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.
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.
Bedroom Numbers: 122
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
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 92% and rates start from about £116.
citizenM Shoreditch: is 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 91% and base rates begin at about £98.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 102% by past guests. The London average is 90% and the average for 4 star hotels is 91%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Citizenm Hotels across the chain average 97% so this hotel is one of the better rated Citizenm hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 122nd from 846 London hotels, 1st of 3 Citizenm Hotels, and 43rd of 321 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 £119 and which has a 98% 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 £125 and is rated by guests at 88%. The Bermondsey Square Hotel has: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Grange Portland Hotel. 1.5 miles from here (2.4 km), achieving a rating of 87% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £87.
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 4 Star Novotel Blackfriars may be one too look at. The Novotel Blackfriars is only 0.2 miles (0.3 km) away. The Park Plaza County Hall has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
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%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 84%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 79%). Top 4 star hotels are Apex Temple Court and the Apex London Wall Hotel (both 93%). Of these hotels the highest rated is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 97%.
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 £153 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 78%) to a high of £440 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 91%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £258, Four Star average: £124, Three Star average: £107 and Two Star average: £70.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Citizenm London Bankside 11th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 3rd (joint) for the 17 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 22nd of 50 (7th (joint) of 17 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 8th of 46 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Hilton Bankside was top).