Mercure London City Bankside Hotel

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Mercure London City Bankside Hotel

3 star

Rooms: 144

77 Southwark Street - London - England - SE1 0JA - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 02079020800
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Great hotel

from 123cat
booked this hotel with some friends and got a very good theatre/hotel break. the hotel was clean, beds comfortable and room well appointed. Quiet at night, air con worked well. great location for nightlife and dining on the river and close to tube station. would stay here again.

French Food Failed

from Oakie_Dude
My room was smallish but clean and well decorated. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioning worked very well (a big plus). Good glazing kept the traffic noise out.
The only negative points were the rather disappointing room service food (very small Cannelloni) and the shower (temperature a bit random)

Very satisifed

from hegelianist
The building itself is on the old side but it has been refurbished well and has a smart interior. I've stayed here many times and can say that it offers a good selection of different sized rooms, including their very large 'superior' size rooms.

The staff might have a little difficulty getting your surname or first name right from the internet booking details but this is a minor issue as otherwise they are very helpful. Generally a functional hotel but it does have flashings of style and has a relaxed atmosphere.

Very comfortable beds, clean well serviced rooms and excellent food/ menu. Great location if you want a place near Bankside or Waterloo.

Clean, comfortable hotel

from NomadPrincess
This is a good, clean comfortable hotel with friendly reception staff.

The rooms are quite small but modern with comfortable facilities including the usual tea, coffee etc.

I have stayed here twice on business and it is very conveniently located - close to Waterloo station and other attractions (opposite the Tate Modern and close to the River bank).

I have not bothered with breakfast either time as I feel that £13.50 is quite a lot of money to pay when you can get a good cooked breakfast nearby for less than half the price. If you are a tourist then take a trip to one of the pubs on the River bank who do very hearty, reasonably priced breakfasts etc.

I ate dinner here on one occasion and to be honest it was pretty bland and boring but edible.

All in all a well located hotel, good for short stays.

Good for a weekend break

from coconuts10
Reasonable, middle-market hotel. Thoroughly clean. Helpful staff. Good location for the South Bank (just behind Tate Modern), but not so good for the more central London attractions & West End.

The breakfast (not included in our room rate) was very expensive, so we chose not to have it.

Our room was comfortable and spacious enough by London standards.

We would stay here again.

This hotel won't take your breath away, but we got a good discounted price and it was good enough for a short stay.

Very happy - clean, good food, helpful staf.....

from amrob100
Just returned from a one night theatre break (saw Woman in Black - scary!). We havent actually stayed in that many hotels recently but I was really happy with this one. The room was not massive but perfectly adequate, it was clean, modern & the bed was comfortable - I dont require much else. There was a little bit of traffic noise but I get that at home too. It really was minimal and hey we were in the centre of London!!!

Breakfast was excellent & we really enjoyed our stay. The price we payed was greatly reduced from the one advertised at reception (booked through superbreak.com) so I consider what we payed to be excellent value for money - not sure I would have felt the same if I had payed full price - that was v expensive as far as I am concerned - but things are!

We were able to walk to Covent Garden where we had a lovely meal before the show - this took about 25 mins at a gentle pace & even felt safe and happy to walk back. Also went to Tate gallery in the morning before we came home - that is approx 3 mins walk away - fab!

I would have no problem in recommending this place x

Cheap and Cheerful

from Deslorna
Great location for the river, within walking distance of the Thames, The Globe, the undergroynd system. Some good small local London pubs can be found only a few streets away which offered fantastic value for money meals and great beers (Tip here is to go to back street hidden away pubs, the meals are always home made and brillant and the beers are from local english breweries and not run of the mill ones that you could drink back home). I was part of a party booked and we were given a free upgrade on our room which was very clean and very large!. With breakfast we paid £35 in total per night !!! fantastic value. The breakfast was a free for all and as the offer was so good the hotel was packed so it was a bit of a bun fight to get your breakfast but for that price you can not complain. Would I go back again, yes, staff were friendly and helpful and lets face it with so much to do and see you do not want to spend time in your hotel, it is only a base and I highly recommend this as your base if you come to London.

Very Happy with Hotel

from alex_toronto
We stayed at this hotel Dec 22, 2006, 1 night for 79GBP.

We got to the hotel after a miserable flight and long drive into the city centre. We parked illegally and went to check in and find legitimate parking. Turns out we could park in their drive for free. Bonus. Room was London-sized, clean and modern.

Location of hotel is great. Right across the street from the Tate Modern, with the Millennium Bridge to take you across to St Paul's cathedral.

As we left the hotel I said to my husband how much nicer and 100 times more pleasant the Mercure is than some of the other hotels we've stayed at in London.

Christmas eve night I realized that I'd left my diamond earrings (worth more sentimentally as they were a university graduation present from my dad many years ago) on the window sill in the room. We call the hotel (keep in mind it's 10pm on the 24th of Dec.) and they offer to look around. No earrings in the room, but they say they'll speak to housekeeping in the morning. We call in the morning, but no luck finding the earrings. They say they'll call the next day (26th) once the regular staff are back. We visit my husband's grandmother, come back on the 27th to no message from the hotel. I make a last ditch call to the hotel manager. I leave a message, and later that same day he calls me to tell me they've found the earrings! Yay! He is more than accommodating, offering to send the earrings registered.

I think it says alot about the management and company itself that they hire honest employees to whom I am very grateful. I was impressed with this budget hotel before I realized the earrings were missing, and I'm more impressed now.

Hotel correct well located in the centre

from IZA78
We stayed 3 nights at this hotel. The room was correct and clean. The mattress OK. Food correct. Bar rather friendly. Walking distance from Saint Paul. Metro also quite close. Good for the rate we got. Not sure we would return with a standard rate, although London hotels are incredibly expensive...

Good location, average hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Tucked away behind the Tate Modern and 10 minutes walk to the stunning St Paul's Cathedral across the new Millennium Bridge, the Mercure has a lot going for it. Staff are pretty friendly and the rates are reasonable, but a few of the basics are wrong. Mould in the minibar (yuck!), uncomfortable beds, and those really annoying irons that are chained to the ironing boards - obviously because there's a huge market for cheap irons that don't work properly.

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  • Address: 77 Southwark Street - London - England - SE1 0JA - United Kingdom
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