Hotel in Detail:The Holiday Inn Express Southwark hotel is ideal for families visiting friends or relatives or simply for a relaxing weekend treat. An eco friendly hotel featuring a 100 square metres green living wall on the side of the hotel fed by rain water from the roof. The rain water is also used to flush the public toilets. The roof also has 24 solar panels which feed into the hotels energy supply.
Bedrooms are contemporary in style and amenities feature en-suite facilities with power shower, flat screen TV and freeview digital movies, coffee and tea maker, individually controlled air-conditioning, iron and ironing board, electronic room key, double glazed windows that open, hanging closet, desk with lamp, electronic message display and bill viewing, modem connection and WIFI internet connection..
The maids clean the rooms on a daily basis. Six rooms have additional amenities for improved accessibility. These extra facilities are space on both sides of the bed, Low-level desk unit, rails in the bathroom for bath and toilet, vibrating pillow deaf alert system available for the hard of hearing and Emergency alert system. Configuration options include singles, doubles, twins. All rooms are non-smoking.
The 'Great Room' is located on the ground floor and is where a morning breakfast buffet is served each day. Choose from fruit juice, cereals, yoghurts, freshly baked rolls, croissants, hot chocolate and unlimited amounts of tea and coffee. There is also a fully licensed bar with a lounge area where you can relax with a drink or just watching the large screen TV for an evening's entertainment. You can also enjoy a snack from a vending machine in this area.
If you prefer you may order a takeaway from a local restaurant which can be eaten either in the Great Room or in your bedroom.
Services on offer include same day dry cleaning and laundry (weekdays), currency exchange and safety deposit box facilities from the reception. The public areas of the hotel have a WIFI connection and are fully air-conditioned. The reception is open 24 hours.
The Holiday Inn Express Southwark hotel caters for most business needs, with two air conditioned meeting rooms for 2 to 30 delegates and a fully equipped business centre featuring a computer, fax, courier, printer and email Internet facilities. The meeting rooms facilities include Flip Chart and Markers, LCD Projector, Overhead Projector, VCR and Whiteboard.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Southwark 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Railway Station: London Waterloo East 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.3 miles (2.1 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7.1 miles (11.4 km). Within just 0.5 miles (0.8 km) there are 3 overgound railway stations and 3 tube (underground) stations.
The Holiday Inn Express Southwark is well located being minutes from both Waterloo mainline train station and the City of London. Located just on the South side of the River Thames with Blackfriars Bridge being the nearest crossing point to the North. The district of Southwark in recent years has become a growing and thriving area with plenty of amenities and plenty to see and do. However the nearby Borough High Street is a busy shopping area with a good selection of shops and bars. Also just over half a mile away is the beginning of the Strand accessed via Waterloo bridge, this is the start of the heart of tourist London, with the likes of Covent Garden slightly over 1 mile from the hotel. Its also just half a mile to the South Bank centre and its facilities which includes the Royal festival Hall. Nearby attractions include the Tate Modern (0.1 miles), Millennium Bridge (0.2 miles), Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (0.3 miles), Bramah tea and coffee museum (0.4 miles), Southwark Cathedral (0.5 miles), St Paul's Cathedral (0.5 miles) and the London Eye (Millennium Wheel) (0.7 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 136 / 7 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.1 out of 5 by 2842 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 1538 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 406 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 1304 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £35 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainIf your only looking for the Holiday Inn Express chain take a look at your closest options:
Holiday Inn Express London City: is 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 75% and rates start from about £98.
Holiday Inn Express Victoria: is 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 74% and base rates begin at about £99.
Holiday Inn Express Vauxhall Nine Elms: 2.0 miles (3.2 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £90.
Holiday Inn Express Limehouse: 2.5 miles (4.1 km), rated at 81% and with rates from around £67.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 3 star hotels is 66%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Holiday Inn Express Hotels across the chain average 80% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Holiday Inn Express hotels.
A massive 16% above the average for 3 star hotels, 3% for Greater London and 2% above the average for the Holiday Inn Express chain makes this a top pick and highly recommended hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 396th from 865 London hotels, 11th of 29 Holiday Inn Express Hotels, and 104th of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 3 star Ibis Styles Southwark Borough Market, with rates that start from about £106 and which has an 84% guest satisfaction rating. The Ibis Styles Southwark Borough Market also offers: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the The Z Hotel City. 0.6 miles away (1.0 km), has been rated at 84% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £55.
Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 4 Star Citizenm London Bankside may well be of interest to you. The Citizenm London Bankside is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 postcode) that we list cover a 1.0 miles (1.6 km) radius. The 50 consist of 13 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 86%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 76%). Top 3 star hotels are Premier Inn Southwark Tate Modern, Premier Inn Southwark Borough Market, Travelodge Waterloo , Premier Inn Blackfriars (Fleet Street), Premier Inn County Hall and the Premier Inn London Bank (Tower) (all six with a rating of 90%). Of these hotels the highest rated is Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) at 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 £149 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: £246, Four Star average: £132, Three Star average: £98 and Two Star average: £65.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Holiday Inn Express Southwark 39th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 12th for the 15 three star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 14th of 50 (10th of 15 three star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 32nd of 37 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Waterloo Hub Hotel and Suites was top).
History: Operated by Redefine BDL Hotels.
In May 2014 the Express Southwark added an entire new wing which added 48 new bedrooms including 24 accessible guest rooms.