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“Great location but Positively Filthy!” 1 of 5 stars
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Harmondsworth Hall
Summerhouse Lane, West Drayton UB7 0BG, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in West Drayton
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“Great location but Positively Filthy!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Drawn in by the high rating on Tripadvisor, we pictured a nice guesthouse at the edge of Heathrow airport. Although the exterior of the property looks lovely and the parking is convenient, the interior is dank, dirty and run down. The rug in our guestroom filthy layers of dirt on and in it. The bathroom was dingy with ground in dirt, ashes on the basin, and slime on the walls. Breakfast was served on dingy china and the silverware was dirty. We are still recovering!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Derby, England
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21 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed here for one night prior to an earlyish flight the next morning from Heathrow. Harmondsworth Hall do an excellent package for people travelling and I would really recommend them over the local Holiday Inn/Premier Inn, etc. We were able to park securely and leave the car while we were away for a fraction of the price of Heathrow parking and the owners booked us a taxi on the morning of our flight as well as giving us a card for the taxi back. The taxi fares were taken off the total for the stay making it a real bargain.
The hall itself is a beautiful building. The room was huge with a double and single bed; Clean bathroom with shower; great selection for breakfast even though we had to be up quite early.
I would recommend this hotel and would always stay here in future if we were flying from Heathrow.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Spacious room, a place to sit and relax and tea making facilities. This establishment is tucked away in a small village area and is nowhere near the flight paths. Polite and very helpfull owners. There is a garden to sit out side and listen to the birds.... What more could the werie traveller ask for. A secure place to lock up the care is only a few meters away

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Booked to stay one night here before an early flight from Heathrow. Confirmed by phone that booking ok, On the morning of our stay I received an email to say that room had been double booked and no more rooms but owner had booked us into the nearby Premier Inn! I was furious, why couldn't she have the guts to phone?? Told us to call there first and on arrival the owner said that if we thought we had problems they were nothing compared to hers - charming! Had no choice but to stay at PM but had breakfast here where we were told by another guest that room we had booked was in fact empty, so what was going on? Elaine (the owner) said she would pay our taxi fares and our car parking at PM on our return to UK but of course this never happened and I was too upset to remind her. House is nice but Elaine is not. .

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We recently stayed at Harmondsworth Hall before an early flight from Heathrow, and enjoyed our stay. The house is charming and full of character and our room was spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished and decorated. We appreciated being able to leave our car whilst away, as well as the arrangements made for our taxi transfer; and althought the return taxi did not appear at the airport, this was soon rectified. We shall certainly stay at Harmondsworth Hall again for future flights from Heathrow as we consider it very good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed at Harmondsworth Hall twice this last trip. It is very close to Heathrow Airport, and we appreciated the atmosphere of the guest house. We had the family room, which was spacious, but if we had put a full five people in it I'm not sure it would have been that comfortable. We also rented a double for a few of the nights, and that had a "cabinet" toilet with shower--the kind that doesn't have a shower curtain, so the whole toilet room would get wet. I would probably not have liked that and our sons weren't too crazy about that aspect.

The breakfast was good--after a full English breakfast the first morning, we opted to choose what we had served to us (skipping the mushrooms, broiled tomato, etc.). The price was great when we compared them to other nearby business hotels--especially since these rooms came with breakfast included, where the others did not.

There was free WiFi and a computer with printer which helped with boarding passes.

We traveled there first by rental car, then later via bus from Heathrow. Its just about a 10 minute ride from the Heathrow 1-3 Bus terminal. We also had them help us book a taxi for our final trip into London with luggage (which was just a little more expensive than four all day travel passes and much more convenient).

We ate at both pubs in the area--a bit limited in menu at the Crown, but adequate. There are a couple of convenience type stores nearby, too, that we used for snacks and other services.

The grounds are lovely and the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Townsend, WA
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Based on Tripadvisor reviews, we selected Harmondsworth Hall as an alternative to a conventional airport hotel for an overnight before returning to the U.S. We were very pleased with our choice. Our room was large and comfortable, A fireplace added charm. the value was exceptional. The family that runs the property was very accommodating when we needed a special power adapter. The building is historically significant, and although the owners work hard to keep it up, there is the occasional rattle in the pipes, loose drapery, quirky shower. For us, it just added to the charm. Two nearby local pubs offer food. The small community of Harmondsworth is well worth an hour's stroll.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Harmondsworth Hall

Address: Summerhouse Lane, West Drayton UB7 0BG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Middlesex > West Drayton
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in West Drayton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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