We stayed for one night in one of the top floor rooms at Bankside. These rooms are let out all year so have slightly better facilities than the student rooms that are available outside term time. But, this is still a student residence and the room felt like it. We had a double room with a small double bed, basic bedroom furniture including a desk and chair but nowhere else to sit except on the bed. The shower room was very basic with nowhere to hang towels and only a very small shelf above the sink. The shower itself looked rather old but surprisingly worked very well. The bed linen was very poor quality and worn but the towels were fluffy and felt much newer. The room had a small TV, kettle and basic tea and coffee and packets of soap and shampoo were provided but there is no hairdryer. The windows opened for ventilation but the room was far too hot overnight. The room rate is room only and reflects that this is a budget option, but it does not feel like good value as the room is so basic with very flimsy lamps and curtains. Breakfast is available in the student canteen on the ground floor where you can buy a cooked meal at a reasonable price. The food is only OK and the canteen has a rather overpowering smell of fried oil that is unpleasant.
This is a good location if you want to be near to the Southbank and Waterloo but do not expect the kind of service that you wouldhave in a chain budget hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bankside House provides Bed & Breakfast accommodation near the Tate Modern Gallery - it's just a one minute walk away from the front door. Bankside House is also located near The Shard, Shakespeare’s Globe, Borough Market and St Paul’s Cathedral as well as being within easy reach of the City of London and the West End. With its location and price, Bankside provides incredible value for anyone wishing to stay in central London. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bankside House Hotel London
- Bankside Hotel London