Aloft Excel with Butterfly Meet and Greet parking near London City Airport
What's that up there? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the trendy Aloft Excel hotel, less than two miles from London City airport. This modern re-imagining of a hotel has thought from the ground up about what you want from an airport hotel. Whether it's the 24-hour "re:fuel" canteen offering you snacks on the run or even an 11-metre pool for a relaxing swim before bed, you'll find a hotel packed with convenience and style.
Hotel Address 1 Eastern Gateway,
Royal Victoria Dock,
Directions to Hotel The hotel is part of the ExCeL Exhibition Centre complex, next door to the airport. Facing away from the terminal, turn right onto airport road, then take a right onto Connaught Road. Take the first exit at the roundabout to stay on Connaught Road, then the third exit at the next roundabout onto Connaught Bridge. At the Connaught Roundabout, take the third exit onto Royal Albert Way. Take the fourth exit at the next roundabout to double back on yourself. At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto Sandstone Lane. Take the first left and the hotel will be on your left.
Hotel Facilities a bar, a restaurant, a lounge with pool table and free wifi.
Room Facilities All rooms at the hotel are en suite with Bliss toiletries and have a 42-inch flatscreen TV with Freeview channels and free wifi.
Leisure Facilities The hotel has a health centre with an 11-metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. You can access the facilities with your room key card. They are open from 6am to 11pm, with the gym open 24 hours a day.
Restaurant Details The hotel's modern design offers quirky twists on traditional ideas. Fede is essentially a trendy London restaurant right in the heart of the hotel. It's stylish, but still welcoming; perfect for a chilled-out meal.
The menu isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny. It offers exotic versions of hearty favourites such as Moroccan lamb burgers and a Londoner sausage ring served with spring onion mash and thyme gravy. There's a selection of other burgers, pizza, pasta and steak to choose from as well.
The restaurant is open from 6am until 11pm daily.
If you're on the run, you can get a snack from the hotel's 24-hour re:fuel canteen or a drink from either of the hotel's two bars.
Disabled Facilities The hotel has some rooms that have been converted to be more accessible. Please call for details.
Transfer Information You'll need to catch a taxi to the airport, which will cost around Â£12.