Park Plaza Victoria London Review | Is it the best hotel in Central London?

Park Plaza Victoria London hotel review

Park Plaza Victoria London, owned by the Radisson hotel group, served as our home for the first three weeks when we moved to London a year back (2019)! We picked this 4-star hotel as it was near my husband’s new office. So readers, scroll down to find whether this Park Plaza Victoria is the best hotel in Central London or not!

Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel Review

Located just minutes walk away from Victoria London train station and the prime tourist places like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza hotel is ideal for business travelers as well as for families or tourists alike. 

Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel review
Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, Central London

Park Plaza Victoria London offers 299 guest rooms, one stylish Italian restaurant & bar – TOZI London, a conference center with 17 customizable meeting rooms, a fitness center, a sauna & steam room, and a private parking facility. Their accommodation options include Superior, Executive, Studio rooms plus Studio, One-bedroom & Two-bedroom apartments.

Note: For the safety and well-being of the guests, Park Plaza has implemented a new process for hotels that incorporates their partner Radisson Hotel Group’s safety protocol initiative with SGS. These steps include new cleaning and disinfection procedures, increased attention to safety in communal spaces, protective equipment, and updated training for team members. For more details, kindly read this.

My Staying Experience At Park Plaza Victoria London:

Room Features:

We booked a superior double room furnished with all the modern amenities for us. The room was spacious enough to store our four large travel suitcases without getting jammed. Our room was on the 6th floor,  and from the window, we could see the beautiful rooftop dome of the hotel’s lounge area as well as enjoy the gorgeous sky view. 

Our room had a king-size, comfortable bed with soft pillows and blankets.  A relaxing chair was placed near the window to enjoy the views of the sky. There were two bedside tables, a remote for electric curtains & lights, two cute & comfy slippers, and a work desk with a chair right adjacent to the wall-mirror. 

Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel Superior Double Bedroom Review
Superior Double Bedroom

The work desk drawers had paper materials, envelopes, a pen, a pencil, and an excellent hair-dryer! Usually, hotel dryers happen to be cheap and do more damages than good, but I loved that blow-dryer.

The large wardrobe located right at the entry area of the room was spacious and had extra pillows, an iron machine & board, and a digital safe to keep your money and precious items.

There were a large flat-screen TV with complimentary Sky channels, remote control curtains, and a minibar (paid) in our room. The rooms at Park Plaza Victoria also offer tea and coffee making facilities and free WI-FI. I was disappointed with their poor wifi service, though!

Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel Bathroom Review
The bathroom

The bathroom was neat, spacious, well-equipped with Elemis toiletries, bathrobes, and towels. They do not provide toothpaste, toothbrush, and toothpicks. So, make sure you pack these items in your travel bag if you have selected this hotel.

Park Plaza Victoria Hotel Lounge Area:

The wide, impressive reception area of Park Plaza Victoria hotel has a beautiful sitting area (for the guests) decked with some lovely indoor plants, gorgeous lights, and wall-paintings. 

The front-desk executives are prompt, welcoming, active, and friendly. 

All our booking and registration process got done smoothly and swiftly. I loved the lounge area a lot. The natural light coming through the transparent rooftop ceiling makes the space bright and enchanting. 

Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel Lounge Area Review
Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel Lounge Area

It is huge and airy as well! Guests can relax and enjoy tea and drink in the lounge area.

The corridors are decorated nicely with paintings and beautiful carpets that look great. There was a pleasant aroma all around the property and our room, of course. 

The Hospitality:

The best part of Park Plaza Victoria London is their room service and staffs’ etiquette. During our three weeks stay at this hotel Park Plaza, London, we got the opportunity to meet a number of their staff members. Each of them was so friendly, well-mannered, efficient, and amiable! The service was top-notch, so yes, they get a big PLUS for their hospitality.

Every day the house-keeping staff would come and clean the room, changed the sheets, sleepers, water bottles, bath towels, etc. They would also keep extra tea bags, the milk-shake mix of my choice on the tray. Overall, they took care of every single detail during our stay at the hotel.

The Food:

TOZI- the Italian bar and restaurant of Park Plaza London is located right in the lounge area. It offers a wide variety of International, Middle-Eastern, Asian, and Intercontinental food. The restaurant is spacious and has plenty of seats for the guests. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet. My husband and I tried the pancakes, eggs florentine, omelet,  baked beans, fruit juices, and hot coffee from the breakfast buffet menu. 

Park Plaza Victoria London Tozi Restaurant review
Tozi Restaurant, Park Plaza Victoria

Since Mr. husband had to go to his office, and I was staying alone all day long, I opted for an in-room dining service for both lunch and dinner. 

What we ordered:

FROM APPETIZERS:

Nachos: The Nachos came covered in melted cheddar cheese, salsa, and guacamole. My husband loved that 🙂 

Spiced Falafel: The spiced falafel served with tzatziki, and cucumber dip tasted delicious.

Vegetable Samosas: The cute, tiny vegetable samosas were crispy and yummy. 

Hot Kitchen (V) Soup: It was mild and tasty.

Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel Food Review
Food at Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel

FROM MAINS:

Chicken Tikka Masala: The traditional chicken tikka masala served with basmati rice, nan, onion bhaji, papad, and pickle, satiated my soul! I have tried this dish every alternate day, and it tasted the same every time. The gravy was delectable and aromatic with succulent pieces of chicken. With that platter, they also serve a decent amount of green salad. On my request, they swapped the green salad with tasty, crispy onion pakoda 😀 I wasn’t impressed with the naan, though! The texture of the naan was so hard.

Spinach Chickpea Sweet Potato & Tomato Curry: The combination of spinach, chickpea, sweet potato, and tomato in that curry tastes amazingly well. It was mild, sweet in taste, and healthy. They serve this dish with basmati rice and mixed salad. Again, I requested onion bhaji with my order because I am not a fan of salads. 

Fish & Chips: The freshly battered haddock served with chunky chips, mushy peas, lemon, and tartar sauce will surely impress you as it did for me! 

Grilled Chicken Supreme: It came with roasted tomato, portobello mushroom, watercress, fries, and peppercorn sauce. The taste was good.

PASTA:

There are various options to choose from the pasta category. I have had tried Penne with Roasted Tomato & Basil AND Spaghetti Pasta with Chicken & mushroom cream. Both were delicious, but the spaghetti one has my heart!

For dinner, at times, we would visit local restaurants like Kazan/Nandos/Indian Restaurants, which are situated near the Park Plaza hotel. But, maximum times, we have had food from our hotel Park Plaza only.

Whenever we felt hungry and ordered something, we were provided with fresh and hot food. How amazing is that? They took the utmost care of my food preferences and served food exactly the way I wanted to eat! Needless to say that we were thoroughly impressed with Park Plaza’s in-room dining service!

We could not get the chance to have lunch or dinner at the TOZI restaurant during our stay at the hotel. However, I am looking forward to paying a visit to this most popular restaurant in central London soon.

We could not experience the sauna and steam spa either! My husband was busy with his office work, plus we had to search for a rented house in central London at the same time. I wish I had more time to explore this gorgeous hotel! 

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EE Blog Rating:

4/5

The Highlights:

Q. How far is this Park Plaza Victoria Hotel from the London Heathrow Airport?

A.  If you take a cab, it will take about 35-40 minutes from LHR airport (via M4 & A4).

Q. Is the Park Plaza Victoria London hotel expensive?

A. No, it is not. Before moving to the UK, we were looking for a budget-friendly 4-star hotel in central London. We found Park Plaza to be less costly than its counterparts.

Q. Did you like all the services offered by the Park Plaza London Hotel?

A. Except for WI-FI, I liked everything offered by this hotel.

Q. How about the Park Plaza Victoria London hotel location and surroundings? 

  1. As I mentioned in my post, this hotel is in the heart of the city, London. Hence, the landmark tourist places like Big Ben, Buckingham palace, garden are situated nearby Park Plaza Victoria hotel. 
  2. Moreover, near the Park Plaza hotel, you would find other famous restaurants like Giraffe, Rosa’s Thai Cafe Victoria, Kazan Restaurant, Loco Mexicano, Nando’s Victoria, etc. 
  3. During your stay at the hotel, if you are required to purchase food items like biscuits, snacks or toothpaste, brush, sanitary napkins, etc., then you can get these kinds of stuff from the Sainsbury store which is just minutes away from Park Plaza hotel.

Q. Is it safe to visit and stay at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel in 2020, during this global pandemic COVID-19? 

A. If you visit Park Plaza’s official site, you will notice that they have updated the information. Park Plaza has incorporated a 20-step process, a new protocol for the safety of the guests. I have added the link inside the article, do check it out, please. 

Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel review
Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel

Is Park Plaza Victoria the best hotel in Central London?

Nonetheless, my staycation experience at Park Plaza Victoria London was amazing. I would highly recommend Park Plaza to those who are looking for a great hotel in the heart of the city!

When we moved to London from Hong Kong, many of his colleagues moved to the UK with their families as well. At that time, they stayed at different hotels for a brief period of time like us. From their experience, it is clear that our hotel Park Plaza is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Central London 🙂. The prime location, great hospitality, delicious food, and the modern look with a nice ambiance make the Park Plaza Victoria London worth the visit and stay!

Hotel Address:

239 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, 

Pimlico, London SW1V 1EQ

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92 comments

  1. I swear London is the first place I want to travel when we can travel again! Its been on my bucket list forever!

  2. I am always looking for good hotels in London as I travel a lot for business. I stay mainly in the Earls Court area, will try the Park Plaza at Victoria

  3. I can’t wait to travel again. London is one of my favorite cities and it’s been years since my last visit. I have to add this hotel to my list

  4. the food looks amazing that they serve!
    I would LOVE to go visit London someday, I’ll keep this Park Plaza Victoria hotel in mind for my travel ; )
    thanks!

  5. Wow! This place is huge and wonderful! I will definitely keep Park Plaza Victoria in mind when we visit London.

  6. Visiting London is my dream. I hope to visit it soon when this pandemic period is over. Thanks for this review! This hotel sounds wonderful!

  7. I have never been to London but would love to visit someday! This hotel looks so clean and lovely! I want to stay there.

  8. Sounds like a great place to stay. The food looks amazing. And the rooms are really comfortable. Thanks for sharing this and your honest review.

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