$149 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 24, 2014

Radisson Blu, Edwardian Vanderbilt

4 stars
68-86 Cromwell Road, London, SW75BT
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
22 reviews
Business Conference

In London for a conference at Imperial College. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. One of... See full review

  • Jones50
  • Jul 23, 2014
Great location, friendly staff

I chose this hotel for its location - easy access both to the Piccadilly Line (for the airport) and... See full review

  • Kris from Boston
  • Oct 23, 2013
An imposing Georgian mansion in fashionable South Kensington, the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt stays faithful to its past but espouses modern comfort in a classic cityscape of porticos and leafy squares. Moments from London's world-class museums, step into the frescoed lobby and take in a characterful ambience of open fireplaces, deep sofas for laid-back lounging, and quietly stylish rooms. Upgrade to Deluxe or Business Class Room and receive our daily Voucher for drinks that can be redeemed at the hotel bar to the value of 15 GBP per night.

Hotel Map

51.4955 -0.1765
Area served
Nearest Underground - Gloucester Road on the Piccadilly, Circle and District line. Plan your journey with London Underground's tube planner.
Nearby airports
Heathrow- 30 mins London City- 40 mins Luton- 50 mins Gatwick- 60 mins Stansted- 60 mins
Area description
South Kensington is one of London's smartest districts and only a short bus, tube or taxi ride into London's West End. Prestigious Knightsbridge and Harrods are within walking distance, whilst the Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Imperial College London, Kensington Palace and Earl's Court and Olympia exhibition centres are also close by.

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Radisson Blu, Edwardian Vanderbilt Rooms

Superior Single Room
A spacious room for single travellers. All the great features of our Standard Single rooms, but with the added comfort of a larger bed. With crisp linen and full size baths, our Superior Singles are stylish, convenient and comfortable. This room offers: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Digital entertainment system, Tea and coffee making facilities, In-room safe.
Suite
A spacious option with a king bed ~ Complimentary WiFi ~ Digital entertainment system ~ Nespresso Coffee Machine ~ Tea and coffee making facilities ~ In-room safe ~ Work desk with international phone sockets ~ Maximum occupancy is two Adults
Standard Single Room
A room for sole occupancy with a single bed. Designed for comfort and convenience, with crisp linen and tactile fabrics. ~ Complimentary WiFi ~ Digital entertainment system ~ Tea and coffee making facilities ~ In-room safe ~ Maximum occupancy is one person
Standard Room
A standard room with a double bed or two single twin beds. Designed for comfort and convenience, with crisp linen and tactile fabrics. ~ Complimentary WiFi and international phone sockets ~ Digital entertainment system ~ Tea and coffee making facilities ~ In-room safe ~ Maximum occupancy is two people
Deluxe Room
A more spacious option with a king bed, with crisp linen and tactile fabrics. ~ Complimentary WiFi ~ Digital entertainment system ~ Tea and coffee making facilities ~ In-room safe ~ Work desk with international phone sockets ~ Maximum occupancy is two adults This room type includes a daily voucher worth 15 GBP that can be redeemed for drinks at the hotel bar.
Business Class Room
Business Class rooms offer all the comforts of a deluxe room, with added services including: ~ Full English breakfast ~ Daily turndown service ~ In-room laptop safe ~ Early check-in (subject to availability) ~ Still and Sparkling water, refreshed daily This room type includes a daily voucher worth 15 GBP that can be redeemed for drinks at the hotel bar.
Family Room
A spacious option with a king bed and either a single or double sofa bed. ~ Complimentary WiFi ~ Digital entertainment system ~ Tea and coffee making facilities ~ In-room safe ~ Work desk with international phone sockets ~ Maximum occupancy is three adults or two adults and two children

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet

Nearby points of interest

  • Natural History Museum: 0 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.1 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.2 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.2 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.2 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.3 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.5 mi
  • Harrods: 0.6 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.6 mi
  • King's Road: 0.7 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.1 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.2 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.2 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.2 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.3 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.5 mi
  • Harrods: 0.6 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.6 mi
  • King's Road: 0.7 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.7 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.8 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.8 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Sloane Square: 0.9 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 1 mi
  • Couper Collection: 1.1 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.1 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 1.1 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.1 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.2 mi
  • City of Westminster: 1.3 mi
  • Queensway: 1.3 mi
  • Park Lane: 1.3 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 1.3 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 1.3 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.4 mi
  • Royal Mews: 1.4 mi
  • Victoria station: 1.4 mi
  • Marble Arch: 1.4 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.4 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 1.5 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 1.5 mi
  • Green Park: 1.5 mi
  • Paddington Station: 1.6 mi
  • Cardinal Place : 1.6 mi
  • Lambeth Palace: 1.6 mi
  • Queen`s Gallery: 1.6 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
With twelve stylish function rooms, the London Vanderbilt Hotel is ideal for all types of events from meetings and training courses to weddings for up to 100 guests. Just by Gloucester Road underground station in South Kensington this luxury hotel is very convenient for Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition centres. A dedicated conference team and the latest AV and communication equipment ensures the success of your event at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel

Dining

Scoff and Banter Bar and Restaurant
Located in fashionable South Kensington, arrange to meet and dine at Scoff and Banter Bar and Restaurant. Enjoy a cocktail at the specially commissioned contemporary glass bar, before heading into the light and airy restaurant with its wooden floors and unusual objects d'art. Sample the delights of the best of British, all made with the freshest seasonal ingredients. This restaurant is perfectly located for those visiting the Royal Albert Hall, Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition halls

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for Radisson Blu, Edwardian Vanderbilt

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jones50
Business
Columbus, Ohio
Jul 23, 2014

Business Conference

In London for a conference at Imperial College. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. One of their young trainees went out of his way to make sure our stay was perfect. Location in Kensington was perfect. Within walking distance to the museums, Imperial College and the tube. Very good local restaurants near by. A wide varied of items for breakfast. Price was what should be expected for this type of hotel in London. A slight negative was cleaning staff. They needed some prompting, BUT that was not a big distraction.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
James Blunt fan
Business
York, UK
Apr 22, 2014

Weekend concert trip

We chose this hotel for it's location based on the fact that we were attending the Royal Albert Hall for a concert. The only downside was the size of the rooms. We have stayed in London on several occasions and these rooms were by far the smallest we have encountered. We had arrived with a couple of friends who said exactly the same, and they even asked if it were possible to change rooms as theirs had been set out for single occupancy. The request was denied as the hotel was full. We did have an excellent meal at the hotel, the food was lovely. However, we were glad that we were only staying the one night, as any longer would have been too claustrophobic. There was no room to walk around the bed and when my wife had to visit the bathroom during the night, she had to climb over me. Overall, all four of us agreed that we wouldn't consider staying here again because of the room size.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu, Edwardian Vanderbilt

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kris from Boston
Business
Boston, MA
Oct 23, 2013

Great location, friendly staff

I chose this hotel for its location - easy access both to the Piccadilly Line (for the airport) and the District Line train to Wimbledon (to where I was going for a wedding). The location is very convenient, and there is lots within walking distance (beyond just the tube stop). The room includes a fridge and free wifi - both perks that I wish were more common at hotels. Considering my room overlooked the Cromwell Road, it was pretty quiet for sleeping. The breakfast is a little overpriced, but I found it worth it for the convenience, friendly service and quality/variety of food. I would stay here again and would recommend it to a friend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu, Edwardian Vanderbilt

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Trog
Business
Virginia
Oct 10, 2013

In transit stop

I have used this hotel several times primarily for its location. My greatest dissappointment is that it seems more often than not the rooms I had been allocated have had the nastiest views onto an inner industrial space and little if any natural light. I put up with it, I suppose, because I typically do not spend much time in the room. Bur it would be pleasant to have some sunlight when the weather is bright.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
DA.HA
Business
AD
Dec 20, 2012

Disappointing

The rooms were certainly not up to standards with Radisson. My second main concern was parking, as stated on the website outdoor parking was available, however it was not mentioned that it did not belong to the hotel rather normal London parking which cost us £35 a day for parking, a ridiculous price whilst a much cheaper hotel across the street with good standards had free parking. The overall impression was disappointing and not worth the ridiculous amount charged.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu, Edwardian Vanderbilt

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JCGeorge
Business
Chicago
Oct 11, 2012

The staff made our stay special

We visited for my wife's 50th birthday weekend. The staff greeted us in the most friendly way and acknowledged the special occasion. Later that day, there were cupcakes delivered to the room along with a bottle of wine. What a nice treat! The room was small, but equal to London standards. We arrived early and were pleased that they had a room ready. The hotel has an excellent location, half a block from a tube stop on the line to Heathrow, which made for convenient logistics. All-in-all a good value for our three night getaway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Shaden
Business
Asheville, USA
Apr 28, 2012

London Book Fair-Earls Court

A minute's walk from Gloucester Road subway station. An excellent location from and to Heathrow (Piccadilly Line), to and from Earls Court fair grounds (one stop); indeed to and from anywhere in London. Extremely tiny room and washroom; very uncomfortable. The closet is very thin, yet filled with an iron, ironing board, pants press, hair dryer (which neither were ever used), yet there is no room to hang any clothes or even to use the only little shelf available. The dresser had an electric kettle with coffee and mugs, as well as a fridge; again no room to put a thing. ** Check if breakfast is included in rate before booking **. Although some reviews praise breakfast as being included, and its quality , online booking may not give you the option of the rate being with or without breakfast. If you assume that it is included, you may be very surprised at check-in that you have to pay a lot for it (i.e. if you want). Many good food alternatives are provided in the several nearby restaurants and stores.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many good restaurants on Gloucester Road.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ABJRA
Business
Ewing Township, NJ, USA
Apr 25, 2012

Nice Hotel

Overall it was a nice hotel for its value. Corridors were a little narrow and maze-like. Elevator was small and too long a wait at times I ended up taking the stairs most of the time. Wish there were bureau drawers for clothes. I don't like living in a suitcase. Good thing the closet was big enough and had a lot of hangers. Our room was at the back so it was quiet even with the windows open. It's a fantastic location though. The Tube was right there. It's a one-line ride to and from Heathrow, if you don't mind the 45-minute ride. It's not in the heart of Picadilly so it's peaceful at night. There are 2 grocery stores to choose from if you're on a budget. The 17 pound breakast price tag is a tad pricey, but thank goodness there's a Starbucks and another good French cafe nearby. Lots of restaurants to choose from too. Kensington/Hyde park is close enough if you want to go on a morning jog. If it rains, there is a gym in the basement. I'd recomment this for the location and the area. But on our last day, around the corner I saw The Montana Hotel, 55 pounds a night!!! It seems to be in a comparable building so I'd check that out too. A heck of a lot cheaper.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Tesco & Waitrose grocery stores

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AMChicago
Business
Chicago
Feb 1, 2012

Great Location

Great location, but I had a very small room. Perfect for my needs

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu, Edwardian Vanderbilt

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SheilaF
Business
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Nov 11, 2011

Would Definitely Stay Here Again

After reading the reviews on different websites, I was a bit apprehensive about the room size however, I was pleasantly surprised that the size of the room was more than adequate, clean, and comfortable. The bathroom was a bit small, but also more than adequate. The location was excellent and the staff was very friendly, professional, and helpful. I would recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Can walk to 4 museums and Herrod's from the hotel.

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