Hotel Features. The International Hotel's lobby reflects contemporary style and is decorated in black marble, walnut-paneled walls and glass chandeliers. Cromptons French Restaurant reflects genteel atmosphere, and specializes in gourmet French fare and vintage wines. Jenny's Carvery Restaurant is a self- service restaurant that overlooks the Old Jamaican Sugar Docks. This eatery offers carving stations and selections of fruits and salads. The Overstuffed Pizzeria Restaurant serves gourmet pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches. The Conservatory Bar features expansive quayside-view windows. A business centre offers two terminals equipped with high-speed Internet access. Function rooms accommodate up to 550 guests. Complimentary wireless Internet access is provided in public areas. The limited-hour Spindles Health and Leisure Centre houses an indoor pool, sun beds, a spa tub, a sauna, a steam room and a split-level gym.
Guestrooms. The International Hotel offers 442 guestrooms, many of which were refurbished in 2007. Renovated guestrooms reflect contemporary, neutral tones, textured walls and beige carpeting. Unrefurbished rooms feature bright ambience with patterned, poppy-coloured carpets, or mint-green patterned carpets paired with mint-hued fabrics. Marble-clad bathrooms contain granite vanities. Select rooms feature jetted tubs and bidets.
Expert Tip. The 02 Dome is located one Underground stop away from the hotel at West Greenwich, and features headline entertainment that includes Justin Timberlake and Barbra Streisand.
The hotel is scheduled to undergo renovations throughout the property beginning January 15, 2007. Affected areas include the bars, restaurants, guestrooms and fitness center. During this time, at least two restaurants will remain open and Spindles Health Club will remain open as refurbishments take place in one facility at a time. An estimated completion date for all renovations is not available at this time. These dates are subject to change.
Superior Room: One queen bed or two twin beds. Oak wood furniture complements full-length drapes and traditional fabrics in pink and green. Rooms have a large glass-topped dressing table with triple mirrors and complimentary tea/coffee tray, television, two easy chairs, small table, two bed side tables and lamps, tall chest of drawers, large mirrored wardrobe with trouser press, and extra pillows and blankets. Bathrooms are tiled in gray and black marble with tub and shower. Guests can either opt for a larger room or a jetted tub.
Twin/Double: One queen bed or two twin beds. Oak wood furniture complements full-length drapes and traditional fabrics in pink and green. Rooms have a large glass-topped dressing table with triple mirrors and complimentary tea/coffee tray, television, two easy chairs, small tables, two bed side tables and lamps, large mirrored wardrobe with trouser press, and extra pillows and blankets. Bathrooms are tiled in gray and black marble with tub and shower.
From London Heathrow Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 30 kilometres (19 miles).
Getting there. The Heathrow Express train and black taxis are available for transfer from the airport to the center of London. The London Underground's Piccadilly Line serves all Heathrow terminals and transports passengers into central London.
From Gatwick International Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 60 kilometres (37 miles).
Getting around. The extensive London Underground system connects the hotel with the rest of central London. The Underground station closest to the hotel is Canary Wharf. There is also a wide choice of buses. The hotel can order black taxis on request.
London charges congestion zone fees within clearly marked, designated areas of city. Those who operate vehicles within these zones are assessed daily fees that apply Mondays through Fridays.
The money-saving Oyster Card is a smartcard that stores up to 90 pounds of pay-as-you-go credit. It can be used on the Tubes, buses, DLR, trams and select national rail services throughout London. Oyster Cards are less expensive than single fares, and daily price capping automatically calculates the least expensive fare for single-day journeys. Oyster Cards can be purchased at the Oyster website, most Tube station ticket offices, at Oyster Ticket Stops, at select National Rail ticket offices, at select London Travel Information Centres, and by telephone at 0845 330 9876.
- Sauna High Speed Internet
- Dry Cleaning Service Business Center
- Sauna Restaurant(s)
- Bar/Lounge Swimming pool - indoor
- Concierge desk Meeting room (small groups)
- Safe-deposit box Exhibit space
- Comp newspapers in lobby Television in lobby
- Spa Tub Health club
- Internet public area - wireless Elevator/lift attendant
- Steam room Laundry facilities
- Currency exchange Express check-out
- Conference room(s) Air-conditioned public areas
- Room service (24 hours) Wedding services
- Banquet facilities Pets allowed
- Internet public area - comp Coffee shop or cafe
- Breakfast services - Fees Apply Pet policy - Hotel Discretion
- Pool table Luggage storage
- Parking (secure) - Fees Apply
Room Amenities: , , • Electronic/magnetic keys • Extra towels/bedding in room • Handheld shower • Iron/ironing board (on request • Window opens • Cribs (infant beds) available • Smoking rooms • Cable/satellite TV • Housekeeping (daily) • Complimentary toiletries • Climate control
O2 Dome - 1.0 kilometre (0.5 mile) | Tower of London - 4.0 kilometres (2.5 miles) | The City - 5.0 kilometres (3.0 miles) | Shakespeare's Globe Theatre - 5.5 kilometres (3.5 miles) | Barbican Arts Centre - 5.5 kilometres (3.5 miles) | St Paul's Cathedral - 5.5 kilometres (3.5 miles) | Tate Modern - 5.5 kilometres (3.5 miles) | BA London Eye - 7.0 kilometres (4.5 miles) | Covent Garden - 7.0 kilometres (4.5 miles) | Westminster Abbey - 7.0 kilometres (4.5 miles) | Houses of Parliament and Big Ben - 7.0 kilometres (4.5 miles) | West End Theatre District - 8.0 kilometres (5.0 miles) | Trafalgar Square - 8.0 kilometres (5.0 miles) | Piccadilly Circus - 8.0 kilometres (5.0 miles) | Buckingham Palace - 8.5 kilometres (5.5 miles) | Oxford Street - 8.5 kilometres (5.5 miles)
London Hotels - The International Hotel