First the good part - stunning style and fittings, very friendly and attentive staff, great comforts - all the things you would expect from a hotel of this kind. But then a strangely poor experience on some real basics during a weekend stay: the wireless internet signal was constantly dropping out and unable to get to certain websites (at times even Google!); we ordered room service at night and a 'parsnip soup' arrived cold and tasting pretty much like blended tomatoes - a pasta ordered at the bar was also very bland and basic. I ordered a pinacolada and got what tasted like just bottled pineapple juice with a slight coconut flavour - nothing fresh in sight. Generally the food needs much more flair and quality to be in keeping with the luxurious feel of this place. Breakfast is adequate and no more - by 8.45 the bread felt old. The seating areas near the windows of both the bar and breakfast areas are cold and drafty. When you fill the bath, the water spurts out of the shower extension and sprays all over the surface. The minibar had less choice than I would expect even in a 3 star hotel (e.g. no spirits). Maybe I was just unlucky - but from this one experience I would not be able to recommend it and would hesitate to go back, despite the very attractive set-up and general comfort of the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the south of the River Thames, adjacent to the London Heliport and within easy reach of Chelsea and Sloane Square; Hotel Verta provides the perfect destination when visiting the capital. From panoramic views of the River Thames, the intimate ambience and the very modern facilities, Hotel Verta has become London's most exclusive 'Hidden Gem'.The hotel's design, inspired by the Halcyon days of aviation, combines timeless elegance and the lobby is a striking double height atrium with a signature sweeping staircase up to the mezzanine level. All of the 70 bedrooms are fully furnished in a classic modern style, each with original artwork and the finest bespoke fittings.All day dining is available in the elegant Ambrosia located on the mezzanine level. A glamorous, fun and contemporary bistro/bar perfect for meeting friends and family for afternoon tea, informal meetings and after work drinks. As dusk falls, Champagne is the signature drink and guests can dine whilst admiring the views.The two level subterranean SPA Verta offering an innovative sanarium, heated loungers, steam room, sauna, gym and signature spa treatments, sets Hotel Verta apart from any London Hotel.Settings don't come much more inspiring than this, with the majority of our hotel meeting room facilities in London, featuring panoramic views of the River Thames and the London Heliport. Features include floor-to-ceiling windows and flexible inter-connecting options, when it comes to keeping you in touch; we have state-of-the-art audio-visual and telecommunications equipment, as well as wireless throughout. Hotel Verta offers 7 Meeting Rooms for between 12 to 200 delegates.Hotel Verta is the most wonderful, unique and romantic London hotel location in which to hold your wedding. For this very special occasion, we will enchant you with its addictive atmosphere and seductive environment, providing you and your guests with a magical wedding experience. The romance of Hotel Verta is beyond compare and has everything to make your wedding experience unique - superb cuisine, magnificent settings, meticulous and personalised service. The individuality of each couple is reflected in the smallest and most important details. Hotel Verta is licensed for civil wedding and civil partnership ceremonies with a dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator to help you organise the finer details of your special day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza London - Battersea England