Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 238
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BartL Location and Staff makes superior stay!
Excellent staff who were great to interact with. My compliments to Charles especially, who went out of his way to ensure that my family was taken care of! They provided insightful guidance which improved our time in London. Rooms were comfortable with AC throughout. Not large, but everything you needed was there. Breakfast was excellent, especially with the fresh sausages each morning. Very close to key sites in London, most within walking distance. Can't beat the location, and we look forward to returning!
15 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by the engine shed Great stopover in the capitol
This building is no looker but once through the doors it's a different story.
Great staff, Great room, great breakfast for setting you up for a day of touring London.
The location is very convenient , close to the south bank and striking distance to tube and bus network and into town itself.
The rates were reasonable and if you factor in the cost of a huge breakfast for 3 people it's really good value.
15 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dizzylizzy75 Comfortable bed and great service.
Friendly staff especially breakfast manager.
14 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teasee Great place to stay for sightseeing in London
A central place to stay where you can easily access all of the sights of London. Location was awesome and hotel just superb...great cooked breakfast perfect to start a day of sightseeing!! will stay here again for sure :)
12 August 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bravehrt Comfortable but noisy
Room near lift so sleep disturbed by late night lift users
12 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom_59 Perfect stay and location for London
Sometimes the hotel really makes the trip and the HI Express Southwark does that. It has wonderful staff, at the front desk and in the breakfast area, who were always friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, quiet, and nicely air conditioned for a July warm spell. I can't say enough good things about the location in Bankside/Southwark: many trendy restaurant choices that were casual and not too expensive, easy walking distance to Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, St. Paul’s, and the Millennium Bridge, and we also walked to the Tower of London and Parliament from here along the Thames walkways. I felt sorry for those staying with the tourist hordes in Mayfair and that area of London. A last comment is the easy walking accessibility (even with luggage) to the Blackfriars above ground rail station which offers direct service to both Gatwick and Luton airports and which is unbelievably slick.
11 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bw22554 A Short Sojourn in Southwark
I guess that Southwark Street is not the first destination of choice for businessmen or tourists to London, but it should be!
Situated just minutes away from the Tate Modern, South Bank and the many attractions that surround Waterloo Bridge, the Holiday Inn Express in Southwark offers a comfortable place to stay that is separate from the city centre, but within walking distance. It is a perfect bolt-hole if you are working in Lancaster Place or the Strand!
The hotel was clean and well presented and the bed was comfortable. The reception area is a little basic, but the staff make up for that, being helpful polite and efficient.
Breakfast is a delightful buffet, and well worth the effort. A little pricey, but certainly worth a visit.
10 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jellyhead28 Great service, spotless and comfortable room.
Very convenient location and within walking distance of the attractions we visited (Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast, London Bridge) and for leisurely walks by the river. Room excellent with regard to cleanliness and comfort - essential after a day sightseeing! Breakfast very good but would have liked more choice of hot food ie bacon and tomatoes as well as sausage and beans (or alternate daily). Otherwise a good variety of cold choices. Hotel very nice overall and all staff welcoming and helpful. Being able to leave our luggage at the hotel after we checked out was a God send and we were able to enjoy another whole day in London sightseeing before travelling home. A very enjoyable break.
09 August 2014