To start with, the hotel is very close to Blackfriars tube and rail station, making it ideal not only for going around London, but also arriving and departing through Gatwick with direct trains. The location also means walking distance to all attractions on the South Bank and elsewhere. The hotel is in a rather quiet block and not along a main thoroughfare as some, but even so I guess it could have been noisy and it was not. Being rather new, of course it still looks nice and clean, but here it feels as if they intend to keep it that way too. It is often a bit more expensive than other Premier Inns, which I take to mean that others have discovered this too and book it.
Everything is as you expect regarding the purple style and food on offer, but here it comes with even more service than usual and in a building which, unlike some Premier Inns, is open in its interior and doesn't have a tiny, cramped restaurant in the basement. We arrived late one evening, but could still buy a fruit salad in the bar to snack on when we asked, and it just felt welcoming and professional. No long breakfast queues as is often the case elsewhere. We also had no issues with heating (it was December) or air conditioning which can sometimes be the case elsewhere. Would have given this Excellent rating if I didn't need to save that category for the five star hotels.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Priceline and Premier Inn so you can book your Premier Inn London Blackfriars (Fleet Street) Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.