Stayed at this hotel as part of a 2 day visit with my wife. The staff were very welcoming and even let us in our room early which was a bonus.
The hotel is very clean and near several small shops including a grocers for wine and nibbles.
The only negative view we had was the heat when entering the room, it was about 20 degrees outside but as we were on the top floor it was stiffeling!
The window only opens around 5 inches (obviously for safety reasons) which means it's hard to get any cool air in the room.
The room did have a plug in fan which made the heat slightly more bearable but the room definitely would benefit from an A/C unit.
Otherwise the hotel is well appointed and offers a choice of continental or cooked breakfast (£9 each for cooked breakfast!)
There is a cafe near the hotel which offers a cheaper alternative.
Will definately recommend to others and hope they deal with the heat issue.
Lovel hotel ideally located in the South bank area. Facilities are very good and staff very attentive. Kids got a welcome pack including vouchers to use for juice and chocolate in the bar. We thought that was a very nice touch.
This turned out to be a good choice. I lived in London many years ago and was very happy to see that this section of the Thames side had been rejuvenated, with this hotel being a part of it. Easy access to London Bridge Station, the Underground and many significant sights such as the Tower of London and Tower bridge. Lots of restaurants and bars around the hotel to choose from even though the hotel itself had a great restaurant and bar.
Some of our party easily went sight seeing while I had to visit some folk out of town. London traffic has not improved and for a visitor to London a car is NOT recommended but I had little choice. The overnight parking closest to this hotel was about 15 minutes walk along the embankment . Not bad if you can walk and you don't mind the rain. As you would expect in London parking is not cheap but the hotel has a "deal" that helps.
The South Bank on the River Thames is one of the capital's foremost cultural hubs. Stroll along the Queen's Walk and take in views of London's most famous landmarks, like the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. The Southbank Centre, one of the largest arts centers in the world, hosts concert and theater events at eminent venues including the National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall.