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Hilton London Canary Wharf
Member Name: marzyuk
Hilton London Canary Wharf
Advantages: price, little touches, stylish, comfy, breakfast
Disadvantages: having to go home!
I was having a bank holiday weekend away to london to visit a show at the O2 arena and decided it would be best to get a hotel in the nearby Canary Wharf and get the connecting tube straight to the 02. I first dried lastminute.com but the prices were horrific then on laterooms.com I stumbled across the Hilton at Canary Wharf for an amazingly cheap price ....
What I booked
I was offered a double room for one night for myself and boyfriend with breakfast included. This was during April bank holiday 2009 and cost us ...... £27 in total !!! Not each, not for food for everything! I was so amazed and booked it immediately. Although i have never stayed in a Hilton hotel prior to booking, I always associated it with high standards and good quality. A little posh treat! Although I did grumble at putting more money into the wreckless hands of Paris Hilton, I thought, stuff her, lets give us a treat!
The hotel is situated on the river banks and was less than a 5 minute walk from Canary Wharf Tube Station. There is a smaller tube station right outside, which is great for transport and I was so surprised that I could not hear it from my room. There are always taxi's outside which is handy as my tube to the O2 wasn;t running because it was a bank holiday, so due check if you are wanting to get to the O2 on a bank holiday as other locations may be better suited to your travel plans. Overall a nice location, I enjoyed walking by the river and therre is a shopping centre on the other side of the river which is fab. We went to Wagamama's for tea and did a bit of shopping too. It is in short distance of anything you may need. It did take about 30 mins to find as I forgot my map!
When we arrived check in was dead simple. I just quoted my name and reception were very friendly and quick. I got my key and was told where my room was. The reception was nect to a down stairs bar and restaurant. It was clean, well presented and very pleasant. We took a lift to our room which was on a corridor that had it's own water and ice machine.
When I opened my hotel room door I was amazed. We had a very decent sized well presented bathroom complete with designer toiletries a shower and bath and toilet. It was similar to what I have had in 4 and 5 star hotels.
The main room was well decorated and had a huge bed, wardrobe space, desk, flat screen tv, kettle and drinks and mini fridge. When I turned the TV on it even said 'welcome sarah-jane and luke to the hilton canary wharf' it was such a ncie touch. the bed was so comfortable and the room equal to a 4/5 star.
Breakfast was held downstairs in the restaurant and usually costs £15 per person but ours was included in the total. There was everything I could of wished for. A variety of fresh juices, coffee, tea and water. A hot selection of food (meats, vegetarian substitutes, eggs, toast, beans etc), a large choice of cereals, wonderfully fresh and exotic fruit, pasteries, you name it, it was there!
Overall I had a wonderful time. There was lots of little touches that made it special, such as the nice selection of twinings fruit teas in my room, to the designer toiletries, superb breakfast, welcome on tv screen or immaculate room. We weren't distrubed by any outside noise at all (my boyfriend is a very light sleeper). The hotel had a great location, was easy to get to and from there and was such an amazing price. I would certainly go back.
Summary: If you find a good deal, grab it !
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