US$173 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 4 Aug 2015 Check-out 6 Aug 2015

Hotel Rafayel

5 stars
View map of 34 Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RF

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
2 reviews
Wonderful staff

The hotel staff is extremely friendly, helpful, and polite. We were upgraded to an apartment. The... See full review

  • Saima
  • 3 Oct 2014
Swanky hotel limited by location

The hotel is very modern and quirky. Great value but it comes at the price of location, which means... See full review

  • AdeB
  • 29 Mar 2012
Housed in a unique steel, glass and timber building, Hotel Rafayel On The Left Bank London is an eco-friendly hotel that offers luxurious amenities, attentive service and a relaxing environment. The sleek, stylish and sophisticated hotel places visitors close to London's many attractions such as The British Museum, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Arts and culture lovers can marvel at the displays at Saatchi Gallery and Tate Britain or watch performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Palace Theatre and Royal National Theatre.
General

Hotel Rafayel On The Left Bank London takes pride in its River Wellbeing Spa that offers rejuvenating treatments and comes with hydrotherapy and exercise pool, sauna and steam rooms and fitness studio. The hotel also has meeting facilities.
Location

Ideally situated on the banks of River Thames, Hotel Rafayel On The Left Bank is close to the Natural History Museum. Shopaholics can go to Harrod's and stroll along Hyde Park.
Dining

Banyan on the Thames serves diners at Hotel Rafayel delectable grill-based dishes that may be enjoyed on the roof terrace with views of the river while Left Bank Brasserie offers appetizing light meals.
Rooms

The exquisitely furnished rooms and suites have city and riverside views, air conditioning, state-of-the-art multi-media system, LCD TV, game console upon request and Internet access.

Hotel Rafayel Rooms

The Mississippi Rooms - Standard Rooms
A double bedroom with one double bed includes media hub/office facility, free cable and Wireless and ceiling to floor windows.
The Yangtze Rooms - Superior Rooms
Superior room with one queen bed includes media hub/office facility, free cable and Wireless and ceiling to floor windows.
The Amazon Rooms - Deluxe Rooms
Deluxe room with one king bed includes media hub/office facility, free cable and Wireless and ceiling to floor windows.
The Amazon Rooms - Premier Deluxe Rooms
Premier Deluxe room with one king bed includes media hub/office facility, free cable and Wireless and ceiling to floor windows.
The Nile Rooms - Junior Suite Rooms
Junior Suite with one king bed includes media hub/office facility, free cable and Wireless and ceiling to floor windows.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

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Hotel Map

51.4705 -0.1774
Area served
London, Battersea, Clapham Junction, Clapham, Wandsworth.
Nearby airports
Gatwick and Heathrow Airport.
Area description
Located at 34 Lombard Road, Battersea, on the south bank of the River Thames, adjacent to the London Heliport, the hotel may have a tranquil waterside location, but you don't have to go far to experience bustling city life and urban amenities. Battersea Park, with its contemporary gallery, is just a short walk along the riverside, and nearby Battersea Rise and Battersea Square boasts a broad variety of eateries, cafes, markets and shops. Rafayel is proud of its spot in Battersea, the so-called "weak link," which it arguably is not. It is a little-known secret but the tube, Clapham Common, is only 7-8 minutes away through free shuttle service. You can then take a direct connection to Leicester Square, Charing Cross, and Tottenham Court Road where you can get the central line to Bond Street, Bank, Moorgate or Barbican.

Nearby points of interest

  • Couper Collection: 1.3 km
  • Stamford Bridge: 1.6 km
  • West Ham United Museum: 1.9 km
  • Wandsworth: 1.9 km
  • King's Road: 2 km
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 2 km
  • Southside Shopping Centre : 2 km
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 2.2 km
  • British Red Cross Museum and Archives: 2.5 km
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 2.5 km
  • Battersea Power Station: 2.6 km
  • Saatchi Gallery: 2.6 km
  • Gloucester Road: 2.8 km
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 2.8 km
  • Natural History Museum: 2.8 km
  • Couper Collection: 1.3 km
  • Stamford Bridge: 1.6 km
  • West Ham United Museum: 1.9 km
  • Wandsworth: 1.9 km
  • King's Road: 2 km
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 2 km
  • Southside Shopping Centre : 2 km
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 2.2 km
  • British Red Cross Museum and Archives: 2.5 km
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 2.5 km
  • Battersea Power Station: 2.6 km
  • Saatchi Gallery: 2.6 km
  • Gloucester Road: 2.8 km
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 2.8 km
  • Natural History Museum: 2.8 km
  • Sloane Square: 2.9 km
  • Cadogan Hall: 2.9 km
  • National Art Library: 2.9 km
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 2.9 km
  • Science Museum London: 3 km
  • Imperial College London: 3.1 km
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 3.3 km
  • Pimlico: 3.3 km
  • Knightsbridge: 3.4 km
  • Harrods: 3.4 km
  • Royal Albert Hall: 3.4 km
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 3.5 km
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 3.5 km
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 3.5 km
  • Albert Memorial : 3.6 km
  • High Street Kensington: 3.6 km
  • Victoria station: 3.7 km
  • Kensington Palace: 3.8 km
  • Lambeth Palace: 3.9 km
  • Kennington: 3.9 km
  • Royal Mews: 3.9 km
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 3.9 km
  • Vauxhall Bridge: 4 km
  • Hyde Park Corner: 4 km
  • Wellington Arch: 4 km
  • London Sewing Machine Museum: 4 km
  • Cardinal Place : 4.1 km
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 4.1 km
  • Kensington Gardens: 4.1 km
  • Buckingham Palace: 4.2 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Rafayel on the Left Bank provides the perfect setting for any occasion, be it conference, business meeting, product launch or social event. Professional team of Event Managers will take care of every detail, ensuring that your event will be one to remember. Offering you outstanding service and stunning facilities are pleased to provide A state-of-the-art boardroom for 12, fully-equipped and featuring the most modern networking and audio-visual facilities.

Dining

The Banyan On The Thames
The Banyan on the Thames Restaurant serves an extensive grill-based menu. The Rafayel's stylish riverside bar offers freshly mixed cocktails and a light bar menu. Set inside London's most exclusive eco-friendly hotel, Rafael on the Left Bank, Banyan on the Thames is a chic restaurant overlooking the river and the London Helipad in Battersea. With so much action right outside its sound-proofed windows, this is a fantastic place to watch the world go by. And super-tanned sun-lovers adore the riverside roof terrace for summertime dining. The Hotel Rafayel is popular with an international, glamorous yet ecologically-sensitive set of travellers, and the Banyan on Thames is open to serve them - and you - breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is a melange of European, Asian and Mediterranean flavours, fusion cuisine at its finest. Banyan on the Thames makes the most of the peace and tranquillity of its ideal riverside location.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Rafayel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 2
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
3
Value:
4.5
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Review of Hotel Rafayel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Saima
Business
Australia
3 Oct 2014

Wonderful staff

The hotel staff is extremely friendly, helpful, and polite. We were upgraded to an apartment. The hotel is not in the middle of city but only 10 min away by train. The hotel has a free shuttle to two train stations, one of which is only a 5 min drive. The shuttle has to be booked half-an-hour in advance but the pick and drop service is quite punctual (only 5 min late at most in the 7-8 pick-up/drops that we had). The hotel apartments are well-equipped and comfortable but the decor and furnishings are ordinary. I would not give the hotel apartments or lobby a 5-star rating (more like 3.5 star). The furnishings/decor/amenities are less than that of the 4-star Novotel hotels. Having said that, the friendly and helpful Rafayel staff (at the reception, managers, house-keeping and the shuttle drivers) deserve better than a 5-star rating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Free shuttle to the airport is a time-saver. The drive to the Clapham junction is only 5 min away. The main connecting station, Waterloo is only two stations/5 minutes train ride from here.

Review of Hotel Rafayel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AdeB
Business
East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
29 Mar 2012

Swanky hotel limited by location

The hotel is very modern and quirky. Great value but it comes at the price of location, which means relying on taxis or the hotel's free shuttle service to get to the nearest public transport links. Rooms are very spacious and the hotel restaurant is great value with 50% off your bill as a resident. The restaurant itself is situated opposite the hotel on the riverside, making for a pleasant view. Food and service was good. If you can cope with the location I would thoroughly recommend this hotel for both business and pleasure!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Hotel runs a free shuttle bus/taxi from Clapham Jn. and Clapham Common, but you need to call ahead to book.

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