Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Imperial Wharf 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Tube Station: Fulham Broadway 1.1 miles (1.7 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.5 miles (7.2 km). The Crowne Plaza London Battersea is right next to the London Heliport on the south side of the River Thames right next to the River itself. This location is some 3 miles from the main tourist areas around London West End while the nearest area with good amenities would be around Clapham, just over 1 mile way to the south. Battersea itself does have a range of amenities with High Street shopping to be found around Battersea Park Road and many night clubs, pubs and restaurants. However the very immediate area surrounding the hotel is somewhat lacking if your looking for a plenty of variety in amenities very close by. There are 3 major parks within 1 miles, these are Battersea Park (incorporated the Festival gardens), Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common. The Battersea Arts Centre is 0.8 miles away and is a major theatre venue known for its innovative, accessible and high quality arts activities. With 2 major bridges within 0.8 miles (Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea Bridge) access to the north side of the River is excellent.
Hotel in Detail:Cutting edge facilities, with old fashioned hospitality. A mix of a timeless elegance with high tech technology and a touch of art nouveau. The Crowne Plaza Battersea was a brand new purpose built property when first opened in 2010. The front courtyard of the hotel features a wetlands area that is filled by rainwater from the hotels roof. The top floors of the hotel have residential apartments.
Bedrooms occupy the 2nd to 5th floors. Well appointed the bedrooms feature contemporary furnishings with a timeless feel and items reflecting the areas heritage with items such as relevant books and local maps. In-room guests will find high tech amenities such as flat screen TV with IPTV (on demand movies, internet browser), safe, music system with iPod dock, complimentary wireless internet access, air-conditioning, tea/coffee maker, wakeup service/alarm clock, desk, ironing facilities and CD/DVD player.
Guests can control the sophisticated and energy efficient in room heating and lighting system using touch sensitive glass controllers. Bathrooms have under floor heating.
Daily maid service. Turndown service. 24 hour room service.
Dining:Riverside grill Restaurant: All day dining. 98 seat capacity. Serves traditional British and modern European cuisine and the setting is has an aviation theme. The restaurant features an open kitchen. Metallic leaf and frosted fretwork allow for an intimate dining experience. Open for breakfast (full English option), lunch and dinner.A featured wall of wine creates a unique piece of 'wine art' as you enter the Restaurant. The wine list includes a paired down connoisseurs list showcasing the best of New World but with a peppering of Old World vintages.
The Terrace Bar: Located is located on the mezzanine floor. 70 seat capacity. Terrace area with seating for 30. Pays homage to the speakeasy era and serves a bar menu. Serves traditional afternoon tea.
There is also a dedicated guest lounge area on the ground floor.
More:On the spa therapy floor is the Spa Vitality Suite (open 08.30 till 20.30). Guests will find clean lines and a contemporary ambience. Here, every need is catered for in a therapy experience that encompasses four therapy rooms and the serenity of our relaxation room. There is a techno-gym (open 07.00 till 22.00), vitality pool and jewel-like thermal rooms. With the spa concierge service, guests are sure to emerge recharged and refreshed.
The Crowne Plaza London Battersea has its own conference facilities able to handle from 12 to 200 guests.
Complimentary Wireless internet access throughout hotel. 24 hour front desk. Hotel is no-smoking.
Bedroom Numbers: 70
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £20 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Crowne Plaza chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Crowne Plaza Kensington: is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £128.
Crowne Plaza London City Hotel: is 4.4 miles (7.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 89% and base rates begin at about £140.
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross: 4.9 miles (7.9 km), rated at 76% and with rates from around £102.
Crowne Plaza Ealing - Hanger Lane: 6.5 miles (10.5 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £67.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 83% 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. Crowne Plaza Hotels across the chain average 81% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Crowne Plaza hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 350th from 866 London hotels, 4th of 9 Crowne Plaza Hotels, and 148th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (1.4 miles, 2.2 km) would be the 4 star Lodge Hotel, with rates that start from about £106 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating. The Lodge Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 3 Star The Alma Hotel could be a good choice, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Alma Hotel is one of the top rated London hotels with a 91% guest satisfaction rating.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (Bridges Court Road, SW11 postcode) which we list extend for a 1.8 miles (2.9 km) radius. They are made up of 7 five star hotels (average rating 86%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 83%), 20 three star hotels (average rating 75%) and 4 two star hotels (average rating 75%). Top rated of the local hotels are The Alma Hotel (3 star) and also the Number Sixteen Hotel (4 star) (both joint top with 91%).
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £115 per night. From a low of £44 at Lord Kensington Hotel (3 Star, 71%) and the highest rates top out at £350 at Falcon Wharf Apartments (5 Star, 80%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £228, Four Star average: £122, Three Star average: £78 and Two Star average: £65.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank Crowne Plaza Battersea 20th (joint) of 50 area hotels and 11th (joint) for the 19 four star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 42nd of 50 (17th of 19 four star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 29th of 48 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money (London Town Hotel was top).
Comment: Rebranded in January 2015 as a Crowne Plaza Hotel. Was called the Hotel Verta until January 2015 when it was marketed as a 5 star hotel.
In April 2014 The hotel parted company with Rhombus when that part of its name, "By Rhombus", was dropped.
Opened in September 2010 when it was owned by Von Essen hotels.
The Hotel Verta was the first hotel in Europe with an adjacent Heliport.
Bought by Nicholas Cowell (Simons brother) in December 2011 after the original owners went into administration. Management was given to Hong Kong-based Rhombus International Hotels Group. At this point the hotels name went from 'The Hotel Verta' to 'The Hotel Verta by Rhombus'.