Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel London
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Old English Charm Aug 24, 2011
Wonderful feel is all about the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt. The second you step into this piece of history, you can feel an air of old english charm. The lounge is absolutely wonderful and I wanted to live there (they wudnt allow ofcourse).
The corridors are really cramped and the rooms small. But that just adds to the fact that it's authentic. The whole feel was absolutely wonderful.
Though slightly steep for the single traveller, a night or two is recommended.
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Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel Sep 27, 2010
The Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt is in Kensington, London, near the Natural
History and V&A Museums. It is a nice hotel, with posh check in desks and
pleasant, if random, décor. I missed breakfast (my own fault) so I can’t
comment on the food. The rooms are not large, but they aren’t that small by
London standards either. The soundproofing isn’t great, however, and you do
hear the traffic. I was impressed with the staff, who were lovely. The
location is great if you are planning to visit the museums, or if you are going
to do some shopping in Harrods. It isn’t so great if you are planning to go
into central London much, although that particular tube line isn’t too busy in
Disabled access wouldn’t be great, I suspect; there are long, narrow corridors
and random short flights of stairs, and I didn’t notice Braille signage either.
But perhaps if you phoned the hotel they would be able to put you in a room that
wasn’t up the stairs, round the corner, along a bit and down the stairs.
Personally, I would neither avoid nor actively seek out this hotel. It’s nicer
than a lot of places closer to the centre for the same sort of price, but
equally, it is a considerable tube ride away too.
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Agency Booking Jun 08, 2007
This hotel was booked by an agency and included in the price I paid for the package. So I don't really know exactly how much it cost - probably more than I would have wanted to pay.
The room was nice, and the hotel personnel were helpful. The area was quiet, and there was a bus which ran in front of the hotel and a tube station nearby. Having said that, I found that the hotel was really too far from the main tourist areas. We were always having to take a bus or a taxi (or both) to get back to the hotel.
The designation for breakfast was confusing. I was told we would have a continental breakfast, but apparently even the hot foods on the buffet were included. The other meals were quite expensive, and my grandson got into the habit of running around the corner to Burger King.
We had a nice bathroom with a strange kind of glass partition instead of a shower curtain. There would have been NO possibility of anyone being in the shower and having any privacy if someone else wanted to use the toilet.
There were three windows on the street, with heavy curtains. With the sun coming in, it made the room quite hot and if there was A/C, it didn't work. With the windows open, it was much more temperate, but it was also noisier. The windows had no screens of course. There are no baggage racks which is a PITA
There was a minibar with a sign saying that if anything was moved, we would be charged for it - this terrified my grandson who was afraid that he had moved something. The TV had the usual BBC programs, and there was a safe which was big enough for my laptop. There was an iron and trouser press, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary wireless Internet access - the internet access was quite good and was free.
The elevator was room key operated (and slow), as were the lights in the room.
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Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel London Overview
The 4-star Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel is a beautiful Georgian mansion set in fashinable South Kensington, London UK. The frescoed lobby leads to elegant interiors with open fireplaces and 214 rooms and 1 deluxe suite elegantly furnished with modern amenities. The Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel offers a B&B service complemented by a contemporary restaurant and bar, fitness room and 24 hour attentive service. There are extensive business services and facilities, management of special events and a comprehensive Concierge service. With easy access to the action of London City included, your stay at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel is one complete package.
Getting to the hotel: London Heathrow Airport (12 miles) and London Gatwick Airport (34 miles) serve. Alternatively you can catch the Heathrow Express train into Paddington Station (approximately 15 minutes) or the Gatwick Express train into Victoria Station (approximately 30 minutes).
Local tips: The hotel is located close to Knightsbridge, Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition centres, The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The hotel is also close to The Royal Albert Hall, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, and both Kensington and Buckingham Palace.
Food, drink and entertainment: 68-86 bar and restaurant presents a contemporary glass bar and restaurant with wooden floors and unusual objects d'art serving British cuisine; lounge bar and private dining available.
Sport, games and activities: Fully-equipped fitness room; in-room spa treatments also available.
Additional: 24 hour Front Desk, housekeeping, 24 hour room service, Concierge service (includes mobile phone rental, limousine service, luggage storage, theatre & sightseeing bookings, car hire, valet parking on request pre-arranged and flower arrangements), currency exchange, complimentary WiFi internet access throughout, express check-in/out on request, valet service for laundry, complimentary newspapers, small lift, Business Services (A/V equipment, video conferencing, in-room modem connection, mobile phone rental, complimentary web printing service) and Business Centre (internet access, emails, fax & copy, software packages: PowerPoint, Word & Excel), 13 air-conditioned function rooms for up to 100 guests, for business, private dining events and weddings.
Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel Amenities