My expectations of central London hotels is somewhat tempered by knowledge of how difficult it can be to find what I'm used to in other cities. That said, this hotel has the following positives:
1. Location, Location, Location - it simply cannot be beat. Easy walking access to everything in the West End, prime tourist areas, etc. Great Tube access
2. Decent-sized bathrooms for London
3. Great bed/sheets
It does have a few negatives:
1. There are clear attempts to upgrade the hotel as the common area has a modern look. The rooms have new TVs, bedding. However, the bathrooms and furniture seem tired.
2. Silly half-glass door in the shower. Why do Europeans insist on this ineffective contraption? Water still gets everywhere. I had a puddle on the floor every day after my shower.
3. My room unfortunately had the smell of smoke coming in from the vent - this was pretty offensive
I really wanted to like this more than I did. Would I stay again? Probably, as the location can't be beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- London’s only hotel with a Leicester Square address in the heart of film & theatreland. Guests enjoy superb Mexican-Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen plus drinks & bar bites in At The Hampshire Lounge Bar - all with close-up views of the movie red carpet. Free high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices, stylish bedrooms & 6 meeting spaces hosting 2-120 people. Close to Soho, Covent Garden & Trafalgar Square, with great links via nearby Leicester Square & Piccadilly Circus stations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson London
- London Radisson
- Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel London, England