More about Premier Lodge Southwark
A great location
I wouldn't normally stay in a Travel Inn but I was looking to use leisure vouchers and needed to stay somewhere for just the one night. I was in London on business but choosing to stay over and I was able to walk to the hotel so I really appreciated what a great location it was - it is a really vibrant part of London with lovely cafes and market stalls and near Vinopolis, Tate Modern, the Clink Prison museam. The hotel itself has direct access to a lovely traditional pub with outside seating overlooking the Thames.
I chose to go this time because it was free and convenient, I am now planning to go back with my family.
The room itself was standard Travel Inn fare - everything was clean and in perfect condition but it was functional - for the price (even if you're paying!) I don't think you can expect more.
I paid for the breakfast and at £7.50 it was very good value. I'm vegetarian but I still got a full plate cooked breakfast (rather than the standard breakfast with the meat removed that is offered in so many places)
Good location, really convenient and comfortable
Stayed here for 3 nights. I would stay here again but ask for room not close to lift as you can hear lift bell whilst trying to sleep.
The room was clean and comfortable. The staff were extremly friendly, polite and helpful and in some cases quite comical at front desk.
The hotel has everything you might need for quick visit to London and breakfast served in pub next door. There are coffee shops and restaurants right opposite so would most certainly stay here again.
Has pub right next door and in good walking distance of tube/train station.
An excellet value close to history!
Rooms were exceptionally clean, en suite, with an attentive staff and the Anchor Pub attached to the building. This is the pub where people gathered to watch London burning in the great fire! Full English Breakfast was well done, just as one would expect. Quite a sense of history at the pub.
From the hotel you can walk to the Queen's Walk, making your way down the Thames to the New Globe Theatre, and you can also get easily to the underground, to The Tower of London, and easily access all of London's historic sites through the excellent public transportation system. (Well, USUALLY excellent!)
great value for london
Like all premier travel inns you know roughly what to expect but having all my family relatives stay for my 50th birthday weekend tested everytihng as the aprty ranged from 15-82 years old,
Good big clean rooms, clean bathrooms and good value cooked breakfast (free for under 16's) and a pretty great thamesside location add up to a very good package for the city.
Very close to many bars and restaurants and the superb borough market at weekends.
Only drawback is a lack of parking facilities (5 spaces only) but thats about par for the course in London.
Not a tourist rip off
We are a family of two adults and two children aged 8 and 6 and we stayed in London for three nights in August 2006. Having been to London a number of times before as a double income no kids couple, this time we needed reasonably priced but very clean and comfortable accomodation. An English relative who travels regularly to London on business tipped us off about the Premier Travel Inn chain of hotels. We found the Southwark hotel very reasonably priced, very comfortable, some rooms (including ours on request) were airconditioned and the location was extremely easy to travel around and visit the sights from. Southwark itself has been cleaned up and updated in the last few years and althought the streets and pubs near the hotel were very busy, it was with locals not tourists which made a pleasant change. The staff were really helpful, the room easily accomodated four people and was very clean. The only drawbacks were no inhouse, do it yourself laundry and that a smell of cigarettes occasionally made its way through the ventilation shafts.
value for money
we stayed there for 4 nights end of May. The hotel is near the Thames. Room was clean, silent and very spacious for London Southwark. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We took breakfast in the Anchor pub next to the hotel which was excellent. Go for the Anchor for beer but not for meals, there is much better pub food in London.
We recommend the hotel.
Good location and price (and info about near by stuff)
Cost: seemed reasonable for how expensive London is.
Location: very nice location across from Vinopolis and short
walk to Globe theatre. 5 minute walk to London Bridge tube stop.
(a little painful dragging luggage)
Bed: The bed was nice and big and soft.
Food: can pay extra for breakfast but enough places like Starbucks
nearby that give you more variety for cost.
Internet at hotel: Didn't have laptop there so couldn't speak to that. They have
2 PCs you can use, but cost was something crazy. (3 pounds / half hour?)
Things to do near by:
Globe - we enjoyed the small tour of the theatre (only available in morning).
Kind of wish we tried to get groundling tickets (but you do stand during the
Vinopolis - either had a special event or was always reserved. If you really
want to do it, you'll have to figure out which day and reserve ahead of time.
Clink Museum - silly little museum of prisons. Only worth it if you want to
take silly pictures with prison props to send to your nephews.
Millenium Bridge - 5-10 minute walk to it. Cross it to easily get to St Paul's
Cathedral. Go up all the stairs of St Paul's. Very cool and scary.
Southwark Cathedral - Person at gift shop was unfriendly. We got there pretty
late (thought it closed at 5pm, not 4:30) and said all audio tours were broken.
Glanced around but it wasn't anything special.
Near by Food options we tried:
Nandos - Chicken place next door. It was okay but nothing special.
Wagamama's - very good Japanese food. Highly recommend (chain you can find
all over London)
Souvlaki - We loved the hummus and the red pepper stuff. The hot lamb dish appetizer was not very good. Service kind of laid-back. Only had wine and appetizers.
Eat - Can get cheap breakfast sandwich here. We didn't try anything fancy
but some of the take away lunch wraps looked good.
Other: If you are going to Gatwick, find a way to use tube to get there. Cost
was 66 pounds for the 4 of us to get there and a good 45 minutes through streets
of London (no highways to get there directly from hotel area)
Lovely hotel, lovely surroundings
Ive recently come back from a weekend in Paris Euro disney, wanted to be close to London Waterloo station for an early departure on the Eurostar. Hotel was just one mile away from station, we stayed for one night, was very impressed with the hotel, rooms were lovely very clean,quiet, lovely comfortable bed. Location was brilliant, some nice pubs to choose from, Starbucks, a walks away from Shakespeares globe. Staff were very helpful. Had breakfast and evening meal in Anchor pub, very nice food. Overall an excellant stay, will be going back for a short weekend break vey soon, very impressed.
Great Location. Helpfull Staff. Comfortable Rooms
We booked this hotel for 4 of our friends visiting from Florida, we were worried as usually London is such a rip off and hotels can be very overpriced. What a great surprise to be told there stay was a great sucess. The rooms were clean, the staff could not do enough for them and they loved the location. I would definatley reccomed this hotel for anyone staying in London that does not want to pay top dollar and is happy to stay in a basic hotel room.
Excellent-Super-Great Hotel !
We've spent 2 nights at the Premier Travel Inn, Southwark in January. If you're hesitating about the choice of a place to stay, this is the best deal. The price is very interesting as it is in London, very close to the station and undergrounds, but without ANY noise at night !! (We've slept like babies)
The staff is really pleasant. We 've found the room PERFECT, very nice and beautiful, modern, cosy, fresh (not those old style flowered or stuff) moreover for London, which is known for the tiny rooms and our was great for our suitcases and both of us. Very clean, also for the nice bathroom, with all comfort.
We've asked for a room in the third floor, to be sure we won't have any noise, and it was as we asked. We were very sad to leave, would stay more days next time.
Definitly go back to this charming hotel next time in London !!
Crown and Dolphin
Heading south amidst the glazed tiles..
St Paul Cathedral
london city airport
evening all, i am thinking of flying into london city airport , i would normally fly into heatrow but this time im just going to london so i think it would be quicker - my question is going by the information on the website there seems to be a raillink to the underground is this correct ?? is it part of the underground or a different railway =
thanks in advance
Re: london city airport
will give you all public transport info (sorry if this is the same website to which you referred, but it may be useful for others who read this thread).
The rail link is the Docklands Light Railway, which is a sort of cross between an ordinary train and an underground train. It links with the Tube network.
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modalpages/2632.aspx will tell you more about the DLR.
Re: london city airport
You would take a DLR train and connect to the underground at one of the stations listed here.