I was scolded by staff on several occasions. One time for standing in an exit door as I was waiting for my friend who was also staying with me. I was confronted and treated as a student and never as a guest. This is a dorm facility. Ironic that this was a trip for a graduation present after 8 years of school to become a doctor, only to be treated as a first year student. The room was a dorm room, cheap wood desk and roll away type bedding. The beds were uncomfortable and the sheets were stained. There is no air-conditioning, no television, it is exactly as you would expect to see as a first year university student. This is NOT a hotel and it is NOT a bed and breakfast. It is a student dormatory and nothing more. The breakfast was dorm-style and limited. The staff bark orders to guests as if they were students, and I met several individuals who were students living at the facility. I would have paid any price to leave this place after the first of 3-nights but had no choice but to stay there. Do not be mislead by what is posted on the internet, and do not stay there with any other intent than being treated like a student, scolded, confronted, and given zero respect. This dorm situation ruined my trip to London and soiled my experience of the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Returning to the Dorm at night was upsetting, treatment by the staff was appauling, as were the accomodations. I would strongly recommend the Strand Palace Hotel instead.
- 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