I wanted to treat me and my boyfriend to a weekend in a hotel after working long hours all week. After looking at all the options i decided to go for Rafayel because of the location, how modern it was and because of the good rates at the time.
The check in was very qwick and i was shown straight to my room after paying. I was offerd if i would like any bags carried, the desk clerk was very freindly and asked how i was (general chit chat) . I was actually already very happy with my choice from just stepping out of the lift and already thought the hotel had the wow factor. The corridors were covered in the thickest bounciest carpets, leather sofas, large tvs on da walls and this was all before id even seen my room.
The room was amazing and i didnt expect so much space in the room we had a massive bed which felt much larger then a queen size, a sofa, table, 32in flat screen tv,mini bar, celing to floor windows,a huge bathroom with a double shower with jets and a bath with a tv but didnt work at the time because of the soft opening.
The restaurant served very nice food and would highly reccommend the steak and rafayel special if you like cocktails plus if your staying in the hotel you get 20% off which was handy as prices wernt cheap. It also overlooked the river thames.
The Hotel has loads of other services which are very handy and we used their next day dry cleaning on a shirt and was only somthing silly like £2 but was just nice to get back after work and it was there pressed and hanging in the wardrobe.
They also have a little cupcake store opposite the reception desk. £2 each for a cupake with all different flavour icing and decorated so nicely. lovely !!
Last but not least i just have to say the location is lovely the hotel is rite on the river thames and is perfect to take a long stroll or go for a morning jog. Also outside the hotel theres a bustop which the 170 bus will take you straight to Victoria station.
We loved this hotel sooo much that 2 weeks later we were back again and all the staff remembered us which was nice and upgraded our room for free.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and definitely will be returnig soon.