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Premier Inn London Southwark - Tate Modern
15A Great Suffolk Street | Southwark, London SE1 0FL, England (London Bridge)   |  
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Ranked #52 of 1,066 Hotels in London
Belfast, N. Ireland
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great hotel, good location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night on business trip to London. Staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and comfortable. Small bar area - had dinner and breakfast in hotel and food was nice and reasonably priced. Good location - beside Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral. Room was on seventh floor - very quiet.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This hotel was a lovely surprise. Staff could not have been more helpful & courteous, from a call made before the visit to our departure.
All had a friendly smile & made you feel genuinely welcome. All facilities were excellent & clean. Breakfast great!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Yorkshire
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The immediate surroundings of the hotel are not particularly inviting, but Southwark Street, just round the corner, is a nice shopping area with banks, M and S etc. I used the electronic check-in for the first time, and if I can work it, anyone can! The reception staff are on hand anyway, and are pleasant and polite as you would expect in a PI. Hotel is immaculately clean and tidy; my room on the seventh floor was extremely quiet - no noise from inside or outside the hotel. Buffet breakfast was very tasty, but restaurant wasn't very spacious: I can imagine that queues would build up at busy times. I stayed here when seeing shows at the National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall; it was a 5 minute ride on the RV1 bus to these venues, though I walked back to the hotel. Bankside Pier is a 5 minute walk from the hotel (by Tate Modern) and gives access to the excellent riverboat services which go to Greenwich (National Maritime Museum etc) and the O2. Altogether, this is a fine addition to PI's London collection and a very convenient base for exploring the attractions of the South Bank.

Room Tip: Seventh floor was very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Withernsea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Stayed with my girlfriend at this Hotel during a short trip to see a concert and we will definitely use is again. What made our stay so pleasant was the friendly staff who could not do enough to help!

Would not hesitate to recommend this Hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

A great weekend away - excellent service and personal attention. Trouble free stay in a relatively new building. Ideally placed for central london, south bank. Short walk from soutwark tube. Great service in the restaurant, our 3 year old was well entertained by our waitress even during a busy service time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Another great property by Premier Inn. In my experience theyre almost always clean, tidy and comfortable, and offer all one needs for a functional comfortable stay in the city without paying £200+ more a night for more expensive room furniture and in-room food on demand (at a premium of course !)
Of particular note here: The check-in and reception staff were really really nice, bent over backwards to make me feel more than just a number, and carried the 'service with a smile' concept very pleasantly to its highest level.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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6 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and found the place to be in a great location for visiting central London as well as friends. I hesitated about whether to give it 4 stars or 3 but decided to go for 3 for the following reasons:

On the plus side is the location: 5 minutes walk from Southark tube station, the same distance to the new entrance to Blackfriars for trains and of course just behind Tate Modern and the river. Also, the surrounding area was great - some good pubs (try the Union Jack for a good Sunday roast) and also there is a Tesco Express right next door which is open late. The staff were great and attentive - the really are great at their job. Overall the room was fine - what you expect from a Premier Inn. Clean, good bed and pillows, TV, kettle etc etc.

On the down side: If you like a hot shower/bath you need to settle for a nice warm shower/bath. The water was just not hot enough - you can easily fill a bath entirely from the hot tap and get in. Don`t get me wrong - it was not cold but simply not hot enough. And, perhaps more annoying is that you cannot open the windows in the room to let fresh air in. If you like to sleep with an open window you will not like this place. There is aircon in the room but this really doesn't help make the room feel fresher.

Overall, the location makes this place worth considering....I would potentially go back again for a short stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15A Great Suffolk Street | Southwark, London SE1 0FL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > London Bridge , Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
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Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in London
#53 Best Value Hotel in London
#54 Romantic Hotel in London
#73 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 122
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