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Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage
Ranked #299 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 21, 2009

We stayed there for 6 nights in sept 09, the location is perfect in relation to catching the tube, maybe a hundred yards or so. Also there is a mall complex across the street with a half dozen nice restaurants, reasonably priced, and a large grocery store, and cinema.
The hotel itself is completely clean, the breakfast good, although no cooked meats or eggs if one must have those; seating for the breakfast was fine. The personnel were helpful and friendly, room was clean, everything worked well including the air conditioning and all fixtures in the bath. It does not have a room safe, nor is there furniture with drawers if that matters to anyone, it didn't to us.
Although not centrally located we found that the price more than made up for taking the tube each day, as we would have needed a tube pass regardless of where we stayed. The best thing I could say about this hotel is that if and when we take a vacation to London again i wouldn't even bother to check other hotels, I'd stay in this one again.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2009

Saw this hotel on several websites which state 'ample car parking available'. What they don't tell you is that it costs £20 per night. We booked it because it looked new even though it was more expensive than another hotel 100 yards away we have stayed at before and like which was not only a bit cheaper but included full english breakfast and has free car parking. If Holiday Inn Express had bee upfront about the additional cost of car parking we would not have made the booking!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2009

Easy to access by car, with parking available. No free Wifi, but available at a cost. Breakfast very ordinary. Close to underground.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2009

Good value hotel. Clean and nicely furnished. Family rooms available (2 adults, 2 children and a baby fitted into our room -- just!). Breakfast is OK (but the area where it is served is a bit cramped). Rooms at the front of the hotel are very noisy (it's on a busy main road) but rooms at the back are reasonably quiet. Close to bus stops and Finchley Road underground station. Supermarket, shops and a few restaurants just across the road from the hotel. Hotel parking is expensive -- £20/day!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2009

We stayed at the Swiss Cottage hotel for an overnight stay whilst visiting London for a concert at Wembley.

The hotel is less than a 5 minute walk from Finchley Rd tube station (zone 2) and opposite to the o2 centre, which houses a Weatherspoons, Zizzi and Nandos restaurants & multi screen cinema. The hotel is on the main road but we didn't experience any problems from street noise.

Wembley stadium was only a few stations away on both the Jubilee & Metropolitan lines and we found this hotel ideal for Wembley.

The hotel was spotlessly clean and the reception staff were friendly & helpful. We booked a family room which was adequate in size, only slight grumble was the beds aren't the most comfortable & the fold out sofa bed was very uncomfortable if you were tall, but fine for a small child.

The continental breakfast was very good, with ample choice of cereals, juice, pastries, muffins and yoghurts. Only waited 5 minutes for a table.

Very good basic hotel and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2009

We had a four-night stay at this hotel because it was nearby to some relatives we were visiting. We thought the price was very reasonable. The rooms were clean, modern and comfortable. The ensuite was quite good too. The hotel is very modern and the included breakfast was very good, considering the cheap rate we got.

Our only complaint was that the beds were very uncomfortable and the double too small for us, although I understand this is the usual size for hotel beds in the UK. We are also used to top sheets on the beds, which again doesn't seem to be standard in UK hotels. My final gripe about the bed was that the blanket was for a smaller bed, so didn't actually cover you when two people were in the bed. We considered asking for a room with a bigger bed, but didn't bother in the end, as we had pre-booked over the internet and doubles were the only size avaiable.

The hotel is across the road from a shopping centre with a good selection of restaurants, and is also very accessible into the city with bus stops and train stations nearby. The car park is very small for anyone travelling with a car. This did not bother us as we were returning our hire car on the day we arrived in London.

I would recommend this hotel, but suggest inspecting the beds before agreeing to the room.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

Stayed here for 6 nights and found it quite fine - easy walking distance to the underground, rooms clean, modern and reasonable size, and the breakfast quite decent - all within a price that's hard to beat for London. Asked for room in the back to avoid street traffic and found no troublesome noises.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage

Address: 152-156 Finchley Road, London NW3 5HS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#220 Business Hotel in London
#254 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: $109 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the enjoyment of a warm welcome & benefit from convenient location at the Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage – 7 minutes from central London.This newly renovated, contemporary hotel, has excellent transport links being adjacent to Finchley Road Tube station. Finchley Road & Frognal overground station is also only 3 mins walk from the Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage. National Express coaches serving Stansted & Luton stop directly outside the hotel. Enjoy sightseeing & the culture London has to offer by hopping on an 82, 113 or 13 Routemaster bus.Attentive, friendly & multi-lingual staff are waiting to welcome you 24 hours a day to make you feel comfortable and at home by providing you with information about the local area & beyond.Begin & end your day in friendly, sociable surroundings - Start your day with our compliments with free Continental Breakfast & a selection of hot items from the buffet.Relax & unwind after a day’s business or sightseeing in our Cocktail Lounge by enjoying a leisurely drink or one of our speciality hot beverages.42" plasma screens keep you up to date with current affairs and sporting events.Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage has one naturally lit, fully air-conditioned meeting perfect for business meetings for up to 25 people. Our lobby area with wireless internet serves as a break out area for lunches and offers secluded areas suitable for private meetings.The Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage is two train stops from Lord’s Cricket Ground, 4 stops from the West End, Theatreland & central London. It is one train stop from Wembley and with excellent transport links, Westfield (White City & Stratford), Earls Court, Heathrow Airport, Hampstead, Camden Market, Kings Cross St Pancras (Eurostar) and Euston are all in easy reach.When travelling by car, the Holiday Inn Express London-Swiss Cottage is conveniently located outside the congestion zone. Our hotel has limited on site parking. ... more   less 
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