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Rafayel on the Left Bank - Hotel & Spa

34 Lombard Road | Falcon Wharf, London SW11 3RF, England (Clapham / Battersea )
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked this hotel for four nights because it was rated 5 star. It certainly was not. Upon arrival we were shown to a tiny room with a tiny "double" bed. We requested a change and were moved to a larger room in what appeared to be an annex to the main hotel and situated above the restaurant. We had... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Rafayel twice this year - first time for a weekend away for just the two of us and have just returned with our 6 year old for a long weekend to see the sites. During the first visit we ate in the hotel restaurant which was perfect for the two of us just unwinding and getting away... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My honest opinion; book this hotel, it's very pleasant, but make sure to tell them that the touch controls are a complete waste of time and the bathroom needs a makeup mirror for shaving and makeup activities. Here's some more reading: I don't like to place negative reviews. In these days of mass competition and nasty chain hotels, it's good... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not great, not terrible. Not particularly worthy of the "five star" rating it has, but have nothing bad to say about it. Amenities in shower/bathroom not great, had to call for an iron. Room very small and cramped for two people. "View" overlooking a parking lot and industrial zone. Breakfast not great, but not bad. Far from everything.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love taking pictures of the river, and often walk along it enjoying many findings. I have from time to time stopped at, The Rafayel Banyan restaurant, for a Tea or coffee. On rare occasions, I have eaten a meal always sitting outside on the tables along the river. The food is good and the service friendly and adequate. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night as part of a quick stop over. Staff, cleanliness and location all excellent. Onsite parking for £15 seemed good value too. Although we didn't eat at the restaurant, it seemed to be a good price and looked to a high standard. The best things about the hotel were definitely the very reasonable price ( for London... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem of a hotel. Incredibly reasonable. Beautiful rooms, overlooking the Thames. Really friendly, helpful staff who went out of their way to help me. Nr battersea park, Chelsea, kings road. Highly recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel for a night away in London. The room was beautiful, very clean and big. However that's everything positive I could say about this hotel. We found it to be very overpriced for what you actually get. You simply have your room and that's it, no breakfast, no complimentary drinks etc. As soon as we walked into... More

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Dear Guest Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, but surprisingly, you have written it one year after your stay with us. . We always appreciate feedback from our valued guests, be it positive or negative, as this helps us to further enhance our quality but feel compelled to respond to issues which we find to be contradictory. You must... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and the wife stayed for 1 night as a treat. The price for the quality is amazing. Definitely worth the upgrade from the usual travel lodge. Didn't eat there or use the spa so i cant comment. the reception staff were not happy and smiley but the way they were spoken to by some of the other guests, there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in this hotel on 3 occasions and have not been disappointed. Easy access from M4 and parking a good find. Although not on a tube route, a bus stop outside takes you straight to Victoria station or the hotel run a free service to Clapham Junction. Rooms are spacious, bathrooms fantastic and most have a semi view... More

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Address: 34 Lombard Road | Falcon Wharf, London SW11 3RF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Clapham / Battersea 
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#14 Business Hotel in London #48 Best Value Hotel in London #175 Family Hotel in London #188 Romantic Hotel in London
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Rafayel on the Left Bank boasts 65 designer "smart" rooms, champagne bar, riverside restaurant and conference facilities, exhibition spaces as well as the latest spa and beauty treatments and gym. Rafayel is one of the world's most advanced luxury green hotels and proves that hotels can dramatically reduce their carbon emission output without compromising on five-star luxury, quality or comfort. Located on the River Thames at the heart of London's most dynamic riverside development, with sweeping views across to Chelsea Harbour, Rafayel is minutes from the shopping areas of Sloane Square and Knightsbridge and is close to Victoria Station and London's major attractions. Rafayel provides a free shuttle service to and from Clapham Junction and Clapham Common on Northern line every 30 minutes from 7.30 AM to 10.00 PM. ... more   less 
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