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
I stayed 1 night here after arriving from a 12hr flight, and waiting for my bus the next day.
Thankfully even though I arrived long before the check in time, the staff found me a room to check into there and then.
The hotel is beautiful, the decor is very special.
The room was small but very clean, everything needed was there- comfy bed, big tv, bath and shower, lots of clean fluffy towels.
I ordered room service for dinner and this was served quickly and was hot and delicious.
Breakfast was one of the best I have had. Large selection at the hot buffet, amd large selection of cold options too. All top end high quality products.
Check out was a breeze and the staff organised a private car to take me to the airport (slightly cheaper than the cab I took from the airport the previous day)
Whilst the hotel can be expensive, it was worth the cost.
I did not try the in-house restaurants but they looked lovely
Hotel for the size was excellent, great service on all occasions but!
Please put guests attending Christmas parties and staying overnight all in one corner of the hotel, easy when it’s this size and hardly rocket science.
Being awake between 2&4am due to people continuing the party in their hotel room is hardly the tranquility and calm promised in the in room literature. Phoned to receptionist to complain and dealt with effectively and promptly but feeling knackered the next day could easily of been avoided with joined up thinking and professional planning, come on up your game.
We were at the hotel for a 4 day coaching course. The room that we were using was a good size with all the IT in place. The air conditioning did lead to a few complaints from delegates as either too hot or too cold!
Used both the restaurant and bar, drink prices a little steep, £4.10 for a peppermint tea! However, food was excellent and fairly reasonably priced. Would also add that Christina at the Bijou Lounge Bar could not have been more friendly and approachable. Thank you.
Spent an evening here and was shocked to be charged 12.5% discretionary service at the bar when ordering a bottle of beer!! Us Brits prefer to pay our own tips and not see it added to the receipt when paying the bill !!
Another year, another Xmas party and another nice stay at the Radisson Blu. Nice start to a blue Xmas as usual.I love the decoration, everything was up to my standards.Hope to see you next year and to be a guest again