by: Alex Tieghi-Walker
Sneaky local getaway.
With handsome Gregory.
The copper centerpiece of the spa area.
Rooms are dark and masculine and filled with mineral textures and colours.
Bath was big.
The bright blue installation in the lobby represents anchor chains; the reception desk is moulded in the form of a beaten copper hull that extends to the porte-cochere.
Nature is an important decorative element throughout the Mondrian; charred wooden stools topped with wild flowers are arranged throughout the public spaces.
Model liners reflect the maritime heritage of the building (this model of the Queen Mary is really, really huge).
A playful colour scheme brings the lobby to life.
The daytime view from our balcony: River Thames, Blackfriar’s Bridge, and Saint Paul’s Cathedral.
Dixon’s own designs are contrasted with folk objects in surprising places.
Turned to one of Dixon’s copper globes to emphasize the absolute size and scale of the suite.
The floral details continue in Dandelyon, the hotel bar. We ate the flowers, too
Lights out for bed, just lanterns and illuminated buildings of London beyond.
Highs + Lows
The spa was COSMIC. I highly recommend the facial.
Dandelyon, the bar, was a real highlight. Get drunk on botanical goodness.
I loved the maritime references throughout the hotel; the model boats kept me busy for ages.
Dixon’s design is spot on. Every surface is texturally intriguing and playful.
Our room had two wall-mounted televisions, which I thought was slightly excessive.
No nods to sustainability or positive environmental awareness, which I think is very important in hospitality (and elsewhere).
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Riverside design spot.
Maritime industrial meets California cool.
At the centre of an arc in the Thames, which stretches from the Southbank in the West to Borough Market further East.
237, most with river views.
As would be expected from the Mondrian group.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Tom Dixon, who filled the hotel spaces with mineral textures such as stone, metal and wood.
No pool, yes gym (and spa!).
Sea Containers at Mondrian. It’s an impressive space under the Stewardshop from Executive Chef Seamus Mullen.
Two, both wonderful. Dandelyan is headed up by Ryan Chetiyawardana and serves botanical-based cocktails.
I don’t think I ventured in to the mini-bar — we spent most of our time in the actual bar.
Yes – speedy and secure.
Yes, they’d enjoy the model ships and watching boat-life on the Thames.