We booked this online about a month before we wanted to visit London, and were very pleasantly surprised by the package that we got. The room we had should, apparently, have cost over £200, but we chose the "Romantic Package" which included champagne and breakfast in bed and only cost £155... I still don't quite understand how it worked out cheaper!
Situated right on Tower Bridge, and just a 2 minute walk from the Tower of London, the hotel has a perfect location, which was probably our main reason for choosing it. On arrival, we were very impressed by the hotel lobby and reception, and our check-in was handled very quickly and efficiently, and in a friendly manner.
We had asked in advance if we could have a view of the river, and even though they couldn't guarantee it, they said they would do what they could to accommodate this. Ideally we wanted a view of Tower Bridge, but I guess everybody does! When we found the room, we were quite impressed. A bottle of champagne was waiting for us, the room was very comfortable and the bathroom was clean and pleasant. Our view down the river could have been nicer, but all in all we were fairly happy.
Breakfast was something else! We made our choices before we went to bed, and left them hanging outside our door, along with our preferred time. At 7:30 on the dot, after a wonderful night's sleep, we had a knock on the door and one of the staff was waiting outside with a sumptuous feast. Croissant, bagels, pastries, yoghurt and cereals made up the continental breakfast, along with a full English each, consisting of sausages, bacon, eggs, hash browns, mushrooms and toast. Fruit juice of our choice and a massive pot of tea and coffee was brought too. I've never had such an amazing breakfast anywhere!
I would definitely return here next time I am visiting London. The location, staff and amenities were second to none. My only slight criticism would be that the decor of the room could do with a little updating. The public areas were very impressive, but there were a couple of pieces of wallpaper that were peeling in our room, and it would have benefited from a bit of modernisation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Large contemporary hotel located at St. Katharine's Dock on banks of the Thames, overlooking Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the Shard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Tower Hotel London
- The Tower London
- Hotel Thistle
- London The Tower