Rated 4 out of 5 by Kelvin84 Great and Nice New Hotels
Rooms with high techlogy. In addtion, the hotel provide efficient safety facilities.
Nice staff and good service.
Nice view around the hotel. It is easy to reach city down of london.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travelalot33 Great informal hotel for visiting London
Newish and modern feeling hotel with energetic and helpful staff and an informal but comfortable feel. Interesting pool architecture and nice that the pool was warm. Sauna did not work that well but that did not seem important. Found staff to be very helpful in the informal cafe, the restaurant, and at the front desk. If you are comfortable with public transportation, you can easily take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and transfer to the "Tube" to get to the main sights in downtown London. In the end, we thought this hotel was a great find for visiting London. Easy walk from the hotel to/from London City Airport. You need to remember that the Aloft brand is not a full service hotel however we found it comfortable and all of our needs were met and expectations were exceeded by the front desk/cafe staff and the restaurant staff.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SUrisk Business center lacking
For a hotel basically attached to a convention center, I expected a more robust business center. There were only two computers for use that access the internet only. There was no way to print documents from my PC, and no fax machine available or copy machine. The hotel did not have a shipping service on site and front desk did not have stamps.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glycerinex great experience!
We had choosen the Aloft hotel London because of the price. It wasn't too expensive!
It's a bit further from the centrum of London but very easy to get there with the DLR.
The complete hotel, including the rooms, was extremely modern and clean. We were amazed to get such a beautiful hotel for such a low cost!
We enjoyed the pool and the sauna and had no problems with the free wifi.
Aft last but not least there's the breakfast. Everything was good. They kept a good eye on everything so nothing was empty.
We had a great time in London!
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mecho Great value for money
Busy hotel - but everything works well & staff take pride in their jobs
Breakfast buffet excellent
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zaphron Great Hotel Great staff
From the minute I walked in the door stressed from driving in London and unpacking at the Exel the greeting was lovely and they bent over backwards to help.
After a hard day working the pool area was amazing to relax.
I am just about to book it again and all the people from other hotels that came to see me have decided to change hotels too.
Thank you and see you soon
May 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rich2809 Good value for London
This hotel is okay value for money in London and better value by far the the tiered SPG London Hotels.
Staff were great at check in and check out. Not a good restaurant I had a terrible steak there, but the rooms are clean and comfortable
Bar was ok, they had a promotion on with foursquare, giving 10% off your bar bill.
No recognition at all for being platinum
December 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by alpha Cosy, quiet,comfortable hotel
A good hotel, in a quiet suburb of London, easily accessible via Light railway or bus.
Rooms were comfortable and cosy, breakfast was great and stuff was friendly and willing to assist.
For the high standards of the hotel, additional amenities within the room, such as sleepers, ear buttonets, etc should be included.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nordbo Super hotel
Aloft Excel is a super hotel with great architecture both on the outside and inside. Nice and peaceful layout in the inner walkways as well. Gym, saunas and a pool is also great to have! Even though it is a bit far out from central London i think we only used about 35 minutes with DLR and the tube.
Also, a great management at this hotel :-)
December 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by drbooost Nice Hotel
Nice and modern Hotel, great rooms, great view! Location is in the docklands, long subway drive to the centre. Breakfast is alright, but crowded.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vincos WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW…
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Amazingly affordable by London standards, well-run, all the boxes ticked. I’m a believer…this is the face of future travel.
SPG RECOGNITION: Not much leeway in an Aloft as all rooms are virtually the same but I did get a lovely Thames view and the breakfast allowance, when taken as the Platinum Amenity, is quite generous.
THE ROOM: The same as every other Aloft room but that’s definitely OK - well-designed and pleasantly furnished.
LOCATION: Depends on what you need to do in London. It’s literally right at the Excel Centre and there is a Docklands Station right there but it can be a long commute to central London with a couple of train changes.
EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS: I felt that the staff while young and hip in the Aloft model were also very professional and striving to offer the top-end customer experience.
DID NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS: N/A.
ONE THING TO KNOW: The usually very good rates need to be considered against the mostly inconvenient location.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Houdini Best Hotel Ever
I really loved this place. The staff were all very helpful and went out of their way to do extra things. They were flexible with their breakfast voucher scheme and nothing was a problem. This honestly was the best place I have ever stayed
March 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OllieMay2014 Almost there
Really good location and excellent accommodation. Pool and Gym great.
Breakfast was ok but no more - the quality of breakfast informed our decision to eat out rather than at the hotel.
Paper cups in rooms not good if you want more than one drink.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canada01 This is an excellent hotel
Check-in was easy with very friendly front desk staff. We arrived early (around noon) and our room was ready. Vouchers for free drinks and breakfast were offered for Platinum member. Free wi-fi was a nice touch. The room was very trendy and comfortable. The pool and sauna facilities were clean and well kept. We only had breakfast at the restaurant and the food was above average. All in all it was a very pleasant stay for us. Thank you.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ruth57 Fabulous hotel
Fab hotel very modern and comfortable. Very near to light railway and short walk to cable cars which take you over the river to the O2 arena. very clean rooms and comfortable king beds. Also a fridge in the room which was brilliant for snacks. staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again !!
August 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MsSassy Very comfortable stay
The rooms are very generous in size with a king size bed. Would have loved a microwave in the room, but there was tea service and a decent size mini fridge. Also, there could have been more food choices at the restaurant, but overall it was a very pleasant stay.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JFP2014 Modern facility and great staff
Except for the room temperature being hard to control and the view being not my favorite, this was a good place to stay. The real downside was the distance from Heathrow.
July 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MarkN Adrift
This is only half a hotel. No restaurant, no breakfast to speak of, unprofessional staff, minimal spg recognition, ludicrous car parking charges. Only positive is the decor in the public areas. Come on Starwood, we expect more of you. Give it a miss until it cleans up its act.
January 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rishy10 Fab weekend :)
Me an my Girlfriend booked a double room over the bank holiday weekend... had a fantastic time, very pleased with our stay so relaxing and spa was very good. enjoyed our breakfast the next morning and would diffidently go back to aloft and stay there.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cbe1 This is the best hotel I've stayed in in a long time - especially for London
The facilities were great, the staff were pleasant and helpful and the hotel was much nearer Central London than we thought. The restaurant as good too. We really liked everything about iy!
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mbusster Great Hotel but a bit far out
Stayed here on points with my family 7/4-7/9, nice new hotel with great rooms and beds, shower, bathroom.
Nick at the reception was very helpful in all of our needs and navigating the city, as you will need to take the DLR to get anywhere, about 10 pounds to get to the city center.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MM14 Best Aloft
I have stayed at many Alofts and this particular hotel is the best of the bunch. Very modern and has a full service restaurant. Nice staff. I would recommend this hotel.
December 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by AdBu Comfort and convenience
Comfortable rooms and very convenient for meetings and conferences at the nearbyExcel conference centre
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CGQ1 Modern comfort
Great room, really comfy bed. Only real complaint why have paper cups in the room - not what I would expect from a top hotel!
December 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RafKam Striking Building, Location Can Be Hit or Miss
Have stayed here for a couple of nights prior to the Olympics. Location can be its strongest and weakest point at the same time: it is only 5 minutes by bus to City Airport, and has a DLR station next to it for easy access to the city. Yet, it is located in a post-industrial wasteland, and there’s absolutely nothing nearby in terms of shops or restaurants.
Yet, rooms are very modern, light and comfortable. Bathrooms are nice and I especially like the Bliss shower gel and shampoo dispensers. Nice well stocked magazine rack in each room, and good complimentary internet access.
The best thing about this hotel, are the communal areas: a nice gym, a great indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, and even a laundry room. The bar is quite cool as well. Onsite food options are very limited. Expect no upgrades for platinums, although the breakfast amenity is worthwhile as it includes 3 items you can pick from the self-service bar area.
This is a good, well-priced option for London with easy access to the public transport network, although if you’re considering any type of nightlife activities, this place is a no-go as it will involve a long and expensive cab ride back. Best for business.
September 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oliver50 Excellent staff
Good location for meetings at Excel. Excellent service. All facilities available.
May 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by WimpyWolverine Convenience
The main selling point of the hotel is its proximity to the Excel centre. The (standard) room model is functional rather than luxurious, but this is fine because if you are at Excel Land you are presumably here for business not pleasure. The bed is comfortable, very important!
I only stayed for one night so I can't say what it is like normally. The breakfast is not, sadly, that wonderful. The scrambled eggs looked like they were swimming in a special milk sauce, so I asked for fried eggs. Those were okay, a bit runny, but okay. Less scary than the scrambled eggs.
Sorry it is not an unambiguous endorsement of the hotel. The two best things about it are the location and the bed. Then again, maybe that is enough.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anja Everything was great
We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel.
July 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RosT Love the Aloft Brand
Having stayed in a newly opened Aloft in Brooklyn recently and loved it, I was excited to see that this hotel was opening at Excel. I travel often to work at Canary Wharf and it's becoming very difficult to get good hotels in the vicinity.
Knowing what to expect, I just have a couple of small niggles that can be easily addressed by management (it will be interesting to see if they have been on my next visit!). Firstly there needs to some kind of glasses provided at the wash area for brushing teeth (or having a glass of wine in room!). All that was available was the two cardboard coffee cups. Secondly a wastepaper bin is also needed at the bathroom area. I moved the one from the desk area but annoyingly it was moved back by the cleaner the next day! (told you it was a small niggle!). And finally, why don't guests get refills if they stay another night? For example if you use the body lotion day 1 why is it not replaced? You're paying the same price for subsequent nights!
On the plus - great beds, showers, TV, layout and particularly staff (esp Roxanna?). The restaurant on the second floor is really good with a great menu :) I think there should be directions from the DLR though - I went a very long way round the first night. Overall - I like :)
November 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by KC1961 Out of the way but with easy access to DRL
Certainly not located close to major tourist attractions but easy access to DRL as hotel is connected to the Prince Regent station. Overall a comfortable stay except for the check in experience. The first reception desk staff did not speak English well and kept insisting that I did not have a reservation. Had to wait for a while before another staff sorted the issue out but I still had to wait for another hour before getting a room.
July 1, 2014