Mercure London Bridge Hotel
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Woke about 3.30am & couldn't get back to sleep. Watched some TV & relaxed. Rod rang at 5.40am, just as well that I was already awake. Went back to sleep about 6am. Woke again at 8am, got up & packed my cases, I'm all ready to leave later today. Watched TV until 2pm then …
... and the bars. Our first day was calm and was interesting with plenty of land to keep you occupied. On the second day the weather turned, the sea became unstable and a gale blew up. All of the deck chairs became airborne and the cushions blew into the sea. Phil took to his bed and everybody else started doing the wobbly walk as they took to cover. For the rest of the day and the night the ship made hard work of the return journey. The fuel consumption must ...
No really pressing time concerns today so we didn't set the alarm. We roused ourselves at about 8:45am. Our first stop was Abbey Road. For those that don't know the Beatles had there recording studio here and the front cover of the Abbey Road Album Cover has the Beatles striding across the pedestrian crossing out front. Needless to say we needed to recreate that photo. Well, it seems others also have the same desire and it is quite tricky ...
1 month and 21 days and 14 hours. Admittedly I have a countdown clock counting down the minutes - but I thought that may be a bit of obsessive. Let me introduce myself; I am Katie, 22 years old, and gearing myself up to travel to the other side of the world with my oldest and dearest friend Aimee. The whole idea started in the summer of 2012 when my friend suggested going traveling the next summer, we knew we wanted ...
... best boudoir type pictures on the net. After more hours spent doing this than I care to admit to, I came to the conclusion that most current photos of women in lingerie look like ads, pornography or overly photo shopped fantasy. As I was keen on none of those options, I started looking at photos of stars from the Golden age of Hollywood. And, of course, that leads you to Marilyn. The percentage likelihood of getting a photo where I ...
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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.