Hotel in Detail:The Holiday Inn Express London City was one of the first mainstream budget hotels to serve the City of London when it opened in 1998. Minutes from Old Street tube station and close to a good range of amenities as well nightclubs, restaurants and bars. Opened November 1998. Was the largest Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Europe till 2011 (when the Holiday Inn Express Heathrow Terminal 5 took that honour).
Bedroom amenities include air-conditioning, interactive flat screen TV and in-room movie system, tea and coffee making facilities, wireless high speed internet access, work desk with lamp, direct dial telephone with voicemail, double glazing, hairdryer and satellite TV with pay movies and video review/checkout. The bathrooms in each guest room have a black and white theme and come with a power shower and supplied toiletries.
A daily maid service is provided. 6 rooms are adapted for accessibility.
On the ground floor is the Great Room restaurant serving breakfast which includes fruit juices, breads, cereals, yogurts, plenty of tea and coffee and fresh fruits. There is a dedicated area with vending machines and microwave which is accessible 24/7.
The Holiday Inn Express City also has a modern styled urban bar where a bar menu is served and features leather banquettes.
The lounge and bar have TV screens.
The public areas of the hotel are air-conditioned and the front desk (manned 24 hours) offers safety deposit boxes. Additionally the hotel offers currency exchange, dry cleaning and laundry services. WIFI internet access is accessible in all parts of the hotel and is free of charge.
Guests have discount rates at a nearbvy gym that includes a chlorine free indoor swimming pool.
An area for business services is set aside where you can use a computer with internet access along with copy and fax facilities. (charges). You can also make use of the onsite meeting room which can handle up to 70 delegates theatre style with natural daylight. Here facilities include a 35mm Slide Projector, Cable Modem, Flip Chart and Markers, Microphone, internet access and VCR.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Old Street 0.2 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.2 miles (1.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7 miles (11.3 km). The hotel has 3 network rail mainline railway stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km). The Holiday Inn Express London City is located in the City of London with nearby mainline stations at Moorgate (0.6 miles) and Liverpool Street (0.6 miles), and the tube station a 3 minute walk away at Old Street (0.2 miles). On the doorstep of the City of London (financial district) while still giving good access into central London. Well located for London City Airport. Major shopping close by at Kingsland Road (adjacent), Islington High Street (0.8 miles) and a popular market in Hoxton. This area tends to be busy on weekdays but less so on weekends in common with the City of London as a whole. Just over half a mile way by Bishopsgate is Petticoat Lane Market. Associated with fashion industry but also features jewellery and toys. This is London's oldest street market with a 400 year history. Nearby attractions include Barbican Gallery (0.6 miles), Museum of London (0.8 miles), St Paul's Cathedral (1.1 miles), Monument (1.1 miles), Tower of London (1.2 miles), London Dungeon (1.5 miles), HMS Belfast (1.5 miles), Tate Modern (1.5 miles) and London Eye (2 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 224 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Public parking is available on site and costs £30 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your first and only choice is for the Holiday Inn Express chain your options for the same brand nearby are:
Holiday Inn Express Southwark: is 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 78% and rates start from about £95.
Holiday Inn Express Limehouse: is 2.0 miles (3.3 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £56.
Holiday Inn Express Stratford: 3.4 miles (5.6 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £65.
Holiday Inn Express Victoria: 3.5 miles (5.6 km), rated at 68% and with rates from around £99.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 78% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 77%. Therefore while the hotel is below the overall London average you should note that this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) . Holiday Inn Express Hotels across the chain average 80% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Holiday Inn Express hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 520th from 847 London hotels, 18th of 29 Holiday Inn Express Hotels, and 147th of 320 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 3 star Premier Inn London City (Old Street), where rates start from £98 and which has an 87% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Z Hotel Shoreditch. 0.2 miles from here (0.4 km), has been rated at 87% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £50.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 3 Star Kandara Guest House seems like a possible option being 1.2 miles (2.0 km) from the Holiday Inn Express London City. The Kandara Guest House has an extremely high guest rating of 94%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (275 Old Street, EC1 postcode) which we list extend for a 1.2 miles (1.9 km) radius. Consisting of 13 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 22 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 82%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 77%). Top 3 star hotels are Qbic Hotel London City, Premier Inn London City (Aldgate) and Motel One Tower Hill (all three rated 89%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is South Place Hotel (5 star) at 95%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £107 per night. Starting from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 78%) with top rates of £220 at Boundary Rooms and Suites (5 Star, 86%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £143, Four Star average: £112, Three Star average: £73 and Two Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Holiday Inn Express London City 41st (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 9th (joint) for the 13 three star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 7th of 50 (5th of 13 three star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 27th of 47 for pure value for money (Montcalm Royal London House was top).
Comment: Refurbished 2007.