Distance From The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: 0.79 miles (1.27 km)
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Bow Road 0.5 miles (0.8 km), DLR Station: Bow Church 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Railway Station: Hackney Wick 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 5.3 miles (8.5 km). One of the closet hotels to the Olympic Park makes the City View Hotel in east London a good choice for accommodation on a budget. Its not just the being close to the Olympic Stadium that's great about this area but the hotel sits on Roman Road. This is the central point in an area that has a huge range of shops, bars and restaurants and perhaps best known as the location for Roman Road Market (also known for its fish and chips). The areas history goes all the way back to medieval times and is the point of the oldest know trading route in Britain. The market is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. You have good access to south London from here by road since the A12 is only a 1/3rd of a mile to the east and is the approach road to the Blackwall Tunnel.
Places of interest close by include the Ragged School Museum (0.9 miles) which was once London's biggest Ragged School and today gives its visitors a taste a slice of Victorian life. Just over 1 mile away from the hotel is the V&A Museum of Childhood which is the national collection of childhood related displays. Columbia Road Flower Market is 1.7 miles from the hotel and also worth a visit is Whitechapel Art Gallery at 2 miles away. The huge Victoria park is only 400 yards to the north.
Hotel in Detail:For many years the building was a traditional London pub, being called the Needle Gun and the lastly The Trader. The
City View Hotel is now an east London bed and breakfast budget hotel. What you get is a vibrant location with plenty to do. Bow Road underground station is just a ten minute walk away and will get you to central London and the main tourist areas within 30 minutes.
Bedrooms while basic do offer free wireless internet access and flat screen digital television. You will also find a CD and DVD player, tea/coffee facilities and a seating area. Other amenities include safety depsoit box, ironing facilities, fan, heater and fridge.
Most bedrooms their own bathroom, though a few have a shared bathroom.
Guests share a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, and a lounge area that has a flat screen TV. Full English breakfast is served daily.
The front desk is open for guests access 24/7. Fully non-smoking.
Note: Be careful when looking for the hotel that there are a couple of other nearby hotels with the same name. One of these is also on Roman Road itself so make sure you find the City View Hotel with the address of 527 Roman Road.
Bedroom Numbers: 14
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.30 - noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 54% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 1 star hotels is 62%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 848th from 866 London hotels, and 7th of 8 one star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (1.7 miles, 2.7 km) would be the 1 star City View Hotel Stratford, where rates start from £40 and which has a 61% guest satisfaction rating. The City View Hotel Stratford also offers: free WiFi.Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 3 Star Holiday Inn Express Stratford ticks many of the right boxes being 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the City View Hotel . The Holiday Inn Express Stratford has managed a rating of 83%.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (527 Roman Road, E3 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 2.3 miles (3.8 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 9 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 82%), 5 two star hotels (average rating 72%) and 3 one star hotels (average rating 65%). Top 1 star hotel is Cart And Horses Hotel Stratford at 80%. Top rated of the local hotels is Batty Langley's (5 star) at 96%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £95 per night. Rates range from £30 at Silkhouse Hotel (2 Star, 58%) and the highest rates top out at £230 at Boundary Rooms and Suites (5 Star, 89%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £161, Four Star average: £98, Three Star average: £79, Two Star average: £53 and One Star average: £30.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks City View Hotel 50th of the 50 local hotels and 3rd (last) for the 3 one star hotels in the area. 2nd of 50 (1st of 3 one star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 1st of 46 when judging value for money. The high value for money score (no.1 ranking) is thanks to very low starting rates for a 1 star hotel despite a not so great guest rating.