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"

Enjoyed This
(100 Member Ratings)
"Being able to sit out on the decks and have a drink."
Jul 14, 2018
Preston, 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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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.



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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • 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.


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).

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Enjoyed This
(100 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
4.1 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.0 Quality of Service
3.8 Value for the Money
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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
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
Enjoyed Most
Cabins and the overall appearance of the ship.
Sara Jul 11, 2018 Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The bathroom only had 1 towel and the Toiletries were a bare minimum - not as expected. The Bedroom had NO gowns whatsoever. The Bathroom door was extremely heavy to open. The room looked tired and there was no attendance to “turn down “ the bedding as would be expected in this sort of hotel. Not impressed at all I am afraid. Also apart from 2 bottles of water, there was Nothing else in the mini bar ! I will need some convincing to stay again. Bill Field
Bill Jul 09, 2018 TamworthTamworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The spacious cabins
Other Comments
More outside seating needed especially in good weather
Jacqueline Jul 11, 2018 Spalding, 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
Lorraine Jul 09, 2018 Felthamfeltham, United Kingdom
Other Comments
We felt the restaurant was very mediocre with a limited menu serving pub type food. Considering there is a dress code, we expected something more sophisticated.
Amanda Jul 05, 2018 Henfield, 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

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