Stayed 5 nights in 2 rooms with 2 adults and 4 kids ages 10-16 at the beginning of 3 week European trip. I had stayed there with 1 child 3 years ago and enjoyed so the return. The draw for us was the neighborhood, which has everything you would need. Arrived from US and get the travel card put on Oyster for each person. Then took tube from Heathrow. With luggage this is a little tricky, so changed in Acton Town with lift, then Ealing Broadway, then on to North Acton. Don't be in a hurry on this route and you will be fine. Arrived at hotel to rooms just about ready. Stayed in 204 and 205, each a double with a sofa bed. Rooms are reasonable size by European standard, but very well laid out. Upon dropping bags go to Asda store a few bus stops away (right outside hotel, cross bridge, catch bus there on left side near cemetery. Asda is the Wal-Mart of the UK. Bought electrical adaptors and laundry soap. From there I crossed street to Carphone Warehouse, where I bought 2 unlocked cell phones and 2 SIM cards for calling back to US. Very useful. Back on bus to Holiday Inn Express.
As people have said, hotel is right on top of the tube stop. This is considered a zone 2 stop, so works with a zone 1-2 Travelcard, saving money We added 10 pounds to each adult card so we could go to Wimbledon, Hampton Court, and Stratford (Olympic Park) as well as the trip from Heathrow.
The neighborhood really serves the traveler well. As the station is pretty far out from Central London we would go to an activity each day and generally return here at night. Out the door to the right on Horn Lane about a mile from the hotel is a small shopping strip. On the corner is an Indian carryout with awesome Chicken Shish sandwiches. Next to that is the laundromat. The lady that runs this is a true gen. I went right after opening time on Monday and got a great slice of Acton life. Out the door of the hotel to the left is a mini mart that we used for cold drinks and umbrella purchases on rainy days. Across the street is the Tesco which is a mini supermarket and was great for late night ice cream runs. The gem of the neighborhood is the Castle pub. We spent 5 nights in London in at least 8 pubs and this was our favorite. Food is good, beer reasonably cold, barkeeps social and orderly. We just loved it.
Staff at the Holiday Inn Express try extremely hard. Our only disappointment is the change in the breakfast menu from 3 years ago. They used to have more cold cut and cheese choices at breakfast, and now have scrambled eggs and sausage. The sausage was not really popular with our group, but the hotel did a great job of providing a stable base in a useful neighborhood at a reasonable price. Big thanks to the Holiday Inn Express Park Royal for getting our trip off to a great start.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a warm welcome and excellent transport links at the Holiday Inn Express London-Park Royal hotel. A modern, 5-story hotel with striking blue-and-white facade, Holiday Inn Express London-Park Royal is just 2 minutes' walk from North Acton Underground station for speedy links to central London and Westfield Shopping Centre. Friendly staff are waiting to greet you in our stylish Lobby, just 40 minutes by Tube from Heathrow Airport. Host business events for up to 60 delegates in one of Holiday Inn Express London-Park Royal's 3 naturally lit meeting rooms and check email anytime via FREE wireless Internet. We're located in the Park Royal Business Centre, home of Carphone Warehouse, and 3.5 miles from major conferences and exhibitions at Wembley conference centre. Westfield London, a 5-minute Tube journey from the hotel, is Europe's largest urban shopping centre with hundreds of designer shops, a cinema complex and many restaurants serving everything from Oysters to Mexican street food. It's 20 minutes to central London for Oxford Street shopping, West End theatre and world-famous attractions like the London Eye. Plan a day's sightseeing over FREE hot buffet breakfast selection at Holiday Inn Express London-Park Royal's open-plan Great Room. In the evenings you can watch live sport on the plasma TVs. ... more less
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