Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Lambeth North 0.4 miles (0.7 km), Railway Station: London Waterloo 0.6 miles (1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.2 miles (3.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 6.9 miles (11.1 km). The Novotel Waterloo London opened in August 1995. Situated just on the South side of the River Thames opposite Lambeth Palace (official home to the Archbishop of Canterbury) and a short distance from Waterloo Station (3 minutes by taxi), which hosts train services to the rest of the UK and the local tube network. London's west end is just 10 minutes away by taxi via Lambeth Bridge, North up the Millbank to Parliament Square and then North up Whitehall to Trafalgar Square (1.6 miles). Closest Bridge to the hotel is Lambeth Bridge which gives access to central London. Just 0.8 miles from here is the major shopping area of Elephant and Castle with associated amenities such as restaurants and bars. Other nearby attractions include the Tate Britain (0.4 miles), Imperial War Museum (0.4 miles), Houses of Parliament (0.5 miles), London Eye (Millennium Wheel) (0.6 miles), Imax cinema (0.7 miles) and Westminster Cathedral (0.8 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Novotel Waterloo is a modern and contemporary hotel.
Featuring Novotation bedrooms. Contemporary and spacious amenities include, en-suite facilities include Radio, comfort cooling system, work area, cable Television with pay movies and internet access, high speed internet access, Automatic wake up call, Coffee/tea maker, Mini bar, Hair dryer, WIFI internet access, iron, safety deposit box and Double-glazing.
Superior rooms have a 26'' LCD TV.
Executive Rooms have a 26" TV, Nespresso coffee machine, Bose Ipod docking station, extra bathroom amenities, bathrobe & slippers, complimentary internet access, local calls and water.
There are 10 accessible bedrooms.
Room service is available 24 hours. Room configurations include twins and doubles.
Onsite is a restaurant and bar.
The Elements Restaurant serves an international a la carte menu as well as a buffet and children's menu.
Open 06.00 till 23.00 except for lunchtimes Saturday and Sunday.
The hotels bar is English Pub Styled Elements Bar. The bar serves snacks and provides musical entertainment along with a pool table. Open 08.00 till 01.00.
The Novotel London Waterloo hotel also has a variety of facilities and services that are sure to meet the need of both business and leisure travellers. For the business traveller onsite the hotel offers 6 meeting rooms with a capacity for up to 40 guests. Guest services include a concierge on call 06.00 till 20.00, a gift shop as a well as dry cleaning being available. There is also a fitness centre which includes a gym, sauna and steam room. The front reception is open 24 hours.
wireless internet access service (charges apply).
Bedroom Numbers: 187 / 5 Floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £24 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your first and only choice is for the Novotel chain your options for the same brand nearby are:
Novotel Blackfriars: is 1.0 miles (1.5 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £127.
Novotel London City South Hotel: is 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 83% and base rates begin at about £119.
Novotel London Tower Bridge: 2.1 miles (3.4 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £125.
Pullman London St Pancras Hotel: 2.4 miles (3.9 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £149.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Novotel Hotels across the chain average 84% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Novotel hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 404th from 866 London hotels, 10th of 15 Novotel Hotels, and 177th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 4 star Doubletree by Hilton London Kensington, with base rates beginning from £115 and which has a 77% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Gainsborough Hotel. 0.0 miles from here (0.1 km), achieving a rating of 60% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £69.
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Ampersand Hotel is potentially a good choice for you. The Ampersand Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (113 Lambeth Rd, SE1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 1.1 miles (1.7 km) radius. They include 8 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 20 three star hotels (average rating 81%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 72%). Top 4 star hotel is Amba Charing Cross at 97%. Of these local hotels the highest rated are 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (5 star) and also the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
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. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £148 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 76%) to a high of £500 at 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (5 Star, 99%) and the St James Court, A Taj Hotel (4 Star, 89%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £295, Four Star average: £152, Three Star average: £97 and Two Star average: £76.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Novotel Waterloo 36th of the 50 local hotels and 17th for the 19 four star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 27th of 50 (7th of 19 four star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 27th of 49 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Staybridge Suites Vauxhall was top).
Comment: 2006 Hospitable Climates Challenge winner.