The staff at this hotel are among the best I've encountered anywhere: approachable, kind, helpful, and really genuinely want to be of service. I reserved a taxi but forgot to say I absolutely had to charge on a card, which it turned out the taxi service they use couldn't do. The lady taking care of this cancelled the cab for me, very nicely, without further ado. I was bracing for some attitude, I only got understanding and further advice about how to get to the airport on time. When I asked to keep my suitcase in the luggage room, I was reassured by their strict system (numbered tag, and the person giving me back my bags really checked the tag, and kept the room in secure lockdown). Whatever they do to select and train their staff, they should bottle it.
The room size is surprisingly big. The bathroom is very basic and tiny, but kept spotlessly clean. I had a top floor room so I even had a little view of the dome of St Paul's, and it was very, very quiet at night. Breakfast the same quality as Hilton Kensington. This is a businessman's hotel- lots of travelers with carry on luggage, like me. The location is absolutely fabulous (all my meetings were on Fleet Place so I could just walk to and from work), plus Tate Modern and St Paul's just 15 minutes' nice walk away.
For the foreigners - be sure to pack your own toiletries. In order to bring the costs down in this very prime and central location, they've cut out some things - minibar, fridge, in room ironing equipment, shampoo or conditioner (they do provide an all-in-one wash bolted to the wall which I am too vain to use). There is a Boots across the street that sells convenient mini sizes and there's a Tesco Express around the corner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With St Paul's Cathedral to one side, Tate Modern to the other, and the City on your doorstep, it's hard to get more central than Premier Inn London Blackfriars. In fact, for a short break, we're perfectly placed. Wander to the West End and Covent Garden. Stroll along the Thames to Big Ben and the London Eye. Or catch a show at the world- famous Mermaid Theatre, just next door. And, with many of the world's biggest companies just minutes away, we're ideal for business trips too. Whether it's been work or play, you'll return to a friendly team, extra-comfy beds and an excellent breakfast. ... more less
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