Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
Travel Blogs from London
Sometimes, you just need to sit.
Whether this be a duration of a flight, or a few hours in a hostel, you need to have time doing nothing.
Today was that day.
I slept in, past check out time...but this hostel loves me so they didn't mind that ...
Today was the first day of exploring London. Number 1 on Charlotte's list of things to do was the Churchill War Rooms. It doesn't sound like something an eight year old girl would want to do, but we had heard so many good things about it that we decided to go there. First thing to do though, was to get breakfast. I had received an e-mail from the concierge stating that as we were Hilton Honors members, we were entitled to a free breakfast ...
... arrived at the white cliffs of dover, jumped back on the bus and started driving back into London. As it was peak hour it took a little longer than expected to get back to the hotel. Once we arrived back at the Contiki hotel Pete and I said our goodbyes to everyone as we were going to a different hotel it was sad but good at the same time, we quickly collected stuff from the Contiki storage and then caught a taxi to ...
... The church had been the 12th
century home to the Knights Templar.
A little disappointed, I decided to grab a bite to eat as I continued
down Strand. I purchased a ham
sandwich and bottle of Apple Juice, which hit the spot.
About a half hour later, I finally reached my next intended
destination of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
This was the masterpiece designed by Christopher Wren (1632-1723) in
1708, but a Cathedral ...
... I was told was like target but better. Well it is better than target but is more of a clothes store than anything else. I got a hat umbrella and some tops that I have never seen anything like in Australia. It's so cheap as well. After Primark we hit H&M possibly my favourite store so far. Super cheap, good quality and really nice and different things. I can't believe how cheap things are. I bought a lot from there but they are very different to what is ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel London
Not worth the money
At £380.00 for a double room inc. breakfast this was not worth it, I've had more luxury in some Holiday Inns. For example there was only 1 tea bag in the room! The TV was set at an obscure angle to the bed meaning you had to bend your neck 90 degrees to watch it! In all the rooms are very well worn, but staff and resturant were faultless.
Minus a big screw-up, great place
Excellent location. First class place near everything, very accomodating staff.
They did fail to get me our wake-up call and we nearly missed our flight back to the States. I had even called a second time before going to sleep to confirm it. After failing to wake us, the front desk manager told us that we were not in the system.
I had a high fever and a 16month old to get packed up and to airport so I was pretty upset. I didn't feel that the staff tried to improve the situation sufficiently.
Other than that, highly recommended IF you can find a deal. Do not pay rack rate.
Great location, Wonderful service
The location is superb, the staff very helpful. The hotel is older and the rooms are a bit worn, but in great working order. As with most European hotels, the rooms are smaller. There was an issue with our reservation, but the desk staff took care of the matter instantly for us. We never ate at the hotel, since there are hundreds of restaurants right at your doorstep. If you are in a wheelchair, make sure you call ahead and get a room that does not have a step in it. Other than that, the hotel is very accesible.
We stayed here for one night in early September, and found the hotel to be adequate for our needs (i.e., a place to sleep and store our bags before getting up the next morning and going to our next destination). Our room was very small, with nowhere to store our bags or set them up, but was nicely furnished and had a nice bathroom, a key feature after a long flight. The location is excellent, about a block from the Leicester Square tube stop and right on the square. However, if we had been staying longer than 1 night the size of the room would have been a problem. The mistaken and unceasing 5 am wake up call didn't do anything to help our impression either.We got a standard room from lastminute for 99 pounds, and at that price we didn't feel like we had been ripped off, but neither did we feel that was a great value. We were just not wowed with the place.
The Best In London?
Everything about this hotel was above average. The staff, whether at check-in or in the restaurant were invariably friendly, and the location - well what can I say? Leicester Square is where it's at in London - a short walk from Soho, the Theatres, Picadilly and Trafalgar Square, and with so many restaurants nearby, you are spoiled for choice. Incidentally, within a few yards is one of those ubiquitous Garfunkel eateries - cheap and consistent. Oh, and while I'm boring everbody, you are literally are a stone's throw from the Half-Price Ticket Office where the London theatres sell off their unsold tickets each day for that evening's performance, so you can keep an eye on the queue from your hotel bedroom window!
We just returned from a 6 day stay in London at the Hampshire Hotel. We booked the room for 110 pounds per night plus tax, no breakfast, on the Radisson website. We were given a so-called deluxe king room at check-in. The room was fine, but small (apparently, there are even smaller rooms - that is a common problem in London, as we learned). We negotiated a move to a "king junior suite" (really a large room) for an additional 50 pounds per night, with VAT. The move was worth it. We got a nicer room, with a great bathroom, and a view of Leicester Square.The location was unbeatable. We could easily walk to the West End, Soho, Covent Garden, China Town, Picadillly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Because the hotel is not on a street, there is no traffic noise. The square is always crowded, but we were on the the third floor and never heard it.Service at the hotel was great. There was twice daily maid service and the conceirge was wonderful. They got us tickets to a very hot show (we e-mailed them a few weeks before we arrived about it) that we could not get from a ticket agent. They also made terrific restaurant suggestions and had helpful maps and sighseeing info. Because the hotel is not that large, there was never a line at the front desk.The only real downside is that the hotel was not nearly as sylish as their web site shows it to be. Everything was very nice and well kept, just not very interesting. The lobby is sort of non-existent - there is a bar there where you can sit and relax but we were chided about bringing in outside food (croissants and coffee). We looked at a few of the other hotels we had considered and much preferred their lobbies. The Great Eastern Hotel was amazing, however the location wasn't as good and I never saw a room for size or ameneties.All in all, the hotel suited our needs fine. I wish we had pulled off that free suite upgrade like the people that wrote in last week, but you can't expect those things. I guess the hotel was busier when we went. For the price we paid, I think we did well and we really enjoyed the location.
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful trip to London, where we were celebrating an anniversary and my birthday. Our choice of the Radisson Edwardian Hampshire was a wise one- the location was a minute's walk to the Leicester Square tube stop, was central to all the sights in London, and our room was a fabulous retreat! We were kindly upgraded from our deluxe king to the large and hip Lyndhurst Suite on the 7th floor (due to our celebration and room availability). The suite was amazing with its dark hardwood floors, down comforter and pillows, separate living area, velvet couch, two TVs, panoramic views over London, HUGE marble bathroom with separate tub and large shower enclosure (with a steam room function), and outrageous leather shutters and closet doors! We got a good deal booking on Londontown.com.
Good if you want to be where the action is--
This hotel is right in Lescter Square. At night and during the day the square is packed and busy. Lot's of clubs and theatres nearby. Chinatown only a block away. The rooms are nice, big-nice bathrooms and showers. Service could be better but overall if you want to be in the heart of London this is a comfortable hotel.
Great Place to Saty!
My husband and I have stayed at this hotel on numerous visits to London and it is always a pleasure. The service is excellent - the staff is friendly and professional. The location is also perfect.
I went to the Radisson Edwardian Hampshire for an anniversary with my partner. It was a truly wonderful experience. Great location, right on Leicester Square which meant no cars driving by noisily outside. The staff were fantastic, they went out to buy us a newspaper we wanted because they didn't have it at the hotel and catered for our every need. Our room was beautiful and the view was incredible - we could see Big Ben, Nelson's Column and the Millenium wheel from our window. Can't rate this hotel highly enough.