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 Riverbank Park Plaza hotel enjoys a wonderful position just on the South side of the River Thames between Vauxhall and Lambeth bridges. Access to the north of the river is very easy since the hotel is located between two bridges, Vauxhall and Lambeth bridges. Less than 1.5 miles from the very of London and Piccadilly circus.
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 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), Trafalgar Square (0.8 miles) and Buckingham Palace (1.3 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Riverbank Park Plaza is modern build hotel with a contemporary look and feel and features a large lobby. The guest is presented with a clean and fresh ambience and a chic style on entrance.
In all bedrooms you will find air-conditioning, free WiFi, wired broadband (charges), fax/modem connection, flat screen TV with interactive movie & music channels, continental and US power sockets, direct dial telephone, work desk, tea & coffee making facilities, safe and minibar. Rooms have deep beds with soft duvet comforters. The en-suites are spacious with separate glass-enclosed shower from the large bathtub. The decor has polished granite and chrome and glass.
There are several room type options which include superior rooms, executive rooms and executive suites. Their style is chic with beige and cream colour schemes.
Dedicated executive floor gives access to the 11th floor executive lounge. Here a free breakfast is served along with all day drinks and snacks and canapé in the evening. Executive rooms benefit from additional facilities such as upgraded bathrooms (plus robes, slippers) and free newspaper.
120 rooms allow for smoking and are located mainly on the 4th and 5th floor. There are several rooms (twenty two) that have been adapted for accessibility.
Room service is 24 hours.
Dining Options:2 restaurants.
Chino Latino Brasserie, Bar and Lounge: Found on the ground floor of the hotel. Latin ambience and serves a range of Oriental and Mediterranean dishes. Chino Latino also offers a large range of cocktails which you can enjoy alongside your lunch or dinner. The lounge offers a wide range of drinks and snacks. There is also a dedicated breakfast room.
Bar is open 11.00 till 01.00.
Club Lounge: Modern European dishes are served in a relaxed atmosphere. Kids menu available. Open: Breakfast weekdays 6.30 till 10.30 (weekends 7.00 till 11.00). Dinner Monday to Saturday 18:00 till 22:00 hours.
The hotel offers 10 meeting rooms with state of the art facilities as well as 2 ballrooms. The Thames room has a capacity for up to 450 guests.
Business travellers will be pleased to note the hotels business centre. Here you can take advantage of several services such as WiFi internet, Telefax, fax, Computer hire, copying, Printing, scanning and Secretarial services.
The Riverbank Park Plaza hotel offers services you would expect from a 4 star hotel such as Concierge services, Babysitting (by request), 24/7 security, luggage storage, currency exchange and Guest Laundry. Reception remains staffed 24 hours a day.
Onsite is a gymnasium which includes cardio equipment.
In the hotel lobby is a PC terminal which is free for guest use. Wireless internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel.
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.
Bedroom Numbers: 394 / 16 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 £45 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Park Plaza chain your closest choices would be:
Park Plaza Waterloo: is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £119.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge: is 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 89% and base rates begin at about £151.
Park Plaza County Hall: 0.8 miles (1.2 km), rated at 87% and with rates from around £144.
Park Plaza Victoria Hotel: 0.9 miles (1.4 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £135.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) . Park Plaza Hotels across the chain average 85% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Park Plaza hotels.
Below average for a Park Plaza hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 4 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 350th from 866 London hotels, 6th of 7 Park Plaza Hotels, and 148th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.3 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Doubletree By Hilton Westminster, with base rates beginning from £144 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The Doubletree By Hilton Westminster also offers: free WiFi.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Grange Rochester Hotel. 0.7 miles away (1.1 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 75% from its past guests with base rates starting at about £62.
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 4 Star Staybridge Suites Vauxhall may be one too look at. The Staybridge Suites Vauxhall is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. The Staybridge Suites Vauxhall has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (18 Albert Embankment, SE1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 1.1 miles (1.7 km) radius. The 50 consist of 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 70%). Top 4 star hotel is Artist Residence London at 98%. Of these hotels the highest rated is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £145 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 74%) 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%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £283, Four Star average: £157, Three Star average: £96 and Two Star average: £73.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Riverbank Park Plaza 31st (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 16th (joint) for the 20 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 21st of 50 (4th of 20 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 24th of 48 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (41 Hotel was top).
Comment: Created by RHWL Architects. During 2006/2007 the hotel was among the first hotels to trial a brand new British invention, the Ecube. Its fitted to the hotels fridges and helps reduce economy consumption, a reduction of 30% according to the hotel.