I always wondered where computer geeks and media assistants stay in London, and now I know, the design of the reception area reminds me of modern build university, so this environment makes man bag wearing, presbyopia types feel that they’ve come home.
My opening remarks may give the impression that I didn’t enjoy my stay, quite the contrary; I really enjoyed the refreshing experience. The rooms were large enough, the bed was larger than most of the hotels I frequent, and there was a novelty value to the touch screen that operated the TV, lights etc., and the up and down activity was isolated to the electric blinds and curtains, also operated by the touch screen. The lounge area is relaxing, and you have enough privacy for small business meetings, and the breakfast is better than most of the hotels with a buffet approach, the coffee was excellent, not your usual jugs of stained water, there was well made cappuccino’s or espresso’s.
My only annoyance was a little battle to pay for all the rooms I had booked on one credit card, it didn’t fit into the sleek self-checking and departure system, but I did receive a post visit e-mail explaining their conditions and payment policy, but I feel this has to be refined, this was the only aspect of my stay that they forgot who pays the bill. Be aware there is no car parking, be prepared to park away from the hotel, and expect to pay in the region of £26. I thought the room rate was competitive for Central London, and don’t be put off by my rather young impression I have given, this is a fun hotel for all age groups.
- 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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