... and that was just the room! The hotel was built (I think) in the sixties or seventies when accommodation was very short in London, so the maximum number of rooms was planned. This means that most double rooms are small for two people, but fine for sole travellers on business. The rooms are well equipped, the beds comfortable and the bathrooms excellent (with both fixed and flexible showers).
Check-in is a little slow, and the inevitable queues at reception reflect on the sheer size of the hotel. That being said, the staff were all courteous and helpful. Again, the other minor disadvatage of such a large premises is the wait for the lift at peak times.
The location is magical, between Tower Bridge, which lights up in the evening, and St Katherine's Dock, which affords lovely views to many of the rooms. (The only downisde is the paucity of taxis passing by). The public rooms are designed to make the most of the views.
There are two areas for breakfast, which eases the pressure on both in such a large hotel, and the breakfast buffet was of a high standard. The bar is lively, well patronised and offers scenic seating areas.
I would have no hesitation in staying here again, nor in recommending the hotel to others.More