How Radisson Blu London Stansted Changed our Perspective on Value

How Radisson Blu London Stansted Changed our Perspective on Value

Having being disappointed in some cheap hotels recently, we decided to treat ourselves to a #Radisson Hotel, in #London and were thrilled with our choice. Great service, comfort, convenience, #relaxation and did I mention an artistic acrobatic angel at the #wine bar?


Sometimes “less” isn’t “more” when it comes to prices for travel. “Cheap” is a buzzword these days and travel websites bombard us with deals, cheap flights, cheap hotels, cheap car rentals. Where this may make all of these things seem like the best choice many times cheap isn’t best. Radisson Blu London Stansted Hotel helped us learn spending a bit more can add up to great value for money.

Radisson Blu London Stansted Hotel helped us learn spending a bit more can add up to great value for money

We have been disappointed in the cost for value staying in hotels many times. This taught us to spend as little as possible on hotel rooms to avoid disappointment and pain in the pocketbook. Choosing the cheapest hotel finally bit us in the ass though, and we will never look at a cheap hotel stay as the best option ever again!

Here’s the story, our flight time to Fort Lauderdale from Panama was at 3am, the flight was a great price so we decided to accept the ugly departure time. We thought staying in a hotel close to the airport was a good idea given the early flight time. We searched for the closest hotels and there were two options, one expensive and one cheap. We instinctively chose the cheap one. We did visit the cheapest hotel before booking but didn’t ask to see a room (our first mistake).We settled for the cheaper hotel thinking “this will be good enough” (2nd mistake). The place we booked was horrible; the room, the service and in the end the value for the money was horrible.

We learned from our experience so when we were leaving London on a 6am flight and we wanted to book close to the airport we made our choice based on brand reputation and customer reviews. We decided on the Radisson Blu London Stansted Airport. Room rates were more than what we usually spend on accommodation but the service, comfort and convenience made this hotel great value for the money.

the service, comfort and convenience made this hotel great value for the money
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Hotel Radisson Blu London Stansted Airport

 Waltham Close Stansted Airport, London, United Kingdom
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We had our onward flight to Romania from Stansted Airport booked for the day after our house sit in Bury St Edmunds was finished. We were flying early so we wanted accommodation at Stansted Airport to make our travel day less stressful. We decided on the Radisson Blu London Stansted because of travellers reviews and convenient access to the airport, we could walk from the Radisson to catch our flight!

We arrived at the Airport by train and after five minutes walking arrived at the Radisson. It was love at first site! We knew we were in for a special stay just looking at the outside.

The Radisson Blu Hotel
The Radisson Blu Hotel

The lobby was stunning! The wine bar in the middle was the highlight. Angels Wine Tower Bar boasts a lit glass tower, three stories high that holds thousands of bottles of wine. When a bottle of wine is ordered a tower “angel” is raised to retrieve it. The angels perform artistic acrobatic moves making every order an exciting show.

The angels perform artistic acrobatic moves making every order an exciting show
Artistic moment
Artistic moment

The room was very comfortable and quiet. You would never know you were right beside the airport! We all slept well in luxurious beds complete with premium bedding, and peaceful quiet.

Amazing room
Amazing room

Radisson Blu offers all guests free access to the PACE Health Club. You can work out in the gym, and luxuriate in the pool, sauna or steam room. It’s a great place to de-stress before or after a flight. All the amenities are first rate at PACE. You can purchase a of a variety of beauty treatments or massage at the Indulgence Spa to complete your relaxing experience.

Mak did his first back stroke in this pool!
Mak did his first back stroke in this pool!

The Radisson Blu London Stansted has three in house restaurants. Angels’ Wine Bar, Filini and New York Grill Bar. Something for every taste. The Super Breakfast Buffet is offered each morning and includes traditional English breakfast offerings and everything you could possibly want for breakfast. We were impressed with the vast selection of breakfast foods including gluten free options! There were eggs three ways, four types of sausage, cooked mushrooms, waffles and pancakes, regular and Canadian back bacon, fried potatoes, a huge fresh fruit bar, a variety of cheeses and cold meats, a selection of cereals and yogurts, five types of juices, breads, bagels and pastries including gluten free choices. It was outstanding! We didn’t need lunch after this meal, we were all full until dinner.

What impressed me the most about the Radisson Blu Stansted was the genuine caring shown by staff members we encountered during our stay. 

What impressed me the most about the Radisson Blu Stansted was the genuine caring shown by staff members we encountered during our stay

Having worked in the customer service for over 20 years this means the most to me. The service, comfort and conveniences at the Radisson Blu London Stansted Airport make it excellent value for the money in our books. 

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