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The Mad Hatter Hotel
Ranked #190 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Always comfortable, and always great service- never disappoints;
Great service from all the staff, comfortable room- with ground coffee, and a great breakfast - even had pancakes on the specials board.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Via Hotels.com, we were able to get a great rate for a good quality hotel in a convenient location. The room was clean and spacious by London standards and had a large, comfortable bed. This was an important feature because I've found that most hotels in Europe have really hard and uncomfortable mattresses. The room included complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, and complimentary still and sparkling water. The water pressure in the shower was good and the bathroom was clean and modern-looking. There were only about 15 TV channels to choose from with hardly any programming worth watching, but that wasn't a big issue for us since we were out late. While our room was located over the bar/restaurant and the music coming from the bar was quite loud, when I called the front desk to let them know the music was disturbing our sleep, they immediately had the music volume turned down to our satisfaction. The Mad Hatter is a short walk from the Tube and from the National Theater and Royal Festival Hall. Overall, it was a good experience and I wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Mad Hatter again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

The Mad Hatter Hotel is located in Southwark near the Thames, where you can go for a very pleasant stroll. The view there is wonderful and the path along the water is specially designed for pedestrians only, along many pubs and restaurants, Tate Museum and The Globe.
There is a bus stop just around the corner of the hotel and the nearest tube station is Blackfriars. We didn't like the walk from the hotel towards Waterloo station because you have to cross some difficult roads or walk underground. According to the hotel Waterloo is the closest tube station, but in my opinion it is Blackfriars. You just cross the bridge and you are there.
The staff is very friendly and helpful, although they promised us an umbrella for temporary use, which was never delivered in our room. The evening we arrived our strong umbrella (that survived some heavy showers in Belgium) completely bent due to an English storm.
The room was clean and cosy. It was a bit cold, but you could manage the heating yourself so that was good. There was complimentary water, still and sparkling, tea and coffee. There was an iron and a hair dryer as well. There was a TV, but no sky TV...only the sky sports channel and about 4 other channels and that's it. But we weren't in London to watch TV...
The bathroom was clean and had shampoo and soap and so on.
The only thing that annoyed us, was the lack of space in the bedroom. There was no place (a bench or something) to put your suitcase on. The bedroom was too small to put your suitcase open on the floor. This was a bit of a problem because there was no closet you put your clothes in. You had to use the few drawers the desk had, which is not enough when you are with 2 staying in the room. Next to the door there were a few coat hangers, but again not enough and not enough space.
Downstairs was a Fullers pub. English breakfast was served there at the cost of about 13 pounds. We had our breakfast along the water because of the fantastic view there and a wider variety of breakfast with several prices, varying from 4 pounds to 11 pounds for full English breakfast.

All in all it is a good hotel and we'd be happy to stay there again because the staff is so friendly and the location is superb.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

I stayed for one night in this central hotel in London. As you probably know, the rates in central London are very high and this hotel seemed for me to be a good price-quality rate. Typicial and nice english hotel with a small but comfortable room.
Bad things that make me not recommend the hotel where:
-Room was very cold at night, heater didn´t work.
-My room had breakfast included but when I called reception to ask the lady she told me I didn´t, once I did the check out, told about the cold night and payed the room, they gave me the invoice in which was clearly written "Room and breakfast". The lady told me that it was her mistake but she didn´t apply to me any discount. NOT GOOD.
For that high rates they have, they should give a much better customer service.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

I'm in London a lot for business, stayed in rooms 4x the price that were dull & faceless. Really nice cosy feel, some more traditional elements or floral carpets, however recently refurbished rooms with quirky styling. Iron & board in room, nice extras, easy check in. Super impressed given the travelodge was double the cost. Easy access to Southwark Tube & 15mins walk to to Waterloo. Will be back.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We'd been on a photo gig along the Embankment at night.

Lots of great views and reflections on the water but ...... It was bitterly cold and our fingers were seizing up .. we needed a pub, beer and food .. urgently.

I've visited the Mad Hatter several times before (it is a combined hotel and pub) and made a beeline for it .. we even passed a few other places en route. It is that good.

London Price was our tipple .. wow it was good. Then I went for ham, egg and chips. Slabs of ham piled with chips .. topped with a couple of eggs (I'd prefer mine slightly runnier next time please). It was good.

My mate had a pie .. this is a pie and ale pub .. so what else.

Well a few more beers of course .. just to thaw us out of course.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Looking for a place with decent food and decent ale at surprisingly not London prices, well look no further. With mains at £10-12 you really can't go wrong. Take a look at the rooms which are voluminous for the price and especially in London and there is no doubt you will be back. 20 minutes on the circle line brings you here and to cap it off there is free high speed wifi which I think most people will agree is a rarity within London hotels. Once you have stayed you will not be surprised to see why it's difficult to get a last minute booking.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Mad Hatter Hotel

Address: 3-7 Stamford Street | South Bank, London SE1 9NY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Southbank , London Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#255 Romantic Hotel in London
#296 Family Hotel in London
#308 Business Hotel in London
Price Range: £79 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mad Hatter Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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