Express by Holiday Inn Royal Docks-Docklands is only a short walk from Canning Town station, from where you can catch either the Jubilee line or a DLR train into central London. The hotel is an excellent example of its type and rates can be very good value if you take advantage of one of the offers available on a regular basis either online or in newspapers. The rooms contain all the essentials and I have never experienced any problems here. A help-yourself continental breakfast is included in the room price, the reception staff are efficient and friendly and all of the public areas are well maintained. A great budget option.
The hotel was really far away from pretty much everything, but that's why I was even able to get a room there. It was a last minute booking for a sat night and everywhere in town was booked up unless i pay more than 300 pounds for the night.
Anyways, I figure one night in the Docklands wasn't the worst thing in the world, with the tube being a block away and all. The hotel was pretty much what I have expected it to be. It was clean and neat and everything was at its minimal. The bathroom was clean, the shower was hot, the tv worked fine and the beds were pretty decent. The continental breakfast that came with the room wasn't as good as the breakfasts I've had at the other Holiday Inn Expresses, but I guess it depends on the region/culture.
Overall, it was a good deal and great for a short stay.
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