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Safety index

71 out of 100

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Pet-friendly

Spa

Business

Sea Containers London

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8.9

Good (19,530 ratings)

London, United Kingdom - 

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560 m Tate Modern

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910 m London Eye

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980 m St. Paul's Cathedral

Hotel Overview

Sea Containers London is a highly regarded hotel situated in the heart of London, drawing attention for its distinctive design, strategic location, and top-notch amenities. Based on user reviews, this establishment elicits a mix of positive feedback for its unique blend of luxury, comfort, and exceptional service, as well as some criticism for aspects that may detract from the overall guest experience.

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Hotel highlights

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  1. Unique Design: Guests love the distinctive architectural and interior design that adds to the overall ambiance of their stay.
  2. Strategic Location: Its prime location allows easy access to local attractions, making it a favorite among tourists.
  3. Exceptional Service: The staff's attentive and personalized service stands out, enhancing guest satisfaction.
  4. Quality Amenities: The hotel boasts high-quality amenities, including a well-equipped gym, that contribute to a comfortable stay.
  5. Stunning Views: Many guests highlight the breathtaking views of the city or river as a highlight of their stay.
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Area for improvement

Air Conditioning

  1. Price Point: Some guests find the hotel's pricing to be on the higher side, which can be a deterrent for budget-conscious travelers.
  2. Noise Levels: Reports of noise from both inside and outside the hotel can sometimes impact the quality of sleep.
  3. Room Size: A few guests mention that certain rooms can feel somewhat small, affecting comfort for those who prefer more spacious accommodations.
  4. Booking Issues: There have been occasional complaints about booking and reservation miscommunications, leading to inconvenience.
  5. Limited Food Options: Although the dining experience is generally praised, some guests desire more variety in the food offerings.

Amenities

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Spa

Spa

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Restaurant

Bar

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Total 19,530 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.8

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9.2

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4.5/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

181 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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booking

7,793 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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expedia

1,004 Reviews

9.2 / 10

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google

4,417 Reviews

4.5 / 5

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tripadvisor

6,135 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Service

Bar

Dining

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Atmosphere

Room

Breakfast

Cleanliness

Nature

Sleep

Restaurant

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Wellness

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Nightlife

Spa

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Wi-Fi

Kitchen

Gym

Safety

Parking

TV

Air Conditioning

Property was mentioned 933 times

5% Negative91% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Chantal P1 month ago

Staying in London proves a fun challenge as there are so many great choices of hotels. If you want luxury overlooking the River Thames though, choose Sea Containers. ||The building is right on the Southbank between Blackfriars and Waterloo with great transport options. It is beautiful inside with a high end nautical feel to the decor. The lifts up to the rooms are very cool with fun pictures in each one. The whole hotel smells amazing and is clean and stylish. ||The room I had was lovely. Nice big bed, tv, desk and chair, comfy lounge chair and footstool, well stocked bar and lovely bathroom with rainfall shower. There were great complimentary shower products, slippers, shower caps, basically all the things you need for a relaxing stay. ||I enjoyed a delicious 3 course Christmas dinner too overlooking the river. Watched some Christmas tv and had 2 nights of the comfiest sleep ever. The pillows and bed were perfect. I did not want to leave.||The staff were so lovely and helpful throughout. I'd definitely stay again and make use of their spa facilities and book a film at their cinema next time. Happy customer indeed.

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Mr JG3 months ago
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I want to love this hotel. Stylish design, comfortable beds, some of the rooms are excellent especially the river view and those facing east on the high floors (amazing airy views). Location great for me personally. However… Service and staff are random at best. Some things work perfectly but others not at all (front desk and room service never answering the phone for example - which even have the phones in the rooms). Bars are expensive (ok for the location) but again the food and drinks are variable quality and service hit and miss. Some of the rooms are on low floors with small windows and views only of the adjacent building. This is a totally different experience to the better rooms and it’s hard to know which you’ll get (unless you’ve booked the river view / suite / etc obviously). In summary it’s great if you catch the staff on a good day and you get a good room.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 359

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Number of floors 14

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Year Built 2006

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

8

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175

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126

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Tate Modern

560 m

London Eye

910 m

St. Paul's Cathedral

980 m

London Bridge

1.26 km

The Shard

1.33 km

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Getting around

London Waterloo East Station

560 m

Southwark Underground Station

560 m

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Airports Nearby

Heathrow Airport (LHR)

26.5 km

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Restaurants

Doggetts Coat & Badge

210 m

Gourmet Pizza Co

210 m

Seabird

350 m

Art Yard Bar & Kitchen

140 m

Caffè Nero

140 m

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Daytime safety

65 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

39 out of 100

Unsafe

London safety index

Safety

Crime

71

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

71 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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70

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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77

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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70

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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80

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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79

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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50

54

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

54 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

58

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Mugging or robbery  57/100

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Car theft  43/100

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Car break-ins  50/100

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Home break-ins  48/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

57

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Physical attacks  54/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

High

63

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  38/100

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Drug problem  62/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $2.3

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Coffee

$2.9 - $7.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $3.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$16.2 - $38.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $5.8

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.3 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$57.9 - $162

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$8.1 - $17.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.1 - $11.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.5 - $3.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$138.9 - $309

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$11.6 - $35.9

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$28.9 - $115.7

Weather In London

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Precipitation In London

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.512

PM1023

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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