Great location, however, should be listed as a cat 5. The room was bad and really needed some updating, horrible view, the executive lounge was just ok, not great. I will consider another Marriott when I return to London. However, if you are seeking location, this is the hotel, within walking distance to many attractions and Waterloo and West Minster tude stops are very close. It does have a pool and the staff was OK, not overly helpfull but ok. I know this is really a mixed review, but I hope this helps if you are on the fence about a decision.
I don't know whether I'm just lucky or what, but I have been very surprised by the recent negative posts about the London County Hall. I don't spend all that much time in Britain, but for the second time in a row I had an outstanding stay at the London County Marriott (both times on points). This trip was August 12-17, so I think I overlapped with some people who had bad experiences. I had a corner suite facing the BA Eye, the Thames, and Big Ben. The suite had great Marriott bedding, air conditioning, televisions in both the living and bedrooms, and everyone at the hotel was great.
They were not able to accommodate my early arrival because of a group from the previous night checking out late, but that's so often the deal in Europe in any case. (See my previous post on emailing hotels in advance, not just filling out the form -- it works 90% of the time.) It didn't work in this case, but it's also clearly stated on their website that they can't guarantee early check-in.
As I said, my room was fantastic, and so was the staff and the restaurant (though the menu is limited and stays the same from day to day). The Executive Lounge, as I said before, is at best minimalist -- but I did have the opportunity to meet and have very nice conversations with fellow travelers.
I suppose if I had paid the Marriott rate converted into pounds I might not have been so satisfied, but with a suite on points I was delighted with my room, the staff, and the location.
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