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Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow hotel review

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow London was my last hotel night of 20 nights in Europe last month. Our July 2017 trip included four stays at Club Carlson properties to earn two Free Friday nights with their current promotion running to Sep 30, 2017.

I booked a one night AAA flexible cancellation room rate at 86.40 GBP or about $112 USD.

This was my second stay at the Radisson Blu LHR. Last summer I received a free night here in July 2016 when I took a voluntary bump on United Airlines.

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Arrival: Hotel Hoppa H3 LHR airport hotels shuttle bus cost 9 GBP per person for round trip tickets on the bus (8 GBP for advance purchase). We almost went for a taxi, but I changed my mind when the driver told me it would be about 15 GBP for the two mile ride.

The Hoppa H3 shuttle bus was waiting at the Terminal 2 shuttle stop when we arrived. Nice to see since it was 11pm local time and we had started our day in Slovakia, flew to London Stansted from Brno, CZ and had just completed an 80 minute bus ride on National Express from STN to LHR airport.

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The shower uses large refillable bath products.

Rad LHR shower products

There are a variety of amenities in the room.

Rad LHR coffee   Rad LHR minibar

Rad LHR robe       Rad LHR iron

While the room was comfortable and quiet for the night, the real charm of this hotel are the lobby and conference floor areas.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian LHR wall art.

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As an aside, Edwardian London hotels was founded by hotelier Jasminder Singh, head of a British Sikh family.

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Ice machine near elevators.

Two times I have stayed at this hotel with the same exterior view of  the hotel parking lot on the side facing McDonald’s.

In the stairway, I saw the interior facing rooms and inner view at the hotel.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian London Heathrow Lobby

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The lighted and kind of out of focus sign in my photo is for Annayu, the hotel’s Indian dinner daily 18:30-22:30 restaurant between lobby and elevators to guest floors. The main restaurant is right of the main lobby when entering the hotel front doors.

Rad-Blu-LHR-restaurant

Steak & Lobster Restaurant is a daily noon to 10:30pm restaurant and also the space 6:00-10:30 for morning buffet or continental breakfast.

Bijou Lounge Bar 10:30am-1:00am. Last summer I ate at the bar when I arrived late from LHR after a day spent walking around London on my unplanned United flight layover.

In the lobby by the doors to Steak & Lobster is an internet lounge.

Rad LHR internet

Rad LHR chairs

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Hotel Conference Room level

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The road in front of Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow has several other major chain hotels.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow is 44,000 points per night. There is also Park Inn London Heathrow at 28,000 points per night on same Hotel Hoppa H3 bus line for airport shuttle service.

 

July 2017

San Francisco SFO – Copenhagen, Denmark – Stockholm, Sweden – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Prague, Czechia – Bratislava, Slovakia – London, England – San Francisco SFO (22 days-6 flights-20 hotel nights-6 bus trips)

My July in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Czechia and Slovakia July 5, 2017

SAS flying over San Francisco

Copenhagen, Denmark: Skt. Petri Copenhagen Choice Hotels Ascend Collection

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Loyalty Traveler Lost and Found in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre hotel review

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam design for social living

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam beer, bud and burger joints

Amsterdam and Prague Hotels: 2 stays earned 1 Free Friday Park Plaza Vondelpark Amsterdam and Park Inn Prague

Prague, Czechia: Pickpocket stole my wallet on Prague Airport Bus

Prague, Czechia: Park Inn Prague hotel review

Prague, Czechia: Best Western Hotel Kinsky Garden Prague truly boutique

Prague, Czechia: Hotel review Clarion Prague City reward stay

Prague, Czechia: Vyšehrad, Prague far from the madding crowd

Pilsen, Czechia: Marriott Courtyard Pilsen CZ category 1 reward stay

Pilsen, Czechia: Pilsen Czechia photoessay

Brno, Czechia: Holiday Inn Brno, CZ PointBreaks stay

Brno, Czechia: Brno by beer

Brno, Czechia: Brno Bones in Europe’s Second Largest Ossuary

Czechia: Impressions after 9 days in Czech Republic

Bratislava, Slovakia: Review Radisson Blu Bratislava Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia: Walk to Bratislava Castle Slovakia photo essay

Bratislava, Slovakia: Bratislava Slovakia photo essay part 2

Bratislava, Slovakia: Category 1 Park Inn Danube Bratislava Slovakia opens Oct 1, 2017

Bratislava, Slovakia: Trip Report Regiojet Bus Bratislava to Brno Airport

London, UK: Buyer Beware National Express bus London Stansted to London Heathrow

London, UK: Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow hotel review

Hotel Loyalty: Loyalty? Yes! Loyal? Not so much for my hotel travel

Hotel Loyalty: My two Club Carlson Free Friday Nights posted today

Airline Loyalty: Aegean Silver elite and 17,000 miles to Star Alliance Gold

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. the hopper bus is free for these hotels. just tell the driver which hotel you will get off and then don’t pay.

  2. Not sure what you mean? The Heathrow Hoppa Bus driver won’t let you board the bus without a ticket.

    There are local buses you can take for free to many LHR hotels.

    http://www.headforpoints.com/2017/05/04/heathrow-airport-local-bus-network-to-hotels/

    https://www.londontoolkit.com/lhr/heathrow_local_buses.htm

    http://www.heathrow.com/file_source/Company/Static/PDF/Heathrowcommuter/travel_around_Heathrow.pdf

    My plan was to go for free bus service, however, there was no information booth or signs I could find for which free public bus to take. At 11pm, after a day of traveling, paying 18 GBP was an easier choice for the two of us to travel with our luggage to and from the hotel.

  3. oh maybe i mean local buses? I just asked a staff where to take buses to xx hotel then she lead me to the booth and told me if I get off at hotel i don’t need to pay ticket

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