Battersea is most famous for the iconic power station that starred on the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album, Animals, its rescue home for dogs and cats and the sprawling park that borders the River Thames. Culture Trip has chosen the 5 best hotels in Battersea for your stay in this leafy and increasingly in-demand neighbourhood.
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel and Spa
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa has luxurious offerings | Courtesy of Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa / Hotels.com
The most high-end of the offerings in the area, the Pestana has sleek, modern decor and a tempting spa. Located right next to the power station and Battersea Park, and a stone’s throw from Chelsea and Sloane Square, the location is as good as it gets and will be prime when the power station renovations are complete. Rooms are spacious and comfortable while breakfast is plentiful.
This five-star hotel has lovely views of the River Thames. Rooms are large and stylish while bathrooms – featuring a cosy tub – are stocked with luxurious White Company products. Be sure to visit the Banyan restaurant, which has a riverside roof terrace that’s enjoyable if the evening is pleasant. There’s also a car park available at an extra charge – rare for London hotels, but definitely of benefit.
This recently opened Crowne is part of one of the world’s biggest hotel groups, but the service here never feels impersonal. The spa is a highlight thanks to an impressive menu of treatments, and rooms themselves are incredibly comfortable (the beds especially). Located on the river, it’s an excellent option for a relaxing stay with a hint of luxury.
SO Park, which is both a hotel and serviced apartments, is a great option for the independent traveller who wants a comfortable place to lay their head. Rooms are spacious, simple, and located in a hip brick building that makes a change from towering modern hotels. Best of all, the price tag will suit most and leave you with enough to enjoy the sights of London.
While technically not in Battersea, The Chelsea Harbour Hotel is just across the river and worth inclusion. All rooms at this gem in the harbour marina are suites, which makes the price tag far more palatable – especially for an SW postcode. However, there are also four penthouses, one of which is designed by Vivienne Westwood. The hotel is reasonably modern, having first opened as a Hilton in 1989, so its features and decor are still fairly relevant. The terrace bar is a treat, particularly if the weather is good.