, very clean. The bed my son had was not especially comfortable, but ours was fine. I was not terribly amused when there was a power cut which left me in complete darkness in the... More 

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