I think the phrase "Caveat Emptor" applies here.
I booked a double with en-suit over the phone with the online prices in front of me. On line it was £40, over the phone £55. Parking was £5 a night with the first night free. Transfers within normal hours were free. So for us a double room en suit with 4 days car parking plus transfers was £55.
Good things: The transfers both ways were quick and relatively painless. However, my wife had no seatbelt for the for the first part of the outward trip as there were too many passengers for the bus. Not happy and not safe either. Return journey fine. 15mins from phoning to getting back to our car.
The parking is cheap at £5 a day.
Bad things: The hotel is not on the flight path, it's 50 feet to the right of it! I swear you can see the passengers waving to you as they go past your room window!
The room was stiflingly hot, but there was no way we were going to open the window.
We've never been in a nought star hotel....until now. Basic doesn't cover it. A cross between a bed sit and an eastern block tenement during the cold war. The "en suit" was a plastic bathroom pod inserted into the corner of the room. Nice!
The bed was uncomfortable and the walls paper thin. My wife jumped up during the night when the person next door turned on their light, it sounded like they were in the room with us. Ditto when people left really early in the morning.
Additionally there is absolutely no way you can rest let alone sleep until the planes stop - around midnight I guess. We just lay in bed laughing. The Dunkirk had spirit kicked in.
In future I'll either leave early in the morning, drive and park the car in one of the long term off site places or pay the extra and stay in a regular chain hotel. Both my wife and I were dog tired by the time we got on the plane a few hours later.
If you're looking for a single night stay because you have an early flight next morning and a long drive in then maybe this will just about work, but only just, would I recommend it...errr no.
- Also Known As:
- Heathrow Hotel
- Heathrow Hotel West Drayton
- Heathrow Lodge West Drayton, Middlesex
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly Decorated and Under New managementHeathrow Lodge has recently been renovated; an ideal choice of quality and convenience for leisure, business travellers and airline crewsWide Selection of RoomsWe offer the widest range of accommodation, ranging from family, triple, double, single through to basic double and single occupancy budget rooms. All rooms have tea / coffee making facilities, TV with satellite channelsIdeal Location Situated just west of Heathrow Airport in Longford Village, Heathrow Lodge is a local hotel away from the hustle and bustle where our guests can enjoy the perfect relaxation time before flying off Free Shuttle BusCourtesy shuttle service runs to and from the airport included in the room rate. Our free courtesy bus service collects and drops customers off between 0600am – 10:00am & 1800pm - 2200pm (Mon –Sun) Including Public HolidaysConvenient Local Transport FacilitiesFree local buses run outside the hotel to the nearest train station in Terminal 5. Trains take 21 minutes to reach Central London. ... more less
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