4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Ontarion Tower, Blackwall Way, London, E149QB, GB
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 23% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families90
  • Couples88
  • Solo85
  • Business84


Superb Hotel For A Visit To The O2 Arena

by TripAdvisor Member Nic118

I stayed at this hotel Sat 12 Jan 08 with my sister, we were going to see the Spice Girls at the O2 Arena. We arrived at East India DLR, it took us a little while to actually find the hotel (tip: find Budgens when you exit the DLR..as you are looking at it cross the road so you are the same side, walk to the right and follow the path round in a semi-circle. If you look at the high rise buildings to your left you will see Radisson Edwardian on the side of the building.Its a 5-10min walk).The hotel is very modern, the rooms are lush..especially the wet room..v nice!The beds were the comfiest that we had ever slept in. Thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast the next day, the only critisism is that the tables were not cleared very quickly. This hotel is ideal if you are going to the O2, it only took about 10mins on DLR&tube. Would definatley recommend this hotel to anyone!

Go There While It's Cheap!

by TripAdvisor Member WelshyK

Stayed here for 2 nights, while we were visiting friends in East London.

It's very slightly out of the way at New Providence Wharf, but we walked it from Canary Wharf tube to the hotel and it only took about 15 minutes. The hotel happily took us back to Canary Wharf later on by car when we were feeling lazy - for a fiver.
The hotel is right on the Thames, absolutely opposite the O2 Arena.

We think this hotel's prices will start creeping up, so book in while it is so new (built September 2007). It cost us £68 per night plus VAT. Breakfast was a tenner which we booked when we got there. There was a full buffet - hot and cold.

The bar, public areas, rooms, gym, everything about the place feels so modern and chic. There was every technical gadget you need in the rooms, including Bang and Olufsen TV and iPod dock - I didn't know what some of them were for! There is also a good hairdryer, iron and ironing board in each room.

Bedroms are very modern, chic and minimalist. The bathroom or 'wetroom' had a full bath, and also a separate rainshower, and all Gilchrist and Soames products.

Hotel guests can use the sauna, gym, steam room and showers, but we didn't because we were so busy!

We didn't really see much of the staff, as there were no problems, but check in was efficient and all bar and breakfast staff were very polite.

Definitely Recommended!

New Years Eve

by TripAdvisor Member Beck50

We stayed here for 2 nights, for New Years Eve. We got a brilliant deal on Hotels.com £159 for the 2 of of us for both nights! The hotel is very modern and spotlessly clean. We had a lovely room with a large bed and TV. Marble bathroom with a shower and bath, huge mirrow in bathroom and room so you can do your makeup! The bar is very relaxing and chic, modern sofas so you can out your feet up, drinks very expensive, a cocktail is £10 and a large glass of wine was £8! Bar stayed open until 3 am New Years eve, we had late checkout until 1.30, they were supposed to charge £10 per hour an they said they couldnt charge us for the new year - excellent! A little way out of london, you do have to walk 15 mins to the tube, lots of stairs ( not good in hight heels !) . Over all would stay here again.

overlook the dome

by TripAdvisor Member hairybear007

stayed here for 3 nights over new year,allocated a disabled room.funny as i,m a nurse.room was small but ok.the hotel is close to blackwall,ldr,near ibis,hotel,a short walk if you have light luggage.
check in was quick.like other reviews state,there is no bar area.
we booked on the hotels website and were pleased to pay 80£ per room as everywhere for the time of year was expensive.

breakfast was expensive around£18 but had this on new years day as a treat.for those on a budget,the ibis over the road charge £5.95 for a smaller but adequate version

this a very modern hotel with little atmoshphere,ideal for a concert at the o2, overall a good experience for our bargain price,would stay again if we could get another deal.

Fantastic new hotel in Docklands

by TripAdvisor Member Burrberryhobbit

I stayed in the New Providence Wharf for 3 nights mid-February after checking out of a seriously nasty hotel elsewhere in London.

It is stunning!

Although a little out of the way in Docklands, it's easily walkable from the main shopping and eating areas of Canary Wharf and Blackwall DLR is just round the corner.

The hotel is brand new and the entrance to the lobby is breathtaking - think black slate and marble, fountains, beautiful lighting and minimalist sculpures.

My company had booked me into a single room, but I was immediately upgraded to a king-size superior room, and this was beautiful; full size floor to ceiling windows, very comfortable leather king-size bed, Bang and Olufsun TV and a fantastic wet-room bathroom with shower and bath. The only thing that was a little strange was that the hanging area for clothes and the chest of drawers was in the bathroom area, but this maximised the space in the bedroom area, so can't complain!

Room service was fast, good value and very tasty, and the breakfast was good quality and plentiful - the restaurant looks out over the Dome and is a hell of a view with the sun coming up over it in the morning.

They've also got a state-of-the-art gym and spa, both of which I used and thoroughly enjoyed.

I suspect the rate that I got of £155 a night is available mainly becasue it is a new hotel trying to build up it's reputation, and it will quickly go up from here, but if you need to be in the Docklands area, don't stay anywhere else!!

Nice hotel, brand new, in the middle of nowhere

by TripAdvisor Member cla114

The hotel is brand new, rooms are nice and stylish (very unusual for London!) and the hotel is fairly priced. However the location is really in the middle of nowhere. I had a conference in Canary Wharf and still it took me 2 days to understand how I could walk to my conference, as the roads in CW are still very complicated and you have to walk through construction sites etc.
Nevertheless it is close to DLR, and from there you can go anywhere. Of course, I would not recommend it if you are in London for tourism, but if you need to be in the Docklands for business it's a quite good location. Finally, one small detail, personnel was from everywhere except England, mainly young people from Eastern Europe, and they did not really know much about the city or the neighborhood of the hotel. Anyway overall a good place for businessmen who need to be based in the Docklands.

good location for the 02, but not much else.

by TripAdvisor Member GETawayPEOPLE

We booked 2 nights at this hotel, it was chosen due to the fairly close location to the o2 arena as we had tickets for the friday at the o2 and then we added a extra night in london to make a weekend of it.

The location is good for the o2 we had a taxi to and from the o2 for roughly £15 each way, we did intend to use the public transport but the weather was cold and wet and it is a bit of a walk to "Blackwall" DLR station.

The hotel its self is bright and modern we paid for a "supeior" room however i did not think we were given one as nothing in the room made it feel any different from the others, the room that we had was nice a bit small, but was well furnished with a very good bathroom which had good toileteries provided.

The breakfast which was included was very good, we were lucky as every time we came down we got a table straight away, others were not so lucky and at each breakfast we saw lots of people having to wait for a free table.....Also if you book at this hotel without booking breakfast you will be hard pushed to find anything in the area to get your breakfast.

The car parking was £25 for 24 hours, which was very expensive, i know its london, but other hotels do much better rates, and having to pay £50 extra is a pain when you have paid good money to stay at the hotel.

The location is ok for the o2, BUT i would not use this hotel for anything else, YES it is easy to get into the centre of london on the DLR, but when we come to london again i would choose a hotel in a much better location.

Loved The Radisson Providence Wharf

by TripAdvisor Member amathurin

We stayed at the New Providence Hotel on Friday gone as part of a treat to ourselves as it was our 17th Wedding Anniversary.
I must say that we had a lovely time there.
The hotel staff are very helpful and bent over backwards to make you feel welcome and at home in everyway.
The room was lovely, very modern with all the latest mod cons and internet access, there was even a welcome message on the TV screen when we entered the room.
Because it was our anniversary the lovely lady at reception Jonavita, personally brought up a plate full of hand carved fruits and a bottle of white wine on ice. We were both very touched at such a nice gesture.
The full breakfast which was brought to our room was huge and had everything you could imagine and was well worth money.
The hotel has relaxation rooms and a gym which are all complimentary to guest.
The hotel is less than 10 minutes away from the station and the location is great for The O2 or visiting central London which can be easily accessed by the DLR and the Tube.
We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends.

Great hotel overlooking the O2

by TripAdvisor Member Kentishbabe

Stayed at the Radisson on 01 March 2008 while attending the Westlife concert.
The hotel is in a great location if you are visiting the O2 Arena, only 2 stops on the underground/DLR.
The hotel staff are very polite and helpfull. The hotel rooms are decorated to a high standard. Only 5 minute walk from East India station. The breakfast in the morning was lovely with a brilliant river view from the restaurant.
If you are going to the O2 then this is the place to stay!!
Had a great weekend, fantastic concert and brilliant hotel.

New and Contemporary - short hop to Canary Wharf

by TripAdvisor Member NYC-Canuck

I stayed in room 218 for 5 nights for work in early March 2008. The room was a handicapped room, even though I did not require one. Only real difference is in the bathroom.

The room itself is modern and contemporary - flat screen on the wall, iPod docking station - you can wake up to your favorite tune on your iPod. It was bright due to the large windows but there are room darkening drapes.

This area just outside of Canary Wharf and is just being built up. The hotel is very new. I like it better than the Marriott at Canary Wharf and it is about 80 gbp cheaper per night as well plus the Internet is free.

Bed - comfortable and firm without being back breaking.

Bathroom - large - due to being handicapped bathroom. Shower only. Heated towel rack. No robes.

Internet: Free wireless throughout the hotel. Good connection - able to VPN to work no problem.

Security: need to put in room card in the elevator to access the guest room floors. Peepholes at both eye and wheelchair level. Chain for door. In room safe where you program your own 5 digit code.

Minibar - automatic minibar - you touch it you pay for it.

Closet space - good with shelves and the closet was deep enough to store my luggage. Pant press / iron in the room.

Lighting - good with lots of options.

Service: Check in and out was very fast and efficient. Several staff in the lobby at busy times to help people out.

Food: No comment. I did not eat any meals at the hotel. I ate most of my meals at Canary Wharf or in the city with colleagues / clients.

Groceries - there is a full, large grocery store in Canary Wharf called Waitrose where you can get just about anything (vegetarian / vegan foods, ready made meals etc)

Fitness - they have a fitness room open until 11pm (last entry at 10pm). Free to hotel guests. Sorry to say I did not use it this trip (shame on me).

Canary Wharf - just a quick trip by taxi - the hotel staff will get you a car - nice one - 5 gbp one way. From Canary Wharf I would just get a black cab and it would be between 3 and 5 gbp depending on how we hit traffic. You can walk to Canary Wharf too - it is not that far - about 10 min walk

Getting there: Flew into LHR Heathrow and took the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station (15 gbp). Took a black cab from Paddington to the hotel at 10pm - 36 gbp. Since it is a newer area not all the taxis know where it is so recommend you print the directions off the hotel website. Once you are in the area past Canary Wharf you will see a tall building with a slanted room (with blue neon in the evenings). The hotel is right next door to this residential building. If you take a black cab all the way from LHR expect 120 gbp+ depending on traffic

Alternate: you can call a London car service (sorry forgot the name). From Canary Wharf to LHR at 1pm on Friday it cost 37 gbp and took a litle over an hour. They charge a few sterling more to pick you up at the airport since they have to pay for parking. Phone number [--]

DLR - Dockland Light Railway - you can get off at the Blackwall stop if you are coming from the city and as you come out you will see an IBIS hotel - behind it you will see a wall with some flag poles - this is the turnoff to the hotel. It is just a couple of blocks.

Full directions are on their website.


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B&B or nice little Hotel close to Central London with WLAN

by Pilger

Dear Travellers:

I´m looking for the impossible – a nice B&B or a little hotel in the centre of London or a hotel [near a tube station] from which I can reach the centre of London quickly.

Must have: wireless lan.

Price: up to 100 - 120 Pounds a night.

Any joy?

Best regards, Bernhard

Re: B&B or nice little Hotel close to Central London with WLAN

by doodybee

we stayed at the Shakespeare Hotel Paddington ( within throwing distance of the mainline and tube station

and also hotel 65 again within throwing distance of Hammersmith & City Line ( Shepherds Bush Martket Station and a bit longer to th eother Station in Shepherds Bush where 2 tubes lines run through ( not sure which 2 as we didn't use that one - we went down to Hammersmith and changed to the tube station over the road)

Re: B&B or nice little Hotel close to Central London with WLAN

by rexvaughan

We found the Hyde Park Radnor a wonderful little hotel - good breakfast, clean rooms, helpful staff and a 5 minute walk from Paddington station. Also a short walk to Hyde Park. I did not use the wifi internet connection but understand it is there. You can check them out at: http://www.hydeparkradnor.com/index.html

Re: B&B or nice little Hotel close to Central London with WLAN

by azz8206

I stayed at the Darlington Hyde Park and it is a very nice hotel. Clean and the rooms are a good size. Breakfast is very good, you have your choice of continental or an English breakfast. Its close to the Paddington tube, about a 3 minute walk. You can take the Heathrow Express straight to Paddington Tube, its about a 15 minute trip. We paid 94GBP per night for a double room and we booked it through www.booking.com. Happy travels.

Re: B&B or nice little Hotel close to Central London with WLAN

by henry14

I can highly recommend the London Bridge Hotel, located across from the London Bridge mainline, tube and bus stations.(www.londonbridgehotel.com/Accommodation.html)

Re: B&B or nice little Hotel close to Central London with WLAN

by arnhem44

Not a little hotel but I can recommend the Ramada on gypsy corner.tube is a 3min walk and then 10 to 15 min to central London.


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Address: Ontarion Tower, Blackwall Way, London, E149QB, GB