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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   St Katharines Way, London E1W 1LD, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Swansea, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked standard room online, when we arrived we were offered an upgrade of an executive room, breakfast, car park, mini bar in room (re-stocked daily) and unlimited drinks in club lounge included for £50! And the view was of the tower bridge! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Very friendly and helpful staff

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a River and Bridge facing room for our anniversary weekend - which fell over Easter this weekend. The view was stunning - a pinch yourself I'm here, kinda view! Check in and out was easy with Akram at the Reception Desk providing such a friendly cheerful service we felt the most important people in the hotel - a... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at 10 am and were immediately taken to our room rather than getting the standard response that check in is at 2pm. The room faced London Tower and the Thames was beckoning a boat trip. We were able to see The Shard. We enjoyed our weekend stay very much and would definitely recommend it. The XI bar is... More

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254 reviews 254 reviews
71 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Due to engineering works, I decided to stay here due to its location. That is all it has going for it. The reception is nice, but my room on floor 8 was huge disappointment. On a par with a Travel Lodge but way more expensive. I have used other hotels in the chain which are far superior, pleased to leave... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent hotel with incredible views of Tower Bridge, the Shard and the Thames. Although the hotel isn't much to look at from the outside the staff, facilities and views are top notch. The restaurant prices are reasonable and the food is good. Conveniently located right next to the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and within walking distance... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for the 3 nights over the easter weekend and must say our stay was quite average and we wouldnt go back again, its meant to be a 4star hotel and yes it might have been in the 1970's but looking very tired and dated in the rooms its reception, service and restaurants are faultless but everything else... More

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy to reach, with parking underneath the hotel makes is easily accessible. Another quality stay in London, so easy to explore and beds that are so comfortable I never want to leave. Always friendly and welcoming, only down side is there are never any taxis available in the evening, although the doormen were working hard in obtaining some last night.

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Worsley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnight whilst on business in London. Hotel is okay and well located. Room was in need of some upgrading e.g. curtains partly falling off their rail, bathroom looked 'aged' and carpet threadbare in places. For nearly £200 per night it could be better but staff pleasant, comfy bed and room service quick and good, tasty food.

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GMTower, General Manager at The Tower, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for your post. It is great to read you had such great service and that you enjoyed your meal. I appreciate your comments about the room and am pleased to confirm that we will undergo a full refurbishment starting next year. I’d be happy to keep you updated on the improvements we are making billy.hughes@guoman.co.uk I hope... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here as part of a weekend package - my second stay. Admittedly the exterior of the hotel is rather unprepossessing - grey concrete and an entrance road designed entirely without pedestrians in mind. But this hides comfortable, clean rooms and excellent staff within. Being a solo traveller, I've been fortunate on both occasions to be allocated a room... More

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GMTower, General Manager at The Tower, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for such a detailed review of the Tower Hotel which I am sure will be really helpful for other travellers. It’s great to read you enjoyed the varied options at breakfast and the amazing views from our Hotel. I appreciate your tip about the room information pack and will certainly look in to this. We’ll see you... More

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in a first floor room overlooking the dock.it was fascinating looking out over the water and very quiet for sleeping. As others have said, this hotel looks ghastly from the outside especially as the other dock buildings are so well designed. However, inside it's great..not very modern but clean and spacious.our room seemed to gave been recently decorated... More

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Additional Information about The Tower

Also Known As:
The Tower Hotel London
The Tower Hotel
The Tower London
Hotel Thistle
London The Tower
The Tower London, England
Address: St Katharines Way, London E1W 1LD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#202 Luxury Hotel in London
#221 Family Hotel in London
#236 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Tower 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Large Contemporary Hotel located at St. Katharine's Dock on banks of the Thames, overlooking Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the Shard. ... more   less 
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