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“Nice but not ideal for a weekend in London” 3 of 5 stars
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Forest View Hotel
227, Romford Road | Stratford, Newham, London E7 9HL, England   |  
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Ranked #737 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Oslo, Norway
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Nice but not ideal for a weekend in London”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The hotel is nice and cozy, and is conveniently located near a bus stop. The buss will take you to the area around Stratford Subway station in about 5 minutes. There you find quite a few shops and restaurants. If you want to go to the city centre, there are several options by bus or subway, but they all take a bit of time. There is also a 24 hour bus service to Oxford Circus. We were in London for two nights, and the travel time to the city centre effectively limited us to one trip each day.

The staff is helpful, and will let you in and get you your key 24 hours. Our room was nice and clean with a good amount of space, and our bathroom was modern and practical, but there were no WiFi or other internet connection in our room (and we were one of the rooms closest to the lounge).

The included breakfast was good, but the restaurant was too small, so expect to wait in line for a while. We passed the waiting on the WiFi in the lounge.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed at the Forest View for 3 nights and were very happy with all aspects of this hotel. It offers budget accommodation but, having stayed previously at similar hotels in London, we were very impressed by standards of cleanliness and details such as the provision of shampoo/soap and daily change of towels. The bed was very comfortable and bathrooms (we had shared facilities) & shower clean and well appointed. Plenty of hot water, too. Breakfast is served in a nice downstairs room, offering a good choice and quality (lovely bacon!). White bread only but that is to be expected, I suppose. Stratford is a good location well served by transport links. There is a bus stop outside the hotel with a very regular service that takes you quickly to the station. We came back each night quite late and had no problems. The main road is quite noisy but we slept pretty well anyway. Staff are friendly and always available. I would definitely stay again at the Forest View and would recommend the hotel to anyone looking for reasonably priced accommodation in London. There are many places charging more that don't have the same standards of cleanliness and comfort.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Bill n the team are very friendly and helpful, the place is very clean and tidy, the rooms are excellent even the ones that are called basic, just love this place and wish I found this place years ago............

Room Tip: The best b and b on Romford road !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We found this ideally located hotel on a planned trip to visit family in Stratford, London. The Hotel is basic but clean, comfortable and reasonably priced for London. There is secure parking at the rear. The room was en suite and had the normal facilities. Breakfast was included and was excellent. The main building has many original Victorian features, there is a friendly Bar and well appointed restaurant. It is only a short walk to Stratford village and Tube or bus to Central London. Staff were very friendly, helpful and polite.

Room Tip: Annexe rooms to rear meant no noise from main road.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

As good as you should expect for the money in London and a lot better than more expensive places nearby. Safe parking and good location near Stratford station. Super fast staff when serving food and the bar is reasonable too!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Great service and really friendly staff...we were also upgraded to an apartment from a family room which made our stay! Breakfast is nothing spectacular but they did cook me some scrambled eggs on request which I appreciated. Hotel is a little dated but our apartment was clean and spacious so no complaints really. Stratford tube station/Westfields is 15/20 min walk away which we found no problem. There is also a bus stop directly opposite the hotel with a bus to the centre of London every 5 minutes!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

After leaving the place we were supposed to stay we rang reception to see if rooms were available (around 8pm) They were happy to accomidate us and showed us to our room. Room was out the back of the hotel so was quiet. Had an ensuit which was small but efficiant. Room was a good size and very clean. Fresh towels and soap given daily. Breakfast was basic but good and they were flexible on the time. Staff made us feel very welcome. Had to leave key there throughout day but due to 24 hour reception it was no problem to get back in quickly on a late night out. Great value for money.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 227, Romford Road | Stratford, Newham, London E7 9HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #737 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 42
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