Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: DLR Station: Blackwall 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Tube Station: North Greenwich 0.6 miles (0.9 km), Railway Station: Limehouse 1.5 miles (2.4 km), Motorway: M11 Junction 4 6.5 miles (10.5 km). The Radisson New Providence Wharf is situated in the North East corner of the London Docklands (Isle of Dogs) close to the Northern entrance to the Blackwall Tunnel. The Docklands has grown from a project to convert warehouses into homes to one of the most desirable areas to live in London and a base for many of the worlds leading companies. The hotel is part of the Ontario Tower construction, a 104 meter high 31 floor tower block of luxury top of the range apartments and connects to the tower via a glass atrium. This in turn is part of the New Providence Wharf project which is a large area of over 1000 modern apartments and residences alongside the River Thames and with a landscaped gardens. Just across the other side of the River is the O2 Millennium Dome. The Canary Wharf Tower and Canada Square where many large international companies have offices is just half a mile to the West.
This location is also very convenient for London City Airport which is an easy journey by road along Aspen Way and the A1020 at 2.4 miles . This location is in East London which is also the venue for the 2012 Olympics. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium is 2.3 miles to the North. The major exhibition centre of Excel is 1.6 miles from here. Within 300 yards walk is a McDonalds Restaurant and Billingsgate Market (the UK's largest fish market from the coast) is just 500 yards from the hotel. Other local places of interest include the Museum of the Docklands (0.7 miles), Cutty Sark (1.6 miles), National Maritime Museum (1.6 miles) and the Greenwich Royal Observatory (1.9 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Radisson New Providence Wharf is a modern purpose built hotel that features the use of curved glass and stainless steel and is themed to reflect its Riverside location. Its located by a tranquil bend in the River Thames, the river that runs through the middle of London and provides bur services and leisure trips.
Bedrooms are contemporary in style with high tech amenities, air-conditioning and all are decorated slightly differently in their use of colour and furnishings. In your room you'll find a high quality entertainment system, minibar, iron, trouser press, laptop size safe, free high speed WiFi internet access, tea/coffee maker, desk, iPod dock/mp3 connection, cable TV (wall mounted B&O) with pay movies. Rooms are en-suite with marble bathrooms (wet rooms) that includes a hairdryer, bath and walk-in shower.
All rooms are at least twenty five square metres or more and are triple glazed with windows that can be opened by the guest.
Room service is 24 hours.
Superior Double Bedroom are disabled accessible, and average size 27 m2.
Deluxe Double Bedrooms have king sized beds and measure 35 m2 to 50 m2. Some bedrooms offer river or city views.
One Bedroom Suites (there are 16 suites) average 57 m2.
Penthouse Suite on the 7th floor has its own sitting room with views of the river and city. With bespoke furniture, two Bang & Olufsen televisions with DVD players, one in the bathroom. 90 m2.
8 bedrooms have disabled facilities suitable for wheelchair users, hearing impaired and visually impaired guests. The larger bathrooms have showers only, for improved mobility.
Dining Options:Onsite is the hotels own 100 seat Azura brasserie restaurant and bar which is adjacent to the lobby and has views over the River Thames. Serves a modern seasonally changing menu using British ingredients. The setting includes floor to ceiling windows and an alfresco terrace with seating for 45 and a nice touch are the sofas for relaxing.
On the first floor is the Canary Wharf Cocktail bar a terrace with views of the River Thames and the lobby below.
Business travellers will be pleased to know that there is a dedicated business centre that remains open 24 hours. The hotel meeting rooms can cater for up to 200 delegates at a time.
The Radisson new Providence Wharf hotel features the 4,000 sq ft East River Spa health Club where you will find a well equipped gymnasium, stone oven sauna, steam room, 6 sensation shower rooms, a relaxation room and seven rooms for beauty treatments (massages, facials and body therapies). The spa occupies all of the first floor of the Ontario Tower.
Complimentary web printing service available throughout the hotel as is wireless internet access. 'In hotel' mobile phones are available on request. Luggage may be left with concierge. Currency exchange and valet laundry services available.
Many guests will be wanting to travel between the hotel and Canary Wharf. To this end there is a shuttle serve that operates from the New Providence Wharf Hotel to Canary Wharf every 20 minutes from 6.40am until 9.20am and drop off at Canada Square and Bank Street.
Bedroom Numbers: 169 / 8 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £18 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your only looking for the Radisson Blu chain take a look at your closest options:
Radisson Blu Mercer Street Hotel: is 5.2 miles (8.4 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 88% and rates start from about £209.
Radisson Blu Bloomsbury Street Hotel: is 5.3 miles (8.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 85% and base rates begin at about £168.
Radisson Blu Kenilworth Hotel: 5.3 miles (8.5 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £114.
Radisson Blu Hampshire Hotel: 5.3 miles (8.5 km), rated at 86% and with rates from around £182.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 92% by past guests. The London average is 90% and the average for 4 star hotels is 91%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Radisson Blu Hotels across the chain average 82% so this hotel is one of the better rated Radisson Blu hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 312nd from 846 London hotels, 1st of 13 Radisson Blu Hotels, and 121st of 321 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.6 miles, 0.9 km) would be the 4 star Hilton Canary Wharf, whose lowest rates start at about £110 and which has a 95% guest satisfaction rating.Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the Britannia International Hotel. 0.8 miles away (1.2 km), has scored 69% from former guests where rates start from approximately £49 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 4 Star Novotel London Canary Wharf may be one too look at, it's only 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from here. The Novotel London Canary Wharf has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (5 Fairmont Avenue, E14 postcode) which we list extend for a 2.7 miles (4.4 km) radius. Consisting of 4 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 17 three star hotels (average rating 82%), 7 two star hotels (average rating 75%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 59%). Top 4 star hotels are Novotel London Canary Wharf and the Staybridge Suites London Stratford City (both 93%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Intercontinental London O2 Arena (5 star) at 94%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £87 per night. Starting from £29 at City View Hotel (1 Star, 57%) with top rates of £400 at Fox Apartments (4 Star, 81%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £160, Four Star average: £103, Three Star average: £71, Two Star average: £52 and One Star average: £31.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Radisson Blu New Providence Wharf 4th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 3rd (joint) for the 20 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 42nd of 50 (15th of 20 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 28th of 47 for pure value for money (Westbridge Hotel was top).
We note that this hotel is above average locally for 4 star hotels even though its below average overall for 4 star hotels in London.
Sold by Ballymore Properties to Radisson Edwardian Hotels for £37.5 million pounds in November 2011.
First opened in 2007. The building was designed by architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill and was originally owned by 'Ballymore Properties' who contracted Radisson to manage the hotel.