Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
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6 reviews in English
Review from TootTootTootsie G.
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New York, USA
We stayed here twice before we began renting apartments and each time we were assigned a large, comfortable, beautifully decorated room on an upper floor overlooking Leicester Square. The windows are double-paned, so we heard none of the late night noise that tends to permeate the area. The public spaces are elegant and the service is impeccable.
I can't think of a better location in the city. You truly are in the heart of everything, within easy walking distance to Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown, Soho, Covent Garden, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the London Eye, and of course all the West End theatres.
If your budget will allow you to splurge on deluxe accommodations, this definitely is the place to stay.
Review from Daniel J.
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I can imagine the meeting at Radisson headquarters when deciding how to name the hotel.
"We have a hotel in Leicester Square, Central London. What should we call it?"
"Well, the Leicester Square Hotel, Surely".
"No, I don't think that nails it. How about the Radisson Hampshire Hotel".
"But Hampshire is near the seaside, Sir".
"Are you questionning me?"
"Hampshire Hotel it is".
You get my point. Why the hell this is called the Hampshire hotel, I don't know. My main concern though is that there are a bunch of people waiting around in Hampshire, wondering where their hotel is and who took their money.
This hotel is........... expensive. The cost of a cup of tea is roughly the same as buying a mansion in the Midlands. But you figure it might be worth it - you get to live like the rich for a while. Drink expensive, eat expensive, sleep expensive.
They call it a luxury hotel. I was concerned about this description but then I checked the meaning of the word luxury, and at no point does it have anything to do with size. Which makes sense, as the rooms at the Hampshire Hotel tend to be on the small size. To the point where you feel you could sleep and shower whilst barely moving.
Everything is fine though, I don't mean to moan. The T.V. works, the door lock works, the bed works. It does what a hotel should. But when you've paid £150 for this little room you expect a little more. What I expected, I don't know. Free food? A beautiful woman? A hotel employee to read Roald Dahl to me?. I don't know. But I left feeling moderately unsatisfied.
On the plus side - it's a wonderful location. Right in the heart of London. As a Londoner, I felt different to have I've felt before. Rather than think "I must get the train home" I could do whatever I wanted, right in the very heart of things - because I had a hotel to go to. Of course, I can't really give a positive review based on location- because the hotel itself wasn't that great. For the money you pay, I think you could do better. But if you happen to have the money and location is more important than luxury; then go for it.
Review from Stuart H.
- 37 friends
The pancake creeps were good here (according to others). The steak and chips was not worth ordering... it was crap. They need to improve the flavor and use spices. The atmosphere is lovely though and I would highly recommend just having a glass of wine or coffee on the patio.
Review from Jay C.
I've stayed here a few times on business and in terms of accommodations it does the job. Nothing special, the rooms have everything that you need to enjoy your time. Staying right there in the square is kind of a cluster fudge but that's what you get! The bar/restaurant are both awfully overpriced, head out into the square and you will find everything that you need.
Review from Qype User (amiddl…)
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- Qype User amiddl…
We booked this using a well-known leave it till the the moment you go website. We had a lovely room with a huge comfy bed and the shower was to die for. Only bad point was the view the Staff smoking area! This wasn't pleasant. Other than that a lovely hotel in a perfect Leicester Square location.
Review from Qype User (Mckay6…)
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- Qype User Mckay6…
Warm, hushed place. Great cocktails, modern take on classic British menu was delicious, seafood especially. Had cocktails outside while we waited for a table as we did not book. Waited 20 minutes which was enough time to down a vanilla cocktail. This place is great after theatre treat.