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Sunborn London Yacht Hotel – London, UK

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel – London, UK
4 Overall Rating
£150Price - 1 Night
4*Hotel Class
Value For Money3
Service / Staff4


Sunborn London is located at the western end of the Royal Victoria Dock overlooking the Docklands, Canary Wharf O2 Arena, London City Airport, and the London ExCel.

Parking is readily available nearby. You can use the ExCel car park which costs around £10 per day or the nearby Crown Plaza car park usually has spaces available for around £12 per 24 hours.

The hotel is 7 minutes’ drive from London City Airport and a 6-minute drive from the iconic Canary Wharf.

The Yacht Hotel is basically permanently docked on the river. There are an array of restaurants nearby within walking distance and other usual amenities. The Emirates Cable Cars are also nearby which you can go on to see the London skyline from above.


The hotel offers many types of rooms which are all what you would expect on a sizable luxury Yacht. Each room has its own en-suite facilities and there are rooms with balconies available at an extra charge. (We paid an extra £40 for a balcony room)  

The hotel itself has a feel of luxury to it. As you enter into the main lobby, you are greeted with a lush spiral staircase which leads into the mail lounge/restaurant area. Reception was manned well with at least 5 people serving customers. Check in was pretty quick with a quick form to fill in and that’s it.

So moving on to other amenities, you will find all the usual amenities you expect from a good 4* hotel.

  • Around 5 disabled parking spaces right outside the hotel
  • Free Internet
  • Bar / lounge
  • 24 hour reception / security
  • Housekeeping / room service
  • TV

Value For Money

We paid £110 for a 1 night stay in the Classic King room with Dockview. We upgraded on the day to a balcony room which was an extra £40. The room was nice and inviting. There are cheaper hotels and room rates available nearby but we believe this hotel offers a good value for money stay. We have taken some images of the suite so you get an idea of the rooms.

The en-suite was small but served its purpose. There was nothing amazing to mention. Pretty much what you would expect from a yachts en-suite. The Shower had adequate power and the bathroom itself was cleaned sufficiently.

Service / Staff

The service is exactly what you would expect from a good 4* hotel. The 24 hour concierge is always available for questions and help where needed.

We asked a number of questions to see how knowledgeable the Reception staff are. They seemed to be able to answer each query with no issues and were professional and polite.

The service at Breakfast was outstanding. We only paid for 2 adults with our booking but we arrived with a child (13 years old). We were advised his breakfast would also be included in our stay so he also was able to have an individual English breakfast. There were plenty of food choices and the service was brilliant.

Lastly – Would we go back YES. We believe this hotel offers good value for money, a good location and very good service. All in all, it was a good stay and we would recommend anyone visiting London Docklands to try out this hotel. It has a novelty factor which is good for special occasions like anniversaries, valentines and birthdays etc.

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