Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel – Review

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Close to the chic boutiques of Covent Garden and Oxford Street’s celebrated stores, this beguiling Bloomsbury landmark brings style and comfort together beautifully. In the shadow of the British Museum, the hotel’s atmospheric ambiance reminds you this is a real one off. Yes this is a hotel that is well suited for the business traveler as well as tourist that want to be close to London’s best attractions.

For one day during the London Collections: Men fashion vent, I was given the opportunity to stay in the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel. With a jam-packed schedule full of catwalks and presentations, I needed a space that would allow me to completely relax and turn off. I stayed in one of the hotels Executive Rooms which was located on the 7th floor. This whole floor was full of executive rooms which provided beautiful views over the London skyline.

The Reception & Lobby

The Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street hotel is located in the historic streets of Bloomsbury known for the British Museum but also a hangout of British modernist author Virginia Woolf . The reception area pays homage to Woolfs most famous creation, Mrs Dalloway. The reception and Lobby area are lavishly decorated with beautiful traditional chandeliers mixing with modern art pieces. I just love the mix of traditional and modern.

The first thing you notice when you walk into the lobby is the big red deer. You’ll probably need to refer to the image to understand this. It became immediately apparent that art was going to be one of the defining aspects of the hotel. Another thing I noticed was seating. You can just about sit anywhere whether you’re looking to sit next to a giant red deer, relax on a sofa, sit at a desk or even at a coffee table. The amount of seating options provides any guest with a space for them to sit, work, relax or chat.

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Modern looking reception area

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Beautiful area to sit and relax

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The Red Deer taking centre stage in the Lobby

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This hotel loves velvet, even the bar chairs are velvet.

Business Class Studio Suite

As I entered the 35 m2 suite, I was presented with a large space with almost a living room feel very similar to the May Fair Hotel which is owned by the same company. The velvet sofa created a relaxed feel and created a boundary between a sleeping area and a living area. Placed casually in front of a large television, this sofa almost became a centre piece for the room. To the left of the TV, there was another seating area for two people and a round coffee table. The living area was filled with some beautiful details from the wooden coffee table to the handles on the cabinet. The room has all modern cons with flat screen TV, iPod docking stations, espresso machines and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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I was actually able to appreciate the bed while I was awake and I found myself comfortable to the point where I hadn’t moved for 2 hours. There were a variety of different textures on the bed from velvet to linen which made the whole experience even more relaxing.

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The Bathroom

Again, upon entry you’re greeted by a large space which is rare in a hotel room. You’re often confronted with a small space and not much room to settle in with your belongings. I certainly felt a theme of ‘space’ in my living quarters. I even took the opportunity to take both a bath in here using their complimentary bath salts. Relaxation to the max. Another thing to add which may or may not be of value to you was the speed at which the water heats up. I know this might sound slightly odd to mention but I hate it when I’m waiting for the shower to warm up. If I wanted to change the temperate, it would happen automatically. That was impressive to me at least.

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The Breakfast and Restaurant Area

The hotel serves a buffet breakfast in the same area as the restaurant, I loved the bright colour settings of the restaurant, which gave for an impression of a nice fresh start of the day.

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Overall Thoughts

The Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street hotel provided me with the perfect place to rest and relax during my hectic schedule for London Collections: Men. Which in the past hosted events during and for LC:M

The combination of history and modern art combined with lavish furnishing and extensive use of velvet give this hotel a great luxury ambiance. The location of this hotel makes it perfect for both business travels and tourist, with all of London’s major tourist attractions right at your doorstep.

Details:

  • Room Reviewed: Business Class Studio Suite – price from £365
  • Website: www.radissonblu-edwardian.com
  • Adress: Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury St 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QD
  • Phone: +44 (0)20 7636 5601

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