Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Vauxhall 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.5 miles (4.1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 6.7 miles (10.8 km). The Plaza on the River Club and Residence apartments enjoy a great position just on the South side of the River Thames between Vauxhall and Lambeth bridges. Landmarks such as Big Ben (0.6 miles), the Houses of Parliament (0.6 miles) and the London Eye (0.25 miles) are in view from the hotel. The hotel is also well located for the mainline train station at Waterloo (0.9 miles). Nearest attractions include the London Aquarium (0.3 miles), Cleopatra's Needle (0.5 miles), Tate Modern (0.6 miles), Cabinet War Rooms (0.6 miles), Westminster Abbey (0.7 miles), Imperial War Museum (0.7 miles), Trafalgar Square (0.8 miles) and Buckingham Palace (1.3 miles).
Hotel in Detail:Apartment guests and residents staying at Plaza on the River Residence benefit from the use of the exclusive hotel facilities in the neighbouring four-star deluxe Riverbank Park Plaza hotel. The Plaza on the River apartments offers all-suite accommodation with hotel facilities. Guests are treated to a welcome basket on arrival.
Suites are modern and contemporary with full height windows. All suites are of course en-suite where you will find under floor heating, heated towel rail, phone, robe and slipper, double sinks, hairdryer, top brand toiletries and anti-mist mirrors. There is hardwood flooring in the living areas.
All suites have individually controlled heating and air conditioning, mood lighting, carpeted bedrooms, kitchens with complete range of appliances including a washer / drier, dishwasher, microwave oven, fridge and coffee machine. Amenities include iron and ironing board, cable plasma screen TV with movies on demand, CD / DVD players, High-speed wireless Internet and modem/data/printer port, minibar, US / EU power sockets, two-line speaker telephone (with voicemail, private number and direct dial), ergonomically designed work desk and personal safe. Guests are also provided with personal business cards, umbrella, morning newspaper and a pillow menu.
A choice from one, two or three bedrooms. Some suites come with paved balconies. All suites apart from the studios have a TV in both the bedroom and living room.
Room service is 24 hours maids attend rooms twice daily.
The room service is actually quite special with the option to order both a butler and a chef to prepare and serve your in-room dining within the suite.
Onsite is the Chino Latino Brasserie, Bar & Lounge serving Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is stylish and modern with illuminated floors made of granite slabs. A feature here is the wine cellar which is on clear view to the guests. Thanks to the use of screens and partitions a sense of intiMacy is created. Bread is freshly baked within the restaurant. There is an excellent choice of drinks which includes regional sakes, Japanese beers and modern eclectic wines (some sold by the glass).
Complimentary continental breakfast.
Restaurant open: Breakfast - 7:30 till to 10:00, Lunch and dinner - 11:00 till 23.00.
The bar area is very trendy and the bar itself is raised and backlit. With sofas for guests to relax on this is a stylish setting. Also serves lunch, dinner and snacks. The menu includes an eclectic mix from sushi and sashimi to classic Caesar salads and charcuterie from the display counter at the brasserie entrance.
Bar open: 11.00 till midnight.
Food served: Lunch noon till 15.00, Afternoon tea and snacks 15.00 till to 18.00, Dinner 18.00 to 23.00.
Plaza on the River Residence offers a range of meeting and event rooms and facilities with a capacity of up to 1000 guests.
Other notable features include a 24 hour reception, 24 hr security, concierge, security services, Laundry and dry-cleaning services. The Plaza on the River offers its guests a Personal shopping service. For the more energetic there's a state-of-the-art fitness or for a more relaxing time try the steam room or sauna.
A nice feature is mobile, lockable wardrobes for storage offered by the residences.
WiFi is accessible from all parts of the hotel.
Bedroom Numbers: 66 / 11 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £24 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 184th from 866 London hotels, and 80th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.9 miles, 1.4 km) would be the 5 star 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites, with rates that start from about £500 and which has a 99% guest satisfaction rating.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Lord Milner Belgravia. 1.2 miles from the Plaza On The River Club And Residence (1.9 km), has scored 82% from former guests and has rates from around £107.
Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 5 Star 41 Hotel may be one too look at being 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the Plaza On The River Club And Residence. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (18 Albert Embankment, SE1 postcode) which we list extend for a 1.1 miles (1.7 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 7 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 20 three star hotels (average rating 79%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 69%). Top rated of the local hotels is the 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
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. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £144 per night. Rates range from £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 76%) and the highest rates top out at £500 at 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites (5 Star, 99%) and the St James Court, A Taj Hotel (4 Star, 89%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £259, Four Star average: £163, Three Star average: £96 and Two Star average: £73.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Plaza On The River Club And Residence 22nd (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 6th (joint) for the 7 five star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 40th of 50 (1st of 7 five star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 13th of 48 for sheer bang for buck (41 Hotel was top).
The Plaza on the River runs a free shuttle bus service to Waterloo, Westminster and Victoria.
PLEASE NOTE: The Plaza on the River and the Riverbank Park Plaza share the same address and building. The Riverbank Park Plaza offers 4 star hotel facilities while the Plaza on the River offers 5 star apartment/suite facilities and as such is marketed under the Prefered Hotels of the World brand.