Old Friend Hotel - London

129 Roman Road, London, United Kingdom, E2 0QN  show map
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Old Friend Hotel - London

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

No pets allowed

Overview

Old Friend Hotel is a comfortable place to stay in London.

The venue is 6 km away from ExCeL London. The distance between London city center and the property is 6 km.

London City airport is situated within a 15-minute drive from Old Friend Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel offers 14 rooms. They are fitted with free wireless internet, heating, television with satellite channels, a trouser press and a work desk. They also include bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can share a meal in La Gondola Di Leonardo and The Approach Tavern, located about 200 meters away.

Services

Old Friend Hotel features such facilities as allergy friendly rooms, a designated smoking area and a beauty salon.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   14.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Barber shop

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 05:00-11:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

129 Roman Road, London, United Kingdom, E2 0QN

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City Center
  • London
    6.0 km
Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    7.4 km
  • London Heathrow (LHR)
    29.0 km
Train Stations
  • London Liverpool Street
    2.6 km
  • Liverpool Street Station
    2.7 km
Underground stations
  • Stepney Green
    800 m
  • Bethnal Green
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    900 m
Restaurants
  • La Gondola Di Leonardo (cuisine: Italian)
    190 m
  • Thai Garden (cuisine: Thai, Asian, Vegetarian)
    200 m
Parks
  • Victoria Park
    610 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 05:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    14

Rooms and availability

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Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

An en suite bathroom, flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities are featured in this room.

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Shared Bathroom Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shared toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

A flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities are featured in this room.

Old Friend Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • London Fields Lido1.6 km
  • F-Art1.6 km

Places of interest

  • London Buddhist Centre200 m
  • The Friends of the Western Buddhist Order200 m
  • Queen Mary University of London700 m
  • Banksy Yellow Line Flower Painter1.0 km
  • East London Mosque1.1 km
  • Spitalfields City Farm1.4 km

Amusement

  • York Hall200 m

Historical sites

  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park1.4 km

Museums

  • Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood500 m

Parks

  • Victoria Park1.0 km
  • Vallance Gardens1.3 km

Underground stations

  • Bethnal Green400 m
  • Stepney Green700 m
  • Mile End1.1 km
  • Whitechapel1.2 km
  • Shoreditch1.6 km
  • Bow Road1.6 km

Local attractions

  • Royal London Hospital Museum1.5 km
    Newark Street
  • The Vintage Emporium 1.7 km
    14 Bacon Street Brick Lane
  • Rich Mix1.8 km
    35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London
  • Colombia Road Shops & Flower Market 1.5 km
    Colombia Road Hackney
  • Whitechapel Bell Foundry1.8 km
    32-34 Whitechapel Road

Near the hotel

  • V&A Museum of Childhood440 m
    Cambridge Heath Road
  • Bottle Apostle990 m
    95 Lauriston Road Victoria Park Village, Hackney
  • Bethnal Green1.3 km
  • London Fields Park 1.4 km
    London Fields Swimming Pool London Fields West Side
  • Victoria Park610 m
    Old Ford Road
  • Broadway Market1.3 km
    67 Broadway Market
  • Regent Street1.4 km
    London W1

Restaurants nearby

  • La Gondola Di Leonardo190 m

    Address: 253 Globe Road

    91% likes this, based on 8 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • The Pavilion Cafe310 m

    Address: Victoria Park
    Phone: 020 8980 0030

    51% likes this, based on 38 reviews

  • The Greedy Cow410 m

    Address: 2 Grove Road
    Phone: 0208 983 3304

    75% likes this, based on 117 reviews
    Price Range: ZAR 188 - ZAR 376

  • Thai Garden200 m

    Address: 249 Globe Rd Bethnal Green
    Phone: (020)-8981-5748

    73% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai, Asian, Vegetarian

  • The Approach Tavern340 m

    Address: 47 Approach Road
    Phone: 020 8980 2321

    69% likes this, based on 21 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 05:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    14
Cities nearby
  • Croydon hotels - 14 km
  • Isleworth hotels - 15 km
  • Barking hotels - 15 km
  • Bromley hotels - 14 km
  • Brentford hotels - 13 km
  • New Malden hotels - 13 km
  • Beckenham hotels - 14 km
  • Kingston upon Thames (Greater London) hotels - 16 km
  • Ilford hotels - 15 km
  • Wallington hotels - 15 km

Old Friend Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Old Friend Hotel

Average guest rating

5.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 229 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.4

    The staff is polite and always ready for guest´s needs. Is only 4 blocks from tube station which was important to me, and the shops on Roman Road have a wide variety for costumers.

    I would appreciate wifi connection in rooms not only in public areas.

  • Single
    6.6

    The staff were friendly. The price was very good for London. The whole place was very clean. No queues to get to the bathroom.

    The room at the front was very small and VERY noisy. However, I managed to talk them into moving me to a twin room at the back, which was nice and quiet.

  • Single
    6.6

    There are clean, proper rooms and there is a sort of breakfast in the morning. It's just a good hotel if you want something really cheap.

    The personnell, although generally friendly, could try to be a little more of service. They're sometimes not listening to their clients enough and could use a lesson in hospitality.

  • Single
    7.4

    Room was ok, clean and comfortable. Sky tv was an added bonus. It was really hot though!

    Bathroom was dirty and shower didn't really work.

  • Single
    8.8

    cleanliness. helpfulness of staff.

    getting in and out to room 10 was difficult.(up and down narrow stairs).

  • Couple
    6.2

    clean, friendly and pretty comfortable for a reasonable price and close to the tube. I would use this hotel again

  • Couple
    7.8

    Friendly staff, clean and tidy room/facilities.

    Bit of a walk to tube station, but lots of buses, so not so bad.

  • Single
    7.0

    24 hour reception. Very flexible staff. Clean hotel, basic but satisfactory facilities.Would stay again.Location is perfect.

    Diy breakfast was a joke. They had one frying pan and a tray of eggs. On the plus side as much apple and orange juice as you wanted all day!

  • Group of friends
    5.8

    V good cust service, excellent location for the festival I was attending

    Price of room vastly inflated due to festival, will not pay it again despite positives. Carpet in room 15 filthy in patches. More toilet/wash facilities needed.

  • Single
    7.8

    Internet went down the first night there, but staff was very friendly and allowed me to use phone to use my calling card. Breakfast included was nice. You have to make your own eggs, which is not that big a deal.

    Keep in mind you get what you pay for. This is economy hotel(like a hostel but you have your own room)

  • Couple
    2.4

    I can't say there was anything I like about staying at this hotel!

    The staff speak little english, shared bathroom are dirty. Bedrooms were still dirty including bedsheets and side tables, door handle was about to fall of, the shared kitchen was dirty and no space to sit an eat, there's two tables and the hotel staff will be on one, and leave you two seats, the luggage man demands 1 pound of you and will not leave your room untill you tip him! The hole place is horrible. Felt unwelcome and awkward every time you walk through the reception! Your above a kebab and Chinese so your room stinks of food and you can here the air vent all night! I would not recommend at all! Its not a hotel its a hostel!!

  • Single
    3.8

    Sandwiched between a kebab shop and the chineese takeaway in a rough part of London is the Old Friend Hotel. A memeber of staff volunteered to carry my suitcase and then demanded a £1 tip! The room was tiny and noisy, the bathroom was shared and dirty. There was an additional charge for paying with a credit card, the WiFi doesn't work. Look out for the disclaimer regarding not leaving anything valuable in the room. I had to wait 20 minutes to get in the bathroom in the morning and I was too early for breakfast that starts at 8am. All for £65! I'm sticking with Travelodge where at least there you don't have to watch your back!

  • Couple
    5.0

    Stayed for two nights and hotel didn't changed bed, towels, clear the bin.

  • Single
    5.0

    Next to Bethnal Green tube station. Cheap.

    Bed sheets, floor, walls and furniture was dirty. Bed sheets had mold stains.

  • Couple
    3.2

    There is very little to like about Old Friend Hotel.

    Old Friend Hotel is not actually a hotel, but a hostel. It is small, dirty, hot, unfriendly and unsafe. The main door to the hotel is sandwiched between shop fronts and is not secure - although there is a buzzer entry system, the door could be opened with a light push. The first room we were given had dirty sheets and stained walls. The double bed was actually two single beds pushed together and the door handle, which contained the lock, fell off the door. The room we were moved to had a double bed and a secure door handle, but was still dirty and the fan didn't work. Both rooms were very small and had poor ventilation, with no ac and windows that didn't fully open. The hostel seems to be located above a Chinese takeaway kitchen and as a result is uncomfortably hot at all times. This made sleeping very difficult. Staff were mostly indifferent and at times plain rude. Wireless internet access is only available in and around the reception desk, and not in the rooms.

How to reach hotel

hotel Old Friend Hotel - London London location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

129 Roman Road, London, United Kingdom, E2 0QN

Get directions
City Center
  • London
    6.0 km
Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    7.4 km
  • London Heathrow (LHR)
    29.0 km
Train Stations
  • London Liverpool Street
    2.6 km
  • Liverpool Street Station
    2.7 km
Underground stations
  • Stepney Green
    800 m
  • Bethnal Green
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    900 m
Restaurants
  • La Gondola Di Leonardo (cuisine: Italian)
    190 m
  • Thai Garden (cuisine: Thai, Asian, Vegetarian)
    200 m
Parks
  • Victoria Park
    610 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 05:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    14