Great Dover Street Apartments
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Great Dover Street is a part of Kings College London, and offers excellent value accommodation for the single traveller. The rooms are situated in Southwark, just a five minute walk from numerous attractions including Borough Market, the London Dungeon and all the activity of London’s famous Southbank!
Every room has a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries, and you’ll also have access to a quality shared kitchen so you can make your own meals, just remember to bring your own crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment with you! Friendly staff will be on hand to check you in and help you with any queries you may have. The reception is open 24 hours a day so you can come and go as you please – but for extra peace of mind, each apartment at Great Dover Street is accessed using a secure and convenient swipe card entry system.
If you want to get to really get to know London you could easily walk from here to Covent Garden or Oxford Street, but if your feet are sore after a hard day’s sightseeing you also have great transport links to fall back on. Borough, London Bridge and Elephant and Castle tube stations are just a short walk away, and from London Bridge train station you can also reach the south coast of Kent if you fancy a day out!
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Lift to all Floors
- Name: Borough
- Distance: 500 metres
- Name: LONDON BRIDGE
- Distance: 1 kilometre
- Name: HEATHROW
- Distance: 30 kilometres
- Nearest Tube/Metro Name: Borough Distance: 500 metres
- Nearest Rail Name: London Bridge Distance: 1 kilometre
- Nearest Airport Name: Heathrow Distance: 30 kilometres
To view our full selection of accommodation in London Bridge & Southwark, view our hotels in London Bridge & Southwark page.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 44 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Beware of bugs and rude awakenings
Stay Date: 07/2017, elleaych2503 wrote this review.
Needing a last minute place to stay in London that was central and cheap, I thought this was too good to be true. It was. The rooms were initially grubby and small, this I could live with. What I could not live with was a bathroom crawling with sil… See more
Needing a last minute place to stay in London that was central and cheap, I thought this was too good to be true. It was. The rooms were initially grubby and small, this I could live with. What I could not live with was a bathroom crawling with silverfish. I've lived in student housing so know the score, however this was disgusting and prevented us from using the basic facilities we were given (showers are a wet room). The cherry on top of the icing of the cake, after an uncomfortable night's sleep in a bumpy bed, was the clattering of staff giving the kitchen an incredibly loud deep clean at 730AM on a Sunday morning. This is something we were not forewarned about and something staff were not bothered about upon complaining. It was so loud, I'm not one to exaggerate but even the heaviest of sleepers would be roused. All in all, for the money you pay, you're better off at a hostel. I would encourage anyone going to London to NOT stay at this accommodation. Collapse
For the money - excellent
Stay Date: 08/2016, Emily R wrote this review.
For the money - and for a solo traveller - you really can't beat this place. Secure building, ensuite, also has kitchen facilities. Most of the year this is student accommodation. The breakfast was great continental style. What you'd get staying in … See more
For the money - and for a solo traveller - you really can't beat this place. Secure building, ensuite, also has kitchen facilities. Most of the year this is student accommodation. The breakfast was great continental style. What you'd get staying in a room twice the price. The bathroom was ensuite but not very appealing. I saw a couple of silverfish scuttling around. Bring your flip-flops if you want to go in there! Collapse
quiet and basic room, but good for the price
Stay Date: 08/2016, Ian_cee wrote this review.
easy to find and check in. Room was clean, bathroom was basic and a bit smelly. I did find a used maxi pad in the cupboard which was a bit gross. Breakfast worked well and served me even though I missed the 10am closing time.
easy to find and check in. Room was clean, bathroom was basic and a bit smelly. I did find a used maxi pad in the cupboard which was a bit gross. Breakfast worked well and served me even though I missed the 10am closing time. Collapse
Plain and Friendly
Stay Date: 07/2016, Jenny S wrote this review.
This accommodation was the closest-on-a-budget I could get to a conference venue (Chelsea College of Arts near the Tate Britain), which was only a short walk and bus ride away across the river (nearest bus/tube station to the residence is Borough; El… See more
This accommodation was the closest-on-a-budget I could get to a conference venue (Chelsea College of Arts near the Tate Britain), which was only a short walk and bus ride away across the river (nearest bus/tube station to the residence is Borough; Elephant & Castle, where you can also stock up on groceries, is also doable on foot). The room (Block 7, Floor 7; with a view on the tip of The Shard :-) was tiny but completely sufficient for my 6-night stay. The carpet floor really could have used a vaccuum cleaner (bring some slippers!), but everything else was clean. Bathroom plumbing and the shower outfit were dreadful, "getting" the right temperature and washing with long hair at low water pressure and an erratic shower head took forever. The bed was extremely comfortable! A desk and plenty of cabinet space for clothes and other items. Fast wifi. The reception team and lovely ladies serving up breakfast were always friendly and happy to assist. Expect large groups of teenagers hanging out and singing (not always well) in the courtyard until late at night ;-) Everything is accessible by elevator if you have a heavy suitcase. Laundry facilities are available. Overall a pleasant and especially safe place; so much better than any grubby little hotel would have been! Collapse
Cheap, but I still feel I got done
Stay Date: 05/2016, roosterza wrote this review.
This is effectively a student hall of residence. I can't fault the rate I was charged. And - although I've stayed in London on a budget before - at least this room didn't look like it had anything contagious or living in the bed. The location is als… See more
This is effectively a student hall of residence. I can't fault the rate I was charged. And - although I've stayed in London on a budget before - at least this room didn't look like it had anything contagious or living in the bed. The location is also fantastic ... A short walk to the Shard. The staff member at reception was friendly, and the bed linen was clean. And that's all I can say that's good. There were no instructions given about whether reception was 24 hours, what the local attractions were, whether there was a kitchen in the corridor I was staying in, and whether I was allowed to use it. There was no kettle or refreshments in the room, so in the end I went looking for a kitchen to make myself a hot drink. Unfortunately, I don't think the kitchen had been cleaned since the students vacated the "flat", and there was a dish on the side with food traces in it, dirty dishes in the sink. It looked like the students had just walked out. In fact, I hadn't been told that there weren't still students in the flat, and I couldn't see mugs or hot drinks and didn't want till start opening cupboards if they were still in the flat, so I left. The bed looked clean, but there was a distinct smell of stagnant water in the room. This was emanating from the bathroom, which had black mould on the wall above the showerhead, and a massive hairball stuck to the side of the toilet ball. I don't think the extractor fan worked, which explained the mould, but the smell was coming from the drains. The bathroom cubicle is tiny and the shower curtain pulls across over the toilet, so the toilet gets soaked when you shower ... Make sure you've been to the toilet before you shower, or you'll get a wet butt. The entire floor also gets wet, so you'll have wet feet if you go to the toilet or brush your teeth after a shower; Thank goodness I had my own slippers. However, in hindsight, at least some soap suds falling on the toilet may have disinfected it ... a bit. It's rare to feel like you need a shower after a shower, but this venue managed that. And the image of the giant hairball in the toilet still make my skin crawl. In short, as there was no tea or coffee making facility, and the bathroom had seen better days, i decided to stick with just using the bed, and vacating as soon as I could to go have a morning coffee somewhere I could tell had been cleaned. So I checked out by 6.30 am. Do stay here if you want a dirt cheap night in a good location in London with clean linen. Don't stay here if you like anything else that hotels offer ... Tea and coffee making facilities, television, blackout curtains, lit corridors, space, clean bathrooms, the ability to pee without standing in water, and clean bathroom walls. To be honest, I'd rather have paid ten times the price to stay at the nearby Hilton ... I think I'd have gotten my money's worth. Collapse
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