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Old Aug 1, 12, 10:01 am   #121
 
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Just booked this hotel for a weekend in September. They have a huge sale on at the moment and only paid £90 a night inc VAT- must be part of the effort to get people to come to London after the Olympics.
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Old Aug 2, 12, 12:00 am   #122
 
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Stayed last summer at Tower Bridge with a 3-year-old who was frequently in a stroller and didn't have any problems. He loved playing in the fountains in the More London complex just in back of the hotel.

Highly recommended!
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Old Dec 30, 12, 1:02 am   #123
 
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Some new pictures and comments on Hilton Tower Bridge.

Won't add much text to the pictures but a few points:

-booked an exec room using the 50% off 'thank you' rate and was offered the suite for a reduced rate via NOR1 option which I took as finally wanted to see the suite they have.

-check in was quick and friendly

-exec lounge remains excellent and fairly busy (pics of the lounge below)...

-still one of my favourites and would recommend this place to anyone.

Some photos of the views and surrounding area:

-new shard building (see wikipedia link for more info):


shard from exec lounge patio by BA_pics, on Flickr

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shard

is well visible from the exec lounge terrace or the suite windows.

-St. Pauls cathedral is visible from the suite but not really from exec lounge terrace


St Pauls Cathedral at night from suite by BA_pics, on Flickr

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Paul's_Cathedral

-you can also see the Gherkin from the exec lounge (but not the suite!)


gurkin from exec lounge patio by BA_pics, on Flickr

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_St_Mary_Axe

-some pictures below from nearby sites which I hope whet the appetite for this location….London City Hall


mayors office by BA_pics, on Flickr

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Hall_(London)

Tower bridge (Duh!)


tower bridge around corner by BA_pics, on Flickr

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Bridge

and one I took of Big Ben (which is only a short tube ride away…)


Big ben by BA_pics, on Flickr

I finally also took some of the exec lounge for those interested:


exec lounge tower bridge by BA_pics, on Flickr


exec lounge snacks by BA_pics, on Flickr


Exec lounge desserts by BA_pics, on Flickr


work area of exec lounge by BA_pics, on Flickr


food area of exec lounge ready for breakfast by BA_pics, on Flickr


breakfast place setting exec lounge by BA_pics, on Flickr

The sushi bar on the ground floor is open but only some of the time…a picture of the opening hours shown in the displays in the elevator:


hours of sushi bar tower bridge Hilton by BA_pics, on Flickr

Suite photos in next post...
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Old Dec 30, 12, 1:04 am   #124
 
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and finally some of the suite itself….sorry but all pics were taken on an iPhone 4S so not the greatest detail or resolution. The bedroom is larger than most other exec rooms but is the same so I haven't included pics of that here…see my previous post in this thread for pics of the bedroom design and layout…the only one I did take of the bedroom was the bathroom sink area which has two sinks in the suite compared to the one in a normal exec room.

The suite is in rooms 1211 (living/dining/work area) and 1212 (Bedroom).

A second connecting bedroom can be opened as well but is would obviously cost more...


dual sink of suite by BA_pics, on Flickr


Suite entrances by BA_pics, on Flickr


floor plan by BA_pics, on Flickr


view from entrance of bedroom by BA_pics, on Flickr


view down to street from suite by BA_pics, on Flickr


TV and Bose system by BA_pics, on Flickr


suite extra loo by BA_pics, on Flickr


sofa and dining area from door to second bedroom by BA_pics, on Flickr


Shard at night from suite by BA_pics, on Flickr


desk area of suite by BA_pics, on Flickr

Hope these are of use and interest. Happy New Year.
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Old Dec 30, 12, 1:19 am   #125
 
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Nice photos, and the hotel looks great. I was very interested in staying here, but the Best Available Rate for my dates in the second half of April start at 287 GBP for a standard room, which I think is much too high, especially if there was a chance of no upgrade/lounge access for Gold. Right now we've booked the Hyatt Churchill at 216 (AARP rate), but I'll keep checking the Hilton Tower Bridge to see if a really good rate comes up (like the 90 GBP that someone mentioned!).
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Old Dec 30, 12, 11:44 am   #126
 
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This hotel tends to be much cheaper at weekends. I have a standard room on a sunday night in late January for ~£90. Which made it the cheapest Hilton in London that night, and certainly one of the nicest
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Old Dec 30, 12, 6:36 pm   #127
 
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This hotel tends to be much cheaper at weekends. I have a standard room on a sunday night in late January for ~£90. Which made it the cheapest Hilton in London that night, and certainly one of the nicest
At anything lower than 150 I would jump at it, but I've got 9 nights and the 287 seems way too high. Could play with putting in the 2 weekends separately, ending up with 3 res, but even then I don't think I can get the average down far enough.
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Old Dec 31, 12, 2:33 pm   #128
 
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At anything lower than 150 I would jump at it, but I've got 9 nights and the 287 seems way too high. Could play with putting in the 2 weekends separately, ending up with 3 res, but even then I don't think I can get the average down far enough.
definitely worth looking at the weekends separately, but I suspect that the weekday rate will remain so high the average runs over a reasonable limit. Might be worth spending one weekend here though even if the rest of your stay is elsewhere.
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Old Jan 3, 13, 3:26 pm   #129
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Great review BOTB. Certainly one of the nicest suites I've seen in London!

Service there is also pretty good, I'd recommend.
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Old Jan 17, 13, 1:41 pm   #130
 
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I am thinking about booking this for a couple of nights in mid-febuary. It will be personol time, so the Lounge is very important. Sounds like this may check the boxes, can anyone comment on the wine or drink quality in the evening. Rates are in the low 100's.
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Old Jan 17, 13, 4:55 pm   #131
 
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I am thinking about booking this for a couple of nights in mid-febuary. It will be personol time, so the Lounge is very important. Sounds like this may check the boxes, can anyone comment on the wine or drink quality in the evening. Rates are in the low 100's.
I'm hoping someone else will come back confirming this but I seem to remember seeing 6-8 brand name spirit bottles in the lounge for people to freely access. They obviously had a white and a red and may have had a sparkling wine as well...didn't try any that night we were there sorry so didn't look and by the time I took the pics...everything was put away.

The spirits were in the upper shelf area above the fridges where you see the jars of finger food...

I believe I saw two different types of canned beer as well if that helps.

So should be a decent selection to whet the whistle...certainly one of the better lounges in London at a Hilton.

Hope that helps, again, hoping someone will confirm or correct this...
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Old Jan 18, 13, 2:37 am   #132
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That matches my experience. I don't drink so wouldn't take note of the brands, however.
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Old Jan 18, 13, 7:11 am   #133
 
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Thanks for the hotel info, booked 4 nights.
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Old Jan 18, 13, 9:05 am   #134
 
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BotB and Stifle.... thanks for the specific comments! It will more than meet my needs and a 93 right now....I would say its a steal with the benefits!!
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That matches my experience. I don't drink so wouldn't take note of the brands, however.
Ditto. Looked like a good range, but I have no idea when it comes to telling good from poor quality drinks since I don't bother with the booze. Now the afternoon tea and evening snacks on the other hand... well, step aside, sir
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