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CityStay Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   94 Bow Road, London E3 3AA, England   |  
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Ranked #753 of 1,065 Hotels in London
goa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“convenient stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

small and well located if your business is in the east of london. rooms are small, but clean and its still reasonable value for money. The tube and DLR are next to it so it serves for both lines. Being on the main road, the buses are easy to get as well. They could however be more thoughtful on furniture in rooms when permitting, to add to the comfort. They also should be more attentive in replacing toiletries as required.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Opava, Czech Republic
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17 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed there for 3 nights in September 2011. People at the reception were very polite and helpful. Our double bed room on the 1st floor was clean and large enough together with shower/toilette. We slept and rested well in the room and for that purpose we didn't need much more. In the basement we could use small kitchen and breakfast room with TV. Fridge in the kitchen was full of basic food (eggs, bread, butter, cornflakes, milk, some fruits etc.), so we could prepare breakfast by our wish (charge for breakfast was incl. in room price). Not far from the hotel are situated BUS, DLR and U-tube stations. It took only 15-20 minutes by BUS to get to Oxford circus and the same time to Greenwich by DLR. U-tube Bow Road Station is 5 minutes walk from the hotel. We were really quite satisfied with position of the hotel and also breakfast selfservice. It is good value for the money.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Ljubljana
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 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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Marlow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about CityStay Hotel

Address: 94 Bow Road, London E3 3AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #753 of 1,065 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — CityStay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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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