Hotel in Detail:First opened in December 2014. The modern and contemporary Premier Inn London City (Aldgate) hotel is a well placed budget option for tourists and business travellers alike. With self service check–in terminals in the lobby (but staff are on hand too) the hotel is a new generation style Premier Inn. The hotel has all the features you would expect from a Premier Inn. This means a Thyme restaurant serving a range of regional specialities for lunch and dinner, dishes are both traditional and contemporary and freshly made. Breakfast gives you the choice of cooked or continental. Options include crispy back bacon, sausages (including Quorn), eggs, hash browns, pan–fried mushrooms, baked pastries, cereal, fresh fruit, plus chilled juices, mini–muffins, grapefruit sections, tea and unlimited Costa Coffee. The bar serves a full range of drinks as well as snacks.
Your guest room will be fully air–conditioned, have a 40 inch flat–screen satellite TV, Hypnos bed, tea and coffee making facilities, writing desk, ironing facilities and of course heating. All rooms come with their own bathroom which will have a bath or shower (with large head), free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Family rooms are big enough for 2 adults and 2 children. Accessible rooms also available.
Free WiFi is accessible from all areas of the Premier Inn London City Aldgate.
Other services include 24–hour front desk, luggage storage and lifts. Hotel is fully non–smoking and air–conditioned throughout.
No onsite parking but there are large car parks nearby (charges apply).
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Aldgate East 140 yards (128 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Railway Station: London Fenchurch Street 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 7.3 miles (11.7 km).
The Premier Inn London City (Aldgate) pretty much sums up its location in its name. The City of London which is also known as the Square Mile is the area around Moorgate, Bishopsgate and Finsbury Square which is less than 0.5 miles from the hotel. The main financial district for London which is bustling during weekdays but quitter on weekends as many people leave the area to commute for the weekends. The hotel actually sits in Aldgate and is only 0.1 miles from Aldgate tube station with Aldgate East tube station just 0.15 miles away. Less than 0.5 miles from Liverpool Street Station, one of the big five stations in London with services to Stansted (Stansted Express) and out to the rest of the UK. A great plus to this location is the proximity to the River Thames and St Katherine Docks Yacht Harbour which is just 0.4 miles to the south. A really scenic location served by bars, restaurants and shops. Aldgate itself is a mix of commercial businesses, residential homes and served by lots of smaller style shops, restaurants and bars. The south west of Aldgate which takes in the area to the south of Bishopsgate and Fenchurch Street (well known if you play monopoly) and is home to a large number of insurance companies that include the Lloyds Register. Aldgate is also home to Bevis Marks Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the UK. Other places of note close by include Whitechapel Art Gallery 0.2 miles, Petticoat Lane Market 0.25 miles (400 year old street market), Tower of London 0.27 miles, Royal Armouries and Fusiliers Museum 0.4 miles, Old Spitalfields Market 0.4 miles, Bank of England 0.5 miles and The Monument 0.6 miles.
Bedroom Numbers: 250
Check-in: 12.00 noon
Check-out: 14.00 (2 pm)
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.5 out of 5 by 2881 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.4 out of 5 from 76 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 134 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 2805 reviews)
Parking:No parking available.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 3 star hotels is 66%. 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 one of the better rated Premier Inn hotels.
A massive 24% above the average for 3 star hotels, 11% for Greater London and 5% above the average for the Premier Inn chain makes this a top pick and highly recommended hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 865 London hotels, 2nd of 65 Premier Inn Hotels, and 19th of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 3 star Ibis London City Shoreditch, whose lowest rates start at about £99 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Qbic Hotel London City. 0.2 miles from here (0.3 km), achieving a rating of 88% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £61.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star Amba Charing Cross ticks many of the right boxes being 2.4 miles (3.8 km) from the Premier Inn London City (Aldgate). The Amba Charing Cross has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (66 Alie Street, E1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 1.1 miles (1.8 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 17 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 12 three star hotels (average rating 82%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 75%). Top 3 star hotels are Premier Inn London City (Aldgate), Premier Inn London City Tower Hill, Motel One Tower Hill, Premier Inn London Bank (Tower) and Premier Inn Tower Bridge (all five score 90%). Coming out as the top rated hotel is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £134 per night. Starting from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 70%) up to £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 98%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £200, Four Star average: £120, Three Star average: £78 and Two Star average: £49.
In terms of value for money for the local area we rank Qbic Hotel London City top.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Premier Inn chain your closest choices would be:
Premier Inn London City Tower Hill: is 390 yards (356 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 90% and rates start from about £109.
Premier Inn London Bank (Tower): is 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £68.
Premier Inn Tower Bridge: 1.1 miles (1.8 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £187.
Premier Inn Southwark Borough Market: 1.1 miles (1.8 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £100.