Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 249
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DouglasJ Great location and clean and comfortable
In just a few minutes one can be walking on the South Bank, the Julbilee Walk, past all the great attractions, the Globe, the National Theatre, the South Bank Festival Hall, with all the great views across to Westminster. The hotel is relatively quiet and very safe, without the great crush of the West End.
22 August 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CDLU 床很舒服，空調很冷，早餐不錯，熱水不夠熱。
21 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peter137 Plain and Simple
We had previously stayed at the Crowne Plaza by Blackfriars Bridge and were well pleased with our stay. Unfortunately, when we booked for a one night stay for August 15/16 they did not have a room we could afford (being OAPs). I am a priority club card holder.
We had always stayed at hotels to the north of the river but we were able to get a good deal at the Holiday Inn Express Southwark which was as near to the south side of Blackfriars bridge as the Crowne Plaza was to the north side.
This was a shot in the dark but paying less did not mean lower standards. Yes the hotel was not as sumptuous but there the comparison must end. It was spotlessly clean and the carpeting and furnishings in good order and welcoming.
Reception was part of the overflow of the restaurant used for breakfast - no wasted space. Reception staff were courteous and very helpful. Because we were early and the room was not ready we left our bags and headed for our first visit which was to Buckingham Palace. As it was we did not arrive back until around 21:30, but the night staff were no less helpful and we were soon in our room.
The room on the 6th floor was clean and tidy and everything you needed for a pleasant nights stay. Although small and compact there was no sense of being confined in a small place. The on-suite was well designed and appointed and everything required was there to hand. The room and facilities could not be faulted! The mattresses on our single beds enabled us to have a very good nights sleep
Breakfast may not have been served or have the variety that many hotels offer but there was plenty to choose from and I for one was very satisfied with the whole experience. The staff were efficient and helpful - well done to them.
It may not be salubrious, but for a relatively inexpensive hotel that ticks all the boxes, it is central to the west bank, is a bus ride from Waterloo station and another to Tower Bridge (we went to see the Poppies at the Tower of London) this hotel cries out to be recommended.
A note for those who have not read my comments before. I was a professional contract technical author in industry where complete accuracy was essential. In all my submissions I try to be even handed, totally honest and as accurate as possible. I try to tell it as it is, both good and bad, and suggest where things could be made better.
In this case it is all good.
20 August 2014