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Sunborn London

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Sunborn London, the capital's only yacht hotel, has views of The O2, Canary Wharf and the Emirates Air Line cable car
  • "This is a rather surreal yet intriguing place to stay," says The Times
  • The hotel featured in TV series "The Apprentice"

91%
Enjoyed This
(119 Member Ratings)
"My partners first "cruise" and she was not seasick! Beautiful room and great view."
David
Jul 19, 2018
ChelmsfordChelmsford, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The yacht is moored in the Royal Victoria Dock, next to ExCeL London. Royal Victoria, the nearest DLR station, is less than 10 minutes' walk away.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The "swanky" (CNN) superyacht was a luxury spa hotel in Finland, before the vessel was refurbished and towed to London's Royal Victoria Dock at a cost of US $67 million.The hotel epitomises "total luxury" (SquareMeal). 

It has a spiral staircase reminiscent of the Titanic's, a centre-piece chandelier and Art Deco interiors.On the top deck is a Prohibition era-style Laurent-Perrier champagne bar (open until 3 September), where you can enjoy specially created champagne cocktails with bespoke canapés.

You can sample the Afternoon Tea Under the Sea, a selection of sea-themed assorted cupcakes and sandwiches, or hit the third deck and head to the Sundown Bar for a cocktail while watching the sun set over Canary Wharf. The Lands End Restaurant serves British, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.

The Symphony Spa has two treatment rooms and an outdoor relaxation deck. The rooms -- they're not referred to as cabins -- are "spacious and light" (The Daily Telegraph) and have tablets for ordering room service. Wi-Fi is free.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

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

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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.
Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.

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: There are 3 parking spaces in front of the yacht, reserved for disable badge holders (blue badge). There are 2 public car parks within walking distance:  Royal Victoria Car Park and Excel car park. Both are multi-storey car parks which operate a pay & display service and do not need to be pre-booked. The cost is £20 for 24 hours (price valid as of May 2018).

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.

91%
Enjoyed This
(119 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for ISS facilities services ltd (T/A Sunborn Yacht Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
My partners first "cruise" and she was not seasick! Beautiful room and great view.
David Jul 19, 2018 ChelmsfordChelmsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We booked lunch and it was delicious. We also enjoyed drinks in the bars and had a very good night's sleep.
Other Comments
We were on the bottom deck and the outside window needed cleaning to enhance the view over the dock. Also, we were disappointed that it was only a buffet breakfast. For a 4 start hotel we would expect to be asked what our choice of hot breakfast was, and to be served it at the table. I also saw one of the bartenders making a cocktail then licking the cocktail stirrer! Surely not acceptable.
Judith Jul 16, 2018 Bath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Experiencing something different.
Other Comments
Under staffed in the bar areas. Dinner very good and waiting staff good. Breakfast staff untrained and disinterested, mostly foreign with little or no English. Buffet breakfast not kept topped up even though we were there at 10 o clock and it didn’t finish until 11. Checkout painfully slow.
Sasha Jul 15, 2018 Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The bed is so lovely, probably the best I've slept in and our room was a lovely size. We had really nice food in the bar and some strong cocktails! We booked this as an offer so the price was great, I'm not sure it would have felt as worth it had it been full price.
Sophia Jul 16, 2018 Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Sitting on back of board and the view of Canary Wharf
Other Comments
Breakfast was excellent but we were disappointed with Evening menu choices especially starters and dessert
geoffrey Jul 15, 2018 Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Being able to sit out on the decks and have a drink.
Other Comments
It was a bit disappointing that some of the surrounding bar's and restaurants were closed as this made the area a little lacking in ambiance
Katherine Jul 14, 2018 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Far and above your usual hotels. Unique, top quality.
Other Comments
Will be returning, ideal for special occasions.
Andrew Jul 09, 2018 RomfordRomford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the unusual experience
Other Comments
There are a few dining options in the area and Canary Wharf and the 02 are a short ride away.
Anne-Charlotte Jul 09, 2018 ROMFORD, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Large comfy room
Other Comments
Had almost finished eating breakfast before hot drinks arrived and had to ask for those.
Andrea Jul 14, 2018 Newark, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food in the restaurant was outstanding.
Sara Jul 11, 2018 Marlow, United Kingdom

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