Hotel in Detail:The Marriott County Hall is a top class hotel occupying the central part of the former London county hall (seat of local government). Offering a full range of facilities and services including a choice of in-house restaurants to spa and fitness facilities. Unique setting right on the River Thames alongside Westminster Bridge where bedrooms have views that include Big Ben and the London Eye.
Bedrooms are en-suite and bathrooms have hairdryers, complimentary toiletries, robes and slippers for guests. In-room facilities include individually controlled climate control/air-conditioning, High speed internet access via WiFi and/or wired connection, desk space, dual line direct dial telephone with voicemail, clock, tea/coffee maker, iron and ironing board, laptop size safe, trouser press, bathrobe, mini bar and large flat screen TV with pay movies.
Beds are covered with Egyptian cotton rich linens and designer down duvets and pillows.
Views include the hotel courtyard, Jubilee Gardens or the River Thames towards Westminster (Parliament).
Room service is 24 hours. A turndown service is provided each evening while a a maid service operates daily. Capped packages for long distance calls available. You can also make use of video bill viewing and check-out.
Dining Options:Library Lounge: Open in the evening for dinner (international menu) and in the afternoon for traditional English tea. Overlooks Big Ben clock tower.
Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar: Taking its name from eighteenth century caricaturist James Gillray (18th century caricaturist) whose work is on show here. A true English-styled experience with its classic elegantly English setting and English-inspired menu. Dishes feature nine cuts of steak including the signature dish, a 1000g 'Bulls Head' steak (a 1000g butterfly cut and a double rib steak with bone in) and a 600g T-Bone steak.
The bar menu features historically inspired creations starting from the Georgian era with cocktails such as Very Slippy Weather. Wide selection of beers, fine gins and English vodka. All complimented by a range of English snacks such as Pigs in Blankets, English Crumpet & Soft Boiled Egg and Venison Sausage Rolls with HP sauce.
Executive Lounge: Open every day from 06.00 till midnight. The lounge is open to guests who are staying in Ben Ben View Rooms, Balcony & Executive Suites and Westminster Suite. Complimentary continental breakfast, snacks and soft drinks are served throughout the day and canapes are served in the evening. Free use of a computer with high-speed Internet access.
A feature of the Marriott County Hall hotel is the Club and Spa located on the hotels top two floors. Here you will find a twenty five meter (82 foot) indoor swimming pool, large gymnasium with the latest in cardio and exercise equipment plus free weights, full range beauty treatments and massages, sauna, steam room, plunge pool and Jacuzzi. The swimming pool is actually the largest indoor hotel swimming pool in London. What's more the facilities are open seven days a week. The swimming pool is free to use and is open 06.00 till 23.00 (children 09.00 till 21.00).
The hotel offers 10 meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 70 delegates. Rooms come with WiFi, air-conditioning and the use of natural daylight.
There is also a dedicated business centre where you can access the internet and make use of copy and fax facilities.
Additional hotel services includes babysitting by request, full concierge services including a dedicated desk, currency exchange, laundry and valet dry cleaning. The reception provides safety deposit boxes. Wheelchairs can also be supplied. Wifi can be picked up the hotels public areas.
The hotel has a secure room for luggage storage.
The Marriott County Hall Hotel London does not permit smoking in any area including bedrooms.
In June 2017 became the first hotel in the world to have its own meteorologist in residence. Responsible for giving guests guidance on the local weather and for organising weather dependent itineraries on a daily basis. On call 24/7.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Waterloo 0.4 miles (0.6 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2 miles (3.3 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.7 miles (10.8 km). Great local rail links via 3 network rail (mainline overground) and 5 underground (tube) stations within a half mile (0.8 km) circle of the hotel.
The London Marriott County Hall Hotel commands one of the most enviable locations of any hotel in London. Right on the banks of the River Thames adjacent to Westminster Bridge and overlooking the capitals number one attraction and standout landmark, the London Eye . This is basically a giant Catherine wheel that affords amazing views over most of London. Walking Distance From Waterloo station which is one of London's 5 main railways stations with both national services and London tube services. The local area is very busy during the weekends but can be relatively quiet on weekends.
The building itself is synonymous with London, having been opened in 1922 by King George V and designed by Ralph Knott, the building was used to house London's local government (GLC). The local government was abolished by legislation in 1986 and the building sold to private owners.
Part of the old County Hall is now the major attraction of the London Aquarium . Next to the hotel is Jubilee Gardens, a park that was built in 1977 to celebrate the Queens silver jubilee. Along this stretch of the Thames is the South Bank complex home to such places of interest such as the Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery and the National Theatre. Just on the other side of Westminster bridge is Parliament Square where the House Commons (Parliament), House of Lords and Westminster Abbey are located. Other nearby attractions include Jewel Tower (0.34 miles), Imax Cinema (0.4 miles), 10 Downing Street (0.4 miles), Lambeth Palace (0.4 miles), Imperial War Museum (0.5 miles), Cleopatra's Needle (0.5 miles), National Gallery (0.7 miles) and the Tate Britain (0.8 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 200 (14 of which are suites) / 6 floors
Check-in: 1500 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.45 out of 5 by 3780 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 384 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 224 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 3396 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £42 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainIf you would like to stick with the Marriott chain your nearest options are:
St. Ermins Hotel: is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 90% and rates start from about £259.
London Edition Hotel: is 1.2 miles (2.0 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £324.
Marriott Grosvenor Square: 1.5 miles (2.5 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £279.
Grosvenor House (A JW Marriott Hotel): 1.6 miles (2.6 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £341.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) . Marriott Hotels across the chain average 84% so this hotel is one of the better rated Marriott hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 865 London hotels, 6th of 22 Marriott Hotels, and 54th of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 5 star Royal Horseguards Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £250 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Royal Horseguards Hotel also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Royal Horseguards Hotel. 0.3 miles away (0.5 km), has scored 89% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £250 (theres free WiFi too).
Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 5 Star Corinthia Hotel London may well be of interest to you. The Corinthia Hotel London is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. The Corinthia Hotel London has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty one closest hotels from here (London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.8 miles (1.3 km) radius. The 51 consist of 17 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 86%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 82%). Of these hotels the highest rated 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: 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 51 nearby hotels at £170 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £63 at Travelodge Waterloo (3 Star, 90%) and the Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden (3 Star, 90%) to a high of £500 at 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (5 Star, 99%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £252, Four Star average: £143, Three Star average: £112 and Two Star average: £82.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Marriott County Hall Hotel 24th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 14th (joint) for the 17 five star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 44th of 50 (11th of 17 five star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 26th of 38 for sheer value for money (Haymarket Hotel was top).
Comment: Jointly owned by Whitbread and Marriott International when sold to Royal Bank of Scotland in April 2006. Bought by a mainly Israeli consortium led by Delek Real Estate in December 2006 (equity group Quinlan Private and real-estate investor Igal Ahouvi Group investing on their behalf) as art of a deal involving a portfolio of 47 hotels. Management of the hotel remains unchanged.