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“Wrost hotel I ever stayed at” 1 of 5 stars
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CityStay Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   94 Bow Road, London E3 3AA, England   |  
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Ranked #729 of 1,073 hotels in London
Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wrost hotel I ever stayed at”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Don't even deal with the money grubbing owner at this hotel. The place is dirty loud and the beds are uncomfterble. If you cancel early they will attempt to totally screw you with 2 nights penelty. They lied to me as well, never go there pay an extra 20 pounds and go to a decent place.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

+ Clean, breakfast options (kitchen), near to DLR, close to tube...
- Staff - saying hello can be so simple, try it more often, small room, on the kitchen door only info about closing time, nothing about opening...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed at the Citystay for the first weekend of the paralympics.. Now it was a choice of £250 per night at another hotel or £140 for 2 nights here.. We stayed here at the 2* self rated Hotel and was very Happily surprised.. Ok, the Room we stayed in downstairs at the back, was quite small, but was very clean, had an en-suite.. Lets face it, most of the time your out, just need a bed and freshen up. The location is fantastic.. Right next door to Bow church DLR and not far from Bow road underground station. Breakfast was help yourselves, with plenty of provisions, fruit, cereal, bread, eggs.. just make your own, excellent concept :-).. Felt more like staying with loads of family members than other hotel guests.. would definitely recommend this Hotel.. Don't let their 2* rating put you off.. Really good value and the staff pretty much leave you to it. Brilliant.

Room Tip: Rooms downstairs at the back are quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Spotlessly clean, excellent price, convenient for public transport. There is a practical kitchen for guest use and a 24 hour Co-Op literally across the road. The bed was comfortable, the room was plenty big enough for us. If you want to stay somewhere handy for town but not too expensive this is perfect. The price you pay for the convenience of the public transport is a little bit of noise when the windows are open. Staff were helpful but unobtrusive.
We were there for the Paralympics but also did the cable car near the 02. You can be in the city in minutes using the frequent trains.

Room Tip: We had a double aspect room, Bow Road at the front and Bow Church railway station on the side. Thi...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

The location is fantastic. The room was spotless. The free use of the kitchen and the provsions in there wonderful. Downside the bed was more a one and half rather than double. Shower very small and no hot water. The attitude of the reception may have lost them a repeat booking. My rating is based on location, cleanliness, and the use of the kitchen plus the supplies there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Plus
Good breakfast and kitchen set up with plenty of choice which was always open. Close to underground station. Helpful staff.

Minus
Small room (2m x 4m) with shared bathroom facilities. Noisy traffic all night due to lack of double glazing. No air conditioning. Wet paint on external stairway. Could only access bed from one side and lack of surfaces to put stuff on.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back may be quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I stayed one night to attend an Olympic event and it was fantastic! My room was spotless and I had a great nights sleep. All the fixtures looked new and was in perfect working order. I had one of the downstairs rooms which has a en-suite. The bus stop is right across the road and so is Co-op store that's open 24/7. The railway station is next to the hotel and on the other side there is a ATM. The staff are helpful and could tell me which buses and taxis go to stratford station and the Olympic park etc. There was also free WIFI which was really handy. The room was small but it had everything I needed, I can't believe the value for money at this hotel! I will definitely be staying there again in the future

Room Tip: If you don't want a shared bathroom ask for a room downstairs, they're en-suite
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 94 Bow Road, London E3 3AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #729 of 1,073 hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — CityStay Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stay at the CityStay Hotel offers easy walking access to many local amenities i.e. Pubs, clubs, Parks, Shopping and easy access to airports and train links. On arrival at the CityStay Hotel you can start to enjoy the relaxed in our informal atmosphere. ... more   less 
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