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“Really good little find” 4 of 5 stars
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The Whitechapel Hotel
49 - 53 New Road, London E1 1HH, England (East End / East London)   |  
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Ranked #117 of 535 London B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Really good little find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Excellent new modern small-but-perfectly-formed rooms at cannot-be-beat price in grimy dingy but safe and central to the City and other cool Commercial Road areas. Pleasant reception, clean rooms and common areas, restaurant (Sahara) looked fine to try. Close to tubes and main streets for taxis.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

A great and lovely stay in this hotel. Stayed just one night and can say that room was good enough for me. All new furnished. A bit strange that sink and shower was separate. Sink was in the main room by the bed but it wasn't a problem for me. Great shower, indeed!
Didn't like a smell when entered a room-like a farts, really, every time when entered...
Not so close to city center, it will take approx. 40 min by underground and about an hour by bus.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Not bad value for money for a London hotel. Not as close to the city as you might think, comfy hotel for a night in London. Breakfast wasn't included in my rate so can't comment on food but fully stocked mini bar, comfy room chairs, decent tv channels.
Weird set up for the bathroom - sink, mirror and towels in the main room, shower/bath and toilet in bathroom.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Ok so it's not perfect but for the money, location and availability at last minute it did a job (on a couple of occasions) and I will go back!

It's clean, surprisingly quiet for its location and has great facilities. Even if the sink in the room is a tad odd!

Wifi worked fine and had a good night sleep on both occasions.

The cons are it did have a curry smell in reception and the hallways, but not the room mind, and the sleeping reception dude/guard looked befuddled when I left early one of the mornings - 630am ish, hardly middle of the night stuff.

That all said it was fine and a definite cut above local travelodge's I've unfortunately frequented.

Nice little gem. Works for me!

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Stone, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

A lovely boutique hotel. Well appointed rooms decorated to a high standard to maximise the space. Good quality fixtures and furnishings. mini bar and toiletries. Staff very helpful and gave good advice on local restaurants and quickest route to the nearest tube station.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sejling, Arhus, Denmark
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great stay in London. This hotel was just what I needed and I paid for. Rooms are small, but we only slept and stored luggage – so there wasn’t a problem there. I don’t like paying for huge rooms, with all the bells and whistles when I don’t need or use them. Free Wifi, and easy to connect, better then most hotels, I’ve been in.
Great location, 5 minute walk to the underground or bus service. Coffee shops and restaurants very close by; also a tesco within walking distance.
All in all a great friendly hotel located just far enough from London center to be inexpensive and close enough to convenient.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Very nice Hotel and confortable rooms, good position in walking distance to the tube station and whitechapel gallery, in a safe district with a good price and very helpful staff. Certainly I'd like to come back. To recommend. Luciano

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Whitechapel Hotel

Address: 49 - 53 New Road, London E1 1HH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 535 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Whitechapel is a new boutique hotel in the heart of London's East End. The twenty-four room hotel is situated close to the galleries of Shoreditch and the bustle of Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market. ... more   less 
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