Hotel in Detail:This may be a budget priced hotel buts a modern build and has its own onsite restaurant and bar. The reception remains open 24 hours for the assistance of its guests. Free wireless internet access can mean huge savings compared to other more expensive hotels. Snacks and drinks are available 24/7. Breakfast is served 04.00 till noon with hot options available between 06.30 and 10.00.
Bedrooms are contemporary in style and each one has its own bathroom (with shower, hairdryer). Beds have a duvet while the rooms feature wooden flooring, flatscreen TV and complimentary high speed internet access. All rooms have air-conditioning, telephone, IPod dock, web enabled television, windows that open, work desk, coffee and tea making facilities. Rooms are accessed via a key card.
15 bedrooms are adapted for improved accessibility.
Breakfast: All you can eat continental buffet available from 4am to 12 noon. Hot breakfast available from 6.30am to 10am with choice of sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, baked beans, white & brown bread, croissants, yoghurts, cereals & juices.
Dinner. Served between 18.00 and 22.00.
The bar is open between 11.00 and 01.00.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere within the hotel. There is a dedicated area/business centre where guests can access the internet on a pc. Copy and print facilities available.
Safety deposit box at reception. Other services include luggage storage, currency exchange, shoe shine, dry cleaning and ironing. Complimentary wireless internet access can be picked up throughout the hotel. Full non-smoking.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Southwark 0.1 miles (0.2 km), Railway Station: London Waterloo East 0.2 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.4 miles (2.3 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7. 1 miles (11.4 km). 6 tube stations plus 2 railway stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km).
The Ibis London Blackfriars is 0.3 miles south of Blackfriars Bridge. This makes it accessible to both central London and the City of London (square mile, financial district) using Waterloo and Southwark bridges. However the immediate surrounding are has plenty to offer with the Southbank within walking distance (0.2 miles) where you will find the national Gallery, Haywards Theatre, Royal festival Hall, London Eye and the London Aquarium. Also close by is Tate Modern (0.2 miles), Millennium Bridge (0.3 miles) and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (0.4 miles). The are bars, restaurants and shops close to the Ibis hotel. The famous theatre of The Old Vic is just 0.3 miles away to the west by waterloo Road.
Bedroom Numbers: 297
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.1 out of 5 by 9739 past guests
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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 Ibis chain your closest choices would be:
Ibis London City Shoreditch: is 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 82% and rates start from about £82.
Ibis Budget London Whitechapel: is 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £50.
Ibis Docklands Hotel: 4.2 miles (6.8 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £74.
Ibis Earls Court: 4.4 miles (7.1 km), rated at 75% and with rates from around £53.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 2 star hotels is 70%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Ibis Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Ibis hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 351st from 865 London hotels, 3rd of 16 Ibis Hotels, and 7th of 71 two star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (1.7 miles, 2.7 km) would be the 2 star Generator Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £16 and which has a 74% guest satisfaction rating. The Generator Hotel also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Smart Hyde Park View Hostel. 3.4 miles from here (5.5 km), achieving a rating of 70% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £14 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 3 Star Premier Inn County Hall may be one too look at, it's only 0.6 miles (0.9 km) from here. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (46-49 Blackfriars Road, SE1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 1.0 miles (1.6 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 13 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 86%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 76%). Top 2 star hotel is Ibis Blackfriars (this hotel) at 82%. Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £151 per night. Rates range from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 70%) with top rates of £438 at Corinthia Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £249, Four Star average: £135, Three Star average: £105 and Two Star average: £24.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Ibis Blackfriars 37th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 1st for the 2 two star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 8th of 50 (2nd of 2 two star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 32nd of 36 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Waterloo Hub Hotel and Suites was top).
Comment: The Ibis Blackfriars was part of the same development as the Novotel Blackfriars, both Accor hotels, and opned in October 2012. The site was formerly used for an office block but was was bought by Irish developers McAleer & Rushe in 2007 for £25 million pounds. During 2010/12 the site has been redeveloped to create a twin hotel designed by HKR Architects.