Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel
What We Love
- Retail refuge: Oxford Street's shops and department stores are on the doorstep
- Reasonably priced afternoon tea at Scoff & Banter
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What To Know
- For Deluxe rooms and above rate includes a $23 daily credit for food and drink (excluding breakfast & room service breakfast)
- Major Crossrail construction development around nearby Bond Street
- There’s no gym or spa, but in-room treatments are available
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Right on Oxford Street, between jumbo department stores and flagship shops, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire is a contemporary crash pad with a killer central London location. The entrance is down a side street, and there’s a small reception area with mirrored columns, giant vases and dark wood paneling. The main staircase is decorated with colorful prints of Chinese emperors and a walnut grandfather clock. Each floor is dotted with paintings and sculptures from the owner’s private collection.
Bed & Bath
Bringing a whole new meaning to the term window shopping, around a third of the 149 guestrooms overlook the stores lining Oxford Street. Rooms on the upper floors afford classic skyline views. Amenities include eco-friendly mattresses in all rooms, handmade wool carpets, Samsung Smart TVs and marble bathrooms. The suites have separate lounge areas with plush velvet sofas, caramel crocodile print padded headboards and freestanding bathtubs.
Tucked away just off Oxford Street, Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms serve a la carte afternoon tea daily between 1pm and 7pm.
There’s also the The Drawing Room which serves the quintessentially British Scoff & Banter menu all day. Head downstairs to grab a coffee and people-watch behind the huge glass windows. Upstairs (where breakfast is served), the dining room features wood-paneled walls inlaid with mirrors, parquet floors and leather furniture. Plenty of light streams through the Georgian sash windows.
In the Area
The Oxford Street address is a great shop-and-flop location. Hop between department stores, including fashion-forward Selfridges and great British standard John Lewis. For indie shopping head to leafy Marylebone, which also offers tons of food options, from the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Trishna to Andre Balazs’s latest hot spot, Chiltern Firehouse. Hyde Park is a 15-minute walk away for a peaceful stroll through the 350-acre grounds. Active types can take a boat out on the lake or try horseback riding along designated routes.
How to Get There
Despite the problems we experienced we felt that we would probably use this hotel again as location was good. Hopefully on our next visit some of these problems will have been sorted out with particular attention to the amount of single use plastic.
Stayed for 4 weeks at a stretch for work
Loved the interaction with front office staff - Dana , Brigetta, Virginia, Mohammad, Khwaja, Tamas, Angelo
Housekeeping staff - Madalina cleaned my room majority of the times and knows how I like my stuff....completely trustworthy and super helpful...my shirt got stuck in a doorway n had a hole which she happily stitched for me ????????????
Love the entire home feel this hotel gives me each time I come here
My wife and son too enjoyed the hospitality of the hotel staff when they were here with me
Location is just too good right on oxford street and next to none street station
Would love to stay here only every time
Full marks for everything
Keep up the good work guys ????????????
Stay here for the staff. Every single one I met was amazing, from our check ins (we did so twice) to the front desk staff, to the cleaners on the 2nd floor, to the maintenance guy who was passing by and saw me struggling with my luggage, to the staff at breakfast and the young lady who set our alarm and brought us our tea at 5.30 am on departure day! Every encounter made my wife and my day that much better.
The hotel itself meets the standards of the chain, is in a great location for shopping on Oxford and Regent Streets and is reasonably priced for London. Breakfast is excellent.