April 10, 2019

A stay in Canary Wharf with Point A Hotels

*My stay at Point A Canary Wharf was gifted, however all opinions remain 100% honest.

A stay in Canary Wharf with Point A Hotels | lucy-cole

Last week Jamie and I enjoyed a night in London with Point A Hotels. Jamie had got tickets for Drake, so I offered to stay the night in London with him so we could do some exploring in the city the following day.

Point A Hotels are a newer brand, having only opened in 2017. They have 6 hotels across London, and one in Glasgow, with 2 more opening soon. We opted to stay in Canary Wharf as it was closest to the O2, but all seem to be in ideal locations such as Liverpool Street, Shoreditch and Paddington.

With rooms starting at £69 a night, they’re a budget hotel brand, which I’d say are similar to the likes of Ibis, Premier Inn and Travel Lodge – all of which I’ve stayed in before.

They also have the option to sign up to ‘The A-List‘ – completey free, with this you can get 10% off your first booking as well as exclusive access to discounts with the hotels partners. Each hotel will have different partners local to that location.

So, how was our stay?

Point A Canary Wharf is about a 10 minute stroll from Canary Wharf tube station. It was a pleasant walk across the North Dock water with plenty of bars and restaurants to pop into if you fancied some food or drink. It was easy to find thanks to their recognisable ‘A’ logo. Unfortunately, just as we arrived the systems on reception went down meaning a few guests, including us, had to wait to get checked in. The staff were very apologetic, offered us drinks while we waited and worked quickly to get the issue resolved. Sometimes technology can let us down!

One thing that’s different about this particular hotel is that it’s made of 2 buildings, just across the road from one another. Jamie and I were in the building opposite where the reception was located, and were told we were placed in one of their bigger rooms. After another issue with the key card (again, the staff were brilliant and it was just one of those things!) we finally got into our room.

The rooms at Point A are clean, tidy and have almost everything you’d need for a one night stay in the city. The double bed was big and comfy. We had two windows in our room, granted – they didn’t have the best view, but it was nice to have some natural light in there. The room also had a TV, and a small bathroom with a shower.

The room had some really brilliant details and they definitely thought about how to make the most of the space available – a big mirror above the bed made everything feel bigger and brighter. Handy little holes on the wall to put little things you’re likely to loose – I put my jewellery in here. And shelves on the wall that folded back up if you didn’t need them. One thing I really loved about the room was the mood lighting. As well as your standard, bright white lights, you could switch it up with a rainbow of colours. Totally not necessary in a hotel room, but totally cool to have, right?!

I felt like the room had almost everything we needed. Jamie and I are big tea and coffee drinkers so we definitely missed having a kettle in the morning, though if we were really desperate – reception had these facilities. Point A Canary Wharf also doesn’t have breakfast facilities – but we were told this beforehand and it just meant we headed out for breakfast in the morning.

The location was ideal – it was quiet, but there were plenty of restuarants and bars just a 2 minute walk away. We ended up eating at Pizza Pilgrims – which was delicious, authentic pizza for an amazing price (£5 each!). It was also close enough for Jamie to get back fairly quickly and easily after the concert. This is great to bare in mind, knowing a lot of hotels will increase their prices when big artists are on in the area – it’s good to know budget hotels are still available not far from the venue.

All in all, our stay at Point A Hotels was perfect. If you’re planning a one night stay in the city, in a good location and don’t want to break the bank, I couldn’t recommend Point A enough.

Looking for somewhere else to stay in London? I also reviewed Citizen M at Tower Bridge.

Lucy x