Hotel in Detail:The Intercontinental London – The O2 opened as a brand new build and hotel in December 2015 after a cost of £131 million pounds. Spanning 19 floors the O2 hotel has the huge benefit of being directly connected to the O2 Arena by a walkway. Depending on the side of the hotel you are staying you will either have views out over the Thames or the O2 Arena. Some amazing views of Canary Wharf views can be enjoyed over cocktails in the Eighteen Sky Bar. There are no less than 3 restaurants and 2 bars onsite. On entering the hotel you will find an impressive large reception/lobby area decked in marble and glass.
Bedrooms are contemporary in style and all have air–conditioning. They feature a large screen smart television with PPV channels, telephone, ironing facilities, free WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities, stocked minibar and safe.
The granite bathrooms feature a separate bath and walk–in shower with top brand toiletries.
Granite bathrooms have a separate bath and walk in rain shower with luxury amenities.
Interconnecting rooms available. Daily turndown service.
Meridian Lounge: Located in the hotel lobby and includes an outdoor area. The lounge serves homemade salads, patisserie, fine teas and speciality coffees laced with oriental spices. Also served full course meals.
Market Brasserie: An all day dining restaurant with some amazing views. Serving an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Combining fresh & local dishes inspired by Londons most famous food markets with an interactive and open kitchen.
Peninsula Restaurant: An understated and sophisticated fine dining restaurant providing great views out over Canary Wharf and the Greenwich Peninsula. Serves modern European cuisine deftly infused with a hint of exotic spices.
Eighteen Bar: Glamorous, sophisticated and iconic styled bar with views over the O2 Arena, Canary Wharf, Thames Barrier and Docklands. Serves a cutting edge cocktail list from expert staff to ensure an amazing experience along with Asian inspired light bites.
Clipper Bar: Located on the first floor and featuring a double height ceiling and floor to ceiling windows. A unique that features 270 Degree Vista windows, to give fantastic views of River Thames and Canary Wharf. During the day the Clipper bar is an elegant and refined Tea Salon while in the evenings it becomes a sophisticated and relaxing retreat serving Tea spiked cocktails amongst the range of drinks.
The Intercontinental O2 Spa (run by ESPA) is located on the ground floor and covers over 1000 square metres. There are eight treatment rooms, a relaxation room, gym, sauna, steam room and a 17m indoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi, cannon neck massage jets and pool–side.
The Intercontinental London O2 boasts the largest single conference space in Europe at the time of its opening at 3000 square metres (can handle 300 theatre style)and the space can be divided into 14 separate meeting areas. Additionally there are 35 state of the art meeting rooms.
The reception is of course staffed 24 hours. There is a business centre that is also open 24 hours and is staffed at all times. Hotel is fully non–smoking and has lifts.
Other services at the Intercontinental London The O2 include currency exchange, luggage storage, concierge service, laundry, dry cleaning, fax/photocopy and wakeup service.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: North Greenwich 0.2 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: East India 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Railway Station: Maze Hill 1.4 miles (2.3 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 6.6 miles (10.6 km).
Located right alongside the O2 Arena (aka Millennium Dome) gives the Intercontinental London – The O2 one of the most enviable locations in south London. Just on the southern side of the River Thames just opposite The Docklands and London City Airport on the north side of the Thames and the local area is known as The Greenwich peninsula. If you do need to get over to either of these areas the good news is your right alongside The Blackwall Tunnel which is part of the A102 main road. The A102 links with the A12 and A406 North Circular Roads for good links all around London by road. For rail links you are just 0.24 miles (6 minutes walk) from North Greenwich tube station on the Jubilee line which links into central and north London directly. Alternatively its just 528 yards (482 metres) to the Emirates cable car which takes you to the north side of the Thames. Of course the biggest draw for this location is the O2 Arena where major events are held daily. This is also a handy location for anyone competing in the London marathon as the starting point for the marathon is just 2 miles (3.2 km) south on Greenwich Park in Blackheath. London City Airport is just 2.1 miles (3.4 km) to the northeast measured as the crow flys (straight line). The Excel centre is even closer at 1.4 miles (2.3 km) but because they are both on the other side of the river the actual journey by road is much longer as you need to use the Blackwall Tunnel. However you can use the Emirates Cable car which goes straight over the Thames to The excel centre.
History: Officially opened by Cliff Richard in July 2016, although the soft opening had already taken place in December 2015.
Queensgate Investments sold its 50% stake in the Intercontinental O2 Arena to Arora Hotels in June 2016.
Bedroom Numbers: 453
Check-in: 12.00 noon
Check-out: 15.00 (3 pm)
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.6 out of 5 by 13262 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.7 out of 5 from 7125 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 49 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 6137 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs £24 per day.
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 92% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Intercontinental Hotels across the chain average 91% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Intercontinental hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 35th from 865 London hotels, 2nd of 4 Intercontinental Hotels, and 26th of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (1.2 miles, 2.0 km) would be the 5 star Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £238 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel also offers: free WiFi.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf. 1.0 miles from here (1.6 km), has been rated at 91% by past guests and has rates from around £179.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square seems like a possible option, and some 3.4 miles (5.5 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 closest fifty hotels around this area (1 Waterview Drive, SE10 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 3.0 miles (4.8 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 3 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 17 three star hotels (average rating 82%), 8 two star hotels (average rating 76%) and 3 one star hotels (average rating 64%). Top rated of the local hotels is Intercontinental London O2 Arena (this hotel) (5 star) at 92%.
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 £77 per night. Rates range from £35 at City View Hotel (1 Star, 54%) and the highest rates top out at £204 at Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel (5 Star, 90%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £106, Four Star average: £91, Three Star average: £74, Two Star average: £56 and One Star average: £41.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Intercontinental London O2 Arena 1st of 50 nearby hotels and 1st for the 3 five star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 48th of 50 (2nd of 3 five star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 6th of 38 for sheer value for money (MOXY London Excel was top).
More hotels from this chainMaybe your first and only choice is the Intercontinental chain your next best options are:
Staybridge Suites London Stratford City: is 2.7 miles (4.4 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £102.
Staybridge Suites Vauxhall: is 5.2 miles (8.4 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 96% and base rates begin at about £144.
Intercontinental London park Lane: 6.5 miles (10.4 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £300.