A search on the Hilton website revealed this new hotel that is truly 3 minutes walk from Waterloo Station, just as they claimed. Friendly front desk staff. Being new, the rooms are modern, clean and nice. AC, flatscreenTV and free WiFi but its so slow that you are better off using a WiFi dongle. The beds are comfortable but the pillows are sponge filled so they don't settle comfortably.The wardrobe is very adequate and deep enough to hang suits in perpendicular to the wall, and furnished with proper hooked hangers. The wardrobe door is dual purpose and cleverly slides open to become the bathroom door. The bathroom in my room had no bath but a very spacious half enclosed shower with no door. Very convenient but the water pressure was abysmal. If you don't like liquid soap and conditioner dispensers mounted on the wall for the sink and shower, bring your own soap bars. I wish I had. The sink had a granite surround which lent a touch of luxury to an otherwise somewhat spartan ambiance. My room was equipped with two good quality hand and bath towels, neatly presented rolled up. Also, supplied was a full box of facial tissues.
In common with most hotels the waste bin in the bathroom was of the small chrome pedal operated lid variety. A loud clang of the lid against the wall tiles announces every disposal of used tissue in the bin. These bins should be part of a drum set, not hotel furniture. I could never understand why hotels don't use cheaper open top bins that are so much easier (and quieter) to use.
Breakfast was canteen style; you grab a plastic tray then search around for juices, toast maker, plates, knives and forks, scrambled eggs, tea etc. Then find a table to sit at.
- 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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