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Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   142 Minories, London EC3N 1LS, England (East End / East London)   |  
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Ranked #53 of 1,066 Hotels in London
London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Booked this hotel for a weekend away through a work offer. A great location just a short stroll from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. The hotel itself is unassuming from the outside but has the feel of a boutique hotel once inside. Staff were excellent and genuinely friendly and welcoming. We had a larger than standard room at the rear which was fresh and contemporary without seeming gimmicky. Given the location the room was unbelievably quiet and I had the best nights sleep I've ever had in a London hotel.

Can't comment on the food as ate elsewhere (there are plenty of good places within a short walk).

I've stayed at the Hoxton Hotel which was more expensive for a much smaller room - no contest in my eyes if comparing the two. Hotel Indigo is my new favourite London hotel and I will definitely return.

Room Tip: The street the hotel is on is relatively free of traffic however there are some bars with late night...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM18, General Manager at Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Wow! Thank you for a great review! Most of our guests would agree with you; Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill is a "hidden gem", perfectly located for a restful nights' sleep while being just a stone's throw away from most London's attractions. We would love to see you back very soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

I stayed several nights at indigo for biz. Great friendly staff and wonderful room, though small as you would expect for London. Bed was very good and the fitness club down the street was top notch. If you need to be in that area what a great place to stay and very close to Aldgate tube station

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GM18, General Manager at Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Great comments, thank you. Everyone here at Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill looks forward to welcoming you back soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Bit of a last minute booking so not cheap (about £180 including breakfast, I think). Slightly out of the way location (marginally closer to Aldgate underground station than Tower Hill, but more trains go to Tower Hill). I was given a room upgrade to a very spacious room at the front where there were no problems with traffic noise. Helpful reception staff. The hot breakfast was cooked to order, but the staff didn't really explain this and were unable to supply any white sugar to sprinkle on the cereal. Free internet worked well, comfortable bed, good room lighting. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GM18, General Manager at Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back with us very soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We spent a Saturday night here. Big thank you to Giusi and the staff for the excellent service. We got upgraded to a executive room on the 5th Floor (room 504) which was just perfect. Complimentary mini bar (soft drinks ans snacks), wi-fi and Sunday morning newspaper. Why cant all hotels be like this, its the simple things that make a stay so enjoyable.
The hotel is about a 15 minute drive to central London (Park Lane) but its perfect for the weekends as this is in the business district of town so is deserted and quiet on weekends. Found free parking right outside the hotel (free after 11.00 am on Saturday and all day Sunday). The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Tower Hill tube station so is also great for a bit of sightseeing, which we did on Sunday.We didn't try Breakfast which wasn't included but there was quite a variety available.
Our room overlooked the main road bu we had no issues with noise at all.
The bed was fantastic, soft comfortable and perfect after a busy day. Large bathroom with double freestanding sinks and a walk in shower.
Would definitely recommend this hotel, its much cheaper than staying in central London which is only a few minutes away, its easy to park and the area is quiet on the weekends.......the perfect boutique hotel, well done to all the staff, we'll be back!

Room Tip: Room 504 is perfect.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM18, General Manager at Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Great feedback, thank you. Most of our guests agree with your opening title regarding the sleeping experience in Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill. Some of the them even want to take the mattress home with them! In the end they all walk away with the details of the model and of the manufacturer and a burning wish to return and spend more time on it very soon! We trust you share this wish and hope to see you again very soon.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I think the staff is awesome. Very professional, very kind and go out of their way to help each and every guest. The rooms are also very nice and are well maintained daily. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling on business or leisure.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM18, General Manager at Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your kind thoughts. We would love to see you back with us very soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Was recommended to book this hotel by fellow colleague whilst traveling to London for business during early November. The hotel is small only about 48 rooms and has a very personal & boutique feeling. The rooms are small, but that is no surprise when traveling to London, however they are well designed, well fitted out and have all you need. The bathrooms are good with large shower with Aveda amenities. Reception staff were very pleasant, information and always very helpful. Good wifi throughout and not problems getting more passcodes if you have more than 1 device which is very welcoming these days.
Breakfast is basic but staff were very plesant, still have the feel that the hotel is new and only recently opened. Location is convenient to Tower Hill underground or Tower Gateway DLR. Would definitely return and recommend.
No other facillities such as pool or gym, but you do have free access to use the Virgin sports centre about 100m down the road, and from what i heard from a colleague who used the facilities was very impressed.

Room Tip: Rooms are all very quiet which is a bonus in London....dont hear any noise outside the room!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM18, General Manager at Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Great feedback thank you. All of us here at Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill believe with conviction that our guests are our best advocates for the type of service we offer. We look forward to welcoming you back with us very soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Think the title says it all. Overnight stay with my wife, without the kids and everything perfect until the wait for breakfast. Hopefully if your staying mid-week they have more people in the kitchen, alternatively Starbucks is about 50m away!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GM18, General Manager at Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for your valuable feedback. Paul, I totally agree! we need to do better on this timing thing on Sun. mornings...We would love to see you abck soon.
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Address: 142 Minories, London EC3N 1LS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#44 Luxury Hotel in London
#51 Romantic Hotel in London
#52 Business Hotel in London
#103 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located near Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill is just a stone's throw away from all of London's transportation links and so eminently suitable to both leisure visitors and business travellers alike. ... more   less 
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