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:

De Havilland Aircraft Museum (London Colney)

De Havilland Aircraft Museum (London Colney)

The De Havilland company is a huge name in the aviation history, especially regarding British aviation history. Close to the ...
Read More
Hilton London Gatwick Airport

Hilton London Gatwick Airport

In early January 2020, I had a British Airways Mileage Run, flying from Cologne/Bonn to Gatwick and then spending a ...
Read More
DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria

DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria

During a November 2019 stay in London, I opted for the DoubleTree right at Victoria Station. Especially as we were ...
Read More
Pokemon Center London - A Gamers' Paradise just for a Month

Pokemon Center London – A Gamers’ Paradise just for a Month

For just one month, Nintendo installed a Pokemon Center pop-up store in London, the so-called Pokemon Center London. I have ...
Read More
Twinings - The Oldest Tea Room in London

Twinings – The Oldest Tea Room in London

The place is so tiny and mousy that there is a huge potential to miss it: if you are exploring ...
Read More
Country 2 Country 2020 Lineup - My View

Country 2 Country 2020 Lineup – My View

During the London Country Music Week, Country 2 Country traditionally presented the lineup for the festival. Every year, fans pray ...
Read More
TWG - My Favorite Tea Brand

TWG – My Favorite Tea Brand

If I would turn Flyctory.com into a food blog, I am sure it would be a terrible fail. Nevertheless, there ...
Read More
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport

Thousands of people pass Hatton Cross every day without ever getting an impression of the area. The Piccadilly Line London ...
Read More
Premier Inn London Stratford

Premier Inn London Stratford

Premier Inn is a branch of budget hotels which is especially active in the United Kingdom. There are, however, also ...
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
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

 

Accor Hotels Reviews

Here are all postings related to Accor Hotels:

 

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.