Our last week in London, we stayed at the fantastic Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex Hotel.
There are many reasons that the Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex is a great hotel, but the primary reason is its excellent location. It's just a block behind all of the shops on Oxford street, about a five minute walk to Selfridges. Dan had an appointment at the United States Embassy ( 10-15 min walk) and he had to work from the hotel, so I was left to explore London on my own for several days. In addition to the shopping, the hotel is a five minute walk to Hyde Park. I explored the park and walked through it to the museums and Kensington Palace. Staying here was a good compliment to our first week in London, when we stayed across town at the Strand Palace Hotel. I was able to really cover a lot of ground in London.
Although part of the Radisson Hotel chain, this is a small, boutique hotel. It has all of the charm of being a Historic building, but with modern renovations and decor. Here are a few shots of the check-in area. The crazy poodles were a fun touch.
According to staff at registration, we managed to score one of the better rooms, as it was in a quiet location at the very end of the hall on the first floor. In addition to being quieter, it was supposedly a little larger and a room that repeat hotel guests often request. When we opened the door to our room, the bathroom was on our right and we were greeted with a long hallway that had a big closet. The room was small, but it maximized space and had plenty of storage.
The room was very comfortable and cozy. It included little touches that I love, like a thick throw blanket ( I always sleep with extra blankets at home) and a stack of current fashion magazines.
One of my favorite features of the room was a button on the inside of our door that we could press to inform Housekeeping when we would like our room cleaned. This is so much better than hanging a notice on the door. Every hotel should have this feature!
The staff at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex Hotel was always friendly and available to help us with any need. The reception staff was more like a concierge and I felt like a valued guest during my entire stay. Admittedly, it's not the cheapest hotel, but I think that you're paying for the location. It's close to so much and it's in a very safe neighborhood. I went out alone by myself at night and I never felt uncomfortable. I hope that future trips to London will include staying here.