Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
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So in the spirit of New Years resolutions, mine will be to travel, see and do more, procrastinate less, stand on my own two feet and to continue to find happiness in the little things.
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So we were supposed to be on a plane to rome right now. After we checked it to the airport there was a security alert. They pushed everyone out of the security area and made us stand there for about 20 mins before anything happened. There was brish grurd guys walking around with huge guns. They ended up saying it was just a fire alerm. By the time …
So lots has happened. I got bumped up to business class on the way over which was wonderful. I actually got a seat that fully reclined and was able to get a semi-decent rest. London was great yesterday. Lots of walking. We went to a bar in Piccadily Circus and had a pint. Ran around like crazy tourists with all our bags. Today we were going to Rome …
... team members flying out of Frankfurt at 9.30pm. I am pretty sure that they will all just sleep on this leg. When they get to Singapore, they all separate and take individual flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane etc.
After Jay left, we got on a tram and then headed out to the Zoo. It started off good with orange Flamingos, but then as we got further into the zoo, ...
... able to handle actual wallpaper samples of the most beautiful prints, the colours, vibrancy and depth where just gorgeous.
I have to thank the lovely lady on the front counter who informed me we were able to do this, as the section devoted to William Morris was quite small, which surprised me given his involvement in the establishment of the V & A (in its original format at the Kensington Museum) and as a consultant to what was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
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.
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.
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.
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)
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).