This hotel seemed like something out of the Stanley Kubrick movie - the rooms are small and modular in construction, with the same material on the floor as on the ceiling (good for zero gravity situations) and are mostly white with space-age lighting. While there is not yet voice control, every element of the spacey rooms is controlled by a computer whose input is a Samsung tablet - from lighting, to a/c to TV.
Admittedly, it's the first time I have stayed in a hotel with a wall-to-wall bed - (seemingly a "California King" sized bed) which was comfy but just emphasized how narrow the room was.
It's a nice hotel for a romantic weekend in bed, but not a room where you should expect to entertain guests or get some work done. That said, the downstairs bar seemed to be filled with a young, attractive crowd in the middle of the week. Strangely, there was also no room service, but possibly because there isn't much space in the rooms to eat it. Breakfast was a disappointment, especially considering what it cost. I have had better breakfasts at pubs for cheaper. I suggest they go across town to "The Wesley" and check out their breakfast to see what they should aspire to.
I'd stay here again if I was in the neighborhood and the price was right, but not sure I'd go out of my way to come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of London’s buzzing Bankside district—just minutes from the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge, within walking distance from Southwark tube station (Jubilee Line) and London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern Line)—192 luxury non-smoking rooms await with free Wi-Fi, free movies, and a tablet MoodPad to control every hi-tech detail. Work or play in the oversized Vitra living room lobby with floor-to-ceiling stunning art, a prolific MENDO bookstore to peruse or purchase for your travels, and of course, canteenM’s 24/7 scrumptious eatery and bar to cure your hunger and thirst. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- CitizenM London Bankside England