Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Pimlico 0.3 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.4 miles (0.6 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.1 miles (5 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 6 miles (9.7 km). The Luna and Simone Hotel is located midway between Pimlico and Victoria. There are a large number of bed and breakfast hotels within this relatively small area which are made up from converted terraced houses. Pimlico itself is a mainly residential area with a large number of apartments/flats from what were originally single residences. Its location is right at the start of what would be considered central London proper while being out of the main central areas such as the west end where room rates attract a premium because of the area. It is also served by the tube stop of Pimlico and the mainline railway Station of Victoria from where trains run to locations all over Britain. It also is the start point for the Gatwick Express, which runs non-stop to Gatwick Airport. The hotel is less than half a miles walk to the River Thames which is to the south of the Hotel. The River makes for a pleasant walk along its banks, much of which has dedicated walking paths, there are places to stop and sit and watch the passing ships on this busy river. You can also catch a river bus (nearest stop Millbank Pier). For local type shops there are many on the surrounding roads such as Lupus Street, Vauxhall Bridge Road and Warwick Way, including bars and restaurants. Closest major shopping streets are Victoria Street (0.4 miles) to the east and Kings Road, Chelsea (0.8 miles) to the west. The majority of London's attractions are located to the east of the hotel with nearest including Westminster Cathedral (0.3 miles), Tate Britain (0.5 miles), Queens Gallery (0.6 miles), St James's Park (0.7 miles), Buckingham Palace (0.7 miles), Guards Museum (0.7 miles) and Jewel Tower (0.8 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The hotel is family run and the family atmosphere runs throughout the hotel. The hotel is served by the number 24 bus which stops just outside the hotel and goes into Victoria and central London. The Luna & Simone hotel has proved one of the most popular hotels in the area over the past years for its combination of cleanliness, atmosphere and value for money.
Bedrooms are double glazed and furnished with pale wood furniture. They come with satellite television, hairdryer, tea/coffee tray and safety deposit box. All rooms (except for the two single rooms) have a separate tiled bathroom with powerful shower and toilet. Some rooms have a balcony.
Room configurations include singles, doubles, twins, trips and quads. Daily maid service.
The hotel a breakfast room where a home cooked English breakfast is served daily between 07.00 and 08.30.
WiFi internet access can be picked up on the ground and first floor. There is also an internet room with a computer and complimentary internet access on the ground floor open 07.00 till 23.00. The hotel provides luggage storage facilities (not long term). Iron available from reception.
Bedroom Numbers: 36
Check-in: 11.30 am
Check-out: 10.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 116th from 866 London hotels, and 16th of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (1.1 miles, 1.8 km) would be the 3 star YotelAIR Gatwick Airport South Terminal, where rates start from £89 and which has an 88% guest satisfaction rating. The YotelAIR Gatwick Airport South Terminal also offers: free WiFi.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Premier Inn Gatwick Manor Royal Hotel. 1.6 miles from the Luna And Simone Hotel (2.5 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 89% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £54.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley ticks many of the right boxes being 1.6 miles (2.7 km) from the Luna And Simone Hotel . The Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (47/49 Belgrave Rd, SW1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.9 miles (1.5 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 12 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 17 three star hotels (average rating 76%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 70%). Top 3 star hotels are Luna And Simone Hotel (this hotel), Premier Inn Victoria and Sanctuary House Hotel (all three rated 89%). Top rated of the local hotels is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
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. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £162 per night. Rates range from £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 74%) and the highest rates top out at £500 at St James Court, A Taj Hotel (4 Star, 89%) and the 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (5 Star, 99%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £284, Four Star average: £168, Three Star average: £85 and Two Star average: £73.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Luna And Simone Hotel 14th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 1st (joint) for the 17 three star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 12th of 50 (9th of 17 three star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 21st of 49 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Goring Hotel was top).
Background:The hotel was established by the Desira family in 1970 and it is still run by the same family (twin brothers Peter and Bernard Desira).
2010: Top Family Hotels: 10th in world, 4th in Europe