Was in London for a brief visit and was looking for a modern boutique hotel in a similar vein to those in our management portfolio in the US.
The Rafayel Hotel has recently opened on Lombard Road, Battersee and has been conceived and built in an highly environmentally sensitive manner. It is well done, with superior attention to detail and quality fittings ... and carries their sustainable features throughout the operation, to the extent of filtering their own still and sparkling water in re-usable glass bottles.
The location is reasonably convenient to much of London and will be particularly desirable during summer months with their river frontage and patio restaurant seating, as well as event areas with sweeping water views.
In room technology is particularly impressive with LED lighting and a media hub for entertainment and work related connectivity to the flat screen LCD TVs. Only improvement opportunity ... HSIA which isn't ... download and upload speeds are poor. With the technology base of the hotel, should be an easy fix ...
James Simkins : MTM Luxury Lodging
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rafayel On The Left Bank - Hotel And Spa
- Rafayel On The Left Bank Hotel London
- Rafayel On The Left Bank - Hotel & Spa London, England