We stayed at this hotel for five days over the New Year.
The location is great - there is a DLR station (Bow Church) right next to the hotel and it goes straight to Canary Wharf.
If you want to use the underground it is about a 3 minute walk to Bow Station (where you can hop on the District or H&C line), or if you continue and walk another 3 minutes you will get to Mile End Station where you can board the above mentioned lines plus the Central Line. It is, on average, a 15min ride to the city centre.
The neighbourhood offers a Tesco express (between Bow Station and Mile End Station) as well as a Tesco Superstore (about a 10 minute walk). There is a great pub called the Little Driver right across the street where you can grab a beer at the end of a busy day.
For good coffee in the morning go to Costa Coffee which is by Mile End Station. There is also a Nando's and a great value for money pub called the Half Moon all within a 15min walk from the hotel with meal deals plus drink starting at 6 pounds per person!
The staff were very friendly and helped us with all our questions.
The room was small (we stayed in 105), but we really only slept and showered there. The room was equipped with a TV, we got clean towels every morning with the cleaning service and basic toiletries were provided.
The hotel says breakfast excluded, which is actually not true. There is a kitchen downstairs and it is always full of goodies - cereals, milk, tea, coffee, toast, bread, jams, spreads, ham, cheese, fresh fruit. It is self service and you must clean up after yourself, but there really is no need to grab breakfast anywhere else.
All in all, it is good value for money. If you are looking to save a few pounds on lodging, this is the place to stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- CityStay Hotel London, England