Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
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... to join the EU.... So we have no idea why it was so adorned. With still a few hours to invest before we got taken to the airport......what better an idea, than to have some lunch. The place we selected was on the long and windy, treacherous, hilly, cross-country hike (no way was Bob getting into the rowing boat back to Positano!), so we had an early bite at Lo Guarracino.....a quaint little trattoria perched perilously close to the edge of the cliffs overhanging Mer Mediterranee. ...
... where we reached ground level right by the Houses of Parliament. Even in mid November the place was full of tourists! We wandered around past Westminster Abbey (lots of poppies as just after Remembrance Day), through St James Park, (glimpse of Buckingham Palace), along Piccadilly (into William Evans and Beretta), Oxford Street and Regents Street. Eventually we told Ed that we will look in only one more shop - Hamley's - the ...
... the crown jewels to the bloody tower where people were imprisoned and tortured. Some of you may know the story of the two princes that were murdered and found buried under the stairs in one of the towers. This place was huge. Totally bummed that you can't take pictures of the crown jewels. They were so incredible.....i think a bit much though. I mean come on...do they really need a crown for every ruler or close to it? One of the jewels had a ...
... friendly driver, very chatty, but that's what you expect from London taxi drivers! 10 minutes later, standing under The Shard, waiting for my friend to arrive.
Another train journey, and we arrived in Welling, where my friends live. Got settled in, had food and went on the beer, as you do!
First night out in London was a good experience to say the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
Concrete beds , cardboard food
We stayed for one night between connecting flights .The hotel looks fabulous and the staff try very hard. We ate in the "Italian " Fellinis wher there was an all you can eat buffet .The food was tasteless and overcooked much like school dinners so needless to say we didnt eat very much.As a nightcap I orded a malt Whisky which came in a tumbler with a very thick and very warm bottom .This was discarded and replaced with a shot with ice in it which again I didnt want. On the third attempt i got what I wanted with much wasted scotch! The worst thing however was the bed which was incredibly hard .We have an orthopaedic mattress but I think I would have been as comfortable on the floor. The hotel is splendidly gimmicky but I would rather have good food and a comfortable night- got neither.
Eat before you stay here!
This hotel is lovely... the rooms are great and the double glazing excellent as no noise from planes.
The only problem was the food - which was terrible. We ate at the Italian and it was disgusting! The Spanish Tapas is a buffet affair with "school dinner" queueing system and sloppy food. The grill room was fully booked and we couldn't get in there so no comment on this.
The bar has a wine tower with "Angels" who collect your wine on a trapeze wire which is lovely to see.
Lovely Hotel.... just food a problem.. so just take a sandwich at the bar....
This hotel was fabulous. Had to stay here overnight as had an early morning flight the next day. Room was gorgeous, beautifully decorated, spacious, maritime theme, chaise longue, flat screen tv, movies, etc. Staff were very friendly. Breakfast was excellent, great selection, altho very expensive, £16 or thereabouts. As you walk into the hotel the sight of the Wine Angels is amazing. Didnt check out the bar or restaurants so cant comment. Only a few mins walk from the airport. Cant recommend this hotel enough, its stunning, i only wish i had a few more days there as it was so relaxing and noise proofed.
Great hotel under bad circumstances
Having been bumped off a plane and rescheduled to leave first thing the next morning, I wasn't happy having to stay a night in a hotel. But if you have to stay at an airport hotel, this is place. The rooms are large and fancy with all the conveniences you'd need, including flat screen TV. The hotel itself is modern, and the atrium quite spectacular. I agree with a previous review that the food was pricy for the quality, but overall, this was a very comfortable and convenient place to stay if you have an early flight.
Good Value, Good Hotel, Uninspired Dining
As noted by others, getting to this hotel couldn't be easier, 3 minutes under a _mostly_ covered walk. I say _mostly_ because we discovered the gap while it was snowing/raining. It was only about 10m, but it is a gap.
Rooms were very quiet, no noise from anywhere. I've encountered plenty of rooms where you don't get any plane/street noise, but you could hear neighboring showers, toilets, TVs and the like, this is not the case here.
We had a weekend £99 rate with breakfast included. There are four dining areas, 1 Italian, 1 Spanish, a NY Grill and then the Wine Bar. Menus were basic, with the Wine Bar menu including items from the other 3 areas. We walked around and saw dishes that looked basic, overpriced and without presentation. We ended up walking back to the Terminal and had stew at the Irish pub. Tasty, quick, friendly service and at £6 for the bowl and bread, a bargain.
The breakfast buffet was OK, lots of variety, but unimaginative presentation. I would use this hotel again, no serious issues, just wish they would find someone with some flair so this place is not so stark.
This hotel is great and so close to the terminal!
The rooms are really well furnished with heated bathroom floors. The rooms have floor to ceiling windows affording an excellent view and an LCD screens for the television.
The public areas are spacious and airy with a fabulous bar. The Radisson burger in the restaurant was scrummy.
The pool is small but was very quiet when I visited.
Try it out for yourself, you won't be dissapointed.
I got a special rate of 75 per night including VAT - bargain!
I had a 6:30AM flight from Stansted so I wanted a hotel close to the airport. This place is great. Nice comfy rooms, flat screen TVs, convenient walkway to the terminal. The only thing I can't recommend is the room service food quality. Overall, good room rate for a fine airport hotel. This is a little oasis of calm during your journey.
Watch the wine angels!
Just a short trip to London last weekend (november 26-28). Browsing through the hotel listings on the internet my eye struck this hotel. Brand new 4 star (GBP 105 incl. buffet breakfast)
And what a hotel it is. Beautiful rooms / modern decorations / wunderful atrium / attentive personal
What struck us most was the wine tower in the atrium. Order a bottle of wine and the wine angels fly towards the ceiling to collect your bottle. Spectaculair!
4 restaurants and a good buffet style breakfast.
We had 2 good nights rest. Quiet rooms, no airplane noise. Business rooms give nice view over the runway. Ask for roomupgrade. I did and I got the businessroom upgrade for free.
The hotel is 2 min away by covered walkway from the airport and just 45 min by train to London. You reach the trainstation by covered walkway in about 3 min. They have a cheap day return for GBP 13.90/person
Radisson SAS (Super Airport Sleeping!)
What a nice airport hotel! My husband and I arrived at the stansted airport around 11pm and just wanted a place to sleep for the night. The hotel desk in the airport directed us to the new Radisson (as the Hilton was fully booked) for 105 pounds a night. What a nice surprise that the hotel was a quick, fully covered walk from the airport, and that it was brand new. The lobby was very modern and the people at reception were a pleasure. The only rooms left were smoking, but the girl at reception poured through the computer to find us a room that hadn't yet been stayed in, as to limit the smell of smoke. The room was new and clean(no smoke smell at all) energy efficient, heated floor tiles in the bathroom, a fun selection of fruity smelling soaps and shampoos, in room tea/coffee service, flat screen TV's, and fun lighting built into the headboard. There was an in room breakfast option, as well as 24hr room service, and pay per view movies. I ate at the breakfast buffet in the restraunt downstairs the following morning and it was excellent; there was an omelet and pancake station as well as fresh fruits, baked goods, a natural foods section, cheese selection, and buffet of eggs, sausage, bacon, beans, and a variety of fresh squeezed juices. The only downfalls were that because the hotel is so new, the sheets are still a little scratchy, and our room was placed across from a wing that hadn't been completed and there were easily visible builders working inside (I was darting back and forth after my shower in hopes that they couldn't see into my room as easily as I could see into theirs!) Upon mentioning this to the reception I was met with an "I'm sorry" but no attempt to discount the room or comp breakfast, which is what I feel would be customary in a situation such as this involving a large hotel chain. You are also in a virtual cellular black hole while in your room, making it impossible to get a signal. However, despite this, it was a fantastic airport hotel expirience and I would definitly stay at the Radisson SAS Stansted again if I was passing through. Modern hotel, good food, friendly staff, large and clean rooms, with an affordable price(less expensive than the Stansted Hilton as well).
Very nice hotel
My mother and I stayed here in Sept 2004 for 1 night so that we could catch an early flight in the morning. We paid 90 pounds, which was a special deal that we got through our travel company.
We were very pleased with the rooms. They were very modern with interesting decorator touches. Even the headboard had waves of colored plastic panels that were backlit -- interesting touch. Bathroom had heated tiles. Room was energy efficient and required the key card in order to turn on the lights. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were quiet.
The only complaint, if I had to find something to say, is that because the hotel was new, we weren't able to check out any of the advertised features, such as the swimming pool and hot tub. I was looking forward to taking a dip and found out when I got there that the pool was not yet open. Well I guess the most important thing was a nice, clean, comfortable room, and that we got. Perhaps that is why we received the 90 pound price?
The hotel is just a short walk via a covered walkway to the airport, VERY convenient.
Staff was very professional. Oh, and the wine tower was a creative touch in the bar/atrium area!
Well overall, I would certainly stay here again if I am ever in the area. I recommend this hotel.