Aloft Hotel In London Review

I was meant to be taking part in the London Triathlon but due to illness I was not able to take part.

We had already paid for our room at the Aloft Hotel, which is next to the Excel centre so we went to support friends and make a weekend of it.

After a bit of confusing start when they gave us keys to a room that hadn’t been cleaned, we had a super weekend at the Aloft hotel.



urban room aloft hotel london

air conditioning aloft hotel london

wireless phone charger

It was a shame the first room we were offered wasn’t ready as it had a better view.

Our Urban room was a good size, open plan and some great features like the wireless phone charger for smartphones.

The air conditioning was easy to use and we were super thankful it was there as it was a super hot weekend.

The king size bed was comfy and we slept really well. So well, we nearly missed the 12PM checkout because we slept all the way through!

My only critism would be the 42″ TV on the wall in front of bed is quite clunky and not the easiest to use.

However I did like the hotels own TV channel telling you about the other destinations in the world where they have hotels.



bathroom aloft hotel london

shower aloft hotel london

Modern sleek bathroom on the left hand side as you come into the room and is behind the bed.

Their is Bliss® products provided for hotel guests.



Simple and easy to login to the hotel’s free WiFi.

Throughout the hotel I was able to get signal without any problems.




The first morning we were out early watching friends at the London triathlon so we didn’t have time to grab breakfast and the 2nd morning we just didn’t fancy a buffet style breakfast.

At £16 it is quite a commitment and if your not feeling like much your better off going to the express Re:fuel cafe downstairs in reception.

It is handy to grab a coffee on the go and light bites.



We went to dinner with friends in the hotels Docksider restaurant and had a great time.

Forgot to take photos of our dinner!

I had my standard hotel dinner of burger and chips and my wife had the chicken burger.

The girls had a bottle of prosecco which they enjoyed and the boys had a hot chocolate!



After spending the afternoon in Covent Garden with family we were cream cracked so decided to get some bits delivered to the room.

The room service was super easy as you can TEXT your order to the Docksider restaurant or go online to make an order, which makes a change from having to call reception.

Service was quick and you could order most of the items on the main restaurant menu.



We travelled by car from Wivenhoe and took just over a hour.

It was really easy to find even with roads partially closed because of the triathlon.

Parking was £16 per day, which whilst seems expensive it is £4 cheaper than parking in the ExCel car park.

The Prince Regent DLR station is 3 minutes walk away from the hotel.



view from urban room

Another super hot weekend and thankfully the hotel had air conditioning.

The hotel has some great views over London when the sky is clear.



Having stayed at other hotels near by, the Aloft Hotel is modern, the most up to date, connected to the Excel itself and a really big car park it is by far the better option when wanting a hotel near the Excel.

At £115 per night is was great value and we had a great 2 night stay.



  • It is cheaper to park at the hotels car park than parking at the Excel centre.
  • Your literally connected to the Excel centre and less than 3 minutes walk away from the Prince Regent DLR station.
  • Rooms are great value but expect London prices on food and drink.



Booked through Expedia and I forgot they take your money upfront. This was nice knowing we didn’t have to pay when we got to the hotel though.

We paid £230 for 2 nights for a Urban room.

Expedia doesn’t allow you to book breakfast at the same time but does and you can save a few quid on breakfast.



So now you know all about my stay at the Aloft hotel at Excel, London

I would love to know your thoughts if you have stayed here as well.

If you have any questions you would like to ask me about Aloft hotel, please ask below now.


The Son Of Thom
The Son Of Thom

Daniel Steptoe-Thompson is a UK food, lifestyle and travel blogger reviewing places he has travelled, whilst writing about his lifestyle choices, combining his love of coffee and tattoos and ticking things off his bucket list.

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