Photo Review: DoubleTree by Hilton London Excel


DoubleTree by Hilton London Excel

Trip to London and Cambridge

Date of stay: August 30-31, 2023
Address: Excel, 2 Festoon Way Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1RH GB
Nightly Rate: 57 GBP
Room: Queen Guest Room
Getting to the hotel: From Heathrow Airport, take the Elizabeth Line and get off at Custom House. The hotel is about 14 minutes walk from there. 

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Hotel Exterior & Entrance

Hotel exterior


Reception & Lobby Seating Area


Lobby seating area

Snacks Shop

Elevators & Hallway

The highest floor on this side is 6th floor ...

While this one has 9th floor.


Queen Room, 451

Queen bed

As usual, we got the signature DoubleTree cookie during check-in.

As a diamond member, we also got 2 drinks voucher. Thanks guys!

Work desk with 2 complimentary bottles of water.

Large TV

Luggage rack

Complimentary coffee and tea


The bathroom was a bit small in size and had large bottles of hand soap, lotion etc. from another company and not from the usual Crabtree & Evelyn.



Room service menu

Orientation map


Breakfast, Salt Port Restaurant & Deli

Restaurant entrance




Bar (used for lunch and dinner service)

Outdoor seating

Below are some photos from the buffet:

Beans, hash potatoes

Eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes

Cold cuts, salad

Yogurt, compote, sliced fruits

Apples, bananas, Alpro soya

Make your own pancakes

Jams, cereals

Dried nuts and fruits

Danish pastries, croissants


Sauces, Marmite


Coffee and tea

Danish and cappuccino 👍

Amenities & Outlets

Fitness Center on the ground floor

Bidder & Co

Bidder & Co seating

Bidder & Co seating


Bidder & Co menu

Our complimentary drinks from the bar 👍

Blue Moon

During our stay we saw the Blue Moon, the second of two full moons in the month of August.

Exploring the Area

Excel London is minutes away from the hotel.


We chose to stay in this hotel as my KLM flight from Amsterdam was arriving at London City Airport which is about a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Although the room we got was standard room (no upgrade), we appreciate that we got 2 drinks voucher as a diamond member, which we then used in the bar. The staff were friendly and the breakfast buffet was good, considering the rate we paid. If arriving at London City Airport, this is surely one of the best hotels to stay at.