Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 192
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by American Expat in Holland Great bed and bath towels
I was upgraded to an Executive room and was pleasantly surprised. The bed and pillows were very comfortable.
The only downside to the room was that there were no shelves or drawers for unpacking. There was a very, very small shelf above the coffee maker station and of course the ability to hang up your shirts and trousers.
The bathroom exceeded my expectations for an HI Express. Had a proper shower with a glass door instead of a shower curtain. The water pressure was great. The shower did drain very slow but spoke to front desk and they had maintenance sort it out.
The bathroom towels were big and thick... very nice. The shower amenities were also quite nice.
Breakfast as always is basic for a HI Express. Not a full english breakfast... only scrambled eggs, beans, bacon. Decent continental selection.
July 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joolz321 Good for a 1 night stay on business trip
I will definitely stay again. Conveniently located for Westfield shopping centre.
I enjoyed a reasonably priced steak for evening meal. I only had cereal for breakfast so cannot really comment on the free breakfast in terms of hot food.
July 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rindi A Nice Week
Me and my 2 sisters were staying at Holiday Inn Express London Stratford for 7 days. We all felt really comfortable in our 3 Person Room, I slept on the Sofa which was nice to sleep on as well. The room was really clean (means a lot to us, as we hate dirty rooms/ bathrooms). Our room didn't have a real view as we were facing a wall with our window, but we didn't care as we were just there for sleeping, showering and relaxing and not for the view.
The location is good as well. You only need a view minutes to the train/tube/dlr station and there is a HUGE shopping mall (probably the biggest one I've ever been to).
The breakfast is alright. We don't like Baked Beans and Sausage for breakfast, so we sticked to Croissants and Bread with Jam/Marmalade. (yes after 7 days it gets a bit boring, but it was alright!)
Afterall, we really enjoyed our stay and the staff was nice and helpful. At our / my next trip to London I / we definitely will stay at Holiday Inn Expr. again.
I can only recommend this Hotel :-)
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aqua31 Great value
Highly recommend this location. Accessible to public transportation, breakfast was hot and cold buffet (cappuccino was great!) -- room clean and bed super comfortable. Very good experience and great value for your buck.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JY23 Comfortable Hotel with Easy Access to Transport Links
We moved to this hotel for two nights after having been in the City Centre for the previous three nights. We didn't know the area but need not have been concerned as it was very easy to reach the excellent transport links to Central London. Hotel was in excellent condition and the staff were extremely helpful. Breakfast was the standard Holiday Inn Express experience but we knew that would be case when we booked. We ordered one family meal in the evening and that was slightly disappointing for the money. Overall though a very positive experience for us and we would return.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by max4784 Super Hotel
Schneller check in, saubere zimmer, freundliches personal einfach nur zu empfehlen !!!
July 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Its OK, thats all
IF you get a good rate then this hotel is OK.
When booking don't get it confused with the Holiday Inn above the Westfield Stratford shopping centre, this is a good 10-15 minute walk from the Stratford Shopping centre and transport links!
Reception was pleasant and no dramas, the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms are compact but not too small and for someone travelling alone like I was it was big enough.
The comfort isnt that great. The bed is hard and lumpy and the pillows, although identified as firm and soft options, all felt the same to me! The duvet is a joke really, not very thick and not that inviting either, I am sure this could be addressed.
There is comfort cooling in the room although it never felt as though it really cooled the room, VERY noisy when on highest fan setting. The small TV 'hangs' on the wall, you cant straighten it and you cant really turn it to view so the only real option is to sit on the bed and watch it!
The shower is large enough (1.5 size?) and powerful enough although I had an issue with drainage so the tray filled with water. I reported this to reception and the problem was fixed when I arrived back later that day, so no complaints there... other than surely this could be checked by the cleaning team? There was a lingering 'drain' smell after this issue that didnt go away whilst I stayed, surely again the cleaning team could address this?!
Breakfast is a very UNDERWHELMING affair! I know it is 'Free' but seriously, all aspects of it are poor and quality is economical in my view!
The scrambled egg was anaemic, the sausages poor quality, the beans were clearly cheap catering beans.. so I opted for toast... the bread was thin and poor quality. Even the orange juice was from concentrate and didnt taste nice at all. I chose bananas, they were fine!
Dont even bother with the wifi, its poor, slow and intermittent.
The best part about this hotel is the friendly and helpful staff. I got a very reasonable rate so on that basis I have marked it at average, if I had paid more I would not have been happy.
July 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mjgbart Good quality accommodation
Holiday Inn Express hotels generally are improving what they offer and this hotel is a good example of this. Good accommodation and facilities. Food choices limited but acceptable. Breakfast fine. Price was more than I would expect for a HIE but not excessive for London.
July 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Nice and helpful staff
Good location nearby the biggest shopping mall and underground. Highly recommend the food provided by the Bar. Staff is friendly and helpful.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by the rabbit great tme
I liked this holiday in express! The only problem is the distance to the subway service is almost a mile walk.
So to and fro of 1 mile each way wore on me especially after a long day walking through the city
I just would have picked a different location closer in.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Clean
The stay was as I would expect for for these chains of hotel, the only issue was that the chief was extremity grumpy with negative crossed arms and spent most of he time just outside the kitchen door watching the football! Which, we believe had an impact on the delivery and preparation of our meal!
June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Harry 12 Our hotel stay
It was a comfortable and relaxing stay. we enjoyed the food and we loved seeing the football on the television.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by belanna26 Gute Erfahrung im HIExpress Stratford
Gutes Hotel, guter Service und sehr gut gelegen.
Das einzige Manko war, dass man beim Frühstück nir schwer einen freien tisch erhalten hat.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Graham8L Sehr nettes Personal
Gutes Hotel zu einem niedrigen Preis in zentraler Lage. Besonders nettes und hilfsbereites Personal.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by de_nana2014 Gutes Preis/Leistungverhältnis
Solides Haus der Touristenkategorie. Verkehrsanbindung gut
June 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dek42 Bright, modern hotel
Felt most comfortable in good-sized room. Particularly liked the wide shower cubicle (no need to climb into a bathtub!) Good variety for a free breakfast. Just one small gripe: please get rid of the pretendy German-style rolls. Impossible to cut through, unpleasantly doughy if you try to chew them, really a disgrace to humanity. Otherwise, a pleasant, relaxing experience.
June 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by user57 guter Durchschnitt
für London ein guter Durchschnitt. Preis-Leistungsverhältnis angemessen. Öffentliche Erreichbarkeit gegeben - aber mit dem Taxi ist es halt bequemer. Leider ist rund um das Hotel nicht wirklich was los. Zentral liegt das Hotel somit leider nicht.
June 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by secondreviewever Courteous and helpful staff
I evaluated this hotel based on what I knew might be differences between U.S. and U.K. hotels. Overall it was a good experience. Don't forgot to buy an outlet adaptor or two for your trip. One of the kind employees let me borrow one that another hotel guest had left behind. I needed every other pound I had for the other expenses of our trip.
June 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ian1967 High floors are quieter
In general I enjoyed my stay, the room was tidied every day, maintainence team where friendly with guests. As with most places most the staff are friendly chatty and interactive, some people come across as plain ignorant and suspicious. The stay was good location suited me I don't mind driving through London and the Blackwall tunnel. I would stay there again if required
June 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ayman20012001 good hotel but internet is so slow
it is a good hotel
the negative thing about it which is the internet connection is really bad which effect me very bad as i was trying to do my work
first day they said they are going to fix it so no internet in the rooms
then 2nd day the internet in the lobby was so so slow
June 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheForsters Just what's needed for London
We enjoyed a four night stay at this hotel for a short break to London. The hotel is a great location for the Olympic Park and Westfield, and is convenient for public transport. Good staff, a decent breakfast, modern rooms and a lounge to relax in on a night time were plus points for us. Excellent value, and with IHG rewards points, we'd definitely stay again.
June 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cookie26 Best value in Stratford
Perfekt Hotel around Stratford.
Minus Breakfast: We missed fried eggs and Nutella....
June 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mumtoone478 Handy for London visit
Overall a good stay, its a short walk into Westfield and the tube. Only thing that let it down was the windows, we could hear all the traffic outside all night, was quieter later on, but still heard more than we have in other hotels. Could do with secondary glazing.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mj12345 Great Choice of Hotel
A great stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Stratford. Reasonable price and close to the train station. Very handy for the O2 Arena using the Jubilee Line, and the Central Line for Central London.
Comfortable accommodation and great service. Breakfast was included in the price and adequate.
Would definitely stay here again.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fleur Good stay
I was worried that the hotel would be noisy as it was set on the High Sreet, but our room faced away from the road and so all was well.
Our room was comfy and clean, the staff helpful and the breakfast was nothing fancy, not a massive choice, but plentiful.
Just wish you could book through a free phone site.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Location Excellent Accommodation
We booked this for a family wedding in Bow. The hotel was really comfortable all aspects of our stay were excellent especially the staff. The free wi-fi was great. It was a brilliant location too, the Westfield Shopping complex and Stratford/Stratford International Stations and Stratford Centre were all within easy walking distance. All in all a really enjoyable stay.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by don999 Excellent Staff
From fist entry to this hotel the staff were very welcoming and friendly. Reception area and bar were clean and tidy, as was the seating area. Room was very comfortable and clean.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alexisargyrou Relaxing Staying
Comfortable and clean room. Excellent staff. Very close to the tube and buses.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Theatrefan Great weekend visiting family and the Olympic Park
This was a return visit to the hotel. We had two very relaxing days visiting family and the newly opened Olympic Park (which is wonderful, by the way). As usual we had a spotlessly clean room which was at the back of the hotel and so very quiet. The staff were all very friendly as before, and we enjoyed the good self service breakfast. This is a fine hotel in a great location and we will be back for sure. We have even cracked Oyster cards, the DLR and the D8 and 25 buses!
May 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by son B friendly staff . Room poor
Bathroom grubby and very small for a room with 3 paying adults.
Sofa bed was very uncomfortable as the mattress was thinner than the pillows!
May 8, 2014