The hotel is in a fantastic location, about 2 minutes walk from the tube/DLR station. (its about 15 minutes into central london).
The room was clean, comfortable and unremarkable. I paid 74 pounds for one night at very short notice which wasn't bad at all.
Some of my fellow guests were being a bit noisy coming up from the hotel bar - but nothing after 12:00. There was no traffic noise, despite being next to a main road and in the flightpath of London City Airport.
The complimentary continental breakfast was, again exactly what you'd expect. There were sausages, eggs and beans, so halfway to a full english. If you didn't fancy something so heavy, there were plenty of other options, including yoghurt, fresh fruit, fruit juice, cereal, toast, croissants and wierdly enough, doughnuts. All these were just what you'd expect from a holiday inn express - competent, but nothing spectacular. There was also a doug egberts coffee machine with a huge array of options - all of them very nice. Also, free newspapers, which was great!
One aspect of the stay that I found was surprisingly great were the staff, they were incredibly attentive, good humored and responsive to my needs. I would give them 5 stars.
Overall, perfect for a brief visit at an affordable price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express London-Royal Docks/Docklands Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of London's dynamic Docklands area and is only minutes away from Canary Wharf and the Excel Exhibition Centre. London City Airport is only 2km away and Canning Town Tube and Bus Station is within few minutes walk. The O2 Arena is also a short distance away (only one tube stop). The Holiday Inn Express London-Royal Docks/Docklands Hotel has 136 fully air conditioned en-suite bedrooms. This London hotel has spacious family rooms. All rooms have High Speed and Wireless Internet facilities (chargeable).Visitors to the World Travel Market, International Boat Show, Toy Fair, London Wine Festival and Anthony Robins Exhibitions will all find the hotel ideally situated. Meeting and Conference rooms are spacious with natural daylight, convenient for local business meetings. ... more less
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- Holiday Inn London
- Holiday Inn Express London Royal Docks - Docklands England