Radisson Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel
Hotel in London
Boutique 4-Star Hotel
I was impressed with this hidden gem of a luxury boutique hotel tucked away behind Covent Garden.
The 137 rooms, including 8 good sized suites are spread over 7 floors. Mercer Street all looks and smells lovely and new as it was entirely refurbished in 2011.
I was greeted warmly by the friendly staff as I walked in to the small and cosy lobby to check in. My room was ready and so I headed up to the 3rd floor.
What are the rooms like?
I was staying in one of their Luxury Suites which overlooked the front of the hotel. I could see the buzz of the theatre and pub across the street, but decent double glazing meant I got very little noise and at night it was pretty quiet as the pub thankfully closes at a respectable hour.
My room had a blue theme with a navy blue bed board and beige/brown carpet. The king sized bed was comfortable and was draped in a most interestingly designed bed spread. Some of you will like the blue/turquoise padded wall behind the bed with its almost salmon skin texture. I had a very comfortable sofa, a couple of chairs, coffee table and Ottoman at the foot of the bed. There was no shortage of hanging space thanks to the large walk in closet that also houses a brightly lit dressing table, Nespresso coffee machine and large fridge with a Union Jack emblazoned on the front! There are 6 of these individually coloured studio suites, located on the corner of the hotel on each floor and 2 even have a bathtub in the middle of the room! My bathroom was large and had its own window, bath and separate walk-in shower. I liked the bright oatmeal coloured tiling and heated towel rail. The amenities are Essential Elements (Gilchrist & Soames) and the suites come with a wonderful individual wooden box of toiletries!
All the rooms are air conditioned but I like the fact that you can open the windows as well to let in some fresh air. You also get an impressive Apple all-in-one high-tech system allowing you to integrate your iPod, iPad, iPhone and DVDs in to the large HD TV. I also love the fact that Wi-Fi is complimentary for all guests as is bottled water in each room. There are plenty of power points including US sockets which saves the need for an adaptor. There are no mini bars but you do get a fridge. Every room also has a unique set of pictures making them all quite individual.
I took a look at a Double Superior room which faces the rear of the hotel, so this is the category to pick if you are a light sleeper. It has a lot of wardrobe space plus all the essentials such as a personal safe, iron and ironing board, bathrobe and decent hairdryer. Although the bathroom is on the small side it is modern and well-equipped with a walk-in shower. 10 rooms come with just a shower, the rest have the shower over the bath. The grey tiling added a quality feel. The King Deluxe rooms all face the front of the hotel and you can get an interconnecting Twin room if you come with the family, the hotel has two of these and also offer a children's menu. I should just add that the rooms do not have proper desks per se but coffee tables. That said the hotel can supply a desk and work chair on request.
There is a well-equipped Fitness Room with Technogym cardio machines as well as free weights. The Business Centre has 3 PCs, printer, fax and photocopier.
Restaurants & Bars
Dial Bar is a popular local spot in the evenings and Dial Restaurant serves homemade British cuisine and a good Continental breakfast to set you up for the day. They also do a popular Matilda Themed Afternoon Tea.
|Reviewer's Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Related Activity||Culture / Sightseeing, Shopping|
|Services||Business Center, Free High Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service, Fitness Center|
|Ambience||Quiet, Hidden Gem, Romantic, Trendy|
|Number of Rooms||137 rooms and suites|
Standard Superior rooms start at around 20 sq m; Deluxe rooms offer more space whilst Luxury Suites are 42 sq m in size. There are 2 Disabled bedrooms (but with no wheelchair access).
A hip and trendy boutique hotel with brightly coloured décor and fabrics with Ballerina themed art dotted around. This is a fun place to stay in a great location with that personal touch.
Last updated on 23-11-2012