Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Lambeth North 0.3 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Waterloo 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.6 miles (2.6 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7.3 miles (11.7 km). The 4 tube stations and 3 railway stations in a half mile radius (0.8 km) of the hotel means transport links are excellent. Sitting between the busy areas of Waterloo and the Elephant and Castle places the H10 London Waterloo close to major commuter links, popular shopping areas and with good access to the popular tourist areas of Central London. The hotels location is on the south side of the River Thames while the most central areas are located on the north side of the River with Piccadilly Circus and the West End around 1.4 miles to the north west and is accessed via Waterloo or Westminster Bridge. The Elephant and Castle and many shops and bars but is a down market area compared to the main tourist areas. More touristy would be Borough High Street which is around half a mile way to the north east. Waterloo station is on the of 5 main railway stations within greater London and offers services out to the rest of the UK as well as being a stop on the London underground and tube service. Well located for Westminster and the Houses of Parliament (House of Commons and House of Lords) which is less than a mile across Westminster Bridge.
There are many nearby places on interest which include the Imperial War Museum (0.2 miles), Young Vic Theatre (0.3 miles), Imax Cinema (0.5 miles), London Aquarium (0.6 miles), Tate Modern (0.6 miles), Royal festival hall (0.6 miles) and the Hayward Gallery (0.6 miles). Also just 0.6 miles away is the must-see London Eye, a giant Catherine Wheel on which pods are placed allowing visitors to take in huge views over the whole of London.
Hotel in Detail:Brand new purpose built hotel, the H10 London Waterloo opened in March 2010. This is a modern hotel with the latest amenities such as complimentary wireless internet access throughout as well as a dedicated business corner with free internet. The hotels interiors are a mix of European functionalism but with a British style.
Bedrooms come with flat screen TV with international channels, Minibar, hairdryer, phone, digital safe, air-conditioning, Intelligent temperature control, Media Hub (iPod and PC connection) and kettle. All rooms en-suite with toiletries supplied and steam free mirrors.
Deluxe bedrooms come with Espresso monodose coffee maker, Iron and ironing board, Free press in the room (on request), Bathrobe and slippers
24 hours room service.
Onsite is the hotels a La Carte restaurant, Three O Two, and the modern style hotel bar, Circus Bar. The restaurant serves Mediterranean and International dishes and looks out onto Waterloo Road. The Circus bar is located in the hotel lobby.
Also within the premises is a Spa providing a Gym, Sauna, Hydro massage shower, massages and beauty treatments.
The H10 London waterloo has 4 meeting rooms which can handle a maximum of 55 in the largest room.
Front desk manned 24 hours. Hotel has a lift. No-smoking throughout.
Bedroom Numbers: 177 (1 suite) / 13 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: Noon. 12.00
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Wired internet is available in all areas and is free of charge. Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% 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.
Milesfaster ranking: 57th from 866 London hotels, and 19th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.4 miles, 0.7 km) would be the 4 star Novotel Blackfriars, where rates start from £127 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Novotel Blackfriars also offers: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Strand Palace Hotel. 1.0 miles away (1.7 km), has been rated at 80% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £80 (theres free WiFi too).
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 4 Star Staybridge Suites Vauxhall seems like a possible option, it's only 0.8 miles (1.2 km) from here. The Staybridge Suites Vauxhall has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 1.1 miles (1.7 km) radius. The 50 consist of 12 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 23 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%. Of these hotels the highest rated is Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £151 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £63 at Travelodge Waterloo (3 Star, 90%) to a high of £438 at Corinthia Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £250, Four Star average: £129, Three Star average: £108 and Two Star average: £82.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank H10 London Waterloo 11th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 4th (joint) for the 23 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 21st of 50 (10th of 23 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 10th of 48 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Staybridge Suites Vauxhall was top).
Comment: Interior designed by Pedro Peña, building designed by Maccreanor Lavington Architects. The H10 Waterloo building won a Royal Institute of British Architects Award in May 2011.