flyctory.com

ibis London City – Shoreditch

In May 2019, I had another weekend trip to London. As my wife and I flew into London City Airport, we went for an hotel on the Eastern part of the city center and chose ibis London City – Shoreditch close to Aldgate East Underground Station. It was not the first time we stayed in that ibis, so I was looking forward to be in that place again. Here is a review of our stay.

 

ibis London City Shoreditch – Location

The hotel is right around the corner from Aldgate East Underground station, which is served by the District and the Hammersmith & City line. We arrived from London City Airport, which was one transfer at West Ham. Like most of the London ones, Underground Station is not accessible.

Right next to the hotel is a Tesco Express. There are also some restaurants and bars, which we did not try. Some key London attractions like the Tower of London are in walking distance.

 

ibis London City Shoreditch – Rooms

We stayed one night in London City Shoreditch, the prepaid room rate for a Saturday to Sunday was was roughly 145 GBP. You may have better deals in London, but the price was definitely reasonable. The room was according to the new ibis room concept. It was clean and even featured an ironing board. The size of the room is sufficient – if you travel with a lot of luggage, it may become challenging.

The bathroom a capsuled plastic cabin, as you might know them from ibis budget / Etap hotel stays. However, this ibis version is more spacious and comfortable.

 

ibis London City Shoreditch – Breakfast

As the hotel is huge, the breakfast area may be a bit crowded during peak hours. The staff was very efficient, though, so that there were just few shortages on some items. The area is quite new – the renovation made it significantly more cozy and welcoming. There are quite a lot of breakfast items, so that the breakfast performance was definitely above our expectations.

The breakfast area is also used as a bar and restaurant area. There is a reasonable menu with snacks and dishes.

 

ibis London City Shoreditch – Services

Similar to the ibis in London Canning Town I stayed in during the Country 2 Country 2019, there is no check-in or reception desk, but hotel staff at the lobby, who check you in with a mobile device. The staff was very friendly and the processing efficient, we could even chose a room by preference. Interestingly, there is no phone in the room, as this is regarded to be “old-fashioned”. You contact the reception by Whatsapp.

WiFi was efficient and absolutely met my expectations.

 

ibis London City Shoreditch – My View

As I knew the place from a former stay, I was a bit afraid of staying there again. I feel, this time, the hotel made a much better job. They really improved a lot. The breakfast area is much better organized, the open reception concept suits the huge ibis hotel very well. The people were very friendly and efficient. Though Aldgate East might not be the best connection to the city, having an Underground just around the corner is a very nice plus as well. I had a really good stay in ibis London City Shoreditch this time – thank you!

 

Postings about London

Here are more postings related to the UK Capital:

ibis Styles London ExCeL

ibis Styles London ExCeL

After I stayed at the ibis Styles London ExCeL during the Country 2 Country 2018 already, I chose the hotel ...
Read More
Write Like A Girl (London, 13th June 2019)

Write Like A Girl (London, 13th June 2019)

Just two days after I touched German soil back from CMA Fest 2019, I flew to London for another country ...
Read More
Tutankhamun - Treasures of the Pharao (Paris)

Tutankhamun – Treasures of the Pharao (Paris)

As part of a company event in Paris, I was able to see the Tutankhamun exhibition. Until the completion of ...
Read More
Bus Transfer from Heathrow to Oxford: The Airline

Bus Transfer from Heathrow to Oxford: The Airline

A picturesque city center and a huge variety of superb museums - Oxford is one of the key tourist destination ...
Read More
ibis London Canning Town (Review)

ibis London Canning Town (Review)

I chose the ibis Canning Town just North of the River Thames as my stay for the Country 2 Country ...
Read More
London City Airport - UK's Capital best choice?

London City Airport – UK’s Capital best choice?

London's three major airports, Heathrow, Gatwick and Standsted, are all some sort of a mess, when you in fact want ...
Read More
Chelsea FC and Stamford Bridge Tour

Chelsea FC and Stamford Bridge Tour

Before I visited Danielle Hope's amazing show at the Zedel near Piccadilly Circus, I decided to go for another Stadium ...
Read More
Emirates Aviation Experience London

Emirates Aviation Experience London

My first steps around O2 Arena in London during the Country 2 Country Festival 2019 were not motivated by country ...
Read More
My Favorite Country 2 Country Songs 2019

My Favorite Country 2 Country Songs 2019

The beginning of March 2019 was a country music powerhouse to me. The Country 2 Country (C2C) debut in Berlin, ...
Read More
Country 2 Country in London 2019

Country 2 Country in London 2019

After my 2018 debut at the London Country 2 Country and the first-time German event in Berlin the weekend before, ...
Read More
Churchill War Rooms in London

Churchill War Rooms in London

When Germany intensified their offensive efforts during World War II, Winston Churchill decided to built a bunker in Central London ...
Read More
Danielle Hope at "The Crazy Coqs" (London, 17th Feb 2019)

Danielle Hope at “The Crazy Coqs” (London, 17th Feb 2019)

The first time I saw Danielle Hope on stage was in the female lead character Sherrie in my favorite musical ...
Read More

 

Accor Hotels – More Reviews

Here are more postings related to Accor Hotels:

So/ Sofitel Singapore

So/ Sofitel Singapore

As part of a business trip to Singapore, I chose to have a longer stay in the So/ Sofitel in ...
Read More
ibis Styles London ExCeL

ibis Styles London ExCeL

After I stayed at the ibis Styles London ExCeL during the Country 2 Country 2018 already, I chose the hotel ...
Read More
ibis Amsterdam Centre

ibis Amsterdam Centre

After an ICE high speed train ride from Cologne, I chose the ibis Amsterdam Zentrum as my overnight during my ...
Read More
ibis London Canning Town (Review)

ibis London Canning Town (Review)

I chose the ibis Canning Town just North of the River Thames as my stay for the Country 2 Country ...
Read More
Novotel Sheffield Centre

Novotel Sheffield Centre

Watching the amazing "Mike & the Mechanics" in Sheffield's beautiful City Hall, I chose the Novotel Sheffield Centre as my ...
Read More
Novotel Glasgow Centre (Review)

Novotel Glasgow Centre (Review)

Glasgow is becoming a more and more frequent destination for me. Very often, my visits are linked to music. For ...
Read More
Novotel Zurich Airport Messe (Review)

Novotel Zurich Airport Messe (Review)

During a business-related trip to Switzerland's economic capital, I stayed at Novotel Zurich Airport Messe (Trade Fair). Apart from attractive ...
Read More
ibis Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas (Review)

ibis Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas (Review)

There is a huge variety of airport hotels around Madrid-Barajas. In early December, I chose the ibis option, which is ...
Read More
Novotel Dubai Al Barsha (Hotel Review)

Novotel Dubai Al Barsha (Hotel Review)

After having visited the Novotel Suites Mall of the Emirates on my last Dubai visit in May, I went for ...
Read More
How to buy a Hotel Group Status

How to buy a Hotel Group Status

Similar to frequent flying, there is a straightforward option to become a status member in all major hotel chains: frequent ...
Read More
Novotel Toronto Center (Hotel Review)

Novotel Toronto Center (Hotel Review)

Just being a short walk away from Toronto Union Station, which perfectly connects to Pearson airport, the Novotel Toronto Center felt ...
Read More
Novotel Suites Mall of the Emirates Dubai (Hotel Review)

Novotel Suites Mall of the Emirates Dubai (Hotel Review)

As a homebase for my trip to the Dubai Parks, I decided to go for a hotel location in Southern ...
Read More

 

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
ibis London City Shoreditch
Author Rating
41star1star1star1stargray

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.