Once the London home of the illustrious Vanderbilt family, this impressive Georgian mansion boasts old-fashioned four-star comfort, combined with a top notch city-central location.
The Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt on Cromwell Road. Photo courtesy of Mason Williams
Having recently undergone a huge refurbishment, the Edwardian Vanderbilt combines beautiful original features - wooden panelling, stained glass windows and painted ceilings - with all the security and high standards of the respected Radisson name. The desire not to eradicate the building's original charm makes for a quaint, rambling feel within the hotel's maze of corridors, which is a refreshing change from all the identical, measurement-perfect modern builds around. It's also (quite literally) just a stone's throw away from Gloucester Road tube.
Book it now if: If you're looking for somewhere convenient and centrally-located within the capital - either for business of pleasure - but that comes with a touch of luxury. They're expecting big business come Olympics.
The hotel boasts an excellent location in desirable South Ken. Photo courtesy of Mason Williams.
All 215 rooms feature the classic four-star amenities such as air-con, 24-hour room service and free wi-fi, with comfortable beds and a rich, warming ambience. If you're after something a little more special then opt for a deluxe room, which is on a grander scale. (Side note: If you're not a fan of climbing stairs, you might want to request a room on one of the lower floors. There's only one lift which can equate to rather a lot of waiting around!)
Wind down and relax in the middle of the bustling capital. Photo courtesy of Mason Williams.
Dine on 'Best of British' cuisine in the trendy 68-86 restaurant (which is also open to non-hotel residents) or their beautiful wooden-panelled dining rooms are also available for private hire.
Easily bored: You're within walking distance to some of London's top attractions: why not pop round the corner to the Natural History Museum, go for a cycle in Hyde Park or have a nose around Harrods?
What's the damage: Rates from £99 per room, per night, excluding VAT and breakfast.
Point me in the right direction: The Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt, 68-86 Cromwell Road (hence the name of their restaurant), London SW7 5BT, United Kingdom; www.radissonedwardian.com