Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Finchley Road & Frognal 334 yards (305 metres), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 2.7 miles (4.3 km). Within a half mile circle of the hotel (0.8 km) are no less than 3 mainline (overground) and 6 tube (underground) stations. The Express by Holiday Inn London Swiss Cottage is located on Finchley Road near to Swiss Cottage. First opened in 2004. This is in North London and while a little outside central London access into the central areas is easy since the Finchley Road is actually the main road (and busy) that leads into central London via Baker Street. Just North of this Location is the A41 Hendon Way which gives access to the North Circular, M1 and M25 motorways so transport links to areas outside of London are also good. There is a good choice of Tube, Train, taxi and bus links from the Finchley Road. Opposite the hotel is the covered O2 centre with all kinds of shopping and leisure facilities, including supermarket, pubs and restaurants. The exclusive Esporta Health Club is also adjacent to the hotel and guests can enjoy the full benefits of Esporta at special client rates. Slightly further on but still within walking distance are many more shops, bars and restaurants on the Finchley Road itself. Nearest attractions include Hampstead Theatre, Freud Museum, London Zoo, Regents Park, Camden Market, Kenwood House and Madame Tusauds.
Hotel in Detail:The Express by Holiday Inn London-Swiss Cottage is a modern purpose built hotel.
Bedrooms are fully air-conditioned with individual room control and en-suite facilities (with power shower). In-room amenities include high speed internet access via dataports, modem point, Interactive flat screen TV system with pay movies and internet access, radio, tea and coffee making facilities, windows are double glazed and can be opened, work desk with light, direct dial telephone with dual lines and voicemail (the two lines can be billed separately), full-length mirror and hairdryer.
The rooms have a maid service which is daily. A room service is available.
Breakfast is served in the 'Great Room' located on the ground floor overlooking Finchley Road. Breakfast is served between 06.30 and 10.30 (7.00 and 11.00 weekends and Public Holidays). There is an area with vending machines accessible at all times.
Also on the ground floor is the 'Express Bar' serving a good range of beers, wines and spirits. Also serves Lavazza coffee along with Pastries, cakes and soft drinks. Opening times 11.00 till 23.00. The lounge area can be used 24/7.
The hotel offers meeting room facilities with modern day conference equipment for the Business Executive. The meeting room makes use of natural daylight, is fully air-conditioned and is located on the Ground Floor for easy access. The room can accommodate up to 35 guests in reception style. Equipment provided includes 35mm Slide Projector, Cable Modem, DVD Player, Flip Chart and Markers, LCD Projector, Overhead Projector, VCR and Whiteboard.
The hotel has a dedicated area for business services where you can find Copy facilities, E-mail and internet access with computer hire, Fax facility and w WIFI internet connection for your own laptop or PDA (charges apply). The WIFI can be picked up from all the public areas.
Additional services offered here include same day dry cleaning and laundry, shoe shine,currency exchange and safety deposit box facilities are available from the reception. The public areas of the hotel benefit from air-conditioning.
Bedroom Numbers: 79 / 7 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 your not looking for anything except the Holiday Inn Express chain nearby from this brand are:
Holiday Inn Express Golders Green North: is 3.0 miles (4.8 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 75% and rates start from about £60.
Holiday Inn Express Park Royal: is 3.8 miles (6.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 82% and base rates begin at about £60.
Holiday Inn Express Earl's Court: 4.4 miles (7.1 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £88.
Holiday Inn Express Victoria: 4.4 miles (7.1 km), rated at 72% and with rates from around £99.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Holiday Inn Express Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Holiday Inn Express hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 389th from 866 London hotels, 6th of 29 Holiday Inn Express Hotels, and 99th of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (1.1 miles, 1.7 km) would be the 3 star Courtyard By Marriott London Gatwick Airport, with rates that start from about £90 and which has a 75% guest satisfaction rating.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Premier Inn Gatwick Manor Royal Hotel. 1.6 miles from the Holiday Inn Express Swiss Cottage (2.5 km), has scored 89% from former guests and has rates from around £54.
Prefer a tried and tested hotel close by judged by its guests ratings? We think the 5 Star Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley stands out in that regard being 1.6 miles (2.7 km) from the Holiday Inn Express Swiss Cottage. The Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (152-156 Finchley Road , NW3 postcode) that we list cover a 2.3 miles (3.7 km) radius. They include 1 five star hotel (rated 90%), 26 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 20 three star hotels (average rating 75%), 2 two star hotels (average rating 59%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 62%). Top 3 star hotel is Premier Inn Archway at 89%. Of the local hotels the highest rated is Europa House Apartments (4 star) at 91%.
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £109 per night. They range from a low of £49 at St George Hotel/Hostel (1 Star, 62%) and the Shakespeare Hotel (2 Star, 65%) to a high of £294 at Landmark London Hotel (5 Star, 90%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £294, Four Star average: £136, Three Star average: £74, Two Star average: £54 and One Star average: £49.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Holiday Inn Express Swiss Cottage 15th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 5th for the 20 three star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 14th of 50 (10th (joint) of 20 three star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 8th of 46 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Anchor Hotel was top).
Parking: 2 spaces for blue badge (disabled) holders. The hotel can provide you with discounted rates for the parking at the O2 centre which is opposite the hotel.
note: This hotel is NOT the former Holiday Inn Swiss Cottage which is now the Marriott Regents Park.