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Sunborn London
Ranked #152 of 1,086 Hotels in London
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“Elegant, charming, and unique ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Sunborn combines old school glamour with modern charm and amenities. And what could be better than sleeping and dining on a yacht?! (My balcony was fitted with deck chairs and all.) Perfect if attending a conference at Excel. Plus the staff is friendly and warm, especially Mariam. Amazing hotel.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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SunbornLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Sunborn London, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Paula,

Thank you for stay aboard Sunborn London!

It was a pleasure having you stay on board our hotel and to receive this fantastic feedback of our facilities and service is very much appreciated.

We hope in the near future you will return to as a leisure guest and that it may not always be business, in the respect that you may enjoy what London has to offer.

When visiting London in future we would love for you to come back and stay with us, and if you can contact me it would be my pleasure in assisting you with your reservation.

Sincerely

Lakeishia Bascome
Guest Relations Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

Last week I had the pleasure of staying onboard the new Sunborn Yacht in London. I was not quite sure what to expect but it was an excellent experience. From the friendly enthusiastic staff, to the spacious well finished room/cabin, to the quality food and not forgetting the night view of London skyline it was truly enjoyable stay.

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SunbornLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Sunborn London, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear David,

Thank you for staying aboard Sunborn London!

It brings us great joy to know that you have had an enjoyable experience here at our and have positive feed back of the facilities we have available enjoying the panoramic views.

We look forward to having you back in the near future and would encourage you when making your reservation to contact me directly to assist you with your reservation so that you may have an even better experience.

Sincerely

Lakeishia Bascome
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I stayed in a suite on the Sunborn Yacht on Friday 6th June for our anniversary and it was fabulous - especially the private sauna! We even had our own sun deck!

The staff were all very friendly and attentive and the service was excellent.

We ate in the restaurant in the evening and the food was marvelous - not cheap, but not silly prices either. Breakfast was extensive and was thoroughly enjoyed.

The bed was extremely confortable and huge!

We went on the United Emirates Cable Car over to the O2 as well - that was scary, but very cool and just a few minutes walk from the Yacht.

Would totally recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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SunbornLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Sunborn London, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Mel,

Thank you for stay aboard Sunborn London!

We are keen to turning moments into memories, especially when celebrating a special occasion such as this.

We are delighted to know you have enjoyed your experience with us and in the near future upon your return to London, would be happy to have you stay with us again.

Whether it be a special occasion, visiting friends or even just a visit back to London, if you could contact me directly I would be more than happy in assisting you with your reservation.

Looking forward your seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Lakeishia Bascome
Guest Relations Manager
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were honoured to be part of the soft opening of this amazing hotel/ship and can only really state that everything is exceptional. Upon first arriving I was a bit concerned that my non-celebrity/rich/famous status would make me an unwanted; I couldn't have been further from the truth. The staff were so welcoming and friendly, they treated us like long time friends. The manager, Ramone, showed us to our room and was a pleasure to deal with very easy going and polite. The whole team were open to any comments and were a true delight - thank you. As for the room, it was immaculately clean and tidy. The towels were huge and soft, the carpet was deep and squidgy, the sheets were soft and welcoming, the bed was vast and possibly THE most comfortable bed I've ever slept in apart from my own at home!!! The room was beautifully appointed and I was not disappointed by a single thing. We will certainly be going back again and I wouldn't hesitate for a single second in recommending this stunning hotel to anybody staying in London, it really is a gem of a place and perfectly placed right by the Excel arena too.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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SunbornLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Sunborn London, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Stefan,

Thank you for staying aboard Sunborn London!

It is us that were honoured to have you and your guest aboard our hotel during our soft opening.

Every guest we have aboard is important and a celebrity from our point of view which is why we strive for guest satisfaction and perfection for all guest experiences.

Thank you for acknowledging all service departments that were available and that you've enjoyed .

We would like to know when you will be visiting London again, as we would love to have you as a return guest and ask for myself the Guest Relations Manager to assist you with your reservation.

Sincerely,

Guest Relations Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

When my partner and I arrived with friends we were overwhelmed by the the warm hospitality that we received from the staffs. They assist us by taking our luggage to our room, very helpful. They were even so kind as to offer to order meal from outside for us as we arrived late and the restaurant on board was closed. The rooms were immaculate bed was very comfortable. During breakfast hours staffs were very helpful as my partner wasn't feeling well I came down to get our breakfast and the kind and attentive staffs offered to take my partner's breakfast up to our room. Thanks to all Sunburn staffs for your ambience. Can't wait to get back on board and enjoy luxury.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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SunbornLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Sunborn London, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Dahlia,

Thank you for staying aboard Sunborn London!

Due to your late arrival I am exceptionally happy our staff were able to assist you in providing a meal and also came to your aid when your partner was not feeling well. As you mentioned the rooms being comfortable due to the circumstances of your partner not feeling well.

We cannot wait to have you return to have an even better experience!


If you have yet made you reservation for future booking, I will encourage you that when you are ready to make your reservation, to contact us directly.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Guest Relations Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Had an amazing stay at the Sunborn Hotel. Room was gorgeous, and really big for what I was expecting. If you get the chance make sure you upgrade to a room with a balcony. The chef there serves the best scallops ever. Already booked my return visit.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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SunbornLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Sunborn London, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Ian,

Thank you for staying aboard Sunborn London!

I can only imagine the experience you had with the facilities we have aboard with our spacious rooms and fantastic view of Docklands over looking the Excel, O2 and Canary Wharf.

We are glad your dinning experience was enjoyable and our Chef will be very please to know your feedback on the Scallops.

As you have already made your next booking, may I please advise that you speak to the Guest Relations Manager you arrival!

Sincerely,

Guest Relations Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

stayed at the sunburn london saturday 7th june to sunday 8th june and can not fault it at all, its on a soft open atm which is fine, staff at reception where fantastic can't fault them checked us in early and as room was nearly ready took are bag while we had a drink on the deck. the room we got was fantastic very very clean big bed and private balcony over looking the dock and over to the O2 and air line cable car, getting to and from the hotel was very easy with the dlr on its door step and also the tube and cable car, there plenty of bars around so perfect night, breakfast was spot on like you would get in a normal hotel like irbris. this is a unique experience that don't cost the earth. had fab views of canary warf from deck and rooms, beds where really nice to sleep in one of best nights sleep I've had in long time, all the staff where helpful and very chatty and friendly, i would recommend this to anyone as this is luxury and you will leave with a smile. will be booking again for next stay in london.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Kristoffer_22
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SunbornLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Sunborn London, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Kristoffer,

It is with great pleasure I write to you on behalf of the all employees here at Sunborn London!

We are pleased to know your travel experience and option of transport was very useful and your check-in process was fulfilling or as you described Fantastic!

We strive for all guest to have a unique experience, and we are proud that we have succeeded your expectorations. We thank you for recommending our hotel to friends, family or anyone you may know and when making your future reservation please contact the Guest Relations Manager directly.

Sincerely,

Guest Relation Manager
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Property: Sunborn London
Address: Western Gateway | Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#39 Spa Hotel in London
#122 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunborn London 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunborn London is located at the western end of the Royal Victoria Dock overlooking the Docklands, Canary Wharf O2 Arena, London City Airport, and the ExCel where one can enjoy the panoramic views of their private settings. Travelling on the DLR towards Beckton alighting from Custom House Excel DLR station, it is a 3-5 minute walk which is a short distance from the main entrance of the ExCel London. For a more scenic journey one can enjoy taking the Emirates Cable Car journey from the North Greenwich O2 Arena to the Royal Victoria Dock, where you can enjoy a walk along the pier t taking in what the local area has to offer whilst visiting Sunborn London. ... more   less 
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