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The Bermondsey Square Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was comfortable and the view was beautiful.

Staff very friendly. Restaurant good balance between quality and price. Overall a good choice for London.

Great hotel, we loved the location. Away from the tourist path, but near enough to be able to walk everywhere. The hotel was clean and the staff very friendly. We opted to have breakfast in a nearby Turkish resturant, which was excellent. We also used a local Pub (the marigold) in the evenings, which again was a great experience Would use this hotel again.

We were looking for a decently priced hotel that is also not too far from London City center. The Bermondsey Sq. Hotel exceeded our expectations in that respect. 1- it is surrounded by bus stops. You can take direct busses to Oxford St., Waterloo (London Eye) or Victoria. Busses are very frequent and mostly empty. It takes max 20 mins to reach the city center. 2- The hotel is new and clean. In fact the square is only 5 years old, thus even local does not know it by name. 3- Our room was very nice, every thing was very new and clean. It was a bit small for two people though. Overall, it is a very nice hotel and very good price. Strongly recommend...

only frustrating thing was the restaurant and therefore room service was not offered the week I was there due to hotel GB channel 4 production preparation - there was no advance notice of this and no signeage to that effect either - there are not many restaurants in direct vicinity, but those that are there are very good and there is a grocery store accross the square - on Friday and Saturday very interesting markets are set up in the square...

Bermondsey Square Hotel was by far the best lodging experience I've had in London. The hotel has a hip modern design but still feels much more welcoming and unique than your average chain accommodation. The rooms are small, but well designed so as not to feel crowded. The shower was luxurious and the bed was comfortable. A nice sized desk and small vanity area were thoughtful and functional additions. I've found other London hotels rather dingy and shabby, but this one was pristine; a pleasant oasis to return to after a long day of touring. Staff was polite and helpful. We requested an iron, transportation advice, and a wake up call. All requests were handled in a timely and professional manner. We didn't try the hotel restaurant until our last night, and we were sorry we didn't try it earlier in our stay. We had traditional British fare, fish and chips and bangers and mash and both were prepared with quality ingredients and tasted great. The chocolate and orange tart with clotted cream was decadent. Service was some of the more friendly we experienced in the city. Prices were reasonable. Some reviewers have complained about the hotel's location, but we had no problems with it. The nearest tube stop is London Bridge and is about a 10 minute walk, but from there you can get just about anywhere in the city in no time. We walked to the Tate Modern and St. Paul's. The Bermondsey neighborhood is safe and largely residential, and full of great restaurants, pubs, and boutiques very near the hotel. A small grocery store is a few steps from the hotel door. I felt this hotel was a very good value given the quality of accommodation in a very expensive city. I would recommend this hotel and hope to stay here again.

I visited London for a conference about half a mile from this hotel, and Bermondsey Square could easily become my London hotel of choice. It's reasonably walkable from several Northern Line stations, and has a Barclay's bike hire steps away. The room was small by American standards, but certainly larger than I've learned to expect from European downtown hotels. Everything was set on an angle, which reduced the feeling of shuffling sideways between the bed and the walls that I've experienced elsewhere. The TV was an iMac, which meant I could charge my iPhone via a USB port instead of the eerily buzzing series of adapters and transformers I've tentatively used in the past. The square includes a bar/movie theatre, a cafe/bookshop, a Sainsbury's local, and a Mediterranean restaurant in addition to the bar, restaurant, and chippy attached to the hotel; the Friday antiques market is quite upscale and starts drawing a crowd long before sunrise (although I was on the second floor facing the square, and didn't hear a peep). Walking into town along Long Lane is a little shorter, but taking Bermondsey Street instead is more interesting. Lots of great little soup-and-sandwich places line the street, which ends near More London, the hip new office/retail area surrounding City Hall.

The wifi didn't work properly. I was looking forward to using the internet inside the room and was was glad to hear that it was complimentary, but unfortunately, I had to be next to the room door to get the slightest connection, if there even was one.

Took a while to find. 10 minute walk sounds OK until after you do it a few times. On the other hand, it was nice and quiet. Safe neighborhood. Room rather small. No real place to put suitcases. Bed was very, very soft which I loved. Shower was great. Very clean. No ugly, flowered carpets. Tastefully decorated. Things it could use: more places (hooks or something) to hang towels or robes in the bathroom. Also needs a bathroom vent. With the fabulous rain shower, it gets VERY steamy!

Quiet but animated area. Great location Village atmosphere 10' fron London Tower. Nice, classy modern style .We loved it. Friendly staff. Free WiFi,good breakfast.Small grocery store across the plaza.

Nice modern building, clean tidy, really comfortable bed, good shower. Everything you need

I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel - it was clean, trendy and just what I wanted. There were quite a few pubs & restaurants around the hotel, but being on my own, I just wanted something super casual and low key (cheap) - and those options weren't too plentiful. If I had been with another person, then the options around would have been just right. The room has an iMac computer that they use as TVs and radios - pretty awesome. You have to put down a deposit to check out a keyboard and mouse though. There is also a small market in the parking lot on Saturday or Sunday morning. My plans while in London were to do a lot of walking and site seeing - most of it on the south bank. The location was great if you are up for a bit of a walk. It would have been nicer if it was a bit closer to a tube stop. Carrying my bag that I brought for the weekend for a long walk to the hotel wasn't all that exciting for me. I was easily able to walk to Tower Bridge, Tower of London, London Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, the Thames River Walk and all of the shops & restaurants that go in that area. I also walked over the bridge and went to St. Pauls. All in all - Saturday was spent with about 12 hours of walking around the area. So - like I said, if you like to walk, this location was perfect. While in the area, you should also try to eat at Strada by London Bridge, the view was amazing!

We arrived and everything was ready for us. We were having a drink in their chic restaurant bar and the manager, [...], came up and introduced himself and said if we had any concerns to contact him directly. We had no concerns. Clean, modern rooms with wi-fi and HD TV. They provided a king-size bed for us as a special request. This was a standard room. The bath was exquisite. The staff was very efficient and reponsive. We had a wonderful time in London, in large part to the Bermondsey Square. The restaurant food was great and priced the same as local restaurants. We will recommend and stay again! One last thing, the hotel is on the south bank near Tower Bridge, it is a quiet, upscale, local neighborhood.

We went for a New Years holiday. The Hotel was excellent! We didn´t get our baggage from BA and the staff helped us with everything; free telephonecalls, free internet access, charger to our I-phone and so on. We couldn´t ask for more!!! The location was alright. You had to go for a 10-15 minutes walk to get to the underground at London Bridge, but it was okay for us. The rooms were very clean and nice. The only minus was that there were no closets. Even if we turned out not to need one... We strongly recommend this hotel!!!!

My friend and I had a trip in London around a week. The hotel is not very close to the tube station, but you could take bus 188 to Grang stop(not sure spell correct or not), or C10 to elephant station. The bed was not clean. We found some hair on bed everyday. We lived around a week, but it seems they didn't change bed sheet. We found out the plug is different from US, so we would like to borrow a adapter from the hotel. However, they just sell it around 7 pounds. We couldn't borrow it. The stuff should have more smile.

let me preface this with I love hotels. I looooove hotels. that's the biggest reason I go on vacay. I feel like I did all the research I could've done, and reached the conclusion this hotel would be a fun, fresh choice. a younger, hip luxury hotel. what bums me out is for the same price we could've stayed at any other true luxury hotel in London. for the same price I've found similar rates at the Ritz, Lanesborough, Berkeley, 41, Mandeville, Park Lane and so on. I don't know how they can refer to this hotel as "bespoke." to paraphrase: amenities are THE bare minimum. from the bathroom set-up, products, organization, etc. everything is "just" passable. never again. wish I could go back in time and rebook this trip staying somewhere in Mayfair instead.

I stayed at the Bermondsey Square Hotel for 4 nights/5 days and the Hotel was everything I hoped for if not more. The hotel was exactly as it appears in every photo; it was clean, it was safe and the staff was very professional, helpful and nice. Upon check in, I arrived early and they were able to check me in 4 hours early (thankfully because I needed a nap from my red eye flight). Also, the front desk girl asked if I had a converter and when I showed her what I had, it was the wrong one and she kindly provided me one to use (at no charge) for my entire stay. I had the continental breakfast each morning at Alfie's and it was perfect (decent continental selection, but you can order full breakfast if you wish). The daily cleaning staff was beyond efficient (she wrapped the cord to the blow drier everyday) and made sure my room was in tip top shape. The distance from the tube (London Bridge) was a little further than I would like, but once you are out for the day, you return to the hotel once or twice per day and only have to make the long walk a couple times. The community in Bermondsey Square is fantastic; they had a screening of "The Nightmare before Christmas" for Halloween in the square and the Sainsbury market across the way makes snacks and treats convenient and the antiques flea market on Fridays in the square is not to be missed. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay with Bermondsey Square Hotel [...]

The hotel was easily accessible and quiet. Only 10 minutes from the tube stop which is not far. The room itself was new and very clean with a modern bathroom. The TV was an apple computer which worked as TV/Radio/and computer. We brought iPhones so we could easily charge them off the TV without an adapter and also use iTunes to play moves from home. Staff was very friendly. We did not try the hotel restaurant Alfie's. It would be a good place to sit for drinks but didn't seem like our kind of food. We would go back to this hotel anytime.

Hotel is new so staff are trying hard, the rooms even have that new carpeting smell. I wonder if they can keep it up however, as my bathroom was starting to get some mildew on the tile and my desk chair kept scraping against the wall because it is too big to put behind the desk without hitting the wall, these are some of the design flaws about the hotel that will make it tire quickly. They have safe boxes big enough for a laptop but they are not in the room, so you have to ask every time you need to get in-go to reception and then up to the first floor. The business center is also the offices for the hotel so it isn't like your going to sit in there and work or anything.

Bermondsey Square London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to London City Hall and HMS Belfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in London City Centre, The Bermondsey Square Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as London City Hall and HMS Belfast. This 90-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and 24-hour room service, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central London and also close to The Shard and London Bridge.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at At Home, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning off right with English breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

All of The Bermondsey Square Hotel's 90 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LED TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Phones and desks are also standard.


Property features

The Bermondsey Square Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a library. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers and laundry facilities.

Room options

Club Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Double Room (with terrace)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Bermondsey Square Hotel

Couples (9) Business (3) Students (1) Family (2) Other (3) Friends (1)
4

scenic and quite hotel

Students

The room was comfortable and the view was beautiful.

By on Apr 22, 2017

4

family trip

Families

Staff very friendly. Restaurant good balance between quality and price. Overall a good choice for London.

By on Sep 29, 2015

5

very clean and we loved the location.

Couples

Great hotel, we loved the location. Away from the tourist path, but near enough to be able to walk everywhere. The hotel was clean and the staff very friendly. We opted to have breakfast in a nearby Turkish resturant, which was excellent. We also used a local Pub (the marigold) in the evenings, which again was a great experience Would use this hotel again.

By on May 16, 2015

4

great location ver good deal

Couples

We were looking for a decently priced hotel that is also not too far from London City center. The Bermondsey Sq. Hotel exceeded our expectations in that respect. 1- it is surrounded by bus stops. You can take direct busses to Oxford St., Waterloo (London Eye) or Victoria. Busses are very frequent and mostly empty. It takes max 20 mins to reach the city center. 2- The hotel is new and clean. In fact the square is only 5 years old, thus even local does not know it by name. 3- Our room was very nice, every thing was very new and clean. It was a bit small for two people though. Overall, it is a very nice hotel and very good price. Strongly recommend...

By on Jan 5, 2014

4

really enjoyed it

BusinessTravelers

only frustrating thing was the restaurant and therefore room service was not offered the week I was there due to hotel GB channel 4 production preparation - there was no advance notice of this and no signeage to that effect either - there are not many restaurants in direct vicinity, but those that are there are very good and there is a grocery store accross the square - on Friday and Saturday very interesting markets are set up in the square...

By on Sep 24, 2012

5

amazing yet reasonably priced boutique hotel in london

Couples

Bermondsey Square Hotel was by far the best lodging experience I've had in London. The hotel has a hip modern design but still feels much more welcoming and unique than your average chain accommodation. The rooms are small, but well designed so as not to feel crowded. The shower was luxurious and the bed was comfortable. A nice sized desk and small vanity area were thoughtful and functional additions. I've found other London hotels rather dingy and shabby, but this one was pristine; a pleasant oasis to return to after a long day of touring. Staff was polite and helpful. We requested an iron, transportation advice, and a wake up call. All requests were handled in a timely and professional manner. We didn't try the hotel restaurant until our last night, and we were sorry we didn't try it earlier in our stay. We had traditional British fare, fish and chips and bangers and mash and both were prepared with quality ingredients and tasted great. The chocolate and orange tart with clotted cream was decadent. Service was some of the more friendly we experienced in the city. Prices were reasonable. Some reviewers have complained about the hotel's location, but we had no problems with it. The nearest tube stop is London Bridge and is about a 10 minute walk, but from there you can get just about anywhere in the city in no time. We walked to the Tate Modern and St. Paul's. The Bermondsey neighborhood is safe and largely residential, and full of great restaurants, pubs, and boutiques very near the hotel. A small grocery store is a few steps from the hotel door. I felt this hotel was a very good value given the quality of accommodation in a very expensive city. I would recommend this hotel and hope to stay here again.

By on Sep 11, 2011

4

new and nice

Singles

I visited London for a conference about half a mile from this hotel, and Bermondsey Square could easily become my London hotel of choice. It's reasonably walkable from several Northern Line stations, and has a Barclay's bike hire steps away. The room was small by American standards, but certainly larger than I've learned to expect from European downtown hotels. Everything was set on an angle, which reduced the feeling of shuffling sideways between the bed and the walls that I've experienced elsewhere. The TV was an iMac, which meant I could charge my iPhone via a USB port instead of the eerily buzzing series of adapters and transformers I've tentatively used in the past. The square includes a bar/movie theatre, a cafe/bookshop, a Sainsbury's local, and a Mediterranean restaurant in addition to the bar, restaurant, and chippy attached to the hotel; the Friday antiques market is quite upscale and starts drawing a crowd long before sunrise (although I was on the second floor facing the square, and didn't hear a peep). Walking into town along Long Lane is a little shorter, but taking Bermondsey Street instead is more interesting. Lots of great little soup-and-sandwich places line the street, which ends near More London, the hip new office/retail area surrounding City Hall.

By on May 19, 2011

4

almost perfect

Families

The wifi didn't work properly. I was looking forward to using the internet inside the room and was was glad to hear that it was complimentary, but unfortunately, I had to be next to the room door to get the slightest connection, if there even was one.

By on May 14, 2011

4

fantastic bed and shower

Couples

Took a while to find. 10 minute walk sounds OK until after you do it a few times. On the other hand, it was nice and quiet. Safe neighborhood. Room rather small. No real place to put suitcases. Bed was very, very soft which I loved. Shower was great. Very clean. No ugly, flowered carpets. Tastefully decorated. Things it could use: more places (hooks or something) to hang towels or robes in the bathroom. Also needs a bathroom vent. With the fabulous rain shower, it gets VERY steamy!

By on Apr 28, 2011

4

"unbeatable location for the price"

Couples

Quiet but animated area. Great location Village atmosphere 10' fron London Tower. Nice, classy modern style .We loved it. Friendly staff. Free WiFi,good breakfast.Small grocery store across the plaza.

By on Apr 27, 2011