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Glasgow UK
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here for a two night weekend break. Firstly, the location is great. 5 minute walk from Old St underground and 15 mins from trendy Duck & Waffle (40th floor bar/restaurant in Heron Tower) The hotel itself is pretty standard for H.I. Express. The outside/appearance is not appealing at all, but the staff are attentive, helpful and friendly. The bar... More 

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190 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for one night, pleasantly surprised by the size of the room. Other hotels I have stayed in in London would try to cram 2-3 rooms in that space! What was weird though was that the bed in the room was one of those pull down beds from the wall. I get that a hotel might have that as... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am back again, and glad that things have not changed. The location is excellent, near lots of busses and Old Street Tube station. I travelled this time from Paris, and St Pancras is only two stops away on the Northern Line. The rooms are very clean as usual, and the breakfast is varied and great. Free internet service is... More 

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Thank Atef Z
Craig P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, it was so nice to read. I will make sure you comments are passed back to the team and especially the colleagues you mentioned by name. Thank you again More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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470 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

£155 per night mid week out of season seemed very high given that this is not one of London's better areas. The room was fine, well enough appointed and although it was facing the road I wasn't aware of the traffic noise which others have complained about. Despite signs stating soft and hard pillows all four were definitely hard and... More 

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Thank Gill68
Craig P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay with us. We have had some issues recently with our lift and also the hotel computer system and I am sorry this caused used some inconvenience. Just to let you know we are very competitively priced in our area and location and the price you got midweek was actually very good! More 

San Diego, California
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Room was large by European standards, and nicer than HOliday Inn Express locations I've stayed at in the States. It appears to have been recently updated (or recently built). Breakfast was good, although the breakfast room did get completely over run on the weekend. Good location overall, walking distance to restaurants, pubs, art, and tube station.

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Craig P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and feedback, we were actually built in 1998, but had a full bedroom refurbishment during 2011/2011. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great value, great room, and I had a corner room with a fantastic view of the main street. Easy, clockwork stay. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful except one who made me feel like I was a criminal when I asked for a replacement key card.

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Craig P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and rating More 

Gloucestershire, UK
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got a very inexpensive deal on a room for Sunday night. Very competitive for a hotel in this location. Especially as the room (228) was much larger than I had anticipated at the price. Friendly reception staff, made to feel welcome straight away. I've got a Blue Badge and was told I could use their disabled space for no charge.... More 

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel in October for two nights. It was a great place to stay in London for a quick visit to the city. It is not far from the London underground and is opposite the bus stop to the city. So it was indeed a good place to stay. The staff are excellent and very helpful to... More 

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Craig P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and great rating - it is very much valued. More 

Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing with this hotel is it's location. Nearby Old Street Station and not far from Kings Cross railway station, it ideal if you want to get to airports early in the morning. I wouldn't say I was impressed by the quality, but the essential was there, except one ting again.. no really hot water at evening time. But... More 

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Craig P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay with us. I must say I was surprised about your comment about no hot water, as we have trace heating at the hotel with instant hot water. We do have (like most hotels) thermostatic mixing valves in our bathroom so that the water in the sink isnt to hot to scald... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is near center and 2 min away from the Old Street tube station which connects quickly to all possible lines - 4/5. The room was clean 3/5, breakfast was ok 3/5 but the soft pillows, funny tags and the handy helped for another point. It is a great touch of the hotel to place a mobile phone which... More 

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Craig P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express London City, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I'm really pleased you made use of the free mobile phone for our guests - this is a new benefit that we have recently added, so it's great to hear you found it usefull! More 

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Shoreditch
The western front of the edgy East End, Shoreditch is a perennially trendy haven for anything “street” – be it art, food, or fashion. With its handful of well connected transportation links dotting its perimeter, along with an ever increasing variety of shops, hotels, bars, and restaurants, it's easy to explore this trend-conscious and youth-oriented neighbourhood. There's a lingering post-industrial grit about Shoreditch, but because it shares a border with “The City” financial district, the influence from its upscale neighbour can result in fascinating outcomes.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Express by Holiday Inn London City. Our hotel is ideally located on the doorstep of the City of London, with the financial districts of Broadgate & Bishopsgate just minutes away for our business guests. We have excellent transport links for the London Underground and Kings Cross & Liverpool Street National Rail terminus not to mention St Pancras International Station for the Eurostar. We sit on the gateway to Hoxton Square, Shoreditch & Brick Lane, whatever your reason for visiting London we are an ideal base for exploring this vibrant area of London. If culture & history mixed with London s coolest restaurants, bars & shopping is what you want then you have just discovered East is the new West! Fear not, for we are also ideally located for London s attractions such as Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Bank of England, Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral & South Bank to name but a few. We have just undergone a full refurbishment of our Lobby, Reception, Bar, Restaurant and Meeting Rooms to reflect the cool, contemporary urban location we reside in. We have 224 purpose built bedrooms, all of which are light and spacious with large desk space all rooms are en suite with refreshing power showers as well as a newly installed state of the art interactive television & in room movie system. All of our guestrooms, meeting rooms & public areas are equipped with high speed wi-fi internet access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express London City

Address: 275 Old Street, London EC1V 9LN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Shoreditch , East End / East London
Price Range: $139 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express London City 3*
Number of rooms: 224
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“ask for low floor to avoid the need to use the elevator”
 of 5 bubbles Gill68, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Back rooms quieter, I should imagine. Front rooms face Old Street”
 of 5 bubbles JonHarmonie, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room at the top and back of the hotel. Also, make sure your shower door closes properly!”
 of 5 bubbles ryank827, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back and as high as possible”
 of 5 bubbles SDB1970, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on the backside so you don't hear the street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles krabi_mom, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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