Hotel Overview:Occupying a location on the south side of the River Thames and close to busy high street shopping is the Church Street Hotel London. Well placed for the Kennington Oval (1.3 miles) where many big cricket games are played. This particular part of SE5 is known as Camberwell Green ( a small recreation green area with children's playground) and going north along Camberwell Road and Walworth Road from this point finds an endless number of shops, bars and restaurants. This area if very multicultural and this reflects in the type of shops and restaurants which cater to many different tastes and nationalities. Fair to say this part of London is somewhat downmarket compared to some of the glitzy central London locations but still has a lot to offer. 1.5 miles at the northern end of Walworth Road is an area known as Elephant and Castle, a very busy major road junction but also another shopping centre with entertainment facilities along with the shopping. Closer to the hotel at just over half a mile is Burgess Park, a large open area with some woodland and sports facilities for football and tennis. There are good local transport options with many bus routes running close to the hotel. Other local attractions include the South London Art Gallery (0.4 miles) and the Brixton Academy Music Venue (1.2 miles), Brockwell Park Lido (1.8 miles). Convenient for Kings College Hospital which is 1.1 miles away. 20 minutes from Waterloo Station.
Hotel in Detail:The Church Street Hotel is a Spanish-Americana boutique hotel painted grey on its exterior. Inside the hotel makes good use of bold colours while the reception desk itself is styled from a religious altar. Madonna's and votive candles line the hallways. Other features include colonialist furniture and iconic art to go along with the idiosyncratic feel.
The majority of rooms are en-suite and where there are shared facilities this is stipulated when you check the rates above.
Bedrooms are decorated in yellows, greens and blues. Bathrooms have hand painted Mexicasa tile work. Beds are made from forged iron and have a snuggle duvet. In-room amenities include flat screen television (except bedrooms with shared facilities), DVD/CD player, Telephone, Iron, Shower, Heating, Toilet, Hairdryer.
Deluxe and superior rooms come with crystal chandeliers, aged family hot sauce, organic chocolate, mineral water and top brand organic bath products.
The higher end bedrooms also come with air-conditioning.
The Church Street hotel serves breakfast (freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee, croissants, cereals, milk, yoghurt).
There is also a lounge accessible 24/7 with an honesty bar which is where breakfast is served. Designed in the Havana style of old, the CHST lounge, with its high ceiling, colonial fans, oak blinds, American Walnut Panelling, natural stonewash colouration, exudes the warmth and welcoming spirit you will find in a traditional Latin environment. Guests can help themselves to complimentary gourmet teas and Monmouth coffee. An extensive and eclectic selection of DVd's are also available in the lounge to borrow at no extra charge.
This is an all no-smoking hotel. Free WiFi high speed internet access is accessible from all parts of the hotel.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% by past guests. The London average is 77% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 134th from 752 London hotels, and 53rd of 284 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (2.2 miles, 3.5 km) would be the 4 star Dolphin House Serviced Apartments, where rates start from around £77 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating.
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £5 per day.
Internet:Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Bedroom Numbers: 31 / 18 suites / 4 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am