Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Marble Arch 334 yards (305 metres), Railway Station: London Marylebone 0.5 miles (0.8 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.6 miles (5.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 4.9 miles (7.9 km). There are 6 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The Radisson Blu Portman Hotel London is situated on the corner of Portman Square opposite the Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel. This is a central location yards from Oxford Street and a short stroll from Marble Arch/Speakers Corner (0.2 miles). Oxford Street is one of Europe's busiest and most popular shopping areas and leads to other busy areas such as Bond Street (fashion and jewellery), Regent Street (restaurants, bars, shops, entertainment) and Tottenham Court Road (Electronics and entertainment). Close by are two large and popular Parks, Regents Park (0.5 miles) (home to London Zoo) and Hyde Park (0.3 miles) (boating, gallery, sports). Just over a half miles walk from London West End and the best of the theatres, nightlife and restaurants within London. Nearest attractions include the Wallace Collection (0.2 miles), Wigmore Hall Classical music venue (0.4 miles), Madame Tussauds (0.5 miles), St Marylebone Parish Church/cabbages and frocks market (0.5 miles).
Hotel in Detail:Each of the Radisson Blu Portman hotel rooms are decorated with modern furniture in neutral earth tones and attractive prints on the walls. Each room is styled along a theme of either Art Deco, Scandinavian, Oriental, Italian or British, something to suit every mood.
Rooms are air-conditioned and en-suite with bath, Power Shower, phone and hairdryer. In-room you will have a direct-dial telephone with voicemail, tea/coffee facilities, satellite TV with in-house movies and games, complimentary WiFi internet access, minibar and dataport. Entry by keycard system.
Business class rooms come with Breakfast Buffet, Bathrobe, Newspaper, Safe and Access to Fitness Centre.
King Studio as Business class and with Lounge area with television, Reading area and Dressing area.
Suites as King Studio plus art décor or Italian interior. Also with Guest W.C, Separate lounge with leather sofa, coffee table and television, Bedroom with desk, television, fitted wardrobe and dressing table.
Penthouse suites all have an individual decor and are more luxurious than the suites. The Cambridge and Oxford suites have a separate kitchenette area, while the Windsor suite has a marble bathroom with a separate walk-in shower and a separate guest toilet. The Portman suite has a master bedroom, a twin bedroom, two bathrooms, a dining table and kitchenette.
Standard: 16-18 sq metres
Superior: 20-25 sq metres
Business Class: 20-25 sq metres
King Studio: 36 sq metres
Suites: 40 sq metres
Room service is 24 hours.
Dining Options:The Radisson Blu Portman hotel also features a beautiful full service contemporary restaurant serving an international menu with a French twist. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet with a choice from a 90 item menu. Lunch and dinner also served and with al fresco dining during summer on the patio area. A La Carte and Buffet options.
Open: Breakfast 06:30 till 10:30 (Saturday till 11.00, Sunday 07.00 till noon), Lunch noon till 14.30, Dinner 18.00 till 22.30
There's a lovely bar/lounge where guests can relax over a quiet drink after a busy day of sightseeing or shopping. Range of cocktails served. Relax to the sounds of the resident pianist.
A traditional English afternoon tea between 3pm and 6pm in the fireside lobby.
There are 11 function/meeting rooms located on the 1st floor with WiFi provided and with a capacity for up to 600 guests in the ballroom.
For the energetic and health conscious the Radisson Portman has a Fully equipped cardiovascular gym with steam and sauna rooms. Tennis courts in Portman Square.
There is also a Business Centre where they provide computers for guests for a charge along with fax, copy and laptop connection services.
Wifi in all areas of the hotel.
Hotel also provides full valet, concierge (can arrange horse riding in Hyde Park) and dry-cleaning services.
Bedroom Numbers: 272 / 18 suites
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Comment: Following the break between the SAS group and Radisson in 2009 the hotel dropped the SAS branding and replaced it with the new brand of Blu.
In December 2006 the 80 year lease for the hotel was sold for eighty million pounds to Gloucester Capital.
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £44 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your first and only choice is for the Radisson Blu chain your options for the same brand nearby are:
Radisson Blu Sussex Hotel: is 276 yards (252 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 80% and rates start from about £119.
Radisson Blu Berkshire Hotel: is 0.4 miles (0.7 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £149.
Radisson Blu May Fair Hotel: 0.9 miles (1.4 km), rated at 81% and with rates from around £285.
Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel: 1.0 miles (1.6 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £91.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. 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 81% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Radisson Blu hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 448th from 861 London hotels, 4th of 13 Radisson Blu Hotels, and 210th of 325 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel and not too far away (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Doubletree By Hilton Marble Arch, where prices begin from around £156 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The Doubletree By Hilton Marble Arch also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Z Hotel Gloucester Place. 0.1 miles away (0.2 km), achieving a rating of 88% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £60.
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 Montcalm London Marble Arch seems like a possible option. The Montcalm London Marble Arch is only 0.1 miles (0.1 km) away. The Montcalm London Marble Arch has an extremely high guest rating of 94%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (22 Portman Square, W1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 17 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 11 three star hotels (average rating 73%), 2 two star hotels (average rating 67%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 62%). Top 4 star hotels are Montagu Place Hotel and the Dorset Square Hotel (both 91%). The highest rating goes to The Arch Hotel (5 star) and also The Beaumont London (5 star) (both joint top with 98%).
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide.
For the nearest 50 hotels in the area we have base rate data on 49 of them. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £190 per night. The lowest rates are at £42 at St George Hotel/Hostel (1 Star, 62%) and highest base rates of £510 at Claridge's Hotel and the Connaught Hotel (both are 5 Star hotels with a rating of 90%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £321, Four Star average: £156, Three Star average: £63, Two Star average: £74 and One Star average: £42.
We rank hotels based on our own proprietary algorithm based mainly on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors. We rank Radisson Blu Portman Hotel 27th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 11th (joint) for the 19 four star hotels in the area. The hotel is 30th of 49 (15th of 19 four star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 35th of 48 for sheer bang for buck (The Arch Hotel was top).
2010: Bronze for Sustainable Tourism