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The Hour Glass Hotel
The Hour Glass Hotel
The Hour Glass Hotel
The Hour Glass Hotel
The Hour Glass Hotel
The Hour Glass Hotel
The Hour Glass Hotel

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7.9

Very good

720 reviews

720 reviews

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6.4

Good

Location rating score

Popular landmarks
Tower Bridge 2.2 km
Tower of London 2.5 km
London Eye 3.1 km
Big Ben 3.2 km
National Gallery 4.0 km
Buckingham Palace 4.3 km
The British Museum 4.7 km
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum 6.2 km
Madame Tussauds London 6.3 km
Natural History Museum 6.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Surrey Square Park 230 m
Taplow Pharmacy 250 m
Aylesbury Medical Centre 250 m
Villa Street Medical Centre 270 m
Burgess Park 330 m
East Street Surgery 460 m
Wildflowers 500 m
Amazonas 530 m
Faraday Gardens 560 m
Saint Peter's Gardens 580 m

The Hour Glass Hotel

131 Beaconsfield Road , Waterloo and Southwark, London, United Kingdom, SE17 2BX - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Waterloo and Southwark part of London, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye.

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Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Bicycles

Coffee shop

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in London every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Location rating6.4
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport9.5 km

Rooms available at The Hour Glass Hotel

Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Landmark view
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room with shared bathroom room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Triple
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Landmark view
  • 3 single beds
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Quadruple Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Landmark view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Double en suite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Hour Glass Hotel?

    Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The inn offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to The Hour Glass Hotel?

    The Hour Glass Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the inn know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Hour Glass Hotel has a car park available for guests.

    Is breakfast offered at The Hour Glass Hotel?

    Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 8.99 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the inn.

    What is the smoking policy at The Hour Glass Hotel?

    The Hour Glass Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Hour Glass Hotel?

    Kennington Tube Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.4 km away from The Hour Glass Hotel.

    What restaurants are nearby The Hour Glass Hotel?

    Restaurants including Padella, The Breakfast Club and Market Place are popular in The Hour Glass Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Waterloo and Southwark.

    What popular shopping places are close to The Hour Glass Hotel?

    Located in the Waterloo and Southwark area, The Hour Glass Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Moroccan Original Carpet, Bermondsey Market and White Cube.

    What are popular attractions near The Hour Glass Hotel?

    Guests at The Hour Glass Hotel can easily visit London Eye, The View from The Shard and Tate Modern located in the Waterloo and Southwark area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Hour Glass Hotel?

    The Hour Glass Hotel is located in the Waterloo and Southwark area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Wildflowers, Cobourg Road Nature Reserve and Galleywall Nature Reserve.

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    What people love about The Hour Glass Hotel

    • 8.8

      Excellent
      Staff 

      "I just had everything I needed there and the staff was super friendly and helpful."

      Nicole

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      May 20, 2022

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    Service score
    8.3/10
    Room comfort score
    6.5/10
    Value for money score
    7.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    7.3/10
    Better than
    95
    %
    of London properties
    Better than
    95
    %
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    Better than
    92
    %
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    7.9

    Very good
    720 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.3
    Facilities
    7.6
    Location
    6.4
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    More about The Hour Glass Hotel

    More about The Hour Glass Hotel

    The Hour Glass Hotel

    Enjoy both relaxation and an urban cultural exploration with a stay at The Hour Glass Hotel, ideally placed just minutes from London city center. Sampling the authentic culture of London is easy with a stay at The Hour Glass Hotel, just 3.0 km from London Eye.
    The Hour Glass Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the inn's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the inn's easy to book transportation services. Parking is always available, provided by the inn for their driving guests.
    While lodging at this wonderful inn, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. The inn's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
    Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The inn provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The inn also provides guests with a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms.
    The Hour Glass Hotel also provides a hair dryer and toiletries in bathrooms for select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the inn. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the inn's bar.
    The Hour Glass Hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


    Around the property

    Visit the sights and local attractions of London during your stay at the inn. Learn about the city's art history with a day at The British Museum located 4.7 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Pose in front of Tower of London located 2.4 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to London.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms here are cheaper than 96% of accommodations in the city.
    Past guests rate facilities here higher than 95% of the city's accommodation.
    This inn stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 95% of the city's accommodation.

    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.6

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Czech
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Slovenian
    • Spanish

    Outdoor

    • Bicycles

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Dart board
    • Fishing
    • Game room
    • On-site entertainment

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Breakfast in room
    • Cashless payment service
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Bar
    • Coffee shop
    • Happy hour
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Food delivery
    • Heating in public area
    • Invoice provided
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Smoke alarms
    • Soundproof rooms

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [nearby]

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • DVD/CD player
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Heating
    • Toiletries
    • TV [flat screen]
    Location
    131 Beaconsfield Road , Waterloo and Southwark, London, United Kingdom, SE17 2BX
    Good
    Location

    6.4

    Airports

    • London City Airport (LCY)
      9.5 km 30 min drive
    • Gatwick Airport (LGW)
      37.6 km

    Public transportation

    • Borough Tube Station
      1.8 km
    • London Bridge Railway Station
      2.1 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Taplow Pharmacy
      250 m

    Shopping

    • Camden Market
      7.4 km

    Convenience store

    • WHSmith
      1.4 km 7 min drive

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      540 m 8 min walk
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Tower Bridge
      2.2 km
    • Tower of London
      2.5 km
    • London Eye
      3.1 km
    • Big Ben
      3.2 km
    • National Gallery
      4.0 km
    • Buckingham Palace
      4.3 km
    • The British Museum
      4.7 km
    • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
      6.2 km
    • Madame Tussauds London
      6.3 km
    • Natural History Museum
      6.5 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Surrey Square Park
      230 m
    • Taplow Pharmacy
      250 m
    • Aylesbury Medical Centre
      250 m
    • Villa Street Medical Centre
      270 m
    • Burgess Park
      330 m
    • East Street Surgery
      460 m
    • Wildflowers
      500 m
    • Amazonas
      530 m
    • Faraday Gardens
      560 m
    • Saint Peter's Gardens
      580 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 2-5 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from13:00
    • Check-out until11:00
    • Reception open until22:00

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)8.99 GBP

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors3
    • Number of rooms 21
    • Room voltage230

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee8 GBP

    Reviews of The Hour Glass Hotel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.1
    /
    10
    Very good
    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities7.6
    Location6.4
    Room comfort and quality6.5
    Service8.3
    Value for money7.6
    High score for London
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (0)
    8-9 Excellent (3)
    7-8 Very Good (6)
    6-7 Good (4)
    <6 Below Expectation (5)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (4)
    Jun - Aug (5)
    Sep - Nov (8)
    Dec - Feb (1)
    All guests (20)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Nicole from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    nice stay”

    good value stay. the facilities were very clean not in any comparison to other facilities I have stayed at with shared bathrooms. I just had everything I needed there and the staff was super friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed May 20, 2022

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    7.6
    Very good
    Steve from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Standard Twin Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Decent”

    The Hour Glass gives you a neat, no frills room at a price that is hard to beat for London. Staff are friendly. So are the locals in the pub downstairs.

    Reviewed September 16, 2016

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    7.6
    Very good
    Caroline from France
    Group
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

    Nice place”

    The place was nice and clean. A little on the old English style but it adds to the charm. There's a kitchen that you can use if needed, and the pub is just downstairs so easy to go for a drink as well. It closes early (around 10pm) so no noise issue. A bit far from the station so you do hsve to catch a bus from E&C to get there but it is worth it. Plenty of take away options around.

    Reviewed July 04, 2016

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    2.0
    Mandus from Sweden
    Couple
    Double en suite
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    The review. ”

    The hotel is located in a really sketchy neighborhood. It's way off from from the underground and when you are about to enter the neighborhood there are signs saying: "protected area"...

    Reviewed November 30, 2015

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    6.0
    Gitte from Denmark
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin Bed
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2015

    staff was friendly”

    Kettle and fridge in the room

    Pleasent. Beds a little creaking.

    Reviewed October 07, 2015

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Sorina from France
    Couple
    Double en suite
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

    Coisy”

    The location, friendly staff and the pleasant ambiance
    Reviewed April 08, 2014

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Piin from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

    Excellent stay with satisfaction. Great service. ”

    Freindly staff. Clean and comfortable room. Great service.

    We were late due to flight delay and the reception was close. But the friendly reception Sebastian waited for us. Great service. The room was clean and big with complimentary welcoming coffee and tea. :)

    Reviewed December 01, 2013

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    7.0
    Very good
    Jesse from United States
    Couple
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

    Decent for the price ”

    Close to a bus stop. Short walk to a few restaurants and a grocery store.

    My girlfriend and I had a nice stay. We reserved a room with a double bed but when we got there all they had was one with 2 singles so we had to push them together. Blankets were small and heavy so quite warm. We left the window open and had the fan on and it was ok. Beds were comfortable and there was a sink in the room which was nice. The bathrooms were shared but nice and updated and one on each floor. No elevator and 3 flights of stairs. Not a big deal but note worthy. Bar only serves pizza and was kinda chewey but not bad. Drinks were a little expensive and there's a small shop right down the street to get everything you need for cheaper.

    Reviewed October 08, 2013

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    6.7
    Good
    Joscha from Germany
    Family with young children
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

    Good Value for Money”

    Friendly Staff, Economic Prices

    The hotel is located in the South of the City Centre in a remote location with no direct access to a tube station but you can easily get into downtown with 2 buses which stop in front of the hotel. There is a large park nearby with playground for children and a running track. Other than that there is not much to do in this district. The hotel rooms are small but clean, there is free wifi, the rooms are equipped with a fridge, fresh water supply, complimentary coffee and tea. You can also use the kitchen to cook your own meal. The staff is very friendly, they helped us to carry our luggage up the steep staircases and allowed us to store our luggage after checking out on the last day. We also got a free upgrade to a room with ensuite bathroom. All in all a good alternative if you want to avoid overpriced hotels in downtown.

    Reviewed July 07, 2013

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    6.3
    Good
    Silvia from Italy
    Family with teens
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

    Good Value!”

    Clean, spacious room, kitchen available.

    Good stay, even if far from restaurants and some night noisy neighbors.

    Reviewed June 28, 2013

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    5.2
    Yuhsiang from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2021

    le prix est acceptable”

    Pourtant dans la chambre que je suis donnée il y a pas mal de puces.

    Reviewed November 11, 2021

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    5.3
    BERTRAND from France
    Family with teens
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

    Peu mieux faire !!!”

    Proximité/Facilité de prise de chambre/Discrétion

    Chambre un peu étroite pour 3 personnes. Manque un peu de déco pour être un peu plus accueillant.armoire en tissu, bof, bof, Changer la vieille moquette pas très propre. Accueil assez sympa et discret. salle d'eau plus récente et confortable. La route est passagère et assez bruillante la nuit.

    Reviewed November 02, 2013

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    8.0
    Excellent
    ALAIN from France
    Family with teens
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

    bon rapport qualite.prix , chambres tres correctes”

    personnel tres professionnel et accueillant

    malgre les travaux de refection des salles de bain , nous avons passe un bon sejour . l'arret de bus a cote de l'hotel est tres pratique et en 10 minutes on est dans le centre ville .suite a un probleme de reservation ,le personnel a su reagir rapidement ,accueil chaleureux.

    Reviewed November 13, 2012

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    7.6
    Very good
    Alexandra from Austria
    Couple
    Standard Twin Bed
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

    Recht abgelegen mit guter Anbindung”

    Beim check-in gab es Probleme, die sich allerdings bald klären ließen. Wir hatten das Doppelzimmer en suite gebucht und genau das bekommen - sauberes Bad, täglicher Zimmerservice in Form von Bettenmachen und Handtuchtausch; geputzt wurde nicht, was bei einem viertägigen Aufenthalt aber auch weniger vonnöten war. Die Anbindungen sind mit zwei Bussen gut - wenn man sich erst einmal etwas auskennt, denn nach der Busfahrt ins Innere der Stadt zur Unterkunft zu finden war recht gefinkelt. Aber was wäre ein Londonaufenthalt auch ohne etwas Spannung?

    Reviewed December 15, 2016

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    5.0
    Verena from Germany
    Couple
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2013

    Wahrscheinlich nicht schlecht für den Preis, aber ”

    Self catering kitchen, Badezimmer ok, Personal freundlich

    Wir waren nur eine Nacht da, zum Glück. Das Zimmer war superklein, gerade ein Bett, 120 cm, für 2 Leute, Waschbecken immerhin, und ein Campinggestell, um Klamotten aufzuhängen. Es sah schmuddeliger aus, als es wahrscheinlich war, und wirklich, das Personal war sympathisch. Alles eher ein bisschen angepunkt und renovierungsbedürftig. Das Erschreckendste war eigentlich die Gegend, ein Plattenbau-Ghetto. Und draußen war Gegröle bis in die frühen Morgenstunden.

    Reviewed July 30, 2013

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    7.0
    Very good
    Daniele from Italy
    Couple
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

    Soggiorno piacevole”

    La struttura è accogliente e molto ben fornita, il personale è gentilissimo e il wi fi è gratis.

    Il soggiorno è stato piacevole. L'Hotel è fornito di tutto il necessario e anche più: cucinino e bagni in comune ben forniti, lavandino, frigo e colazione (the, caffè, zucchero, dei biscotti e un bollitore per l'acqua) in camera, TV, WiFi gratis. Il personale è molto gentile e accogliente. Due punti negativi: pulizia e distanza dal centro. Nella nostra camera c'erano mosche e un po di puzza, e l'Hotel è distante e mal collegato con il centro. Nonostante ciò nel complesso siamo stati bene, e considerando il prezzo basso rispetto alla concorrenza consiglio a chiunque il soggiorno.

    Reviewed July 23, 2015

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    7.7
    Very good
    Nathalie from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2013

    Kan het zeker aanraden”

    De prijs/kwaliteit verhouding, aardige mensen, prettige kamer.
    Reviewed March 13, 2013

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Dominik from Poland
    Couple
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    Dobry hotel - na weekendowy wypad w sam raz we dwoje”

    Hotel zlokalizowany kilka przystanków autobusem 343 bądź 136 od stacji metra Elephant & Castle. Bardzo dobra lokalizacja. Dojazd do centrum zajmuje 20-30 minut. Pod kątem zwiedzania Londynu extra. Bardzo miła obsługa. Wejście od zewnątrz, nie przez pub. W hotelu znajduje się do dyspozycji gości : nowa kuchnia, a w niej: piekarnik, kuchenka elektryczna, toster, 2 mikrofalówki, pralka z suszarką do ubrań, garnki i naczynia dla gotujących we własnym zakresie. W pokojach nie słychać za bardzo gwaru wydobywającego się z pubu. W pokoju duże łóżko dwuosobowe, czysta pościel ręczniki, umywalka, szafa (a'la ikea materiałowa), lampka, szafka, mała lodóweczka. Łazienki nowe, w dobrym standardzie. Na każdym piętrze 2 prysznice. Nie ma kolejek by się umyć, ze względu, że część pokoi jest już z łazienką. Bez problemu można korzystać z łazienek na wyższym piętrze. Hotel ten otoczony jest blokami z wielkiej płyty, zamieszkałych głównie przez czarnoskórych.

    Reviewed May 31, 2016

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