We chose this hotel because it offered a very reasonable price for being in a central part of the city (It's a very short walk to Fleet Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Blackfriars station (rail & underground). As such, I should have expected a business/efficiency style of hotel. Our room was fairly small, and there was a very limited amount of storage space -- perhaps enough for a business person on travel to the city. We were staying for 2 weeks, and would have preferred a somewhat larger room. We had trouble finding places to store our empty luggage for the duration of the trip, and we ended up stacking belongings on the desk in addition to the limited shelf spaces.
There is nothing notable about the view -- office buildings all around -- but that's to be expected, for the location. The rooms & hallways were very quiet -- excellent for sleeping or just reading quietly. Very little outside noise penetrated, and guests were careful not to make noise in the hallways. Even the area around the lifts was behind another sound-resistant door.
That being said, the windows were sealed and there was no way to get any sort of fresh air into the room. My wife & I like to leave a window cracked open at night, and we both awoke with stuffy noses most of the nights we were there. There is in-room air conditioning, but it only recycles the room air at a different temperature.
The bathroom was good, including a tub. There was no exhaust fan, so the humidity generated by showers stayed in the room (see above, lack of fresh air). In addition, there was a distinct lack of amenities (which leads me to feel that this is an efficiency hotel): Soap was a liquid dispenser on the wall, both above the sink and in the shower; there was no bar soap available, and we had to buy our own at a shop. They also do not provide washcloths. On the plus side, any request for additional towels was happily fulfilled. The bed was fairly comfortable, provided with a bottom sheet & duvet. My wife found sleeping under the duvet too warm, so Housekeeping brought up an extra pair of sheets she could use as covers.
The front desk staff were very helpful and pleasant to work with. They were quick to respond to requests. We needed to get an additional room for our last night (I came down sick with a stomach bug), and they found another room on the same floor for my wife.
The attached restaurant serves a full buffet breakfast with extras such as omelets or porridge offered. There are pubs and other small food shops within a few minute's walk as well.
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