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The Tower
Ranked #265 of 1,081 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

I booked a room for Friday 31st January as a surprise for my partners birthday (it is his favourite hotel also) and I can honestly say that I loved every minute of our stay and wish we could have extended it! The hotel staff were exemplary (unlike our stay in a different hotel the previous night), they were extremely helpful, polite and very enthusiastic about their jobs. When we arrived in our room it was spotlessly clean, smelled fresh and had a great view of the Thames and Tower Bridge. After dining out in the evening we went for a drink in the Xi Bar where again, the staff were fantastic. After going back to our room we found the bed to be extremely comfortable and also very warm! There was plenty of hot water for showers also. Going down for breakfast on the Saturday morning was a little odd as we had to queue to be seated but we weren't in a huge hurry so it didn't bother us as we moved pretty quickly and the hotel was busy; when we got our table there was a seemingly endless supply of hot food on the buffet, a great continental selection and the waiting staff came around regularly with tea and coffee - needless to say we were both stuffed! We checked out around 11am (checkout is 12 noon) and asked if we could leave our luggage somewhere which we did, free of charge, with the concierge. Again, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be returning to the hotel!!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed here in November and i must say we found the Tower Hotel everything you would want ,the view from the room was fantastic overlooking Tower Bridge and beyond you could see the Shard and St Pauls , The room itself was very comfortable all the staff we found to be polite and welcoming,
Breakfast was a little bit chaotic as it was so busy but the food was nice when we were eventually seated , all in all we enjoyed our stay at a reasonable price and will return here on our next visit to London

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Visited the Tower with my husband for our anniversary. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The rooms could do with a bit of makeover. Looking bit tired. The view from the room was lovely. Overlooking Thames and Tower Bridge. The t.v only had 5 Chanel's so was bit disappointing. After long day shopping and evening meal was looking forward to feet up and bit of good t.v and relax. The breakfast was excellent. Had everything you could want. The location of the hotel is great. Walking distance from station and 2 minutes fron St Katherine's Dock with lots of restaurants.

Room Tip: Stayed on second floor. Room overlooks Tower Bridge and Thames.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

The views from many rooms are amazing, particularly those facing up river with regal Tower Bridge almost within reach in the foreground and the Shard piercing the sky beyond.

As for the hotel itself, it has gone up in my estimation. The service was very good and the facilities better than previously. The lounge, if you have access, is a very pleasant place for breakfast or quiet work. The gym on the other hand is below par. Also, beware, some of the rooms on the dark side can be small.

I would seriously consider staying there as it is a good hotel and the location is excellent. Just don't judge it from the outside

Room Tip: Some basic rooms are small and can be dark.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Could not believe the queue for breakfast this morning, not very fitting for a major city hotel especially when they have two restaurants but decide not to open one on a weekend. Surely the management new how many people were staying and could have anticipated this, standing in a queue with 40 or 50 people was more like going to a football ground.

The hotel is now beginning to show its age inside and out and the windows are in need of a double glazed salesman!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Never let's you down. Great location on the Thames right by Tower Bridge. Great service, excellent rooms with awesome views of Bridge. St Katherine's Dock behind Hotel has many restaurants bars and coffee shops.

Room Tip: Ask for a Bridge view
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Lovely weekend stay in a superior room with view of Tower Bridge. Wonderful breakfast and very attentive service from all staff. Excellent location with nice cafés and restaurant near by in St Katherine's dock.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Tower

Address: St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#129 Family Hotel in London
#196 Luxury Hotel in London
#200 Romantic Hotel in London
#291 Business Hotel in London
Price Range: £93 - £245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Tower 4*
Number of rooms: 801
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tower Hotel is nestled between the River Thames, St Katharine Docks and alongside the World Heritage Site, the Tower of London, boasting unparalleled views of the iconic Tower Bridge. Our location and excellent choice of transport connections put you at the centre of this vibrant city, making it quick, convenient and most importantly, easy to experience the very best of what London has to offer. ... more   less 
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