Hotel Overview:The Express Wimbledon South is located in Colliers Wood and is a 2 minute walk from Colliers Wood tube station. From the station into central London is 30 minutes. The local areas main shopping takes place at the Savacentre supermarket. At the time of its opening it was the largest supermarket in Europe and still remains one of the largest. More extensive shopping is located in Wimbledon proper at the Centre Court Shopping Centre which is just over 1 mile from the hotel. London two largest airports can be conveniently travelled from or to the hotel using the M25. For Heathrow you link to the M25 via the A3 dual carriageway and for Gatwick you use the A24 or A23. Expect the journeys to both take around 40 minutes in normal traffic. In actual fact the closest airport is London Biggin Hill where its possible to charter an aircraft to any worldwide destination. The airport is perhaps best known though for its annual air show which started in 1963 and can attract near to 100,000 spectators. The air show here is the largest privately run Air Show anywhere in Europe. The hotel is very convenient for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships which is just 1.8 miles from here. The All England Tennis club where the event is held has a museum which is worth a trip any time of the year. Other local sporting arenas include Wimbledon Football Club and greyhound stadium which is 4.3 miles way. Streatham has an ice skating rink located just over 2 miles from here and the Crystal Palace National Sports Stadium is 4.5 miles away. Definitely worth a visit during your stay if you have the time are major attractions of Kew Gardens (6.6 miles) and Hampton Court (7.2 miles). Local attractions include Abbey Mills craft fair and market (0.3 miles) and Deen City Farm and Riding School (0.5 miles).
Hotel in Detail:Like all hotels under the 'express' branding the hotel seeks to cater for both the business traveller as well as the holiday maker.
The Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon bedrooms amenities include cable TV and pay movies, iron and ironing board, hanging closet, individually controlled air-conditioning, double glazing, tea/coffee making facilities, modem connection, phone with voicemail, WiFi internet access, desk with light, hairdryer and en-suite facilities including power shower.
Please note that all the rooms at the hotel are non-smoking. Five rooms are adapted for accessibility. Room service is available.
The hotels breakfast room is located on the ground floor and called the 'Great Room'. Breakfast choices include fruit juices, breads, rolls, fresh fruits, yoghurt, several cereals, coffee, sweets, and some cheese. Fruit and coffee are available all day. Breakfast is served 6.00am till 10.00am (weekdays), 6.30 till 11.30 (weekends).
There is an area with vending machines that can be accessed at any time.
The hotel bar is open 24 hours exclusively for residents and their guests only. A large selection of drinks and bottle beers are available along with arrangements with local restaurants including pizza delivery.
There are a few restaurants and bars in the vicinity including the 'Kiss me Hardy Pub' which is across the road from the hotel and serves food. The Express also offers a takeaway service ordered from local restaurants.
For the business traveller the hotel has 3 air-conditioned meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 50 delegates banquet style. Provided amenities include a coffee machine, OHP, Screen, Flip Chart, TV and VCR.
All areas of the hotel including the bedrooms have a WIFI connection (charge) and pc hire is available in an unstaffed business area. The staff are happy to advise first time visitors to London of the best places to eat and see.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 77% by past guests. The London average is 77% and the average for 3 star hotels is 74%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating). Express Hotels across the chain average 78% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Express hotels.
Below average for a Express hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 3 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 475th from 766 London hotels, 16th of 26 Express Hotels, and 146th of 304 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 3 star Premier Inn Wimbledon South, where rates start from £59 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Ibis Styles London Croydon Hotel. 3.5 miles from here (5.6 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 60% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £40 (theres free WiFi too).
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 3 Star The Alma Hotel is potentially a good choice for you being 3.0 miles (4.8 km) from the Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon-South. The The Alma Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 94%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £10 per day.
Internet:Wi-Fi is available in public areas and charges apply.
Bedroom Numbers: 83 / 2 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am