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
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £30 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainOf course you may well prefer to stay with the Arbor chain take a look at these hotels close by:
Arbor Hyde Park: is 4.8 miles (7.7 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 86% and rates start from about £125.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 87% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. 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 86%. The Arbor City with its rating of 87% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Arbor hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 266th from 866 London hotels, 1st of 2 Arbor Hotels, and 100th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, whose lowest rates start at about £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles away (1.3 km), has scored 75% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 5 Star The Arch Hotel could be a good choice, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, 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 17 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 80%). Top 4 star hotels are citizenM Tower of London and the citizenM Shoreditch (both 92%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 98%.
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, 80%) with top rates of £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 91%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £185, Four Star average: £115, Three Star average: £75 and Two Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We rank Arbor City 32nd (joint) of 50 and 12th for the 18 four star hotels in the area. For lowest base rates in the area this hotel ranks 15th of 50 (4th of 18 four star hotels.). Our ranking for this hotel based on both its rates and its user rating is 18th of 44 for pure value for money (Batty Langley's was top).