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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Park Plaza London Waterloo - A modern, 4-star hotel in Central London

London well deserves its status as the top city in the UK to be visited by international visitors. According to the latest research, London welcomes more than 25 million visitors a year! And in the heart of London, just a short walk away from the city's top attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum is the newly opened Park Plaza Waterloo hotel. The four-star hotel could be the one for you if you are looking for a hotel with modern touches and a fantastic location to explore London. We stayed here during our recent trip to London and loved it.

London at night

Location


The Park Plaza Waterloo hotel is ideally located to explore London. With two stations in close proximity (Lambeth North Underground, 2 mins and London Waterloo, 10 mins) and many of London's top attractions within easy walking distances, the hotel lives up to its ideal, central location. You can find a list of all the London attractions close to Park Plaza Waterloo here.

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel


Character


The modern hotel spanning 12 floors is home to 494 stylish guest rooms, an all-day dining restaurant & bar - Florentine, illy café, a fitness centre and the relaxing Mandara Spa. All throughout the hotel, the decor is modern and stylish. Light has been used as a key element of the overall design thus contributing to the mood and atmosphere of the rooms and other public spaces. The guest rooms are equipped to make use of responsive technology with systems that control everything from the lights to the blinds. We liked the modern decor and facilities.

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel


The Room


You can choose from three types of rooms at Park Plaza Waterloo - Superior rooms, Studio rooms and the one-bedroom Suites. We stayed in one of the studio rooms on the 12th floor and it was fantastic. The room had a very modern feel to it, was stylishly decorated and had all the amenities one could need for a comfortable stay.

Amenities included a minibar, coffee & tea facilities, work desk, laptop-size safe, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, 48-inch LED smart TV and free Wi-Fi. Air-conditioning, mood lighting and blackout curtains; all controlled at the touch of a button were also provided.

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel


Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel
The bathroom was clean and spacious with a walk-in shower. Bathrobe, slippers and Elemis toiletries were provided.

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel


The highlight of the room though was the floor-to-ceiling window offering a beautiful view of Central London.

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel


Food and Drink


Florentine is an all-day dining restaurant that serves an eclectic mix of freshly made dishes. The menu offered a good selection of dishes; even for us vegetarians. The portion sizes were good and the food well-cooked and nicely presented. The service was great. The waiters were helpful without being intrusive.

Our starters included Gaeta green olives, wild mushroom soup and egg white omelette with Spinach & Goat's cheese. For the mains, we tried baked Shakshouka & Duck egg (with aubergine, peppers, tomatoes, courgettes & parsley) and Wild mushrooms, Ricotta & Triffle flatbread; both of which were excellent. The flatbread was very filling and the Shakshouka beautifully seasoned and packed full of flavour. The desserts were equally delicious - a luscious blueberry cheesecake and a selection of ice cream & sorbet.

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel


Overall, good food, good service, excellent atmosphere and reasonably priced food. The restaurant offers good breakfast options too. The only downside is that it can get very busy during the breakfast service.

Contact Florentine Restaurant & Bar
Telephone | +44 (0)203 146 5800
Email | info@florentinerestaurant.co.uk

Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel


Book your stay


What we liked the most about Park Plaza Waterloo is its location and the friendly service. It is a modern and smart four-star hotel with beautifully styled rooms, a restaurant & bar with a relaxed vibe and a contemporary spa. The staff were excellent - always smiling and ready to help.

If you are searching for a London hotel with a great location and something a bit different and modern, then Park Plaza Waterloo could be the one for you. It is suited to families, couples and business travellers alike.

Rooms at the Park Plaza start from £159. For more information and to book your stay, use the details below.

Park Plaza Waterloo London | 6 Hercules Road, London  SE1 7DP  United Kingdom
Telephone | +44 (0) 84 5450 2145
Email | ppwainfo@pphe.com

Good to know


  • 494 guest rooms (301 studio rooms, 189 superior rooms and 4 suites)
  • Spa with an indoor heated pool
  • Fitness Centre featuring 'Technogym' cardio and resistance machines
  • All day dining at Florentine Restaurant
  • In-room dining available 24 hours a day
  • No on-site parking. Paid valet parking available at the nearest car park facility
Park Plaza London Waterloo Hotel

Our stay at Park Plaza Waterloo was complimentary, in exchange for this review. All views and opinions remain our own.

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4 comments :

  1. CERTAINLY a place id love to stay - looks sensational

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  2. Beautiful decor, scrumptious looking food- hope I get to stay somewhere so luxurious one day!!

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  3. Looks lovely and quite reasonable for London

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  4. I once went into the lobby of this hotel thinking it was where I had booked. It looked gorgeous and I was really disappointed when I found I was in the wrong place and actually booked into a rather down at heel place a bit further along the road!

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