The Docklands have come away from their gritty past and now resemble any number of gentrified urban areas: pleasant, lots of glass and steel. a bit faceless. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Canary Wharf tube stop and a between 3- and 10-minute walk from three, count 'em, DLR stations. Not very attractive building on the outside; the interior is quite nice, though. Rooms on the top floor (I have no evidence about anything else) are fairly spacious, clean, well appointed. Modern medium-size bathrooms - on two visits I discovered them of nonuniform size, the first having an air of enough room. the second just enough smaller to notice and to make me stub my toe on the bathroom scale. Staff consistently friendly, sometimes bordering on obsequious. Breakfast: Full English in the downstairs restaurant Cinnamon; slightly abbreviated English in the 14th floor club lounge, which is fine but not so fine that you'd want to linger too long. Having had two stays there, I tried both. The food is saltier downstairs.