Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Colliers Wood 158 yards (144 metres), Railway Station: Haydons Road 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 6.5 miles (10.5 km). The Express Wimbledon South is located in Colliers Wood and is a 2 minute walk from Colliers Wood tube station. From the station into central London is 30 minutes. The local areas main shopping takes place at the Savacentre supermarket. At the time of its opening it was the largest supermarket in Europe and still remains one of the largest. More extensive shopping is located in Wimbledon proper at the Centre Court Shopping Centre which is just over 1 mile from the hotel. London two largest airports can be conveniently travelled from or to the hotel using the M25. For Heathrow you link to the M25 via the A3 dual carriageway and for Gatwick you use the A24 or A23. Expect the journeys to both take around 40 minutes in normal traffic. In actual fact the closest airport is London Biggin Hill where its possible to charter an aircraft to any worldwide destination. The airport is perhaps best known though for its annual air show which started in 1963 and can attract near to 100,000 spectators. The air show here is the largest privately run Air Show anywhere in Europe. The hotel is very convenient for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships which is just 1.8 miles from here. The All England Tennis club where the event is held has a museum which is worth a trip any time of the year. Other local sporting arenas include Wimbledon Football Club and greyhound stadium which is 4.3 miles way. Streatham has an ice skating rink located just over 2 miles from here and the Crystal Palace National Sports Stadium is 4.5 miles . Definitely worth a visit during your stay if you have the time are major attractions of Kew Gardens (6.6 miles) and Hampton Court (7.2 miles). Local attractions include Abbey Mills craft fair and market (0.3 miles) and Deen City Farm and Riding School (0.5 miles).
Hotel in Detail:Like all hotels under the 'express' branding the hotel seeks to cater for both the business traveller as well as the holiday maker.
The Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon bedrooms amenities include cable TV and pay movies, iron and ironing board, hanging closet, individually controlled air-conditioning, double glazing, tea/coffee making facilities, modem connection, phone with voicemail, WiFi internet access, desk with light, hairdryer and en-suite facilities including power shower.
Please note that all the rooms at the hotel are non-smoking. Five rooms are adapted for accessibility. Room service is available.
The hotels breakfast room is located on the ground floor and called the 'Great Room'. Breakfast choices include fruit juices, breads, rolls, fresh fruits, yoghurt, several cereals, coffee, sweets, and some cheese. Fruit and coffee are available all day. Breakfast is served 6.00am till 10.00am (weekdays), 6.30 till 11.30 (weekends).
There is an area with vending machines that can be accessed at any time.
The hotel bar is open 24 hours exclusively for residents and their guests only. A large selection of drinks and bottle beers are available along with arrangements with local restaurants including pizza delivery.
There are a few restaurants and bars in the vicinity including the 'Kiss me Hardy Pub' which is across the road from the hotel and serves food. The Express also offers a take service ordered from local restaurants.
For the business traveller the hotel has 3 air-conditioned meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 50 delegates banquet style. Provided amenities include a coffee machine, OHP, Screen, Flip Chart, TV and VCR.
All areas of the hotel including the bedrooms have a WIFI connection (charge) and pc hire is available in an unstaffed business area. The staff are happy to advise first time visitors to London of the best places to eat and see.
Bedroom Numbers: 83 / 2 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £20 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you would like to stick with the Holiday Inn Express chain your nearest options are:
Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth: is 3.1 miles (5.0 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 83% and rates start from about £72.
Holiday Inn Express Croydon: is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 74% and base rates begin at about £55.
Holiday Inn Express Earl's Court: 4.8 miles (7.8 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £88.
Holiday Inn Express Vauxhall Nine Elms: 5.0 miles (8.0 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £80.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 75% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Holiday Inn Express Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Holiday Inn Express hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 641st from 866 London hotels, 28th of 29 Holiday Inn Express Hotels, and 210th of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 3 star Best Western Mornington Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £68 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Mornington Hotel also offers: free WiFi.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Holiday Villa Hotel. 0.4 miles from here (0.6 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 70% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £47.
Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 4 Star Royal Park Hotel may be one too look at. The Royal Park Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (200 High Street, SW19 postcode) that we have data for cover a 5.2 miles (8.3 km) radius. The 50 consist of 4 five star hotels (average rating 84%), 14 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 26 three star hotels (average rating 78%) and 6 two star hotels (average rating 76%). Of these hotels the highest rated are The Alma Hotel (3 star) and also the Tulse Hill Hotel (3 star) (both joint top with 91%).
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £91 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £32 at Travelodge Croydon Central Hotel (3 Star, 80%) to a high of £350 at Falcon Wharf Apartments (5 Star, 80%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £227, Four Star average: £114, Three Star average: £66 and Two Star average: £58.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon-South 38th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 19th (joint) for the 26 three star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 22nd of 50 (14th (joint) of 26 three star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 31st of 47 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Travelodge Croydon Central Hotel was top).