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).
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.
Bedroom Numbers: 215
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 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 80% and rates start from about £119.
Radisson Blu Portman Hotel: is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 79% and base rates begin at about £104.
Radisson Blu May Fair Hotel: 1.9 miles (3.0 km), rated at 81% and with rates from around £224.
Radisson Blu Berkshire Hotel: 2.0 miles (3.2 km), rated at 81% and with rates from around £149.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Radisson Blu Hotels across the chain average 83% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Radisson Blu hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 452nd from 866 London hotels, 11th of 13 Radisson Blu Hotels, and 207th of 328 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 £144 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 Rydges Kensington London. 0.0 miles away (0.1 km), has scored 80% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £102.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest 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 8 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 31 four star hotels (average rating 82%) and 11 three star hotels (average rating 76%). Top 4 star hotel is Fifty Four Boutique Hotel at 95%. 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. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £133 per night. Rates range from £49 at Montana Hotel (3 Star, 80%) 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: £243, Four Star average: £124 and Three Star average: £81.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Radisson Blu Vanderbilt Hotel 29th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 20th (joint) for the 31 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 33rd of 50 (22nd of 31 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 34th of 47 for sheer bang for buck (Milestone Hotel and Apartments was top).