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
- 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
At the moment of the stay was a decent price compared to area other hotels. Room on the street are noisy but still acceptable. Room a little bit small but functional. Clean, Good breakfast - No surprise.
Excellent location On oxford street & the underground was within short walking distance.
Excellent customer service.
Shame my room was next to the housekeeping room as the persistent door slamming disturbed my sleep despite it being an extremely comfortable bed!
At our check out we asked for a cab to take us to the Paddington station and the receptionist told us that the men standing in front with a van will take us. We tought that that is either free or very cheap since he recommended it to us. To our surprise he asked for 25 pounds and a regular taxi to the Paddington is just around 10 pounds. That was unacceptable
Stayed here for one night last month. We were greeted warmly when we arrived by Juan.
Our room looked out onto Oxford Street, but was very quiet at night. It was a really nice room with a comfortable bed and pillows, in fact it was like sleeping on a cloud.
Plenty of space in wardrobe, safe, fridge, hairdryer, table and chairs, bottled water, tea/coffee making facility and a really nice bathroom with nice toiletries.
One small criticism - the room could have done with a good hoover around the edges.
The location of the hotel was perfect for shopping, tube station with plenty of iconic sights just a short walk away.
We checked out the next morning but the hotel looked after our bags till we finished sightseeing later in the day.
Great hotel would definitely stay here when next in London.
Nice comfortable hotel ideal for those who are on a shopping trip. Room was small but very comfortable with all that was needed for a short stay. Breakfast was included, bit of a wait to be seated but generally OK, Food options good although some of the hot items were not very warm.
We did plenty of walking, Hyde Park not to far, Buckingham Palace 30 mins walk, as was Shaftesbury Theatre.
If I was returning for a shopping trip then this would definitely be the place to stay, keep in mind that the major stores do not open until 12.00pm on a Sunday.