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CityLodge London

167 Bow Road, London E3 2SG, England (Formerly Kings Arms Guest House)
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Ranked #349 of 531 London B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a good lodge within budget, city lodge is perfect. Staff are friendly and ready to assist. A few minutes from bus stop and underground train station. Good for travellers who wish to see london during the day and would like a decent place to spend the night.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I use to travel a lot during the year, but this was one of the worst place where I've ever stayed. A bed attached to three walls, a little bunker-like blocked window, dirt everywhere, nor enogh furniture neither the essentials. No words....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We slept there 2 nights. Ok the staff is friendly And the make-your-own breakfast is good. But we had bedbugs!! They didnt clean the bed so the second night we had even more bites...! The shower was dirty. There was a lot of noise from the boiler at night. The owner said that they were trying to fix it but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

+ The hotel is well located near Bow church Tube, DLR and bus stations (buses work 24 hours). Its about 20-25 minutes to the center of London. + Though breakfast was not included into the cost of our stay, tea/coffee, toasts, eggs, bananas and cookies were always available in the kitchen. + nice staff + supermarket next door - tiny... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were in a room at the front of the building and Could not sleep at all due to busy road noise. We had to make our own breakfast in the kitchen but the only food supplied waa eggs and bread. No tea facilities or hairdryer in rooms as advertised. Did not use shower as it was dirty. I do... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

To be fair, I would rate this as better than poor, but lower than average, as there are still improvements to be made. From the outside, the building looked derelict and if you knew it was the hotel you would be very concerned and think it had perhaps shut down or think twice about walking through the door. We walked... More 

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

On arriving, we were slightly unnerved by the abandoned looking exterior; we walked past it a couple of times before seeing the paper sign in the window. However, the inside was a completely different matter. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The shared kitchen was very clean and modern, and breakfast was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and found it to be comfortable enough. Room was small and bathroom tiny but shower pressure was great and water was hot! Free wifi but it was a little hit and miss, breakfast provided in a make your own style communal kitchen, very basic but plenty to go around. No lifts just stairs. We found... More 

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