Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
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... there. Every room was filled with artifacts and beautiful things to learn about. It got somewhat overwhelming at times because there was so much to look at, overall it was very fun. We looked at mummies and old artifacts from Ancient Greece and Rome. Then we saw pieces of the Pantheon. Tomorrow we have a big day full of sightseeing outside of London. We are getting picked up from our hotel at 7am. So I better hit the kip. So goodnight from London. Talk to you ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel London
I was booked by corporate travel into the Grafton for what was a 17-day business trip. I arrived at 9 a.m after an overnight flight, exhausted, needing a nap. No rooms were available, although they did have my reservation in the system.
We spent 8 days at this hotel, and were pleased with every day. The staff was extremely helpful, form directing us to good pubs, to arranging a ride on the Euro Star to Paris. The room was very comfortable, and once we closed the windows from the top, it was also very quiet. Excellent location, right at the Warren underground exit.
They even allowed us to check in at 9 am, which gave us time for a short nap, and then off to see London. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends.
Great room, horrible staff.
The location of the Grafton is perfect. The British Museum and several great restaurants and pubs are within walking distance and the Warren St. tube station is a 20 sec. walk. The hotel is very clean and the rooms are great.
Stayed in March 2002, with construction down the hall (only during day hours). Poor air circulation/ventilation made for uncomfortable nights.
Breakfast had good selection, though something in the air (due to the construction?) made me quite ill during mornings. The bathroom was outdated. And the location was close to the tube, but for those who like to walk and see the sights, the hotel is not in a central location.
Don't bother with this hotel. I was so disappointed with the service I wrote them a small article with my thoughts. Depressingly the standard of London hotels is low so I suppose it fits in with the general crapness of the city. Why do we put up with this in the UK? I don't know but here's what I wrote anyway:
Good value, good location
Room was spotlessly clean with terrific marble bathroom. A little on the small side, but London is cramped and expensive, so felt this was a good value for the money. As noted location is close to sights and tourist spots without being in the middle of the madness.
Hotel allows callers access to 0800 numbers with minimal charges so it is easy and convenient use and purchase 3rd part phone cards, something that isn't possible from some hotel phones.
We recently stayed 5 nights at the Grafton and would definitely stay again! Our standard room was immaculate and of comfortable size with most of the amenities in good working order. Everything appeared to be brand new and tastefully decorated. The location beside the Warren Street tube stop couldn't have been better. Our only complaint was that breakfast was not included although our confirmation stated otherwise.Don't purchase breakfast ($24) as there are plenty of cafes and coffee shops nearby. Marks and Spencer grocery was an excellent choice for high quality foods in a hurry. Also, don't expect American quality air-conditioning or ice machines. But overall, the Grafton was a super deal for the $$.
Great rooms, disappointing service.
I have stayed at this hotel on 4 occasions for business, and while I have found the rooms to be in excellent condition and very tasteful, the service, particulary from concierge, has been less that what I expected. On one occasion I complained that the air conditioning was not working, and after some reluctance, someone came to check it out. He did not say a word, and all he did was turn it off then on again and asked if it was better! I was unable to move to another room, as the hotel was full, but I was moved the next day. From a 4* hotel, I would also expect the odd "good morning" or help opening the front doors when obviously struggling with heavy luggage. I will stay here again, but not because of the level of service.
I booked 2 rooms for 2 nights at the height of a scorching summer week (August 9 & 10 2003). One of the rooms had problems ( airconditioning not working properly, etc). The hotel engineer verified the problem.
We recently stayed at the Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel on Tottenham Court Rd up near the Warren St. Tube stop. The hotel's rooms were modern, comfortable, large enough for two (we had to get a second room because we were travelling with our teenage daughter), and reasonably priced (except of course the fact we are getting killed on the dollar). The rate included breakfast, which was great quality. Staff was just OK, and the concierges were also porters, and they did not have the kind of knowledge I feel they should have had. Several other key benefits: food markets right across the street and another several doors down, pharmacy right next door, many pubs in the area, close to Regent's Park, and the best one: two minutes away from Warren St. tube. The location was terrific if you didn't want the congestion of Piccadilly.Consider this place next time you go to London.