Crowne Plaza London - The City
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Crowne Plaza London - The City Reviews
a Crown in London Dec 10, 2009
The Crowne Plaza London – The City is a modern and stylish central London hotel in the heart of the City of London. This deluxe hotel is just a step from Blackfriars mainline train station which has a direct connection to St. Pancras International Eurostar terminal. Although they advertise a direct connection to London’s Heathrowe Airport, the Blackfriars tube station is currently closed due to the extensive renovation works taking place as part of the new Crossrail project as they prepare the city for the Olympics. It was somewhat difficult to maneuver, but I would suggest taking the express train to Paddington station and taking a 15 minute cab ride to the hotel. The cab ride will offer a pretty colorful sightseeing tour of London as well. The hotel is a short walk from either Temple or Mansion House tube stations on the District & Circle lines or from St Paul's tube station on the Central Line.
Crowne Plaza London - The City is ideally located to many of the cities most famous tourist attractions like the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and West End theatres.
Crowne Plaza has a variety of rooms to choose from. The beds were very very comfortable and the furnishing very very fitting for the hip contemporary atmosphere they were trying to achieve. They offer High Speed Internet access in all fully air-conditioned bedrooms. The temperature was great in the room as well. Like most high end properties, they offered a mini bar in the room: Don’t even touch it. You airline ticket will be cheaper. They do have a small tray of free cookies, teas and coffees along with a couple bottles of water. That was a nice little touch. The also provide free thick and comfy bath robes. I only wish they didn’t inventory them and that I had some extra space in my luggage. The have a complimentary fitness club with sauna available for all hotel guests which was very nice. They also have three restaurants on site, but we opted to eat in the city.
The staff was as nice as they could be. They seemed to have a lot of trainees here this weekend. Some of the staff had poor English skills, which I guess should not have surprised me, but was very noticeable. For the most part, this was a pretty overpriced property because I was only in the room for maybe 6 hours. I choose it for it’s convenience to the train station to and from Heathrowe, but was a bit disappointed. I would not say it is a bad property, just one maybe more suited for business travelers or a little longer stay when you can truly enjoy and experience everything it has to offer.
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Crowne Plaza London - The City Overview
Nearby the Crown Plaza London The City one will find Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. The London Eye is also nearby as is the Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern and the many theatres that occupy London's West End. Nightlife and shopping choices around this London hotel are plentiful and varied. Public transportation options are ample near the Crown Plaza London City Hotel and provide the most convenient access to London Heathrow International Airport. The front desk service is 24 hours, allowing for convenient check-in and out of the hotel.
The rooms at the Crown Plaza Hotel London The City are universally air conditioned and provided with Internet access, multi-line direct-dial phones, minibars, hairdryers, safes and satellite television. Onsite there is a bar which has live DJs during the week and two restaurants that serve gourmet-quality food. There is a fitness club and a lounge available to guests.
On the north bank of the Thames one finds located the Crowne Plaza Hotel The City London, a 200-plus room facility near several of London's most well-known sites. The hotel provides modern amenities and many extras popular with many different types of London visitors.
Crowne Plaza London - The City Amenities