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Bright, refreshing and thoroughly modern, the Ibis Styles London Excel (was the Custom House Hotel) offers a range of accommodations, from its 282 standard and superior quality bedrooms, suites and private apartments. Here, visitors can enjoy rapid transport links right into the bustling centres of Oxford Street, The Strand, Waterloo and other central locations, as well as the chance to explore the local attractions such as Canary Wharf, Greenwich and The Docklands.
All Rooms come with en suite bathrooms, power showers, hairdryers and complimentary toiletries as well as the latest in pat-per-view high definition movies and Freeview. Tea and coffee facilities are replaced daily in the room to ensure comfort throughout the guest’s stay. A full list of the hotel’s facilities is provided below:
24-hour security presence and all-night reception
Private on-site parking
Same-day dry cleaning and laundry service
Wi Fi and high-speed Internet access
Bridge link to the London ExCel conference centre
Tourist information, tour guide and booking agent
Many rooms are interconnected and extremely child-friendly and the hotel staff are happy to provide anything from cots to high chairs if required. Also, there are 13 rooms equipped with superior reduced-mobility facilities such as a roll-in shower and alarm cords.
For visitors who desire a little more privacy and intimacy, the hotel also has a selection of 12 newly constructed single and double bedroom apartments. Again, they are bright, airy and provide the perfect balance between a modern, stylish and homely. All of these are air-conditioned throughout and come with fully fitted kitchenettes, high definition television, high-speed Internet access and spacious bathrooms. This really is a wonderful way to experience London, and as you can see form the list below, these apartments are stocked with many modern conveniences such as:
High speed Internet access
Pay-per-view movies in HD
iPod docking station with in-built radio and alarm
Direct dial telephone
Microwave and freezer
Crockery, glass and cutlery
Heated towel rails
A daily housekeeping service
When it comes to dining, the hotel has an impressive selection of options. Whether it’s traditional and homely pub food, light continental snacks or contemporary foreign cuisine, guests are sure to find what they are looking for in one of the hotel’s four restaurants.
The Ibis Styles London Excel café and bistro serves light snacks, late breakfasts (both continental and English) coffee, cakes and juices. For meals with a home-cooked flavour the Custom House pub and kitchen serves traditional hearty English cuisine as well as local beers, fine wines and spirits.
The Ho Lee Chinese restaurant serves delicacies from China and Vietnam such as Kum Kee squid, tiger prawns and roasted duck. This beautiful restaurant is adorned with traditional Eastern flowers, scrolls and murals and guests can even relax in its garden and eat beside its pond, watching Koi carp as they swim peacefully back and fourth.
DLR: Custom House (0.21km)
The Silverlink train service operates between Richmond to North Woolwich via Kew, Acton, Willesden, Hampstead, Homerton, Stratford and Custom House for London ExCel (0.21km)
M25 and M11 (simply take Junction 4 onto the A406 towards Barking, Ilford and ExCel)
Bus routes 147, 241, 325, 472 and 678 all stop at Custom House rail station.
London City (1.55km)
The ExCel Centre, Canary Wharf Shopping Plaza, London Bridge, City Hall, Tower Bridge, Greenwich Observatory, Greenwich Maritime Museum, The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Park, Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre, O2 Centre, Historic Wapping, Docklands Museum (West India Quay). Tower Hill/Tower Gateway/The Tower of London, Royal Stratford Theatre.