Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRadisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt London
This hotel has everything you could want!! Right on the Piccadilly line, perfect for heathrow and kings cross st pancras station..also on the circle line, super convenient!! 1 minute walk across the road from the station.. 4 star hotel but was only about AUD$200 ..so amazing value! Very comfortable, clean and welcoming! Free wifi, heaps of food options right here, a post office next door and a currency exchange.. Perfect! Will definitely recommend this one, every time! Staff are very friendly and accommodating too :-) extremely happy to find this one.. Also worth noting for early arrivals, they have a gym to shower in if your room isn't ready! Perfection!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt London
The Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel is and excellant choice
Recently returned from a twelve day trip to London and the countryside. The Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt is a wonderful hotel. The service is first class from the front desk on down. The rooms were squeaky clean..the free buffet breakfast was enourmous..and the people on staff very friendly and helpful. A free paper was at our door each morning and while we had breakfast the maids were cleaning our room. The first day I requested extra washcloths and every day after they put extra in our bathroom. We were a short walk from the Glouster Road Tube stop, a White Rose supermarket, pubs, a casino and a drugstore among other shops. When I return to London I will definitely stay at the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt.
Good value, location, price
I used tripadvisor.com to choose this hotel and wasn't a bit disappointed in my choice. We were able to take the Piccadilly Line directly from Heathrow right to Gloucester Station which was only a few minute walk from the hotel. Our room was spacious and clean and the hotel also had good security. The location was convenient and not far from Albert and Victoria museum and Kensington shopping area. We had excellent access to the tube as well as bus stops. The only thing lacking might be the number of restaurants within walking distance, although the hotel was able to recommend a good one close by. The price of $149.00 included a full breakfast each morning served by a friendly staff. The charge for the breakfast to outsiders was 13.5 pounds or about $22.00, so it was nice to have breakfast included. We had a great time in London, but beware that it can be expensive. An exchange rate of $1.60 per pound makes London a not to cheap place to visit. Go anyway!!
Beautiful and Convenient
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights during a sight-seeing tour of London and loved it.
The lobby is beautiful in a traditional, early-20th century style (marble floors, queen anne chairs). Our room was lovely (and cool! this was the only air conditioned hotel we stayed at, so we really appreciated the air in June).
We were on the fourth floor facing the street and had no problems with noise. The hotel is also right across the street from an underground stop. The hotel is not really walking distance from anything, but it's easy to get around by mass transit.
Also, the concierge was great. He really helped us figure out how to get to Windsor Castle, Greenwich, etc. I'd certainly stay there again - especially if I could get that 70 pound rate again!
Tiny rooms - avoid the groundfloor!
I recently stayed at the Vanderbilt for one night on a business trip.
Overall, I must say the experience was quite disappointing despite the great location and the attractive building. It was not only the worn furniture in the rooms I saw, it was mostly there size and noise level which you do not expect from a 4-star. When I hit the first room I was given I almost burst into laughter, I had never seen a hotel room that small. It was maybe 2m x 3m plus bathroom (as I learned: room category "cabin"). Upon complaining I was moved up into a "single room", which turned out to be 2 m2 bigger. However, there still was no room to put down my carry-on. All that would have been acceptable for one night but unfortuntately the air conditioning system made loud noises all through the night. In addition, the room was on the groundfloor where the hallway has no carpet and the room doors seem to be made of cardboard - every time someone would walk by or a door slammed I was woken up. If you have to stay at this hotel, avoid the groundfloor and make sure you don't get a cabin ;-)!
WEEKEND IN LONDON
We stayed at the Vanderbilt over the weekend and were very pleased. The location, breakfast and free internet service was excellent. Learn the tube and the city is at you disposal for a couple pounds. Our only complaint was that the furnishings were a little dated.
Had another fine week staying at this hotel. We had booked months in advance for two adjacent rooms on a lower floor, but were given two rooms at opposite ends on the top floor. However, was able to get one fourth floor and one ground floor room that were acceptable. Staff were very helpful, and breakfasts are always enjoyable. We like this South Kensington neighborhood, the convenience to Gloucester Road tube station, and the nearby super market and pharmacist. Our guest rooms were very pleasant and nicely furnished, with plenty of room, but some rooms in this hotel can be very small. Don't request a single room, since the price for a twin/king room should be the same and generally a much larger room.
At odds with the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
Recently stayed at the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt hotel in London, England. It's a very old building and the accommodations match the hotel. I'm sure there are those out there who would like to experience this kind of grand, old hotel, but I won't be returning there if ever I visit London again.
Loved the Radisson Edwardian
Went to London for weekend with Husband and 2 kids, we stayed in the very beautiful Vanderbilt hotel on Cromwell road. The location was excellent 100 yards from Tube (which we got direct from Heathrow Airport), The stanhope Arms pub (which allowed the kids in) and ten minutes walk from Harrods and Knightsbridge. Also outside the tube was the Big Bus Tour Stop which was well worth going on. The staff were very helpful and friendly as were most people we encountered in London. Whilst this was an upmarket hotel I felt very comfortable there with the two kids it wasn't at all stuffy which is probably thanks to the young international and professional staff they have. Can't wait to go back.
Fine stay at the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt
We have just returned from an 8 day stay at the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt. With one exception, and possibly an important one, we have nothing but good things to say. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the location could hardly be better for the price (the Gloucester Road tube stop is 100yds away with options of the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines, which get a tourist just about everywhere!), and the breakfast was immense. We paid 115 pounds all inclusive during this off season time. The one problem we had was with the size of the bathroom and it may well have been that the rooms that were allotted to this price all share fairly much the same situation as 3 that we looked at were all in the back of the hotel, overlooking the mews. Our local building code requires 30" for clearance for a toilet enclosure; the widest of the three rooms that we had was only 20", which makes for very tight clearance for one's cleaning hygienic efforts. We moved from one room in order to gain just 1 1/2 inches just to demonstrate the difficulty. However, with that exception, we were delighted to have spent the time there.
My trip to London
I recently stayed at the Vanderbuilt Hotel, London, with my husband whilst he was on business. Our stay was from Wednesday until Friday and we found the service in the hotel to be extremely good. The staff greeted us on arrival outside in the taxi and carried our luggage in, later sending it up to our room. The young lady on reception was extremely polite and made us feel very welcome. The room was very pleasant (although the wallpaper was leaving the wall in one spot!) and it was very spacious and airy. On both mornings we had a full english breakfast in our room and on the first morning only one set of cutlery was sent, I phoned room service and we were brought an extra set of cutlery immediately. The breakfast, although could have done with being a bit hotter, was delicious. We didn't dine in the restaurant but on returning to the hotel on both evenings we had a drink in the hotel bar and found the barstaff extremely pleasant, especially Julio. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and a selection of nibbles was given to us with our drinks. Checking out on Friday morning was done efficiently and, once again, politely. I don't often travel and stay in hotel's but I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone. The only moan I have is that we couldn't stay longer so that we could have seen more of the hotel.
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