Stayed at the P Willow with my two sons. First visit was perfect. Brian collected us at Bishops Stortford (to avoid going through Stansted Airport) in his Merc and we were well received. The room was spacious, immaculate and had a super shower. I would give the P Willow full marks and they deserve their high rating based on this first stay. BUT.........
Three days later we returned from Berlin and Brian requested us to walk to an area outside the Stansted Airport pickup area to avoid his paying 2 pounds to enter the official pickup area. We walked an additional 50 meters and were 10 meters out of position from a white sign that he had described. We were berated in a most unpleasant manner for not having listened to his instructions properly. At 22:00 on Sunday night I had few options but would have tried to find alternative accommodation had there been alternatives. When we arrived at the P Willow, the parking area was so full that we had to carry our luggage on our heads as there was no space between the cars.
The next morning Brian was relatively unapologetic when I complained about his having berated us for trying to follow complicated instructions, and requesting us to avoid the normal designated pickup point. There is some question about whether it is legal to get picked up on the busy airport access road.
So, 100% for the 1st visit (with 4 stars) and 50% for a very unpleasant second visit. It depends on whether you get Dr Jeckyll or Mr Hyde!
- Also Known As:
- The Pussy Willow Hotel Takeley
- The Pussy Willow Takeley, United Kingdom