Hotel in Detail:The Mondrian Hotel London is with the landmark building, Sea Containers House. Part offices and part hotel the Sea Containers building is a prominent landmark on the South Bank. The Mondrian is a brand that brings a boutique feel to its hotels along with a style and sophistication you would expect from a 5 star brand with its own vibe. The interiors are the work of British designer and hotelier Tom Dixon along with his own Design Research Studios. They are said to have brought about a 1920s cruise ship glamour fused a contemporary twist and a disco glitz, no mean feat. You will certainly feel the nautical styling with a large copper clad wall greeting guests, inspired by the hull of a ship and running from outside the building through to the lobby and on to the river side of the hotel and takes in the hotel reception.
Guest bedrooms are deigned to feel like they are in a quality cabin on a cruise ship. All rooms come with a flat screen television (digital channels), iPod dock, air conditioning, minibar, tea/coffee facilities, safe, iron, desk, telephone, radio, dimmable lights, Teleadapt media panel, US/UK/EUR power sockets and free WiFi.
The marble bathrooms come with a hairdryer, rainfall shower or bath, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.
Standard rooms are 312 sqft/ 29 sq mtrs.
Deluxe King with River View is 344 sq ft/32sqm.
Studio suites are 430 sq ft/39.95 sq mtrs.
Studio suites come with a Rainfall shower and free standing bath as well as a separate lounge area.
In–room spa services and a room service are available. Daily maid service. Many of the guest rooms have views of the River Thames.
Eat and drink:
Sea Containers Restaurant: Follows the hotels nautical theme and mixes the best of both English and American dishes on its seasonal locally sourced menu. The restaurants style is refined, casual and youthful and features an open plan kitchen.
Open: 06.30 till 11.00 (weekends 07.30 till 11.30), noon till midnight.
The Den: Part gathering place, part decompression zone, enjoy a cup of tea, bottle of wine or just relax with a game of backgammon. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Open: 06.30 till 23.00 (weekends from 07.30).
Dandelyan Bar: Featuring an iconic green marble bar. Guests are treated to amazing views out over the River Thames while enjoying the exotic flavours and innovative cocktails on offer. The name of the bar, Dandelyan, is to reflect the botanical inspiration of the bar inspired by the wilds of the British countryside and around the world.
Open: 16.00 till 01.00, Thursday till 02.00, Friday and Saturday noon till 02.00, Sunday noon till 23.00.
Rumpus Rooftop Bar: Features a glass box structure and outdoor terrace with panoramic views over London. Styled to mirror the urban feel of the local area around South Bank.
Open: 17.00 till 01.00, Wednesday till 02.00, Thursday through Sunday till 03.00. closed Mondays.
Onsite is the agua Bathhouse and Spa. Carrying on the hotels nautical tradition the spa features curving walls and luminous corridors to give a feel of underwater tranquillity. There are six treatment suites, Spa and Glamour Lounges and unique steam baths.
Next to the spa is a state–of–the–art gymnasium with a wide range of equipment including cardiovascular machines 15 inch touch screens, integrated iPod connectivity, and a video and USB charging station. There are also free weights including rubber dumbbells and core strengthening accessories. The gym is open 24/7 via key card access. Personal trainers are on hand.
Within the hotel is a crafted midnight–blue screening room with brass detailing.
You can pick–up free wireless internet access in all areas of the hotel. Cycles are provided to guests free of charge. Front desk is manned 24 hours.
Additional services include currency exchange, luggage storage, concierge services, laundry, dry cleaning, ironing service, shoeshine, fax/photocopying and wake–up service.
newspapers are available. All rooms are non–smoking. Hotel has a lift.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Blackfriars 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.4 miles (2.3 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.9 miles (11.1 km). 5 tube stations plus 4 railway stations within 0.5 miles (0.8 km). The Mondrian London is on the south side of the River Thames, right by its banks and on the stretch of the Thames that's known as quite simply, The South Bank. Although the very heart of central London is just over on the north side you are still walking distance to a host of attractions, places of interest, shops and amenities. On top of that you are between two bridges, 160 yards (146 metres) from Blackfriars Bridge and 700 yards (640 metres) from Waterloo Bridge which give quick access to the north side. Just over Waterloo Bridge are The Strand and the always popular Covent Garden (theatreland and the famous Piazza). Blackfriars Bridge leads onto Farringdon and the business district of the City of London (Square Mile). However right by the hotel are major attractions such as the Tate Modern 422 yards, (385 metres) (385 metres) (385 metres) National Theatre 0.32 miles (0.5 km), Imax Cinema 0.38 miles (0.6 km), Hayward Gallery 0.39 miles (0.6 km), Royal Festival Hall 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Shakespeares Globe Theatre 0.43 miles (0.7 km), The Old Vic Theatre 0.44 miles (0.7 km), The London Eye 0.63 miles (1.0 km) and the London aquarium 0.7 miles (1.1 km). The Millennium Bridge is just 0.32 miles (0.5 km) from the hotel and offers a footbridge over to Blackfriars and the City of London. St Pauls Cathedral is within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) (0.8 km) on the north side. The nearest station is the tube station at Waterloo East while the major station of Waterloo is just 0.5 miles (0.8 km) or 12 minutes on foot from the hotel.
Bedroom Numbers: 359
Check-in: 12.00 (noon)
Check-out: 15.00 (3 pm)
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £45 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 52nd from 866 London hotels, and 32nd of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 5 star Grange City Hotel, with rates that start from about £111 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating.Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the Re Shoreditch Hotel. 1.6 miles away (2.6 km), has scored 74% from former guests where rates start from approximately £67 (theres free WiFi too).
Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 5 Star South Place Hotel may be one too look at, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The South Place Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (20 Upper Ground, SE1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.9 miles (1.4 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 13 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 85%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 81%). Overall the best rated hotel is Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: A look at how hotels compare for starting rates (base rates). These published rates are long term rates so do not take account of special deals and offers. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £150 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) while the highest base rates are £438 at Corinthia Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £234, Four Star average: £137, Three Star average: £106 and Two Star average: £65.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Mondrian London 4th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 3rd (joint) for the 13 five star hotels in the area. 37th of 50 (3rd of 13 five star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 7th of 46 when judging value for money (Travelodge Central Bank was top).
History: First opened October 2014.
Global Spirited Awards:
Worlds Best Cocktail Menu 2018, Worlds Best Cocktail Bar 2017 (Dandelyan bar)
Best new international cocktail bar (Dandelyan) 2015
Drinks International 2017: Best bar in the World: 2nd place for (Dandelyan bar)
Conde Nast Traveller
One of the 25 hottest hotels in the world 2015