We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hour Glass Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Hour Glass Hotel
Hour Glass Hotel
Panoramas (8)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 162: English reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great stay here it's like a little jewel in that area I always stay here when ever I'm working in that area I love the fact that I can cook my own meals nip down stairs for a pint or just stay in my room and watch tv it's not the savoy and the area isn't Kensington but it...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Des B
Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I chose this hotel because of 3 reasons, it's location, it's facilities and it's price! All of them were perfect! I was greeted with a friendly welcome by the bar staff who showed me to my room 😁 the room I was given was the top floor, the room was spacious, I had my own sky light and I had...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tony K
Bayonne, France
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Very local, above a pub (but it closes around 10pm so no noise issue). The staff is great, it is nice (old english style), and clean. Lots of take away options near by. You do have to catch a bus from Elephant and castle but it is only a 10mim ride, and well worth it. Would definitely recommand.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Caro G
Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We ended up in London and found this gem. Offers a free washer/dryer and breakfast nook. I would avoid purchasing their breakfast as there was not much to it other than jams, velveeta cheese slices and butter. Everytime we visit Europe our credit card info gets stolen which is becoming very annoying. The staff at this hotel are very friendly....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Veronica N
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a 1 night layover. The location is very local, above a pub which in my opinion is great. Its about a 15-20 minute walk to Tower Bridge. If you enjoy walking and seeing local neighborhoods then it will score points with you. Nearest metro is Elephant & Castle which is about 10-15 minute walk. You can catch a...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank greedy m
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

It advertises itself as a pub and B&B but having visited the pub I would say it's not the most plush place to visit and it is in the middle of the Aylesbury Estate but have busses pass regularly which is convenient and the decor is more old school pub than a smart establishment. Seems to attract more the poor...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dean_Porte
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I have read a few of the previous reviews with a sense of amusement, Yes, it's clearly not located off Sloane Square, yes, it's above a local pub. None of these things should be surprising as the place shows that in the pictures. We stayed there for three nights and we were very impressed. Seb the manager is very helpful,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Neill C
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Before arriving at the hotel she rang to let us know what the checking in time was (brilliant customer service) very easy to find. Very polite staff friendly atmosphere. Room and shower brilliant and clean. Everything is told to you when you arrive. Very helpful if you dont know where you are going will direct you. Beds are very comfortable....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cassie G
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Stayed for two nights in a twin room with a friend as we wanted to stay in London to do some sightseeing. The weekend that we stayed all the buses were redirected which meant that we ended up in quite an unnerving area late at night, but on our last day the buses started running properly again and the bus...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Chloe7483
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Very good and helpful staff. Clean rooms. Not far from bus station. Best price-quality ratio in London. Dark drapes in case you want to sleep in the sunny morning. There is a big kitchen with two microwaves, toaster, washing and dryer machines. Also TV, electric kettle and fridge in the room. The window is very big, a long battery under...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Niyaz K

272 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (39)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Viewed
View from Room (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (11)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (181)
Viewed
Accessible Room (Ground Floor) (18)
Viewed
Amenities (11)
Viewed
Double Shared Room (14)
Viewed
Quadruple Ensuite (29)
Viewed
Dining (32)
Viewed
Small Double Ensuite (19)
Viewed
The Hotel (9)
Viewed
Triple Ensuite (21)
Viewed
Twin Ensuite (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (52)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
Other (40)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these London hotels
Paradise Accommodation
#191 of 556 in London
12 reviews
The Antigallican Hotel
#266 of 556 in London
101 reviews
Earls Court
Manor Hotel
Manor Hotel
#132 of 556 in London
201 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
East End / East London
The Lion & Key Hotel
The Lion & Key Hotel
#19 of 556 in London
97 reviews
Clapham / Battersea 
Clapham Guest House
Clapham Guest House
#124 of 556 in London
284 reviews
East End / East London
Russell House
Russell House
#59 of 556 in London
49 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hour Glass is a basic, budget hotel, situated near Central London in multicultural area. Guests at this hotel get to enjoy the benefits of being located above a traditional quiet and cosy little pub with reasonably priced beverages. This atmospheric Victorian pub is a great place to soak up a real taste of traditional English life. You can relax with a drink and pizza or enjoy a game of cards, darts and domino, watch sports on the big screen or simply listen to the music. We are close to: Elephant & Castle - the nearest two underground lines (Northern & Bakerloo) and train station, where you can also find big shopping centre and famous in the whole world Night Club - Ministry of Sound with five different rooms to enjoy your boogie nights; Oval Cricket Ground; Kennington Park; War Museum with free of charge admission; Brixton Academy with loads of various events. Burgess Park with a water pond, where you can relax and play all kind of sport including tennis and football it is only 3 minutes away; Old Kent Road with loads of various cuisine restaurants and buffets, internet cafes, night shops and clubs - 5 min. East Street Market - old fashioned market with fresh groceries and other things - 10 min; Millwall Football Ground - 25 min; ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hour Glass Hotel

Address: 131 Beaconsfield Road | Walworth, London SE17 2BX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: £46 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hour Glass Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Priceline, Budget Places and Travelocity so you can book your Hour Glass Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hour Glass Hotel staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Hour Glass Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We were on the second floor and had no problems with noise and shower was really good!”
 of 5 bubbles Chloe7483, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“room 14 best one”
 of 5 bubbles ivors68, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Go for a larger room and check what type of bed is included”
 of 5 bubbles ILP-JP, 6 Nov 2015 | Read review
“pick another hotel its got to be safer than this one”
 of 5 bubbles daver89, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“No rooms on ground floor, if you dont like stairs stick to the 'first' floor”
 of 5 bubbles 647brandie, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay