Just had another fantastic stay at this wonderful property in the heart of Docklands, just 20 mins away from the centre of town on the Jubillee line. Stayed 3 nights this time, the rates at weekends are very good and I would urge anyone coming to London to try out this hotel. Ok you can't walk to Buckingham Palace and the other touristy stuff, but its the next stop on the Jubillee line to the 02 arena, so great if you are going to a concert there, and of course its right in the middle of the financial district. Like Canary Wharf, I always stay at the Marriott Downtown in New York, and again, this is not in the centre, but it sure makes up by being a great hotel, just like Canary Wharf.
When at Canary Wharf try the hotels Curve restaurant for some great fish dishes (and steak) and the executive lounge (open 7 days a week!) is a great location overlooking the internal waterway and has great canapes, and a very good breakfast. The staff of this hotel are amazing, so friendly and welcoming and the rooms are very nice indeed. The hotel has a contemporary feel without being too trendy like some of the updated Renaissance properties. Great bar with a good atmosphere.
It's also only a few stops on the DLR to the town of Greenwich which has a superb street market, and the home of the old tea clipper "Cutty Sark" which is berthed there in a dry-dock. The EXceL exhibition centre is also a great attraction if the 'right 4 U 'exhibition is on.
Completely agree with you on the excellent associates at this hotel.
This property is simply amazing. I've put a few weekends in there while in the UK and truely enjoyed the area. You can hop the train or the tube to get around to various points in the city.
If you get the chance, ask for the upgrade to the Curve Suite. I got the upgrade one weekend as a Plat member and let me tell ya, the view is great. The lounge is in the top most floor of the hotel curve suite, I lucked out for the room just under it so it was very quiet above me all night.
More London threads