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Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

A modern, clean,well designed bedroom with a comfortable bed and good facilities. We reserved a package which included 15 days parking and free transfer to the airport about a km away. Free fast room wifi. I like the set up and would definitely use the hotel again for early morning flights out of East Midlands, avoiding early morning traffic and car park hassle.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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KordulaS_13, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear WRB_Kawakuchi,
Thank you very much for your good comments about your recent stay with us.
Hopefully we see you soon for your next holidays.

Kind regards
Kordula Schloesser – Operations Manager
Kordula.schloesser@radissonblu.com
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Great hotel. Very new, very funky. Rooms are excellent with some grate quirky features. Bed and pillows really comfortable and room was very quiet so slept well. Plenty of free on site parking and great reception from the free wifi throughout the hotel. Food was good and staff friendly. Only issue was the mobile phone reception - it was dreadful as in you had to walk several meters from the hotel before being able to make a call. I am on o2 and Virgin and both had the same problem. Presumably this is not a policy of the hotel so not sure what the problem is but it is very annoying when there on business.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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KordulaS_13, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Nigel W,
Thank you very much for your honest feedback. We are working at the moment with our Owner to find a solution for the mobile signal. Because of the material they used to build the hotel, to protect the noise from the airport we have unfortunately this issue.
We hope we can welcome you again.

Kind regards
Kordula Schloesser – Operations Manager
Kordula.schloesser@radissonblu.com
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Sheffield
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Stayed here for a company conference venue. We had over 150 delegates at the conference, with about 80 staying over. Excellent choice of food provided for the lunch and evening meal, in the form of hot and cold plate buffets. We did rather over run the bar with staff staying with us til nearly 2am.
Rooms are very well appointed, large and comfortable, stylish design and decor. You may expect noise with it being close to the airport but never noticed anything untoward.

Huge comfortable bed with great linen and cushions to lounge on. Numerous lights and switches everywhere.
Only slight negative is the shower hose. I am over 6' and had to stoop quite a bit for the shower head to cover my head. Also, the shower wall bracket is not angled, so you can't just stand under the shower, you have to hose yourself down. This may be an 'eco' feature, which is all very well, but I would have preferred a choice.

Otherwise a top hotel in a very convenient location for the motorway and airport.
Would recommend for anyone who wants some affordable stylish, contemporary luxury.

There is also a pool and gym / health spa. These looked great, but I didnt get time to use them.

There is a large breakfast selection of continental and full cooked options, with a cook making omelettes to order.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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KordulaS_13, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Mark_Of_Loxley,
Thank you very much for your recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
The shower/bath is set up with a rain shower head on the top and the manual hose shower.
We are very sorry that this set up is not perfect for you.
Hopefully you will visit us again.


Kind regards
Kordula Schloesser – Operations Manager
Kordula.schloesser@radissonblu.com
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Stayed here one night while travelling from Scotland to south coast of England. Very good location for such through travel just off M1 near Nottingham and it obviously serves people flying from East Midlands airport. Note that (presumably because of proximity to the airport) there are additional fees for parking.

Check-in was disappointing with no recognition of Club Carlson Concierge level status - no room upgrade offered nor welcome gift in room :-(

The building is very modern, clean and quiet - once inside you would never guess you were so close to the airport runway.

We had an excellent meal in the restaurant and shared a bottle of wine. The whole lot came to about £79, which I consider really good value. Staff in the restaurant were very good, providing the right level of attention without being intrusive.

We had breakfast in the morning before leaving. This was about the standard you would expect from a Radisson so I would say good but nothing special. On checking out they did not charge for breakfast - perhaps they finally recognised the Club Carlson Concierge status!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank madmikeb
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KordulaS_13, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear madmikeb,
Thank you for your honest feedback about your stay. Please accept my sincere apologies that we didn’t recognise you as one of our highest Club Carlson level members on check-in.
We will re-train our Team to ensure we will deliver customer service which you can expect from a Radisson brand. It is nice to see that your Club Carlson level was recognised when you came to breakfast and I hope we made it right.
We hope it didn’t spoil your stay with us too much and we can welcome you again.

Kind regards
Kordula Schloesser – Operations Manager
Kordula.schloesser@radissonblu.com
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 651 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Started using this hotel for out of office client meetings after being messaged on TA by their sales manager after a posted an unflattering review about a nearby competitor

Was at the Radisson again today

Love the venue, very sleek

Good service

Reasonably priced drinks and good food. £5.70 for 2 pots of tea is good value for me

Only moan is having to walk back in for car park code as they can't open from reception as intercom not fully working today!

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank MJH1
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KordulaS_13, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear MJH1,
Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you like our hotel and the service we provide.
Hopefully see you soon again.

Kind regards
Kordula Schloesser – Operations Manager
Kordula.schloesser@radissonblu.com
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Stayed here for four days on a business trip.
Thoroughly recommend it , great staff , food and facilities.
Room was very comfortable and clean and the gym / pool was great for keeping the fitness going.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Phil M
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KordulaS_13, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Phil M,
Thank you very much for your positive feedback.
Hopefully you will stay again for your next business trip.

With best regards
Kordula Schloesser – Operations Manager
Kordula.schloesser@radissonblu.com
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Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

The radisson is ideally located for the airport and the facilities are very good and good value. Clean rooms, well presented and a gym. Only drawback is the restaurant which perhaps because of a lack of competition in the area dishes up average quality food at high prices within a strange dining environment. Breakfast is good and the environment suits that much better.

  • Stayed October 2013
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KordulaS_13, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear oopsyUk,
Thank you for your honest feedback. We are very sorry that our restaurant design didn’t suit you for dinner and it was not to your taste. Compared to our hotel competition in the area, we are middle range in pricing but cannot compete with the local pubs.
Hopefully, apart from your negative restaurant experience, we hope that you will choose to stay with us again in the future when you are in the area.

Kind regards
Kordula Schloesser – Operations Manager
Kordula.schloesser@radissonblu.com
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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport
Address: Herald Way, Pegasus Business Park | East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington DE74 2TZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Castle Donington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Castle Donington
#1 Romantic Hotel in Castle Donington
#1 Family Hotel in Castle Donington
#1 Luxury Hotel in Castle Donington
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Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport 4*
Number of rooms: 218
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2016 LUXURY AIRPORT HOTEL OF THE YEAR, AWARDED BY THE LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE. Offering easy access to East Midlands Airport the new Radisson Blu Hotel is an excellent base for the discerning traveller. Stylish rooms and a first-class conference centre are offered alongside extensive dining options and excellent leisure facilities making it the preferred place to stay for business and leisure guests alike. Rooms: The hotel's 218 contemporary guest rooms are tastefully and stylishly designed with luxury and comfort in mind. With a selection of standard rooms, business class rooms and suites attention to detail is evident throughout. All rooms feature air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities along with 38 inch flat screen televisions and free high speed internet access. Business class rooms and Suites feature extra amenities such as Nespresso(R) coffee machines and free movies. Dining: With an extensive brasserie style menu providing international cuisine choice will be paramount. Guests will be offered a variety of dishes and can choose to dine in the restaurant, lounge or bar. The Radisson Blu East Midlands Airport considers breakfast to be the most important meal of the day and offers a Super Breakfast concept which includes a large range of continental and English options to satisfy all tastes. Meetings & Events: Combining state of the art meeting facilities with an excellent convenient location for business travellers or local businesses the Radisson Blu East Midlands Airport is already a sought after conference venue. Ideal for hosting events ranging from international conferences to intimate banquets the hotel's 9 flexible meeting rooms can cater for 400 delegates in the largest suite. Services: Guests can enjoy the facilities of the onsite gym with all the latest high tech equipment. The swimming pool and spa area will provide relaxation after a hectic day. Free High speed internet access will be available throughout the hotel, outdoor parking, 24 hour room service and guest laundry service. Location: Offering prime location minutes from East Midlands Airport the Radisson Blu Hotel is in the heart of the East Midlands. The nearby M1 and M42 Motorways create easy access to local cities such as Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. ... more   less 
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