Read the reviews here, and thought they were mostly good.
The reception is actually on the first floor, which is fine - it stops pesky people who shouldn't be there from going in.
Got to the hotel about 2pm, and the room still wasn't ready - but that was fine, they took my bags and put to storage and informed me that it would be maybe 30 minutes or so and showed me the bar for a snack/drink. Prices were pretty good considering it's a hotel. The bar staff even informed me that it was cheaper to get 3 bottles of beer instead of 2 (deal running at the time) which was polite.
When my room was ready, a member of staff came over to let us know that it was ready when we were ready to check in... They had 3-4 express check-in machines, which was very simple to use, had a member of staff right behind me in case something went wrong during this process - painless. It's about 15 minutes from everything in central London, and on the Central Line for ease.
In the same lobby on the first floor, there are 3 vending machines - one for drinks (bottles of coke etc), one for snacks and cans of drink and and the top of one it had some items you may have forgotten, e.g. toothbrush/toothpaste (pack), shaving foam and razor and so on - didn't need it, but it was good to know if something was missed.
I used the advice that I read on here, getting a room facing the shopping centre - there was pure silence, good for my partner who is a light sleeper. The room was pretty big, it was a family room marked as a room for two... So we even had the 3rd single bed there :) Room was spotless with plenty of room. The house keeping staff were also very polite and cheerful when we walked past - always asking how our days were, and if we were having a good stay and such!
As I'm a bit of a nerd, and tech buff - one of the first things I looked at was the TV! TV was showing Freeview channels and were Samsung TVs and did indeed have a USB port and HDMI port free on the back, which was handy as I could plug my hard drive in to watch TV/Movies.
My only gripe, was the location/sign posting... We walked past the side of John Lewis went around, and there was a huge flight of stairs - down here is an Entrance to the Car Park and to the right the shopping centre, it's around the corner from here - but there was no sign posts anywhere helping people to find it. I noticed when we were going out into the Westgate centre or outside having a cigarette that people with suitcases were having trouble locating it, but we helped them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just over 200m from the Olympic Park - or 19.19 Seconds if you're a certain someone - Premier Inn London Stratford holds the record for 'Closest Hotel to the Olympic Park'. Based inside the Westfield Shopping Centre, it's also the ideal spot for retail therapy or whizzing into central London. See where history was made at the Olympic Stadium and park. Catch a show at the O2 Arena. Hop on a train to the Excel Centre, just a few miles away. Then return to amazing views, spacious rooms and our extra-comfy beds. ... more less
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