I did a lot of research in order to pick a hotel that met my needs for my first trip to London - proximity to museums/cultural sites/the theatres etc, reviews from others, price, size, etc
This hotel became my choice - of which I am very pleased - the room was as large as many I have stayed at here in NA (contrary to the 'too small" mantra I saw over and over in hotel reviews about rooms in London)
The location turned out to be perfect for my needs - I walked everywhere for 2 weeks from this hotel (mind you I like walking!) - it was literally a block from the British Museum and only a few minutes - 5-15 from most theatres and hundreds of restaurants and shops and places like Leicester Square and Covent Market Garden etc - I was actually very surprised at how close even after my research
The staff were all pleasant from start to finish - the room was cleaned and tidy - was surprised at the heated towel racks :)
The shower/tub was nice but different than what is found here in NA but easy enough to get used to - the only off putting thing was the height of tub from floor - I expect that someone less limber might find it a challenge.
I was a bit dismayed at the poor TV channel choices (not hotels issue really but certainly a bit of a change from basic TV offerings here) -really only 4-5 channels - mind you I found some interesting viewing :)
Elevator was quite chatty - was always talking to occupants - mind the door - floor xx and so on..could hear it easily if you stood in elevator lobby :)
hotel bar/restaurant seemed to always be busy and noisy in the evenings - nice enough place - cant speak to food as I never ate there (was out and about trying all sorts of the multitude of restaurants in the area) -Otherwise the place was quiet including in my room
The fitness room was well equipped and well maintained - however (and this is my only complaint of entire hotel experience) the TV’s built into every machine could only be heard if you had a set of earplugs from an Ipod or similar - I didn’t know this first day and had to work out in silence - when I did bring my own I found it clumsy to wear them plugged into the machines - this ,off hand, seems a good idea as you don’t disturb others (on the other hand in 2 weeks I only ever shared the room twice) - eventually my ear plugs died - maybe from excess sweat and I was back to silence - and then the recumbent bike started acting up - after some use it would zoom up to maximum tension and refuse to be lowered - had to stop using it as it happened every time. Unfortunately I did not report it at the time as by the time I cleaned up afterwards in my room and left the hotel I had forgotten in my excitement to get going on my days adventure
It wasn’t a cheap hotel but not the most expensive I have ever used however I knew this when I booked it because everything else met my needs in the planning stage and worked out as hoped in actuality.
I stayed for 14 days during some unexpectedly pleasant October weather - balmy days - felt like May or early June here in Toronto
I highly recommend this hotel and would certainly stay there again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of London's creative quarter, where Bloomsbury set writers, artists and thinkers once met, the newly transformed Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel offers an upscale experience at an affordable price, moments from the British Museum and nearby Covent Garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel London
- Radisson Hotel London
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