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The Old Ship Inn Hackney

2 Sylvester Path, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom E8 1EN (Show on map)

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Good 7.3
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"Location , attentiveness of staff from initial call to..."

  • Caroline, United Kingdom
  • May 21, 2015
  • Area: Shoreditch
  • Rooms : 10
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Built in 1860, The Old Ship Inn Hackney is a distinct addition to the city's skyline. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. The hotel is directly adjacent to the Hackney Empire Theater. With the city's main attractions such as Hackney Museum, Saint Augustine’s Tower, and Sutton House within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location. The property is approximately a five-minute walk away from the Official Burberry Outlet. Top features of the hotel include a restaurant, Wi-Fi in public areas, a bar/pub, and a car park. Experience high quality room facilities which include an ironing board, satellite/cable TV, complimentary bottled water, and a fan to help you recharge after a long day. The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in London, make The Old Ship Inn Hackney your home away from home. Built in 1860, The Old Ship Inn Hackney is a distinct addition to the city's skyline. From here, guests can ... see more
Please note that Check-in is from 13.00 hrs on the day of arrival.

Please note that Monday to Saturday arrivals: The latest time for check-in is 23.30 hrs. Sunday arrivals: The latest time for check-in is 22.30 hrs.

The hotel Check out time on the day of departure is 10.00 hrs.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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10:00 AM

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Caroline K. Couples United Kingdom, May 21, 2015
Midweek birthday treat

Location , attentiveness of staff from initial call to check out, comfortable bed.
A lovely midweek treat. Menu was varied and food was delicious. Waitress was so attentive as it was my boyfriends birthday and we were guests. Room was a bit hot during the night but it's furnished nicely and well kept. Stayed here before and will stay again even though I live no more than 30 mins away.
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Stefania B. Solo travelers Italy, March 24, 2014
Home from home

The place is few meters from public transport, the room has everything you need and the staff are very very nice.
The location is great. I was made feel welcome and breakfast was EXCELLENT. The rooms could do with freshen up the paint but they are tastefully decorated and the bathroom is once and clean. Great value for price considering the location. I will definitely be back at the first opportunity.
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Margaret K. Solo travelers United Kingdom, February 26, 2014
Misled by the 4* status and boutique advertising.

Staff, near underground and breakfast
Being used to staying in hotels I quickly realised that the status was for an Inn or B&B. I did feel advertising a bit misleading. Nevertheless the staff were friendly and cleaned the room after I pointed out its bad state in the bathroom. The meal in the pub was good but although the wine list was good the stock wasn't there.For one night it was adequate and suited my needs for this trip but wouldn't recommend for hotel dwellers
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Gerald M. Couples United Kingdom, February 22, 2014
A most welcoming hotel with very tasteful decor

Staff, atmosphere and decor
Slightly difficult to find, and only pay-and-display parking near the entrance, but worth the effort.
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Fiona B. Couples Ireland, January 25, 2014
Short, friendly but very basic.

Nice staff. Good bathroom. Complimentary drink on late arrival.
It's not a 4 star hotel as advertised but a 4 star inn. There is a huge difference. We paid over 100 euro a night and it wasn't worth it. Some bad design in a very small room. Plug was broken in our sink. No shower curtain or shower mat so a very wet floor. The worst thing was that every inch of the floor in our room squeaks badly. Also beer barrels being delivered at 6 in the morning to the pub below and a very rickety mattress. And very dirty hall areas. Damp patches on the walls and the stairs badly need hovering. Sorry.
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Christian D. Families with young children United Kingdom, December 14, 2013
friendly pub hotel in heart of hackney

helpful staff, nice breakfast, complimentary drinks on arrival
fine. had to book at the last minute due to problem with previously booked accommodation. the food is good, the beer is reasonable well kept, the rooms are tidy with nice touches like proper ground coffee and tea. Very nice breakfast. Laid back and helpful staff
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Marcos C. Business travelers Costa Rica, November 7, 2013
average, it has a high price for current times

the beers
To long for my wishes , noise neighbors very basic it has loss its charm
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Gabriella S. Business travelers Finland, November 6, 2013
Friendly staff

The staff was friendly and really helpful. They know how to make people smile. We´d half board, so we didn´t really need to spend money on food, unless we wanted to. The inn was also cheap to stay at.
The inn is an old building, so we asked beforehand if we´d have a room from the upper floor. We got one, so we didn´t need to listen to other people walking above our head. We lost electricity one morning but it´s repaired right away. The hairdryer didn´t work but got one from another room. I guess the hairdryer doesn´t work in room number . :) The food was good but they never had rabbit or mullet. What they did have was ok. Half board is a good deal. 15£ per person per dinner. We basically paid only for the drinks. Breakfast was ample. We just got bored with it since we stayed almost a week. Bathroom´s big enough but the towels are changed randomly and only one at a time. It´s amusing... But whenever we´d a problem, we got help from the staff. We liked them a lot. Because of them our stay´s nice and we enjoyed it.
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Christian D. Families with young children United Kingdom, November 3, 2013
classy hotel in the deep dark Hackney

nice staff, good breakfast, location
Overall quite pleased. Everyone was friendly, nice little touches like proper ground coffee and cafetiere instead of grotty sachets of instant nescafe. Biggest problem with this hotel is that there is no normal phone number (the 0844 number listed didnt work from abroad),so there is no way of contacting the hotel before your stay to discuss important things like parking facilities. lesser problem was the noise outside at night - but this is hackney. They didnt tell us breakfast was later on sundays - it's a 9. When we came down at 8am we thought that all occupants of the building had been beamed up into space.
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Pui C. Business travelers Hong Kong, October 14, 2013
not a good experience of stay

none expect the transportation
- false fire alarm in one night, however there is not staff in the hotel and the emergency number are wrong. we need to call the fire alarm company to contact the staff - the boiling bottle is dirty - fair breakfast with good taste of bread - only one towel for the toilet - unstable wifi with no wifi password provided
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Nearest transport:
  • Bethnal Green Tube Station (2.1 Km / 26 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • London City Airport (8.8 Km)
  • London Heathrow Airport (28.7 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Delicious breakfast" , "Friendly staff" , "Good location"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Primark (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Stratford Shopping Centre (4.1 Km)
  • Tower of London (4.5 Km)
  • Tower Bridge (4.7 Km)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

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