Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel
What We Love
- The Pegasus Spa (open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) features a sauna, a steam room, a plunge pool and a 24-hour gym
- Annayu serves innovative Indian cuisine and spice-infused cocktails
- Excellent soundproofing in the guestrooms
- Free WiFi
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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)
- There's a handy vending machine stocked with traveler essentials (adapter plugs, mini-toiletries)
- All rooms offer tea- and coffee making facilities and free bottled water
- Deluxe Rooms include a $23 (£15) per night drinks voucher
- The spa is popular; it's best to book treatments in advance
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A five-minute drive from London’s busiest airport, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow is a handy fly-and-flop (or flop-and-fly) hotel with resort-style amenities. The exterior may be a little dated, but once you’re inside it’s all about making the most of the facilities, including an intimate cocktail bar and a spa that’s open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The marble-floored, wood-paneled lobby is a hive of activity and leads through to a sleek open-plan restaurant and an interior courtyard.
Bed and Bath
Designed for comfort and convenience, the 459 guestrooms have a cozy color scheme (taupe walls, burnt orange cushions and chocolate-brown throws) and feature plush kingsize beds, sizable work desks and flat-screen TVs with more than 80 channels. The hefty curtains and soundproofing keep any runway noise at bay, and most rooms feature both a shower and a bathtub for a pre- or post-flight soak. Handy extras in all rooms include tea- and coffee making facilities and free bottled water, plus bathrobes and slippers (in the Deluxe categories and above).
The restaurant, Steak & Lobster, is the perfect way to top and tail your travels, with top notch London cuisine served daily.
Choose from a mouth-watering steak, freshly cooked lobster (all with unlimited fries and salad) or a veggie option. Alternatively, head to Annayu for spiced-infused cocktails and contemporary Indian cuisine (lemon sole with tamarind salsa, duck with black cherry and nigella seeds). Grab a table on the upper level for views of the interior courtyard. The Bijou bar is open until 1 a.m. every night and is a sleek spot for drinks and upscale snacks. The hotel’s standout feature is the Pegasus Spa, which features a sauna, a eucalyptus steam room, a plunge pool and a 24-hour gym.
In the Area
If you have time to venture away from your gate, take the Heathrow Express to central London; you’re less than half an hour away from Paddington Station, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Or take a cab to nearby Windsor Castle; the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world offers tours of its grounds, including fall and winter visits to the ornate Semi-State Rooms (provided the queen isn’t entertaining). Also nearby are Richmond, home to London’s largest royal park and charming riverside pubs, and Chiswick, a posh neighborhood dotted with boutiques and restaurants.
How to Get There
The place had a fun atmosphere when I arrived at 10pm. Even though I arrived and checked in pretty late, one of the restaurants was able to serve me, and I really appreciated that. Stayed one night: room was comfortable, bed, too! Everything was clean. A very quick and easy check in and check out process. And in checking me out quite early, Michael Fernandes was really helpful in answering my questions about the free bus to Heathrow. There was even some croissants and water and coffee available, since I had to leave before the complimentary breakfast was served.
Arrived prior to check in time and were informed the hotel was overbooked but they’d made us a different reservation at another hotel. Asked if we had transportation, we didn’t, and were told we could just walk and carry our 4 large and two small bags to it. Since no shuttle was available at the new hotel, they made arrangements for a taxi for the morning. Hotel we’d been rebooked at didn’t get our reservation for about 30 minutes after we showed up, another couple had the same issue and was already there waiting when we arrived. After waiting 15 minutes in the morning for the taxi that had supposedly been arranged, we had another one called for us that showed up almost immediately.
Nothing on my 5 room checking went right...paid for 5 only got 3....checked in leaving keys for guest joining later... to get called and told they can't get in cause the rooms aren't paid for... they had been prepaid already... very incompetent staff... took till midnight to sort things out... by then 8 of the guest had 6am departures...and I know had to get up cause 1 was stuck in my room... staff entered my room after checkin without my permission or knowledge... management was suppose to refund the rooms we didn't get due to their mess up and instead charged ne again.... and had the attitude that it was all okay and nothing was wrong!!! I could go on that only covers half of the issues... for being an upscale hotel I expected way more... I get better service at a Holiday Inn than here... I wouldn't recommend this hotel to the worst of enemies
Short and sweet review, stayed 1 night like most. Family of 4 adults and a baby.
Rooms great, restaurant and bars great, service all round top notch.
Thumbs up all round. (Good for smokers).
Only downside is the cost of cab organised via the hotel, £25 for an 8 minute drive.
Stayed here for the weekend whilst visiting from Manchester to see Eminem at Twickenham. The hotel was convenient for us in relation to both the airport and stadium.
We had a minor issue with our room at check in late Friday evening and the reception staff were so apologetic. They couldn’t have been more attentive and we were overjoyed with the complimentary upgrade to a suite for the inconvenience that had been caused.
Our room was great, it had everything we needed and was kept clean to a very high standard. We felt so comfortable and could’ve easily stayed longer.
We thoroughly enjoyed the buffet breakfast each morning as it had a wide range to choose from and prepared us for the day ahead.
Overall, a fantastic stay and would highly recommend and return if needing to stay in the area.
Thank you to all the staff for making us feel so welcome.