The first thing that strike me was that the location was pretty much optimal if looking for a place outside London central.
Croydon central station is only 5 min walk away from the hotel, just down the very same street! The trains departure to London Victoria 3-4 times / hour and within 30 min you are in the heart of London. All in all the "door-to-door-time" is less then 40 min.
The hotel was in some cases a bit old stylish but the rooms and common facilities was clean and fresh. The room was of good size with some, according to me, typical 4-star decors: Queen sized beds, bathtub, flat screen TV (although a bit small), water/coffee boiler and so on. The common facilities includes things like spa, gym, swimming pool and saunas.
The surrounding is not bad if you want to skip London for a day. If not taking the local buses it's a 10 min walk until you reach the central part of Croydon with some quite long shopping streets.
All in all this hotel is recommended for anyone that don't see the need to spend an additional 50-100 $ / night just for the sake of living in the central parts of London. In many cases it's also the fact that the general hotel standard is a bit better outside London...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The warmest Welcome in Croydon...Look no further than Croydon Park Hotel London for all you would expect from a great 4* experience.We've just been through a fantastic refurbishment of our lobby and one floor of bedrooms to ensure your stay is an enjoyable and memorable one.When choosing your next break in London, be it leisure or business what more could you ask for than a great location in the metropolitan centre of Croydon, a newly refurbished hotel, FREE WIFI, great values as well as a team of friendly and experienced staff to make your stay one to remember.Getting here could not be easier, we are 15 minutes off the M25, from Gatwick Airport we are just 15 minutes and East Croydon Station is just a stone's throw from our doorstep, as is Croydon's tramlink. By train you will be in London's West End in just 15 minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Croydon Park Hotel