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This is a 4 star hotel, in a modern, glass-fronted building.  A 13 metre high tower of wine bottles makes a striking central feature – perfect for alcoholics!  The guest rooms and suites are equipped with all the latest technology and the hotel has extensive facilities for dining, leisure and business.  In March 2010 we scoured the internet and this hotel received a combined guest rating of 4 out of 5.

Address: Waltham Close, Stansted Airport, CM24 1PP.
Phone:  +44 (0) 1279 66 1012
Reservations: Compare prices on Radisson Blu Stansted



This is the only hotel within walking distance of the terminal building, which is 2 minutes away via a covered pathway.  The guest rooms are soundproofed to make sure you’re not disturbed by any noise from the airport.


There are 200 parking spaces at the hotel.  If you don’t book your parking along with your room, it’ll cost you £10 for the first night and £20 for any additional nights.  So we’d recommend that you book a Stansted Radisson Blu room with parking included.

Check- in/out and breakfast

You can check-in to the hotel from  2 pm.  Those poor souls who have to catch an early flight in the morning can fit in a continental breakfast between 4 am and 6.30 am.  Guests departing after that have the opportunity to load up at the Super Breakfast hot and cold buffet.  If you’re running late, take the Grab & Run breakfast option and make use of the express check-out service.  If you’ve got time to spare, late check-outs after the normal noon deadline are possible.


Shuttle bus

There’s no shuttle bus.  It’s only a 2 minute walk to the terminal along an undercover pedestrian walkway.

Hotel Facilities

Within the building, there are 3 restaurants and 2 bars to choose from.  There is also a health and fitness club with gym (it’s nice to have, but we never use them, because we’re going on holiday!),  swimming pool (we’ll wait for the pool in the hot weather, thanks), sauna and spa.  The hotel can cater for meetings and events and business services are available.


Guest Rooms

This is a big hotel with 500 guest rooms, including 20 suites.  They’re decorated in 3 different styles so you can choose the one that fits your personality – the fiery “Urban”, the calm “Ocean” or the quirky “Chili”.   There are family rooms with interconnecting doors for those travelling with youngsters.   All the bedrooms have flat screen TVs with satellite channels, complimentary wireless internet and laptop safes.  As standard, they are all air-conditioned are supplied with iron, trouser press, mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities. You can upgrade to a business class room and get a good view of the runway as well as a range of freebies – in-house movies, robe, slippers, newspapers and magazines and a Nespresso coffee machine.  Junior suites offer all this plus more space and a sitting area.  Full suites are lit by large bay windows, and have a dining area, sitting area, and 2 separate bathrooms  With all these comforts, you might never want to leave the room, so it’s a good job that room service is available for all guests 24 hours a day.


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The walkway between the Radisson Blu and the airport has ramps, as do all bars and restaurants within the hotel.  They also have accessible rooms, with lower fittings and fixtures and walk-in showers.  There are hearing loop facilities in the meeting rooms.



The closest rail and bus station is at Stansted Airport, which is 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel.  When leaving the Stansted Railway Station, the chaps at Radissons have made your life easy by putting up signs to point you in the right direction.   Those arriving by car should follow signs for the airport terminal and the hotel is found just after the building on the left.

Airport views

You can get great views over the airport from the high level bedrooms.  All the business class rooms have good views of the runway.  They allow you to watch the aircraft at one of the Ryanair satellite terminals, although it’s not a good spot for photographs.  The Hilton has access to a great vantage point for taking pictures.


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