London (Southwark) Premier Lodge Hotel

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34 Park Street - London - England - SE1 9EF - United Kingdom | 44 08709906402
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8/10
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Submitted by: Graham in 21/04/07
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Great location, good service and breakfast, on the river, for sight seeing you can travel west to see the London Eye, Westminster etc and east for Tower Bridge, St Catherine's Dock with very few steps or hills to climb. When I return to London I will be staying here.

Historical Traveller Reviews of London (Southwark) Premier Lodge Hotel

Great little hotel in a great location!

from Oceansiders
This was our first trip to London and from what friends told us and from reading tremendous numbers of negative reviews about a lot of other hotels, we were rather nervous. We were encouraged by the positive reviews of this place here on TripAdvisor and were very glad that we did decide to stay here! The room had plenty of space, the bathroom was not cramped and the king-sized bed was very comfortable. (The bed was actualy two regular beds with a single topsheet and comforter. It worked well.) The air conditioner was not all that powerful, but it kept the room pleasant. We had a view over a quiet street and aside from a few sirens in the distance, noise was not a problem. There was plenty of water pressure and as much hot water as we needed. The room included a telephone with free local and 800 calls, a 19" television, coffee/tea maker and a hair dryer. The bathroom actually had a plug for 115 volts as well as 230 for electric razors. There were plenty of lights, so reading our guidebooks was easy. The towels were nice although they don't have washcloths, so bring your own. You may also want to bring soap if you don't like shower gels. One of the chairs looked as if something had been spilled on it and had been bleached, but it was clean. There is no ice machine although there were some vending machines and the restaurant was happy to provide a glass of ice on request.

The staff was friendly and spoke English. The Anchor Pub restaurant on premises had a great outdoor deck on the Thames with a nice view of St. Paul's.

The neighborhood was fun. It's only a few short blocks to the London Bridge Tube Station and as others have noted, there are a LOT of local attractions as well as a lot of nearby pubs, an outdoor market, small eateries and pastry shops. Borough High Street (where you get the the Tube Station) has a lot of banks with ATM's and there are several Internet cafe's as well. When we first arrived it was a little bit hard to find with all the twisting and narrow streets, but we quickly got oriented.

We felt this hotel provided great value for the price (London is not a cheap place to visit) and we will probably stay here when we visit again.

Great for disabled

from alienmitch
We just decided that week , we wanted a quick easy weekend away in london, after travelling up with south west trains,which i may add where absolutely perfect as far as i am concerned , as i am in a wheelchair and normally avoid public transport , south west trains made my travel so comfortable and very easy i am considering leaving the car behind alot more!

The hotel is right behind the london eye, so that was great as the train station is only a few minutes away.

Once we arrived at the hotel they had a system of side entrance for disabled and if you are disabled you will know the side entrance to any place is always used for us,rarely teh front entrance.The room was really big and plenty of room for my wheelchair.

The bathroom had all the needs anyone would want and everyday neat clean towels, fresh bedding and rooms tidy to a high standard! The coffee and tea and milk provided get you a cuppa but you do need to ask fro more if there is more than 2 adults.With us being 3 the staff provided more no questions asked.

Breakfast was really nice , they provide and cater for all.

The bar is open until early hours.

Although you really are very close to Waterloo station and west minster bridge , you really wont hear any noise form traffic!

All in all a 1st class hotel and london for the weekend is definately a must!

Great little hotel

from flyer01
Sometime ago, my local newspaper highlighted this hotel as a great alternative to the high priced London hotel scene. Well, they were right! This hotel has it all. Great location, clean and modern rooms and right sized pricing. No, it does not have "history". If you want that eat your breakfast in the Anchor Inn. It is attached to the hotel and provides either a full english breakfast or a continental breakfast in an inn dating back to the 1500's. You can prepay when you register at the hotel. In summary, I could not have been more pleased with my stay. A great little gem in the heart of the London's Southbank.

family weekend break

from wv12
travel inn was clean, friendly and helpful, but the restaurant was a different matter. I booked a travel inn cause i thought it catered for families. They had no childrens menu, and the main menu was limited. It offered fancy food which was no good for a 4 year old, who would have been happy with fish fingers or burger. There was no side orders of chips, so we couldn't have given him that. Staff in the restaurant were not english, and had trouble understanding our accents. Apart from the restaurant, we couldn't fault the actual hotel or staff.

Small scale with atmosphere

from Chris_Jetten
Premier Travel Inn has 2 hotels on the South bank in central London: Southwark and County Hall. I stayed in the latter many times to my full satisfaction. For my latest visit I was too late to make a reservation, and was recommended the Southwark instead. A very good alternative indeed. At a slightly lower rate (84 instead of 92 pounds) the Southwark offers rooms that are slightly smaller than the big spaces in County Hall, but the decoration is more stylish and modern which fully compensates for that.

In fact this comparison holds for the entire hotel: the Southwark is smaller in size than County Hall, but has more atmosphere. Cobbled and quiet streets surround the hotel, entrance is though a courtyard, the reception is a small desk and tiny office, and breakfast is served in a nice navy style pub adjacent to the hotel. Beds are wonderfully soft and shower pressure and temperature are excellent even during peak hours.

The only cons I can think of are the air conditioner which cold not really cool the room (but the County Hall has no air conditioning at all), and the fact that the windows cannot be fully opened (although I was told this is following health and safety requirements). But these are small inconveniences, and will not prevent me from preferring this hotel to the County Hall for my future visits!

Reasonably priced clean little hotel with WiFi

from Awarely
My wife and I stayed here for four nights in March, 2006, and found it to be clean, comfortable, and convenient. The price was reasonable and the staff was very friendly. If you are visiting Shakespeare's Globe reconstruction, Lancelot Andrewes' Southwark Cathedral, Sir Walter Raleigh's Golden Hinde reconstruction, or the Southwark farmers market, then this is the place to stay. It is also only a few tube stops away from the heart of the old City. The room is well laid out and the writing and clothes storage areas are spacious. However, if you intend to spend most of your time in west London's theater district, the Kew Gardens, or just want a more classy neighborhood, I suggest the Copthorne Tara in Kensington instead. Granted, the Premier has (expensive) in-room WiFi which the Copthorne Tara did not last time we stayed there, but the Premier does not have an in-room refrigerator or concierge service. The bathtub in the Premier was too narrow for a big person. Also, do not rely on the room being ready for a morning arrival. The Premier is a much less expensive choice than other hotels in London, which are usually very expensive, and service and cleanliness should not be an issue if that is most important. Hint: Upon your first arrival, if you have much luggage, get a taxi from London Bridge rail or the underground since you must cross several streets to get there and it is not easy to find. We did not find nearby the hotel a Marks & Spencer Food Store or the equivalent, but the London Bridge rail station does have a variety of food stores, so buy supplies upon arrival so you can use the taxi to transport them.

Good value in a good location.

from coverpoint
It's possible to pay a lot of money for hotel accommodation in London. More often than not one can end up severely disappointed with what one gets for ones hard earned money!
Not in the case of the Premier Travel Inn Southwark I would venture though. Here you will find a good value, good sized room that is clean, comfortable and modern, within a hotel facility in a smart, accessible, yet relatively peaceful part of London.
The hotel is in a good location, less than 5 minutes walking distance from London Bridge tube station which connects easily with central London via the Jubilee line.
Within the immediate area are a number of excellent cafés, restaurants and my own favourite, London pubs. Should you wish to venture out yourself to try the local pubs, I would highly recommend the Market Porter, on Stoney Street. Its popularity and quality can be easily assessed by the fact that it is always packed! Also worth visiting are the Wheatsheaf further along Stoney Street, the George Inn on Borough High St. and The Globe on Bedale St.
The Premier Travel Inn is attached to a pub called The Anchor (in which you will be served breakfast if you choose to have it at a reasonable cost), this is a perfectly serviceable pub, but not as enjoyable as those mentioned above.
To conclude then, if you are looking for a comfortable, good value hotel, in a good location, without the fripperies of more luxurious hotels, then this will serve you well.

good place, fair price

from isakalo
This hotel is very well located and has easy access to key locations.
The rooms were clean and normal size. the service was great. We never try the restaurant at the hotel. I will recommend the higher floors. There is a little bit of noise in the first floor. Taxi ride is probably better than the tube to get there. If you are not looking for luxury, but for good value, and good location, this is a good choice to consider.

Around the area are couple of places to eat. Nando's is a sort of fast food restaurant but the food (chicken, Portuguese) is very nice.

Good place to stay in London

from CuriousKaren
Stayed at this hotel for four nights over the New Year. It is an ideal location within close proximity to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and a short stroll across the Millenium Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral. We took buses from St Paul's into the centre of the city. Nearby restaurants such as Wagamama were excellent. The hotel itself is smallish and clean. The room we had was quite modern but a little smaller than the room we had at the County Hall PTI. If you want to stay in a quieter area of Inner London, then this is ideal. The price of 83 pounds was great for central London.

My only real complaint was the food at the Anchor Pub which adjoins the hotel. The hot carvery was under-staffed on New Years Eve and they had hardly anything to eat from their menu (at 7pm!). The food we got was pretty average. The A la Carte area is closed and will not re-open for another month or so. We didn't have breakfast at the pub but if dinner was anything to go by, we didn't miss much. A shame really as the pub looks great from outside and inside - real character.

Wonderful little hotel!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just returned from London yesterday and stayed at this hotel based on reviews I read here - it was just as good as everything I read. Very clean and modern with a very helpful and friendly staff. The location is wonderful, amidst small cobblestone streets and only a block from the River Thames. Several people mentioned that it was a little difficult to find the first time and I agree but we simply looked for the Southwark Cathedral once we exited the London Bridge Station and went in that direction and then followed the signs to the Vinopolis (it is directly across the street from the hotel). Also nearby is the Clink Prison Museum (1/2 block), the remains of Winchester Palace (1 block) and the Golden Hinde replica (about 2 blocks) so there alot of visible history in this area. The Thameslink train connects London Bridge Station directly with Gatwick so it was an easy ride from the airport and the fare is much less than the Gatwick Express. We loved the Southwark area and felt very safe. There are alot a pubs and restaurants nearby located on the riverwalk along the Thames. We will definitly stay here again on future visits. It is a very good value in an expensive city.
My thanks to all the reviewers who wrote in about this property - I chose it based on their reviews solely and I was not disappointed.

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  • Address: 34 Park Street - London - England - SE1 9EF - United Kingdom
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