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Rafayel on the Left Bank - Hotel & Spa

#240 of 1,054 Hotels in London
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34 Lombard Road | Falcon Wharf, London SW11 3RF, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pleasant views of the Thames ,with a nice bar with a good view . Concierge and driver was most helpful with good advice ,we were going to Stamford Bridge so well located , taxi to west end around £20 ,shared by four so not so bad.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my recent stay here, its a lovely hotel, the staff were great, really friendly and accommodating. Nice location by the river. Shuttle Bus to Clapham Jct/Common stations very handy too. The facilities were perfect too, free use of the gym, good food in the restaurant. Loved the room, nice decor, comfy bed, excellent bathroom etc.WIFI rapid too

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed with my partner in the Emperor Suites at the Rafayel a couple of weekends ago. We had a wonderful weekend as the rooms are very spacious for a London hotel and have a lovely Jacuzzi spa bath. The view is amazing as well as you look out over the river Thames and as it is on the South... More 

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Germany
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected according to the price more than what was offered. The whole hotel had been so dark, that I had the feeling they wanted to hide something. Especially in the bath room it is required to have more light, it was impossible to get the make up done in there. Also the offered shuttle is pretty inflexible and not... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel came through for us. It was a bit off the beaten path, though it was still close to everything. It sits right on the water. It's a very unique looking building. The staff was amazing. The rooms were great. I highly recommend this place.

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Malcolm_Bass, Director of Sales at Rafayel on the Left Bank - Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your brilliant review. We are very pleased to see you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you to Rafayel On The Left Bank in the near future. Kind Regards, Management More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what other people are moaning about. Room has cost £169. That's not much more than many 'cheap' hotels. The hotel has a modern feel, our room is so spacious and clean. And you have quality WiFi, Music on demand and also you can control lighting and air con via the TV set. We'd definitely come back here, yes... More 

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Malcolm_Bass, Manager at Rafayel on the Left Bank - Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gareth, Thank you so much for your smashing review! We are absolutely thrilled to read such fantastic feedback and are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much and had a brilliant experience throughout the hotel. We can not wait to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Management More 

South Wales
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a London trip as a surprise birthday present for my 20 year old daughter and wanted somewhere special to stay. This hotel certainly didn't disappoint. Excellent service, amazing rooms and fabulous decor. Was a little apprehensive about it's location but need not have worried as it's a quick taxi ride into central London. We did use the free shuttle... More 

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Malcolm_Bass, Manager at Rafayel on the Left Bank - Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback - we are very glad you both enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we have the opportunity to see you again Kind Regards, Management More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights here during my sister's wedding. A gem of a place! Loved the decor, the food, the rooms (top notch), the toffees,the spa, sauna ...Didn't quite expect such spacious rooms in a london hotel...;) Pleasantly surprised. A must see ! Will definitely like to visit again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived at the hotel requested a suite with a river view , i had a part view with contruction everywhere , the room looked good very dusty also the robes were smelly like it hasent been washed , i arrived at 10 pm they told me bar and resturante is open , after i payed and checked in the... More 

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Malcolm_Bass, Director at Rafayel on the Left Bank - Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Whilst appreciating all feedback we receive we sometimes feel the need to respond to comments which are false and which attempt to show our hotel in a bad light. In this instance we have investigated the matter fully and have also looked at our CCTV cameras. What you have written is totally fabricated. The time when you went... More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are ready to have a personalized visit, this is a must! Great spacious rooms with modern features. Restaurant/bar have an amazing river view and cannot say enough about the food. Most of all the customer service is spot on. They will cater to your needs to their full potential. And who can say that they met famous tennis... More 

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