Old Friend Hotel - London

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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Breakfast

Overview

The stylish Old Friend Hotel is a great place in a green area of London.

Royal London Hospital Museum, Pompeii & Herculaneum Exhibition and Queen Mary University of London are about 10 minutes' walk away. A bus stop as well as Bethnal Green subway station are not far from the hotel.

The London Eye is located 5.7 km from the property and Hackney Empire is just about 1.9 km away.

Old Friend Hotel is within a 10-minute drive to London City airport.

Rooms

Rooms at Old Friend Hotel feature modern touches such as satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, heating, a work desk and an iron with ironing board. They also have private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the dining room. Residents can try dishes of international cuisine at the restaurant. Guests can dine in La Gondola Di Leonardo and The Approach Tavern, about 200 meters away from the property.

Services

24-hour room service, 24-hour reception and ironing service as well as a designated smoking area, a baggage storage and a barber shop are available for guests' use.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Barber shop

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until 05:00-11:00 

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

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
    3.7 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • London Liverpool Street
    1.6 mi
  • Liverpool Street Station
    1.7 mi
Underground stations
  • Stepney Green
    2700 ft
  • Bethnal Green
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    3000 ft
Restaurants
  • La Gondola Di Leonardo (cuisine: Italian)
    700 ft
  • Thai Garden (cuisine: Thai, Asian, Vegetarian)
    700 ft
Parks
  • Victoria Park
    1400 ft
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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Shared Bathroom Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 90 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 90 sq. feet
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Old Friend Hotel - London London location
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      Hotel Address:

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

      Get directions
      City Center
      • London
        3.7 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • London Liverpool Street
        1.6 mi
      • Liverpool Street Station
        1.7 mi
      Underground stations
      • Stepney Green
        2700 ft
      • Bethnal Green
        1700 ft
      • Bus stop
        3000 ft
      Restaurants
      • La Gondola Di Leonardo (cuisine: Italian)
        700 ft
      • Thai Garden (cuisine: Thai, Asian, Vegetarian)
        700 ft
      Parks
      • Victoria Park
        1400 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until 05:00-11:00 
      • Number of rooms:
        14

      Old Friend Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • F-Art - 1.0 mi
      • London Fields Lido - 1.0 mi
      • Stolen Space - 1.1 mi

      Places of interest

      • London Buddhist Centre - 700 ft
      • The Friends of the Western Buddhist Order - 700 ft
      • Queen Mary University of London - 2300 ft
      • Banksy Yellow Line Flower Painter - 3300 ft
      • East London Mosque - 3700 ft
      • Spitalfields City Farm - 4600 ft
      • Whitechapel Bell Foundry - 1.1 mi

      Shopping areas

      • Brick Lane - 1.1 mi

      Amusement

      • York Hall - 700 ft

      Historical sites

      • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park - 4600 ft

      Museums

      • Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood - 1700 ft
      • Victoria Park - 3300 ft

      Parks

      • Vallance Gardens - 4300 ft

      Business areas

      Galleries

      • Strychnin Gallery - 1.1 mi

      Underground stations

      Local attractions

      • London Fields Park - 1.1 mi
        London Fields Westside, London
      • Christ Church Spitalfields - 1.3 mi
        Commercial Street, London
      • Shadwell Basin - 1.3 mi
        Wapping, London
      • Brick Lane - 1.1 mi
        Brick Lane, E1, London
      • Whitechapel Gallery - 1.3 mi
        77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London

      Near the hotel

      • Victoria Park - 1400 ft
        Old Ford Road, London
      • Royal London Hospital Museum - 4600 ft
        Newark Street, London
      • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park - 4900 ft
        Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London
      • Museum of Electricity - 2900 ft
        The Old Power Station, Christchurch
      • Pompeii & Herculaneum Exhibition - 4800 ft
        British Museum, London

      Restaurants nearby

      • La Gondola Di Leonardo - 700 ft

        Address: 253 Globe Road

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

      • The Pavilion Cafe - 1100 ft

        Address: Victoria Park
        Phone: 020 8980 0030

        51% likes this, based on 38 reviews

      • The Greedy Cow - 1400 ft

        Address: 2 Grove Road
        Phone: 0208 983 3304

        75% likes this, based on 117 reviews
        Price Range: USD 16 - USD 32

      • Thai Garden - 700 ft

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

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

      • The Approach Tavern - 1200 ft

        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
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      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
        3.7 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • London Liverpool Street
        1.6 mi
      • Liverpool Street Station
        1.7 mi
      Underground stations
      • Stepney Green
        2700 ft
      • Bethnal Green
        1700 ft
      • Bus stop
        3000 ft
      Restaurants
      • La Gondola Di Leonardo (cuisine: Italian)
        700 ft
      • Thai Garden (cuisine: Thai, Asian, Vegetarian)
        700 ft
      Parks
      • Victoria Park
        1400 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until 05:00-11:00 
      • Number of rooms:
        14