We stay in HIEs quite a bit in North America, so we knew this brand would be a safe bet. You're certainly paying for the location, which is a short walking distance to a tube station that gets you anywhere, but we also walked from this hotel to everything between the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. The staff were friendly and prompt. The hotel lobby is very modern. As for the standard rooms, they are small but comfortable. The amenities are slightly different than the basics you would find in North America (no soap bars or lotion, coffee is instant). The breakfast may lack the trademarked cinnamon buns, but I certainly preferred the London version. Free WiFi was good and speedy. My only complaint would be the bed was not at all comfortable. I found it to be worn and the springs made for an unsettled sleep. While it appeared the hotel appealed to business travelers more, it is certainly a prime location for any tourist.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express-London Southwark, the ideal location for business and leisure travellers visiting London. The hotel is situated on the south-bank of the River Thames and only minutes away from major London tourist attractions, such as the New Tate Modern, Shakespeare s Globe Theatre, St Paul's Cathedral, Royal Festival Hall, The Shard, The London Eye, which offers spectacular views of the London sky-line, and many more. The Holiday Inn Express London Southwark features 136 contemporary style bedrooms, all individually air conditioned offering guests a comfortable, warm and friendly stay. All our rooms have en-suite facilities, power shower, direct dial telephones, modem points at work stations with Free WiFi and Freeview television. In addition, the hotel is in close proximity to both Southwark Tube only a short distance from direct access to Westfield Stratford City, the O2 & Canary Wharf via the Jubilee line and Blackfriars Station Terminal with access to the Circle and District lines, allowing convenient access to attractions in the heart of London such as Leicester Square and London s Theatreland. All bedrooms have recently been renovated and the hotel has a newly refurbished lobby, great room and breakfast room. Free breakfast is also offered. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express London- Southwark Hotel London