Hotel in Detail:The fifth of the Z hotels to be established in London. The building was formerly an office block called Temple Bar House but has been converted into a stylish designer urban hotel, The Z Hotel City and first opened in January 2016. The Z hotel brand aims to provide compact luxury in central locations while offering value for money with a personal service.
Every bedroom comes with a wet room (free toiletries, hairdryer) and large flat screen TV with SKY TV channels. Making best use of the available space is the design ethos for the Z Hotel City and your bed will have storage stowaway underneath. There is wall–mounted hanging space for clothing. All bedrooms also benefit from air–conditioning, desk, ironing facilities, electric kettle, wake–up service, soundproofing and free wireless internet.
Daily maid service.
Onsite is the Z CAFE. A new concept in room service. Buffet breakfast is available till 11.00 (11.30 weekends) offering a selection of croissants, cereals, bacon sandwiches, fresh fruit salad & natural yogurt, selection of coffee & teas. Lunch offers a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, wraps, flatbreads or salads.
The Z Cafe also incorporates a bar where drinks include wines and Champagnes along with non–alcoholic beverages.
The Z Hotel City has a 24 hour reception. Guests also have use a lounge area with a TV and complimentary wine and cheese is served between 17.00 and 20.00. The following services are provided: ironing, fax/photocopying, newspapers, safety deposit, concierge service, and ironing service.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Temple 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: City Thameslink 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.6 miles (2.6 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.5 miles (10.5 km). This hotel boasts 5 tube stations with a half mile radius (0.8 km).
Maybe a slightly confusing name, The Z Hotel City, since the hotel sits on the eastern edge of the West End and main tourist area for London and the very western edge of the City of London. The local area is actually known as Temple and the hotel backs onto Temple Church (built by the Knights Templar). The City of London (called The City or The Square Mile) is the main business district and not really in central London. This is certainly a great location for anyone wanting access to both areas of London, West End and City of London. The benefit to this location is that it is a relatively quiet part of central London on weekends but the main areas are still within walking distance. The Z Hotel City sits on Fleet Street and in years gone by this was once known as the heartland for the main newspapers who all had their main offices here, even today the name Fleet Street is synonymous with mainstream media. Being at the end of The Strand and just 400 yards (365 metres) from Lincolns Inn Fields the area is also a hot bed for legal firms and the Royal Courts of Justice is only 228 yards (208 metres) from the hotel. No shortage of amenities in the direct surrounding areas with loads of options for eating and drinking out. Shopping is plentiful and you are on the edge of theatreland with more than a dozen theatres with 0.5 miles (0.8 km).
Temple Station, City Thameslink Station and Chancery Lane station are all within 528 yards. (482 metres) If you need a bus there is a bus stop directly outside the hotel. If you need access to south London then Blackfriars Bridge and Waterloo Bridge are within 0.5 miles (0.8 km). Also within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) is Covent Garden home to the Opera House and Covent Garden Piazza. Local places of interest are numerous and some of the closest include St Clement Danes Church 0.19 miles (built by St Sir Christopher Wren and the central Church for the RAF), Courtauld Institute Gallery 0.36 miles (0.6 km), Sir John Soames Museum 0.36 miles (0.6 km), The South Bank 0.4 miles (0.6 km), St Pauls Cathedral 0.4 miles (0.6 km), National Theatre 0.5 miles (0.8 km) and the London Transport Museum 0.5 miles (0.8 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 109 / 5 floors
Check-in: 11.00 am
Check-out: 15.00 (3 pm)
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.2 out of 5 by 6241 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 5502 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 378 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 739 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 84% 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. Z Hotels across the chain average 84% so this hotel is rated as average when compared to other Z hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 274th from 865 London hotels, 3rd of 6 Z Hotels, and 62nd of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.6 miles, 1.0 km) would be the 3 star Holiday Inn Express Southwark, with rates that start from about £75 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Z Hotel Shoreditch. 1.3 miles from the The Z Hotel City (2.1 km), has been rated at 83% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £50.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star Apex Temple Court ticks many of the right boxes. The Apex Temple Court is only 0.1 miles (0.1 km) away. The Apex Temple Court is one of the top rated London hotels with a 91% guest satisfaction rating.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (23-28 Fleet Street, EC4 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.8 miles (1.3 km) radius. They are made up of 11 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 25 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 12 three star hotels (average rating 83%), 1 two star hotel (rated 82%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 43%). Top 3 star hotels are Premier Inn Blackfriars (Fleet Street), Premier Inn Holborn, Premier Inn Southwark Tate Modern and Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden (all four with a score of 90%). Top rated of the local hotels are Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) and also the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
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. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £145 per night. From a low of £55 at Lonsdale Hotel Bloomsbury (1 Star, 43%) and the highest rates top out at £438 at Corinthia Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £261, Four Star average: £124, Three Star average: £94, Two Star average: £82 and One Star average: £55.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank The Z Hotel City 27th of 50 nearby hotels and 5th for the 12 three star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 5th of 50 (4th (joint) of 12 three star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 2nd of 37 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Covent Garden Hotel was top).
More hotels from this chainIf your only looking for the Z chain take a look at your closest options:
The Z Hotel Soho: is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 81% and rates start from about £80.
Z Hotel Piccadilly: is 1.0 miles (1.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 87% and base rates begin at about £109.
Z Hotel Shoreditch: 1.3 miles (2.1 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £50.
The Z Hotel Victoria: 2.0 miles (3.2 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £82.