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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unpretentious and very much a 'locals' pub with useful, rather than frivolous facilities (free wi-fi; TV; fridge; Tea & Coffee + use of very clean kitchen). Quiet (at the back), perfectly comfortable and spotlessly clean room. Polite, very efficient, helpful and welcoming people (thank you Emma, for retrieving my hat). I popped into the bar for a drink before bed...

Thank Piers1956
Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived, we were checked into the wrong room - a room without a bathroom, which we had paid extra for. We had to point this out, as they didn't realize this themselves. When we got into our new room (with a bathroom), it was stiflingly hot, as if the heating had been on full for a week, and...

Thank mawc8
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always friendly pub with all sports channels and cheap beer for London! Friendly staff👍always stay here when working in Covent Garden.plenty of places close by for food,Tesco etc plus loads of restaurants a short walk away and they also do hone made pizzas

Thank Cuff78
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017

It was perfect for one night stay if you are desperate. Good things are nice staff, friendly and bus stop right in front of the hotel. I made a terrible mistake in not checking the size of the rooms. I was shocked to see the size of the room was that of a kitchen but was charged 120 pounds a...

Thank jpf2k6
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Alright, where do I start. We came here because of a mishap from other hotel and it was 2:00 in the morning. They transferred us to Hour Glass Hotel which they said was a 2 star hotel and to be honest, I was quite disappointed but we were desperate. On our way to the hotel, our taxi driver has expressed...

1Thank Marie A
Reviewed 25 November 2016 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...

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...

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.

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....

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...

1Thank greedy m

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: £51 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hour Glass Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Please note that it is a budget smallest rooms you ever think of..”
 of 5 bubbles jpf2k6, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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