Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Waterloo 0.2 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2 miles (3.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.9 miles (11.1 km). Fantastic location for the tube system with no less than 4 Adjacent to Waterloo Station, home to a host of national and local rail routes, is the purpose built Park Plaza County Hall Hotel. Its not part of the main County Hall, the former home to the GLC (london Government), but on a site opposite to the main building. Although this location is south of the River Thames its actually just yards from Westminster Bridge which gives access to the north side of the river. Just over the bridge is Parliament Square which is where you will find the Houses of Parliament, the house of Lords, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. However right on your doorstep the London Eye (Millennium Wheel), a giant Catherine wheel like structure giving views for miles over London. The London Eye also marks the start of the South Bank centre which is home to places of interest such as Haywards Gallery, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Theatre and the Royal festival Hall. The area all around the hotel is busy and bustling with plenty of shops in the local vicinity. 0.8 miles to the south is the major shopping area of Elephant and Castle although it lacks the class and style of the shopping to be found North of the River. Nearest major shopping is to be found at Victoria Street which is half a mile on the other side of Westminster Bridge. Other local attractions include the London Aquarium (0.1 miles), Imax Cinema (0.3 miles), Imperial War Museum (0.4 miles) and Lambeth Palace (0.4 miles).
Hotel in Detail:A modern purpose built hotel that features a stunning atrium 14 floors high with a lift running along the side of it (lift has glass windows making for great views). The Park Plaza County Hall hotel has a modern IP telephony system installed which maximises efficiency for the hotel and the customer since it links with the hotels own management. The system is able to bill clients accurately and quickly and improve management and staff efficiency. Hotel has views over the River Thames which is just yards from the hotel.
Each of the bedrooms have a fully fitted kitchenette (microwave oven, fridge, utensils). All rooms are fully air-conditioned have a living area and work/desk area, with flat screen cable TV, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, minibar/fridge, iron and ironing board, safe and WiFi high speed internet access and analogue conenction. Additionally each bedroom has a seating area. Each has private en-suite facilities finished in marble with a bath and walk-in shower.
Room grades include Superior Rooms while Executive rooms give access to the executive lounge. Executive bathrooms are also upgraded from standard and have bathrobes and slippers as well as an in-room trouser press.
Room on the top floors have the benefit of views over the River Thames.
Please note all of the bedrooms are no-smoking. Handicap accessible rooms available.
Onsite is a contemporary Concept Restaurant and bar, called the Spectrum Bar & Café Located within the atrium area close to the reception making for a spectacular setting. Continental breakfast served in restaurant. Spectrum refers to the huge array of colours that light up the whole area.
The bar serves a full range of drinks including fine wines, international beers and classic cocktails. A great place to just chill out.
The dedicated business centre has six meeting rooms (can handle up to 100 delegates) with high tech facilities and which cover over 250 sq metres.
Other facilities include a fitness room. There's also a steam room and sauna room along with a beauty treatment room.
WiFi internet access can be picked up throughout the hotel. The Park Plaza County Hall is fully air-conditioned. Laundry service, currency exchange and wakeup up calls provided.
A concierge is on hand to handle your needs and luggage storage facilities can be provided.
Bedroom Numbers: 398 / 14 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £20 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainOf course you may well prefer to stay with the Park Plaza chain take a look at these hotels close by:
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge: is 44 yards (40 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £151.
Park Plaza Waterloo: is 388 yards (354 metres) from here, earns a customer rating of 89% and base rates begin at about £119.
Riverbank Park Plaza: 0.8 miles (1.2 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £118.
Park Plaza Victoria Hotel: 1.2 miles (1.9 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £135.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 87% 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 rated as average when compared to other Park Plaza hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 181st from 866 London hotels, 4th of 7 Park Plaza Hotels, and 69th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, whose lowest rates start at about £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.
Narrowing the choices down to apartments?, then an another option would be the The Westbourne Hyde Park. It's 0.1 miles (0.2 km) from here with rates from £148 and rating 85% and has: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles from here (1.3 km), achieving a rating of 75% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star The Arch Hotel seems like a possible option, 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 (1 Addington Street, SE1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.9 miles (1.5 km) radius. The 50 consist of 17 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 86%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 82%). Top 4 star hotel is Amba Charing Cross at 98%. 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 50 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: £264, Four Star average: £135, Three Star average: £109 and Two Star average: £82.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Park Plaza County Hall 35th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 9th (joint) for the 17 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 22nd of 50 (9th of 17 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 24th of 48 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Haymarket Hotel was top).
Comment: The building was constructed by Galliard Homes and Frogmore Property Company Limited. Opened August 2007 at a cost of £100 million pounds.