This hotel has to be the best value in London. It has a fabulous location right next to Tower Bridge and St Katharines Dock. It exudes the style of traditional 'classy' hotels, with concierges, doormen, porters etc. all readily available and anxious to help. It even has it's own secure car park charged at a very reasonable (for central London) £20.00 per 24 hours.
Our room (which had lovely views over the river) had a problem with the heating - within minutes of reporting this to reception we had a maintenance man in the room, and because he couldn't fix it straight away we were upgraded to a suite at no extra charge. Thanks to the extremely helpful Janine for this.
We had the inclusive breakfast - the food choice was huge and the restaurant service excellent. They have no less than 3 restaurants open for breakfast, with lovely views over the river or St Katharines Dock, so you don't have wait long to get a table.
The hotel is approaching its' 40th birthday and is naturally showing some signs of its' age, but the accomodation we were in was sparkling clean and had all the facilities we needed, including free WiFi which was very simple to connect-to and provided a steady strong signal.
The building itself is in the Brutalist style, and looks more like a fortress than a luxury hotel (it was recently voted the second ugliest building in London !), but hey, it's what's inside that matters and that is excellent. When you're watching the beautiful sunrise over the river before breakfast you're not at all concerned that you're doing so from inside a huge concrete monstrosity !
- Also Known As:
- The Tower Hotel London
- The Tower Hotel
- The Tower London
- Hotel Thistle
- London The Tower
- The Tower London, England
- 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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