Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Shoreditch High Street 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Tube Station: Old Street 0.4 miles (0.7 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.1 miles (1.7 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 6.9 miles (11.1 km). There are 3 mainline railway stations within half a mile (0.8 km). Located on the northern border of the City of London is the Ace Hotel Shoreditch. The building first opened as a hotel in May 2004 the hotel is located at the North end of Shoreditch High Street which is the extension of Bishopsgate where many top companies are based especially in the Broadgate complex. Close to Liverpool street station which has a direct train service to Stansted Airport, the Stansted Express. On Sundays the nearby Commercial Street and Middlesex Street's host thriving markets. The hotels location marks something of a geographical divide. To the North and North East the areas tend to be lower class in nature with less glamourous places of interest than to be found the main tourist areas. However just south of the hotel is the City of London with its many upmarket bars, restaurants and pubs catering for the high earning working population in the area. To the west if the areas around Old Street and Hoxton which have become quite fashionable and home to several popular clubs. Its less than 3 miles to central London itself and where the best nightlife is to be found centred around the West End in W1. Nearest attractions include Old Spitalfields Market and its thriving shops, boutiques and cafes (0.44 miles), Barbican (0.7 miles), Museum of London (1 mile), the Tower of London (1.12 miles), Monument (1.14 miles), St. Paul's Cathedral (1.26 miles), HMS Belfast (1.41 miles) and London Dungeon (1.42 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Ace Hotel Shoreditch is a contemporary modern hotel.
The en-suite bedrooms (hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, fluffy towels and toiletries) feature soft cotton sheets and duvet covers, sofa seating, flat screen TV, desk, dual line (separate phone bills) direct dial telephone with voicemail, iron/ironing board, double glazing, high speed internet access, individually controlled air conditioning, clothes press, laptop sized safe, mini-bar and hospitality tray.
Executive rooms have a separate check-in area. They also come with a CD/DVD player.
Butler service is available. The hotel also provides a 24 hour room service. Morning newspaper delivered to room. Turndown service. Rooms are non-smoking. Daily maid service. Ten bedrooms are adapted for improved acessibility.
Dining Options:Hoi Polloi Restaurant: Situated at the top of the hotel on the seventh floor and affording panoramic views over the surrounding area. An English modernist brasserie restaurant with an informal and energetic ambience. Serves seasonal English dishes.
Open for breakfast, elevenses, Lunch, afternoon tea, aperitifs, dinner and late night drinks.
Lobby cafe: This is a partnership with Square Mile Coffee Roasters. Bulldog Edition sources fresh and cultured dairy products from Northiam Dairy. Meticulously sourced, carefully roasted, and perfectly brewed coffee is available at Bulldog Edition between 6:30 18.00 daily.
The lobby bar: Low-key spacious venue. Furniture designed by local artist Max Lamb. Menu and cocktails designed by Hoi Polloi.
Lovage: Juice bar with modern surroundings and a chic style plus sofas to relax on. Serves a large range of cocktails and bar menu. Farm-to-street juice kitchen guided by the principles of healing natural remedies,serving cleansing juices and shakes, nourishing milks teas and herbed waters, all made fresh in-house.
Miranda: The hotels basement bar. Entertainment venue (including live) where most events are free of charge. Special themed dance nights.
Rooftop Bar: Takes up almost the whole length of the hotel the terrace location ofers amazing views across London and the City.
There are 7 meeting rooms and the largest can handle up to 140 theatre style. Equipped with DVD Player, Flip Chart and Markers, Projector, Microphone and VCR.
Fitness room with cardio machines is open 24 hours and also contains a sauna.
There is a self service laundry onsite and a dry cleaning pickup service. Concierge desk can help with ticket requests for local theatres, car rental etc. A business area on the top level provides large workstations along copy, fax, printing and internet access.
Public areas are all air-conditioned. Complimentary WiFi in public areas.
Bedroom Numbers: 196 / 7 Floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (late check-out option)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 84% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 290th from 866 London hotels, and 105th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.6 miles, 1.0 km) would be the 5 star Andaz Liverpool Street , whose lowest rates start at about £161 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Andaz Liverpool Street also offers: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch Tech City. 0.5 miles from the Ace Hotel Shoreditch (0.8 km), has been rated at 90% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £113.
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 5 Star Batty Langley's could be a good choice. The Batty Langley's is only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away. The Batty Langley's has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 1.1 miles (1.8 km) radius. The 50 consist of 17 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 82%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 80%). Of these hotels the highest rated is South Place Hotel (5 star) at 97%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £119 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) to a high of £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 91%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £164, Four Star average: £117, Three Star average: £75 and Two Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Ace Hotel Shoreditch 33rd (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 16th for the 17 five star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 36th of 50 (7th of 17 five star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 34th of 45 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Batty Langley's was top).
Background:Bought for £150 million pounds in April 2015 by Limulus LTD.
Was called the Crowne Plaza Shoreditch until September 2013 (upgraded from 4 star to 5 star). Formerly called The Saint Gregory Hotel (till Autumn 2007)
Bought by Ian Schrager for £76 million pounds in October 2011.
European Design Awards: Winner for best architectural renovation 2014
Conde Nast Hot list 2014: 25th in world for best new hotel opening