Old Friend

129 Roman RoadE2 0QNLondonUnited Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast
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About Old Friend

Old Friend Hotel is a deluxe bed and breakfast establishment located on the edge of the city, within close proximity to the Bank of England, St. Paul's Cathedral and Shoreditch.

Single, double and triple rooms are offered. Each of the rooms provide guests with a TV, DVD player, minibar, satellite channels and Wi-Fi.

The quaint hotel also features a shared kitchen where guests can mingle while cooking their own meals and snacks.

Guests will appreciate the fact that a continental breakfast is served every morning.

For visitors eager to tour London sites such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, the Bethnal Green Tube Station is located a few minutes away from Old Friend Hotel.


129 Roman Road, E2 0QN, London, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(2030)225443 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hairdresser
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Helpful and handy staff.

Overall, guests have reported staff members at Old Friend Hotel have lived up to the hotel's name and have demonstrated friendliness upon check in in addition to providing helpful service.

Superb and prime location.

You will appreciate the fact that the tube station, which provides quick and easy access to tourist spots, is only a few minutes walk away from the Old Friend Hotel. Grocery stores are also conveniently located nearby.

Surprisingly quiet.

Several guests have mentioned that they were impressed with the quiet atmosphere of the hotel, given its prime location in the city.

Negative Reviews

Buggy problems.

Unfortunately, a good number of visitors to Old Friend Hotel have claimed to have shared quarters with cockroaches and bedbugs. Many guests have claimed they or their children were bitten by these unpleasant bedmates and they were not at all impressed with their stay. However, other guests, even if bitten, have mentioned that they believe the hotel has the potential to be very nice if it were to undergo fumigation.

Be prepared to share.

Many of the facilities in this hotel are shared by all guests, including the bathrooms and the kitchen. Though some people may like the community feel, others may not appreciate it.

Perhaps breakfast could be a bit more.

A number of people have complained about basic and lacking breakfast menu options. Visitors should also not expect to be waited on here – breakfast is provided but guests must serve themselves. On a positive note, the breakfast is all-you-can-eat.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 347 reviews across the web
5.8 /10
5.8 out of 10 based on 347 reviews