Travelling with 3 children can be expensive, as throughout Europe, you usually have to buy 2 rooms. We stayed in an apartment for the first half of our stay in London - which was economical; but for a hotel, you can't beat the Premier chain.
It starts with the booking. Online, or over the phone (we did both); they really make it easy. For Central London, you will find rates hard to beat, particularly when booked and paid in advance. Getting adjacent rooms (for families) is easy enough to request; however, I would speak directly with an operator to request interconnecting. FYI, this particular Premier Inn does not have interconnecting rooms.
Being always busy, you probably will not be able to get in to your room before the 2pm check-in. However, luggage storage is available, and the Tate Modern museum - it's free! - can pass the time.
The rooms make good use of the available space, and are in a very well-kept condition. The bathroom fittings look new and updated.
Beds are comfortable, with no noise issues overnight.
Breakfast is an inexpensive option which should be taken advantage of, as the kids eat free. The hot and cold selections should satisfy most tastes. If you are staying for more than 3 nights, perhaps drop a days breakfast; try the excellent (nearby) Borough market for something different.
The staff are always present, helpful, and above-all, friendly.
Final words relate to getting to this hotel:
The nearest tube stop is Southwark. The walk is only 5-10 min, but if you have heavy luggage, it could be a struggle.
We had a car, which I dropped my wife and kids off, with the luggage. There is street parking available - if lucky, which we were - but watch out for parking inspectors. I ran out and managed to prevent the officer writing a ticket. Don't forget the congestion tax, as the hotel is in the zone.
Best way to get to this hotel is by taxi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked behind the South Bank, where you'll discover modern art, entertainment and contemporary culture ... more less
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