Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Pimlico 299 yards (273 metres), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.5 miles (0.8 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.1 miles (5 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 6. 1 miles (9.8 km). The Best Western Corona Hotel is located in central London, slightly West of the very centre, just half a mile from the Victoria mainline station and Coach station. Victoria is where the Gatwick Express train service runs from providing a non-stop serve into Gatwick airport. This part of SW1 is known as Pimlico and is just South of the main Victoria area. Belgrave Road is while busy has less traffic passing by than the surrounding main roads. Nearby shops are to be found along Vauxhall Bridge Road and Lupus Street. Pimlico is in many ways quite similar to Bayswater/Paddington in that its a very popular spot for budget class Hotels which line Belgrave Road and the parallel St Georges Drive. The surrounding area provides good transport links and this location makes a good base for a sightseeing holiday in Central London. Nearest attractions include the Tate Britain (0.5 miles), Queens gallery (0.7 miles), Westminster Abbey (0.8 miles), Buckingham Palace (0.8 miles), Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (0.9 miles) and the London Eye (1.2 miles).
Hotel in Detail:A 3 star hotel in a popular area for tourist class hotels the Best Western Corona is part of one of the worlds largest chains of hotels. The hotel is an elegant Victorian white fronted conversion.
Room facilities include Electronic lock, En-suite bathroom with thermostat control, Power shower, Colour television with satellite channels, Direct dial telephone and voice mail, Trouser press, Tea and coffee making facilities, iron/ironing board, Hair dryer, Data points, complimentary broadband internet access, desk and Air-conditioning.
There is a limited room service. Floors have lift access.
The hotel boasts many of the facilities you would expect in a modern hotel such as a no-smoking restaurant for breakfast, licensed Bar and concierge service. There also many restaurants in the local area.
Hotel has safety deposit box facilities and a 24 hour front desk. Newspaper available in the guest lounge area. Free high speed wireless internet access available in lobby.
This is an all no-smoking establishment.
Bedroom Numbers: 51 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Best Western chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Best Western Victoria Palace Hotel: is 408 yards (373 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 78% and rates start from about £71.
Best Western Mornington Hotel: is 2.3 miles (3.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £101.
Best Western Delmere Hotel: 2.4 miles (3.8 km), rated at 86% and with rates from around £107.
Best Western Burns Hotel: 2.4 miles (3.8 km), rated at 76% and with rates from around £67.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 69% by past guests. The London average is 59% and the average for 3 star hotels is 86%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating). Best Western Hotels across the chain average 76% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Best Western hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 608th from 750 London hotels, 20th of 20 Best Western Hotels, and 215th of 298 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (1.1 miles, 1.8 km) would be the 3 star YotelAIR Gatwick Airport South Terminal, with base rates beginning from £89 and which has an 88% guest satisfaction rating. The YotelAIR Gatwick Airport South Terminal also offers: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Premier Inn Gatwick Manor Royal Hotel. 1.6 miles from the Best Western Corona (2.5 km), has been rated at 89% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £54.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 5 Star Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley seems like a possible option being 1.6 miles (2.7 km) from the Best Western Corona. The Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (85/89 Belgrave Road, SW1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 1.0 miles (1.6 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 12 five star hotels (average rating 93%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 17 three star hotels (average rating 75%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 70%). Top 3 star hotels are Luna And Simone Hotel and the Sanctuary House Hotel (both 89%). Coming out as the top rated hotel is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £162 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 74%) up to £500 at 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (5 Star, 99%) and the St James Court, A Taj Hotel (4 Star, 89%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £284, Four Star average: £168, Three Star average: £85 and Two Star average: £73.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for Best Western Corona 40th (joint) of 50 and 10th (joint) for the 17 three star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 16th of 50 (11th of 17 three star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 42nd of 49 for sheer value for money (Goring Hotel was top).
Comment: multi million pound refurbishment in 2006.