Stayed here for 3 nights for a romantic break. The hotel itself is fab and very trendy and modern, rooms are huge, shower amazing etc but the location itself does leave a little to be desired. Yes there is the Thames on one side but they don't mention the surrounding area with a Jewson builders merchants next door and a big yellow storage opposite. In my opinion, they have built a lovely hotel in an area that hasn't caught up yet. The transport links by train are time consuming, you have either a 10 min walk to Clapham junction (or wait for the courtesy bus) and then get the overland to West Brompton and change for the District line to get onto the tube network or alternatively a taxi ride over the river into Chelsea (about £15 each way). I guess this is why the prices are a little lower but taxi fares add £30 a day so take that into consideration. We found an Oyster card a very essential addition to travel! We enjoyed our stay and found the hotel very comfortable but would probably stay somewhere a little more convenient next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rafayel on the Left Bank boasts 70 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 10.30 PM. ... more less
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