Not great but ok
Stayed at the Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel for a weekend in a deluxe room.
The good points of this hotel: the location was great, breakfast was nice and the staff were very helpful over the weekend.
The bad points are that the hotel is badly in need of refurbishment, the old musty smell didn't help matters and the rooms, although spacious, were not 5 star (headboard broken and on the floor when we arrived) and the photo's of the room I had seen online were nothing like what we had.
Overall this hotel was alright but most definitely a let down and not a 5 star hotel. I would not stay here again and for the price of the rooms I would shop around as I have seen the Sheraton on Park Lane for same price as this hotel for my next visit.
One of the Best
I have stayed in many hotels in London, AND this was the best so far. The hotel was right in the heart of London and in the Middle of Leicester Square, and in walking distance from everyware. Room was Fantastic and all the staff was friendly and happy to help. I will not bother looking for hotels to stay in London again, I will always stay at this one. I would Recommend this hotel.
Surprised to see this hotel taking some flak - having stayed in quite a few London hotels in my time, this one's up there with the best. Sure, you could probably get more from a night at The Ritz or The Savoy, but then a night - and breakfast - at The Ritz and The Savoy doesn't cost £150.
For a London hotel, our room was very spacious, with a big bed, lots of room *around* the bed (more difficult to come across than you might think when you stay in London), an interlinking area with wardrobes, and then a sizeable bathroom with a nice marble finish and a big bath to soak in. Importantly, everything was very clean too - right down to the smallest furnishing. As an added bonus, we had views across the rooftops to the London Eye as well.
Check in was smooth and impressive, with a South African chap booking us in quickly and efficiently, and the staff in general were very pleasant. Breakfast was nice too, with trendy decor to go with it. Our one small problem did arise at brekkie, however, when we ordered pancakes with maple syrup, and the waiter brought out three small pancakes each with nothing on them; no syrup, no dressing, nothing. But they soon sorted that out when we asked them.
And it was quiet too. Even though it was on Leicester Square.
Overall, very impressive.
I have visited the Hampshire Hotel (in Leicester Square, London) a couple of times now. It's a five star hotel but very much at the "traditional" end of the market. Verges on a bit dated in terms of the decor - although it is very clean and not at all tatty. The staff are very friendly and the location is great for shopping, eating out and all the usual London buzz. Be warned that the bar is very expensive, as is the restaurant. I am veggie and did not like the one veggie starter that was avail, so I asked if the chef could make me "anything mushroom-ey" He was not able to. Considering this was a chef at a 5* hotel, I found this beyond belief! The food that we did have was very nice but I'd much prefer a trip to nearby Chinatown. Much more ambience, nicer food and not as expensive.