Where possible, over the past couple of months, I have been focusing my hotel stays towards the Club Carlson chains. There hotel brands including Radisson Blu, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Park Plaza and Park Inn. The reason for this strategy is two fold. Firstly i’m working to increase my balance for a large redemption, but also focusing my hotel stays at this group due to the great bonus points they are currently offering. Their latest Club Carlson promotion is running until the end of October and offers double points when checking in Sunday to Thursday night and triple points when checking in Friday or Saturday night. After staying at one of their hotels earlier in the week here is the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel review – one of the best hotels in the London Heathrow area in my opinion.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow is one of the many hotels on Bath Road to choose from. The easiest and cheapest way between the hotel and London Heathrow is by bus. Depending on which terminal you arrive/depart this will either mean taking a free bus from the main bus terminal, or a shuttle from Terminal 5 (currently bus H53) which cost £5 each way or £9 return.
When arriving at the hotel, check-in staff were extremely friendly and helpful despite it being the middle of the night. Immediately the staff recognised my Club Carlson Gold status (gained instantly by signing up to an American Express Platinum card) and upgraded the booking from a mid level room to a Junior Suite.
The hotel has many facilities to offer including several restaurants, a trendy bar and even a spa. As I arrived late and was leaving early the next morning (I actually was in the hotel only around 4 hours) I didn’t explore any further on this occasion.
After check-in I walked down to the room which was on the ground floor. It’s surprising how big this hotel actually is, as I was walking for a couple of minutes to the room. This suite was located to the side of the hotel, with no noise of traffic from the road, or even from any other guests.
The Marlow Suite at Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel (Room 1101).
Lounge area on entry with full size sofa and coffee table.
Dining table in lounge area of room.
Television and Nespresso coffee machine with a good selection of pods.
Large bed with ample pillows. Water at bedside.
Television in bedroom.
Bath and separate shower.
His and hers sinks with ample cleansing products.
Overall I was extremely pleased with the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel. The room was a great size, with no traffic noise due to the position of the room in the hotel. The check-in staff member was very professional, not because of the room upgrade, but due to how he quickly explained just the information I needed to know. The hotel is well positioned as a airport hotel, though obviously not as convenient as hotels within walking distance from the airport.
Cash rates at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow start to around £100 per night if booked a few weeks in advance. Club Carlson also offer a points redemption of 44,000 Club Carlson Gold points, or 10,000 Club Carlson Gold points + cash.