Hotel in Detail:The Qbic London City first opened in November 2013. The first of the Qbic chain to be located in London. Qbic brings a fresh approach to the budget hotel sector with a modern, clean and funky style. Its been called budget boutique though we think with 171 rooms this doesn't truly qualify as boutique. Guests cna check in using the self check-in terminals. Eco friendly with solar panels on the roof and a vegetable garden for people in the local neighbourhood who don't have their own space for a garden.
The chain aims to provide the guest with a sound insulated bedroom with a comfy bed. What you actually get is an air-conditioned bedroom complete with wireless internet access, 32 inch flat screen TV, work desk and chair and mood lighting. The bedroom is actually focussed on what is called the Cubi. This is the large custom bed that sits in front of a ubit housing the bathroom facilities and rain shower. A TV is located at the foot of the bed. All rooms have been especially ergonomically designed and you can choose a room either with or without a window. Rooms with a view have a small premium. Beds have a Natural mattress. Blackout curtains in windowed rooms ensure a good nights sleep and a reading light is provided.
Guests can take breakfast on the go if they wish and can actually enjoy breakfast in the park opposite. Guests can buy snacks and drinks at any time from the hotels provided vending machines. Snacks and drinks can be taken in the lounge area.
The hotel has a reception desk which they keep staffed 24 hours 7 days a week. Luggage storage facilities available. The hotel has a lift.
Guests have complimentary use of the Qbic bicycles, helmets and in-hotel bike facilities at this bike friendly hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Aldgate East 334 yards (305 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.4 miles (0.7 km), Railway Station: London Fenchurch Street 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 7.1 miles (11.4 km).
Te location of the Qbic London City Hotel sits between Whitechapel, Aldgate and the City of London itself. Don't confuse the City of London with central London. The City is to the east of central London and is the main business district and also goes by the name of the Square mile. For many years visitors to this part of London were limited to upmarket expensive hotels but in recent times a large influx of budget brands and individual hotels have sprung up. Whitechapel has a large number of fashion outlets and wholesalers and is home to Petticoat Lane market, one of the most famous and oldest of all London's street markets. Although some 3 miles form the heart of London the area has much to offer with plenty of clubs in the surrounding areas. Within half a mile is one of the biggest visitor attraction London has to offer, The Tower of London, a surviving castle from the early days of London's history. Also worth a visit and adjacent to the Tower of London is St Katherine's Dock, a yacht haven with its own shops and restaurants along the River Thames.
Bedroom Numbers: 171
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.4 out of 5 by 8156 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 3294 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 216 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 4862 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs £20 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% 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.
Qbic Hotels have an average guest rating of 88%. The Qbic Hotel London City with its rating of 88% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Qbic hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 865 London hotels, 1st of 1 Qbic Hotels, and 19th of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 3 star Ibis London City Shoreditch, with base rates beginning from £99 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating.We can also point you towards a lower price option, the Z Hotel Shoreditch. 1.1 miles from the Qbic Hotel London City (1.8 km), achieving a rating of 83% by its past clients with base rates starting at about £50.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 4 Star Montague On The Gardens Hotel seems like it might fit the bill being 2.5 miles (4.0 km) from the Qbic Hotel London City. The Montague On The Gardens Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (42 Adler Street, E1 postcode) which we list extend for a 1.1 miles (1.8 km) radius. They are made up of 16 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 20 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 and Premier Inn London Bank (Tower) (all four with a score of 90%). Top rated of the local hotels is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £126 per night. From a low of £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 70%) and the highest rates top out at £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 98%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £190, Four Star average: £117, Three Star average: £68 and Two Star average: £49.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank Qbic Hotel London City 26th (joint) of 50 area hotels and 5th for the 12 three star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 5th of 50 (3rd of 12 three star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 1st of 35 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money.
History: Sold by Bridges Fund Management to an affiliate of New York-based Cerberus Capital Management in June 2017.
The hotel opened officially on 12th November 2013 although its first guest arrived at the start of November. The hotel is housed in a conversion of the former Challenger House office building.