Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Forest Gate 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Tube Station: Upton Park 1 miles (1.5 km), DLR Station: Stratford 1.1 miles (1.8 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 3.5 miles (5.6 km). In 2012 you might have said the hotels big plus is being within a mile and half of the Olympic Stadium where London was host to the world for a few weeks. Today the Forest View Hotel would probably say its close proximity to the massive Westfield shopping centre in Stratford city (1 mile) and Stratford international terminal (1.2 miles) as two of its big attractions. Of course the hotel makes a useful base for east London and sits on a major arterial route in the A118 which takes you into the City of London (financial district) to the west or out to the M25 (3.5 miles) to the east. Guests staying here will not normally be using it as a stopover for the most central tourist areas in the heart of London which is some 7 miles to the east from here but will possibly want to be close to the Docklands/Canary Wharf districts which are only 3 miles from here or maybe even City Airport which is a similar distance. Places of interest locally include New Spitalfields market (1.7 miles), London Gas Museum (1.9 miles) and East Ham Nature Reserve (2.3 miles). Nearest stations are the Network rail station of Forest Gate and the London Overground Station (links with tube network) of Wanstead Park (0.5 miles). The tube network gets you into central London within fifteen minutes. Very near the Forest View Hotel is a 23 hour bus stop.
Hotel in Detail:The Forest View Hotel is a small B&B (bed and breakfast) hotel offering basic and thus budget priced accommodation in East London. Please note that the restaurant is open from Monday through Thursday where a full English breakfast is served. Guest benefits to the hotel include free parking and free wireless internet access. Also provided onsite is a hotel bar.
Some bedrooms are available at very low rates due to them having shared bathroom facilities. These rooms are clearly labelled when you check rates as “Basic with Shared Facilities”. All other guest rooms have their own private bathroom facilities. They come with en suite bathroom (shower, hairdryer), television, tea/coffee making facilities, desk, heating, wake up service/alarm clock.
The hotel has a dedicated reception which is staffed 24/7. Luggage storage facilities available.
Bedroom Numbers: 42
Check-in: 12.00 (noon)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 79% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 77%. Therefore while the hotel is below the overall London average you should note that this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 605th from 866 London hotels, and 195th of 328 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (2.4 miles, 3.9 km) would be the 3 star Premier Inn Ilford, where rates start from £83 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Travelodge Stratford Hotel. 1.2 miles from the Forest View Hotel (1.9 km), has scored 80% from former guests and has rates from around £49.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 3 Star Premier Inn Stratford seems like a possible option, it's only 1.0 miles (1.6 km) from here. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (227 Romford Road, E7 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 3.6 miles (5.7 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 4 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 15 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 19 three star hotels (average rating 80%), 9 two star hotels (average rating 71%) and 3 one star hotels (average rating 64%). Top 3 star hotels are Premier Inn Stratford and the Premier Inn Docklands Excel (both 90%). Overall the best rated hotel are Radisson Blu New Providence Wharf (4 star), the Intercontinental London O2 Arena (5 star) and also the Marriott West India Quay Hotel (5 star) (all joint top with 91%).
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £78 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £30 at Silkhouse Hotel (2 Star, 58%) while the highest base rates are £250 at Fox Apartments (4 Star, 90%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £146, Four Star average: £104, Three Star average: £64, Two Star average: £47 and One Star average: £41.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Forest View Hotel 37th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 15th (joint) for the 19 three star hotels in the area. 21st of 50 (10th of 19 three star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 28th of 46 when judging value for money (City View Hotel was top).