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citizenM London Bankside
Ranked #83 of 1,067 Hotels in London
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Cork, Ireland
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“'mod pod' hotel”
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Stayed 2 nights at this excellent hotel. All sold on technology in POD style room room (tablet to control mood lighting and TV movies and internet, so if on the blink can be a mess) and chic design. Spacious and interesting reception rooms. Bit of cool start doing your own booking in with staff on hand to help. Bar and foyer and restaurant and garden all blend together. Room onto interior courtyard may suit some. Shower good with comp gel etc. Great bed but felt the room a little too hot even with A/C on. Did not have breakfast as preferred to walk to Borough Market for Monmouth Coffee Co - a must if you like. Great buzz there too with local office crowd and market very busy at lunch time. London Bridge tube handy 5-10min walk and Southwark tube around back of hotel with is also handy. Overall I think the hotel is a work in progress and not quite there yet but would like to stay again

Room Tip: Courtyard room for quieter stay but keep your blind down for privacy.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

This place is awesome, I'd go back for sure. Great location, friendly staff, very good value for money. The atmosphere in the lounge/bar area is great. There is a learning curve with the tablet but once you get the hang of it you're ok. Take a walk to the Borough Market and check out the Shard...also make sure to walk across the Millenium bridge and once on the other side go for a walk on the bank of the Thames.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cropani Marina, Italy
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

I stayed 4 nights at the Citizenm London.it absolutely meets all your expectations.It s a very nice, young, modern and clean hotel!Design is so cool!
Very central location, feew minutes from S.Paul and London Bridge, just behind Tate Modern Museum.Staff very welcoming, young and funny!Nice Bar open 24 hours and internet connection everywhere!Rooms are good and coloured, you can control everything just by your room tablet!
I really recommend it to everybody!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

A decent 25 minute walk from Waterloo but buses run frequently and stop outside hotel. A blend of retro pop culture designs welcomes you to the hotel. Self check but not to worry. Staff are helpful and vibrant working the front desk and bar!
When we entered the room it was bizarre! Think fifth element apartment with Bruce Willis, ( no the room doesn't come with Bruce Willis ladies) with a modern Japanese contempory feel.
As you've probably read the room has a Samsung tablet which controls the tv with music and films to choose from similar to an airplane setup. The aircon and blinds are also controlled through the pad and my favourite is you can set the led room lights to any colour you like with the I'd of a colour wheel!

The bed takes up most of the room. It's huge could fit 4 people and has 4 gigantic pillows. Only enough floor space for 2 suitcases but sufficient. Small fridge available. The bathroom is massive with the coloured led lights setting a tone through the sectioned off frosted glass wall. All in all fresh and clean.

The staff were friendly and laid back and would ask us about our day plans and organise printed directions and bar and site recommendations as well.

There is a 24/7 self serve cafeteria downstairs which looks enticing with good variety. But there's not too much need for it in the day as there is a marks and spencer across the road to he hotel!!!

Downstairs in the lobby there is a huge chill out area with novelty ornaments and interior design. Plenty of opportunities for silly photos.

The selection at the bar was also great! The only negatives were the aircon could have been colder and the bathroom door makes an annoying noise. Pety I know but hard to find faults.

Looking forward to staying next time. Strongly recommend for couples, business or short London trips.


  • Stayed September 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 15 November 2012 via mobile

Everything about this new London Hotel is just wonderfull
The rooms are small but who is visiting London to stay in a room. The bed is huge and comfy
English breakfast that only the english truely can love but if you dont want it you just dont pay for it , fair enough. The coffee made to order is great
The best part of the Hotel is the common space In the lobby, filled with designer chairs, enough outlets to charge all your Apple products while hanging out with the crowd , meeting , working , socializing
Check In and out easy and fast using til kiosks at the entrance
Great place

  • Stayed November 2012
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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

I have always loved coming to London, but after visiting Citizen M London just got even better for me. It is a new hotel located near London bridge, with unbeliveble lobby, chill-out zone, bar & breakfast area on ground floor and free wi-fi as well. The staff is very nice and helpfull. Rooms are very clean, and a little bit small, but also have a very good usage of space in them and have a very, very nice design as the hotel itself. Also for the first time I saw a tablet controlled room, where you can change AC, TV and radio chanells, the lightning of the room, go online, and control the room's curtains all with one tablet, very exiting!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Bristol
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Reviewed 15 November 2012 via mobile

Avoiding the repetition of other views, I enjoyed staying in the Citizenm. The rooms are very small but functional and with an excellent entertainment system controlled by a tablet. My only negative comment is that my room was on a low floor and faced the front of the hotel where people congregated to smoke, so it was a bit noisy. Check in and check out was efficient as it was self service, like the breakfast and dinner (very limited choice when I ate). Recommended and an interesting stay.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: citizenM London Bankside
Address: 20 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Southwark , London Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #83 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — citizenM London Bankside 4*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of London’s buzzing Bankside district—just minutes from the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge, within walking distance from Southwark tube station (Jubilee Line) and London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern Line)—192 luxury non-smoking rooms await with free Wi-Fi, free movies, and a tablet MoodPad to control every hi-tech detail. Work or play in the oversized Vitra living room lobby with floor-to-ceiling stunning art, a prolific MENDO bookstore to peruse or purchase for your travels, and of course, canteenM’s 24/7 scrumptious eatery and bar to cure your hunger and thirst. ... more   less 
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