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“Lovely hotel & lovely staff”

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Crowne Plaza London - Battersea
Ranked #240 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 October 2012

When visiting London we usually stay at Pestana Chelsea Bridge, but due to the price on this occasion we decided to look at alternatives close by.

Thankfully, we discovered Hotel Verta and booked a one night stay. On arrival we were told that our room wasn't quite ready so to avoid us having to wait we were upgraded to an executive room. The room was absolutely lovely with lots of space and huge bed. The bathroom was stunning - impeccably clean and modern.

The bar area is delightful and watching helicopters coming and going was good entertainment.

We made use of the spa and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The hydro-pool is almost 'grotto-like' and very relaxing.

The next day we enjoyed breakfast - very nice but a little expensive overall. We appreciate the buffet mentality of being able to eat as much as you want but as most reasonable people don't see this as a personal challenge to set a new world record on the amount of food that can be consumed at one sitting £32 (inclusive of the 25% guest discount) for two plates of food was a bit excessive.

We checked out and left our luggage at the hotel before making use of the free shuttle to Sloane Square tube station which was an excellent bonus. On our return we were allowed to change before again making use of the shuttle to start our journey home.

Although our stay was very short at just one night, staff were incredibly helpful and courteous. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble, especially for the gentleman on reception.

We will definitely stay at Hotel Verta again and have no reservations in recommending it to anyone that wants to stay at a good quality hotel without paying the earth.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Verta1, General Manager at Crowne Plaza London - Battersea, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. I am glad you discovered Hotel Verta by Rhombus and you appreciated our lovely property and our friendly staff.

I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you again soon.

Warm Regards
Anna Asimakopoulou

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Reviewed 14 October 2012

I booked a double room with city view (incl breakfast) through lastminute.com for my boyfriend and I. When we arrived we were informed that we were given a complimentary upgrade to an executive room. It was big and beautiful. The en-suite was incredibly spacious with a large shower and bathtub. The decor of the room was very modern and obviously new. There was a tv over the bath tub with surround sound in the bathroom. The standard toiletries were provided, including toothbrush, toothpaste and shaver. The mini bar was not very expensive and aside from the usual tea and coffee facilities, there was also an espresso machine. Very chic. The bed was huge with plenty of pillows (most of which collapsed once you lay on them). The room also had slippers, bathrobes and a hair dryer. Unfortunately no iron and ironing board, although I am sure this would be provided on request.

We were informed that the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to Sloane Square.

We dined at the hotel restaurant. Service was attentive, without being intrusive. We sat by the floor to ceiling windows offering full view of the River Thames, as well as the helipad. Completely soundproof, we heard no outside noise. Breakfast in the morning had a vast amount of choices, sure to cater to anyone's taste and preferences. Staff at the hotel were incredibly helpful and polite. I would stay here again. The hotel is beautiful.

Also, we parked on a nearby side street for free.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Verta1, General Manager at Crowne Plaza London - Battersea, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for your positive review, we always appreciate such a good feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will return to the hotel soon.


Warm Regards
Anna Asimakopoulou

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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Lovely hotel with a nice modern room which is spacious with a big tv. A big bathroom with a bath tub as well as shower with a great variety of toiletries. Nice decor in room, semi facing the river, heliport and other buildings. Personally I would have liked if the bed was facing the oppisite way so when laying you can have a lovely view of the river opposed to buildings. The bed and pillows very comfortable!

The spa area was gorgeous, shame the water in the hydro pool was a little on the cold side. Friendly helpful staff and as we were celebrating our anniversary they had left us a fruit basket, bottld water and a personal note in our room which added a nice personal touch. We also asked for a high room which the hotel provided.

Unfortunately the restaurant had a poor vegetarian selection so we had to find a resturant to eat at 10pm which the staff were helpful in but due to the location there is nothing in the walking area so had to get a taxi, which was pricy for the short driving distance. The breakfast was also dissapointing for 5 star in London, also veggie choice very poor, sign saying veggie sausages but there was none, my partner eats meat and he wasn't fond of his food.

The location isn't the easiest to find, would be helpful if the website stated it is a 45 min walk from the closest tube station or a ten minute bus ride from Victoria. They do provide a shuttle when leaving the hotel which is good but you need something when coming to the hotel too! Ideally we wanted to leave our luggage at the hotel after checkout in order to sight see but due to the location this wasn't practical and would be too tiring and time consuming to go back to the hotel so had to keep our luggage with us.

Nice hotel to relax at and being made feel welcome if you dont mind walking (weather dependent) but pack light if staying in London after check out!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Verta1, General Manager at Crowne Plaza London - Battersea, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We do hope we are able to welcome you back to the hotel again in the future.

Warm Regards
Anna Asimakopoulou

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Reviewed 7 October 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night for our anniversary on the 23rd of august. This hotel is fairly new, so the interior is modern and stylish, with a lovely bar and terrace overlooking the river thames. Although, the drinks at the hotel bar are rather pricey, the terrace is beautiful and lovely to relax there on a summers evening. Also, this part of the river thames is really peaceful as the hotel is situated in battersea. We were very surprised with the hotel, as when we arrived at the train station, the general area looked a little rough but were pleasently surprised to find this hotel lurking off the main road, although it was pretty hard to find.

I would say this hotel is ideal for couples, the rooms are beautiful and romantic. Our room overlooked the river thames, and outside was a helicopter pad. We were situated on the 5th floor so had a great view of the river, london city and the helicopters. We were a little worried as the helicopters are very loud, however the rooms are quadruple glazed and there was definitly no interferance from the helicopters as the room is completely sound proof. This hotel was definitly unique as it was a novelty watching the helicopters landing and taking off!

The bed was one of the comfiest I have ever slept in! We had multiple pillows each which were incredibly fluffy and soft, as was the mattress and duvet. The bathroom had a TV built in the wall opposite the bath, and there was also a shower on the opposite side. This hotel is quirky, stylish and modern! I would say it is a hidden gem, if you are looking to go somewhere that is romantic, yet not in the hustle and bustle of central london, I would definitly recommend this hotel!

Also, the staff are incredibly helpful, as they knew it was our anniversary they left us a lovely fruit basket. It was the little things like this that made our experience with hotel verta great. Overall, we would definitly return to this hotel, and recommend it to other couples wanting a romantic escape in london!

Room Tip: Use a satnav if you are walking from the train station and request a room overlooking the river!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Verta1, General Manager at Crowne Plaza London - Battersea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for such a positive feedback. I am delighted to read that you have very much enjoyed your stay with us.
We certainly hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the near future.

Warm Regards
Anna Asimakopoulou

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Reviewed 3 October 2012

My wife and had a short trip recently at attend a wedding in central London. The name of the game was to find something comfortable and clean (remember this is London and the older, grungy, unupdated hotels can be a nightmare) to get over the jet lag quickly,

We got much more than we expected!
- a modernly decorated and clean room (this hotel was supposedly built 2 years ago)
- friendly staff
- beautiful views of helicopters (it's right beside the heliport) and Thames river
- our package included English breakfast (croissants, toast, cereal, cheese, cold cut meats, smoked salmon, scrambled or fried eggs, sausages, hash browns, mushrooms and grilled tomatoes)
- Internet
- free hourly hotel shuttle service to Sloane Square tube station. The venues immediately near the hotel are not great. We took the shuttle in the morning and then took a bus (bus "170 Roehamton, Danesbury Ave" that you catch on Buckingham Palace Rd which is one block away from Victoria tube/national rail station). We used oyster cards for trips ( easy and economical to use in London)
- not many boutique restaurants nearby
- not many fast food restaurants nearby
- a small desert and evening caffeine free tea delivered to our room each night. A nice touch
- we made use of the sauna and hydrotherapy tub (we really wish it was a hot tub for those chilly British evenings - the water was a weak 32'C)

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Verta1, General Manager at Crowne Plaza London - Battersea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind review; I am glad that you had a great stay with us.
I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back at Hotel Verta by Rhombus.


Warm Regards
Anna Asimakopoulou

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Additional Information about Crowne Plaza London - Battersea

Address: Bridges Court Road | Battersea, London SW11 3BE, England (Formerly Hotel Verta)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clapham / Battersea 
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #240 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Price Range: $140 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza London - Battersea 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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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