a traveler from Travelocity.com
on May 18, 2009
Functional, elegant, quiet, central, safe, value, spacious, helpful.
Where to start...this was located in the dead center of London. minutes to walk to Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tate museum, the London Eye, yada, yada. So close that we did all of those thing in one afternoon!
It was a large room by UK or Europe standards (good even for US standards) and the room was spotless. The decor was classy and elegant. The iMac in the room was perfect for work, TV & viewing pictures. It even had Skype preloaded. it's like they have everything i would ever ask for at a hotel.
It seems City Inn may be a growing chain. I will always look for City inn when traveling in the UK and Europe for business or vacation. It's fair to say i would pay almost any price to stay at a City inn over other hotels. This may sound like a bogus review but it is not. i am a premium level member of two world-wide chains and of course stay at those places for work related budget and point redemption reasons, but City Inn is my ideal hotel and i will choose it again.
Other comments; i travel for pleasure and for work. i have stayed at more than 100 hotels in the last decade. i spend more than 60 nights a year in hotels. it was my first time to London so i can not compare directly; my review stands by itself, but based on pricing, reviews and research and other information i believe it to be valid. i have been to Europe about 5 years ago for 3 weeks; this trip was 2 weeks.
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