Every once in a while you just come across a hotel that gets it right. It’s clearly a combination of factors, but when it all comes together, it’s amazing. The Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street in the Covent Garden section of London is exactly that – amazing.
So, what was it? The location is perfect. The hotel is that wonderful mix of an eclectic boutique with whimsical touches and old world charm, with a big hotel name, Club Carlson, behind it. The staff is dedicated and every employee exudes warmth and a real desire to do things right.
The rooms are wonderfully decorated and planned out. Can I say that could be improved? No, I honestly cannot.
Check in was easy. Here is the front desk:
The lobby area, though small, was comfortable and filled with great art. The art commanded your attention. You couldn’t NOT notice it! It left an impression. It was phenomenal.
Golden Sheep………… baaaaaaaaaaaaah
I love with this larger-than-life painting:
We were upgraded to a large room – – that I believe was considered a suite. The king-sized bed was comfortable and the room also had a desk area and velvet sofas. The furnishings were great. It was impeccably decorated. It was the sort of room where you walk in and say I could definitely live here, and you mean it. In addition, the hotel added an extra bed for no extra charge.
There was a separate changing room that had a wardrobe, a dresser, a vanity, a Nespresso espresso maker (THANK YOU for the NESPRESSO!) and the best refrigerator ever!
LOOK at this VIEW out of our window!
The bathroom was modern and well-furnished. There was a separate bath and shower and the toiletries were by Gilchrest & Soames.
The price you ask? I used Club Carlson Gold Passport points!