Hotel in Overview:There are few Hotels that can lay claim to being as close to such expansive shopping and sporting facilities as the Holiday Inn London Stratford City. Actually past of the massive Westfield Stratford City shopping mall, the largest in Europe. Boasting more than 300 big name branded retail outlets and nearly 2 million square feet of space plus over 1 million square feet of office space. Transport links for the Holiday Inn Stratford City are excellent as Stratford is served by 3 different rail networks, tube, mainline and the international London-Paris Eurostar link. (do not confuse with the well know Stratford-Upon-Avon home of William Shakespeare ad a totally different place). Stratford is also home to major bus and coach station and is the gateway into central London from eastern routes. Additionally London City Airport is within 3.6 miles. The hotel is on the doorstep of the Olympic Stadium built for the 2012 London Olympic Games making it among the best placed for accommodation for the Olympic facilities. Indeed the main Olympic facilities are within a 5 to 10 minute walk. The location is in east London, just over 2 miles from the Docklands/Canary Wharf district (and linked via the DLR Docklands Light railway) and 6 miles from the heart of London and the West End W1. The City of London which is often called the square mile and which is the financial centre in London is less than 4 miles from the Holiday Inn while the Excel exhibition centre is 2.8 miles away.
Hotel in Detail:The Holiday Inn Stratford City is a modern purpose built hotel opened for the first time in 2012, in time for the London Olympics. Branded as a new generation hotel.
Bedrooms are finished in a cotemporary style. Every bedroom has desk area for work or leisure complete with adjustable chair and all rooms can pick up a wireless internet service (charges apply). Other amenities include a digital flat screen television, air conditioning and hot drink making facilities. The bathrooms have a bath, toiletries supplied along with a hairdryer. The windows can be opened by guests and all bedrooms are non-smoking.
The executive club level bedrooms come with extras such as free WiFi, stocked minibar, mineral water, chocolates, magazines, sofa bed, bathrobes and upgraded toiletries.
The restaurant and bar have expansive views out over the Olympic Park while the lounge area provides a relaxing environment for drinks and snacks. An outside terrace allows for pre-dinner drinks and cocktails with colleagues on the outside terrace before dinner.
Twenty Twelve restaurant: serving European cuisine. Located on the reception floor. Stadium terrace allows for alfresco dining.
Open for hot breakfast buffet and dinner.
The Stadium Bar Lounge and Terrace: Serves coffee or a light snack.
The Holiday Inn caters for both business and leisure guests and provides a business centre. Here you can make use of the following services: Copying, Courier Service, E-mail & Internet, Fax, Computer available, Printer, High-speed Internet Access and Secretarial Services.
Leisure facilities include the 24 hour gymnasium with cardio machines, flat screen TV's and views of the Olympic park.
There is a beauty suites open to both hotels guests and shoppers at Westfield shopping mall. The beauty suite offers facial treatments and Swedish, hot stone and deep tissue massage. Dermalogica is used for facial treatments while natural and holistic oils are used for massage. Equipment includes a luxury pedi-station and Excel massage beds.
Public areas are air conditioned. 7 meeting rooms cater for up to 90 delegates.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 78% and the average for 4 star hotels is 81%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Holiday Inn Hotels across the chain average 78% so this hotel is one of the better rated Holiday Inn hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 86th from 790 London hotels, 2nd of 28 Holiday Inn Hotels, and 32nd of 298 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (3.7 miles, 6.0 km) would be the 4 star Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill, whose lowest rates start at about £108 and which has a 92% guest satisfaction rating. The Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Radisson Blu New Providence Wharf. 2.6 miles away (4.1 km), has scored 92% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £48 (theres free WiFi too).
More hotels from this chainIf your only looking for the Holiday Inn chain take a look at your closest options:
Holiday Inn West India Dock Road Docklands: is 2.4 miles (3.9 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 80%.
Holiday Inn Commercial Road: is 3 miles (4.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 84% and base rates begin at about £58.
Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury Hotel: 4.8 miles (7.8 km), rated at 73% and with rates from around £75.
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury: 5.4 miles (8.6 km), rated at 77% and with rates from around £96.
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and charges apply.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Bedroom Numbers: 188
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am