Days Inn London Waterloo

Address: 54 Kennington Road, London, England, SE1 7BJ, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the South Bank/Bankside area of London, is near Imperial War Museum, Florence Nightingale Museum, Fleet Street, and Tibetan Peace Garden.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsDays Inn London Waterloo

      Reviewed by saaimas

      Great place

      Reviewed Oct 20, 2011
      by (17 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

      Lovely, extremely clean, nice showers, good beds.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn London Waterloo

      Boring neighborhood


      The hotel itself was nice enough but there was not much to do in the surrounding area. We stayed here due to the close proximity to the Waterloo train station. The room we had was clean, small, and modern. The double is just enough for two adults and 2 medium suitcases. The shower was small and comparable to a cruise ship's shower. I would stay in a different area next time we are in London and if we have to go to Waterloo station, we will just hire a taxi!

      Not very good


      Unsmiling 'welcome', door key failed when first used, room cold, shower presure poor, much exterior traffic noise (sirens etc), in a shabby neighbourhood with few amenities - it's main plus points are price, proximity to the Imperial War Museum and a good pub (The Three Stags) across the road. Not very good as business hotel: and certainly not one that I would recommend for a vacation, unless price is your only consideration.

      Not bad price, Not great service


      The room was clean, but quite small compared to some of the other days inn's i have stayed in. We had 1 room with a double bed. The price was great though. The location was great becuase it was only a short 10 walk to get to the waterfront area. About 20 min walk to the London Eye. My only complaint was with the staff there. There were not friendly at all and did not offer to help me with my bags (I had 4 suitcases). When I asked them for directions they were not very polite. But if you are just looking for a place to sleep at a low price, then this will probably do.

      Excellent deal!


      Excellent deal! A London hotel which is, at the same time, inexpensive, comfortable and very well located: what a surprise! :-)

      I stayed there with my granny in August 2004 for a few nights.

      What we found:

      - a clean and modern bedroom: no air conditioning, though; just a big fan (but I think other rooms had air conditioning);

      - *huge* bathroom (at least in my room), compared to London standards;

      - just a 5 minute walk (or even less) to the nearest Tube station (Lambeth North); but the Westminster Bridge, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, etc. are an easy reach even on foot;

      - nice lobby, friendly staff.

      I reckon it would be difficult to find a better deal!

      Basic basic basic!!!


      My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in Dec/Jan.

      The hotel was quite pleasant for a budget hotel but the bedroom was extremely small. In fact my husband and I could not pass each other at any point in the room without the other passing first. There was a severe lack of storage space - only suitable for one person. The bathroom (no bath shower only) was tiny and the grout between the floor tiles and shower tiles was black and grimy looking. The whole room felt very claustrophobic!

      Also when we checked in we were told that breakfast was between 8 & 11 which was fine for our first two mornings but on our third morning when we went to breakfast at 10:45 we were told that breakfast had finished do even though we had paid for breakfast we had to eat elsewhere. This also happened on our 4th morning.

      The staff were pleasant and our rooms were very clean with fresh linen every day. Would I stay there again? Yes if I had do but I wouldn't be rushing back!

      Great buy


      Definitely stay here if you're in London. There's the Lambeth North tube stop right down the way... I got a good deal by booking early, it was 63 pounds per night for nine nights. Rooms weren't small, but they were clean and modern :)

      Great value


      We stayed here for three nights in October 2004 and found the price right for the size of the room, considering this is London. The room was a fair size, but the shower was VERY small, but lots of counter space in the bathroom. The location of this hotel is okay if you want to spend a lot of time in central London, but it's close to a tube station so buying a day pass was a must for us. We went from here to Paris on the Chunnel so it was handy being so close to the Waterloo station. The breakfast here is a total rip-off. The hotel is not set up adequately to feed many people at once, and supplies get short quickly, including such basics as cutlery. We only ate here the second time because it was Sunday and none of the nearby restaurants were open, and there aren't many close anyways. However, the room was always clean and quiet and it's a good deal for Londn.

      Great Hotel


      I returned from Wales a day early and decided to book here for a night before going on to Paris because I was taking the Eurostar from Waterloo Station. This is a great hotel location if you plan on taking the train to Paris. I had already booked for my last day here because of the proximity to Waterloo Station but couldn't get the low rates last minute - but that was okay. The staff are fantastic, and they kept excess luggage for me for a week while I went on to Paris. Upon returning from Paris, I came back to this hotel for my last night in London. Upon check in, a staff person asked me if I knew about the Mayors Thames Festival a few blocks away. I hadn't. I rested a bit and walked to South Bank, and there was the greatest festival along the river banks! Live music, great food, a parade, fireworks - a wonderful time. I would have missed it altogether if it weren't for the staff here. The staff, the location, and neighborhood makes this a great hotel.



      This is the best hotel in London without fail. Rooms are very large especaly for the UK, great location in an excellent area. So close to tube station if you need to us it. Walking distance to Londons major attractions. Rooms were very clean and cleaned every day. We stayed here 6 nights and found it just brilliant. couldn't find one thing wrong with this hotel apart from when I went to book another couple of nights cause we liked it so much, couldn't get the cheap rates. I would advise anyone to stay at ths first rate hotel. I looked at so many hotels in Lodon, all with bad write ups. I went for this one due to a write up I'd read on tripadvisor. And I wasn't dissapoited. Days Inn all the way. A great place to stay.



      Perfect Location Room Staff PerfectThe Days Hotel Waterloo, is one of the finest budget hotels in London. Located DIRECTLY across from the Imperial War Museum the Days Hotel is easy to find from the Lambeth North Underground station and Elephant and Castle. While the Lambeth Area isn t the most exciting, it is generally safe and easy to reach with the hustle of Piccadilly and Leicester Square easily accessible from the underground. The hotel is fantastic with nice CLEAN rooms and linens and en suite facilities. The staff is very helpful with tourist info and baggage lockups after checkout should you need to leave your bags for a day out. There is a restaurant in the lobby serving dinner and breakfast for an above average price, however there are lots of pubs and restaurants in the area and a lovely bakery just around the corner on your way to the Lambeth North underground.Best to make reservations using or or expedia or if you are travling with kids call the booking sight to arrange the pull out sofa bed

      TripAdvisor Reviews Days Inn London Waterloo

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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