I was taken here for a weekend break by my husband as a surprise, and what a fantastic surprise it was! The lobby sets the tone for the whole hotel, relaxed, modern but classic with super friendly staff and lots of interesting 'stuff' to enjoy. Lots of interesting books, big sofas and a fire, at the same time as self check in computers, news on multiple screens and apple macs for guest use. Some interesting furniture and fabulous staircase set the whole area off and provide a large relaxed area for guests to use for a variety of purposes.
The rest of the hotel followed this example, full of quirky, interesting touches to intrigue and add sense of fun throughout the building.
The rooms are small but very cleverly designed, with large and very comfy beds. The room is controlled via a tablet - heat, blinds, tv, music, curtains and lighting... very fun! Also free movies which was fun! The bathroom is very compact but fine.
The only slight criticism was there was no tea & coffee facilities, we both like a cuppa in the morning! I'm sure some clever thinking will make this happen as it seems to be the only complaint anyone has!
The canteen area worked really well, that and the bar are open 24hrs. The choice of food is limited and much is pre packaged but there were always some hot options. We didn't eat here in the evening so can't comment but breakfast was great, with everything you might want.
We had a fab time and didn't want to leave, they really have got the balance of contemporary cool and excellent customer service just right. The location is great, just behind the Tate, near London Bridge tube and Borough market. Lots of places to explore, eat and drink.
- 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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