More about Premier Inn London City Tower Hill
Excellent location just minutes from Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and HMS Belfast. The staff were very knowledgable. The room was very comfortable with a good supply of tea coffee and milk and the air-con was a bonus as we were there the hottest weekend of the year. Plenty of hot water although there is only a shower. The breakfast was more than adequate with continental and full English available.The dining area is small but we were able to spill over into the conference room. I will definately go back and will try one of the weekend breaks that the staff informed me of.
Super nice hotel
We stayed 5 nights at Sleep-in and the hotel was a very positive surprise.
The hotel is brand new and have very nice rooms and a cool lobby. The reception is very friendly and helpful.
The rooms are very nice with all the facilities you expect - except a safe deposit.
Breakfast was included in the price and the food was fine - although the breakfast area got very crowded.
The location is a little outside central London, but the Tower Hill tube station is just a few 100 meters away. Anyway the area around Tower and Tower bridge is very nice.
Great hotel...okay location
Great hotel, with very clean and spacious rooms. This was the first time EVER in the 20 years I have been traveling to London where I was granted early check-in to my room; arrived at the hotel around 11:00 a.m., expecting to dump bags and wander around town for a few hours, but immediately found a clean room for us. Great breakfast and satisfactory cafe; no wake up calls, had to rely on the tv clock. Close to Tower Hill tube; do prefer to stay closer to the West End.
The Sleep Inn was a great surprise! While it is a little bit interesting to get to (I was walking from Liverpool Street Station, and nearly got lost in Petticoat Lane), it's pretty easy if you're walking from Tower Hill or Aldgate, I later learned.
The hotel is new and clean, and while the elevators are rather small, there are three of them. The hotel corridors are also kind of labyrinthine and you can take a couple of turns before reaching your room. The signage is good, however.
The rooms are very nice, clean and fresh. There is an LCD TV with a built-in alarm in it. The bathrooms are very nice, with a seat in the shower, and everything was clean and in good working order.
The phone is cheap too. Cheaper than payphones, as I only payed one pound, forty pence for 4 phone calls, one of which was to Canada.
It is an incredible value. Booking through the hotel website, I managed to get a great rate (72 pounds/night) and free breakfast too! The breakfast is nice, but doesn't change from day to day.
In all, this is a great hotel for anyone who likes value and a comfortable, clean place to stay. It isn't in the heart of London, but that is taken care of by picking up an Oyster Card and taking the Tube wherever you want to go.
This is a new hotel with excellent room rates for downtown London. It's close to Tower Bridge and within easy walking distance of numerous good restaurants and attractions. The elevators work quickly; the whole place is clean and staff are courteous, friendly, and efficient in service. The dining room had some issues that required it to be closed during part of our 4-day stay, so we did not use it; but the main floor coffee shop was open and its staff were helpful; indeed, for a small tip they kept a bottle of champagne chilled for a special occasion (there are, of course, no refrigerators in room). They charge extra for internet access; but there are no internet cafes close by that we found, so one must use the hotel's service. There is not much to see from room windows, as this section of the City is being redeveloped; nonetheless, the rooms were quiet. Room sizes are about normal; however, there are at least three, possibly four, rooms that are larger, but at the same rates: request rooms 215, 315, or 415 to get an extra set of windows with accompanying space for small items such as electronic equipment and more floor space (we stayed in 415, and looking from outside, it's clear that these bay-like windows are grouped vertically). There are no dresser drawers in room; instead they use cubicles for items, including suitcases. There are flat-screen tv's, but with little choice of channel offerings (Bloomberg, 2 BBC, channel 4, and music video). Beds are comfortable; extra pillows are available in room. Pay attention to the warning signs about using the shower, because if you don't completely shut the bathroom door, the smoke alarm will go off--loudly. The bathrooms are fine, but like so many they don't have enough shelf space around the sink. The housekeeping staff scrub the floors every day, even when the same occupants are in the room. Taxis travel Prescott street regularly; even so, staff will order one for you. This is a super value hotel for London that we would return to in a heartbeat.
We're just back from a 4days break in London and this hotel is very convenient located near the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge.
It is only a 5 minutes walk from the Tower gateway Tube so you can be in 15 min. to any where in the centre of London by underground!
The hotel itself is very clean and nicely decorated. The rooms are spacious and have all comfort you need for a short break. The breakfast was included in our package and the buffet had a wide range of food ( croissants, cornflakes, fruit, eggs,bacon,.. ) .
In the immediate area of the hotel you can find some pubs and restaurants, also nice is to take an evening walk to see the lights of the Tower and the Tower bridge..
We have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Sleep Inn. The hotel is good, allowed us to check in early 11 o'clock. The hotel is clean comfortable and friendly.
This was our first trip to London, The Location is excellent for the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, (you can't stay closer). Perhaps not the most convenient if you want to go to West end shows and the busier Piccadilly circus or Leicester square for nights out.
The train track does run past the hotel, but the trains are all going slow as they stop at the station, so they never disturbed us.
not bad but been to better
Having read the other reviews I am starting to think I am a little fussy but whilst I thought this hotel was ok I have been to much better.
The rooms were a decent size with flat screen TV and were exceptionally clean. There is air conditioning and tea and coffee and good size towels. The shower in the bathroom is a good size but there is no bath. the bed was comfortable and it was pretty quiet.
On the downside our room looked out into a small stairwell and very close behind that other buildings so we got very little natural light into the room( we needed to put the lights all the time). There are no drawers but quite a few shelves and hanging space as long as you are not staying long you should have space.
The location is abit out of the way for leisure trip, it was fine during the day as it isn't far from tower Hill tube station but if you wanted to go to the West End you were reliant on the tube or taxi's if it was late.
The breakfast was our real complaint, it had the feel of a cafeteria, self service on plastic blue trays , the hot choice was pretty limited and we never found all the items available at the same time so you ended up putting some items on your plate and hanging around the serving hatch for the remaining ones, and unless you specifically got their attention the staff behind the serving hatch basically ignored you we had to ask several times for cutlery, bacon, beans, sausages etc they didn't seem to routinely replenish . The restaurant was small and the tables close together.
The hotel is pretty cheap and overall it was ok but I have been to much better
confortable but lousy desk service
The hotel is modern, the room and bed are of decent size and clean. Price is ok, considering that London is quite expensive.
It is not in the center of London, but close to the City and the Tower area.
The only negative are the ladies at the service desk.
Most are trying to be helpful, but clearly do not know anything about London.
There were a couple who were knowledgeable, but quite unpleasant and snappy. They should be in the military rather than in the hospitality business.
We stayed here when I went to London with my cousins when we were doing 2 days in London. On arrival it was a quick check in and we were in our room by no time. The room was very new and modern and only a few doors from the breakfast room. The room has a large double bed and a pull out so it did me and my 2 cousins (13yrs and 11yrs). The breakfast was great and offered a variety of things. It was very close also to the DLR and Tube. Great for the Tower of London & Tower Bridge. Also a OK area.
Coach & Horses pub interior
Photo my grandfather took in 1950
Tower Bridge photografed from the Towers of London
London Sept 11, 2009
Train Service operating to Hearthrow @ 5am?
My flight back home from London Heathrow will be this Sunday, 7am. I need to be at Heathrow Airport around 5am. Are there any train/tube services operating at this early wee hours in the morning?
Re: Train Service operating to Hearthrow @ 5am?
Neither train nor Tube run that early, I'm afraid.
There is a nightbus, the N9.
You can access the timetable here:
Link is on the left, then search for N9.
Otherwise you will need to pre-book a taxi, or spend the night at the airport.
Re: Train Service operating to Hearthrow @ 5am?
The Heathrow Express starts at 0510 from Paddington Station, getting you to Heathrow by 0530. It will still give you enough of time to check in.
Re: Train Service operating to Hearthrow @ 5am?
There are several all-night bus routes, for example 281.
Where are you coming from?