Have stayed at South Place several times this year, initially because my usual business hotel nearby was fully booked. Luckily for me, as South Place has now become my hotel of choice in the City. Yes it is a bit more expensive than I used to pay, but it is definitely worth it. And whilst it is located in the middle of the financial district, it has a different vibe than your average City hotel. Good sized rooms, wonderful bathroom and great guest facilities. Pretty much everything has been thought of - except the provision of coffee / tea in the room, which I agree with other reviewers, is something one would expect at this price (rather than pay for room service I popped across to Pret a Manger for a cup of coffee!).
On one of our visits in July, we stayed over a weekend and did encounter a couple of problems with the Terrace bar being closed for private functions (and no pre-warning) and excessively loud music until 9pm from one event on a Sunday evening, and when trying to prepare for important meetings the next morning, the 'boom,boom,boom' of the music was pretty unwelcome! However, the hotel staff responded well and genuinely wanted feedback to help them improve their customer experience.
To make up for this, on our last night, which also coincided with our wedding anniversary, the hotel management offered us dinner in Angler. We had a wonderful three courses, matched with some amazing wines and now I have become hooked - excuse the pun! Angler is now my restaurant of choice for both business dinners and special meals with friends, when in London, and I have eaten their twice just in the last few weeks. Their Michelin star is well-deserved.
So at the end of the day, what makes South Place special, is the level of service and attention to detail from each member of staff. Thoroughly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- South Place is an 80-bedroom, luxury hotel in the City of London, just minutes away from Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations. The first hotel from restaurateurs D&D London, South Place Hotel features Conran-designed interiors, 2 restaurants (one of which, the Angler, was recently awarded a Michellin star), 3 bars and 5 private dining and meeting rooms. The hotel is alive with the buzz of local London neighbourhoods, including Silicon Roundabout at Old Street; the creative communities of Spitalfields, Shoreditch and Hoxton, as well as the chic and sharp energy of the Square Mile. The staff are young and vibrant, passionate about ensuring guests have a warm welcome and a wonderful stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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