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“Average start but will get better.”
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SO Park
Ranked #462 of 843 Specialty Lodging in London
Suffolk UK
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“Average start but will get better.”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

I stayed here for two nights recently in a studio apartment whilst visiting family. The hotel is in a converted 80s block situated on a very busy Battersea Park Road. The hotel had only been open a week when I stayed and the staff were coping admirably with several teething problems.
I had the basic studio apartment but it was very good. Everything was new and well thought out. The room was a good size and the bathroom was fabulous. There was proper air con and heating too. Storage space was emmense and the clever built in kitchenette very useful. Some important items such as a kettle and pans were missing but I was assured they were on order. The electronic room keys were also on order so on returning to the hotel each day a member of staff had to escort me to my room to let me in. Not a real problem for me but an inconvenience for the staff. The staff were very helpful but seemed quite inexperienced.
There are no facilities at the hotel apart from a 24 hour reception but if you just need a room in Battersea it is ideal.
The location of the hotel was perfect for my personal visit but there is very little for the visitor in Battersea and buses are the only really viable transport option as there is no tube or DLR etc. The mainline train stations are a long walk or a bus ride away.
To conclude, SO Park is not really a hotel but it offers clean modern rooms in a part of London that is short of good value accomodation.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were invited at the last minute to an evening event at the Evolution in Battersea Park and didn't fancy a train ride home at 1am. However, despite being mid-week all the central London Hotels were apparently full. The only choice was SO Park which was also very close. We could find no reviews of it but saw sister hotels in London with mixed reports so we did have some trepidation. One issue is that it is so new that Google maps doesn't really have the right location for it. If you are looking for an accurate location it is just opposite The Lost Angel on Battersea Park Road. So it is a longish walk from Clapham Junction and I recommend a taxi for that.

The hotel itself had been open about 2 weeks. We were shown to our room which was a very generous size with smart bathroom and a kitchenette. Overall decor is modern and reasonably tasteful with big picture windows for a great morning vista. Based on this it should be 4/5 not 3 but there are a few things that would need sorting out. There are no downstairs facilities at the moment though there is a large room that may well become a breakfast room or something like that. Generally a lot of the carpets appeared loose laid not fitted and trim for the lifts were held in place with sellotape. Upstairs the staff apologised for the fact that the room key was not working at the moment and so they had to let us in with the master key. Inside the furniture was nice but sparse and the slight lack of lighting was made worse due to a missing bedside light bulb. For this class of hotel we would have expected something that would serve as a dressing table and somewhere to put the suitcase for unpacking too.

So overall this hotel has potential to be good with friendly staff and rooms you could live in for a few days without getting claustrophobia it just needs a bit more work to finish it off.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: SO Park
Address: 140 Battersea Park Road | Battersea, London SW11 4NB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Clapham / Battersea 
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Ranked #462 of 843 Specialty Lodging in London
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Hotel Class:4 star — SO Park 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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