Fordeler: This is a quaint cozy away from the hustle and bustle B&B. Hotel employee is a wonderful very accomodating innkeeper. The neighborhood pub is a must visit. Definitely on my list to stay at again.
Fordeler: the pick up service from the airport was exellent and v nice owners the hotel was in a pleasant leafy area and the room was comfortable with tv and very hot water and kettle etc.
Ulemper: the downside was the terrible aircraft noise & no double glazing - planes every hour all night long and every 15 minutes from 6 am& a very hard bed indeed - rock hard.A strange breakfast affair with all manner of sweet goods still in packets and wrappers in a breakfast room with self service and kettle and crockery
Fordeler: The room was great. Mattress was super comfortable. Location was also great as we were staying because of a layover. Breakfast buffet was also the best I have ever had.
Ulemper: Food prices at restaurant were a little pricey for what was offered. Room smelled a little of smoke. Suggestion: perhaps offer complimentary water bottles in rooms?
Fordeler: I had only one night at the Radisson Blu but it was great. Dinner at the Italian restaurant was memorable - unusual, creative dishes. My room was, for me, very spacious and luxurious. The breakfast buffet was outstanding and had a wonderful assortment including fresh fruit salad, which is a rarity indeed. I had time to use the heated swimming pool.and enjoyed it very much. Then a quick but tasty lunch in the bar before departure.
All the staff were excellent - friendly and helpful. I especially appreciated a late check out as well as a concierge facility that allowed me to leave a large suitcase both at no additional charge.
I didn't mind paying for the excellent facilities and service. Well worth it.
Fordeler: The location, a short walk from the airport terminal. Very convenient. The room, the quiet. The staff was very helpful.
Ulemper: The swimming pool closing at 07.30 PM. also, the hotel was a bit pricey.
Fordeler: Loved that there was an acrobat performing several times throughout the evening! Fantastic rooms and excellent service!
Ulemper: Restaurant prices were a bit high, also it would have been even more wonderful if he acrobat's performance times were posted somewhere so I could have timed my evening drinks in the bar accordingly. All around great experience though!
7,7 Veldig bra
Fordeler: Reasonably sized room. Comfortable bed. Clean with one noteable exception. Airport accessible via covered walkway - 2 or 3 minutes at most.
Ulemper: Broken glass on bathroom floor. Food and drinks a little pricey. Compulsory service charge for waiter service in main bar area.
Fordeler: Nothing special. A bit dirty. Had to have the window open because it was so hot, but when i got there the window was already open. I would consider staying again.
Fordeler: The hotel is located close to Stansted airport BUT...
Ulemper: DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL or DeSalis.
I have given fair (good) reviews to most of the hotels where I have stayed in the past. My reviews can be seen in Agoda, Booking, Kayak and I am a Platinum member with Marriott hotels.
What did I not like about this hotel? I encountered the rudest and most disrespectful staff I've ever dealt with. As soon as I walked in the guy at the front desk yelled at my girlfriend and I for leaving the car parked (momentarily) in the only area available (we did this to confirm that we had a room before unloading our suitcases)
If you're driving, bear in mind that the hotel has two decent parking spots, otherwise you'll end up leaving your car in the back of the building which seems dark and unsafe.
The guy then said that he didn't see our reservation and sent us to a DIFFERENT HOTEL without even apologizing for the ordeal. The new hotel was called DeSalis and it was OK at first sight but we were given a nasty and old room in the back of the building. The room smelled like and old and humid warehouse. The bed was uncomfortable and you had to hold the shower with one hand as it wasn't attached to the wall.
Further, we were told the restaurant closed at 11pm but we showed up at 10.35pm and they said that the kitchen was closed. Bear in mind that the closest restaurant is 15 minutes away from DeSalis. Outcome? We ate chips and drank cheap wine at 11.30pm in our nasty and uncomfortable room after driving 4 hours from Manchester.
Overall, this was the worst experience I've ever had not with one but two hotels. I am sure other people have enjoyed their stays but I hope you guys keep in mind my comments if you want to avoid being THAT couple that doesn't their last night in such a lovely country! I want to leave on a good note so I will once again mention that both hotels are less than 8 minutes away from the aiport.
Fordeler: Great, cheap and located near the airport !