Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 373
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HCW123 Clean hotel; lacking choice for dairy free people
Overall the stay was very pleasant; had a very warm welcome from the front desk and enjoyed being able to check in early. The room was clean and had everything we need for a one night stay.
I was a little disappointed with the breakfast choice as I cannot eat dairy there was not a lot I could have and the kitchen were unable to provide anything else. I was glad that I had phoned ahead regarding soya milk so I was at least able to have some cereal.
September 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JSTA66 Freindly, Helpful Staff
Only had a short overnight stay at Stratford Holiday Inn Express but it was very relaxing. All of the staff were friendly and very helpful. The lounge was a good place to chill out with a drink in the evening although a little different at breakfast time when it became a bit of a scrum (this may have been because it was school summer holiday time.)
All-in-all a very pleasant stay. Recommended.
September 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WorldTraveler00 Great location outside of the city
We stayed here for 3 nights during our stop in London. The hotel is in an excellent location if you want to be outside of the hustle & bustle of the city (less than 30 minute tube ride into center city) and it's close to London City Airport. The tube station is less than a 2 minute walk and the larger tube/bus station in Stratford City is 10 minutes walking distance. There is another HIE located in Stratford City, which we initially went to because we were confused about the tube stops, so make sure you get off at the Stratford - High Street tube stop for this hotel!
We had a king room on the 5th floor. The room was very spacious, with a comfy bed and pillows. The bathroom was a bit small and the water pressure for the shower was lower than I would have liked. My only complaint about the room would be that the street noise was still really loud, even on the 5th floor, so maybe a higher floor is a better option to help drown out the sounds.
Breakfast was included in our reservation and was great! Eggs, bacon, sausage, breads, cereals, fruit, juices and coffee machines that let you make cappuccinos, hot chocolates or lattes. Definitely go to breakfast early or you run the risk of either the food running out or the staff shutting down breakfast 15 minutes earlier than the posted time. I think breakfast was until 9:30am during the week, but by 9:15 the staff was shutting it down and taking away the utensils and food.
Overall, it was a great stay and I highly recommend this hotel for the price and location.
September 1, 2015