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"Comprehensive Tour Packages For London Marathon and Ride London. Travel : Hotel : Support"





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WRP Staff:  Sara Marsh

It's a welcome return to this hotel with it's extremely convenient location right next to marathon registration at the ExCel Exhibition Centre. Also on hand are the O2 Arena, Canary Wharf, London City Airport and the Emirates cable car.

The Upper Deck Restaurant and Bar has views over the Royal Victoria Dock. You could also work out in the fitness centre or wind down in the sauna and steam room.

Note: Accommodation is only available a for 2 nights  stay (Fri-Sat) but can be extended to include Sunday.

This hotel was built to generous proportions and imaginatively, insomuch as the main floor is one storey up so as to improve the views, enhanced by a balcony down one side of the hotel overlooking the water. Today the dock area of London has been restored with the skeletons of former cranes left as a visual reminder of its past. The clear water is now clean enough to host the London Triathlon.

The staff at this hotel are especially proud of the fact that they have won a number of prestigious national awards for Customer Service – a fact noted by a number of our past guests. Many also comment on the lightness and tranquillity of the hotel – both of which make it an ideal location to relax before the race, central London is just 20 minutes away by DLR.

Trip Advisor“This is a new hotel with a great location. You are in the middle of the Docklands next to the ExCel Centre. Access to London is easy through the DLR. You have breakfast with a view on the water. There are some restaurants next to the hotel but if you take a train to Canary wharf you have even more options (like Iberica and Carluccio's)” (August 2014)

In 2015 WRP Tours will be using four 4 star Novotel hotels in central London. The rates shown below are per adult based upon dual occupancy (DO) and includes:

* Bed and full English breakfast; the Friday and Saturday tours; executive coach travel to the start for runners and all supporters; return spectator coach service; post-race showers; massage facilities and refreshments plus resident experienced WRP marathon staff from Friday to Monday inclusive.

Single occupancy rates (SO) are also shown. 

Novatel Waterloo 1 Night 2 Nights 3 Nights
Dual Occupancy Sold Out £199 n/a
Single Occupancy Sold Out £319 n/a


Children Aged 4 – 16 years are charged a single fee of £25.00 regardless of nights stayed. Under 4 years go free.

Triple adult

All the hotels accept a triple room occupancy (1 x Double + 1 x sofa bed) but none offer three single beds.
Including full English breakfast, coach to the start and post-race facilities the additional charge for the
third person is £70 plus £25 per night stayed.
Triple rooms may both eliminate the need for a higher priced single occupancy and, if the overall cost is divided three ways, reduces the amount paid by the other two persons.

Additional nights

Guests can add one or more additional nights to the 3 night package rate at the Novotel hotels. These are always of advantage to our
guests arriving from overseas though the rates vary considerably due to location. The best rates this year are at Novotel London West.

One night rooms

Please note that the number of one night rooms allowed is quite limited.

Car Parking

Pre-bookable, secure underground parking on site.
* Novotel Waterloo: £15 per night; Congestion Charge fees may be payable depending upon time of arrival/departure.
* Novotel London West: £22 for 1 night; £38 for 2 nights; £ 56 for 3 nights. Not in Congestion Charge area but that fee may be payable if you enter the area to get to the hotel.


Coach from Bristol: return Fare £35 adult, £22 child if under 16 years of age.

WRP Discount

These are issued at the hotel and offer 15% off food plus drink purchased at any time in all Novotel hotels except at Novotel Waterloo where the discount is 10%.

Bank Charges

There are no charges for the use of debit cards. However, due to new bank regulations all cheques will now incur a £1.00 surcharge on all transactions and credit cards will incur a surcharge of 3%.






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