Good hotel, a bit of a distance from London dwntwn
Posted Jan 3, 2017
I am a U.S. citizen who stayed in London for a few days on a trip back from Paris. London is definitely not Paris (more like NYC), but this hotel made it worthwhile to escape downtown for a while. Hotel is very clean, with a pleasing smell. It is located in a complex of buildings with luxury condos and a guarded entrance with live guard, so that made me feel safe. Breakfast is amazing and buffet style; very healthy and high quality food like coconut yogurt, coconut juice, fruit platter, cheeses and breads, eggs, beans, potatoes, and bacon etc. Pleasant to eat breakfast while watching the river scenery right next to hotel. The front desk staff are pretty knowledgeable though I feel some of them didn't know London area very well. However, concierge was helpful in making sure we make best of our 2 days there. It is near Blackwall DLR line, which doesn't take too long to connect to the Tower or Bank stations, which can then connect to the underground tube system to get you into downtown or to Heathrow. However, this does take about 30 minutes each way. It's about 1 hr 15 min to heathrow. Nevertheless, it is cheap to travel on the public transport compared to a Taxi. Make sure you get an Oyster card at the Underground to help save substantial costs and make it easy to ride public transport including buses.