Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Denmark Hill 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Tube Station: Oval 1.1 miles (1.8 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.7 miles (4.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 8.2 miles (13.2 km). 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 . 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.
Bedroom Numbers: 31 / 18 suites / 4 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Private parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £10 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
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 83%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 284th from 866 London hotels, and 109th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (2.2 miles, 3.5 km) would be the 4 star Corner House Hotel - Horley, Surrey, with rates that start from about £45 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating. The Corner House Hotel - Horley, Surrey also offers: free WiFi.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 2.4 miles (3.8 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 5 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 24 three star hotels (average rating 81%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 71%). Top 4 star hotels are Staybridge Suites Vauxhall and the Citizenm London Bankside (both 91%). Top rated of the local hotels is Shangri La Hotel London (5 star) at 92%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide.
For the fifty local hotels we hold base rate data on all of them. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £117 per night. Rates range from £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 74%) and the highest rates top out at £361 at Shangri La Hotel London (5 Star, 92%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £228, Four Star average: £123, Three Star average: £94 and Two Star average: £77.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Church Street Hotel 24th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 10th (joint) for the 19 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 4th of 51 (1st of 19 four star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 3rd of 49 for sheer bang for buck (Travelodge Waterloo was top).