Mercure London Bridge Hotel
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... I find myself sitting at bus stops a lot lately. Obviously. But when I find myself there on a weekday morning, I see all of these nicely dressed people on their way to work. The women are stylish, with their hair done well. And I think, why do we look so different? Are we that different? are they achieving their goals in life? Am I achieving mine? Well, at least they look good doing it. I'm just sitting at a bus stop with a backpack about to burst wearing a ...
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The question was partially answered by the gentleman from India I believe who can write with both hands AND both feet simultaneously in 4 different languages. Yes. You ...
... signs all led to the 'Heathrow Express' - a service for which I had no tickets. I did have a pass for a non-Heathrow Express, however when I asked someone where I get this from, they simply said 'from the same place, it's just a train.' - I knew that already, but why not have a sign saying 'trains'? Once people understand that the Heathrow Express is just a train then that sign becomes all-encompassing, whereas the former ...
... up the Tube to our hotel, so we wound up taking the DLR for two stops and then buses through the London docklands back into the center of town. We sat up front on the top deck, so with the nose of the bus being flat, we would lose sight of any cars or pedestrians in front and below us, and it always seemed like we were running over people or small cars. Unnerving to say the least, and not made better by the "being chased by the police" ...
... my way. I was a little concerned that the delay might make me late to St Martins Theatre that evening, but decided to change my plans and take the Tube instead of the taxi I originally planned, to save time, and money.
I arrived at the theatre that evening in plenty of time, but emerged from the Tube station into Charing Cross Road, just as it began to pour with rain. Fortunately I had my umbrella, (only the second time in the trip that I needed it) ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure London Bridge Hotel
Good location, comfortable, reasonable room rate
By London standards, this hotel seemed like value for money to us. The room was on the small side, but it was clean, the beds were firm, the bathroom was well-appointed and (a real blessing) the double-glazing kept out all street noise. The staff were courteous and responsive. There was a good continental breakfast. The only dinner we had there was overpriced and the food wasn't that great but there are restaurants about ten minutes' walk away. And of course it is also within ten minutes of Southwark Tube and (in the other direction) ten minutes from the Tate Modern and the South Bank. The only slightly bizarre experience was to arrive on Sunday morning to find an extremely noisy church service going on in one of the conference rooms! We would certainly stay there again.
Fine, not exciting at all.
The hotel was clean. The gym was nice. The breakfast was more than adequate. The room was small and dark. The staff was largely unresponsive and disinterested. A good spot from which to explore the Bankside area, especially the Tate Modern. A little off the beaten track though.
Not bad, better than expected
I stayed at the Mercure for one night on business. I wasn't expecting much but the hotel wasn't actually too bad. The location is convenient, and hotel ok, not the best I have stayed at but perfectly fine for one night stay.
Some room for improvement:
1) The pillows could do replacing, they were all quite flat.
2) Some of the telly channels had a bad picture (the staff explained that it was normal).
3) I ate at the restaurant which was a mistake. I had to wait an hour for my food (due to an accident in the kitchen! Never managed to found out what had actually happened).
We spent two nights at the Mercure on Dec 2005. As we spent most of both days in the city, we only made use of the room and bathroom (we didn't go to the bar/restaurant or similars...). Our room was very nice and clean, and the same can be said of the bathroom. The staff was very nice and helpful every time we asked for their help.
And if the Tate Modern is one of your targets when visiting London, this hotel is just 5 minutes walking from it, and also close to Southwark and London Brige underground stations. The only con I would remark is the price, but it is the same for almost every hotel in London (this city IS expensive!).
I have just sent a lovely weekend at the above hotel with my family. The hotel is very clean and the staff are very friendly. As we had never used this hotel before we did not know what the usual procedure was for breakfast. We were shown to our seats then everything was shown to us explaining where everything was. We would definately stay at this hotel again.
We stayed in the Mercure for one night, mid week in January 2005. The hotel was modern, very clean and the staff friendly. The room was far bigger then I imagined for the price we paid (44 each). It was very modern and immaculately clean as was the bathroom which was well equiped and spacious. Our room overlooked the back street which was quiet and peaceful in the evening. The main street was busy during the day but far quieter by night.
Very pleasant room and bathroom, but window looked out onto a concrete wall just a metre away, making it very dark. Rooms clean but not so the public areas. Otherwise pleasant bar had crisps etc. on the floor (and rowdy clientele). Restaurant food good and prices reasonable, but not enough staff so long waits between courses (we gave up waiting after our main course). Seats and carpet needed cleaned, and tables were not cleared promptly once diners had left. Don't waste your money on the breakfast; the food is OK but the restaurant is very under-staffed and just getting a cup of coffee took a long time. Hot coffee and hot breakfast at the same time seemed hard to achieve, there's better to be had elsewhere. I don't think we'll be back.
I stayed at this hotel with my Fiance for 2 nights in September 2004. The first thing I will tell you is that the nearest tube, Southwark Station, is a 15-20 minute walk. This wasnt a big deal, but we had a lot of luggage/shopping which made it a bit difficult, so I'd bear that in mind.
We stayed at this hotel in July 2004. The room was clean if a little dowdy. The bathroom was up to date and very clean. The food in the cafe on the ground floor was very nice indeed. Although it was sometimes difficult to understand the staff's many accents, they were all very helpful and made us very welcome. The hotel is 15 minutes walk from Waterloo Eurostar station and 5 minutes walk from The Tate and the London Eye. 10 minutes to Big Ben. A very well located hotel in a relatively quiet part of London. Very peaceful at night, no traffic noise at all and lovely views of London at night. There is a major building project on the other side of the road but any noise from it was minimal. I would certainly use this hotel again, especially if using Eurostar.