Hop Art House
- Free WiFi
With a stay at Hop Art House in London (Bermondsey), you’ll be minutes from Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Guy’s Hospital and The Shard.
Make yourself at home in one of the 8 guestrooms, featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and stovetops. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and flat-screen televisions are provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include separate sitting areas and microwaves, and housekeeping is provided weekly.
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Our family of four stayed a week in July 2017. Had mixed feeling about the place.
The best part about the apartment is its location. A short walk away from London Bridge and the metro. Across the street from the Borough Market, and is surrounded by eatery and convenience shops.
The apartment is small yet efficiently designed. Comfortable beds.
The staff was invisible and out of reach - all communication was done through email so do not expect fast response. London was our last stop on the trip so imagine my surprise to receive an email with a form attached the week before check in. I managed to complete the mandatory form using my Apple pencil on the iPad, but it would be very challenging for those without access to those tools or a printer.
WiFi performance was poor. Staff instructed us (after email inquiries) to reset the router. We simply had to reset the router every few hours during our stay.
For our one week stay, we were provided only one trash bag, and one dishwasher tab. There is no paper towel or kitchen sponge to wash things. There was a limited supply of toilet paper, and no supply for laundry. Are we expected to travel with loads of those essentials? We have to frequent the convenience shop to stock up.
And there is no air conditioning. London was unusually warm during our stay. We had to keep the windows open, which means we have to endure train noises every few minutes.
Next time we will stay somewhere else.
Excellent location near 100s of eateries. My room on third floor overlooked Borough Market and the fictitious residence of Bridget jones (diairies) ..a real pub. Two minutes from the Southwark street exit from London Bridge (jubilee line). Excellent two bedroom flat (could sleep 4) two bathrooms and a kitchen diner. Must have a value (as a flat) of well over £1 million. I paid £235 for one night for the privilege thru hotel.com. This was discounted. Mind you the nearest premier travel in was £190 that night (booked late). Many positive aspects. The only downsides is that it's fiddly to get the key...a 15 min walk to near tower bridge (a basement office in another building) and back again. Then there is the £100 deposit fir breakages. The lady in reception (Spanish?) was first class and when I couldn't access the flat she came over straight away. The problem apparently was sticky buttons on the number pad. I'll watch for that next time. Shame I couldn't stay longer ...great place to bring a partner ....great meal out and then a quirky flat to come back to ( beats hotels for an experience)
Visited for a long weekend with the family. Fantastic location over the road from London Bridge tube station. Lovely modern and clean apartment. Loved the underfloor heating too. Would recommend, especially to those travelling with children.
Very convenient location near the Borough Market and the London Bridge station. Apartments themselves promised more than it was provided: no views, very basic service, not very clean. For this price (210 £) we could have expected more services. In the apartment there were nothing what we would find in other similar serviced apartments, like wahing powder for washing machine, washing-up liquid, stuff for dishwasher, sugar, salt. One roll of toilet paper for 7 days for two people. All that did not cost that much money but created incovenience: we had to look for a supermarket and go to buy all this. Very mean of the management.
We rented this mini apartment for three nights and would not hesitate to come back. It is very convenient to the east end of the south bank, all features of London Bridge station, Borough Market, a cluster of gold old pubs with Tower Hill and all the rest not far off. It's affordable and a good place to be. The booking arrangements went smoothly, the flat on the third floor was exactly as described. Not top notch luxury but fresh simple and comfortable. It was easy to spend half an hour stocking with the usual soft and hard drinks, breads, cheeses and cold meats from the market across the road, wines from Oddbins, Leathwaites or one of the other good wine shops within a stones throw.
Just a few gripes you may want to anticipate but nothing maintenance can't resolve in minutes. The key pad on the main entrance are unpredictable and unreliable. And you only get one flat door key which for a two doubled bedded place is not great. The big mat in our living room curled at two corners and caused several trips till we devised a knack. The balcony doors could not be opened and the two wall lights in the non food zone were not working which curtailed reading and made needlepoint hazardous. In the two bathrooms even one coat hanger would have been helpful and maybe essential for clothing, towels or wash bags. The free wifi was reliable but painfully slow.
We will come back if they let us. In its price range, highly recommended.