Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Tower Hill 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Railway Station: London Fenchurch Street 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 7.8 miles (12.6 km). The Tower Hotel London is located by the edge of the River Thames along side St Katharine docks yacht haven. This is a wonderfully scenic area standing opposite the magnificent Tower of London. The location is also on the eastern edge of the City of London and a little way from the main tourist areas of central London. However its just a 10 minute taxi ride to the main tourist areas such as Trafalgar Square. Also very convenient for London City Airport which is 5.3 miles (8.5 km) in the Isle of Dogs. It is very well located for the Docklands (to the East) and also for London City airport. Other nearby attractions include HMS Belfast (0.4 miles), London Dungeon (0.5 miles), Monument (0.6 miles), Southwark Cathedral (0.7 miles), Shakespeare's Globe (1.1 miles), Millennium Bridge (1.1 miles) and the London Eye (Millennium Wheel) (2 miles). >>>Images of St Katherine Docks.
Hotel in Detail:Few London hotels can claim such a magnificent location, by the edge of the River Thames and its yacht haven with bars restaurants and shops and alongside 1000 years of history at the Tower of London castle. The Guoman Tower Hotel offers something very different for London visitors, especially suited to anyone needing access to the City of London, Docklands or ExCel exhibition centre.
Room facilities include wireless High Speed internet access, Air conditioning, LCD television with digital channels, In-house movies, Radio, Direct dial phone, safe, Mini bar, Hairdryer, iron and ironing board, Trouser press and Automatic wake-up call. Beds have Egyptian linen.
Other facilities include the dedicated 5th floor executive floor with its executive lounge (free internet access).
Hotel suites have a separate lounge, dining areas and fully fitted kitchenette.
Many rooms have views of the River Thames and the Tower of London.
Room service operates 24/7.
Xi Bar and Lounge: 80 seat capacity and located in the upper foyer. Features great views over the River Thames. Full range of drinks in this fully licensed and contemporary style bar including wines and classic cocktails. Also serves light snacks.
Open: 17.00 till 01.00 (Friday thru Sunday from noon till 01.00).
The Brasserie: 130 seat capacity and located on the ground floor. This is the Tower hotels flagship restaurant. Views of Tower Bridge, dedicated integrated bar and a separate garden terrace area. Snacks and drinks. The menu has diverse international culinary and cultural influences. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and informal dress code.
Open: noon till 22.30 (closed Sundays).
The Lawn: The Tower hotels riverside pop up bar. Located at the foot of the iconic Tower Bridge is this quirky outdoor pop up bar with informal seating, deck chairs and garden games. Themed on the Great British summer and serving freshly prepared street food featuring dishes such as fish and chips and quality beef burgers in a unique outdoor setting.
The Lawn is open daily from midday (weather permitting) and can be booked for exclusive hire including food and drinks.
The Guoman Tower hotel also offers a fully fitted gymnasium.
The Hotel has 19 air-conditioned meeting rooms/banqueting suites with a capacity for between 6 to 500 guests. Facilities in meeting rooms include high speed internet access.
Other services include currency exchange, dedicated business centre, Dry Cleaning/laundry and a concierge desk and full concierge team.
The front reception offers safety deposit boxes.
A water taxi to nearby Canary Wharf for easy access to the financial area is available at an additional charge.
Bedroom Numbers: 801
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available on site and costs £20 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Guoman/ Amba chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Royal Horseguards Hotel: is 2.2 miles (3.5 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £204.
Amba Charing Cross: is 2.2 miles (3.6 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 98% and base rates begin at about £176.
Grosvenor Hotel Victoria: 3.2 miles (5.2 km), rated at 88% and with rates from around £145.
Amba Hotel Marble Hotel: 3.6 miles (5.9 km), rated at 86% and with rates from around £161.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) . Guoman/ Amba Hotels across the chain average 85% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Guoman/ Amba hotels.
Below average for a Guoman/ Amba hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 4 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 350th from 866 London hotels, 5th of 6 Guoman/ Amba Hotels, and 148th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.3 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 4 star Novotel London Tower Bridge, with base rates beginning from £165 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating. The Novotel London Tower Bridge also offers: free WiFi.Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the Chamberlain Hotel. 0.3 miles away (0.5 km), has scored 91% from former guests where rates start from approximately £87 (theres free WiFi too).
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star Batty Langley's seems like it might fit the bill, it's only 1.0 miles (1.6 km) from here. The Batty Langley's has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (St Katherines' Way, E1 postcode) that we list cover a 1.2 miles (1.9 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 13 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 84%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 80%). Top 4 star hotel is citizenM Tower of London at 92%. Overall the best rated hotel is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 98%.
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 £128 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) while the highest base rates are £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 91%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £206, Four Star average: £116, Three Star average: £88 and Two Star average: £49.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks The Tower (A Guoman Hotel) 38th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 17th (joint) for the 20 four star hotels in the area. 14th of 50 (3rd of 20 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 26th of 44 when judging value for money (Batty Langley's was top).
comment: Carvery restaurant refurbished 2011.
After its re-branding in autumn 2005 the hotel underwent a £7 million pounds refurbishment through to 2008. This has included refurbishment and renaming of many of the interior area and dining facilities under the direction of architects RDD.
Past Names: The Thistle Tower Hotel (till August 2005)