For starters, the hotel has many great attributes. Clean, modern, outstanding comforters and beds. The staff is exceedingly nice and willing to help. Our room was quiet, pitch black at night and with complimentary coffees and teas.
It's location is difficult to describe. It's extremely convenient, with close access to the Liverpool and Moorgate Tube stops, but the "neighborhood" is completely void of any charm. It's in a sterile business district, with few restaurants, unless you cross through the Liverpool station to Bishops Gate. Although it's not their fault, I would have preferred a more central location to the sites. That said, I am conflicted about the location, as I spent 5 days there and minded the location less and less as time went on.
One last criticism is the knowledge of the staff. As I mentioned, they couldn't have been nicer, but only a small minority knew anything about London, its sites and the local transportation. Most of my questions required the staff to Google the answer. I began to realize that I could answer the questions faster myself. I think that most of the staff are novices at their job, but will improve with time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- South Place is an 80-bedroom, luxury hotel in the City of London, just minutes away from Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations. The first hotel from restaurateurs D&D London, South Place Hotel features Conran-designed interiors, 2 restaurants (one of which, the Angler, was recently awarded a Michellin star), 3 bars and 5 private dining and meeting rooms. The hotel is alive with the buzz of local London neighbourhoods, including Silicon Roundabout at Old Street; the creative communities of Spitalfields, Shoreditch and Hoxton, as well as the chic and sharp energy of the Square Mile. The staff are young and vibrant, passionate about ensuring guests have a warm welcome and a wonderful stay. ... more less
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