Hotel in Detail:The Arbor City Hotel first opened in 1997 and has a modern boutique feel. It sits within a multi-ethnic neighbourhood with many restaurants and shops reflecting the large Asian population of the area and is right next door to the Whitechapel Art Gallery. The hotel is well suited to business travellers accessing the east end, city of London and Docklands. A 10 minute ride on the London underground (tube) gets you to central London, Westfield Shopping mall and the Olympic Stadium. 5 minutes walk from Aldgate tube station. Two of the best known landmarks of the area, The Shard and The Gherkin , are visible from the hotels location. The hotel features individually designed bedrooms, a signature restaurant, flexible meeting and events space on a dedicated floor, a private cinema viewing room and a cocktail bar.
The Arbor City hotel offers a selection of rooms from Singles to Family Rooms which can handle up to 5 occupants. They are all individually decorated with a stylish and tasteful decor. Each room has a private bathroom (with bathrobes, fluffy towels, hairdryer and toiletries) and is air-conditioned. Room amenities include high speed internet access, IDD Telephone, flat screen television, desk, ironing facilities, Tea and coffee making facilities (coffee machine), fridge, Alarm clock and In-room safe. The bathrooms have either a shower or a bath.
Maid service, room service, Laundry and dry cleaning service. Baby cots on request.
Marcos restaurant: Making the most of the fresh local produce the restaurant serves American-Italian dishes including a selection of fresh pastas, steaks burger and pizzas. Dine from a number of Italian classics, like Spaghetti Carbonara or try the full rack of American BBQ Smoked Ribs.
The surrounding local area also offers many options for dining and take-aways.
Offers conference facilities for the business traveller with rooms that can handle 1-150 delegates.
WiFi throughout entire Arbor City hotel. Hotel can help with luggage storage. 24 front desk and hotel has a lift.
Luggage storage, lift, fax/photocopy available.
Arbor City is non-smoking.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Aldgate East 264 yards (241 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.4 miles (0.7 km), Railway Station: London Fenchurch Street 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 7.2 miles (11.6 km).
The Arbor City Hotel London is located on the eastern edge of the City of London's square mile (financial area) in Aldgate. Convenient for London City Airport and even closer to the Docklands/Canary Wharf district which is now the second financial district within London and favoured by many large international corporations for offices and headquarters. Osborn Street, the road on which the hotel is located, marks the start of Brick Lane. This is a very well known road in East London, famous for its Asian fashion shops and restaurants, as well as other styles of shops including late night bagels cafes. This location is close to Petticoat Lane (0.3 miles) where you will find a market famous for its fashion stalls. A similar distance to the north finds Old Spitalfields Market on commercial street with its boutiques, food shops, restaurants and bars. The hotel is within half a mile of Bishopsgate (within the City of London) where many companies have offices. Nearest places of interest include the Whitechapel Art Gallery (0.1 miles), Tower Bridge and the Tower of London (0.5 miles), Royal Armouries and fusiliers Museum (0.6 miles), Royal Exchange Shopping centre (0.8 miles), The Monument (0.8 miles), HMS Belfast (0.9 miles) and The London Dungeon (1 mile). The River Thames is also nearby and the St. Katherine's dock area (0.7 miles) is one well worth a visit.
History: Was called the City Hotel till October 2015 and the following refurbishment took the hotel to a 4 star from a 3 star rating.
Bedroom Numbers: 115
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.3 out of 5 by 2772 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 1707 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 248 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 1065 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs £30 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainOf course you may well prefer to stay with the Arbor chain take a look at these hotels close by:
Signature Townhouse London Hyde Park: is 4.8 miles (7.7 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 81% and rates start from about £125.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Arbor Hotels have an average guest rating of 83%. The Arbor City with its rating of 86% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Arbor hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 274th from 865 London hotels, 1st of 2 Arbor Hotels, and 109th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.5 miles, 0.8 km) would be the 4 star Leonardo Royal London City, whose lowest rates start at about £93 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating.We can also point you towards a lower price option, the Mama Shelter London. 1.1 miles from the Arbor City (1.8 km), achieving a rating of 88% by its past clients with base rates starting at about £61 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star Batty Langley's may be one too look at. The Batty Langley's is only 0.4 miles (0.7 km) away. The Batty Langley's has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (12 Osborn Street, E1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 1.1 miles (1.8 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 16 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 82%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 75%). Top 4 star hotels are citizenM Tower of London and the Apex London Wall Hotel (both 91%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £126 per night. Rates range from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 70%) with top rates of £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 98%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £190, Four Star average: £115, Three Star average: £75 and Two Star average: £49.
In terms of value for money for the local area we rank Z Hotel Shoreditch top.