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Arbor City Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is in London's historic East End & was renovated in 2015
  • It's a short walk to Brick Lane, Spitalfields Market & the Whitechapel Gallery
  • Aldgate East Tube station & 2 train stations are nearby

Enjoyed This
(52 Member Ratings)
"Location was easy to find near to restaurants, bars and the tube station. Lovely modern hotel. Nice restaurant only had breakfast."
Oct 16, 2017
Torpoint, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is in Whitechapel, just around the corner from Aldgate East Tube station (District, Hammersmith and City lines). Heathrow and Gatwick airports are an hour and 10 minutes' drive away, and there is a car park at the hotel (£24 for 24 hours), accessed via Wentworth Street.

Rooms & Rates

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The Arbor City Hotel is a modern property in London's historic East End. The hotel was fully renovated in 2015, when the bedrooms, public spaces and the façade were given a complete upgrade.

The hotel is in Whitechapel -- once the haunt of Jack the Ripper, and where you'll now find the curry houses, bagel shops and nightlife of Brick Lane. It is not a typical sightseeing area, but there's plenty to do locally. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Spitalfields Market, and three minutes from the Whitechapel Gallery -- a "ground-breaking gallery" known for its "edgy" contemporary art exhibitions (Lonely Planet). Aldgate East Tube station is a short stroll away, with connections to the West End in 15 minutes via the District line. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street train stations.

The Lane Restaurant serves traditional British fare, such as fish and chips, and stays open until 2am. There's also a cocktail bar and a private screening room.

The 115 bedrooms have been fully refurbished, and have bright, modern décor and free Wi-Fi. Superior Rooms are larger than the standard Club Rooms.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra bed only available in Superior Rooms.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £20 per night for children aged 2 to 12, £40 per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking.
Infant's cot/crib are available in Club and Superior Rooms, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Car parking is charged at £24 per day.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(52 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for LONDON GUARDS HOTELS LTD t/a Arbor City Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location was easy to find near to restaurants, bars and the tube station. Lovely modern hotel. Nice restaurant only had breakfast.
Jennifer Oct 16, 2017 Torpoint, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean, bright and well appointed.
Other Comments
Unfortunately we had a disturbed nights sleep. There was a constant drip drip sound that became louder in the quiet of the night. We believe it could have been the air conditioning system. This put a dampener on our stay as it was our 41st wedding anniversary we were disappointed to feel so tired the next day. Also we felt it possible this may have been reported before.
Barbara Apr 11, 2017 Warminster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Situation, comfort, friendly helpful staff, quality of food offered for continental breakfast
Bruce Apr 05, 2017 Gloucester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location for the city and a browse around the markets.
Other Comments
The staff were efficient polite and friendly. The bar staff were really helpful. The decor was relaxing and bed comfortable. All topped of with a pleasant breakfast.....would definitely recommend to others and revisit if rooms on offer again. I wouldn't pay full price and have rated value as three because full price would be too much.
Amanda Apr 06, 2017 Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Easy close to the train station
Other Comments
Gluten free friendly
Emily Mar 28, 2017 banstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
tracey Apr 09, 2017 loughborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Luxury at an affordable price. The whole hotel has been upgraded to a superior level. Our room overlooked the Gherkin and at night it was just a wonderful fairy land out there. Bed so very comfortable and the bathroom with plenty of room a great shower. We used the restaurant and it was good. The staff are so very friendly that we were made to feel at home straight away.
Other Comments
Perfectly situated for access from Aldgate East Tube and at the lower end of Brick Lane with all the restaurants and markets. It was though very quiet outside at night.
Angela Mar 20, 2017 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean, friendly hotel
Hilary Mar 22, 2017 Lincoln, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The standard of finishing at the hotel was excellent - all modern and very well maintained. BreWould definitely visit again if another travelzoo deal came up.
Other Comments
There was quite a queue in reception to check in at 2pm. Bearing in mind check in opens from 2pm, and there were 3 check in desks and only one was manned, this wasn't really great.
Melanie Mar 13, 2017 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We were given an upgrade to a superior room. Nice boutique hotel and good breakfast
Other Comments
Although we were given a superior room the bathroom was very small. You could sit on the loo and clean your teeth! Lovely hotel though
Kate Mar 20, 2017 Horsham, United Kingdom

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