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A clean and comfortable budget hotel, Citybest is in a pleasant Essex town on the borders of East London and has good transport connections with the City of London. Ilford station, 0.4 miles away, has a regular train service to Liverpool Street station and Stratford in East London. Gants Hill, the nearest Underground Station, is a mile away. It is on the Central Line which goes through Stratford, the City and Central London. Stations in the area are in Travelcard Zone 4. The nearest motorway is the M11. The A406, A12 and A13 main roads are also nearby for easy car access to the hotel. The area is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone and parking is easy. Several buses stop very close to the hotel with local services towards Dagenham and Romford. London City Airport is about 6.0 miles away and the hotel operates an airport transfer service. Taxis can also be booked from the hotel.
Citybest Hotel, East London
Citybest Hotel is situated in quiet streets between the large Valentines Park and Ilford Golf Course. Wanstead Park – a large public park in Essex that was once the grounds of historic Wanstead Manor, is a little further on, about half a mile from the hotel. There are many other lovely green spaces within walking distance and the ancient Epping Forest is just a short bus ride away. Ilford Cricket Club is 0.4 miles from the hotel. The hotel is also suitable as a base for travelling into London for business, sightseeing, shopping or entertainment. The City of London is a 30-minute rail journey away and the hotel is a 15-minute drive from Canary Wharf, in Docklands, and the ExCel exhibition centre. Citybest Hotel is in a good location if you are travelling to London for the 2012 Olympics as you can drive to the Olympic Stadium, Aquatic Centre and Olympic Village in 15 minutes or travel by public transport. Ilford town centre is home to the Exchange, a large shopping centre with 90 stores and plenty of parking space, and has restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Whether you are in the area for business or pleasure, Citybest Hotel offers comfort and value so guests can relax and get a good night’s sleep even if they are on a tight budget. The bedrooms are decorated in a contemporary style and have modern en-suite facilities. Tea and coffee-making equipment is supplied in the guest rooms as well as plasma TVs with Freeview channels. Single, double, twin and triple rooms are available. The cost of the room includes a full English or Continental breakfast and you can help yourself from the buffet in the morning.
There is a 24-hour reception desk at the hotel and staff can help you book taxis, provide leaflets about tourist attractions and offer any information you should need. Citybest provides a dedicated transport service to collect guests from airports and drop them off. You can book this transfer service and have a professional driver waiting for you as soon as you land or when you are ready to go.
You can also take advantage of a London vehicle tour guide service run by the hotel. With this, a professional driver will drive you around London showing you all the sights and telling you about them. They are also happy to stop when and where you want so you can take some photographs.
The hotel works in conjunction with London Darbar for dining and function facilities. London Darbar has a restaurant just over the road from the hotel offering Indian/Punjabi food. Meals can be delivered to the hotel and London Darbar can arrange corporate meetings, banquets and functions.