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
We just had our first overnight stay at this hotel and it won’t be our last. Super convenient to Heathrow, excellent and efficient staff, go the extra mile to assist, including letting us sneak in for breakfast after it had officially closed. Staff in the restaurant were superb particularly including Christina and Dolores. The rooms were spacious and spotless, the lobby staff very friendly and helpful. We will be back
First time staying at the Radisson Edwardian at Heathrow, have stayed in a number of the hotels in the area, and this was a great choice. Rooms are clean and spacious. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful, must call out Michael on the front desk for his excellent service and overall the hotel is very well appointed.
The hotel is very well situated on Bath Road, convenient for most terminals. The hotel is very well insulated from road or air traffic noise. We stayed in a business class room, which was spacious and comfortable, though 2 arm chairs rather than 1 would be good. The staff and quality of food were great. Great start to our holiday.
Okay place to stay near to Heathrow airport. You get airport coach connectivity to this hotel from the airport. Rooms are average and stuffy. The place is too crowded with conferences. Breakfast spread is good. There is a mcdonalds just outside the hotel - otherwise the hotel is located in a secluded place. There is a bus stop right in front of the hotel which is convenient.
There is absolutely nothing that I can really say to criticise this hotel at all. The staff were charming and helpful, the room was perfectly adequate, the food was actually very good and it was perfect for what we needed - a bed for the night before a long flight the follwing day.
Why on earth does anybody think that it is necessary to operate an hotel in almost total darkness? It became like the interior of some awful gothic ruin in a horror film and in the restaurant the staff wear black so we could see faces, hands and ankles drifting about but struggled to see what we were eating. It was strange, it was bizarre and it was actually quite annoying in the end. Who on earth from Radisson management or estates thinks that this is such a good idea? It really is a triumph of style over substance and makes the place seem just silly.