Hotel in Detail:Just when London was looking for inspiration along comes citizenM. To quote the chain itself, they are geared to serving the mobile citizens of the world, the suits, weekenders, explorers, affair-havers and fashion-grabbers. That tells you enough already to realise this is a whole new breed of hotel. The style is funky, off-the-wall and individual. They call themselves a boutique style hotel, but with 192 bedrooms we would differ on whether that's a contradiction right there. What you get is a very modern hotel with the latest in high end new tech amenities with lots of red all over the place. You also get over sized beds and windows that stretch from wall to wall.
What was was once subject to extra fee's by default for most hotels such as movies on the flat screen TV and wireless internet access are all included in the hotel rate at citizenM. There's even bicycle racks for the climate friendly traveller. That's not just a gimmick as London these days is very cycle friendly, it even has its own public cycle hire scheme.
Bedrooms are as contemporary and trendy as you would imagine. Ambient lighting sets the mood and a touch screen tablet is used to control the lights, flat screen television, hi-fi, curtain blinds and the climate control. Bathrooms have a powerful rain shower and toiletries are supplied. The Wi-Fi is free.
Bedroom amenities: Safety Deposit Box, full length mirror, Air Conditioning, Iron, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Fan, Extra Long Beds (over 2 metres), Heating, Soundproofing, Wooden / Parquet floor, Hairdryer, Telephone, iPad, RefrigeratorThe citizenM hotel has a 24-hour reception and contemporary shared living areas furnished with Vitra fittings. IMac computers are available to guests them along with a free printing service.
Onsite is a restaurant area called the CanteenM which is open 24/7 (how any hotels can lay claim to that?) where
sandwiches and snacks are served. Additionally there is a hotel bar serving a range of drinks including beer, champagne and cocktails. There is also a breakfast bar available, which serves coffee, tea, pastries and cooked English breakfasts. The English breakfast includes a fresh croissant, orange juice, fresh brewed coffee or tea, muesli yoghurt, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, sausage and bacon.
Hotel has a lift/elevator and luggage storage facilities. You are not permitted to smoke in the public areas or bedrooms.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Southwark 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Waterloo East 0.4 miles (0.6 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.2 miles (2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7.2 miles (11.6 km). 3 tube stations plus 2 railway stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km).
The local area of Southwark is quickly becoming a boom town for new build hotels. Mostly in the budget sector but also new style hotels such as the citizenM London Bankside. Southwark is something of a prime location for hotels looking to expand into London thanks to its great location and a growing number of empty former office blocks looking for a new purpose in life. There is no shortage of hotels in the surrounding area and this is because its on the doorstep of both central London and its financial heartland called the City of London and often referred to as the square mile. 7-10 minutes on a local tube gets you into the main tourist areas and night life areas such as Covent Garden and Regent Street as well as the City of London. Walking distance from the hotel are several tourist attractions such as the Kirkaldy Testing Museum (0.1 miles), Tate Modern (0.1 miles), Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (0.3 miles), Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum (0.3 miles) and the Vinopolis City Of Wine (0.3 miles). The South Bank complex is also just a one third mile walk form the citizenM. Don't miss out on one of the several bars that look out onto the River Thames which is only 400 yards from the hotel.
Bedroom Numbers: 122
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.5 out of 5 by 8914 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.5 out of 5 from 4420 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 180 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 4494 reviews)
Parking:No parking available.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Citizenm chain your closest choices would be:
citizenM Tower of London: is 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 91% and rates start from about £114.
citizenM Shoreditch: is 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £109.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Citizenm Hotels across the chain average 90% so this hotel is rated as average when compared to other Citizenm hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 51st from 865 London hotels, 2nd of 3 Citizenm Hotels, and 17th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.0 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 4 star Mercure London Bridge, whose lowest rates start at about £109 and which has an 88% guest satisfaction rating. The Mercure London Bridge also offers: free WiFi.
As the Citizenm London Bankside is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the Bermondsey Square Hotel. This is also a boutique hotel and is (1.0 miles, 1.6 km) away. Rates start from around £107 and is rated by guests at 83%. The Bermondsey Square Hotel has: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Strand Palace Hotel. 1.0 miles away (1.6 km), has been rated at 80% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £163 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Cheval Three Quays Tower of London seems like a possible option, it's only 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from here. The Cheval Three Quays Tower of London has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (20 Lavington Street, SE1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 1.0 miles (1.6 km) radius. The 50 consist of 14 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 86%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 76%). Top 4 star hotels are Apex Temple Court and the Apex London Wall Hotel (both 91%). Of these hotels the highest rated are Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) and also the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £152 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 70%) to a high of £438 at Corinthia Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £248, Four Star average: £124, Three Star average: £110 and Two Star average: £65.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Citizenm London Bankside 10th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 3rd (joint) for the 18 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 16th of 50 (4th of 18 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 7th of 36 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Cheval Three Quays Tower of London was top).