Arbor City Hotel
What We Love
- A stylish, newly revamped hotel in hip East London – includes breakfast and a dining discountThe fab location – a cultural melting pot, where the fantastic curry houses and mosques (and modern art gallery) of Whitechapel meet the boutiques, vintage shops and hipster dining of fashionable Brick Lane.
- Being just a 20-minute walk from the river and Tower Bridge
- The cool new interior makeover, transforming this dated hotel into a stylish and high-end city base
What To Know
- Conveniently located near the Aldgate East tube station and not far from Brick Lane
- Street-facing rooms can be a bit noisy, especially on weekends
- WiFi is reliable
Arbor City Hotel has a great location for exploring the best of the UK capital. Tucked away in hip East London, within walking distance of Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market, the hotel is right near a tube station, so the sights, museums, shops and dining scene of central London are also a breeze to discover.
This hotel has recently undertaken a major refurbishment, which has added a luxurious splash of ultra-modern style to the somewhat dated exterior and previously basic design. You’re guaranteed to be allocated one of the brand-spanking-new rooms, completely redesigned from scratch with a fashionable mid-century vibe and colorful design accents.
In addition to Wi-Fi, you’ll find a newly designed bar and restaurant on-site, though it’d be a crime not to check out the wonderful local restaurants, from sky-high dining at Sushi Samba to Brick Lane’s famous stretch of curry houses to the hip street-food markets at Spitalfields.
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We had a family room. Beautiful, modern, big. Double bed excellent. Sofa bed was not so good. Lovely bathroom. Breakfast was EXCELLENT. Staff super nice and professional. One negative point would be maybe the cleaning. Under the sofa, it was obviously a long time nobody hoovered it.
First stay at the Arbor City Hotel and my stay was very pleasant. Room was big enough for the two of us with clean facilities provided in the bathroom. I would recommend people to stay here although our morning could have been quieter. We were told by reception check out time is 11am however, at 9am, the cleaners knocked on the door telling us that we need to leave. We rang reception and they confirmed our check out time was 11am so we told the cleaners this. Then again, the cleaners tried to come in about 10:30am. We eventually left at our correct check out time. Apart from this, the stay was pleasant.
Location was perfect for where we needed to be for our night in London. The room was very good clean and spotless and was very large for a London hotel! However can be noisy in the morning.
Now let’s talk about breakfast, I specifically booked this because it came with breakfast, however breakfast was beyond poor, food was all dry and looked like it had been out for days! No hope of a sausage or bit of bacon unless you pay for it! Which at 12 quid I am not going too! Service well what service ? rude and spoken down too! Which is unacceptable, breakfast really let this hotel down!
The Arbor City Hotel is a find in the East End. It is right around the corner from the Aldgate East Underground station, so it is very easy to reach and very easy to get to different parts of London from there. The rooms are spotless and modern, the bathroom is sleek, and my room with a view of the City of London was a treat. The hotel is located just off the end of Brick Lane and is close walking distance to Old Spitalfields Market, both with an abundance of shops and restaurants. I would stay here again any time.
Was a very nice hotel and really nice and clean so 5 star for that but the onlything for me was on the website it says they have parking on site what they fail to say on there website is that for one night stay is £30!! Other then that was enjoyable stay