This is a typical 3* hotel which we used for one night before flying to the US. The room was relatively small and the facilities basic - that said it did what we wanted and I also left my car there whilst we were in the US for a very competitive price. The reception staff were helpful and friendly and were were able to buy sandwiches etc in the lobby rather than buying an expensive evening meal (which we didn't want).
We then caught the Hoppa Bus to the Terminal, which we did not have to wait a long time for. On the way out the fact that we went to several hotels before the airport, but conversely when we returned the Thistle was the first stop. Yes it was a bit expensive, but I paid in advance on line and saved a £1 a ticket. One thing I will say is that our driver on the way 'out' was a lovely Indian gentleman, however on the way back we had a dour, unhelpful 'Brit' - not a great thing when you have flown in on the 'red eye' from New York!!
Other reviewers have panned the hotel and complained about the Hoppa service attached to it, but it does what it says on the tin - this type of hotel, next to the airport, is never going to have loads of money invested in it because it is not going to be a hotel that welcomes long staying visitors. So yes it's basic, but as most people are only going to stay one night at a time, this really isn't an issue for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located close to all terminals, with direct access to Terminal 5 via the eco friendly Ultra POD network in 7 minutes. As well as boasting spectacular views of the northern runway and architectural splendor of terminal 5 from the hotel restaurant, terrace and bar. The Thistle London Heathrow is the ideal place to unwind whether you are flying off early or arriving late at night. Also because we're close to central London Thistle London Heathrow is a perfect venue for business meetings and other events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thistle London Heathrow West Drayton
- Thistle Heathrow
- Thistle London Heathrow Hotel West Drayton, Greater London