Hotel in Detail:The Radisson Vanderbilt is the former grande home of the Vanderbilt family. Many original features remain including stain glass windows, wood panelled rooms and its elegantly painted ceiling in the hotel lobby. The hotel is actually made up of a converted row of residences and is a grade II listed building. The style of the hotel gives it the feel of an English country home. Real fireplaces and original works of art have been added to the hotel decor to bolster that feel.
Bedrooms remain true to the warm English country house ambience featuring mahogany furniture, rich fabrics and crisp cotton bed linen. Bathrooms are clad with Sicilian marble, shower massage and Jacob Delafon bathware. In-room amenities include satellite television with Pay-per-view Movies, internet, international sockets, Air Conditioning, Coffee/Tea maker, Direct Dial Telephone, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Mini Bar, safe and trouser press.
Deluxe bedrooms are have more space and come with a king size bed, seating area and bathrobes.
Six accessible rooms available. Access to the bedroom floors is by room key only.
The Vanderbilt restaurant is the 68-86 Bar & Restaurant offering British cooking with influences from the Pacific Rim in a light and airy setting. The restaurant has wooden floors and is decorated with objects d'art.
Open: 07.00 till 10.30 (weekends from 07.30), 12.30 till 14.30, 17.30 till 22.00 (Sunday from 18.30).
The bar has a specially modern contemporary glass bar.
'In hotel' mobile phones are available on request. There's a 24 hour fitness room for guests onsite. Hotel reception open at all times. The Radisson Vanderbilt Hotel provides business services including computer, fax and copies.
13 conference rooms provide facilities for up to 100 delegates.
Guests can use the new Interactive Text Response (ITR) mobile SMS service which queries the hotels digital assistant, Edward. The service can be used to check and request hotel amenities, towels or room service for example, request local information or make complaints.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Gloucester Road 105 yards (96 metres), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.2 miles (6.8 km).
The Radisson Blu Vanderbilt Hotel London is located in the fashionable Kensington/South Kensington area. Actually on the Cromwell Road (A4), this is a major road link into central London and is busy as most times. However it does provide a direct link out to Heathrow Airport making for a convenient run if arriving or departing by taxi/car. Just across the road is the Gloucester Road tube station, which being on the Piccadilly line, provides a link to Heathrow Airport. Also close by are the shops of Knightsbridge (home to Harrods department store) and Hyde Park with its wide open spaces and landscaped themed garden areas. Just along the road from the hotel is a large Sainsbury's supermarket. Many attractions are nearby such as the Natural History Museum (0.2 miles), Science Museum (0.3 miles), Victoria and Albert Museum (0.4 miles) and the Royal Albert Hall (0.4 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 215
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.05 out of 5 by 6948 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.2 out of 5 from 2004 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 316 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 4944 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 chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Radisson Blu chain your closest choices would be:
Radisson Blu Sussex Hotel: is 1.8 miles (2.8 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 81% and rates start from about £110.
Radisson Blu May Fair Hotel: is 1.9 miles (3.0 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 81% and base rates begin at about £228.
Radisson Blu Berkshire Hotel: 2.0 miles (3.2 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £165.
Radisson Blu Hampshire Hotel: 2.5 miles (4.0 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £204.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Radisson Blu Hotels across the chain average 84% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Radisson Blu hotels.
Below average for a Radisson Blu hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 4 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 396th from 865 London hotels, 10th of 12 Radisson Blu Hotels, and 175th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 4 star Crowne Plaza Kensington , with rates that start from about £157 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Crowne Plaza Kensington also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Melia London Kensington. 0.0 miles away (0.1 km), has scored 80% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £125.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Milestone Hotel and Apartments seems like a possible option. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 10 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 29 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 10 three star hotels (average rating 75%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 67%). Top 4 star hotel is 54 Queens Gate Hotel at 92%. Top rated of the local hotels is the Milestone Hotel and Apartments (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide.
Of the 50 closest hotels analysed we have base rate data for 49 of them. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £134 per night. Rates range from £49 at Montana Hotel (3 Star, 82%) and the Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) and the highest rates top out at £378 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 91%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £237, Four Star average: £117 and Three Star average: £80.
In terms of value for money for the local area we rank Montana Hotel top.