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Holiday Inn Express London City
Ranked #482 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel with our two children. The rooms are clean, with nice cotton bedding, and the sofa bed is made up ready for you. We had a room at the back of the hotel which was much quieter than the front roadside room we had last time. The buffet style breakfast was a big hit with the kids, and plenty of choice.

Reception staff very knowledgeable about the area, and gave help with bus routes etc. Takes about 15 minutes to get to Oxford Street by bus or a 2 minute walk from Old Street tube station. Great location with lots of choice of places to eat nearby.

Would recommend for anyone wanting a reasonably priced city break with children.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

So this is the newly refurbished Holiday Inn Express. I'm only giving it 2 stars because the bathroom looks okay and it's all around clean. I sat on the mattress and it sunk down. No safe in the room, no iron, no minibar, no desk outlets to plug in, the sockets are 5 feet away. The closet is this open nook in the corner of the room without a door. There's no place to put away your clothes. You're basically living out of your suitcase.
To top it all off, they charge for internet at 10.95 English Pounds a day, and you've got to use coupons each day with a different login and password. I kid you not.
First and last time I stay here. Total crap.

Room Tip: Find another hotel. Really.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Olivier_Amar
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Stayed at this hotel because of location - Old street is vibrant with many places to eat well but cheaply. Nice clean hotel and room, everything we needed. 5 minutes from Old St tube station, whihc is 2 stops from Kings Cross. Easy to find. Breakfast much better than Holiday Inn express usual - cooked sausage and scrambled egg on offer too.

Room Tip: Rooms to the rear are much quieter, but we had no real noise problem at all.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

It is a decent hotel, the refurbished rooms and toilets look great. However I got no special treatment for being a PC Gold member. Other Hinn express hotels like the one at Southwark made me feel special during my stay last week. I was provided with free internet during my stay. However the reception here was rude and said that they were providing me a 10% discount on the bar and implied that I be happy with that!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

On arrival: indeed walking distance from Old Street undergroud station, but hotel stating 200m, make that more than 500m. Still OK. Then check-in. Done via the hotel´s website, but still trouble to find the reservation and assigning a room quickly. Luckily when entering the room I was pleasantly surprised. The refurbisched room is nicely decorated, decent size, a good bed, quiet, and a nice, although small bath room. And after all that is the most important. However, more flaws present themselves when leaving your room. Lifts are not working properly, ignoring buttons pushed. Front desk is not too much bothered by this. Then internet: why charge? Why so much (GBP 15 per 24hr)? And why is it so slow at peak times? Then breakfast: you only value English clients by serving only English breakfast? No cheese, no cold cuts, as only alternative sweet bread spreads or cereals? I will only come back when other hotels of the same type and value are full or when reading here that you took notice and improvements have actually been implemented (and that is not only renovation of the hotel).

Room Tip: Front is a busy street, back is a quiet residential area.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express London City

Address: 275 Old Street, London EC1V 9LN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Shoreditch , East End / East London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #482 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Price Range: €91 - €255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express London City 3*
Number of rooms: 224
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Express by Holiday Inn London City. Our hotel is ideally located on the doorstep of the City of London, with the financial districts of Broadgate & Bishopsgate just minutes away for our business guests. We have excellent transport links for the London Underground and Kings Cross & Liverpool Street National Rail terminus not to mention St Pancras International Station for the Eurostar. We sit on the gateway to Hoxton Square, Shoreditch & Brick Lane, whatever your reason for visiting London we are an ideal base for exploring this vibrant area of London. If culture & history mixed with London s coolest restaurants, bars & shopping is what you want then you have just discovered East is the new West! Fear not, for we are also ideally located for London s attractions such as Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Bank of England, Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral & South Bank to name but a few. We have just undergone a full refurbishment of our Lobby, Reception, Bar, Restaurant and Meeting Rooms to reflect the cool, contemporary urban location we reside in. We have 224 purpose built bedrooms, all of which are light and spacious with large desk space all rooms are en suite with refreshing power showers as well as a newly installed state of the art interactive television & in room movie system. All of our guestrooms, meeting rooms & public areas are equipped with high speed wi-fi internet access. ... more   less 
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