Are you bored with those airport chain hotels? Do you object to paying stupid prices just because a hotel is attached to a Terminal? Consider The Stanwell: we used it a couple of years ago, for a night-stop before flying on the next day, and had no concern about going back. A certain other Heathrow hotel's offer of £220 for a room for the night was a joke, so we took an advance booking for an Executive King room at The Stanwell which came in at £105. So far so good.
Nice and helpful welcome at Reception, where we booked a taxi to Terminal 5 for the next morning. Our room was above the main hotel entrance area but was completely soundproof. And a small balcony gave us the opportunity to grab some fresh air - that's the only downside, there were no opening windows and no air-con, but then many UK hotels are like that. Everything was clean and tidy and well-maintained. I've been in bigger rooms, but for one night it was perfectly survivable.
We had dinner at the in-house restaurant, Zamora's. Excellent service from all the staff (thank you, Sandeep and the rest), and we enjoyed a really delicious 2-course dinner (and 3 glasses of wine between us) for a little over £50. I suspect we would have paid double that, or more, at "that other place".
I won't add photos - everything you need to see is already well covered by professionals and visitors, and it looks just like that!
So, we saved a lot of money, dined well and slept well before our immaculate taxi and driver turned up at 06:45 as promised for a £7 ride 9including our 3 full-size cases) to Terminal 5. We will be back in the Spring.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stanwell is a boutique hotel, located in historic Stanwell village, just 5 minutes from Heathrow and the motorways. The Stanwell combines all the period charm and character of a grand residence, whilst offering a dynamic and contemporary choice of 52 individually designed rooms, bar and restaurant. Upgraded and extended in 2010, all rooms have freeview TV, free wifi, laptop-size safes, hospitality tray and ironing facilities. Don’t miss dining in Zamora’s award-winning restaurant and bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Travelrest London Heathrow Stanwell