Just back! Hampton by Hilton is terrific and no sign of teething problems. Breakfast was excellent, staff were on the ball and very cheerful, the free wifi worked very well and was easy to use, and the location was very handy for the south bank area and waterloo station (with machines where you can top up or buy an oyster card). A few minutes further away was southwark underground station.
The room was decorated to a high spec, bed was really comfy and the large sofa bed got the thumbs up from our additional 'adult'. There was a large walk-in shower in the bathroom supplied with decent soap, moisturiser, shampoo and conditioner from large dispensers. The proper hairdryer was much appreciated, and the safety deposit box, iron and ironing board were all present and correct,
Access to the various floors was by room keycard, a thoughtful security feature. While there was no room service, there were snacks and drinks available 24/7 in the downstairs lobby. The staff were a complete delight and unusually for us, we used the hotel bar in the evening as it was a pleasant spot to wind down. Gin and tonics weren't a silly price for London thankfully.
Locally there is a 24 hour Sainsburys where we stocked up on bottled water and snacks, the hotel is on the same block as The Old Vic Theatre. Also just along the road is a branch of the fabulous Wahaca Mexican Street Food Restaurant (opposite Old Vic). Would also recommend Olivelli Italian Restaurant (reasonably priced) and the Windmill Pub, both in The Cut. The Hampton's own Portuguese Restaurant looked lovely, but we ran out of time to try it. Maybe next time!
Highly recommend this hotel if the location suits your needs. Hope some of that was useful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo train station, the contemporary Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo hotel offers guests an elegant, yet affordable base in the heart of London; near corporate and government offices and exciting shopping, dining, nightlife and entertainment opportunities. Located south of the River Thames, near St. George’s Circus and Waterloo Bridge. ... more less
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