Hotel in Detail:The Radisson Blu May Fair hotel has an eclectic feel with the marrying of different styles to give a very individual style to the hotel. Feature largest Baccarat chandelier (in the Crystal Room) anywhere in Europe worth in excess of one million pounds. The May Fair hotel says it aims to give its guests 'luxury without pretension'. Meaning luxury surroundings without the very formal and cold and aloof atmosphere that can sometimes accompany such opulence.
The hotel is chosen not just by leisure visitors to London but by business men and women too. The combination of fantastic a location in the heart of London in an exclusive area and the luxury offerings and services at the May fair hotel make for a great stay. The hotel lobby features creations from some of the biggest names in design in both furnishings and fittings.
Bedroom amenities include air-conditioning, leather beds, turn down service, Bang & Olufsen TV with satellite channels, digital entertainment systems, voicemail and dual line phones, triple glazed windows, international sockets, free WIFI internet connection, Modem connection and fully stocked minibar. Colour Schemes Of Soft Creams And Greens Complement Mahogany Cabinets, Leather-and-teak Desks, Brass Lamps, And Marble-topped Bedside Tables With Gilt Details.
Bathrooms are finished in Sicilian marble and come with luxury toiletries, bathrobes, hairdryers and telephone extensions. The bedroom carpets are hand made woollen.
The Superior rooms are all 20 sq metres or more.
Deluxe rooms are 30 sq metres or more and have a separate living seating area. They also have a separate power shower and some of the bathrooms have a TV. They have King Size luxury beds along with a Walk-in/Walk-through wardrobe. Some also have a terrace area.
Studio suites are upwards of 50 sq metres. Bigger still are the signature suites (80 sq metres plus) which feature a home cinema system complete with automatic curtain systems. For the last word in exclusive book an Azure suite and benefit from extras such as your own private lift.
Sixteen rooms are adapted for accessibility. Room service is 24 hours. Evening turndown service.
Onsite is the “May Fair Kitchen“. Soulful, sensual and spirited to mirror the hotels own exuberant personality. showcasing an exquisite selection of Spanish and Italian small plates complemented with the finest wines.
Chef's Table is set apart from the main restaurant and has an open view to the kitchen.
There is an exclusive lounge which is separate to the main restaurant, its an intimate space warmed by an open fire. Afternoon tea is served in the Salon, an indulgent affair with or without champagne. Open till late with signature cocktails and one of the best late bars in London.
May Fair Bar: A contemporary environment, uber-cool feel and intimate conversation areas. Low tables, bespoke lilac seats and a recessed fireplace and windows create a relaxed but stylish atmosphere. The perfect place to entrain or just relax. One of the dominant features is the large painting showing Tibetan monks in silhouette, a work of art commissioned by the hotel. Again the range of drinks here is impressive with over 40 cocktails to choose from. The signature cocktail is the Mayfair Mojito (a blend of three year old Havana Club rum, vanilla, sugar, lime, fresh mint and lemon juice).
The bar can seat up to 250.
The bar serves breakfast 08.00 till 11.00, lunch and dinner noon till last orders at 21.00.
Mayfair Terrace, Cigar room. outside humidor:
Stylish and innovative located at the heart of the hotel is a striking stainless steel mesh that lets the outside space breathe. Luxurious and intimate where guests can indulge in drinks and quiet conversation, with both bar and table service and of course a range of cigars are on offer. Outside cigar rooms have boomed in London as a way to overcome the ban on inside smoking in the UK.
The cigars are the undisputed stars, each one hand rolled including Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Trinidad, Bolivar, Hoyo de Monterrey, and Santa Damiana.
The drinks include a range of signature Martinis, finest Armagnacs and Cognacs, whiskeys from Scotland, Japan and North America, Rum and Tequila.
The Radisson MayFair has a business centre that is open 24 hours with high speed wireless internet access. Services here include Copy, Email, fax, Mobile phone rental and Secretarial services (available on request). WIFI can also be picked up in the May Fair Bar and Amba Bar and Grill.
The hotel has 5 large meeting/conference/function rooms that can accommodate up to 350 delegates (Crystal Room) and 12 smaller meeting rooms with a capacity of 6 to 120 theatre style. They are situated opposite the business centre on the first floor. Each room sports either a plasma screen or large projector. One room is set aside as a dedicated video conferencing room and can accommodate five delegates.
The May Fair Spa is the complete treatment for body and mind and is to be found in the hotels basement. With a backdrop of sheer luxury this is the place to pamper yourself and feel revitalised, to this end try a Cleopatra mud bath. This is a state-of-the-art high tech facility with the latest innovations such UV analysis to determine the perfect programme for your skin and micro-dermabrasion.
Traditional Sauna: Where a cast-iron plate site with roasted fruits and fresh herbs.
Herbal Steam Room: With a backdrop of aromatherapy using essential oils.
Multi Sensory Storm: Backdrop of mint and menthol or papaya and coconut aromas
Other features include an Ice Fountain, Waterfall Shower, seven Personal Treatment Programmes, Cleopatra Bathing Experience (mineralizing mud and natural salt bath), Hammam Relaxation Beds and a fully equipped Gymnasium (includes cardio, free weights and resistance machines) with personal trainers. Gym is free for hotel guests.
Other services at the hotel include full concierge services, WIFI in all public areas, dry cleaning laundry and valet services, private theatre (largest in London with 201 seat capacity and 3-d technology), express check-out and a 24 hour front desk.
'In hotel' mobile phones are available on request. Left luggage services are available via the concierge.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Green Park 105 yards (96 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.8 miles (1.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3 miles (4.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.8 miles (9.3 km).
The Radisson May Fair Hotel London is situated in the exclusive Mayfair area close to Piccadilly. Though close to one of the capitals busiest roads (Piccadilly is part of the A4) the hotel itself is on Stratton Street, a relatively quiet side street that is one way at this section (so reducing traffic levels). The hotel was first opened in 1927 by His Majesty King George V (accompanied by Queen Mary) and remains one of the top choices of rich and famous for a stay in London. A short walk from the hotel is Green Park, just over the road from Piccadilly, which forms part of the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the reigning monarch. A little further on to the West of the May Fair hotel is Hyde Park (0.3 miles) and is another large and famous London Park with much to see and do for all ages. This is a very central location and many of London's famous shopping areas are easily accessible from here. These include Bond Street (0.15 miles), Regent Street (0.3 miles), Oxford Street (0.5 miles) and Knightsbridge, famous for the Harrods department store (1 mile). The west end of London and all of its many Theatres, bars, restaurants and attractions that make it is such a popular destination for tourists the world over are close by. Other nearby attractions include St James's Palace(0.4 miles), Piccadilly Circus (0.4 miles), Buckingham Palace (0.4 miles), Nelsons Column (0.6 miles), National gallery (0.6 miles), Westminster Cathedral (0.6 miles), Wallace Collection (0.8 miles), Houses of Parliament (0.9 miles), British Museum (1.1 miles) and the London Eye (Millennium Wheel) (1.1 miles).
The hotel incorporates the Palm Beach Casino which has its own entrance on Berkeley Street.
also see: Hotels with a casino
Bedroom Numbers: 406 / 9 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Early check-in and late check-out are available but subject to a charge and availability on the day.
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.05 out of 5 by 7713 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.3 out of 5 from 1863 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 271 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 5850 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainAssuming your only interested in the Radisson Blu chain your choices nearby include:
Radisson Blu Berkshire Hotel: is 0.6 miles (0.9 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 82% and rates start from about £165.
Radisson Blu Hampshire Hotel: is 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £204.
Radisson Blu Sussex Hotel: 0.7 miles (1.2 km), rated at 81% and with rates from around £110.
Radisson Blu Mercer Street Hotel: 0.8 miles (1.4 km), rated at 91% and with rates from around £158.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Radisson Blu Hotels across the chain average 84% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Radisson Blu hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 396th from 865 London hotels, 10th of 12 Radisson Blu Hotels, and 111st of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 5 star Stafford London , whose lowest rates start at about £332 and which has a 97% guest satisfaction rating. The Stafford London also offers: free WiFi.We can also point you towards a lower price option, the Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel. 0.3 miles from the Radisson Blu May Fair Hotel (0.5 km), achieving a rating of 72% by its past clients with base rates starting at about £329.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 5 Star 41 Hotel seems like a possible option, it's only 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from here. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (Stratton Street, W1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 35 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 14 four star hotels (average rating 84%) and 1 three star hotel (rated 87%). Coming out as the top rated hotels are Connaught Hotel (5 star), the 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 star), the Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane (5 star), the Haymarket Hotel (5 star), the Lanesborough Hotel London (5 star) and The Beaumont London (5 star) (all 6 are joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £314 per night. Starting from £79 at Park Lane Mews Hotel (4 Star, 64%) up to £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 99%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £384, Four Star average: £154 and Three Star average: £109.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Radisson Blu May Fair Hotel 38th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 27th (joint) for the 35 five star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 21st of 50 (6th of 35 five star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 29th of 40 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Haymarket Hotel was top).
Comment: Bought by Radisson hotels in 2003 for £115 million with another £75 million spent on refurbishment.
In November 2008 became the first hotel in the UK to have its own dedicated YouTube channel for videos of and related to the hotel.
Schiaparelli suite was listed as one of the UK's 10 most outrageous hotel rooms by the timesonline in 2009. Almost entirely decorated in fuchsia pink and a large gilded bed.
History:Formerly called the Mayfair Intercontinental hotel (2003).
At the end of 2006 The May Fair hotel re-opened after a £70 million pound refurbishment project. This was a major program that included adding a totally new level over Berkeley Street, a totally new wing at the rear and eighty additional bedrooms and suites.