CitizenM London Bankside Hotel is an ideal place to stay in London, either for Leisure or Business. Located in the Bankside District of London you have the financial district close, as well as deliciously Borough Market and of course a Tube Station is close as well. Previously I already stayed at CitizenM Amsterdam Schipol, therefore I already knew their Hotel Concept and was looking forward to stay at one of their Hotels again. CitizenM is a hip Hotel Chain with more and more Hotels worldwide. The Rooms are equipped with everything you need and everything else is available on extra fees. No included breakfast, but the Bar and Restaurant is open almost all day for snacks, meals or just some drinks in the evening.
Already from far I could see CitizenM London Bankside Hotel, due to its colorful and signature red-pink surface. Unlike other Hotels, where you go to a reception to check-in, there are self-check-in counters at CitizenM. This safes them costs and they can offer the rooms even cheaper. But no worries, there is always someone around in case you don’t understand how the self-check-in process at CitizenM works. A real highlight is that the rooms key card works as a luggage tag, if you want to. That’s a nice way of recycling! The Rooms can be all reached via an elevator and my room was, luckily, one facing the street.
As usual for CitizenM Hotel Rooms they are rectangular. First, after entering the room, you can find a small closet area with hangers and a mirror, followed by the open bathroom area. Completely open and about in the middle of the room there is a sink with storage space and the fridge. There you can find a bottle of complimentary water, very nice! In a closed space there is the toilet and the shower, and if you wonder about the red-pinkish light, you can fully control it. From blue to yellow to red, all can be adjusted via the hotel rooms tablet computer. But following the bathroom area, there is a really comfortable chair, a smaller table and finally the bed. A square sized bed that ends at the hotel rooms end, at the window. All CitizenM Hotel Rooms are the same, and what I really like about this minimal but nice designed hotel room is the huge bed. Underneath the bed there is some storage space for luggage or extra blankets in winter.
I haven’t used any extra services by CitizenM, such as Breakfast or Dinner, and after checking out I was simply able to leave. I like this easy but unconventional concept of CitizenM Hotels and I would absolutely enjoy to stay at the Bankside Hotel again, or at any of their other Hotels in London (or worldwide).
Address CitizenM London Bankside Hotel
20 Lavington St
London SE1 0NZ