ALOFT LONDON EXCEL HOTEL

May 10, 2015

Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer

If you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodation a stones throw from London's ExCeL Convention Centre then look no further than the Aloft London Excel Hotel.   The hotel is sleek and modern throughout and is a great option for business trips or those who are travelling solo.

Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer

Amenities
What makes this hotel particularly great for business trips and solo travel is that it is well equipped with leisure areas to unwind such as a wonderful indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym.  There are also communal / social areas such as its FEDE restaurant and W XYZ Bar which regularly host live music gigs, showcasing some of London's emerging artists.  Certain drinks are half price daily from 5pm-7pm too.  Just a heads-up; if you book your room through the Sip in Style section then you get two free cocktails at the bar.  You're welcome!

There's also Re:mix, an open plan social space featuring a pool table.  As someone who often solo travels, it's always nice when a hotel has a social area to grab a drink and relax.  

Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer
Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer
Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer
Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer

The Room 
One of the best things about the loft-style rooms is that they are very spacious with nine-foot ceilings and two windows.  My room was equipped with a very comfortable double-queen bed, a 42' TV and a monsoon shower (which never goes amiss). 

Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer

The Location
As you can see from the view the Aloft London Excel Hotel is literally a stones throw from the ExCeL Convention Centre and this particular room overlooked overlooked the Royal Victoria Dock.  Also within close vicinity to the hotel is Canary Warf and the 02 Arena.  The hotel is conveniently situated two minute walk from a DLR stop meaning that getting into central London is a breeze. 

Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer

Business Trips 
The rooms come with a great desk set-up which is perfect for those on a business trip.  There's also free and fast WIFI available throughout the hotel which is essential for someone like me who works off their laptop.  Something as basic as decent internet connectivity is a real deal breaker for me when it comes to hotels.  Let me tell you, hell hath no fury like a blogger faced with slow internet.

Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer

Keyless 
The Aloft Excel Hotel is one of the first Starwood Hotels in the UK to go Keyless - meaning you can book and check-in to your hotel room via your Apple devices.  Keyless is available to Starwood Prefered Guest members and can also be set up for any stay at least 48 hours in advance.  It's a pretty nifty concept.        

Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer
Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer

Extras 
The room features : free tea, coffee and water, magazines, safe, hairdryer, alarm clock.

Aloft London Excel Hotel - The Wayfarer

It's worth noting that there's room service but instead there is re:fuel, a 24 hour self service pantry.  That aside, The Aloft London Excel Hotel delivers on every aspect that you would expect a great hotel to do so.  It's reasonably priced for a stylish and modern London hotel, conveniently located within the Docklands area and is of course the go-to option for anyone attending an engagement at the ExCeL Centre.  

Average double room price bracket: £80-175 per night.  
Check in: 3:00 PM Check out: 12:00 PM.
Breakfast included from £115 per night. 

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