Hotel Overview:The Premier Inn City Tower Hill Hotel is located on the eastern edge of the City of London (square mile), which is known as London's financial area. However these days that reputation is also becoming attached to the Docklands/Canary Wharf area which is just 2 miles to the West. This location is also convenient for the City of London Airport which is easily accessed via the A1261 Aspen Way dual carriageway at just over 5 miles. The hotel actually lies between Wapping and Aldgate. Wapping runs along the banks of the River Thames and takes in places of interest such as St Katharine Docks. Aldgate is at the start of the Whitechapel and Commercial Roads, a busy area with a high density of shops and factories specialising in all areas of the fashion and garment trade. While not in the same league as the fashionable shopping of the central London areas, the surrounding areas do have a large number of shops and restaurants. Perhaps best known is Brick Lane with its huge number of Asian shops and restaurants. Well known as the place for late/early morning snacks and bagels. 0.4 miles to the north towards Bishopsgate is Petticoat Lane market, running for over 400 years and specialising in fashion and clothing. Within 0.6 miles is Old Spitalfields Market along Commercial Street, once a wholesale grocery market but now a shopping mall with shops and restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the Tower of London (0.2 miles), Whitechapel Art gallery (0.3 miles), Royal Armouries and Fusiliers museum (0.4 miles), Design Museum (0.6 miles), HMS Belfast (0.6 miles), Monument (0.7 miles) and the London Dungeon (0.9 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Premier Inn City Tower Hill Hotel is a modern and contemporary hotel that opened for the first time in March 2007.
The bedrooms each have air-conditioning and a king size bed. Other amenities include hair dryer, internet access, cable flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, desk, coffee/tea facilities, iron and ironing board. Bedrooms are en-suite with walk-in shower (no bath).
Four suites available also at this hotel.
Room options include non-smoking and 9 rooms adapted for accessibility (easier access and vibrating pillow acts as fire alarm alert) (rooms all subject to availability).
Onsite the hotel has its own restaurant serving full and lighter breakfast options, snacks, lunch and evening meals.
Also onsite is a contemporary bar serving a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks and with a large screen TV showing sports events.
Coffee shop on the ground floor has a continental feel is open 24/7.
Additionally there's a lounge area.
High speed internet access via WiFi is available in public areas. There is a public computer with internet access.
Business facilities include an air-conditioned modern styled meeting room suitable for up to 18 guests. The room has AV equipment and internet access.
Copy services available.
The hotel offers a laundry service.
Reception open 24 hours.
No pets policy.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% by past guests. The London average is 77% and the average for 3 star hotels is 74%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Premier Inn Hotels across the chain average 85% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Premier Inn hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 144th from 766 London hotels, 21st of 52 Premier Inn Hotels, and 27th of 304 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 3 star Ibis London City, with base rates beginning from £82 and which has a 79% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Holiday Inn Express London City. 1.2 miles away (1.9 km), has been rated at 74% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £60.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star Apex London Wall Hotel ticks many of the right boxes, it's only 0.8 miles (1.2 km) from here. The Apex London Wall Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 95%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Wi-Fi is available in all areas and costs £3 per 24 hours.
Bedroom Numbers: 163
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 (noon)
Past Names: Purple Hotel City of London (July 2008), Sleep Inn City of London (1st February 2008)
History:In April 2008 the hotel was one of 3 hotels bought by 'Whitbread' for £20 million pounds from the 'Real Hotel Company' and is to be branded a Premier Inn Hotel.
Awards: HolidayCheck Awards 2008: Best Hotel in Great Britain