Budget hotels are where its at right now for cost aware business and leisure travelers and although there are many brands which meet this need, most are boring, offer little service and few facilities.
But STOP PRESS. My first stay in a Citizen M hotel in Southwark London was a completely new experience - a stylish budget hotel, with excellent facilities and great service.
The rooms are futuristic 'pods' - about the size of a small touring caravan - with very comfortable beds and pillows, brilliant mood lighting, free wi-fi and movies, a fridge (with free water) and with everything controlled by your own personal Samsung tablet (or moodpad, as they like to call it here).
The public area is great - a good bar with reasonably priced drinks and cocktails - and a breakfast area (with a great cooked breakfast, with good coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice - all for a tenner) - and areas for relaxing and work. You can even borrow a Mac computer!
The location is equally good. Near to the river, next to the Tate Modern and just a 10 min walk from Borough with its market and great foodie culture. Bars and restaurants abound locally.
Great for couples or single business travelers and at £119 per room, there's nowhere which can beat this place in London right now!
- 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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