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London hotel advice...preferably new or newly-renovated chain hotel

Old Oct 19, 18, 1:40 pm
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London hotel advice...preferably new or newly-renovated chain hotel

I have a leisure trip to London coming up. I'm not looking for something luxurious, around the 4* level would do just fine.

During my last two trips, I've stayed at the Indigo Kensington and the Novotel Canary Wharf, respectively. I want to try a different hotel this time. Due to hotel status, it should be either IHG, Accor, Hilton, Starriott, or Radisson (in decreasing order of preference).

On my list so far:

- CP London Albert Embankment
- Indigo London Algate or Kimpton Fitzroy (should they open in time)
- Novotel London Blackfriars (Novotel Canary Wharf is out; it's relatively new, yes, but I don't find the location convenient)
- Lincoln Plaza London, Curio Collection (only if there is a decent sale, the rate is currently too high for my liking).

Any thoughts or any other hotels I should look into?
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Old Oct 19, 18, 2:32 pm
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The Hilton Bankside could be an option too if it's not too busy. During busier periods, it can get quite a bit more expensive.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 5:40 am
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Whilst not new, CP Blackfriars is exceptionally well maintained in my experience, with good treatment of Elites (usually Exec Lounge access and a very decent room upgrade for Spire, possibly for Plat as well). The view across London from the lounge is superb.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by WorldLux View Post
The Hilton Bankside could be an option too if it's not too busy.
Thanks. This is probably a better option among the Hilton properties; I just realized the new Curio Collection is located in Canary Wharf near the Novotel.
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Old Oct 23, 18, 9:37 am
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I stayed at the Angel Hilton a few months back, and it was really nice. Comfortable and modern rooms, and reasonably well-connected on the Tube...although I converted to Uber on that trip :-)
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Old Oct 23, 18, 7:37 pm
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London Bridge Hilton is worth a stay.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 1:15 pm
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Not sure if this is too late.....
Just had a couple of nights at CP Albert Embankment. Fairly central for walking, but 10 minutes from nearest tube station if you want to go further afield. Opened 4 weeks ago, a few minor (and not at all troublesome teething problems). Small hotel (77 rooms) and a very personal feel; I think they have more staff than rooms and they seem to care. Also, this could just be me (apologies), but for novelty value book a Club Room which comes with a Toto Washlet (not seen one of these in the UK before!).
Can't help but feel this should have been a Kimpton
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Old Nov 29, 18, 2:19 pm
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@JohnM5: Thanks for sharing your experience.

In fact, I just booked the property today. Room rates during the IHG sale (and, in fact, the weeks before) were fluctuating quite a bit, with the lowest rates usually on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

I just booked standard, let's see if they give a decent upgrade to a newly-minted Spire Amb.
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Old Oct 2, 19, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by 1flyer View Post
@JohnM5: Thanks for sharing your experience.

In fact, I just booked the property today. Room rates during the IHG sale (and, in fact, the weeks before) were fluctuating quite a bit, with the lowest rates usually on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

I just booked standard, let's see if they give a decent upgrade to a newly-minted Spire Amb.
I realize itís been a while but care to share your experience from that stay? Did they upgrade you or give you club access? Thanks
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Old Oct 3, 19, 2:32 am
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"I just realized the new Curio Collection is located in Canary Wharf "
It's not even in the Canary Wharf complex - it's a good ten minute walk away from the Wharf. The area around that building is a huge building site at the moment - they're pushing their luck with those prices for that location at the moment.
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Old Nov 2, 19, 6:33 am
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Hello,
Do you have any recommendation for good value chain hotels in London for end of year holidays?
Can we expect a year-end promo for lower rates like there used to be with IHG?
Thanks in advance.
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