After a ten year gap we returned to Hilton Docklands (as we call it). We were in London for our son's graduation ceremony and wanted somewhere close to Canary Wharf.
The hotel has changed considerably over the years, and, for the most part for the better. There is now a free ferry over to Canary Wharf every ten minutes or so, this opens up a faster link into the city than the previous shuttle bus (and is far more enjoyable)!
We secured a room with a river view which was adequate rather than opulent and sadly was looking a little tired. That said it was perfectly adequate and for the price paid (£106) for the night offered good value.
The public areas of the hotel were as we remembered - outstanding, you cannot fail to be impressed if sitting and enjoying a drink in the library with beautiful views out over the river, almost worth the ooking fee alone. Sadly the swimming pool is no longer there, disappointing but not the end of the world.
Breakfast was a veritable feast and, unbelievably included in the cost of the room, it was fabulous, definitely worth paying for should you not get the inclusive deal which we managed.
Car parking was another reason for choosing the HIlton, where can you park a car for (in our case 30 hours) free of charge in London??? Secure, bright and clean.
Finally the staff, attentive well mannered and always with a smile on their faces. A big thumbs up again from us. It definitely won't be ten years before our next visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your memorable stay begins with a warm, chocolate chip cookie at check-in. DoubleTree by Hilton London - Docklands Riverside, located along the River Thames with stunning views of Canary Wharf - an ideal choice for travellers looking to make the most out of London from a waterside location. This former 17th-century wharf building boasts exposed brickwork and London's last dry dock for shipbuilding. The hotel's very own river ferry provides complimentary river access to the square mile of Canary Wharf as well as connecting you with Thames River Taxi Clippers that offer an unforgettable voyage on the Thames, straight into central London. Only 20 minutes away from London City Airport, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside is the ideal place to stay when attending events at O2 Arena and the ExCel London conference venue or visiting museums and shopping. If we can't tempt you to take the river taxi, the nearby Underground station or Docklands Light Railway service offer alternative means of getting to the rest of the city. Secure parking for 120 cars is available at the hotel for just £14 per night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton London Docklands Hotel London
- London Hilton