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.
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 .
Bedroom Numbers: 801
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.1 out of 5 by 17086 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 6672 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 403 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 10414 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £25 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 first option for an alternative is again the Guoman 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 £182.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Guoman Hotels across the chain average 85% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Guoman hotels.
Below average for a Guoman 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: 351st from 865 London hotels, 2nd of 2 Guoman Hotels, and 148th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 4 star Leonardo Royal London City, with base rates beginning from £93 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Mama Shelter London. 1.8 miles from here (2.9 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 88% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £61 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Cheval Three Quays Tower of London seems like a possible option. The Cheval Three Quays Tower of London is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. The Cheval Three Quays Tower of London has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
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: 12 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 75%). Top 4 star hotels are citizenM Tower of London and the Apex London Wall Hotel (both 91%). Overall the best rated hotel is Cheval Three Quays Tower of 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 £128 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 70%) while the highest base rates are £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 98%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £214, Four Star average: £115, 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 18th (joint) for the 21 four star hotels in the area. 14th of 50 (3rd of 21 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 21st of 33 when judging value for money (Qbic Hotel London City was top).
Past Names: The Thistle Tower Hotel (till August 2005)