Hotel in Detail:The Portico hotel is a Victorian property built in 1859 and now converted into a 39 en-suite bedroomed bed and breakfast (Bb&B) hotel.
Bedroom configurations include singles, doubles, twins, triples, quads and even quinns (2 double beds and a single bed).
Rooms are centrally heated and equipped with TV, complimentary WiFi, trouser press facilities, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Some bedrooms come with air-conditioning (charge). All rooms are supplied with a free map of London.
The en-suite facilities include a shower and toilet along with shower gel, shampoo, hand & bath Towels.
The Portico hotel London has its own restaurant where continental breakfast is served each morning (cereal, toast, tea/coffee and orange juice) and a lounge with a computer for internet access.
Breakfast: 7:30 to 9:30 hours (weekends till 10.00).
Reception is open 24 hours and has safety deposit box facilities. Wireless internet access can be picked throughout the hotel is complimentary. Luggage storage available.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Victoria 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.3 miles (5.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.8 miles (9.3 km).
The Portico Hotel London is located between Victoria Station (less than half a mile) to the North and the River Thames to the South. A central location with good access into the heart of London and all its attractions. St. Georges Drive is home to a large number of budget hotels and is a semi-busy road, though not a main road. Many shops and cafes are in the local area while a little further finds the exclusive shopping areas at Kings Road Chelsea and Knightsbridge. Nearest attractions include Westminster Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, London Eye (Millennium Wheel), Tate Gallery and the Cabinet War Rooms.
Bedroom Numbers: 39
Check-in: 13.30 (1 pm)
Check-out: 10.30 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.15 out of 5 by 1507 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 3.9 out of 5 from 283 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 385 of 743 for B&Bs / inns in London and rated 3 out of 5 from 1224 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges are applicable.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 63% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 3 star hotels is 66%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 811st from 865 London hotels, and 292nd of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 3 star Best Western Victoria Palace Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £74 and which has a 77% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Victoria Palace Hotel also offers: free WiFi.We can also point you towards a lower price option, the Victoria Inn Hotel. 0.3 miles from the The Portico Hotel (0.4 km), achieving a rating of 75% by its past clients with base rates starting at about £49.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 4 Star Artist Residence London seems like a possible option. The Artist Residence London is only 0.1 miles (0.1 km) away. The Artist Residence London has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (30/32 St Georges Drive, SW1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.9 miles (1.4 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 16 five star hotels (average rating 93%), 15 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 76%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 69%). Top 3 star hotel is Premier Inn Victoria at 90%. 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.
For the fifty local hotels we hold base rate data on 49 of them. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £183 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 75%) up to £585 at Lanesborough Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £295, Four Star average: £176, Three Star average: £87 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 The Portico Hotel 48th (joint) of 50 and 15th for the 16 three star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 4th of 49 (2nd (joint) of 16 three star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 21st of 42 for sheer value for money (Victoria Inn Hotel was top).
History:Was the Hanover Hotel till 2020.
The hotel is now located at 30 and 32 St Georges Drive. However until 2005 number 30 was actually a separate hotel called the 'Hotel 32', this has now been incorporated into the Portico Hotel.