Hotel in Detail:The Park Plaza London Waterloo offers extensive services and amenities close to major attractions, transport links and the main tourist areas. Onsite dining, sauna, indoor pool, gym, bar and free WiFi makes the hotel a great choice for all types of visitors to central London, whether for business or pleasure.
Range of rooms and suites available. Studio kings can accommodate 3 adults while the studio king family rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
All guest rooms come with signature beds, free WiFi, city or atrium view , 48 inch smart Flat screen TV with on demand movies, air conditioning, mood lighting, laptop size safe, iron and ironing board, multimedia connectivity, international power sockets, blackout curtains, direct dial telephone, luggage rack, work desk, lounge chair, floor–to–ceiling windows, minibar, coffee and tea facilities, hairdryer
The bathrooms have a walk in shower and free toiletries. Studio rooms have bathrobes and slippers as do the one bedroom suites which also have a Nespresso coffee machine and separate bath and shower.
24 hour room service. Daily maid service.
Florentine Restaurant and Bar: Open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serves a Brasserie style menu which is simple and eclectic, with a range of freshly made dishes including flatbreads baked in the feature oven. The menu also includes an Ostrich egg dish to share and all–day classics from Eggs Florentine to a tasty Tomahawk steak. The restaurant has a maximum capacity of 74 guests.
The bar a range of great British drinks including Chapel Down, Camel Valley, craft beers and a range of signature cocktails, with DJ sessions throughout the evenings and weekends for a relaxed ambience. Maximum capacity of 60 guests (20 around the bar, 30 seated at tables and 10 standing)
illy Caffe: Italian coffee shop. Serves robust, full–flavoured authentic Italian coffee. Open daily 07.00 till 18.00
Valet parking available. Onsite gymnasium with state of the art facilities and indoor 90 square metre (15 metres long) heated swimming pool. There is also a mixed use steam room and sauna.
The reception is open 24 hours. The Park Plaza Waterloo is fully air–conditioned throughout and smoking is not permitted in any area. Hotel has lifts.
Other services include a sun terrace, massages (charge), concierge, luggage storage, currency exchange, dry cleaning, laundry, fax and photocopy.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Lambeth North 123 yards (112 metres), Railway Station: London Waterloo 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.9 miles (3.1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 7.1 miles (11.4 km). The Park Plaza London Waterloo sits in south London close to the River Thames in Lambeth some 492 yards (449 metres) from Waterloo mainline station (5 minutes walk). Just 1 minute on foot from Lambeth North tube station (Bakerloo Line) which is 88 yards (80 metres) from the hotel. Easy access to the central areas just on the north side of the Thames via the nearest bridges, Lambeth, Westminster and Waterloo bridges, all within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) and about 10 minutes walk. There are shops and cafes in the local area but the main tourist areas are around 0.4 miles (0.6 km) way along the South Bank (Royal Festival Hall, Heywards Gallery) and into the main West End on the north side of the River. The 10 acres of Archbishops Park in just 200 yards (182 metres) from the Park Plaza Waterloo Hotel while Lambeth Palace, home to the archbishop of Canterbury is 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away.
Bedroom Numbers: 490
Check-in: 12.00 noon
Check-out: 14.00 (2 pm)
Bought by CBRE Global Investors for £160million pounds in a leasback deal with former owners PPHE Hotel Group in July 2017.
The Park Plaza Waterloo first opened 28 November 2016.
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £45 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Park Plaza Hotels across the chain average 87% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Park Plaza hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 866 London hotels, 2nd of 7 Park Plaza Hotels, and 49th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, where rates start from £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles from here (1.3 km), has been rated at 75% by past guests and has rates from around £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star The Arch Hotel seems like it might fit the bill, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (6 Hercules Road, SE1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 1.0 miles (1.7 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 16 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 85%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 82%). Top 4 star hotel is Amba Charing Cross at 98%. Coming out as the top rated hotel are Corinthia Hotel London (5 star), the Haymarket Hotel (5 star) and also the 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (5 star) (all joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £166 per night. Starting from £62 at Grange Rochester Hotel (4 Star, 75%) up to £500 at 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (5 Star, 99%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £267, Four Star average: £131, Three Star average: £101 and Two Star average: £82.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Park Plaza Waterloo 29th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 9th for the 19 four star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 24th of 50 (11th of 19 four star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 20th of 49 for sheer value for money (Haymarket Hotel was top).
More hotels from this chainMaybe your first and only choice is the Park Plaza chain your next best options are:
Park Plaza County Hall: is 388 yards (354 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 87% and rates start from about £144.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge: is 404 yards (369 metres) from here, earns a customer rating of 89% and base rates begin at about £151.
Riverbank Park Plaza: 0.7 miles (1.1 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £118.
Park Plaza Victoria Hotel: 1.2 miles (2.0 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £135.