Hotel in Detail:The Holiday Inn Express London ExCel first opened in June 2015. The Express is the budget version of the 4 star Holiday Inn brand. A modern style hotel with a spacious lobby and minutes from the ExCel exhibition venue. Offers free internet access throughout and breakfast included in the room rate.
All Holiday Inn Express ExCel bedrooms have a contemporary style and enjoy free WiFi, Hypnos bed, individually controlled air conditioning, flat screen TV with free digital channels, desk, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, coffee/tea facilities and double glazing.
Daily maid service.
Maximum room occupancy is 2 adults and 2 kids in a family room.
Onsite is the Great Room where breakfast and a limited evening menu is served.
There is also a bar and terrace area.
Vending machines available for both snacks and drinks.
The public areas of the hotel are all air–conditioned.
The Holiday Inn Express ExCel offers the following business services: Courier Service, meeting rooms, fax and computer station.
Other services include dry cleaning, luggage storage, 24 hour front desk, laundry, safety deposit box at reception.
Please note that smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the hotel.
Hotel has lifts.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: DLR Station: Royal Albert 0.1 miles (0.2 km), Railway Station: Woolwich Dockyard 1.3 miles (2.1 km), Tube Station: North Greenwich 1.8 miles (2.9 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 6 miles (9.7 km).
As the name implies the Holiday Inn Express London ExCel sits just half 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the ExCel Exhibition centre. This takes about 15 minutes to walk and the nearest entrance is the East side. This is an east London location by the Royal Albert and King George V docks. The other big plus is the hotels proximity to London City Airport which is just 0.4 miles (0.6 km) from the hotel. London City Airport is an international airport and far more convenient than the more major airports of Heathrow and Gatwick which are some way outside of London. Almost adjacent to Royal Albert DLR station (1 minute walk) making transport links excellent. The DLR system links with the main tube network (change at Canning Town or Bank for central London). It takes about 20 minutes into central London. The Docklands/Canary Wharf area which is a business area rivalling the City of London is within 2 miles (3.2 km) and can be walked if that's an option you might like. Restaurant close by. Lots more facilities around Royal Victoria Dock which is the area by ExCel. Suitable for the O2 arena which is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away on the south side of the River Thames. 3 miles (4.8 km) from Stratford International Station which links with the Eurostar to Paris.
Close by are the following places of interest: London Regatta Centre 0.9 miles (1.4 km), Thames Barrier Visitors Centre 0.9 miles (1.4 km), Thames Cable Car to south side 1.1 miles (1.8 km), The Crystal 1.1 miles (1.8 km) (worlds largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability), East Ham Nature Reserve 1.2 miles (1.9 km) (3.2 km) and Gallions Reach Shopping Centre 1.3 miles (2.1 km) (4.8 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 204
Check-in: 11.00 am
Check-out: 14.00 (2 pm)
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.15 out of 5 by 4890 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 3931 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 373 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 959 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £10 per day.
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 83% 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. Holiday Inn Express Hotels across the chain average 80% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Holiday Inn Express hotels.
A massive 17% above the average for 3 star hotels, 4% for Greater London and 3% above the average for the Holiday Inn Express chain makes this a top pick and highly recommended hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 318th from 865 London hotels, 6th of 29 Holiday Inn Express Hotels, and 73rd of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 3 star Premier Inn Docklands Excel, whose lowest rates start at about £59 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (1018 Dockside Road, E16 postcode) which we list extend for a 3.6 miles (5.7 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 3 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 82%), 10 two star hotels (average rating 72%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 69%). Top 3 star hotels are Premier Inn Docklands Excel, Premier Inn Stratford and Premier Inn Greenwich (all three rated 90%). Top rated of the local hotels is Intercontinental London O2 Arena (5 star) at 92%.
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. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £77 per night. The lowest rates are at £34 at Ibis Hotel Barking (2 Star, 77%) and highest base rates of £204 at Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £151, Four Star average: £92, Three Star average: £69, Two Star average: £51 and One Star average: £45.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank Holiday Inn Express Excel 22nd (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 8th (joint) for the 18 three star hotels in the area. The hotel is 12th of 50 (4th of 18 three star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 2nd of 39 for sheer bang for buck (MOXY London Excel was top).
More hotels from this chainOf course you may well prefer to stay with the Holiday Inn Express chain take a look at these hotels close by:
Holiday Inn Express Royal Docks/Docklands: is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 77% and rates start from about £49.
Holiday Inn Express Greenwich: is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 83% and base rates begin at about £85.
Holiday Inn Express Stratford: 2.8 miles (4.6 km), rated at 85% and with rates from around £73.
Holiday Inn Express Limehouse: 3.8 miles (6.0 km), rated at 81% and with rates from around £67.