There are no frills to this UJC but the rate is good and the location is convenient. Staying 8 nights in a double room with ensuite. When I say basic, I mean basic! There are no pictures on the walls or clock radio by the bed. A small flat screen tv juts out awkwardly from a pillar. They must have upgraded as a post I had read spoke of 4 fuzzy channels which is no longer the case. The bed, sheets, towels are all good. It is spartan, clean, simple and small in comparison to North American hotel rooms but I have no way of comparing the size to other UK rooms. Don't expect AC either! The upper story rooms have fantastic views. I was on the 16th floor and had an unobstructed NW view of the city.
As for amenities, there is a restaurant on site that serves breakfast,lunch and dinner; a bar, a coffee bar and a laundrette. Cant comment on these as I never used them. No gym or fitness areas. The reception area is like the rooms, basic and simple.
The location is awesome, right next to the Waterloo Underground/Train station. However, if your room faces the station, it will be noisy in the early morning. I'm a light sleeper so was easily woken each day.
Overall, for the price and location, stay at the UJC,
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