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.
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.
Bedroom Numbers: 42
Check-in: 12.00 (noon)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.85 out of 5 by 700 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 3.9 out of 5 from 604 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 764 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 3.5 out of 5 from 96 reviews)
Parking:Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Internet:WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 77% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 3 star hotels is 66%. Therefore while the hotel is below the overall London average you should note that this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 644th from 865 London hotels, and 215th of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (2.7 miles, 4.3 km) would be the 3 star Connaught House Hotel ExCel, where rates start from £188 and which has an 87% guest satisfaction rating. The Connaught House Hotel ExCel also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Holiday Inn Express Royal Docks/Docklands. 2.3 miles from the Forest View Hotel (3.8 km), has scored 77% from former guests and has rates from around £75.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star Batty Langley's seems like it might fit the bill, and some 4.5 miles (7.3 km) from this hotel. The Batty Langley's has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
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 (5.8 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 81%), 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 is Intercontinental London O2 Arena (5 star) at 92%.
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 £75 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £34 at Ibis Hotel Barking (2 Star, 77%) while the highest base rates are £204 at Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £146, Four Star average: £92, Three Star average: £64, Two Star average: £50 and One Star average: £41.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Forest View Hotel 38th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 16th (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 12th of 38 when judging value for money (MOXY London Excel was top).