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Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was nervous about this hotel because of some of the negative reviews and was prepared to dislike my stay there. However from the moment I arrived I was very pleasantly surprised. We were greeted by Octavio, and I can't imagine anyone more perfect to welcome us to the city, he was awesome! The hotel was small including the rooms but it is a European hotel and as long as you understand that, the size of the hotel shouldn't disappoint you. The room was clean, and I checked everywhere lol! The staff was very accommodating and most were very friendly. The dinner that I had at the restaurant was delicious, although my sister said that the breakfast wasn't that great to her. The location is perfect. There are several delicious restaurants and pubs, a drugstore, a grocery store and an underground station all within a five minute walk. I have to say that not everything was perfect. The refrigerator was cool at the highest setting rather than cold and the TV gave us pronlems. There's no ice machine that I know of and no in room microwave. However this is certainly not enough to ruin anyone's trip or take away from how hard the staff at the hotel try to please guests. I would've given the hotel four stars because really it's just a good hotel, it lives up to its four star rating by being just nice enough. But what put me over the top was as we were leaving Octavio came up to send us off and remembered our names from four day earlier - and I have a easy to forget name!

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.

It was a wonderful experience staying here. Initially I booked one night and then hotel services allow me to stay for one more night.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The location of this hotel could not be better. It was close to the tube station, walking distance to Herrods, museums, and many eating establishments. Service was great and staff were wonderful. The rooms are very small by American standards but had everything we needed.

Overall this is a great hotel. Clean, friendly staff and wonderful location. The rooms are tiny however, but I guess thats just what you get with London.

I stayed at the hotel by myself in a single room. It had one twin bed. The room was more spacious than I had imagined, and it was very clean. I only wish it had a fridge. But the tea kettle was great for making my own breakfast every morning. The staff at the hotel were all extremely friendly and helpful. I appreciated the free wireless internet. I did not check out the business center, the fitness room, nor the restaurant, although the restaurant menu looked very tasty and I would have tried it if I was in town longer. Overall, I was very happy.

Using the elevator was just too much trouble with the room card. The elevator was super slow. 2 times I have to go to the front desk to get a new card because the magnetic stripe doesn't work anymore. The room is very clean but tiny. You can only sit on the beds. The staff was really friendly and helpful. They are also pretty quiet when cleaning the room or corridor. The location is SUPERB, 2 minutes walk to the tube station. And it's surrounded by supermarkets, cafes, and taverns.

Gave us two single beds when we asked for a double. Safe had the battery holder ripped out, so it is clear it has not worked for some time. Otherwise very nice.

The rooms were clean and quite. Large enough for Europe. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The included breakfast was excellent and the hostess and her staff were outstanding. One of the service desk staff had difficutly with English (or my English) when we first arrived but did not encounter him again afterwards. All others were native and were very accommodating. I still gave staff a "5".

The hotel was in a great location (across from a tube station) and the staff was extremely helpful. Our room was upgraded to a king bed at check-in, was very clean and had a great view. Our only negative comment about the room is that is was a long way from the elevator - this Radisson is a string of townhouses and our room was located in the farthest corner from the elevator. Our full breakfast which was included with the room was very good. Do not eat at the hotel restaurant - too many better places in the neighborhood.

We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful The hotel was spotless clean, and the included breakfast was really terrific,with many offerings...eggs, sausage, bacon meats, fresh fruit, cereal, etc. Aside from the small bathroom (which I think is fairly typical in London), I would have nothing but praise for this hotel. Would highly recommend it.

Although this hotel will have everything for a three or four star rating, the bathroom was the most impossible one we ever had. The washbasin was tiny and hardly usable. The toilet was squeezed between bathtub and wall, but hardly usable for grown ups. You had to spoil huge amounts of water before it became warm (about fifteen minutes running before it started to be luke-warm). The warm/cold indications at the tap of the tiny waterbasin were wrong. Pay TV did not work, so we could not enjoy the movies after an enjoyable day in the city.

68-86 Cromwell Road London England

Located in South Kensington, Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall and Natural History Museum. This 4-star hotel has 215 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Located centrally in London, it's also close to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


All 215 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes. TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 12 meeting rooms. Valet parking is available for GBP 52 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Family Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Business Class Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1