Hotel in Detail:The Radisson Blu Mercer Street hotel is a hip and modern hotel within the boutique feel of Covent Garden.
The bedrooms at the hotel place an emphasis on comfort and relaxation with muted shades, tactile fabrics and feature glass furniture and built-in wardrobes. In contrast to the modern furniture are deep soft handmade carpets and each room boasts genuine art and artefacts from around the world. The furnishings consist of dark Wenge wood, Italian leather and metal chairs and bespoke wall coverings.
Each guest room makes use of calming, muted shades with tactile fabrics and furnished with original art. The modern amenities include air-conditioning, minibar, refrigerator, free WiFi internet access, trouser press, satellite flatscreen TV with pay movies, ironing boards, direct dial phone, safe and tea/coffee tray. Bedroom's are also supplied with an iPod docking station.
Bathrooms are clad in Sicilian off-white carrara marble with Jacob Delafon suites and bathrobes. All rooms have a turndown service. Each floor is accessed by a keycard for added security.
Deluxe bedrooms are larger than standard and come with extras such as extra spacious seating.
The hotel has eight luxury suites which views over the Seven Dials junction. They come with designer furnishings and materials, high end entertainment system/DVD player and triple aspect windows.
'In hotel' mobile phones are available on request. In-room dining/drinks menu operates around the clock.
3 bedrooms adapted for hearing or sight impaired. Access to each floor is by room key only for added security. Please note these rooms do not have wheelchair access.
Dining Options:Monmouth Kitchen: Italian and Peruvian-inspired tapas restaurant. 106 seat capacity and includes a lounge bar and terrace area. Merges modern Peruvian cuisine with Mediterranean flavours in a relaxed environment.
Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
The Monmouth Kitchen restaurant has a robata grill and open kitchen.
The decor and general feel reflects the cool, urban nature of the local neighbourhood.
Smart, black and white marble tables with concrete floors and architectural brick screens, clear glass windows provide an open aspect out onto Monmouth Street. Sophisticated and unassuming.
The bar serves fine wines and signature cocktails amongst the wide variety of offerings
There are 4 meeting/function rooms fitted with air-conditioning and with WiFi access. Suitable for gatherings of up to 90 guests.
Luggage can be stored with the Radisson Blu Mercer Street hotels concierge team.
Early check-in and late check-out options subject to availability and extra fee.
Security is high with CCTV throughout, and floor access is by room key only.
The hotel features an onsite fitness room for the use by hotel guests and a fully equipped internet workstation computer.
The front desk is open and staffed at all times. Spa treatment can be booked as an in-room service.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Covent Garden 264 yards (241 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.5 miles (0.8 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.3 miles (3.7 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.9 miles (9.5 km). This hotel boasts 6 tube stations with a half mile radius (0.8 km). The Radisson Blu Mercer Street Hotel London is situated in the heart of Covent Garden, one of the most visited area for tourists in London. The location is just a short walk from Oxford Street (350 yards) and less than half a mile from both Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square, making this a truly central location. The Radisson occupies a section of Monmouth Street that is called 'Seven Dials' owing to the the fact that it is at the junction of seven road's with a central obelisk where a sundial tells you the time from seven different parts of the world. This is the heart of London's nightlife and what is known as Theatreland, where some 50 theatres serve the capitals visitors. Within 300 yards of the hotel are no less than 10 theatres, the closest of which is the Cambridge theatre, and the world longest running show the Mousetrap is at the St martins Theatre 150 yard away.
Bedroom Numbers: 137
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Radisson Blu chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Radisson Blu Bloomsbury Street Hotel: is 392 yards (358 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 82% and rates start from about £136.
Radisson Blu Kenilworth Hotel: is 0.3 miles (0.4 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 82% and base rates begin at about £100.
Radisson Blu Hampshire Hotel: 0.3 miles (0.5 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £155.
Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel: 0.8 miles (1.3 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £91.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Radisson Blu Hotels have an average guest rating of 83%. The Radisson Blu Mercer Street Hotel with its rating of 91% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Radisson Blu hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 41st from 866 London hotels, 1st of 13 Radisson Blu Hotels, and 11th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, where rates start from £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles from the Radisson Blu Mercer Street Hotel (1.3 km), has scored 75% from former guests and has rates from around £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star The Arch Hotel may be one too look at, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (20 Mercer Street, WC2 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. They are made up of 15 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 25 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 8 three star hotels (average rating 82%), 1 two star hotel (rated 82%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 45%). Top rated of the local hotels is Amba Charing Cross (4 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £165 per night. From a low of £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 82%) and the highest rates top out at £396 at Savoy Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £281, Four Star average: £126, Three Star average: £101, Two Star average: £18 and One Star average: £55.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Radisson Blu Mercer Street Hotel 8th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 4th (joint) for the 25 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 30th of 50 (20th of 25 four star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 16th of 46 for sheer bang for buck (SoHostel was top).