Hotel in Detail:Unique to London is the 4 star floating yacht hotel that is the Sunborn London. Floating on the River Thames which splits London into south side and north side and is actually the longest river in England. A true one off experience for a stay in London. Guests board the yacht to be greeted by an impressive and extravagant lobby/reception area, setting the tone for the rest of the ship. Although built in Finland as a real yacht the ship does not have an engine.
Every guest room has a view which will either be of the River Thames facing south or over Royal Victoria Docks facing north. Bedrooms feature large French windows that lead on to a private terrace or balcony and have a classic style. Sizes average 30 square metres or 45 square metres for the suites. Bedrooms have a one touch control system for temperature, lighting and multimedia adjustment and access by keycard. All are air–conditioned with minibar, free WiFi, safe, desk, ironing facilities, Seating Area, flatscreen TV and Coffee machine. All with luxury bathroom that includes free top brand toiletries and a hairdryer.
Executive suites has its own Jacuzzi as a well as a balcony.
Daily maid service and room service.
Land's End Restaurant: Serving the best of British, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. Open for breakfast (buffet breakfast with continental and cooked items), lunch and a la carte dinner in an area surrounded by intimate cedar and brass furnishings coupled with elegant lighting
Sundown lounge bar: Perfect for pre-dinner drinks and where the top-deck Sky Bar can be booked for exclusive use. Serves a selection of beers, wines, ciders and spirits.
The name Lands End was chosen for the restaurant as it was the orginal name for the local area in the 19th century when it was just a marsh.
Just as with any 4 star hotel there is a 24 hour front desk but at the Sunborn you also get a sun deck. Hotel has a lift and is fully non–smoking and air–conditioned.
Other services include currency exchange, luggage storage, concierge, laundry, dry cleaning, meeting facilities, fax/photocopying and newspapers.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: DLR Station: Prince Regent 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Tube Station: North Greenwich 1.3 miles (2.1 km), Railway Station: Charlton 1.4 miles (2.3 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 6.1 miles (9.8 km).
Without doubt the Sunborn London Yacht Hotels standout feature of its location is being moored just 200 yards south of the ExCel exhibition centre. An internationally renowned venue with a year round calendar of major events. Floating on the Royal Victoria Docks in East London some 2 miles from the Docklands/Canary Wharf (6 minute drive) area which has become Londons second business district after the City of London ( 5 miles from the hotel) and 7 miles east of central London and Piccadilly Circus. The Sunborns location will suit anyone needing to be close to east London or any of the many venues here which apart from the ExCel includes the O2 Arena/Millennium Dome which is just over a mile to the south (on the other side of the River Thames). You can reach the O2 Arena using the Thames Cable Car (aka Emirates Airline London) which is a Gondola lift link running between Royal Victoria Docks/ExCel and the O2. The Royal Docks terminal is half a mile from the hotel. This part of London has been rejuvenated since the 90's and is now a bustling area with a range of amenities. However unlike the most central areas amenities are more dispersed and require longer walks or taxi/bus rides, but many restaurants are within 5 minutes walk. The area is also served by the Docklands Light Railway with Custom House Station (5 minutes walk) and Prince Regent Station within a fifth of a mile and a third of a mile respectively. The other big plus for this location is being so close to London City Airport at just 1 mile (7 minutes drive) from the hotel which is an international airport. You will experience some overhead noise from landing and taking off planes.
Other nearby places of interest include The Crystal (worlds largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability) (0.5 miles), Thames Water Barrier (1 mile), National Maritime Museum (2.3 miles), Westfield Shopping Mall Stratford City (2.8 miles) and the Tower of London (4.4 miles).
Comment: Note that this is not the original Sunborn Yacht Hotel that served as a floating hotel from this location
Bedroom Numbers: 136 / 5 decks
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.45 out of 5 by 9394 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.4 out of 5 from 5625 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 329 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 3769 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 89% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 87th from 865 London hotels, and 34th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Aloft London Excel, where rates start from £99 and which has an 84% guest satisfaction rating. The Aloft London Excel also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Crowne Plaza London Docklands. 0.5 miles from the Sunborn London (0.8 km), has scored 84% from former guests and has rates from around £113.
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 5 Star Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square could be a good choice, and some 4.7 miles (7.6 km) from this hotel. The Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (Royal Victoria Dock, E16 postcode) that we have data for cover a 3.1 miles (5.1 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 3 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 82%), 9 two star hotels (average rating 74%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 69%). Top 4 star hotel is Radisson Blu New Providence Wharf at 91%. Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Intercontinental London O2 Arena (5 star) at 92%.
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. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £77 per night. Rates range from £34 at Ibis Hotel Barking (2 Star, 77%) with top rates of £204 at Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £151, Four Star average: £85, Three Star average: £72, Two Star average: £52 and One Star average: £45.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We rank Sunborn London 11th (joint) of 50 and 5th (joint) for the 18 four star hotels in the area. For lowest base rates in the area this hotel ranks 41st of 50 (14th of 18 four star hotels.). Our ranking for this hotel based on both its rates and its user rating is 20th of 40 for pure value for money (MOXY London Excel was top).