Who goes?
Families, singles, couples, business people and backpackers all under one roof. The hotel manage to cater for all and fortunately I didn’t hear or see any groups of kids.


10/10 London I know well, but Southwark I do not. I was very impressed with the location, just a couple of hundred metres walk Southwark underground station and close to the city and West End. With my heavy cases it was a blessing, the Northern Line wasn’t made for battling case holders.


 10/10 They all seemed friendly and polite, but Veronica was the best. She went out of her way to help me at four or five different points of my stay so the 10/10 is for her. That girl should get a pay rise.

Rooms and style

8/10 I would have jumped for joy when I saw the sign on my bed introducing new sleep technology, a genuine comfort exclusivity made by Ibis, but my energy was deleting fast. A long overnight flight behind me and at 9am I was ready to collapse in bed, which is exactly what I did for three hours.

I had to drag myself out of bed at midday as I had a lunch date lined up otherwise I could have stayed there all day. The bed, comfort and shower were better than the five star hotel that I’d stayed in a few nights before. Sorry, but to disclose would be wrong.

Food and drink

9/10 I only stayed for breakfast and was impressed with the choice. Ibis has got better over the years.

Value for money

8/10 If you’re looking for a hotel in central London for around £95 then this place is a real find. I don’t think you’ll find much else for the price.

Would you go again?

Absolutely I may make this my regular haunt when in the city.

Ibis London Blackfriars, 49 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NZ


James Clark