The Best Hotels in Greenwich for Every Traveller

Devonport House Greenwich London
Devonport House Greenwich London | © Bosiljka Zutich / Alamy Stock Photo
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15 December 2020

Hugging the banks of the Thames, Greenwich is thrumming with the stories of a Britain gone-by. Home to the National Maritime Museum, Old Royal Naval College and the world’s last remaining tea clipper, it’s no wonder Greenwich claimed World Heritage Site status in 1997. Aside from brimming with reminders of Britain’s seafaring heritage, there’s also an exciting food and drink scene, and a gorgeous park with stretching views across the capital. Enjoy it all with a stay in one of our top hotels in London’s riverside borough.

De Vere Devonport House

4.1/5 (994 Reviews)
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Once a school, this 18th-century stately red-brick mansion on the fringe of Greenwich Park is a great base for exploring the area. The National Maritime Museums and gardens are just next door, and the 19th-century tea clipper, Cutty Sark, is minutes away. Plush sofas in plum velvet and dark leather await in The Officers’ Mess, a tastefully ornamented bar serving gourmet burgers with a worldly wine list. Excellent green initiatives include cultivating wildflower habitats, using biodegradable cleaning products and offering free charges for electric cars.
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InterContinental London The O2

4.7/5 (1000 Reviews)
InterContinental London The O2
InterContinental London The O2 | © InterContinental London The O2 /
Teetering on the tip of Greenwich Peninsula, the InterContinental offers A-list luxury next to The O2 arena. Rooms are oh-so sleek with stellar views, featuring deluxe down duvets, smart TVs and coffee machines by Bosch, no less. Five bars and restaurants offer different perspectives of London’s skyline, from a maritime-themed afternoon tea menu in the Meridian Lounge to signature cocktails in the dazzling Clipper Bar, boasting a gin list as long as your arm. A sprawling spa seduces with two swimming pools, steam room, sauna and soothing treatments.
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DoubleTree by Hilton London Greenwich

4.4/5 (976 Reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton London Greenwich
DoubleTree by Hilton London Greenwich | © DoubleTree by Hilton London Greenwich /
Guests are greeted with Hilton hospitality and complimentary cookies at this budget-friendly option just outside Greenwich centre. Indulge in an afternoon tea of Fortnum & Mason beverages, cute cakes and scones straight from the oven, or head to the glitzy restaurant dining room for dinner and a show, with films playing on wall projectors. Rooms are snug and smart, with mirrored and window walls overlooking the city. Nearby Deptford Bridge Station has regular trains running into central London.
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Sunborn Hotel

Boutique Hotel
4.3/5 (988 Reviews)
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Fancy a London stay that’s a little less ordinary? Book yourself a suite at London’s only superyacht luxury hotel, which is moored in the Royal Victoria Dock, just across the river from Greenwich. The 420ft (128m) yacht is drenched in old-fashioned opulence, with a regal restaurant, sophisticated bar, 132 rooms and four luxury suites spread across five decks. Expertly paired Laurent-Perrier Champagne accompanies a lavish afternoon tea, while glossy oak, cream panelling and polished timber private decks create an exclusive ambiance in the four Yacht Suites.
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Staycity Aparthotels Greenwich High Road

Hotel, Apartment
4.2/5 (554 Reviews)
Staycity Aparthotels Greenwich High Road
Staycity Aparthotels Greenwich High Road | © Staycity Aparthotels Greenwich High Road /
Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, the Staycity studios and one-bed apartments offer great value for money, just a 10 minute walk from Greenwich centre. Interiors are a contemporary monochrome with colour-popping accents, featuring kitchenettes, living and dining areas, and flatscreen TVs. There are on-site laundry facilities and a 24-hour reception where helpful staff are always on hand. A short stroll takes you to Greenwich Park, London’s oldest Royal Park.
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  • Novotel London Greenwich

    Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel
    4.2/5 (981 Reviews)
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    Next door to Greenwich Station with fast links to all of London’s main attractions, the Novotel is a budget-friendly base from which you can explore the city. There’s a luminous restaurant downstairs serving an international cuisine, where Thai curries feature alongside Mediterranean tarts, and fish and chips, a classic British dish. Rooms are simply styled in calming neutrals, with tea and coffee makers, laptop safes and work desks by large windows if the deadlines can’t wait.
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    Innkeeper’s Lodge

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    Three red phone boxes stand proudly next to this Grade II-listed inn on the corner of Roan Street in Greenwich. British traditions continue inside the classic pub, serving up Sunday roast dinners with all the trimmings, and bottomless brunches with unlimited bubbles and bloody Marys. Rooms above the pub have large Georgian windows that overlook the city scenes below, where streets are steeped in history. Order a sweet treat from Lola’s Cupcakes, and pick it up from a locker hiding in a phone box across the street.

    The Pilot

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    The Pilot
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    Arrive by train, boat or cable car to this boutique hotel, the oldest building on Greenwich Peninsula. A great base for a show at the nearby O2 arena, rooms are individually decorated with vintage polaroids and album artworks adorning the walls, plus Egyptian cotton covers for a dreamy night’s sleep. Guests receive a 10 percent discount on food, which is more gourmet than your average pub grub. Wholesome mains are bookended by bao buns, bar nibbles and lip-smacking after-dinner treats such as passion fruit macaron and sticky toffee pudding.
    These recommendations were updated on December 15, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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