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Aloft London Excel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Eastern Gateway, London E16 1FR, England (Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs)
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Ranked #214 of 1,073 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there to spend a weekend after a conference at London Excel because of the good location between LCY and London downtown via DLR. Rooms were quite nice, clean, and quiet, breakfast was mediocre, however. Good value for money for London, but admittedly we were on a special rate because of the conference.

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manchester, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just home from a short break at Aloft London Excel. What a beautiful hotel in a lovely, peaceful setting. The hotel is just a short walk from the DLR station and the bank of the Thames. We walked along the embankment to the Emirates Cableway and took the ride across to North Greenwich and the Emirates museum, wonderful views of... More

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Bribir, Primorsko-goranska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best part of this hotel was the pool. It was extremely useful after a long tour of the city. Hotel is not in the center, but I used it for a tour of Greenwich, which is nearby. The connection to the center is excellent, I used the combination of the cable car and hydrofoil. As far as the hotel... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've stayed here on more than one occasion when visiting London. Aloft offers a significantly lower rate than most central London hotels and is readily accessible by the DLR (which connects to the main tube network), hence making it a very good alternative than to stay in the centre of town. If you have meetings in Canary Wharf or fancy... More

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Dallas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were attending a conference at the Excel, so this was the closest hotel to the ctr. Very nice, modern interior. All amenities were very nice. Rooms very clean. Free wifi. Hotel Staff was super friendly and helpful. My only complaint was that somehow our room was tagged as a "green" room. So, maid service didn't change our towels, sheets,... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good modern hotel with comfortable rooms. It is a watered down W hotel experience, but nice touches in keeping with the W signature style, Bliss products in the bathroom, live band in the bar (Saturday), gym and pool. It's watered down as there is no mini-bar or iron in the room and no room service. It does have a restaurant... More

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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this review

Hi SkiinHK, thank you for leaving us your review. Aloft has indeed much of the W dna but is more geared towards an empowered experience of control. This means that instead of a minibar or room service we provide a 24hr Re:fuel shop were our guests can obtain drinks and snacks which can then be stored in the guestroom mini-bars... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is a shining example of what others should aspire to be! The staff are fantastic, making you feel very welcome and they go out of there way to help. This place is a 15min ride on the DLR from Tower Gateway, and is next to the Excel sharing a walkway from the station. Looking very fresh inside, after... More

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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this review

Hi Darryl M, thank you for your amazing review! You cannot compliment us more especially your remark about our fantastic Talent puts a big smile on my face. Thank you for returning to us for your stays in London and we look forward having you staying with us again on your next visit. Have an easy breezy day! Martijn Mulder More

Deauville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have to go to the excel centre you Can not have a nearest hotel! It is very modern. When you go in you smeĺl a very Nice intérior perfume. The lobby is Nice and Clean. The room as Well is not big but really enough and Well organized. A thing which is very important and good to note... More

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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this review

Hi CelineMDeauville, thank you for leaving us your review here. We are indeed very close to the ExCel Exhibition Centre. Great to hear you experienced our Refresh Talent as being efficient and our reception Talent as very professional. Rest assured I will share your experience with our teams. Angelo will be very pleased with your personal thank you and of... More

Lagos, Nigeria
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had two stays over the past 2 weeks – one for a conference and the other on passing back through London. We chose to do this as the hotel was ideal for the Excel centre and City airport. We were able to leave half our luggage for the return stay. The DLR is on the hotel’s doorstep into... More

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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this review

Hi Rob N, thank you for leaving a review here. We are indeed very closely located to City Airport and next to the ExCel Exhibition Centre. I am sorry to hear that the DLR did not run during your stays with us, it's a shame as the DLR stop Prince Regent is indeed on our doorstep and a very quick... More

Luxembourg
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is right outside the London Excel, which was perfect as I was taking part at the Fitpro exhibition. If you arrive at London City airport and have a lot of luggage, it is easiest to take a taxi. It will cost around 6 GBP, but is well worth it as it only takes you 5 minutes to get... More

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AloftLondonManager, General Manager at Aloft London Excel, responded to this review

Hi PO68, thank you for leaving a review here. Great to know you found your way easily to our hotel and received a warm welcome from our reception Talent! You mentioned as well you enjoyed our stylish and quiet rooms and had a good night sleep in our comfortable beds, that’s good to hear! We are excited to learn you... More

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Address: 1 Eastern Gateway, London E16 1FR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Docklands / Canary Wharf / Isle of Dogs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aloft London Excel 4*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#79 Best Value Hotel in London #147 Romantic Hotel in London #153 Luxury Hotel in London #178 Business Hotel in London #224 Family Hotel in London
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The only hotel directly connected to ExCel London International Convention Centre (ICC), Aloft London ExCel features 252 Guest Rooms and Suites, a w xyz(SM) bar, re:fuel by Aloft(SM) where guests can grab a snack 24/7, and the re:mix(SM) lounge. Complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet access is also available throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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