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Few hotels in London can claim a location as handy, safe, and beautiful as that of the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt in South Kensington. Located almost directly across the road from Gloucester Road station, it is in an ideal position for exploring the cultural and artistic pleasures of South Kensington, but is also very well connected to the rest of the city.
Gloucester Road tube station is the key to some of London’s best and most-important museums: the Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, and the Victoria And Albert Museum. Nestled in gracious, spacious South Kensington, a relaxed part of London you can feel secure exploring, you will find tree-lined avenues, embassies, museums, galleries, schools, and plenty of exciting shops. You are only a few minutes walk, or one tube stop, away from Harrods, after all. There is a large French influence on South Kensington with the French embassy, the French Institute, the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle, and many good French restaurants. South Kensington is unique, an oasis of calm just before you hit the hustle and bustle of the city. From Hyde Park onward you are in a more genteel, refined environment, full of stately architecture and important cultural attractions.
The Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt hotel used to be the home of the Vanderbilt family, and it has been smartly decorated throughout. It offers four-star accommodation in a location that is handy both for South Kensington, and to get to the rest of London as well. In the hotel is the renowned 68-86 bar, known for its cocktails. There is complementary high-speed wireless internet access throughout the hotel, and the reception desk and room service are available 24 hours a day. All bedrooms are air conditioned, and have satellite television with a selection of pay movies. There are in-room safes and minibars, as well as a gym and US-style 110 volt plug sockets. The concierge is happy to organise flower arrangements, baggage storage, car hire and valeting. For the business customer there are also conference facilities, audio-visual equipment and dedicated AV support.
The Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel is located in a beautiful suburb, and offers four-star accommodation at the heart of Kensington. The building it is in is notable in and of itself, and retains many of its original features including stained-glass windows, wood panelling, open fires and original artwork. However, some guests have found the décor in the rooms to be dated, and suffering somewhat from age.
There is no parking at the hotel, but it is located just across the road from Gloucester Road tube station. There are bars, restaurants, and attractions galore within easy reach, and the building retains the grandeur of its scale as the home of the Vanderbilts in its public areas. The staff are friendly, and this remains a great choice for anyone looking for comfort and good service in the welcoming, genteel environs of South Kensington. It is in a busy location, which some guests may find loud, but it is incredibly close to the tube. It combines both luxury and a great location, and gives unsurpassed access to everything the city has to offer.