A single night to get over jet lag before attending business sessions nearby. Arrived around 9 a.m., knew room wouldn't be available, but I was cheerfully offered breakfast - which is considerably larger than the fruit/breads/coffee I'd expected. Surprisingly good sausage - I tend to find English sausage bland - and not-overcooked scrambled eggs. The room looks pretty standard, and there's no closet, just a few hangers in a niche off the hall. Externally a pretty unprepossessing building, with a fire station between it and the tube station - you can avoid that by getting a room facing north, not on the primary street .No, the windows don't open - but the mattress was very good. Good shower, too and large, fluffy towels.
But the big thing is the cheerful front desk staff, clearly willing to do what it takes to make guests happy. The gift pack for kids was presented to two toddlers with a flourish that would have done justice to a theater major and a smile to warm the hearts of all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Express by Holiday Inn London City. Our hotel is ideally located on the doorstep of the City of London, with the financial districts of Broadgate & Bishopsgate just minutes away for our business guests. We have excellent transport links for the London Underground and Kings Cross & Liverpool Street National Rail terminus not to mention St Pancras International Station for the Eurostar. We sit on the gateway to Hoxton Square, Shoreditch & Brick Lane, whatever your reason for visiting London we are an ideal base for exploring this vibrant area of London. If culture & history mixed with London s coolest restaurants, bars & shopping is what you want then you have just discovered East is the new West! Fear not, for we are also ideally located for London s attractions such as Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Bank of England, Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral & South Bank to name but a few. We have just undergone a full refurbishment of our Lobby, Reception, Bar, Restaurant and Meeting Rooms to reflect the cool, contemporary urban location we reside in. We have 224 purpose built bedrooms, all of which are light and spacious with large desk space all rooms are en suite with refreshing power showers as well as a newly installed state of the art interactive television & in room movie system. All of our guestrooms, meeting rooms & public areas are equipped with high speed wi-fi internet access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express London City Hotel London
- Holiday Inn London City
- Holiday Inn Express London City England